Although formed during the post-punk revival of the late ’90s, the National took inspiration from a wider set of influences, including country-rock, Americana, indie rock and Britpop.
The lineup began taking shape in Ohio and officially cemented itself in New York, with baritone vocalist Matt Berninger joining forces with two sets of brothers — Scott and Bryan Devendorf, and Aaron and Bryce Dessner. After establishing themselves as a live act, the bandmates made their studio debut with The National, a self-titled record that appeared in 2001 to considerable acclaim.
Sunshine On My Back is available as a free download if you purchase their documentary Mistaken for Strangers on this website.
The National @ Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud
New Jersey based Michael Kwolek plays guitar in the band Lima Research Society. He also makes his own music under the names mike K, Baby Seals Club and Kwolek.
Kwolek writes his own songs and loves the music of the Smashing Pumpkins above all else. He likes to make indie rock, ’80s-ish electro and “classical” music and would love to score films one day.
Ain’t Got No / I Got Lies is taken from the Overlord album.
Kwolek @ Bandcamp
Source: You Licence, Act IV
Lord Huron is an American indie folk band based in Los Angeles.
In the spring of 2010 band founder Ben Schneider traveled from Los Angeles to Northern Michigan. At Lake Huron, he developed songs for the first Lord Huron EP.
Schneider formed Lord Huron as a solo project, recording his first few EPs entirely on his own and steadily adding members to help play in live shows, most of whom he had known since childhood.
The World Ender is taken from the forthcoming album Strange Trails.
Lord Huron @ Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud
Source: LastFM, Wikipedia
Mating Ritual is a new solo outfit from LA, featuring Pacific Air‘s Ryan Lawhon on a brand new personal odyssey.
The new outlet continues in the same electronic vein as his past band but reaches a deeper, darker level of reverie.
Mating Ritual @ Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud
Source: Freebikevalet, Neon Gold
Mordialloc (Melbourne) duo Slum Sociable are moving from melancholy and inverted to explorative and experimental. They create Lo-Fo washed-out jazz hop from Mordialloc’s filthiest animals.
And that’s about everything that’s known about this secretive duo.
Anyway is their debut track.
Slum Sociable @ Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud
Source: Triple j Unearthed