Onili … super fun catchy electro-pop from Israel. Great video, and I have to say, I really dig everything I hear from her.

Go Chic brings more electro-pop, but from Taiwan. Young and rowdy and, well just dance! Their new album I am Confused is released mid March. Fun edgy songs – that’s their point. I love “Hardate.”  As the lyrics says, “We are your reason to dance.”

I can’t wait for more from both these bands. Cuz it’s all just that good!

Good gravy how did i miss this band?

They are just the right combo of electronic music and rock, which is heavy on the elctro side, with a rock edge (rock sounds like such an odd word these days). And if you visit their facebook page, you can learn the 7 anagrams for Tigersapien, my favorite being peeing sitar …

I love this band. I mean I love them, a lot. 

Punk that’s got a melodic tinge and hints of rockabilly.  I loved how all the song titles on Sitting Army incorporated the word cobra. Their most recent release, American Rubicon, delivers oodles of great sing-along worthy tracks.

Bubblegum + crack = Rauberhole sounds. Sugary crazy tweeked out plastic pop.

Live shows come with a bear, pinky unicorn, ballerinas, piggy, rabbit and a lot of puppets. The down under gettin’ kooky!

Madlib is

February 21, 2010

Madlib. Really, what can be said? Prolific beyond imagination. Removing boundaries with every new project. He is the culmination of hip hop, soul, jazz, funk, experimentation … the very definition of melding.

His work/projects include Beat Konducta, Quasimoto, Yesterday’s New Quintet, Jaylib, Madvillan, The Last Electro Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble, and more! Inspiration. Jazz or hip-hop … his focus on beats/music is on point. A mini docu. on/about him:

And then there was Uffie

February 20, 2010

First time I heard ‘Pop the Glock’ I new Uffie was the cat’s meow. 

It’s mc-styled electroclash and it’s pop and it’s attitude. Check out her myspace page to hear the latest single “MCs Can Kiss.”

SXSW 2010

February 20, 2010

It’s that time again people. Research those bands, stalk up on sleep, and find the most comfortable shoes you can. Less than a month away. Many/most of my posts from now on will be about bands showing at SXSW this year. So the music may not be brand new, but relevant to showcases!

**Bands subject to change, bailout, or be too drunk to make their show.