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Hidden Gem: Wildcat! Wildcat! *electronic R&B/indie pop

July 15th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Pop, R&B |

wildcat wildcat 600x401 Hidden Gem: Wildcat! Wildcat! *electronic R&B/indie popWildcat! Wildcat! has a sound that is really different from other acts out there, I can’tquite think of an act to compare them with as they have this real alternative sound that can be best described as  indie electronic pop R&B.

However, I’d prefer to let the music speak for itself and Buzzbands.LA does a pretty good review on them., so stream and download their three releases, “The Chief”, “End Of The World Everyday” and “Mr. Quiche”.


If you dig the music above, watch the official video to “Mr. Quiche” and some links to keep up with Wildcat! Wildcat! (more…)

Jhameel – A Maiden Calling *must-listen indie pop

May 29th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop |

fKGPT 600x400 Jhameel   A Maiden Calling *must listen indie popJhameel‘s latest song is “A Maiden Calling” – a fluttering, ethereal indie-pop track, which follows Jhameel as he is inextricably drawn to a maiden’s mysterious siren-like call. The track is the third installment of the five part series Are You Free

Previous: Jhameel – Shadow of a Man

Jhameel – Are You Free *must-download indie pop!

May 17th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop |

artworks 000023360981 7zbjmm original 600x600 Jhameel   Are You Free *must download indie pop!I’m really excited to let you know that Jhameel has just released the title track from his new music series Are You Free.  Are You Free will be released in the same groundbreaking manner as Waves (one new single per week for five weeks), while taking his indie-pop sound in a more mature and anthemic direction.

“Are You Free” is an atomic release of fiery emotions, thrown over a distorted, groovy beat. Bolstered by Jhameel‘s sweeping pop-infused vocals, the track hits hard musically and lyrically. Listen and download “Are You Free” below.

Previous: Jhameel – White Lie (Video)

Free Album: Shadows on Stars self-titled debut *must-download

April 3rd, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Pop |

artworks 000020497026 3sr74j original 600x600 Free Album: Shadows on Stars self titled debut *must downloadAbout 10 days ago Shadows on Stars released their self-titled debut album, Shadows on Stars (DOWNLOAD). Listening to this indie pop duo’s debut, I enjoy just about every song and see tons of potential in this group! Seriously listen from the beginning to the end of this album and tell me their isn’t a track that you don’t like! I love all the tracks and Shadows on Stars seems like the perfect group to take the nation by storm with their fun yet emotive indie pop.

Listen and download Shadows on Stars below.

Video+MP3: We Stole The Kids – All In My Head *electronic pop hop

March 6th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop |

298947 158831747534377 111704862247066 304727 1571522476 n 600x600 Video+MP3: We Stole The Kids   All In My Head *electronic pop hopHere’s something fresh and new. We Stole The Kids is a 6 piece Electrindie/Pop/Hip Hop band from New York This is their debut FreEP’s first video and single, “All In My Head”.

Here’s a little something from MC/vocalist August Coupe:

My band We Stole The Kids released our first video off our debut EP “Late Night Episode”. Our sound is a mixture of indie-pop, and alt hip-hop and we have built all of our media from $0.00 and pride ourselves on our grassroots beginning.

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Introducing Josh and Mer *Portland Indie-Pop duo

January 24th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop |

 Introducing Josh and Mer *Portland Indie Pop duoSoon after meeting in their home state of Oregon, Josh Schroeder and Meredith Adelaide discovered that they share common ideas about music, art, life, and their love of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. This connection fostered a creative match that quickly evolved into a musical project as Josh and Mer. Their debut album, Planet Music, was recorded with producer Jason Carter (Frank Black, Pete Yorn, Art Brut) and evokes a dreamy, experimental indie rock sound.

The Portland duo furthered their artistic vision by filming and photographing elements of their collaborative process. “We each bring something to the table that we otherwise couldn’t do alone, and I think that’s why it works,” says Josh, while Meredith adds, “We’re always trying to one-up each other with concepts, visuals, and sounds.

Josh and Mer are delighted to share their first single, “From The Sea,” with us today. DOWNLOAD “From The Sea”. Stream below!

Follow Josh and Mer on facebook, soundcloud and twitter.

Hidden Gem: Jhameel *Indie-Pop

September 12th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Pop |

 Hidden Gem: Jhameel *Indie PopJhameel is an up-and-coming indie pop artist out of San Francisco. Here’s what his manager wrote to us:

Jhameel creates passionate music that stands out, leading with powerfully sung, soulful melodies which are backed by instrumentation inspired by truly eclectic sources (Prince, MGMT).  It’s the kind of genre defying modern music that is perfect for Before the Bigs. Not to mention, he plays every single instrument on his records himself!

Here’s my four most recent favorites from Jhameel.
Jhameel Sample Set by jhameel
Follow Jhameel on facebook and twitter.

Hidden Gem: SAMUEL *ubpeat indie pop

August 10th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Pop |

 Hidden Gem: SAMUEL *ubpeat indie popIndie Pop artist SAMUEL is back with some new songs, specifically three new songs. I’m a big fan of “Still Here” and “Champagne Kisses” and kind of like “Nowhere Town”. We featured SAMUEL back in September on our first edition of Best You Never Heard, which also featured many acts that are big hits now. I think this Summer and beyond you will hear a lot more from SAMUEL and I’m excited what the future has in store for him.

So here’s “Nowhere Town”, “Still Here” and “Champagne Kisses”.
SAMUEL – Nowhere Town off his new project Trains To Wanderland

Still Here by SAMUEL

Champagne Kisses by SAMUEL

Follow Samuel on facebook and twitter if you like his music.

Hidden Gem: The Bynars *Boston Synth-Pop

June 27th, 2011 by | Hidden Gem, Pop, synthpop |

20110413 155410 996274 Hidden Gem: The Bynars *Boston Synth PopThe Bynars reached out to us in Mid-May, I listened to their stuff within a couple weeks later and decided I would do a blog post because of their catchy sound. Although The Bynars can be categorized as synth-pop, the Boston band has some grooving rock elements which shouldn’t turn you off to their music if you don’t like pop.

In their e-mail to us they attached their last three singles off their self-titled album. I really like all the songs they have sent me so here are their last three singles. Check out their full album on bandcamp.
The Bynars – Can You Hear It
The Bynars – How Does It Feel to Be in Love
The Bynars – Asking Your Mom for Money

If you like The Bynars music, follow them on facebook and twitter.

Indie Pop *Reptar, Nicos Gun, Geographer, Blackbird Blackbird, Little Red

April 10th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop |

Reptar T Shirt by CoffeeStudios 600x480 Indie Pop *Reptar, Nicos Gun, Geographer, Blackbird Blackbird, Little RedI realize were probably messing up our SEO by me bunching these great songs into 1 post but I have so much music I need to post and sometimes the best way is to give you a bunch of them at once. Anyways, indie pop let’s go, guarenteed to either dance or sing along to at least one or several of these songs.

I can’t think of a song where the word “I” is said in such a sensual tone. Reptar has catchy relaxed yet upbeat rocking instrumentals and if there’s one thing you will like about this band, it’s that they got their name from the dinosaur in Rugrats (that isn’t confirmed yet so don’t quote me on that). Enjoy this space chasm electro pop band from Georgia who sounds similar to The Talking Heads and Animal Collective.
Reptar – Houseboat Babies
I found out about Nicos Gun through a facebook status update from my friend Jon who was asking for some good indie rock bands. I took a chance on Nicos Gun after hearing “Dirty Girl” and like the indie, pop, rock and funk displayed in the song. Loving the instrumentals and falsetto chorus.
Nicos Gun – Dirty Girl
Geographer is a 3-piece indie rock/synth pop band from San Francisco. Loving the instrumentals and the vocals which guide this song called “Paris”.
Geographer – Paris
I’ll “Give You Everything” really has a variety of wonderful electronic sounds and if you listen closely you can hear birds and various other animals chirping in the background. I like Blackbird Blackbird in this song mostly because of the instrumentals and the chorus is a fresh too.
Blackbird Blackbird – Give You Everything
Little Red is a highly popular “doo-wop punk” band from Australia according to their facebook. Kind of reminds me of Tokyo Police Club but Little Red seems like the band that has a variety of new and old rock influences that guides their creative sound.
Little Red – Rock It


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