Salt Lake City’s The Red on Black recently submitted some great music to ODR. “Oh No” is a strong indie rock track from their new EP, “Pyramids.” With influences like The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, and The White Stripes, their modern sound skillfully progresses throughout this featured track. “Oh No” builds into a catchy, grooving song with irresistible, pleading lyrics: ‘Oh no, my head is splitting in ten different ways, woman, can you help me get the pieces back together again?’ Brilliantly melding genres like punk and jazz into their alt-rock EP, check out The Red on Black’s other tracks at bandcamp.
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!
Brisbane’s newest songwriters are starting a revolution of their own. The Furrs are a 5-piece band creating rock ‘n roll with a radical edge. “Get On Your Horse” plunges straight into unforgiving electric guitar and clear, earnest lyrics. The bad-ass front-woman, Gabriella, sings, “well we talk of revolutions and praise our contributions, to the mediocrity telling us what to be. Well we don’t know when it started, but we idolised the market; we chased after the departed, through the frames of the brave-hearted.” This track features powerful lyrics thrown into a sonic bricolage of varying genres and historical motivation. You’ll be singing along in no time. OurDeadRadio salutes The Furrs and their rebellious music. Keep an ear out for The Furrs’ upcoming EP, and get ready to ride.
Bloc Party’s new single release, “Ratchet” demonstrates the continuing drive of the candidly impressive musical ability of the quartet; it’s a groovy, danceable track infused with attitude. Singer, Kele Okereke, chants in a possibly playful, possibly mocking sense: ‘make it loud, make it proud, make it count, we go, go ratchet.’ The cleverness of the lyrics and the catchiness of the tune is a perfect tease for what is yet to come later this summer on the full EP. See more of the article @ iHeardin
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.