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Indie Band The Waylons Release EP, Free Music Download

TheWaylons_OutofLoveThe Waylons are a catchy indie four-piece band from Brooklyn, New York that have recently released an EP, Out of Love. The seven-song EP offers mostly laid back tracks and a well-constructed ‘indie rock’ sound.

Recorded in a train depot in Rupert, VT and apartments and hallways in Brooklyn, Out of Love offers memorable guitar-driven tracks that will have you listening to the album over-and-over, again.

The indie band’s instrumentally diverse sound has been compared to The Replacements, The Shins and Pavement.

What’s unique about The Waylons?

Indie Rock Band Washington Square Park’s Debut Album Out Now

WashingtonSquarePark2Washington Square Park have released their first full-length self-titled album. WSP have just wrapped up the NJ Pop Punk Revival Tour with Bright and Early and I Call Fives and have released a new music video for their single “No Medication.”

WSP is a punk rock band hailing from Northern New Jersey that is already stirring up noise all up and down the East Coast.

For fans of The Movielife and Jimmy Eat World, Washington Square Park has the goods to be the breakout band of the summer.

JPT Scare Band Unleash A Masterpiece of Fuzzed Out Proto-Metal

Acid_Blues.1JPT Scare Band will be White Man’s Burden in CD, digital and deluxe multi-colored double 12″ vinyl formats. LP edition will include two previously unreleased bonus tracks. The album will be available world-wide through the Ripple Music Store on June 22nd, 2010.

Legendary rockers, JPT Scare Band, released some of the most collectible psychedelic/acid rock of all time.

Banded together during the tumultuous years of the early 70’s, JPT Scare Band fused a sound equally heavy in hard rocking blues as it was tripped out in psychedelia, creating a sound so imposing that it perfectly reflected the emotions of the era.

Introducing London’s Paintings of Ships

The UK’s Most Seaworthy Grunge Rockers Talk Launching Their First EP

paintingsofships2Unapologetic 90s guitar fuzz, nautically inspired lyrics – Paintings of Ships ­don’t care much about fitting into a commercially pleasing genre. In fact, they’d prefer not to become the next short-lived band o’ the week. The London-based trio, made up of Daniel Clancy (vocals/guitars), Catherine Wilson (bass guitar/vocals), and Matt Hill (drums) just released their self-produced EP, Shore For Sure. We caught up with Clancy to discuss their DIY approach and what, exactly, is going right (and wrong) in the music industry.

GH: You’ve been together since 2009. Have you been looking for a deal with a record label?

DC: We haven’t actively been looking for a record deal at all thus far. We’re just having fun. Playing as many gigs as we can and recording our EP have proven to be reward enough for us, really. It’s a buzz to hear songs I spent hours writing and losing sleep over blasting away in my headphones or putting smiles on people’s faces at gigs (or the opposite).

GH: Are you happy to be an independent project?

The New York Post’s Pop Wrap Picks Marching Band in its Fave Five!

MarchingBandI’m not much of a rocker, people … I’m just going to lay that little icing of honesty on you right now. However, on occasion, I have been known to sport a skinny jean, some guy-liner, head to the Lower East Side and sway like a cruise ship in troubled waters.

In other words, I have my indie-rock moments.

Today I have included some new loves in the world of both pop and rock, to give you that fizzle and sizzle your ears are yearning for. On the rock front, we have two of my new favorites, the Swedish funk known as Marching Band and the grungy fellas of Rogue Wave, followed by a classic indie staple, Yacht. Spinning 180 degrees to the pop-mosphere are Marina & the Diamonds and Dan Black, bringing up the more pop-tastic caboose of this week’s fave five train.

Free Download: Boy Without God Mixes Jazz with Indie Rock

BoywithoutGodBoy Without God is the solo project of Boston native and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Birnbaum, who at his young age has already passed through many musical outlets, from the violent power-electronics of Catholic Skin and the saxophone fronted spazz-rock of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, to stints with Virgin Records new signing Eli Reed and blog-buzz darlings Drug Rug and a continuing membership in the campfire singalong folk-pop group The Tiny Tornadoes.

Growing up in a musical family (brother Adam is a jazz pianist and sister Sara is a classical cellist) and studying the tenor saxophone through high school, Birnbaum initially pursued a career in avant-garde improvised music, performing in NYC with such luminaries as Andrew D’Angelo and Jim Black, and running the short-lived Boston Jazz Composers Collective.

Sweden’s Marching Band Recording New Album; Debut Album “Spark Large” On iTunes

MarchingBandSweden’s MARCHING BAND is currently in the studio with producer Jari Haapalainen (Ed Harcourt, Camera Obscura, The Concretes) working on a new album due out in the Spring of 2010 on U & L Records. The new album will be the follow up to the band’s debut Spark Large – recorded with Adam Lasus indie rock producer for artists such as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, Army Navy, & Yo La Tengo. Originally released in August 2008, Spark Large is currently being featured on iTunes due to songs from the album being used in Zombieland and Scrubs.