Monthly Archives: October 2012

Concert Gallery: Tilly And The Wall @ The Firebird

Last Friday bought Omaha twee band Tilly And The Wall to a rain-soaked St Louis night. The clouds may be dark and the air may be cold, but that didn’t stop Tilly And The Wall from bringing their brand of … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: The Mowgli’s

The Mowgli’s are eight musician friends from Los Angeles who embody one of the best qualities of the Californian state where they came from – an outpouring of love. The bands that I would describe them to be most similar … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Titus Andronicus – Local Business

After coming out with one of the great albums in 2010 – the historically-driven Civil War concept album, The Monitor, New Jersey punk band Titus Andronicus have risen to the top of my must-listen bands. Patrick Stickles and company not … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Icona Pop

Icona Pop is the moniker of Swedish electro-pop duo Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt. Similarly to their fellow Swede Robyn, Icona Pop are an unabashedly pop-club act. The first song I heard from them is the pop anthem I Love … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

Bat For Lashes is the musical project name of one Natasha Khan, the English songstress who evokes the spirit of Kate Bush and sings dark, haunted songs that will seep through the very fiber of your bones. Her sophomore album, … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Tamaryn – Tender New Signs

Tamaryn is both the real name and Kiwi vocalist Tamrayn (last name unknown). Oftentimes, the band name Tamaryn refers both to Tamaryn the singer and her frequent collaborator San Francisco-based producer Rex John Shelverton. Together, the duo produces sun-drenched hazy … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Io Echo

Io Echo are the LA-based duo Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross. By creating an hazy, atmospheric wall of sound mixed with non-traditional instruments such as Japanese koto harps and Chinese violins, Io Echo have succeeded in creating a brand of … Continue reading

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