Based in San Diego, rising post-punk band Tropical Popsicle weave intimate melodies and pop hooks under a blanket of lo-fi haze. We spoke with Tim and Chase after their Cake Shop performance about their sound, a penchant for fog machines, and opening for Lana Del Ray. Read the interview and grab a free mp3 from the band after the jump…
One of country music’s great traditionalists, Trace Adkins has carried the torch for old-school country during the recent times of trendy pop-country. Mixing elements of honky-tonk, gospel, blues and rock, Adkins has stood tall with his own style, refusing to bend to whatever new fad comes along.
Southern pop rockers Parachute got their start int he college town of Charlottesville, Virgina when the band members were still in high school. In 2005 they released their first EP, titled One Small Step. Listening to “Kiss Me Slowly” off of their newest LP The Way It Was, it’s impressive to see how far the group has come.
You may not know much about Lucy Schwartz just yet, but once the new Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 movie soundtrack is released this week, her name will be much more familiar. She sings a duet on the album with Aqualung entitled “Cold.”
A little more than a month after hearing that her song would be featured on the soundtrack, Lucy Schwartz released her a new EP of her own, Keep Me. Busy times for this budding young talent.