Aussie indie pop band Alpine should be prepared for all the success they will face this year! The 6 piece band consists of singers Phoebe Baker and Lou James, guitarist Christian O’ Brien, bassist Ryan Lamb, keyboardist Tim Royall, and drummer Phil Tucker, all which are from Melbourne, Australia. In 2010 they signed with Sydney’s Ivy League Records and released their debut EP called Zurich. Soon after the release they toured with some big names in the indie pop scene like Sia, Cloud Control, The Naked and Famous, Jinja Safari, and Tim and Jean. In March of 2012 they performed 10 shows at SXSW and landed a record deal with an American record label called Votiv.
With the mixed sound of Passion Pit and Empire of the Sun, Los Angeles band Smallpools is the next big indie pop band! Members Sean (vocals/keyboard), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass), and Beau (drums) of the band formed earlier this year in February. The only single they have currently released is their song “Dreaming,” which was produced by Captain Cuts. The single was released on Soundcloud on May 16th, 2013. The catchy song is full of ooohhs and ahhaahhs, sythensizer, guitar, drums and groovy beats that make you want to dance around with your friends at a party or take a summer drive with the top and windows rolled down! Check out the Soundcloud link to download their single “Dreaming” for free here! [..]
The name José González is familiar to many as his work as a folk artist has been at the forefront since his rendition of “Heartbeats” originally performed by The Knife, catapulted his profile in 2006. However, he has been a part of the band, Junip, since 1998 with drummer Elias Araya and keyboardist Tobias Winterkorn. Even though the band has been around for quite some time, they will release only their fourth album on April 23rd, an eponymous release. [..]
On Radar: The 1975
Manchester natives, The 1975, has taken the last year building up towards releasing their debut album, due out mid-2013. The 1975 released a series of EPs to showcase a selection of the songs that will be be featured on their highly anticipated forthcoming album, including the much blogged about tracks “Sex”, “You”, and “Chocolate”.
The four-man band consisting of, Matthew Healy (vocals), Adam Hann (guitar), Ross MacDonald (bass), and George Daniel (drums) have recently announced their first North American tour dates, which comes highly anticipated after the band had successful shows in the UK.
The 1975 is On-Radar for B-Sides as we look forward to hearing more from them, especially after they play Austin’s SXSW festival.
The 1975 — Live Dates
March 20, 2013 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
March 22, 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – 6119
March 23, 2013 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
March 25, 2013 – Albany, NY – WEXQ-Miller Light Concert
March 26, 2013 – Boston, MA – Radio BDC
March 27, 2013 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
March 28, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
March 30, 2013 – Washington, DC – DC9
March 31, 2013 – Norfolk, VA – Jewish Mother 96X Spring Fling
Glassnote Records artist, Robert Delong has been described as a “one-man futuristic dance party with beats as cerebral as Orbital and club-ready as Calvin Harris.” Hailing from Los Angeles, DeLong explores the many facets of identity and spirituality within the catchy atmosphere of dance beats and pop-hooks. His debut album, Just Movement, is due on February 5, 2013, and has already spawned quite of interest from the lead single, “Global Concepts”.
DeLong has performed live, using a myriad of tools that include Wii-motes, keyboards, and drums to develop a live rock show that CMJ claims worthy of “an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii Remote and Sega Genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers.” He uses MIDI interfaces, a full drum set, drum pads, keyboards, laptops and game controllers, looping his music live to fuse electronic dance beats with striking melodies and lyrics with emotional heart.
Catch Robert Delong live:
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 1/16 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Mon 1/21 Los Angeles, CA Bardot
Tue 2/5 Los Angeles, CA Amoeba Music
Fri 2/8 Saratoga Springs, NY Putnam Den
Sat 2/9 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts – Wolf Building
Tue 2/12 Cambridge, MA TT The Bears
Thu 2/14 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
Thu 2/21 San Francisco, CA The Rickshaw Stop
Watch “Global Concepts” by Robert Delong, who is on B-Sides On-Radar!