Tag: indie
Trombone Shorty
Hear Them Now: Trombone Shorty
Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty, is an innovator. Born in the Treme section of New Orleans (you know, like the HBO show), Andrews has the sound of Nawlins…
Orwells
Hear Them Now: The Orwells
The Orwells is a fitting name for a band in 2014, what with the NSA and all that jazz. They even have a lead singer named Mario Cuomo which also…
Ty Segall
Hear Them Now: Ty Segall
I decided to kick off the 2014 edition of "Hear Them Now" with one of the most Culkin artists of 2013, Ty Segall. At only 26 years of age Segall…
Lucius
Hear Them Now: Lucius
Sorry, PewDiePie fans and Harry Potter nerds (no offense Nerdcore), this article isn't about some silly video game or lame movie franchise villain. Instead I'm hear to talk about one…
Blood Orange
Hear Them Now: Blood Orange
You may know Devonte Hynes from Test Icicles, the cleverly named dance-punk collective. Or his work with the more mellow Lightspeed Champion. Or perhaps his collaborations with the Chemical Brothers,…
Omar Souleyman
Hear Them Now: Omar Souleyman
You may recall, or rather, should recall that I wrote about Omar Souleyman's standout performance at the FYF Fest and proclaimed it my favorite live moment of the year. While…
Parquet Courts
Hear Them Now: Parquet Courts
Parquet Courts were one of the best bands you didn't here about in 2012. Brothers Andrew and Mark Savage, along with Austin Brown and Sean Yeaton, wowed the people in…
Arcade Fire Reflektor
New Arcade Fire Isn’t Awful
All right, I admit it. I might have been a little too hard on Arcade Fire. Yes, their latest Reflektor is listenable, maybe even their best since Funeral. It's just been…
laura mvula
Hear Them Now: Laura Mvula
Earlier today I reported that James Blake (the musician, not the tennis player) won the Mercury Prize. Blake, however, was not the favorite to earn the coveted distinction, which honors…