Wild Ones’ has released a perfect new single just in time for summer. Portland, Oregon natives, Wild Ones, exude all things chill. Their latest release is just a teaser for their upcoming EP, Heatwave. Their irresistible pop sound is led by funky bass and a grooving beat. Singer Danielle Sullivan’s vocals are pure and calming, and evoke images of humid coastal nights. This track, Show Me Islands, makes us want to dance on the beach, or get in the car and cruise up the 101. Sullivan describes the EP as following stories of “female characters [who] are fierce and brave.” Show Me Islands reveals — through both lyrics and instrumentals — themes we know and love: growing up, finding our place, and seeking escape. One listen, and you’ll get the picture. Stay tuned for the EP, Heatwave, coming to a pool or ocean near you on August 14th.
Aussie Olivia Gavranich is the brilliant singer/songwriter of St. South. With influences from Billie Holiday to Johnny Cash, St. South presents a wise, fresh sound. Our featured track, “Slacks,” is a gentle tune that reveals an eclectic style. Gavranich’s lyrics are melancholy but strong as she sings, “I tell you every time; you’re walking a fine, fine line. I’m not yours, I’m mine. ” Check out her other tracks, including the new, upbeat track, “Get Good” on St. South’s Soundcloud page.
Meghan Remy is a solo female force with an adoration for 60’s bubblegum pop. With a progressive perspective toward “DIY” tracks, U.S. Girls evokes a playfully nostaligic, lo-fi memory of honest oldies with a feminist twist. Our featured track, “28 Days” is about a certain monthly function that ladies can exclusively relate to (check out the super-cool music video here). In an interview with Rookie Magazine, Remy discusses how the song is about celebration. She says, “We shouldn’t be ashamed of the fact that our bodies are in sync with the moon and are practically magic! We should celebrate it; we should also complain and confide freely with others…” So, yes. If you were wondering if the charmingly sentimental voice of this crunchy track is completely rad, then the answer is YES. U.S. Girls’ unique and sincere vision of modern music honors the energetic pop princesses of the past and authenticates a new pop princess; Meg Remy has the guts and the poise to sing about anything. OurDeadRadio salutes U.S. Girls. Now go listen!
Earlier this month, Detroit native Alex Winston released a powerful and haunting new single, “101 Vultures.” Following her 2012 album debut, Winston is now creating some newly dynamic, explicit fatale-esque material. In this new track, Winson battles between strength and weakness, innocence and rage, and love and oppression through an echoey chamber of slow pop goodness. ‘In a sea of motherfuckers, man, you were no salvation, face it. Why’d you go and leave me to the vultures?’ In the regretful bridge of the song she sings, ‘We could have done better, we should have done better….’ Better than this deep cut? We’re not so sure. This track is good; one listen and you’ll get it. Give it a spin.
Kathleen Hanna. Need we say more? Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and most recently, The Julie Ruin. Badass, talented, feminist, singer-songwriters are more than okay with us here at OurDeadRadio. We’ll replay Kathleen Hanna’s genious garage pop sounds all day… Here’s “Ha Ha Ha,” the single from The Julie Ruin’s full-length album, expected in early September.
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.
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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.