FUTURE SOUNDS 30 RELEASED THIS WEEK!
1. SHOUT OUT LOUDS – TONIGHT I HAVE TO LEAVE IT
We here at TF/FS couldn’t be prouder to have the honor to help one of our favorite bands and present their tour across the US & Canada in October/November. The song itself is CURE-tastic, and Stockholm’s SOL’s are back with an excellent release on the mighty Merge. Manager: Filip Wilen. Booking: Marty Diamond, Paradigm. Publisher: EMI Music Publishing.
SHOUT OUT LOUDS – OUR ILL WILLS – MERGE RECORDS
2. JOHNOSSI – MAN MUST DANCE
Supporting fellow Swedes SHOUT OUT LOUDS on this cross-country journey is an incredible dynamo of a two-piece, JOHNOSSI. They’ve been making plenty of fans in Europe on the V2 Records release, and finally we get it stateside. It’s amazing how much good noise two people can make.
Manager: Bud Fox Management. Legal: Craig Averill. Needs: US booking, publishing. JOHNOSSI – JOHNOSSI – THE CONTROL GROUP
3. WHITE DENIM – MESS YOUR HAIR
I’ve mentioned this band, WHITE DENIM on past FS comps, but this band from Austin, Texas has got to be the hottest unsigned band North of the Rio Grande. We’re talking bad and nationwide in a ZZ TOP kinda way. Play this one loud and put some gel in your hair. The band who’s shows are a ‘who’s who’ of Texas bands each time they play – raw power! Management: Scottie Diablo. US Booking: Paul Buck, Bigshot Touring. Needs: Legal. WHITE DENIM – DEMOS – UNSIGNED 4.
BRAZOS – MRS VIRGINIA
Back-to-back bands from Austin, Texas?? What is this? Lots of great acts are coming out of the capital city these days. Self-releasing ‘A City Just As Tall’ on Autobus Records on October 16th, it was actually tough to pick just one track to feature on Future Sounds from them. ‘Mrs. Virginia’ was crafted in an un-air-conditioned bedroom in the hot Austin summertime by Mr. Brazo, Martin Crane. Needs: Management, ooking, Legal.
BRAZOS - A CITY JUST AS TALL - UNSIGNED
5. CALVIN HARRIS – THE GIRLS
From Dumfries, Scotland, yeah, I know, don’t know it either, comes CALVIN HARRIS, a guy that’s already gone Top 10 in the UK with this song, and linked up with the golden ears at Almost Gold for release of ‘I Created Disco’, which it feels like he may have had a hand in doing. Management: 365 Management. Booking: AM Only. Publishing: EMI Music Publishing. CALVIN HARRIS – I CREATED DISCO – ALMOST GOLD RECORDINGS
6. SUGAR & GOLD – NEIGHBORHOOD
I mentioned SUGAR & GOLD on FS29, and got my hands on the track for this one for you to enjoy. San Francisco’s good time machine that makes me feel like I did at my old roller-skating parties at USA Roller Rink in middle school. Just finished a US tour with GRAVY TRAIN!!! If Calvin Harris created disco, Sugar & Gold created roller disco.
Manager: Nicholas Dobbratz.Needs: Booking, legal.
SUGAR & GOLD - CREME - ANTENNA FARM RECORDS
7. THE NOISES 10 – X’S ON YOUR EYES
Charlotte, North Carolina’s THE NOISES 10 are no strangers to Future Sounds past, and this marks their third appearance with newly cut tracks like ‘X’s On Your Eyes’ and no less than two others ready to walk right onto radio instantly. They’ve been out in LA working with producer Eric Valentine of the full length and were recently voted ‘Best Overall Artist’ in the Carolinas at the 2007 Charlotte Music Awards. Manager: Andy Johnson. Legal: Elliot Groffman. Needs: Booking, Publishing.
THE NOISES 10 – DEMOS – UNSIGNED
8. AUSHUA – SISTER SAVES
Another Orange County, California band emerges and this time they’re called AUSHUA. Already getting mentions in the Buzz Bands column in the LA Times and all over the Socal blog scene, it’s really just a matter of this band getting on the road before everyone is talking about them. This one booms at you and I warn you will stick in your head after several plays to the point of obsession. Manager: Brett Williams, New Noise Mgmt. Legal: David Rappaport. Needs: Booking, Publishing.
AUSHUA - DEMOS – UNSIGNED
9. THE BLACKS – ELEGANT WALK
Dirty, twisted, and looking for good trouble are the bi-coastal act THE BLACKS (San Francisco and New York). Lots of travel, twice the rock! Another strong release by my new favorite SF indie label, Tricycle Records, this three-piece is starting to make trips outside the bay to places like NYC for shows and coming away with new fans.
Needs: Management, booking, legal.
THE BLACKS – NOM DE GUERRE – TRICYCLE RECORDS
10. NATHAN & STEPHEN – GOING HOME
You think I tried to slip you another HOLD STEADY track, didn’t you? Might have a familiar tone, but this act is from Denver, Colorado instead of Brooklyn, it’s NATHAN & STEPHEN and they give us this super catchy song, complete with HERB ALPERT horns and a sing along to close out and make everyone feel good. The band features former members of FIVE IRON FRENZY and ROPER. Needs: Management, legal, booking, publishing.
NATHAN & STEPHEN – EVERYONE EP – UNSIGNED
11. LYKKE LI – LITTLE BIT Ok, slowing it down for you on this one and getting a little sexy. Here’s LYKKE LI, who will complete her debut album recordings in New York during October/November with producer Bjorn Yttling of PETER, BJORN & JOHN, and will also work in some NYC shows while she’s there. She self-released this record at home in Sweden on LL Recordings, but this is wide open for the rest of the world as her lyrics suggest.
Manager: Filip Wilen. Legal: Craig Averill. Needs: US booking, publishing.
LYKKE LI – LITTLE BIT EP - UNSIGNED
12. SHANNON WRIGHT – EVERYBODY’S GOT THEIR OWN PART TO PLAY
Atlanta-based artist, SHANNON WRIGHT, is another artist that has been around the block, has tasted the dirty parts of the music industry and still dusts herself off and makes incredible music. Formerly in the band, CROWSDELL, she’s recorded with Steve Albini, toured with CALEXICO and her latest release, Let In The Light, features this voice that’s long overdue for additional attention.
SHANNON WRIGHT – LET IN THE LIGHT – QUARTERSTICK RECORDS
13. CASTLEDOOR – DOVE
Los Angeles act, CASTLEDOOR, have industry eyes upon them and a stockpile of great tracks like ‘Dove’ in their kingdom. They are in the process of recording their debut full length with Aaron Espinoza (EARLIMART) this fall. A buzz band you’ll hear plenty about. Manager: Lisa Klipsic, Don’t Jump! Management.
Needs: Booking, legal, publishing.
CASTLEDOOR - FOLLOW THE DOVE EP - UNSIGNED
14. THE MINUTES - UKRAINE
Dublin, Ireland’s THE MINUTES write the kind of power-pop hits that harkens back to CHEAP TRICK or more recently SNOW PATROL. The band rises from the ashes of former Future Sounds favorites, STARS OF THE CITY, and now handle their craft with a professionalism and dedication that most bands could learn from. They are about to hit the road with THE PIDGEON DETECTIVES in October and will be touring in the UK through Christmas. Management: Brian Bradely, Brassneck Management. Needs: Booking, legal, publishing.
THE MINUTES – DEMOS - UNSIGNED
15. MAKE MODEL – THE L.S.B.
Called Scotland’s BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, Glasgow’s MAKE MODEL’s ‘The L.S.B.’ shouts at you to get your attention and hits the mark. The six-piece has done a session on Steve Lamacq’s Radio 1 show & recently played the Levi’s ‘Ones To Watch’ tour. This release is on their own label, The Biz, but they’ve signed to EMI so expect the full hype job soon enough. Management: Angus Murray. UK Booking: Mike, ITB. Legal: N Stein, Clintons. Needs: US booking, publishing.
MAKE MODEL – THE L.S.B./CZECH NECK – SINGLE – The Biz Records.
OTHER ARTISTS TO WATCH:
CHRISTOPHER DENNY – Track: Westbound Train
If ROY ORBISON’s ghost would come back and embody 19 year old kid from Arkansas, this is what he’d sound like. True, genuine character and talent pours from CHRISTOPHER DENNY on his brilliant CD, 'Age Old Hunger' on 2 Minutes 59 Seconds Records.
YEASAYER – Track: 2080
From their remarkable album ‘All Hour Cymbals’ on Monitor Records, one of the most refreshing and challenging CD’s that’s crossed my path in a TALKING HEADS sense, but not in sound. Totally original.
BLACK KIDS – Track: I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
An indie band that sounds like the CURE from Jacksonville, Florida? You’d be correct, and here’s BLACK KIDS, a band making us feel better since THE CURE canceled their US tour dates. For fans of THE GO! TEAM and ARCADE FIRE.
THE COURTEENERS – Track: Acrylic
Manchester’s latest buzz act seem to be all over the NME and getting plenty of traction on the street level, looks like it may have legs to last. They just did UK dates with THE CORAL.
EAGLE SEAGULL – Track: You Can’t Call Yourself A Secret
High energy at times, melodic and moody the next, Nebraska’s EAGLE SEAGULL give a complete flight on their ‘The Year Of The How-To Book’ release. Paper Garden Records.
REVEREND & THE MAKERS – Track: Heavy Weight Champion of the World
The good Rev is making waves in the UK currently at radio with his ‘The State Of Things’ CD, tried like hell to get it on this compilation this month in time for release. Wall Of Sound Records (UK).
ALSO BUZZING: Lightspeed Champion, Plans To Leave, The Bangkok Five, Tweak Bird, Tinseltown, Waajeed, MC Rut, Wild Light, Sergeant, New Motels, edIT, The Reformation, Sneaky Sound System, Cajun Dance Party, Via Audio, Derby, Tigercity, Derek White & The Monophobics, Office, Eye Alaska, Frankmusik, Happy Hallows, Bobby Cook, Tar Volts, Alberta Cross, Care Bears On Fire.
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