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Joshua Radin

Song: Only You
Album: We Were Here
Genre: acoustic, singer-songwriter, indie, folk
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/JoshuaRadin
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/JoshuaRadin

Joshua Radin is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. When close friend and actor/film-maker Zach Braff heard a demo of Radin’s song “Winter,” he was immediately interested, and got the song onto the show Scrubs in the episode “My Screw Up.” The song received an overwhelmingly positive response and gave Radin substantial exposure with the show’s demographic. The songs “Today”, “Closer”, “Don’t Look Away” and “These Photographs” were also used on the show.

Since, Joshua’s songs have been further featured on the FOX Television drama North Shore, Bones and the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. His song “Star Mile” is on The Last Kiss movie soundtrack. Most recently his song “What If You” was featured on the Catch and Release soundtrack. He also has a couple tracks on the Adam soundtrack, including “When I Find You.”

The album “We Were Here” was released in 2006, containing many of the songs featured on the various television shows. The album is made up of heavily acoustic indie Folk/Pop, and is especially reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel, Elliott Smith, Jode Gannon, Damien Rice and Iron & Wine. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Various Cruelties

Song: Great Unknown
Album: Various Cruelties
Genre:  indie, rock, indie pop, indie rock
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VariousCruelties
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/VariousCruelties

Formed in September 2010 and named after an Ed Ruscha painting of the same name who the Talking heads famously used for the “Sand in the Vaseline” compilation. Pretty much the first gig they got offered was one supporting The Vaccines. They had met through a friends of friends and within a few weeks recorded the tracks heard on bandcamp prior to playing live.

Influences include Etta James, Spencer Davis Group, Arcade Fire and Villagers. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Greg Laswell

Song: How The Day Sounds
Bonus Song: Comes and Goes (In Waves)
Album: Three Flights from Alto Nido
Genre:  singer-songwriter, indie, alternative, melodic, rock
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/greglaswell
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Greg+Laswell

Greg Laswell is an alternative singer/songwriter from San Diego, California. Laswell was the lead singer of the Escondido, CA based alternative rock band Shillglen. In 2001, they released their first and only album Sometimes I Feel. After Shillglen’s breakup, Laswell released his first solo album in 2003, the critically acclaimed Good Movie. In 2004, Laswell won the San Diego Music Award for Best Local Recording and was later nominated for 2005’s Best Alternative Artist. Laswell’s follow up album Through Toledo was released on July 11, 2006 through Vanguard Records. Spring 2008 Laswell was touring across Europe on the final leg of the Hotel Cafe 2008 Tour with fellow Hotel Cafe artists; Cary Brothers, Brian Wright, Catherine Feeny, Tom McRae and Jim Bianco. July 8, 2008 he released Three Flights from Alto Nido.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Sophie Hunger

Song: Shape
Album: Monday’s Ghost
Genre: singer-songwriter, folk, female vocalist, pop
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sophiehungerofficial/music
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/SophieHunger

Sophie Hunger (born Emilie Jeanne-Sophie Welti, March 31, 1983 in Bern) is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter based in Zürich, Switzerland. Her independently released second album Monday’s Ghost (2008) stayed at the top of the Swiss charts for several weeks and caught the attention of critics abroad. The Guardian described her as “Laura Marling, Beth Orton and Björk in one folk-rocking package”.

Hunger began her recording career as a member of the band Fisher, where she billed herself as Emilie Welti. The band released one album, Fisher (2005), before she embarked on a solo career as a singer/songwriter, changing her performance name to Sophie Hunger.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Peter Bradley Adams

Song: Between Us
Album: Between Us
Genre: singer-songwriter, folk, indie, acoustic pop, alt-country
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/peterbradleyadamsofficial/music
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Peter+Bradley+Adams

Peter Bradley Adams is a American folk-pop singer-songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama. Before embarking on his solo career in 2005, Adams was a founding member of the critically-acclaimed folk/pop duo Eastmountainsouth (formed in 2001 with Kat Maslich-Bode). Since eastmountainsouth split in 2004, Adams has garnered critical acclaim as a solo artist: In May 2009, “Leavetaking” earned IAP’s “Best CD’s of 2008” Award for Best Singer-Songwriter-Male. Adams released his third solo album titled “Traces” with Sarathan Records on October 20, 2009. His 2011 CD “Between Us” was released on Mishara Music. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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James Vincent McMorrow

Song: If I Had A Boat
Album: Early in the Morning
Genre: folk, singer-songwriter, indie, indie folk
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jamesvmcmorrow
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/James+Vincent+McMorrow

A songwriter from Dublin, McMorrow’s vocal talent and songwriting has resulted in invites from some of the worlds’ most influential artists to play alongside them including the legendary Al Green, Tracy Chapman, Bon Iver, Mark Ronson, and Iron and Wine.

His debut album ‘Early In The Morning’ is out now. It was entirely self-recorded by McMorrow over a five month period in a cottage by the sea, with McMorrow playing each instrument. It was released to acclaim in Ireland and the UK in March of 2010, and worldwide in January, 2011.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Austra

Song: Lose It
Album: Feel It Break
Genre:  electronic, female vocalist, experimental
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/austra
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Austra

Austra are an electronic band from Toronto, ON, Canada comprising Katie Stelmanis (principal songwriter), Maya Postepski, and Dorian Wolf. They débuted with the single “The Beat And The Pulse” (November 2010, One Big Silence), and their latest release is the remix album “Sparkle” (July 2011, Domino) .

Their debut album album, “Feel It Break” (May 2011, Domino), came after a long sequence of bands for Stelmanis, representing a near ten year musical progression performing as an artist, then fleshed-out by a full band. More settled and dominant than ever, the band’s sound represents Stelmanis’ influences tightened into a shiny metal ball — pianos give way to keyboards as songs build and pull, their urgent, dark melodies arpeggiating through multiple synthesizers, wrapping themselves around Stelmanis’ voice.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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