ANDREW BIRD – THE MYSTERIOUS PRODUCTION OF EGGS (Folk/Indie – US)

Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird is part of the renaissance of American singer/ songwriters that has put in the limelight artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens or Laura Veirs

Andrew Bird - My Skin Is     

Listen to Andrew Bird’s music on MySpace and buy his album on Andrew

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VIDEO : PETER BJORN & JOHN – YOUNG FOLKS (Indie/Pop – Sweden)

Peter Bjorn and John (unofficially abbreviated as PB&J) are a Swedish indie rock band, formed in Stockholm in 1999 and named after the band’s members: Peter Morén (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Björn Yttling (bass guitar, keyboards and vocals) and John Eriksson (drums, percussion and vocals).

They are best known for the 2006 single “Young Folks” (video above), which featured Victoria Bergsman, formerly of The Concretes, and was a top 20 hit in the UK Singles Chart.

Find Peter Bjorn and John on MySpace and on their official website. By all means go out and buy their debut album at your favourite CD store or on Peter Bjorn and John

MGMT – ORACULAR SPECTACULAR (Indie/Pop/Rock – US)

MGMT, formerly named “The Management” (this name was already used by another artist so the band shortened it to “MGMT”), is an American musical duo based in Brooklyn, consisting of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden.

Their debut record, Oracular Spectacular, was produced by Flaming Lips’ producer Dave Fridmann. It’s synthy and poppy but still quite elaborate and indie… A real feast for the senses!

MGMT - Time To Pretend     

NME said: “For all its musical philandering, unbridled excess and shrouds of irony, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a record with more musical depth and warmth all year than this one”.

Get more info and listen to plenty more tunes on MySpace. Buy MGMT’s music on MGMT

HUSKY RESCUE – GHOST IS NOT REAL (Folk/Indie – Finland)

Helsinki-based downtempo electronica band Husky Rescue was originally formed by Marko Nyberg, who began composing under the name in 2002, wanting to create cinematic music influenced by film, photography and painting. Its live set up consists of of Marko Nyberg on bass, Reeta-Leena Korhola on vocals, Maria Ilmoniemi on keyboard, Anssi Sopanen on drums and Miika Colliander on guitar.

The band’s debut album Country Falls was released worldwide on Catskills Records in October 2004 and in spring of 2005 on Minty Fresh Records in the US. Their sound can be described as a blend of fragile rock, cinematic moods and up-tempo rock you can tap your feet to.

Husky Rescue - Diamonds In The Sky (Deaf Stereo Remix)     

To Find out more about Husky Rescue, check out their official site or MySpace. You can purchase all their releases on Husky Rescue

FOALS – ANTIDOTES (Electroclash/Indie – UK)

Now playing nonstop on my mp3 player is the insane song “Hummer”. It’s pulsating, it’s full of energy and it gives you a real kick. Foals are Yannis Philippakis (vocals and guitar), Jack Bevan (drums), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Edwin Congreave (keyboards) and Walter Gervers (bass). Based in Oxford, they are part of the new UK electroclash scene and their first LP, Antidotes (Transgressive Records, 2008), as well as their live gigs have been making the headlines of many music publications. Find their music on MySpace and see them live around the UK in October and around Europe in November.

Foals - Hummer     

“they take Franz Ferdinand’s ‘music to make girls dance’ credo to the max, using guitars, drums, voice, bass and keyboards to make a sort of manic, organic, polyrhythmic electronica” (The Guardian)

Visit the band on MySpace to get more info and buy their music on Foals

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