Sweater Weather in the beginning of July?

Although its over 100 degrees in Los Angeles now, I still don’t mind listening to “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood. Simply a sensual feeling overtakes the song with the soft melodic flow of vocals and low bass. The music video shows the boys chilling, relaxed, and laid back while cruising through California. What better way to spend the day right? The video has a vintage/artsy vibe that is kicked together with a don’t care about it party vibe. Not to sound contradictory or anything…. But the Neighbourhood is definitely a band you should keep your ears peeled open for!

Jump Into “A Great Big Pile of Leaves”

I remember first seeing this band firsthand at the RED Media offices in NYC. They were very interesting and looked very hipster at first sight so I knew I was gonna be hearing some type of indie music. As a big fan of indie music I was very excited to listen to them! It came to my surprise that they are not just like the stereotypical indie band, they actually have much experience with instruments. One of the band members even brought in a huge bass to add to the music and environment while playing! Not only was I impressed, but it also made the performance more enjoyable to listen to and watch!

“We Don’t Need Our Heads” was definitely the song that stuck out to me! Not only are the lyrics captivating and inspirational, but the vocals in it soothe me. It reminds me of some classic rock with a current indie twist.

I am looking forward to hearing more from this great band in the future to come!

 

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Brooklyn Based Artists preforming with their numerous instruments  at RED Media in October 2012 .

The Little Green Cars Sail from Dublin to the U.S.

Ok the title is semi-true, but not literally. This new acoustic indie band from Dublin, Ireland has signed with Glassnote Records and recently released their singles “The John Wayne”. When I first heard of them I must admit that I was not that interested in a foreign band. First thing that popped into my mind was accents, accents, and folk music. However, after listening to a couple of their songs I grew to love them. I was fortunate enough to see this band preform twice within the last couple of months. I went to their first American show at Masonic Lodge in LA and I also saw them at the CMJ Music Festival in NYC. No doubt that this band will get far! Their audience loved them and they tend to crack jokes in between songs as well as provide their listeners with funny American journeys they’ve had like their first time at “Astroburger” in Hollywood. The Little Green Cars have such a unique and distinct voice, especially one of their lead singers Faye O’Rourke. Her voice blew me away; the pitch, tone, smoothness that she has when she chimes into songs is so pleasant to hear. The other musicians play their instruments perfectly and I feel that music is alive yet again with new raw talent! Below is one of my favorite songs, “Them”. Make sure to listen to Faye’s unique and distinct voice that captures emotion towards the song!

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(Horrible quality pic, I know. But I just had to post this pic of when I met the band in October at Electric Lady Studios!)