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Now playing: Abe Vigoda

It's funny - I'm not very sure how Abe Vigoda landed up in my iTunes folder, but it did, and that's a good thing. Indie and electro with the slightest bit of an alternative adge, this Californian four-piece is quite compelling.Check out their single "Throwing Shade" off their album Crush that was released in September:FYI ...

Now playing: Jon Sandler & The Fancy Band

Y'know, artists who defy genre classification really make this job kind of hard. Well, no. This job's the easiest job in the world, but people like Jon Sandler, who manage to segue into a different genre with every new song on a record really do make me have to search for the right words.Over the past four years, Jon ...

Now playing: Autumn Sun

I'm trying to open this site up to all forms of guitar awesomeness. It is, after all, the rhythm of the six strings that I write to, no matter what form it comes in. So, to open your musical minds to something different from our usual fare, we're playing Autumn Sun today.This Joburg four-piece was formed in 2006 and has ...

Now playing: The Blackhand

Nothing like a bit of hard rock to get your blood racing this Tuesday morn, and we're happy to be touched by The Blackhand this week.Most indie bands take years before they get a solid enough set of tracks together, but Britain's The Blackhand formed only seven short months ago, in March 2010, and have already released an ...

Now playing: Lacey

I have to take a totally unnecessary moment to boast here. I went to primary school with a lot of hot-ass musicians. I don't mean hot to look at, I mean their music is hot stuff. The lead singers of Zebra & Giraffe and Flash Republic walked these halls, and now I've discovered another great band we spawned - ...

Now Playing: She Man Lion

I feel we haven't featured any indie kids in a good couple of weeks, so take a listen to She Man Lion from Cape Town:Join these synth-filled pop kids online at ...

Now Playing: Senator & The New Republic

We're going for something a little mellower in the Now Playing section this week. Senator & The New Republic have the lilting melody that's soundtracked this week.Check out their song "Intermission":You can practically hear the soft sunlight shining through this lush instrumentation.To hear more of what Senator & ...

Now playing: The Gracious Few

I've decided to try something new (again). A lot of bands come across my screen that have a rocking free download or have, in fact, only released one song so far, and I'd like to tell you about them all, but can't find enough words to do it based on only one song. So I'm starting 'Now Playing' - not quite as grand as a ...

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