FeelGood Artists

All the way from Dublin, Ireland comes the fun sounds of a great new up and coming band by the name of Land Lovers. The Land Lovers are 5 members strong (Cooney, Ciarain Canavan, Brian Lynch, Cormac Hughes, and Shane Murphy) who make indie pop music of the feel good variety. They launched their new album Confidants through Popical Island at the end of September with great reception and glowing reviews from within the indie music community. Tracks from the new album have gained airplay throughout the UK and Ireland by the likes of BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio 1, Today FM, and various college radio stations. Even the album artwork was voted best Irish Artwork in 2011 by (check it out here).

So without much ado, stream the entire album, Confidants, below and check out the video + a free download for the track “The Cinema Bell”

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“Choirs is a group of friends who enjoy getting together and making music.” –Choirs bandpage bio. 

And what more do you need? You can almost hear the musical chemistry between the members as the music plays.  Atmospheric and beautiful yet at the same time with a heart pounding alternative rock prescence.

This band is one to definitely watch. Upon first listen the songs sounded familiar yet new. Like an old friend you haven’t seen in forever but when you do you can barely recongnize them because they have changed so much (for the better). And that is only a sign of greater things to come.

This is definitely a band to watch. I can’t believe it’s only the beginning. This young band will probably be all over the map soon so don’t miss out.

Download + Stream the Prologue EP below

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Not a stranger to long album titles, as we all remember When The Pawn Hits…(which is probably my favorite Fiona Apple record so far) Fiona Apple has done it again with her new album slated for a June release. The new album title in it’s entirety is:

The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will Serve You More than Ropes will Ever Do.

From that title, I can surmise that this is going to be an astounding album from a poetic viewpoint at least (Well, what Fiona Apple album isn’t? ). I mean, that’s JUST the title. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve heard any new original material so I’m definitely anxious for this release.

Not only is their a new album coming but she is also going to be on tour this month, so be sure to catch her live. I’m sure these shows are going to pretty special and not ones to miss if you have a chance.

Fiona Apple Tour Date 2012

3/15 – Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church
3/19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
3/21 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
3/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
3/24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Music Box
3/26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
3/27 – Boston, MA @ Royale

I’ve been a fan of mashups for quite some time, I’ve even tried my hand at it but i admittedly suck at it so I won’t even try and pretend like i have a clue about how it’s done..just that it sounds damn good when it’s done right. Anyways, enough about me…Founders of The Octopus Hamstring, Tyler and Mike (Mike being the mastermind) have actually been working on a project called The 86 Angels which is currently on constant rotation on my ipod. It’s a fairly new project but they are already on Vol. 3 of their mashup/remix series and this recently released track has really shown progression from Volumes 1 and 2 (which are still great in their own rights). Mixing old school hip hop including Wu Tang, Notorious B.I.G, etc with bands like Converge excite me. It’s refreshing to hear this unique blend of varying musical genres with varying themes instead of the same old mashups with david guetta, kesha, rihanna, etc etc.

 “The ’86 Angels are Mike, Tyler and Phat B. Mike and Tyler are huge fans of Morrissey and the Smiths; Phat B is not. Tyler and Phat B can each grow impressive beards; Mike cannot. Mike and Phat B can name the entire starting lineup from the Angels’ 2002 World Series Championship team; Tyler cannot.” – Soundcloud Bio

And as their official site states “if you came here to dance, go somewhere else. this isn’t that kind of party.”….but the thing IS that kind of party..and you can cry if you want to. I won’t tell. It’s just that damn good.

And as always generous as they are creative, featured below are the first 12 minutes off of Vol.3 exclusively at free for download. Just click the link below 
The First 12 Minutes [The ’86 Angels, Vol. III]

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Not only can you listen on your music player but have them play in your living room, at your grandma’s birthday, even bar-mitzvahs! just contact Mike @ for live bookings, remix work, tracks to add to any compilations, etc.

Every once in awhile i come across a musician whose music is not only unique but inspiring and with a great voice to match so i couldn’t resist sharing this with you all. A random tweet from Brian Larsen actually caught my attention and come to find out he’s more than just someone on twitter with some inspiring tweets (@Brian_Larsen) but also a great artist you should be on the watch for.

“Honest, heartfelt indie pop/rock songs are woven organically into “Building,” the highly anticipated second solo album from singer-songwriter Brian Larsen. Addictive melodies laced with sophisticated, finger-picked progressions and a captivating voice candidly share moments in the coming-of-age of this rare talent.” –

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Pre-order the new album now at: and receive an instant free download of the album’s first single “How Long” not available anywhere else!

[To be released April 17, 2012 on Protocol Records.]

Create and support positive music, the world definitely needs more of it. 🙂

This weeks band to watch, Vows, is a “DIY dream pop due” from Central NJ comprised of Bone Blanket and Nillo. It’s hard not to get hooked upon first listen. With dreamy soundscapes and calming vocals matched with an upbeat tone throughout the whole album, it definitely left me wanting more. There are also elements of folk especially the song “Glory” which to me can be best described as dreamy folk.  The pair is currently playing shows with three other members of the Crystal Mountain Music Collective (Sabeel Azam, Ryan Ward, Scott Soffer) to recreate the sound as a live band experience. Now, amid shows the band is back in the basement recording a new full-length album.These guys are definitely on the rise and personally I can’t wait to hear what else they have in store.

Stream the song “Parallel” below from the album Winter’s Grave

“Born a Wolf” Official Music Video

For Tour Dates, Media, and More Visit Vows @ Vowsmusic
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Baby Baby (Atlanta,GA)

Since listening to the upbeat extremely fun heart pounding Baby Baby Album ‘Money’, I haven’t been able to stop listening to these guys. It’s the type of music that makes you feel as though you need to be in a room full of people destroying everything around you and having the time of your life. And that description doesn’t even begin to do them justice.

Just listen to one of my favorite tracks from the album entitled “Breakin'”

“Baby Baby is definitely a band that is more than just the three people on the stage, they are everyone that comes to a show and wants to have a good time. Baby Baby are the people who bang on tables and walls to the beat of the drums. Baby Baby are the people who jump on stage during “We Do This All Night Long” and dance until they can dance no more. Baby Baby are the people who scream out all the lyrics at the top of their lungs into the microphones alongside the band themselves…read more

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