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Up-And-Comers: Little Green Cars

Apparently there’s something about Dublin (the water, perhaps?) that tends to spawn international acts. (Anyone heard of Thin Lizzy? The Script? U2?) And as UK’s Mumford & Sons have proven, there also seems to be something about folk music from that part of the world that we Americans dig even more than our own folk music nowadays. (Maybe we’re just suckers for the accent—or maybe it reminds us of our […]


Up-And-Comers: Carousel

Hailing from Brooklyn (by way of Boston’s Berklee College of Music), electro-pop duo Carousel has only been in existence for a year or so, and yet every new single they release seems to churn up all kinds of buzz throughout the blogosphere. Listening to their latest single “Let’s Go Home,” I can understand why. Simple and understated (yet elegant), their sound somehow conveys a great level of emotion while presenting […]


Up-And-Comers: Free Energy

Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, rock outfit Free Energy has been making waves and building a strong fan base since they started out in 2008. Their debut album Stuck on Nothing was released in 2010, and garnered them honorable mentions from Rolling Stone, Spin and Pitchfork. They even made an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, and they also toured as Weezer’s opening act for awhile. Unlike a lot of […]


Up-and-Comers: Saint Motel

For the past couple of years, four-piece indie band Saint Motel have been hard at work building a fan base in the Los Angeles area with solid live shows. Now, with a self-released debut album Voyeurs that dropped just last week, they are hopefully poised to reach a wider audience. The bandmates seem a bit hesitant to categorize themselves (their Facebook page says “you tell us” under “Genre”), but probably […]


Up-and-Comers: Jesca Hoop

Sometimes the door of opportunity opens in the oddest of ways. For indie singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop, it opened during her stint as a nanny for Tom Waits’ family. It’s fitting, actually, given that Waits and Hoop are both a bit off the beaten path, that Waits would have a hand in introducing her to a wider audience—and yet all he did was hand off one of her demos to someone, […]