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Formed in 2010, Deeper Upper are a young band from Vilnius, Lithuania, who eclectically mix post-punk influences with modern synth-driven sounds. Daktaras Kestutis (vocals, guitar, keys), Evaldas Arlauskas (keys), Ignas Ivaska (guitar), and Rimas Nasutavicius (drums) played their first gig at a rock contest a few years ago, and won first prize. As winners, Deeper Upper earned a chance to record two songs in a professional recording studio. Soon after, the band would release “Things Behind the Eden doors” and “Last I Saw You, You Were Dreaming of a Blue Sundown”, which earned them their first radio spins, as well as exposure in and out of Lithuania. Throughout the rest of 2011, Deeper Upper played across their home country and released “I Am the Colours”, a single that Mercedes-Benz eventually picked up for one of their promotional mixed tapes. In 2012, the band released their first video, for the single, “In the Sands of a Desert”.
The indie band is fronted by lead singer, songwriter and guitarist, John Seymour, who often writes metaphorically about love and relationships using literary references, musically framed with melodic hooks.
The music video for “Sativa” was directed by Daniel Chestnut. The independent rock band The Body Rampant recently released their new EP, Transient Years.
In anticipation to their upcoming album release, Orlando based band There For Tomorrow have released an acoustic version of a new song called “The Joyride” that was recorded in Germany for PitCam.tv.
Indie Band The Fire Apes are gearing up to release their latest album, A Life In Letters, out May 23. The South Carolina pop/rock act is fronted by lead singer, songwriter and guitarist, John Seymour, who often writes metaphorically about love and relationships using literary references, musically framed with melodic hooks.
His music and words can elicit feelings that range from joy and happiness to commiseration and longing. He credits The Beatles, Oasis, Green Day, The Pretenders and Fountains of Wayne as strong influences. “A Life in Letters” is guaranteed to be the summer music must have of 2011.
Independent artists Jaycen Mckissick and Emily Whitehurst have teamed to star Survival Guide. The duo are members of The Action Design who are currently on a hiatus. Mckissick talks about the new project, sound and vinyl release.
Goodnight Caulfield’s name is in reference to Holden Caulfield of the best-selling novel, The Catcher in the Rye. The band is bidding adieu to Caulfield’s style of rebellious pessimism and negativity in order to welcome something more positive – something they hope their music brings to people.
The Gallery’s new EP, Come Alive, was released today, which was produced by Warren Huart (The Fray, Augustana, Hot Hot Heat) at Hollywood’s Swing House Studios. The Gallery are one of the sixteen bands chosen by Rolling Stone magazine to be in their “So You Want to be a Rock & Roll Star” contest, in which they could be on the cover of Rolling Stone, in addition to getting a record deal with Atlantic Records and performing live on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
The independent band’s hook-laden rock songs combine a mix of mainstream appeal and professionalism with indie credibility and likeability. Their brand of guitar-driven, southern-infused pop rock blurs the lines between authenticity and commerciality, producing songs that are refined and disarmingly catchy.