It’s no secret that Austin, TX has a rich & thriving music scene. The city is home to SXSW, Austin City Limits, and many other musical festivals that we’d be right at home at if we had the frequent flyer miles to support our constant traveling. So when we discovered that Quiet Hounds had their roots set in the heart of Texas, we knew it’d be good.
There must be something in the water up in Canada because we find so many great bands emerging from our neighbors to the north. Tough Lovers is an indie/pop rock act based out of Vancouver. Their latest album, Good Morning, is packed with catchy guitar riffs and even catchier vocals.
Tennessee is not normally known for large wild cats but that doesn’t stop Lions from roaming the plain with an arsenal of riffs and soaring vocals. The band hails from Knoxville and has already amassed a solid following and will be touring select cities throughout the summer. While it would be safe to classify Lions as a math rock band, they also incorporate many other elements into their sound. The vocals ascend, the guitars are often jazzy, and the drums are a strong backbone to the wild animal.
Pick up their latest album, MTNZ, and crank it up!
Our neighbors to the north have yet again proven that they have a wonderfully vast music scene full of great musicians. This week we’re covering a Vancouver based band that has its roots set in folk. And if folk isn’t your thing, they might change your mind after a listen. Dogwood and Dahlia bring a bright and downright cheery twist to the genre. Songs like The Sea and Lancaster Bomber are proof of that, while Wild Oats and Arson slow things down and show they are quite capable of range. The EP is a solid offering and we can’t wait to hear more.
Our latest review takes us up north to Saskatchewan, Canada. Young Benjamins have blended folk & blues into a refreshing indie sound that is sure to fill the void in your playlist. Although their self-titled EP is just three tracks, it does a great job at showing you the range this band has. It starts out upbeat with a western tinge of rhythmic drums and violin, brings you down into some rocking blues, and then dueling vocals carry you to the end. Be ready to hit the replay button.
Hailing from Toulouse, France our latest featured artist has taken the digital approach to another level and has managed to pair music with a visual counterpart. Although music is at the heart of what they do, Uniform Motion is less of a traditional band and more of a multimedia art collective.