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!
(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!)
This eclectic new duo reminds me of MGMT. Their indie pop mixed with electro makes me want to ride with the top down through Topanga Canyon! Blondfire has been out for a while now but I had never shared my love for their music till now! This song is upbeat and something that you can joyfully sing along to! The lyrics alone remind you of youth, careless, and wreckless behavior.The fringe and mountainous terrain that is present in this video perfectly captures the targeted sound of the song! Hopefully we will be seeing them at Coachella this spring!
For all my Marie Digby or Rachael Yamagata fans, Kate Earl will rock your socks off! This L.A. based artist is new on the scene with her alternative pop rock vibe. She perfectly captures the laid back California essence and incorporates it into her music style. After signing with Downtown Records, she released her new album “Stronger” in November 2012 and is conducting a nationwide tour! As I am a fan of her type of music genre, I decided to check this new artists’ album out! When first hearing her song “Melody”, I felt like it was going to be a similar rendition to Yael Naim “New Song”. Both songs start off with a piano intro and soft melodies and vocals. However, Kate definitely makes her voice more distinct and carries on the song to her own flow. Her tone and pitch just seem to flow with the melody and it gives her listeners a carefree, relaxing, yet preppy vibe! Kate shows her love for music through her songs and lets her emotions be revealed. You can tell that the artist connects with her music, sometimes the only things in life she needs are her “melodies”.