Like all of my favorite covers, this one sounds completely different from the original. Check out Vancouver duo Data Romance put their own spin on a Christmas classic, recorded in 1 take live off the floor. Download the song below.
Inspired by the blogs who have taken the time to mention their favorite new bands from 2010, I figured I’d take a shot at remembering the year and which artists came out of nowhere to impress these ears. Now, “Fave New Artists” for this purpose means new to my ears, as I’m sure many of these bands have existed pre-2010, I just hadn’t come across them yet. Hopefully, this list will also serve as a “keep your eye on these bands in 2011”.
–Yellow Ostrich. NY based Alex Schaaf making bedroom lo-fi indie pop. His cover of Beach House’s “Zebra” made our Class of 2010 mixtape. Check out his unusual and refreshing song “Whale”,guaranteedyou’ll be singing backup by the end.
–Data Romance. Vancouver based guy/girl group with a perfect combination of sweet melodies andslick electronics. They released a great single/video for “Bones” but I continually go back to one of their Monome Jams.
-Zachary Lucky. A glowing post by Jim on Quick Before It Melts got me into Saskatchewan’s folk/roots artist Zachary Lucky. I’m always putting on his record Come and Gone in quieter times, starting with “Town To Town”.
–The Naked and Famous. What could be the next big thing. Since hearing them back in June, they’ve been the #1 band I’ve recommended to people. Looking forward to see what 2011 holds for them.
–Bravestation. This Toronto band has had a great start in 2010, hoping for big things for them next year.
Check out “Clocks & Spears”.
Look out for part 2.
We tipped you last week to a great impromptu video of Vancouver duo Ajay Bhattacharyya and Amy Kirkpatrick (aka Data Romance)playing around with the Monome, and today they’ve premiered their video on Aux for their newest single “Bones”. Shifting between normal speed and slow-motion, this video not only showcases the bands musical talent, but their energetic live show. Head to their homepage to grab the single for the price of a tweet.
I came across this beautiful video a little while back. The music comes from Vancouver’s Ajay Bhattacharyya and Amy Kirkpatrick, formerly of the duo called Names, but now opting to change their name to Data Romance. The images come from videographer Marco Aslan, who was befriended by Amy online after she fell in love with his videos capturing lifes everyday moments. In a deal they made together, Amy promised a written song and Marco promised a visual compliment. The result is below and it seems like a perfect fit.
The song reminds me of old KC Accidental. Head here to hear more from the band.
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