Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Living Things

The Brothers Berlin + One

The Living Things is a band from St. Louis made up of the three brothers Berlin: Lillian, Eve, and Bosh and Corey Becker. Lillian and Corey play guitar, Eve plays bass and Bosh is the drummer. Their debut "Black Skies in Broad Daylight" was produced by Steve Albini, famous for producing The Pixies, The Breeders, and Nirvana, among others. Their newest record is called "Ahead of the Lions" and it's a bit more hard rock than the debut. Check out their official site for some sounds and the video for their new single "Bom, Bom, Bom". Buy the debut or the follow-up.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Inara George

Inara George

Inara George is a singer-songwriter from LA. Her father is the late Lowell George from Little Feat, so she was surrounded by musicians as a child. She was a member of a great band from a few years ago, the now defunct Merrick, with Bryony Atkinson. Her sound is indie rock, but with a pop vibe. Her sound is sweet with lots of hooks. Her voice reminds me a little bit of Lisa Papineau from Pet. Check out her official site. Listen to "Fools In Love". Listen to the whole album at Buy "All Rise".

Thursday, October 06, 2005


Ringside - Kung Fu Masters!

Ringside is Scott Thomas and Balthazar Getty. Scott does vocals and lyrics and Balthazar does most of the music writing. Their sound is predominantly indie rock, but doesn't really stick to one particular style. There are hints of dance beats and electronica in the songs. Their self-titled debut came out in April of this year. Check out their official website. Watch the video for "Tired of Being Sorry", directed by Joaquin Phoenix with a lot of cameos. Buy the album.