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Fun.

Song: We Are Young (featuring Janelle Monae)
Album: Some Nights
Genre:  indie pop, alternative, pop, rock
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/fun
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/fun.

Fun. is an indie pop band from New York formed in 2008 by Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format. He formed the band with Andrew Dost from Anathallo and Jack Antonoff from Steel Train. Their debut album, Aim and Ignite, was released August 25, 2009.

The band has recently signed with record label Fueled by Ramen.

On September 14, 2010 fun. released a deluxe version of “Aim & Ignite” in both Canada and America which included the original 12 tracks, as well as two remixes by R.A.C, music videos, and a newly recorded song called “Stitch Me Up”.

Songfacts reports that their song We Are Young featured on the TV show Glee during its December 6, 2011 episode “Hold On to Sixteen.” It was performed after the end of Sectionals in the auditorium of McKinley High. The version by the Glee Cast debuted at #12 on the Hot 100 on the following week, spurring fun.’s original to enter the same chart at #53.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

The song can currently be heard in the Chevy Sonic commercial.

 
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Posted by on February 9, 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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Cary Brothers

Song: Ghost Town
Album: Under Control
Genre:  indie, singer-songwriter, acoustic, alternative, rock
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/carybrothers
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/CaryBrothers

Cary Brothers is an indie rock American singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Brothers is best known for the single Blue Eyes, which was featured on the soundtrack to the 2004 film, Garden State.

With his songs influenced by everything from 1980s British New Wave music to 1970s folk music, Brothers has achieved critical and commercial success with his independent releases All the Rage and Waiting for Your Letter, both of which reached the top of the iTunes folk charts. “Blue Eyes” has been downloaded over 50,000 times and broke the Top Fifty on the iTunes singles chart. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Snow Patrol

Song: Called Out In The Dark
Album: Fallen Empires
Genre:  indie, alternative, rock, indie rock, britpop
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/snowpatrol
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Snow%2520Patrol?ac=Snow%20Pat

Snow Patrol are an alternative rock band that formed in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1994 and currently based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, where most of the band members are from. They consist of Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Nathan Connolly (guitar, vocals), Paul Wilson (bass), Tom Simpson (keyboards) and Jonny Quinn (drums). Lightbody and Quinn are the only original members who remain in the band. -Excerpt from Last.fm

Snow Patrol’s new album Fallen Empires was released today. While I was putting this post together I was listening to some of their older songs and wanted to share a few of my favorites.

Bonus Songs:
You Could Be Happy
Just Say Yes
Crack the Shutters

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Atomic Tom

Song: Take Me Out
Album: The Moment
Genre: Rock Pop Alternative

Myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/atomictom
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/atomictomband

The story of Atomic Tom begins in Brooklyn. The record that is The Moment was recorded over four months in a tiny apartment with the band’s close friend, Ben Romans as producer. Microphones were set up in the hallway, the bathtub and the kitchen; amps and empty guitar cases lined the walls, and the vocal booth was a re-purposed utility closet. Despite noise complaints, one of them leading to a shutdown by “New York’s finest”, the LP left the studio dressed in larger-than-life sounds. – Excerpt for Atomic Tom’s bio on Myspace.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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