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Katie Herzig

Lost and FoundKatie Herzig. The Waking Sleep.

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Katie Herzig has steadily become a fixture in Nashville’s up-and-coming indie music scene. She’s spent the last few years touring the US, sharing the stage with artists like Brandi Carlile and The Fray and been apart of the Ten Out of Tenn and Hotel Cafe tours. In 2008, after her song “Heaven’s My Home” was nominated for a Grammy, Katie was featured in Billboard Magazine’s “Now Hear This” as well as one of PASTE Magazine’s 25 “Best of What’s Next” Artists. Her songs have been featured in several television shows and movies, including Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Sex and the City: The Movie, Going the Distance and New Year’s Eve. Most recently, Katie’s music has been featured in a national Target advertisement and in the trailer for the film We Bought A Zoo. Her latest record “The Waking Sleep” is a spellbinding, uniquely immersive listening experience that manages to be at once playful and impassioned—challenging and comfortable—-intimate and epic… which is exactly what listeners have come to expect of Katie Herzig. She continues to out-do herself with each new musical endeavor.

Bonus Song: Closest I Get.

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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Scars on 45

Heart On FireScars on 45. Scars on 45.

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Formerly known as Tendertraps, Scars On 45 is an indie/acoustic band consisting of members Danny (vocals/guitar), Aimee (vocals), Nova (piano), Stu (bass), Matt (guitar), and Chris (drums). The band originates from Leeds/Bradford in the UK. The Heart On Fire Songfacts states that after being ignored by the British music industry for a number of years, the band secured a deal with the US with Chop Shop Records, a division of Atlantic Records. The label is owned by Alexandra Patsavas, who is the music co-ordinator for Grey’s Anatomy and she chose “Heart On Fire” to promote the 2011-12 season of the ABC medical drama series.

Bonus Song: Give Me Something.

Artist Pages: Official Website
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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Sleeping At Last

Turning PageSleeping At Last. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I.

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Ryan O’Neal’s journey has taken many turns over the past twelve years under the moniker of Sleeping At Last. What began in 1999 as a Chicago-based teenage garage band has organically transitioned to original songwriter O’Neal as a solo artist continuing the gorgeous thread of work that has amazed and captivated listeners over all these years. Near its inception, Sleeping At Last’s amateur debut album, “Capture,” was noticed by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who helped expose the music to the major-label world. Soon after, the band signed to Interscope Records and released “Ghosts” (2003), their first official full-length album. Two independently-released full-length records followed: “Keep No Score” (2006) and “Storyboards” (2009). In between the writing and recording of albums, the band has established a reputation for a pitch-perfect live show, successfully headlining several U.S. tours and sharing the stage with such artists as Switchfoot, Yellowcard, Something Corporate, Billy Corgan’s Zwan, Alanis Morrisette, Lifehouse, and Phantom Planet, just to name a few. The creative process has always been protected, as the band self-produced each record, working with respected mixers such as John Goodmanson and Alan Moulder. On “Storyboards,” the song “Clockwork” featured an orchestral arrangement composed by the legendary Van Dyke Parks, which was a veritable dream come true for O’Neal. All along, their grassroots following has continued to build strength and demonstrates fierce loyalty to the music that has progressed alongside their own lives for all these years.

Bonus Song: From the Ground Up. Yearbook (2011).

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Posted by on July 12, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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The Kooks

Song: Naive
Album: Inside In/Inside Out
Genre: indie, indie rock, britpop, alternative
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thekooks
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/TheKooks

British indie rock band – formed in Brighton, England, United Kingdom in 2004. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard (vocals, guitar), Hugh Harris (guitar), Peter Denton (bass) and Nick Millard (drums). Nick is currently filling in for Paul Garred due to a recent arm injury. They have released three studio albums; their 2006 debut Inside In/Inside Out peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart, and their 2008 follow up Konk reached number one. The Junk Of The Heart (Happy) Songfacts reports that Pritchard found himself writing lyrics containing a lot of emotional drama for their third album and the phrase ‘junk of the heart’ kept coming back to him. Junk Of The Heart was released September 12, 2011.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

Listen to their newest single, Junk of the Heart (Happy), released in November 2011.

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Rachael Yamagata

Song: Elephants
Bonus Song: Be Be Your Love
Album: Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart
Be Be Your Love is on the album Happenstance
Genre: female vocalist, singer-songwriter, indie, alternative
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/rachaelyamagata
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/RachaelYamagata

Rachael Yamagata is a singer-songwriter. She plays piano and acoustic guitar, and her dark, smokey alto garners frequent comparisons to Fiona Apple. Her first full-length album, Happenstance, was released on June 8, 2004.

Yamagata became the vocalist for the Chicago funk-fusion band Bumpus, spending six years with them while writing and recording three albums and touring the country. However, she began to write songs which took on a style that conflicted with the funk vision of the band. In 2001, Yamagata decided to take those songs and pursue a solo career. In September 2002, she landed a two-record deal with Arista’s Private Music label, and her EP was released in October.

Her songs have featured on several TV shows, including How I Met Your Mother, ER , Nip/Tuck, Men in Trees, Alias, One Tree Hill, Brothers & Sisters and The O.C. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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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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