March 30, 2007
+ The Farthest Star
+ Nemesis (divine command edit)
+ Cold (older track available from the band's webpage)
March 29, 2007
Really cool up tempo New Wave/Powerpop track by this Brazilian trio. Recommended by J.A.
+ The Picture - So Many Days
Idolator showed some love for this track yesterday!
+ Southside Stalkers - The Little And The Dead
Peter has more tracks by these Swedes. Short and rather catchy pop song.
+ Pueblo - Keep me away from what I know
Released on Truckland Records - just like Southside Stalkers. Dark and beautiful.
Yesterday Peter posted a new track (Idyllwild) by Trembling Blue Stars. Absolutely gorgeous.
Nothing but Green Lights has just posted a brilliant track by French singer/artist Kid Francois called Tour De France. Check it out!
March 28, 2007
+ Big Tasty
+ We made the seas incarnadine
March 27, 2007
+ Feeling Perfect
+ Die Young
and a bonus one
+ Growing Pains
And here's one from the mailbox. US trio Ruby Isle covers Sonic Youth's Teenage Riot. Not really sure what to think...
+ Teenage Riot
Peter has recently posted a string of tracks by this trio of interesting Swedish artists; Swedish for Beginners, Elenette, Säkert!.
Opening track In Competition for the Worst Time of the Make Another World album by Idlewild is available for free at the band's Myspace profile. Damn great!
+ In Competition for the Worst Time
March 26, 2007
+ For once in your life try to fight for something you believe in
Belgium band suburb songs describe their music as "a mix between traditional singer-songwriter music, shoegazer and indietronics". The free track Another Side of You taken from the band's webpage does indeed sound like a mixture of those genres.
+ Another Side of You
March 24, 2007
+ The Sea As Horizon
+ The Fringe
March 22, 2007
+ On Fire
NO! The blog hasn't suddenly turned commercial. Annexet is a new café/bar in my hometown and I thought I should show my support/appreciation by posting the banner.
J.A. has sent me this link. The debut album from Mighty Six Ninety has been pushed back to August. That is certainly bad news in my small world!
It's now possible for band to upload a 5th track to their Myspace profiles. Hits In The Car favorites Ether Aura "celebrates" this new feature by uploading and sharing the track Tell Me That I'm Nothing from the incredible Before We Could Sing album. If you haven't yet bought what definitely is one of this year's finest albums (shame on you), you can do it right here for $16 (outside the US).
+ Tell Me That I'm Nothing
Thanks to gorilla vs. bear I've just downloaded the brand new track Fake Empire by The National. From the forthcoming album - Boxer. After 3 listens I really, really like it! The hype has started...
+ Fake Empire
March 21, 2007
+ Full Color Love Affair
+ Bury My Heart At Makeout Point
+ Model Kit
March 20, 2007
+ Sea of Mediocrity
+ Sorry State
The Evening Sounds:
+ A New Suggestion
+ Not About You
FALK recommends US electronic quartet Atomica. The sound (with elements of trip-hop, downtown etc.) and the female vocalist (Lauren Cheatham) constantly make me think of Portishead and Massive Attack (which certainly isn't a bad thing). No surprise as the label (Positron! Records) has listed these two bands among the similar artists.
March 19, 2007
+ Alcian Blue - You Just Disappear
+ Spanky Darth Vaders - On The Radio
+ Tower of Foil - Strange Diversion
+ Friends - Every Summer
By now most blog readers should be familiar with the wonderful pop tune Breakfast in NYC by Northern Irelanders Oppenheimer. Another track called Allen Died, April Five from the band's debut album has been uploaded to Last.fm for free downloading. Not a killer like the "NYC breakfast", but the knack for writing catchy pop songs is still very much present in this track.
+ Allen Died, April Five
+ Breakfast in NYC
Under Electric Light has remixed White Room by Antidoton. Owe to add that it's really, really cool, though you'd probably guessed that already!
+ White Room (UEL Remix)
Light years ago (or at least it feels like a long, long time) J.A. recommended US duo Skittish, comparing their sound to Interpol. There are indeed some similarities, though the sound of Interpol is a bit "darker". But a nice and really catchy one!
+ Million Gray
The Last.fm-mainstream-o-meter has been extended/improved. Currently I'm 16.82% mainstream. I'm wondering how it's possible to be 102.62% mainstream, but according to the meter this person is!?
Heartache with Hard Work has been added to the blogroll.
March 16, 2007
First single Where Did We Go from the Phonovectra debut album Too Young To Die is available for free from the band's Myspace profile. It's a great rock track and highly recommendable! I ordered the album a while back and expect it to arrive any day soon!
+ Where Did We Go
The Holiday Show has posted a new track on their Myspace player. Sadly it's not a freebie. The track is called City Girlfriend and is surprisingly indie pop inspired. Accordingly an album is in the making!
The Lovekevins has a new single called Tamagotchi Freestyle. It's from the band's forthcoming album that will be called Vs the snow. The album will be released April 4 on Songs I Wish I Had Written and is described as "A perfect blend of dream like noise and steady wonderful pop melodies". The new single is one of those typical irresistible and catchy ones.
+ Tamagotchi Freestyle
...passantin has been added to the blogroll. If you skipped German classes you'll probably be completely lost!
Check this fantastic post by emodreng & indiepige. Especially the Dreams Ends remix of (Lack of) Love Will Tear Us Apart by The Honeydrips is excellent!
+ (Lack of) Love Will Tear Us Apart (Lack of Love Tore Us Apart - Dreams End Remix)
Losing Track by Swedish electro pop duo (?) The Morning Paper is quiet and simply beautiful (sounds like rain falling down). Perfect for a tired Friday evening.
+ Losing Track
Eheruncool is a quartet from Rosswein somewhere in Germany. The lyrics are in German (I'm getting more and more used to this) and the music is dark and depressive finding lots of inspiration in bands like Sonic Youth and Joy Division. Both tracks were found at the band's Myspace profile and are super cool!
+ Lebe Lieber Schwer
+ Wenn der Tag anbricht
March 15, 2007
+ New Legs (album version)
+ New Legs (tWAMi remix)
March 14, 2007
+ Us With Millions - The Golden Coast
I mentioned this band last week and this nice one has just been uploaded by the band.
+ Powderdust - Wait For You [Federspiel Remix]
+ The Floor Is Made Of Lava - Do Your Sister (James Braun Does Ya Mama Too Remix)
Two tracks from the department of remixes. I really have no idea if they are old or new, but they are both good enough to enjoy (again?)!
+ Ronderlin - Way To Be
A new track from the forthcoming album (release date May 7) that will be called The Great Investigation. The 4 tracks I've heard so far from the album are simply brilliant, so expectations are rapidly growing!
+ Inhaler - Tranquilized
It's probably the zillionth, billionth time I post this track. But it's still a fantastic pop song and since it's now available in a decent quality, it's certainly well-worth a re-post.
March 13, 2007
+ Hög Luft
+ Hög Luft (Fujasaki Remix)
And remember that SuperTroels will release his (electronic inspired) solo debut album on March 26 under the alias I Know That You Know. Here are two samples "borrowed" from his weblog.
+ You Are Always
+ Cut Me Up
March 12, 2007
+ Black Mirror
Every time I listen to No Cars Go I almost start singing "Hot Dog, Jumping Frog, Albuquerque". It's a great track, but very inspired/influenced by Prefab Sprout.
It's now possible to download the entire (and absolutely brilliant) Organized Faults EP by Danish Electro Pop band Volvoe over at Mymusic.dk.
+ These Moments
According to Last.fm I'm 20% mainstream!
Speaking of Last.fm. Here's a nice freebie found "over there".
+ Jumprope - Forget That Girl
Today should (I hope) be the last busy day at work for some time. Crossing my fingers and hoping the best.
March 9, 2007
+ Spencer Tricker - Hey Jessica
More songs like this and chances are pretty good that he never has to get a real job one day (check his webpage for explanation).
+ Professor Pez - Indiepopkids
+ Professor Pez - Imperial Airways
Was checking out a friend's profile over at Last.fm and noticed that he had been listening to this Norwegian indie pop band. And how can you not love a song called Indiepopkids?
+ Fine China - Are You On Drugs?
+ Fine China - I Can't Fall Asleep
Previously recommended by Peter and Chris. Originally recommended to all of us by J.A. Good stuff and a shame they decided to split up!!
+ Us With Millions - The Tactician
+ Us With Millions - Sailor Song
+ Us With Millions - Shepherds Hour
Picked by Danish music magazine Gaffa as demo band of the month (March). Described as indie-rock with some country influence, and compared to Band Of Horses.
+ Les Mercredis - Sowas von egal
Pretty cool tune by this German electro pop trio.
March 8, 2007
+ Victories At Night
+ Stay, Son
March 7, 2007
+ Broke My Eyes
Radio LXMBRG is another Swedish band (from Stockholm) playing indie pop. Need I say more? Apparently a new album has been recorded, but no further info is available. Meanwhile enjoy these two "oldies" found at Myspace.
+ It's Cruel Up North
+ Male Mystique
A Classic Education has mailed me another track called Victories At Night. It's ace and I've asked for (and hopefully will receive) permission to post it.
Italian blog polaroid > un blog alla radio > has been added to the blogroll.
Just came across French indie pop/rock band Exsonvaldes over at Last.fm. To good not to mention. Both of the tracks below are from the 2004 album Time We Spent Together. I don't speak a word French, but I believe the band is still very much alive.
+ Going Away
+ All I Have
Check the new single by The Mary Onettes. Avi labels the band JAMC-wannabees. Not quite sure if I agree. Not quite sure either if the band deserves the hype!
March 5, 2007
Enzo from polaroid > un blog alla radio > recommends Italian 3-piece A Classic Education. As always I'm completely lost when I try to describe what the music sounds like. Arcade Fire meeting Doves perhaps? Violins, pounding drums and a voice sounding like it could burst any second. It's grand, heartfelt and beautiful. After a few listen you'll love it and still hate it, because it constantly leaves you with a feeling that it's not even close to reaching its full potential. Potential is probably the keyword here....watch out for these guys!
+ Stay Son
Topping this week's free download chart over at Last.fm is this one by German indie rock band Museum.
+ For The Very First Time
Finally I recommend that you give The Golden Revelry from NY a listen. The band plays this nice kind of indie folk rock with an acoustic feel that always seems to be just perfect for a quiet and lazy evening like this....so lazy that I'm going to bed now!
+ Wild Embers
+ Try As You Might
Today is the busiest day ever (or pretty damn close to being just that). That's how things are every now and then I guess, so while I'm focusing on "real" life, I hope lots and lots of you will spend a few of your precious seconds and download (and listen to) this new track by Hits In The Car favorite Pete White. How It Is takes PW in a somewhat different direction, as this one is more up-tempo and rocking than the acoustic and laid-back songs we're used to hearing from him. But evidently he can do it all, so once again he has recorded a track, which is nothing but excellent and instantly catchy!!
+ How It Is
March 2, 2007
emodreng & indiepige has posted two of the new tracks by Oliver North Boy Choir. The two dudes running the blog weren't even born when A Secret Wish was released! I'm an old fart - it's as simple as that!
Did anyone enjoy those The Alpine mixes yesterday? Here's one more for you!
+ Iceland (OffThaWallz/Bourne Riddim Ent. remix)
And here's one from the mailbox. Girls Make Me Sick by Butcher Boy from Glasgow, Scotland. It's an excellent guitar (indie) pop tune, which has already caught the attention of several other bloggers. Released February 12 by the small London label How Does It Feel To Be Loved, but still they urge bloggers share it for free. How's that for an attitude?
+ Girls Make Me Sick
J.A. recommends Danish indie rock band Sinai. Still find it rather absurd that a Danish band is recommended to me by someone from Spain! Like several other new bands these days, Sinai has been listening a lot to Interpol, The Cure etc. Nothing wrong with that, but it certainly makes it difficult to stand out.
+ The Brightest White
Song To The Siren has posted a new (free) track called The Way It Goes over at Myspace. Untill now this Danish alternative rock band has failed to impress me, but I have no problem admitting that I like this new one. It's a really catchy rock track that probably would have gained a lot had it been running for more than just 2 minutes and 28 seconds.
+ The Way It Goes
Tonight I'm blogging from my work computer. I seriously hate laptops!!!!
March 1, 2007
+ Cosmicdust - Without You
+ The Telescopes - Another Sky
+ My Violent Ego - June La La's
+ Broken Robots - Broken Down Lonely
+ Molotov Elysian - Today a Mountain Has Been Moved
+ Delta Waves - Her Static Energy
+ Stellarscope - Spring
+ Kite Operations - A Wonder
+ No I In Team (Why The Misery remix)
+ Trigger (Lo_FI_FNK remix)
+ Two Steps (The Jepptunes Remix)