Music from My Mailbox

Time again for the purging of the perpetually packed Licorice Pizza mailbox.

It seems like there are more and more two-piece bands these days. Maybe it’s the economics of maintaining a four- or five-piece group; maybe it’s just a trend, I dunno. The lack of a stage full of musicians isn’t keeping the duos from putting out some decent music, as you’ll find here with Dynasty Electric and The Boy Least Likely To. And what’s cool is that these bands play totally different styles of music, so it’s not like they’re derivative or stuck within one genre.

I was surprised (to say the least) to see the single from Wendy & Lisa show up in my mailbox. I say that because as former protégés of Prince, they don’t seem like they’d need to go the indie promotion route. But I’m glad they did and I’m happy to share this song with you.

My pick of the week (month? whatever) has to be Children. They’re not really ghettotech or Japanese classical, but straight-ahead, guitar-driven heavy rock. And lastly is Sweden's very own Kaka. I included it because I detected some Adam Ant influence. I'll let you decide for yourself on that one.

As always, follow the links for more info.

The Traditionist
Indie / Folk / Experimental
From: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Band MySpace
Driftwood Doll.mp3

Love Like Fire

Rock / Indie
From: San Francisco, Calif.
Band MySpace

Wendy & Lisa
Pop / Funk / Other
From: United States
Band MySpace
Niagra Falls.mp3

Clara Bellino

Pop / Soul / Indie
From: San Francisco, Calif.
Band MySpace
Potential Criminal.mp3

Trey Green
Rock / Comedy
From: Boston, Mass.
Mad Crush.mp3

Ghettotech / Healing & Easy Listening / Japanese Classic Music
From: New York, NY
Band MySpace
Power Spirit.mp3

Grand Lake

Indie / Rock / Other
From: Oakland, Calif.
Band MySpace
She’s a Hater.mp3

Alternative / Alternative / Alternative
From: Edinburgh, UK
Band MySpace
Soul in a Soulless City.mp3

The Boy Least Likely To

Alternative / Pop / Country
From: United Kingdom
Band MySpace
Saddle Up.mp3

Indie / Glam / Americana
From: Washington, D.C.
Band MySpace
In the Parlor.mp3

Dynasty Electric
Psychedelic / Electro / Rock
From: Brooklyn, NY
Band MySpace
One Small Push.mp3

From: Sweden
Band MySpace
What a Frame.mp3
(photos, from top to bottom: Love Like Fire, Trey Green, Milophobia, and Dynasty Electric)

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At 7:31 PM , Blogger Hanan said...

wooo Grand Lake!

At 12:38 AM , Blogger a Tart said...

ah, yes, I"m loving that Children track too! I thought of you when I heard it xoxo


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