“Victim Or Trap” by Generationals. The band has just put the finishing touches on its sophomore full-length, titled Actor-Caster, the album will see the light of day on March 29, 2011 on Park The Van.
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.
All l did last month was to tell you to “Put This On“, the track “Trust” from Generationals. Something great happened and this track became hot. Climbing to the top 3 of hypemachines popular list, the song got a lot of milage (including over 1500 streams there from my post). Maybe it was in describing the track as a “perfect mix betweenPhoenix andBishop Allen“. Who knows. I never pretend to know how all this stuff works, I’m just looking for good songs.
It seems as if Generationals are getting help from their fans. Recently Meghan Ellie Smith made her own video for the song from footage of a roadtrip with friends in the ‘upstateness of the glory-filled state of New York’, and soon after posting, the band told her they thought it was better than their original. Very cool and a good watch. Nice find Nada.