Recently I read an article on Glorious Noise about the Regrettes. I love that kind of music, but it also always transfers me back to the late 80s, early 90s and the hights of Brit-Pop. One of my favorites of that time was Elastica, with their fresh, alternative understanding of pop music.
It’s like living in the 80’s again! South London’s girl-gang Goat Girl release their debut album on Rough Trade. 19 songs in 40 minutes. Taking the energy from punk, but experimenting with different genres.
Our former artists of the week, Hot Flash Heat Wave from San Francisco, released their new single Glo Ride in early March. They also spent almost the full month of March on tour co-heading with No Vacation.
This week’s featured artist is the Denver based band Turvy Organ. They declare themselves being mostly influenced by Conor Oberst and the Bright Eyes. But it is undeniable, that their roots go back to the British Indie-Pop of the 80s. Bands like Echo & the Bunnymen, Edwyn Collins’ Scritti Politti and the Pastells come to mind quickly.
A Song A Day is an excellent source to find new music, we use it a lot. At the end of the year, they curated a special best-of, with albums that have something to say about the not so easy year we just finished.
Our Artist of the Week #17, The Remedies, is an alternative rock outfit from Chicago, Illinois comprised of guitarist and lead vocalist, Marco Obaya, bass player and backing vocalist, Jake Schnoebelen, and drummer and percussionist, Angelo Santoyo. Jake and Marco were childhood friends, while Marco and Angelo were acquaintances in high school. Marco and Angelo’s first musical encounter came in early 2014 when Marco was offered a position playing bass in The Damosellas, a punk rock band fronted by a mutual friend of theirs. He took the gig and the two quickly bonded over grunge music, coffee and cigarettes.