December 20, 2011

Magnetic Fields

69 Love Songs (1999)
by The Magnetic Fields

Genre- indie pop, indie rock
Location- Boston, Massachusetts 

Jay Z & Kanye West

by Jay Z & Kanye West

Genre- Hip Hop
Location- New York

Le Tigre

by Le Tigre

Genre- indie pop, indie rock, post punk, electroclash
Location- New York City, New York

MEN

by MEN

Genre- indie pop, indie rock, dance, electronic, electro pop
Location- Brooklyn, New York
links- myspace 

The Strokes

by The Strokes

Genre- indie rock, garage rock revival, post punk revival
Location- New York

December 6, 2011

The Babies

by The Babies

Info-  The Babies is one of the members from the Vivian Girls and a member of Woods. See also the Vivian Girls post
Genre- indie rock, indie pop, noise-pop
Location- Brooklyn, NY
Links- myspace

November 17, 2011

Smog

by Smog

Genre- indie, indie pop, indie rock, lo-fi
Location- Silver Spring, Maryland (born here)

Pavement

by Pavement

Genre- rock, indie rock, indie pop, noise-pop, lo-fi
Location- Stockton, California

Modest Mouse

by Modest Mouse

Genre-indie, indie pop, indie rock, noise-pop, lo-fi, experimental rock
Location- Issaquah, Washington

Genius/GZA

by the Genius/GZA

Genre- hip hop
Location- Brooklyn, New York
Links- wikipedia

November 12, 2011

October 16, 2011

Bowery Electric

by Bowery Electric

Genre- electronic, indie pop, indie rock, trip hop, shoegaze, 
Location- East Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York

February 9, 2011

Viktor Vaughn

by Viktor Vaughn
Genre- hip hop
Location-born in London, England but raised in Long Beach, New York
Other Works- no other works under the name Viktor Vaughn, but many under his other names

February 5, 2011

Helium

by Helium
Genre-noise-pop, indie rock
Location- Boston, Massachusetts
Other Works-Pirate Prude-1994
The Dirt of Luck- 1995
More Info- Band members were most recently Mary Timony (from the girl punk band, Autoclave) on vocals and guitar, Ash Bowie (who was at one point the boyfirend of Timony) on bass, and Shawn King Devlin on drums.  The band appeared in the cult roadmovie Half-cocked in 1994.  The band formed in 1992 and by 1998 were no longer together.  Mary Timony proceeded to do some solo projects as well as an EP under the name The Spells in a duo project with Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein.
Links- Matador

February 4, 2011

Palace Music

by Palace Music
Genre- folk, indie pop, indie rock
Location- from Louisville, Kentucky
Other Works-Arise, Therefore-1996
More Info- Palace Music is Will Oldham, born on December 24th, 1970.  From 1993 to 1997 he performed under Palace Music/Palace Brothers/and other "Palace" names.  From 1998 on he has gone by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. 

January 21, 2011

Albert Hammond, Jr.

by Albert Hammond, Jr.
Genre- indie pop, indie rock
Location- from Los Angeles, California
Other Works- Como Te Llama?, 2008
More Info- Albert Louie Hammond Jr. was born in Los Angeles, CA on April 9th, 1980.  His father is singer/songwriter Albert Hammond, and his mother is the Argentinian model Claudia Fern├índez.  Albert Jr. is a member of The Strokes as well.  He went to a prestigious boarding school when he was 13 where he met Julian Casablancas.  Later in 1998 he and Casablancas met in NYC and formed their band The Strokes with some of Casablancas old schoolmates.  Hammond Jr. often wears formal three-piece suits at shows and is set to put out a line of suits with designer/stylist Ilaria Urbinati in the future.  
See Also- The Strokes post

January 13, 2011

Sun Airway

by Sun Airway
Genre- electronic, indie pop, indie rock
Location- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Works- Oh, Naoko EP
More Info- Sun Airway is a duo out of Philly made up of John Barthmus (vocals) and Patrick Marceill (formerly the A-Sides).  They have done remixes for Delorean, Caribou, and Here We Go Magic.
John Barthmus & Patrick Marceill

January 10, 2011

The Mountain Goats

by The Mountain Goats
Genre- lo-fi, folk pop, indie rock
Location- currently: Durham, North Carolina but formed in Claremont, California
Other Works- too many to list, see allmusic
John Darnielle
More Info- The Mountain Goats formed in Claremont, CA by singer/songwriter John Darnielle.  He is pretty much The Mountain Goats, though he collaborates with other artists at times.  He is a spectacular lyricist.  While in California he went to Pitzer College where he graduated in 1995, he also worked as a psychiatric nurse.  The band's music is featured in the TV show Weeds.  In 2009, The band was on The Colbert Report.

Lower Dens

by Lower Dens
Genre- indie pop, indie rock, drone pop, new wave
Location- Baltimore, Maryland
Other Works- no other albums as of yet
Jana Hunter
More Info- Lower Dens is a side project of singer and songwriter Jana Hunter.  She is joined by Will Adams- guitar, Geoff Graham- bass, and Abram Sanders- drums.  They are on Devendra Banhart's Gnomonsong record label.