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Ok, I’m back to blogging! 5 weeks?! Sometimes you just need a break. These days it seems like I need more than I did a decade ago. I’ll try to keep this thing going on a semi-regular basis. It’s nice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
Let’s start with the most recent, and move our way back. Vampire Weekend at SXSW debuting two new songs definitely will make people stop and take notice. “Diane Young” is really interesting with all of its “baby baby baby’s” shifting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
Justin Timberlake was good on SNL this weekend. There are many jumping on the hyperbole train on twitter with “best show ever” type of remarks. I certainly wouldn’t go that far. There were a couple of bits that didn’t work,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
James Blake as you know has been one of the more discussed names in the last month or so. Here comes two more from the forthcoming record Overgrown out April 8th. First, a radio rip from BBC Radio of "Voyeur... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
Mila Kunis was already damn near perfect before this day began, but as I type this I think she’s even hotter. How can that be possible? She rescues this UK reporter who’s nervous as hell during a press junket, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
Sacramento's own Tera Melos are back with a new poppy yet experimental track called "Sunburn." It's a fine preview off of the forthcoming record on Sargent House called X'ed Out, which will be out on April 16th. Preorder the album... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
Vanishing Point is the new album from Mudhoney, and based on the single "The Only Son of the Widow from Nain,” it could be a strong one. I know...getting a little bit ahead of myself based on one track. Mark... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) have always had the great knack of getting people up on the dance floor. Their new track "Slyd" is no different. The Sacramento natives will return with the new album Thr!!!er on April 30th on Warp... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
Here it comes! The new Postal Service track, "A Tattered Line of String," is an upbeat techno bounce that's fantastic. It's great to hear Ben Gibbard stretch again, beyond the usual dark pop/rock stylings. Plus, a Jenny Lewis appearance! She... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
The word on the street is that we are getting the old Thermals sound back. The sound that was less polished and more dirty, which is where some of their best material lies. The new track "Born to Kill" demonstrates... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
The other night I was checking out this band that I heard on KEXP called Bellamaine. I had to look up where they are from. Anacortes, Washington-almost directly a couple of hours north of Seattle. Some really cool dreamy rock... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
Yesterday I was chillin at home watching golf at Pebble Beach. Watching Bill Murray's bizarre facial hair, Jim Harbaugh, Chris O'Donnell and others play. Here comes a CBS Golf Promo during the commercial break. "Whoa, what was that?" I bust... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
If you didn’t know, The Nickel Slots have been a treasure in Sacramento for years. Here’s their new video for “The Devil’s Chain Gang” which captures them in fine form. A midtempo country rocker, with a fine piece of storytelling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
A piano romp from Cold War Kids…I’ll take it! It’s the lead single called “Miracle Mile,” which takes it up another couple of notches with a killer hook, and cool riff to fit oh so snug against the piano. Look... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
Tomorrow night (1/11) Sacramento’s Musical Charis and Autumn Sky will be joining forces for a 21an older show at Harlow’s at 9pm. They just released a cool collaboration between both called “Calling Out,” which they are sure to play tomorrow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
If you haven’t heard of the Brooklyn band The Men yet, you should put them on your radar if you are into rock. We aren’t talking watered down Nickelback either. These guys lunge right at you, as you’ll hear from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
The new Telekinesis track is mostly reverbed vocals, piano and the soft computerized bass drum thumping along, which is a departure from the straight ahead pop/rock sound that we are typically accustomed to from the band. Maybe that’s because it’s... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
It’s been too long waiting around for Suede to release new material, but we finally get it in the nice new track, “Barriers.” There is a new album coming that will apparently be called “Bloodsports” sometime in March. The good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
As he has been doing this year, Jack White has taken an all male band for half of his set, and then brought out his all female band for his second part. Many highlights on his appearance on the Austin... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
The much talked about new Burial tracks are finally here. This is basically an extension of the Kindred EP sound wise, with two new songs, "Truant" and "Rough Sleeper." That's 25 minutes of goods. You can download the single on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
I'm really into the new Eels track, "New Alphabet." Although it doesn't have a tremendous hook, the structure of the song, particularly the guitar riff on this really makes it happen. It's dirty with some distortion thrown in too. A... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
It's nice to see Josh Ritter return, fresh after his marriage with more songs written in one period than he had in his entire career. The new single is a pleasant one, "Joy To You Baby," which shouldn't disappoint his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
In a way, The Virginmarys remind me a little bit of The Subways. Both hard rocking trios. No female in the Virginmarys who used to date the lead singer though. Look for the band from Manchester England to release King... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
The new Johnny Marr track sounds a lot like present day U2, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's a very catchy track from the ex-Smiths legend titled "The Right Thing Right." Why did the label not let anybody... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN
To me, this may be the perfect pop song. Mellow, but with a steady beat and acoustic guitar at the forefront, Amor de Días' new track-"Jean's Waving" is a good one. The new record took three years to make. If... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at INDIEBLOGHEAVEN