If you’ve ever sat around wishing someone would meld the modern, unforgivably cool sounds of Cold War Kids with the classic 60’s sounds of The Kinks and The Zombies, wish no more. Long Beach’s own Junglecats have just released their debut album, “Nowhere Else To Be” which exudes bluesy energy and an unforgivable temper that is both delectably vicious and earnestly poignant. The album is an impressive synthesis of funky sexiness (“Out On The Farm”), sensitive surf-rock (“The Sea And The Sky”) and translucent joviality (“Do The Whatevah”). Our featured track, “Got My Rhythm,” is vibrant and danceable. Led by groovy organ and reinforced with catchy backup vocals, this song stands true as the reverberant essence of the J-Cats: unvarnished sounds that compliment the roots of rock and roll. Check out The Junglecats’ Bandcamp below and show ’em some love!
As you now know, OurDeadRadio is based out of Southern California, but every time we get a submission from Brooklyn, it’s pure gold. Chancius is an alternative, dream-pop artist who has developed a new album, ‘Bando,’ with a Sci-Fi appeal. Chancius’ concept for the album centers on the story of a man fighting for his life and taking risks; philosophical questions regarding humanity’s purpose and the uses of modern machinery are weaved into this thought-provoking soundscape or “alternative rock opera.” In our featured track, “A Piece of You Wherever I Go,” the chorus lyrics serve as a gentle reminder: “Don’t forget to feel okay, don’t forget to feel alright, don’t forget to touch the moon, touch the stars, feel it all tonight.” Check out this stunning song from Chancius’ new album, and catch the rest of his story on Soundcloud.
OurDeadRadio received a great submission from a 3-piece band out of Minneapolis last month. They’ve just released a self-produced EP, and we’re stoked they shared it with us. Through The Forest’s alternative sound is relaxed and sophisticated, and is greatly influenced by Radiohead and Coldplay. We dig the jazzy sound on our featured track, “Is It Really Worth It?” The track echoes of Thom Yorke, as singer Tom Robin calls, “Sometimes you’re right, sometimes you’re wrong, sometimes you’ll never know.” Check out the rest of the EP, layered with bass from Alex Gill and drums by Nick Smith on Through The Forest’s Bandcamp page.
With influences drawing from various alt-rock bands from Neutral Milk Hotel to Modest Mouse, Baxter and the Basics make solid music from Athens, Georgia. We received this submission recently from their first self-produced bedroom-recorded album, which features folk-inspired narratives, and classic blues-rock sounds. The four members of the group claim to write “tasty, groovable tunes” and we agree. Check out our colorful featured track, Bright White Beach, and prepare for the band’s first full-length album expected to release in mid-January.
British rockers, Temples, make psychedelic Beatles-esque rock. “Shelter Song,” a recently released danceable track, references long summer days, The Twilight Zone, and dreamy pursuits of love. The song features a variety of influences, but the melodious hooks present a modern pop sound — an energizing approach to classic 60’s psych-rock. Take a listen and get weird.
Beginning as a small music venture in the summer of 2012, OurDeadRadio was produced as a solution to common problems transmitted through the airwaves: tuning frustration, exhaustive pop-processing, and unoriginal repetitive top-twenty tracks. This site is dedicated to the relentless mix-makers, eclectic music junkies and compulsive indie gem scourers of the world. OurDeadRadio is a carefully selected preview of what is good and thriving and ultimately, what is rarely heard on the radio. From indie up-and-comers to dusty tracks of the past, OurDeadRadio presents what is not often produced through standard FM stations. As a cultivation of music found though blogs, local scenes, and submissions, please enjoy the sounds of OurDeadRadio.
Creator/Writer: Geneva Trelease
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When: September 21st, 2013 at 3:00pm
FM 94/9’s Independence Jam was September 21st at the Junior Seau Memorial Amphitheater at the Oceanside Pier. The line-up featured Cage The Elephant, Smallpools, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., American Authors, Royal Teeth, The Colourist and Dead Feather Moon. We were blown away by these artists’ live performances at the idyllic location with two stages, right on the water in Oceanside. Be sure to check out the FM 94/9 website for more local San Diego shows!
SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2013 AT 12:00PM
Lou’s Records, one of our favorite San Diego-based record stores, held a Labor Day sale this weekend featuring 50% off all used CDs. Total score. Lou’s has been around since 1980 and is home to an impressive collection of new and used CDs, LPs, Tapes, DVDs and other things you won’t know you need until you dive in. It’s well worth a trip to beautiful Encinitas — spend a few hours and dollars at this endearing place and score some nice music next time you’re cruising through San Diego. It’s also surrounded by amazing coffee shops and restaurants and is just a few blocks from the beach. Go check it out soon, and keep up to date with Lou’s events here.
August 3rd, 2013 at 10:00PM
Anticon records celebrated 15 years of great music at Anticon Weekend, an event that featured Baths, Daedelus, D33J, Sodapop and Low Limit. This summer, these artists came to the beautiful ACE Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs to showcase a refreshing dose of unconventional pop, electronic music, and DJ sets for pool-goers and Cali vacationers alike. Here’s a photo we took of Will Wiesenfeld of Baths in the Amigo Room at the hotel, creating the ideal summer soundtrack at a perfect location. Be sure to keep up with great music happenings at Anticon Records.