Empire of the Sun’s new music video will make you feel…well, alive. “Alive” has the signature new wave dance sounds of the band, wacky outfits and some beautiful scenery. It’s hypnotizing to watch and to listen.
“Alive” is the first single off Empire of the Sun’s upcoming June release, Ice on the Dune. The band is playing several shows this summer, including this year’s Kanrocksas Music Festival, which should be prime opportunities to hear the new material live.
Watch the video for “Alive” below and share your thoughts of the song in the comments:
Boston’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon left America speechless, but Boston musicians have found a way to share their collective voices in a show of support for the victims. Over 130 Boston bands and other national artists have joined up with Boston blog, Allston Pudding, to create a charity compilation with donations from the mixtape benefiting the victims of the tragedy.
The 130-track mixtape includes songs from all sorts of genres and includes bands such as Mean Creek, Kangaroo Court and more.
You can download the whole thing for a mere $1 donation, but larger donations are encouraged and welcome. Anyone who donates $10 or more is entered in a drawing to win an Allston Pudding sweatshirt. All proceeds go to The One Fund Boston.
Kansas City’s Not A Planet is getting ready to release their debut LP and in celebration, they’re offering a free mp3 download of a new song.
Their debut record is called The Few, the Proud, the Strange. From our live show experience with NAP, these guys are fun, uptempo rockers. They almost have a modern vaudevillian sound going on for a few songs, but they also have plenty of other songs that sound completely different too. You can get a taste of their sound and download a free mp3 of “Invisible Man” off the new record at the band’s Reverbnation page.
If you like what you hear, join Not A Planet for a CD release party on Friday, May 10 at the Czar Bar. Appropriate Grammar and Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship! will join NAP as openers.
Cowboy Indian Bear already won our hearts simply for having an awesome band name and some of the nicest band members around. However, if that’s not enough to also win you over, then their new album will.
The Lawrence 4-piece band’s new album Live Old, Die Young is officially out now. It’s complete with the band’s signature cool harmonies, chill indie pop vibe and interesting percussion arrangements. You can stream the album in full over at Spinner and buy it via the Record Machine.
If you like what you hear, be sure to join the band for the CD release shows where they’ll be performing for two nights only as a 9-piece band. The first show is Thursday, April 25th at Davey’s Uptown in Kansas City (21+). Then they’ll be in their hometown of Lawrence, Kansas on Friday, May 10 at the Lawrence Arts Center for an all ages show.
Falsetto yelps, samples and a nerdy yet lovable band name origin. Alt-J is the next big think out of the UK and are a must see SXSW act. Their debut album, An Awesome Wave, has already been making its own waves on US radio stations. Learn more at altjband.com.
The Noise FM are a Chicago (formerly Lawrence, Kansas) indie rock trio known for their big guitar riffs and their Boy Meets World Erotica fan fiction. Seriously though, their humor is one of their best assets and ensures that they will deliver a fun set. Learn more at facebook.com/thenoisefm.
Icky Blossoms is one of the best Omaha bands to emerge in the last few years. Born out of Derek Pressnall and Nik Fackler’s Flowers Forever, Icky Blossoms is the experimental and electro pop version of Nik and Derek’s collaborations. Learn more at ickyblossoms.com.
Little Daylight is an indie pop trio that first grew in prominence for their remixes, but their original tracks are just as bubbly and fun to dance to as well. Learn more at littledaylightsounds.tumblr.com.