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On their self-named debut, Andrew Figueroa Chiang and the Blazing Rays of the Sun (wow, what a long band name!) from Los Angeles play fresh sounding soul pop. Andrew Figueroa’s sweet and soft voice fits in perfectly in with the acoustic arrangements. With only 5 songs their album is more “art on a beer mat” than a huge masterwork, but that is what makes it interesting in my opinion. While some songs procude a nostalgic, campfire like atmosphere, others sound very happy and upbeat. If you love acoustic arrangements and this singer-songwriter feeling, you really should give it a try.
Andrew Figueroa Chiang And The BROTS Website – Facebook – Twitter
Dominant Legs are a five-piece band from San Francisco. While on their facebook page the band describes their style simply as “POP” I would rather call it “Sing-along Pop” or “Sunshine Rock”. Yeah, that one fits nicely. However, the video you can see above to the first single “Hoop of Love” of their debut “Invitation” (in stores September 27) is by the way their first video ever made! So good luck to these kickstarters.
Dominant Legs on Facebook – Download a free mp3 of “Hoop of Love” – Dominant Legs on MySpace
Okta Logue is a psychedelic-rock-band from Germany (oh yeah that’s my “Heimat”). Their new album “Ballad Of A Burden” (out now!) shows their genre at it’s best – nothing less than 60s psychedelic rock. Right over this text you can see the very interesting/amusing/mindblowing video of the album opener “Bright Lights”.
MySpace – Website
New Modern Angels is an electropop-duo from Kalmar in Sweden. Their latest album “A Cure” combines soft synthesizer-arrangements with more agressive ones.
New Modern Angels on Facebook – Buy “A Cure” on Klicktrack – Buy “A Cure” on iTunes
Kori Pop is the alias of a Canadian singer. Her debut includes 11 songs, which showcase Kori’s wide range of musical genres. Beside her song “Nowhere Near My Heart”, of which you can watch the video right above, you should also try the ballad “Billie”.
Kori Pop Website