Posts Tagged ‘rock’
In Columbia the School of Seven Bells is a legendary pickpocking school that is said to exist hidden in the Andes mountains. The school supposedly takes its name from the final exam students face – silently pickpocketing an instructor whose clothes are adorned with seven strategically placed bells. The band School of Seven Bells achieve a similar trick with their music, cherry-picking hooks from a number of musical styles and doing it so effortlessly that you don’t even notice.
Our latest label to be featured is much-loved London label Fierce Panda. The veteran label have been pioneering some of the most exciting artists since 1994 and are still standing strong in 2012 despite an ever-evolving industry around them.
Manchester England based WU LYF appeared out of the internet ether earlier this year with a series of unique sounding tracks and incendiary videos to accompany them. Last night the band hit a major milestone, performing at the Ed Sullivan Theater on the Late Show with David Letterman. Check out a video of their performance of the track “Heavy Pop” and grab a free download of their early single “Dirt.”
Whether you agree with the Recording Academy or not, the GRAMMY Awards do give closure to the past year in music. And, anytime an indie-name star gets a nod, we can’t help but cheer.
In preparation for the GRAMMY Nominations Concert on Nov. 30th 2011 (10pm ET/9pm CT on CBS), this whole week we’re highlighting GRAMMY Award-winning artists as well our friends who are still GRAMMY-less, plus a few other cool surprises. Did we mention all come with a Free MP3?
With their sweet vocals and anthemic rock sound, The Temper Trap have been making waves in the rock world lately. On their first (and only) album Conditions, the band arrived with a sound that brought to mind the sweet falsetto of Jeff Buckley and the sweeping, anthemic sound of Bends-era Radiohead. Check out our exclusive Last.fm Discover Session live recording of Conditions highlight “Love Lost!”
Summer may be gone, but down in Orlando, Florida, the sun’s set to shine hard on the first annual Orlando Calling festival, which takes place this this weekend (Nov. 12-13). The headliners are a mix of classic rockers, alternative icons, pop up-and-comers, and country artists. Among the latter is a wide range of country music’s many styles, from mainstream hitmakers like Kid Rock and Blake Shelton, to alternative stars (Drive-By Truckers), rising singer-songwriters (Justin Townes Earle), and even bluegrass (the legendary Del McCoury).
Find out more and get some free country music MP3s while you’re at it.