The indie-rock quartet uses influences from all over the UK and combines them with rockabilly and doo-wop sensibilities, creating a sound that has gained them wide ranging praise from around the globe. Their self-titled debut was released in January, 2009.
The Ting Tings have gained fans from around the globe, flexing their versatile musical muscles by shining on both indie and top 40 charts in the last twelve months.
Bob Mould, a musician famous as a solo artist and as a former member of bands Husker Du and Sugar, has started out his 2009 with the release of his ninth solo record, "Life and Times."
Through mashing musical contradictions, the Handsome Furs have quickly stormed the music world since debuting in 2007. The husband-wife team of Dan Boeckner (also in Wolf Parade) and Alexei Perry tie together electronic sensibilities with jangly pop while telling stories that span the emotional grid.
"I Can't Go On, I'll Go On," the 2008 CD release from The Broken West, is power pop at some of its strongest, straight from the powerfully poppy world of Southern California.
The Duke Spirit were founded on one of music's most time-honored traditions: singer Liela Moss and guitarist Luke Ford met in art school and dropped out to form a band.
Over forty years of rock and roll history will come to life on the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater Wednesday, April 15 as Mary Lucia welcomes photographer Bob Gruen for a very special installment of The Current's Fakebook.
The Submarines, the indie pop duo of John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard, has gone through several incarnations since first meeting in Boston.
After releasing seven albums under several incarnations of their band, The Jayhawks, the duo reunited in 2008 to record the heavily acoustic album, "Ready For The Flood."
With their fourth album "Secret are Sinister" under their belts, Brooklyn indie-rockers Longwave are hoping the release of this album will go better than the last. Challenges like Hurricane Katrina, a record label merger, and a canceled tour plagued the release of their previous album "There's A Fire." After some encouragement, the band decided to record another record.
Tom Morello is probably best known for his work with the band Rage Against The Machine. However, he takes on the moniker "The Nightwatchman" when he performs his Pete Seeger/Woody Guthrie-inspired solo work.
The music of Brooklyn's Yeasayer is an eclectic mix of rock, pop, folk, dub, Middle Eastern, and African musics. They first garnered national recognition in 2007 at the SxSW music festival and soon after, released their debut CD, "All Hour Cymbals" in October of that same year.
The Rumble Strips are a London based band whose music has been described as a mix of rock, soul, indie, and pop.
Punk-pioneer Alejandro Escovedo has just released his ninth solo album earlier this year entitled "Real Animal."
The Magnetic Fields are a band, but in many ways they are simply the extension of Stephin Merrit. As well as a multi-instrumentalist, Merritt writes, produces, and sings their material.