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Hidden Gem: Saints of Valory *upbeat alternative Pop/Rock

April 8th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Pop, Rock |

1957299 saints of valory 617 409 600x397 Hidden Gem: Saints of Valory *upbeat alternative Pop/RockI don’t know how I discovered this band, I just found four of their songs on my iTunes that I downloaded in December and finally got to. But wow, Saints of Valory‘s four song Possibilities EP is some great upbeat fun that I enjoy very much! This rock/alternative/pop band signed to Atlantic Records and are a hit!

Stream the Saints of Valory‘s Possibilities EP to understand the hype, my favorites are “Kids”, “Long Time Coming” and “Back Up”.

Oh wait, now I remember how I might have discovered them! When I was really into ”Royals” covers, I think I came across theres and became a fan of the band. Watch their Saints of Valory‘s acoustic cover to “Royals”, the harmonized vocals are hot and makes you want to sing along to Lorde‘s catchy lyrics!

Video: ASTR – Hold On We’re Going Home (Drake cover)

February 27th, 2014 by | Electropop, Music Video, synthpop |

artworks 000058536178 1dw5pb original 600x600 Video: ASTR   Hold On Were Going Home (Drake cover)ASTR performs a cover of Drake‘s “Hold On We’re Going Home”, a song I absolutely love. ENCORE! SESSIONS is the new and exciting music series brought to you exclusively by ABSOLUT & FORWARD. Shot in high definition, ENCORE! offers music fans a unique glimpse into the minds and meanderings of emerging talents. The live sessions are recorded twice a month at Le Baron Chinatown in New York.

ASTR performs tomorrow night with The Chain Gang of 1974 at The Echo, details here. Watch the sexy Drake cover below. (more…)

Hidden Gem: American Authors *the next Imagine Dragons?

October 25th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Pop, Rock |

American Authors 600x400 Hidden Gem: American Authors *the next Imagine Dragons?A group less electronic and more upbeat than Imagine Dragons, the American Authors are about to become huge mainstream acts with alternative pop/rock hits “Believer” and “Best Day Of My Life”. They’ve gotten placements in various large-scale and nationwide commercials as they have this upbeat alternative pop/rock sound that will take them far. In fact, if I were Imagine Dragons I’d bring American Authors on tour with them worldwide as everybody will dig their positive vibes before Imagine Dragons set things off with their dramatic yet uplifting vibes in the alt pop/rock variety.

Anyways, follow American Authors they will be on mainstream radio sooner than you think! Stream American Authors EP and their cover to Lorde‘s “Royals”.

There’s no way you didn’t like what you heard above, so like American Authors on Facebook! I realize they might already be considered mainstream but it’s Friday and I want to spread the weekend love with positive vibe music.

Download: Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees covered by Jhameel

August 17th, 2012 by | Pop |

john travolta 600x600 Download: Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees covered by JhameelJhameel recently posted a cover of his absolute favorite song, the Bee Gee’s Stayin’ Alive. I like the dark, moody atmosphere he put on this one, it digs into a more desperate interpretation of the words ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and modernizes the song from it’s 70′s recession roots and puts into a new 2012 recession context.

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Capital Cities cover ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

August 16th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Pop |

 Capital Cities cover Nothing Compares 2 UWorking on covers is a sacred exercise for Capital Cities. They meticulously pick songs that they love and then explore them until new harmonic and rhythmic ideas emerge, hopefully bringing a freshness to a timeless melody and lyric.

With “Nothing Compares 2 U”, Capital Cities has this smooth electro pop/rock vibe that anybody can like. It’s no wonder Perez Hilton considers these dudes the “best band in Los Angeles”!

Stream and download “Nothing Compares 2 U” below.

Here’s some info on the original song and how it became popular:

Covers from Manicanparty, Minus Ned and Strange Talk

June 27th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Music Video, Pop, Rock |

 Covers from Manicanparty, Minus Ned and Strange TalkThree covers from three very different electric sounding music groups that everybody needs to follow. One group I’ve been a huge fan since 2010, (Strange Talk), another I’ve been a fan of since early this year (Manicanparty), and another I became a fan of today (Minus Ned).

Watch/listen to the three cover songs below in which Manicanparty covers Miike Snow, Minus Ned covers Talking Heads and Strange Talk covers The Police, all groups I absolutely dig covered by three acts I’m loving lately. (more…)

Hidden Gem: Superhumanoids *alternative pop

May 13th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Pop |

superhumanoids vml polaroid 600x471 Hidden Gem: Superhumanoids *alternative popI recently came across a fantastic LA based band called Superhumanoids. These guys do a great job of creating unique tunes blending indie rock, dream pop, and electronic sounds that are relaxing and even give the listener a touch of nostalgia. I was obviously stoked to see they’re currently touring with another awesome LA band, Active Child. View the rest of the tour schedule here.

Right now I’m really digging the track “Geri” off their upcoming LP, Exhibitionists. Listen and download that plus their most recent track, “Too Young For Love”.

I also love their music video “Mikelah”, which you should view below. (more…)

DWNTWN – “I’m On Fire” *Bruce Springsteen Cover

May 3rd, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Electropop |

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One of my favorite electro-pop duos, DWNTWN, has created a cover to Bruce Springsteen’s hit “I’m On Fire”. I have grown very fond of this group over the last few months and really appreciate how they are able to recreate a classic into their own style so successfully. Expect big things from DWNTWN throughout the rest of this year and beyond!

Video: Justin Baron ft. Dot The One – Power (Kanye West cover)

April 14th, 2012 by | Music Video |

 Video: Justin Baron ft. Dot The One   Power (Kanye West cover)Impromptu jam session before a show at The Shrine in Harlem. Justin Baron and Dot The One covering “Power” by Kanye West. Not only is this a quality video with talented musicians covering a titan of hip-hop but Justin also throws in his own lyrics.

Watch the video below. (more…)

Covers by DWNTWN, King Fantastic, Polaris At Noon

March 20th, 2012 by | Dubstep, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap |

 Covers by DWNTWN, King Fantastic, Polaris At NoonThree new covers from three artists I adore in DWNTWN, King Fantastic and Polaris At Noon. I became fans in three different ways, attending a King Fantastic show, falling in love with a DWNTWN song and picking up a Polaris At Noon CD while attending another artists show.

Click more to listen and download DWNTWN‘s cover to Calvin Harris‘ “Feels So Close”, King Fantastic‘s cover of Ice-T‘s “Squeeze The Trigger” and Polaris At Noon‘s cover to MSTRKRFTJohn Legend collabo hit, ”Heartbreaker”. (more…)

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