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artists discovered on MTV Skins *So So Glos, Jokers Of The Scene, Miniature Tigers,

March 22nd, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Dance, Pop, Rock |

MTV Skins is a terrible show, above is a picture from Perez Hilton of three of the cast members of the show. Even though it’s a bad show, I continue to watch it and laugh and throw my hands in the air because the nonsense these teenagers go through is ridiculous.

BUT the music they put on Skins is mostly decent and occassionally I hear a song that I immediately have to download. Below are three artists who I discoveredd from the show that I think you will enjoy.

The So So Glos are a Brooklyn indie rock/pop band. They have opened for Matt & Kim and sound a bit like them but more all over the place. Here’s 2 songs from them that are dope.
The So So Glos – My Block
The So So Glos – Lindy Hop
Next we got Miniature Tigers who are pretty alternative in their sound. They have this relaxing sound with very interesting instrumentals and unusual lyrics. Here’s 3 of my favorites.
Miniature Tigers – Mansion Of Misery
Miniature Tigers – Rock & Roll Mountain Troll
Miniature Tigers – Tropical Birds
Lastly is electronic artist Jokers Of The Scene with a dope party electro jam. Drops at about 1 minute but this track is banging throughout.
Jokers Of The Scene – Baggy Bottom Boys

Hidden Gem: Bear Hands

February 20th, 2011 by | Hidden Gem, Music Video, Rock |

I discovered Bear Hands through watching the controversial MTV show, Skins. The song above is probably one of my favorite songs I have heard on the show and unfortunately I have seen all the episodes. The four-piece band has a post-punk feel to them but with a bit more electronic feel. The music video only makes the song better as it shows a variety of bad stuff like cheating and throwing firey objects at windows. However in the “Crime Pays” music video they also offers a bunch of other random things in teh video like a person walking the dog to people boxing.

Bear Hands are from Brooklyn, released an EP in 2007 then took 3 years to release their debut album last November, Burning Bush Supper Club (buy on Amazon). You should watch out for this upcoming indie rock band because they sound a bit like MGMT and Cold War Kids and have performed with MGMT (the lead singer was classmates with the two founding members of MGMT), Vampire Weekend, The XX, and Fitz & The Tantrums.

Here’s a few of my favorite Bear Hands songs.
Long Lean Queen
Crime Pays
Blood and Treasure
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