Category: Underground Talent


So you probably have never heard of Dive before but that’s okay as that’s why people read blogs, to find out about new stuff that they haven’t stumbled upon themselves. Well Dive is a Brooklyn based band that separates itself from the numerous other ones with its guitar-driven bleary eyed riffs. Their song “How Long Have You Known” puts lead singer Smith’s melodic vocals against a backdrop of breezy full-bodied instrumentation that leaves the listener in a very chill mood after hearing it. So check out Dive’s “How Long Have You Known” here and let me know what you think.

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Delta Spirit have released their self-titled third album and while lyrically it is not on the same level as their last album History From Below it does show the range that the band has and the different places they can go. This album focuses much more on the instrumentation although there are still tracks such as “Home” and “California” that show the great lyricist that Matthew Vasquez is. Hopefully this will get them out there as becoming one of the more respected groups of indie rock as they clearly show that they can rely on more than acoustic guitars and poignant vocals. You can check out their entire album for free as the have it available for streaming on their official website check it out and see if you like them as much as I do.

Beach House have just released a new song called “Myth” which hopefully signals that the band is on their way to releasing another album soon. The song echos in various layers with a steady guitar riff and drum beat to back up the smoky vocals of Victoria Legrand. The sound of the song is surprisingly big, you wouldn’t think that would happen coming from this band but it absolutely works here. Enjoy the song below.

Our friends at NPR have given us another new musical treat this week by allowing us to hear the entire new Fanfarlo album before its release on Feb 28th. The album entitled Rooms Filled With Light is another good rock-folk album from the group. The band has a way of making a song that would otherwise be melancholy into a joyous experience with a great slow build that only emphasizes the impact. The band knows exactly how to get your attention and with this album I know they surely will. Check out the new album here. Stream Fanfarlo Album

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear is about to release his solo album Silent Hour/Golden Mile out March 20th. He has released two songs from the album, ‘Silent song” and “Saint Nothing”. The songs shows how well Rossen infuses his dark tones with Jazz, soft piano, and haunting vocals. You feel a sot of unsettling presence when listening to his songs but you still enjoy them none the less.  Check out both of Rossen’s songs below.

So M. Ward has released a new video for the first single of his next album called A Wasteland Companion. The first single is called “The First Time I Ran Away”. The album is set to be released on April 10th. Nice to see Ward back after three years where he was mainly focusing on his side projects She and Him and Monsters of Folk. The track gets back to what people expect from Ward and if you were waiting for him to step back into his more folksy roots here then you will feel very happy about what you hear.With a return to guitar driven ethereal voice overtones this is the M. Ward we love.  Check out the video below.

So three years between albums isn’t really that long considering other layoffs but it’s still been a while and it’s nice to know that the very creative Andrew Bird will be giving us another album this year. The new album will be called Break It Yourself and will be out on March 6th. The first single from the album is “Eyeoneye” The song has chimes and whistles and all the other things you would expect from the multi-talented artist. You’ll be put into a very chill mood after listening and will also be wanting more, but for that you have to wait. Until then, check out the first single here.

So finally 5 years after releasing their last album in 2007, the Shins are back with their new album entitled Port of Morrow out March 20th. The band has released the track “Simple Song” from their new album and if the needed 5 years to produce this I’m glad they took all the time they needed. The music landscape has changed a lot since then but The Shins lovelorn observations and catchy power-pop guitar riffs are what make them able to stay around no matter what changes around them. Check out the new song below! 

So a few things have just come out that are starting to make me believe that 2012 is going to turn out to be a great year. The first thing is that bloc Party will finally release their 4th studio album sometime this year. The lead singer has said that the band is currently working on material in New York.

Other good news is that The Killers said that they will also release their 4th album this year as well. According to lead singer Brandon Flowers it’s just a matter of whether the album “will be released in the summer time or the winter time”. Also don’t don’t be expecting a rehash of all their other albums on this record, the band wants to not make any sequels and will just take the best parts of everything and go from their.

Finally, Miles Kane has revealed that a new Last Shadow Puppets album is in the works. While he didn’t give an exact time frame “maybe this year, maybe next year” Kane did say that they will be releasing something when the time is right. Yep 2012 is already really starting to look up!

Saint Motel has released a new song that will appear on the first vinyl album from the band called 7 inch out November 28th. The song is called “at Least I Have Nothing” and veers away from the playful quirky tone the indie pop band is mostly known for. Like all their songs this one is up to interpretation from the listener. But for me at least, in a society filled with being on top and having the next best new thing, “At Least I Have Nothing” emphasis the fact that sometimes not having everything is what makes people the freest. Check out the song here and let me know your thoughts.