My Morning Jacket is a rock band which formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The band consists of Jim James (vocals, guitar), Carl Broemel (guitar), "Two Tone" Tommy Blankenship (bass), Bo Koster (keyboards) and Patrick Hallahan (drums). The band is best known for their reverb-soaked sound and their enthusiastic live shows. My Morning Jacket is signed with ATO Records. The band's style is a blend of alternative, alt country, folk rock and psychedelic rock.
Amaya Laucirica is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter. She has so far released two albums, "Sugar Lights" and "Early Summer". Amaya's band was originally formed in Sydney, Australia and currently consists of members in both Sydney and Melbourne. Effortlessly beautiful and unapologetically abstract, Amaya's music speaks directly to the heart and soul, transcending the ordinary rhythm of the everyday.
Willy Mason (born 21 November 1984) is an American singer-songwriter. He is the son of Jemima James and Michael Mason, both folk singers who, according to Mason, have influenced his music. When Mason was five, he and his family moved from New York to West Tisbury, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard. He attended West Tisbury Elementary School and Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, where he participated in several local bands such as Keep Thinking, Cultivation, and Slow Leslie. He later moved to New York City, playing mostly at open mikes and small venues.
Le Tigre is an American electroclash trio formed in New York in 1998 by Bikini Kill vocalist Kathleen Hanna. Initially envisioned as a live back up band for Hanna's solo moniker Julie Ruin, Le Tigre mixed the leftist politics and feminism of riot grrrl with fun electronic samples and lo-fi beats. Other members included Johanna Fateman and JD Samson. JD joined Le Tigre as a full member when co-founder Sadie Benning left the band before the Feminist Sweepstakes album.
The Waifs are a folk-rock band from Western Australia. Their 2003 album Up All Night has gone double platinum in Australia and reached the top 5 of the Australian album charts. and the band won four ARIA Awards in October 2003. The band has enjoyed two top fifty singles in Australia - the London Still EP in 2002 and Bridal Train EP in 2004. The band owns Jarrah Records, an independent label with John Butler of the John Butler Trio and their records are released in Australia under that label.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs are an <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/indie%20rock" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">indie rock</a> band formed in New York City, New York, USA in the late summer of 2000 by <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Karen+O" class="bbcode_artist">Karen O</a>, born Karen Lee Orzolek (vocals), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Nick+Zinner" class="bbcode_artist">Nick Zinner</a> (guitar, keyboards) and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Brian+Chase" class="bbcode_artist">Brian Chase</a> (drums). The group's music melds genres ranging from <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/art%20punk" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">art punk</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/garage%20rock" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">garage rock</a> to <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/electronic" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">electronic</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/new%20wave" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">new wave</a>. Karen O is known for her screaming, bluesy vocals and energetic stage presence, complemented by her outrageously colorful costumes.
Hot Hot Heat are an indie-rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They formed in 1999 as a synthpunk band with Matt Marnik, who eventually left the band, on lead vocals. Steve Bays (vocals and keyboards) took over lead vocals, significantly changing the band's sound. The rest of the band is currently composed of Paul Hawley (drums), Parker Bossley (bass), and Luke Paquin (guitar). Paquin replaced former guitarist, Dante DeCaro, while Bossley recently replaced bassist Dustin Hawthorne. The band's name was contrived by drummer Paul Hawley.
Indiana's Murder by Death (formerly known as Little Joe Gould) layers the vocal sounds of an old saloon with the haunting strings of a Hungarian folk dance and the hard driving rhythms of pure rock 'n' roll, producing what Stuff magazine has called "lush, orchestrated songs," somehow simultaneously reminiscent of Johnny Cash and Radiohead. Added to that thick and intriguing sound are a series of dark and ironic lyrics, combining the mood and tone of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with the narrative force of The Decemberists or a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Calling All Cars are a rock band from Melbourne, Victoria that formed in 2005. There have been scientific studies done and we know for a fact nobody wants to read band bios that are full of shit, so we are going to give it to you straight. We are currently holed up at 'Studios in the City' in Melbourne with producer Tom Larkin putting the final touches on our debut album 'Hold Hold Fire' (Due out 12th of March 2010).
Cage the Elephant are an alternative rock band which formed in 2005 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States.The band consists of Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Lincoln Paris (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass, vocals) and Jared Champion (drums). Their breakthrough single was Ain't No Rest For The Wicked, which peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100, #32 on the UK Singles Chart and #3 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The band have released two albums: "Cage The Elephant" (2008) and "Thank You Happy Birthday" (2011).