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Indie Spotlight: The Electric Sons

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From News, posted 1.30.14 The Electric Sons are not just another electronic pop band. In a flooded market, the Atlanta duo stand out because of their refusal to sacrifice lyrical content and musical complexity for a catchy beat – and it is exactly because of this care to detail and heartfelt writing that they… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Walla

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From News, posted 7.29.13 The members of Walla - Ian Charlie, Alessio Balsemin, Mauricio Carcamo, Jonathan Hoonch Kim and Gabriel Nava Rodrigues - found each other through digital means and a common love for inventing new wavelengths. By fusing pop, funk, samba, rock, metal, folk, disco and psychedelia, they were able to create a… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Lost Weekend

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From News, posted 4.23.13 If you love Passion Pit, then you’ll love this foursome from Winnipeg, Canada, which pays homage to New Wave and 90s alt with electro-pop that’s as contemporary as it is deep. Their new video for “Let Me In” has both stop-animation and CGI elements. The band started off… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Stepdad

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From News, posted 2.10.12 Stepdad was formed in a sweltering Chicago apartment in the summer of 2009 when two songwriters turned roommates, ultramark and Ryan McCarthy, began writing songs together. The duo relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they finished their first EP called “Ordinaire.” Due to an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the eight… Read more...


Chiddy Bang: A Tale of Two Teens

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.16.10 Imagine that you are an American teenager. You are an aspiring rapper. And in the course of a single year, you go from playing keg parties in dorm rooms to commanding crowds in far-flung cities like London. And, get this: The radios there are playing your songs. In that same… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Chiddy Bang

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From News, posted 7.21.10 Chiddy Bang is a Philly-based duo composed of Chiddy (emcee) and Xaphoon Jones (DJ/producer), which combines elements of indie and electronica with some good ol’ fashioned “spitting.” Using samples from artists like MGMT, Passion Pit and even Mary Poppins, Chiddy Bang completely alters the original tracks, turning them into something… Read more...


Passion Pit’s Cryptic Manners

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.10 With buoyant melodies and an undeniable groove, Passion Pit can make you sweat on the dance floor, but good luck if you’re trying to sing along. It’s incredibly challenging to decipher precisely what frontman Michael Angelakos is writing about. With a distinctive falsetto and lyrics he describes as “extremely, extremely… Read more...