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Monday, August 24, 2009

FUTURE SOUNDS DEBUTS

Here's a look at the artists that appeared for the first time on the Future Sounds radio show on WOXY.com...

THE XX
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HOMETOWN: London
Ok, so The XX is on everyone's playlist these days. We haven't seen such blanket blog hype about someone in some time, and from early listens, it's deserved. Unsigned for another 5 minutes.

THE LONELY H
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HOMETOWN: Seattle, WA
Listening to their third release now, "Concrete Class", this Seattle act that boasts three members under 21, with big brother at 22, playing songs that sound like they stepped right out of "Three Steps" era-Lynyrd Skynrd. These guys are legit, live they are smokestack lightning! Control Group

MY JERUSALEM
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HOMETOWN: New Orleans/Austin, TX
This band has a big cast of characters behind it, guys that have played in bands such as The Polyphonic Spree, The Twilight Singers, Bishop Allen, Great Northern and St Vincent. Listen to "Sweet Chariots". Unsigned

SIR LORD VON RAVEN
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HOMETOWN: Oakland, CA
A Bay area super-group, with members of Gris Gris, Silver Jews, Howlin' Rain and The Nice Boys. Garage rock the way those guys know how to crank it out. Check out "The Glass Castle".
HappyParts Recordings

SMALL BLACK
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HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY
Already getting Pitchfork love? Yep, quite a head start for Brooklyn's Small Black. Precious indie rock that's so in fashion at the moment, we chose to play "Despicable Dogs" first, but these guys roll deep with great tracks. Cassclub Records

GET BACK GUINOZZI!
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HOMETOWN: Toulon, France
These Frenchies have that special je ne sais qua. Track "Carpet Madness" has me obsessed, a perfect summer track on the Tom Tom Club side of the fence. Fatcat Records

FACTORY FLOOR
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HOMETOWN: London
Do you think someone likes Joy Division?? Factory Floor formed off of throw-away demos from the Factory in Manchester. Dig the song, "Lying". Unsigned

TRAILER TRASH TRACY'S
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HOMETOWN: London
This one sounds dirty, sounds like they recorded the tracks off a turntable with your old man's old tape recorder. Track "Candy Girl" is fantastic. No Pain In Pop Records

MARICOPA
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HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY
I was handed this CD by the bass player in SEAN BONES/SAM CHAMPION, Mr. Jack Dolgen goes by Maricopa (he's from AZ) and his '70's inspired indie rock is a sing-along. Check out "It's Going To Be All Right". He's playing Pianos in NYC on August 29th. Unsigned

TAPE DECK MOUNTAIN
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HOMETOWN: San Diego, CA
Super cool guys that we met down at The Rumble: San Diego, a band that's buzzing in SD and is already putting things out on sOOper hip Lefse Records (Neon Indian, etc). Listen to track, "A Cool Thing".

THE VOX JAGUARS
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HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA
This record apparently was in the office for months, and it wasn't until their brilliant young manager followed up with me and sent the mp3, did I lock onto what THE VOX JAGUARS were giving us. Track "Swagger" has just that - attitude and then some. Anondyne Records

PAUL & THE PATIENTS
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HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY

Really digging this act from Brooklyn on American Myth Recordings (Lissy Trulie's 'Self-taught Learner EP') with a big UK sound. Awaiting more tracks, this one debuted in the Hot 5, need to see this one live.

EVAN VOYTAS
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HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles' EVAN VOYTAS came to our attention via RCRDLBL.COM and held it with track "Give It Back". Looks like we need to get Mr Voytas on a Rumble LA. Off the perfectly titled release, "The New Dynamic Sound of Evan Voytas". Unsigned

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