New Releases - 9.18.07

I was first introduced to Firefox AK (aka Andrea Kellerman) from the video for Hello Saferide's "Long Lost Penpal". Her music is not similar to Hello Saferide, although they both hail from Sweden, and they are both completely adorable. Sounds like a mix of Tegan & Sara and... Kylie? Yum!

Firefox AK - Zodiac

This Philly power pop band has done it again with their sophomore album Silver Storms. If you liked Hello, Hello, or even if you have never heard of them... It's the kind of indie pop that is really hard NOT to like (very Shins-like). They recently signed to Vagrant Records.

The A Sides - Amazing Grace

Now, after three albums, I am still wondering why less people have heard of Magnet (aka Norway's Even Johansen). He makes the kind of gorgeous, laid-back electronica-tinged singer/songwriter pop you will ever hear. In the vein of David Gray, Ed Harcourt, Thomas Dybdahl... 100% Lovely!

Magnet - Slice of Heaven

Other honorable mentions for 9.18.07:

Hard-Fi - Once Upon a Time in the West (nicely-done Britrock)
Matt White - Best Days (cheesy-but-lovable singer/songwriter)
Jesca Hoop - Kismet (quirky/eclectic pop)
Ben Lee - Ripe (always awesome)
Bella - No One Will Know (pretty indie-pop)
Plasticines - LP1 (French-pop goodness)
Rogue Wave - Asleep At Heaven's Gate (Gibbard-esque indie)
Drug Rug - Drug Rug (boy/girl twangy rock)

Next Big Nashville

I'm going to actually get out and support the local music scene this weekend. You should, too. Thirty bucks gets you a wristband for the whole weekend.

130+ Bands...10+ Venues...5 Days...Sept 5-9, 2007
The second annual Next Big Nashville (NBN) will showcase the best of the thriving Nashville music scene and artistic community over five-days at Cannery Ballroom, Mercy Lounge, 12th & Porter, Exit/In, The End, The Rutledge, Belcourt Theatre, The Basement, 3rd & Lindsley, Grimey's Records, Bar23, Layl'a Ultra Lounge, Bar car, & more. The event will feature performances from The Features, Jeremy Lister, Landon Pigg, The Pink Spiders, Freedy Johnston, Gabe Dixon Band, De Novo Dahl, Butterfly Boucher & many more.

Some MP3s for you (I plan to add more tomorrow, so check back!)....

Carey Ott - Am I Just One
Performing Friday at The Basement

Landon Pigg - Can't Let Go
Performing Friday at The Cannery Ballroom

How I Became The Bomb - Killing Machine
Performing Saturday at The Cannery Ballroom

Butterfly Boucher - Life Is Short
Performing Friday at The Cannery Ballroom

The Privates - My Shoes
Performing Friday at Exit/In

Judd & Maggie - Perfectly
Performing Saturday at The Mercy Lounge

De Novo Dahl - Shout (Popple Mix)
Performing Saturday at The Cannery Ballroom

The Features - Take You On (Demo)
Performing Saturday at The Cannery Ballroom

Cortney Tidwell - The Missing Link
Performing Thursday at The Basement

Be sure to visit Out The Other for many, many more MP3s from bands playing the festival.