Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Marina Orchestra

Marina Orchestra is a band from Knoxville. Taken from Marina Orchestra's biography: "Marina Orchestra is inspired by music from all over the world, and there is an inherent jubilance that the sun-soaked eleven piece group radiates.... It’s exotic, yet familiar. It’s a love of global music filtered through the ears of “indie rock” kids. It’s ripe with homages and a well-rounded respect for the whole history of music. But mostly, it’s a party.

The Marina project came about when Knoxvillian Justin Powers decided to channel his deep-seated love of African and Caribbean music into a band that would shake things up. There was an entire world of blaring brass instruments, dancing back up singers and wild handed percussionists that he longed to see on stage every night. Soon enough the ever expanding Marina Orchestra was quickly finding a way into everyone's schedule. 'The only reason I do this, is to look up and see the whole room dancing,' says Powers, 'That’s all that I need.'"

If you are familiar and enjoy work from Wingsuit and Dirty Projectors, you would probably love this band.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Spirit Tramp - Illuminati EP

Jt Bringardner, who you may know from Oh Fortuna, or the founder of the Total Bummer festivals, has also been making music on his own for years. He has just released Illuminati EP.

Knowing Jt, he's probably got a full length and some more Oh Fortuna on the way.


Sunday, May 27, 2012


Birthdays is the project of Sammy Yager from Boston. He is involved with the scene in Boston and part of the FMLY collective. He just got back from one week tour in Japan. He has a full length album prepared that has yet to be released. Birthdays will be playing FMLY Fest Florida along with Truman Peyote, Oh Fortuna, Ghost Fields, and more on Saturday, June 15th in Orlando.


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bang Bang Boom

Bang Bang Boom is a rock band from Gainesville.They've been playing shows around town for a couple years now. They've just released five songs, titling the collection 2012.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Chiffon - Dru Hill

Chiffon is the new project of Amy Reid of Ineveryroom and Chase O'Hara of Winks from Baltimore.We just played with these two in Baltimore and they had a real cool live set. Read Brett of Friend Records' words on Chiffon over at Impose.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Attached Hands - Warms Breezing

Attached Hands has just released a new song entitled "Warms Breezing". According to SoundCloud, it was recorded by Mr. Kraft and mixed by Attached Hands and Mr. Kraft. It's available for free download so make sure to grab it.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Animal Collective - Honeycomb/Gotham

Dominio just announced a new single by Animal Collective featuring two songs, "Honeycomb" and "Gotham" available now digitally and on 7" June 26th. The audio player isn't working right now, hopefully they fix it soon! facebook/animalcollective

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Sumsun & Forest Clay

Sumsun just released "Dance Early" from his upcoming EP due sometime in 2012. I've heard some of it; it's really great and a new direction for Sumsun.

Forest Clay just released a new single entitled "Iso Ocean (How It Feels)". Though Forest Clay has not released an EP or album since 2009's Vernal Pools, he has a cumulation of work over these past few years that hopefully solidifies in the not too distant future.

Boths songs are downloadable for free/donation.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bermuda Triangles

Bermuda Triangles is a band from Richmond, Virginia. Taken from the Free Music Archive,  Bermuda Triangles "are a 4-man rhythm cult. Drum worship/ sax and drugs/ junk electronics....starting as the solo project of Jason Hodges. After operating for a couple of years, playing a hand full of shows, and releasing 2 split releases (a split 7 inch w/ Tickley Feather and a split CD with Yoko Boner) Jared Young and Bill Porter joined BTs. In March 2009 the band self-recorded the "Giant Squid" demo CD EP on a 4-track cassette recorder. In May 2009 Sean Cassidy joined Bermuda Triangles on saxophone/effects/ ribbon synth/ backing vox. "Reptilian Intervention" released on April 23rd 2010 was the first document of the 4-piece line-up. 
In 2011, Tony Lynch replaced Jared and now in 2012 the "Transmissions" cassette is about to be released and an LP will be coming out this summer.
They have toured around the east coast and through the south as far as Texas various times (by themselves and tours with Head Molt, I Need Sleep, and Caves Caverns".

Bermuda Triangles - Bloo
Bermuda Triangles - Riddles in the Sand

Purchase the Reptilian Intervention LP from CNP Records.



Cassandras is a five piece band from Atlanta, Georgia. Read an interview from September 2011 with Mike and Ryan of the band over on The Blue Indian. Invitation to Love. was released in February of this year, and showcases Cassandras' tight band performance as well as some great melodic hooks.

Cassandras have three releases on bandcamp to date; you can download them for free/donation so make sure to get them.

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