Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Amanda Mair – Sense

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Some songs just sound timeless. This track from Swedish singer Amanda Mair is one of them. Dusty Springfield comparisons aside, this track, with it’s friendly drums, catchy chorus and that certain Swedish melodic sense has definitely made my day. Everything Labrador does seems to be super good. I don’t know what’s in the water over there.

Amanda Mair has two singles out and her debut record is out June 5th. If this track is any indication of future work, then there’s going to be a star in the making.

SXSW Song of the Day: The Beautiful View – The Horseman

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Ambitious name, ambitious band. San Diego band The Beautiful View aims to bring back early 2000’s spikey guitar indie rock with their new record life is beautiful.

With a relentless chorus and and a guitar riff that sounds like it belongs in 2001 Lower East side New York, this group might just have the chops to make some noise at SXSW this year. The outro for this track also can be seamlessly transition into Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Maps.

Anyways, check them out.

Mar 16 – Requiemme SXSW Day Party @ Jackelope Bar – Austin, TX *
Mar 17 – The Whiskey Room – Austin, TX *
Official SXSW Showcase
March 18 – The Mix – San Antonio, TX

SXSW Song of the Day: Eli Mardock – Everything Happens For the First Time

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SXSW is only two weeks away. It’s incredibly hard to believe. Usually I am beyond prepared for the trip, but life circumstances have taken up much of my time the past two months so I find myself playing catch up. I was listening to the Paper Garden Records set list and this little gem showed up.

I love grandiose tunes featuring strings so this track by former Eagle Seagull singer Eli Mardock certainly caught my attention. This is a song I envision being played as the sun bursts through the clouds on a dark day. It’s pretty good, check it out.

Eli Mardock is playing Paper Garden/My Old Kentucky Blog party @ Uncorked on 3/15

SXSW Song of the Day: Team Me – Show Me

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What’s come out of Norway recently?

If you are ignorant like me, you wouldn’t really know.

Well it’s time to make ourselves better people by familiarizing ourselves with bands from other countries. Meet Team Me a young looking band (although the guy second from the left looks like the dude from Summer Heights High) from Norway who seem to excel at writing catch orchestral pop tunes. Their debut record “To The Treetops!” comes out in a few weeks and this is one of the tracks off the record. They will be making the journey to Austin, Texas to showcase their craft and if their record is like this track, it’ll be worth your time to check it out.