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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Discoverer 7: new indie findings

Back to Sunday's new proposals!

Cults. Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin met in 2010 in San Diego, and after moving to NYC for film school, they started to make music, releasing a free EP (available on their bandcamp space). The reception in the blogosphere was impressive, signing with Columbia for their forthcoming debut album (next month) and firing up the expectations for every movement they have done since then. And with a reason. Initially included into the  lo-fi pop movement (if that's a movement), after hearing "Abducted", "You Know What I Mean", the sublime "Go Outside" (oh glockenspiels!) or the single "Oh My God", one just wonder how long it will take for them to conquer the indiepop throne.

Abducted by cultscultscults
Cults - You Know What I Mean by cultscultscults

Grandfather Birds. Discovered thanks to my beloved Let's Buy Happiness (who I fervently praised on the first "Discoverer" I wrote) this band from Newcastle are a mixture between epic and pop, between atmospherics and rockier sounds, full of subtleties and rich sounding. But the best recommendation I can give to you is to check the following 4 tunes (especially "Higher Bridges" and "Grandfather's Bones") and judge by yourself. You won't regret it.

Boca Chica. More pop, this time from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and discovered thanks to the initiative of the amazing EardrumsPop, who periodically releases free digital singles of the artists under their catalogue, each single including 2 original songs and a cover from an underrated artist. Led by songwriter and singer Hallie Pritts, Boca Chica songs are mellow and catchy, at times closer to americana sound, but mostly in the realm of pure pop gems, like in the great " For Jacob with Malaria".

Boca Chica - For Jacob with Malaria by EardrumsPop
Boca Chica - Afternoon Tea by EardrumsPop

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