Common Shiner
Jun 5th, 2013 by hachaduryan

COMMON SHINER

 

Location: Chicago, IL

Genre: Pop/Rock/Alternative

 

Common Shiner

 

 

In early 2013 the man-boys of Common Shiner released their ridiculously catchy album “Before They Sold Out: Part 2.” This album sees them step away from their previous acoustic-driven efforts, and establishes them as a pop-powerhouse involving organs, hard-hitting drums, rock-infused piano, thick bass lines and driving electric guitar, all the while maintaining beautiful harmonies and lyrics that will make you cry, laugh and think.

 

 

Based in Chicago, they have big plans for 2013 through local and regional touring. Common Shiner hopes you’ll be all in with them as they spread the word across the midwest…..and eventually the world. If you see them at a show, don’t be afraid to say hi or give them a hug. Though you might want to do that before they passionately sweat their faces off on stage.

What People Are Saying:

“Absolutely captivating.”
– Fearless Radio (Chicago)

“Their music defies comparison. Beautiful harmonies combine with inspiring lyrics to take the listener on a journey of love and understanding.”
– Michael Teach, Chicago Acoustic Underground

“Common Shiner take the commonplace and make it unique–their approach plows new ground with distinctive tunes.”
– Grand Rapids Press

“[Viennas] ventures inward, as the band focuses on making some of those familiar [pop-rock] streams sound better than ever.”
– Recoil Magazine (Grand Rapids)

 

You can learn more about the band here:

http://SayNoToBadPop.com

http://commonshiner.bandcamp.com

https://twitter.com/CommonShiner

https://www.facebook.com/commonshiner

Elliot Knapp
Jan 10th, 2013 by hachaduryan

ELLIOT KNAPP

 

 

Location: Seattle, WA

 

Genre: Indie Rock / Indie Prog

 

Knapp

 

Hi everyone. We recently learned about Elliot Knapp and are very pleased to announce the release of “Cheap Seats at the Cartesian Theater” – an absolutely unique musical production. ‘Cheap Seats at the Cartesian Theater’ is a concept album that explores the life of the human mind across 22 short song experiments. The album follows Knapp’s lyrical and musical progression further down the rabbit hole of unrelenting individuality as his music becomes more challenging, dense and exciting, boasting a layered full-band electric sound with woodwinds, keys and all kinds of electric guitar. The short song format allows Knapp to deconstruct and re-imagine his innumerable influences in a way that sounds like little else, even in today’s diverse music market. As ‘Cheap Seats’ finds its way into the world, Knapp soldiers on, working to make the leap from “underground” to “obscure” (and maybe even “cult”), with three EPs, a full-length album and another large-scale conceptual album planned for 2013.

 

 

Elliot Knapp has been writing songs since he first picked up the guitar at age 15, learning as many great songs as possible and performing them alongside his first original tunes in a local coffee shop in Camas, WA. Life at Whitman College expanded his musical influences as well as his ambitions, and he performed with The Same Old Rock alongside classmates Ian Beck and Arthur Jones from 2003-2005.

2006-7 saw Knapp’s exploration of obscure, underground and “lost” music of the 60’s and 70’s unlock deeper artistic potential and he began to focus on a more experimental style of acoustic music that blended his ever-expanding host of influences into a distinctive style that complemented his evolving songwriting.

 

 

After moving to Seattle, vocal cord problems prevented Knapp from fulfilling the promise of his new direction until 2010 and the release of his first solo album ‘In Not-Even-Anything Land,’ a collection of psychedelic, progressive and experimental acoustic songs that reintroduced Knapp as a developed songwriter and performer as well as demonstrating his wide vocal range, formidable guitar abilities, and unwillingness to succumb to popular conventions as the complexity and originality of his compositions and lyrics increased.

 

 

2010 and 2011 saw Knapp support his new material with solo shows in Seattle as well as expanding his writing to include a blog focused on critical reviews and essays as well as developing a suitably idiosyncratic poetic style. Unsatisfied with recent live performance experiences and brimming with ideas for his next recording project, Knapp returned to his home studio in September 2011 to write, arrange and demo the concept album he’d been developing since finishing his previous album.

Starting in December, Knapp began recording the album at Cloud City Sound Studios in Portland, OR with Justin Phelps (mastering engineer on ‘In Not-Even-Anything Land’), finishing tracking in May, mixing in July and mastering in August.

 

You can learn more about Elliot Knapp if you follow any of the links below:

http://www.elliotknapp.com/

http://elliotknapp.bandcamp.com

https://twitter.com/ElliotKnapp

https://www.facebook.com/elliotgknapp

 

 

 

WithoutSpaces
Nov 6th, 2012 by hachaduryan

WITHOUTSPACES

 

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Genre: Alternative Rock

 

 

Mack Ortis – Vocals/Guitar

James Ortis – Bass Guitar/Keyboard

Ross Goffigon – Drums

Bernard San Pedro – Guitar

 

 

 

WithoutSpaces is an Independent Alternative Rock Band from the San Francisco Bay Area that started in the Spring of 2011. In Summer 2011, the band was invited to play at Spirit West Coast and Joshuafest, the two largest Christian music festivals in California. During this time they released their first EP, “Unfolding Dreams”, and since then they have been busy playing shows at various locations around California.

The band released their first LP titled “On The Line” in July 2012 and has been booking shows on the West Coast playing shows with bands such as Switchfoot, Relient K, OC Supertones, Five Iron Frenzy, Esterlyn, and Raised Threshold.

 

 

You can learn more about the band if you follow the links below:

http://www.withoutspaces.com/

http://www.reverbnation.com/withoutspaces

http://www.facebook.com/withoutspaces?sk=app_2405167945

https://twitter.com/WithoutBand

http://soundcloud.com/withoutspaces

http://www.youtube.com/user/withoutspacesband

 

 

Dot Dash
Sep 25th, 2012 by hachaduryan

DOT DASH
 
 
Location: Washington, DC
 
Genre: Punk, Pop
 

Biography

Terry Banks – Guitars, Vocals. (Julie Ocean, Tree Fort Angst and The Saturday People)
Hunter Bennett – Bass (Julie Ocean and Weatherhead)
Bill Crandall – Guitars (Modest Proposal)
Danny Ingram- Drums (Swervedriver, Strange Boutique, Youth Brigade)

 

Dot Dash is a pop punk band from Washington DC. While a relatively new band, having first formed in 2010, its four members are all mainstays of their local scene, having played since the mid 80s in a succession of other acts in the Washington area.

Facebook

iTunes

BandCamp

http://thebeautifulmusic.com/

 

 

 

Filligar
Feb 9th, 2012 by hachaduryan

FILLIGAR

 

Location: Chicago, IL

Genre: Rock’n’Roll, Soul

 

 

 

We have always loved “the Chicago sound” and listening to Filligar always feels great! We are happy to present you this amazing band!

 

Filligar is an American rock band based in Chicago, Illinois and New England. The band was formed in 2000 by brothers Johnny, Teddy and Pete Mathias and their childhood friend Casey Gibson. The lineup has always remained the same. Filligar has written and recorded seven albums and over 70 original songs. The first two albums were recorded in a Chicago studio under the name Flipside, while the quartet was still in their early teens. They invented the name Filligar and have since released four albums recorded at Gravity Studios in Chicago that have been met with critical acclaim.

Filligar’s music has been inspired by a wide variety of artists and styles. The band lists their influences as Wilco, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Flaming Lips, and Air. They have played with artists such as The Black Keys, The Cool Kids, Bobby Ray, Ponytail (band), Eve 6, Otis Day and The Knights and Stroke 9.

Filligar is considered one of the top college bands in the country. They have long been among the most popular bands on MTVu’s Best Music on Campus [3]. Their album Near or Far reached the College Music Journal (CMJ) Top 200 in March 2009. The Chicago Reader deemed them ‘College-rock revivalists’[4]. All four members currently attend college on the east coast of the United States. Casey attends Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Peter, Teddy and Johnny attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The band has played on campuses around the country and will continue with college tours in Spring and Fall of 2009. They have played on campus at Middlebury College, Colby College, RISD, Hamilton College, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Northwestern University, Sewanee (University of the South), Dartmouth College and Washington University.

Filligar has received national media attention from newspapers such as The Chicago Tribune[5] and The Chicago Sun-Times[6] as well as top music blogs such as I Guess I’m Floating[7]. They have had tracks featured on MTV’s The Real World, College Life, and Buzzin’. Filligar’s ‘The Things Outside’ was used as the opening song for the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surf.

Source

 

 

“Influenced by classic rock, blues, and American trad rock, Filligar took root in Chicago in 2000. Brothers Pete (drums), Johnny (guitars, vocals), and Teddy Mathias (bass) comprised the band’s familial core, while longtime friend Casey Gibson completed the lineup with his background vocals and keyboard skills. Still in their early teens, the bandmates issued three albums under the name Flipside before adopting their new moniker for 2004’s Hoofbeats & Heat. The following year saw the release of Filligar, a self-titled album that gained the band its first significant amount of local airplay. Released in 2006, Succession, I Guess saw even more success, and Filligar continued to tour and record even as the bandmembers attended college. The City Tree arrived in 2007, garnering radio play from markets throughout the U.S. as well as a warm endorsement from Chicago-based music critic Jim DeRogatis. Meanwhile, a song from the band’s previous record, Succession, I Guess, was used during an episode of The Real World, and Filligar eventually landed TV spots on additional networks. The band cracked the College Music Journal charts with the release of 2008’s Near or Far and opened for the Black Keys the following year. The Nerve followed in 2010, spawning a headlining tour that included sold-out performances at venues in New York and L.A.

~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi”

Source

 

 

 

For more information about the band go to

Official Website

Twitter

Facebook

 

 

___________________________________________________________________________

info@thelazycocoon.com
@TheLazyCocoon
+1 408 600 0840
+1 REC-GIG-TONE
(732) 444-8663




Tags: music, new music, songs, free songs, free music, download music, indie, independent, electronic, indietronic, pop, electro pop, electro-pop, indie pop, indie-pop, undiscovered, obscure, rock, alternative, dreampop, dream pop, psychedelic, lo-fi, echo rock, echo pop;

Home               Services               Gear               Pricing               Live Stream


Lobi Traoré
Jan 25th, 2012 by hachaduryan

LOBI TRAORE

 

Location: Mali

Genre: World, Blues

 

 

 

Lobi Traoré (1962 – 1 June 2010) was a Malian musician. He was born in 1962 in Segou Bakaridiara in the province of Farako, just behind the river Niger. His father was a great Komo singer, and his uncle was a traditional violin player. Lobi’s father gave up Komo singing to become an Imam (muslim priest), for if one wishes to study Islam, it is forbidden to be a part of a secret society associated with animist traditions. Lobi started playing shakers at a young age at local weddings and his talent was immediately noticed. During his teenage years, while studying timbales, he saw another man playing an acoustic guitar and was immediately struck by its beautiful sound. He was soon spending all his time playing. Lobi is the creator of an amazingly unique mix of blues and African music. He has been living in Bamako for fifteen years and can be found playing at clubs many nights of the week. Lobi has played in many European countries, Canada, Mozambique, South Africa and all of the countries of West Africa. His music has been recognized by many blues aficionados from around the world for its gritty, powerful soul.
 

More Info:

mali-music.com

KSK Records

Buy his latest album

 

 

___________________________________________________________________________

info@thelazycocoon.com
@TheLazyCocoon
+1 408 600 0840
+1 REC-GIG-TONE
(732) 444-8663




Tags: music, new music, songs, free songs, free music, download music, indie, independent, electronic, indietronic, pop, electro pop, electro-pop, indie pop, indie-pop, undiscovered, obscure, rock, alternative, dreampop, dream pop, psychedelic, lo-fi, echo rock, echo pop;

Home               Services               Gear               Pricing               Live Stream


Laura Gibson
Jan 2nd, 2012 by hachaduryan

LAURA GIBSON

 
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
 
Genre: Independent

 

 

 

Laura Gibson lives in Portland, Oregon, sings songs and plays a nylon-stringed guitar. She is 26 years-old…she grew up in a small isolated logging town in the south coast of oregon, the daughter of a forest ranger and the town’s kindergarten teacher. She was a state champion high-jumper, and went to college on a math scholarship and later studied counseling in graduate school…she couldn’t tell you what band put out what particular album in what year, but she could probably describe where she was, how she felt and what you talked about, when she first met you, or what the trees looked like the last time her heart was broken…she likes trees.

In November 2004, she self-released an ep called Amends, produced and engineered by Drew Grow, on a lap-top, in a house in Newberg, Oregon. She began playing shows around that time (unless you count playing shows at local nursing homes, which she has done for some time). since then, many have been endeared to her voice and her songs. she has performed at such fine establishments as the Doug Fir Lounge and the Triple Door, The Tractor Tavern and the Hotel Cafe. She has toured the west coast, and has shared the stage with both old folksters and indie kids. Her music has been featured by West Coast radio stations, and at show-and-tell in her nephews kindergarten class. she thanks her lucky stars for these opportunities…
`
 

 

You can learn more about Laura Gibson here:

HomePage

MySpace

 

 

___________________________________________________________________________

info@thelazycocoon.com
@TheLazyCocoon
+1 408 600 0840
+1 REC-GIG-TONE
(732) 444-8663




Tags: music, new music, songs, free songs, free music, download music, indie, independent, electronic, indietronic, pop, electro pop, electro-pop, indie pop, indie-pop, undiscovered, obscure, rock, alternative, dreampop, dream pop, psychedelic, lo-fi, echo rock, echo pop;

Home               Services               Gear               Pricing               Live Stream


James Vincent McMorrow
Dec 29th, 2011 by hachaduryan

JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

 

Location: Ireland

Genre: Folk

 

 

 

A songwriter from Dublin, McMorrow’s vocal talent and songwriting has resulted in invites from some of the worlds’ most influential artists to play alongside them including the legendary Al Green, Tracy Chapman, Bon Iver, Mark Ronson, and Iron and Wine.

Citing Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Band of Horses, The National and Sufjan Stevens among his influences, he is noted for his rich falsetto voice.

His debut album ‘Early In The Morning’ is out now. It was entirely self-recorded by McMorrow over a five month period in a cottage by the sea, with McMorrow playing each instrument. It was released to acclaim in Ireland and the UK in March of 2010, and worldwide in January, 2011.

Last.fm

 

James first started to venture into the world of music in college. “My first instrument was the drums: I used to listen to a lot of hardcore music, At The Drive In, Refused, Glassjaw,” James notes. As James’ musical tastes broadened, so did his instrumental skills. “I started listening to older music from the 50’s-70’s, and learning guitar, piano. Then I heard a Donny Hathaway song called I Love You More Than You Will Ever Know and it made me want to start singing.” The following years were spent in the front room of his parent’s house with the piano. James recalls, “I sat in front of that piano for about three years singing notes over and over again until I could get them right.” Because of the high soulful tone to his voice, James found particular encouragement from female singer/songwriters whose vocal ranges were similar to his own. “I’ve been a huge fan of female singers, probably because of the way I sing. I can understand the way they construct melody almost better than I can the way male singers write,” James notes. “But it wasn’t until about 4 years ago that I actually wrote my first song. I knew I needed to have things worth talking about before I put pen to paper.”

With finished songs under his belt, it came time to record. Intrigued by the notion of tracking himself, James became fascinated with various production methods, particularily a lot of the hip hop music being made at the time. “That’s how I started learning to record myself,” remembers James, “by listening to people like The Neptunes and Timbaland, and trying to figure out how they did what they did.” In January of 2009 James moved to an isolated house by the Irish Sea, with the intention to record some demos. Within a month James found he loved the sound he was getting, and decided to create an album. “It took six months. I recorded and played everything myself, using one microphone and a computer, and all the equipment and instruments I’d used to make my first demos. In June 2009 I played it for people for the first time and everyone seemed to really get it.”

Vigrant Records

 

Links:

James Vincent McMorrow (Home Page)

Vigrant Records

MySpace

 

___________________________________________________________________________

info@thelazycocoon.com
@TheLazyCocoon
+1 408 600 0840
+1 REC-GIG-TONE
(732) 444-8663




Tags: music, new music, songs, free songs, free music, download music, indie, independent, electronic, indietronic, pop, electro pop, electro-pop, indie pop, indie-pop, undiscovered, obscure, rock, alternative, dreampop, dream pop, psychedelic, lo-fi, echo rock, echo pop;

Home               Services               Gear               Pricing               Live Stream


Ottilia Säll
Dec 27th, 2011 by hachaduryan

OTTILIA SALL

 

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Genre: Indie Pop

 

 

Confusing – Ottilia Säll by Ottilia Säll

 

Ottilias passion for music ignited in her childhood in Västerbotten, far to the north playing the drums. She wrote her first songs at 14 and recorded some of them in upper secondary school. Since then her passion and talent has been matched by an equal amount of ambition.

This ambition took her to studies in drums and other instruments in different places. In 2008 she was admitted to the renowned Music Collage in Örebro. There, in the professional studio environment Ottilias passion for creating music grew deeper. She experimented with mixing unexpected materials to the drum kit. She wrote songs, performed them and created a following. Her music was described as “An electrified emotional outburst from deep within the forests of Norrland.”

Today Ottilia works hard to achieve her goals with music. She says she wants her music to reveal what everyday life can sometimes conceal. At it’s best music can reach deep within like few other things, maybe even touch your soul. Ottilia wants to touch your soul.

 

 

You can find more about the artist here:

http://www.ottiliasall.com/

http://www.facebook.com/ottiliasallmusic

http://www.myspace.com/pettyong

http://twitter.com/#!/ainaottilia

 

 

___________________________________________________________________________

info@thelazycocoon.com
@TheLazyCocoon
+1 408 600 0840
+1 REC-GIG-TONE
(732) 444-8663




Tags: music, new music, songs, free songs, free music, download music, indie, independent, electronic, indietronic, pop, electro pop, electro-pop, indie pop, indie-pop, undiscovered, obscure, rock, alternative, dreampop, dream pop, psychedelic, lo-fi, echo rock, echo pop;

Home               Services               Gear               Pricing               Live Stream


The Wandering Bears
Dec 18th, 2011 by hachaduryan

THE WANDERING BEARS

 

Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Genre: Indie, Indie – Rock

 

 

The Wandering Bears project began in 2009 when singer/guitarist Mannix!, pianist David Earl [Caroline Smith and The Goodnight Sleeps], and bassist Mitch F began collaboration on a collection of musical scraps and pieces. They were joined by singer Samantha Blickhan, singer/guitarist Drew F, and drummer Paul K [The Diplomats of Solid Sound] to complete a project heavily based on collaboration.

Through the course of self-releasing a DIY album, a few East Coast tours and a jaunt through the West, The Wandering Bears have developed a healthy regional enthusiasm towards their recorded music and happiness-infused, musically-intricate live-show.

Recently, The Wandering Bears project, in collaboration with Plastic Horse Records, recently created and released the album “Michael Cougar May..” named for the famed nudist-revolutionist. The ten-track album is full of electro-folk, pop rock and roll songs. The Little Village wrote “Michael Cougar May…captures the positive energy and snarky outlook of Iowa City’s The Wandering Bears, and is a must-have album for lovers of indie-pop and local music.” [Gavin, Tim. Little Village, 21 Sept. 2011. Web. 18 April 2009.] The release was recorded and produced by project member and practicing wizard, David Earl.

While singer Samantha Blickhan currently works away on a Masters of Musicology Degree at Oxford University in England, the Bears have begun work on a covers project, recreating and recording modern R&B/Soul/Rock compositions.

www.thewanderingbears.com

hedonistaguidedtravels@gmail.com

 

The Wandering Bears – Take Care, Kiddo courtesy Hedonista Guided Travels

 

 

___________________________________________________________________________

info@thelazycocoon.com
@TheLazyCocoon
+1 408 600 0840
+1 REC-GIG-TONE
(732) 444-8663




Tags: music, new music, songs, free songs, free music, download music, indie, independent, electronic, indietronic, pop, electro pop, electro-pop, indie pop, indie-pop, undiscovered, obscure, rock, alternative, dreampop, dream pop, psychedelic, lo-fi, echo rock, echo pop;

Home               Services               Gear               Pricing               Live Stream


SIDEBAR
»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
»  Substance:WordPress   »  Style:Ahren Ahimsa
© ©The Lazy Cocoon 2017