(Brendan Meadows)Fur Trade is ready to get weird."We both wanted to get more exploratory," the duo's Parker Bossley explains in a phone call from Vancouver, where the duo wrote and recorded their just-released full-length debut Don't Get Heavy. "Sometimes you feel like when you've done a project for too long, it's hard to shake the cobwebs off — you can't really reinvent projects all the time, if you want to do something new.""When you have a little bit of a fanbase with one project, you...Read Full Story
(Courtesy Big Picture Media)Machines Are People Too's brand new sophomore EP, Nickles and Dimes, was at one point going to be titled Summer Break '08. It would have been a fitting title for the six-song collection of unabashedly happy songs."I feel like everything on the new record just kind of has this brightness," the group's lead singer Brian Sylvester explained in a phone call. "I think the other record, our first one, is a little more electronic sounding, a little more dancey, and little...Read Full Story
(Courtesy The Syndicate) UK-based band Turnpike Glow came together in Rome, Italy, where their gloriously optimistic brand of synthy indie pop was an anomaly in a scene dominated by big label pop artists (Robbie Williams is practically revered over there). Now based in the UK, the band has just released its sophomore EP Fünke Pop, an unabashedly upbeat follow-up to their 2012 release Inflatable Optimism.The band is already at work on its debut full-length album, and hopes to embark on its...Read Full Story
(Big Picture Media)Several of the songs on Night Riots' just-released EP Young Lore reflect the atmosphere in which the band was created, a sleepy coastal town with one stoplight. Friends since high school, Night Riots (formerly PK) have moved beyond the confines of Templeton, California, but they still create a sound that Nylon Guys beautifully compared to "standing up in the back of a convertible that is driving down the PCH under a starlit sky."The band's drummer Rico Rodriguez took the...Read Full Story
(Image courtesy Sonic Unyon)In Ringo Deathstarr's video for "Rip," the band members indulge in bowls full of hallucinogenic Starrdust, which founder Elliott Frazier says taste just like Fruity Pebbles. "I kept one and I ended up eating it in a couple of days because I was like, stoned or something," he tells me before a gig at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium. "I was just gonna keep it for a keepsake, but I ended up eating it."By the time I caught up with the Austin-based noise rockers, they'd toured...Read Full Story
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