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Acoustic Pop Duo Minor Soul Discuss Work with Dave Stewart and Making Music in the Big Apple

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The two young brothers in acoustic-pop band Minor Soul have a bit of a complicated background — I’d tell you where they’re from, but I’m still not quite sure. To be honest, I’m not entirely certain that they even know for sure. What I do know is that Jack and Max Wagner were born in England, grew up in Hong Kong, and now live in New York. To spice up their bio even more, the two brothers even made a few pit stops along the way, including one in Los Angeles, where they joined forces with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) at Henson Studios to record some songs. Later that year, Minor Soul released a video for “Beneath my Skin”, a song that came out of these sessions.

These days, Minor Soul is staying extremely present online by releasing videos on YouTube, as well as posting tunes that might one day end up on an official Minor Soul release. But, before they release an album, the guys are keen on making an impression on their latest city of residence — New York, New York. Their latest song/video, “Streets of New York”, was produced and co-written with renown hit maker, Toby Gad; whether you’ve heard Minor Soul play before or not, the catchy number is a good briefing on where the band is in 2012, both literally and figuratively.

My Summer Announce Select Tour Dates, Watch Live Performance Video

Long Island indie band, My Summer, have announced select summer tour dates in support of their forthcoming record to be released Summer 2011.

Formed in 2005 by Mike Longo (guitar, vocals) and Joe Lambiaso (drums), My Summer quickly established themselves as a staple of New York’s indie rock scene, picking up band members Dave Ferrara (guitar) and Joe Gruber (bass) along the way. Before year’s end, they released their first EP.

Indie Artist Matt Lowell Set to Release Album in Spring, Plays NYC Shows

In support of his upcoming release, Matt Lowell will be playing Mercury Lounge on Jan. 8 and The Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Jan. 11.

Lowell will be showing off his new sound with songs from his soon to be released EP, co-written with Dead Oceans Recording artist John Vanderslice and produced by Joel Hamilton (Black Keys, Matisyahu, Sparklehorse) and John Davis. Lowell’s live band will be featured, including Joe Tomino on drums, from Matisyahu and Dub Trio, and John Davis on Bass, from JoJo Nayers NERVE.

Having been in the New York music scene for a while, the independent artist is looking forward for what the New Year has in store. After graduating Berklee College of Music and having two EP’s under his belt, there is no question this will be a highly anticipated release for 2011.

Indie Band NGHBRS Scheduled to Play Long Island Holiday Festival

Long Island, New York based 4-piece rock band known as NGHBRS will be playing the Long Island Holiday Festival on December 19 with Good Old War, The Republic of Wolves, Koji, and more.

The 2-day nonprofit event will give back to the community that has given so much already. The Holiday Festival will be giving all proceeds toAngel Tree; an organization devoted to children whom are not fortunate enough to celebrate this coming holiday season with a parent or parents due to imprisonment. For more on Angel Tree go to

Indie Band Quiet Lights Makes Noise

Brooklyn-based indie band, Quiet Lights, is hard at work finishing up their album, The Big Fear, which is expected to be released in early 2011.

In the meantime, fans can listen to a 2-track pre-release free at their Gighive web page Songs titled Ablaze 7 and Twice Today are equally haunting, and fit the band’s genre of “dream-pop.”

The 5-member ensemble formed in Brooklyn, New York in 2009, and have been creating their unique blanc et noir sound ever since.