The October Thumbs Up Goes To….

thumbs upWe’ve tallied all the Thumbs Up’s and Thumbs Down’s for the month of October and the Froglix listeners have proven to have quite the diversity of tastes. Forty-five (45) tracks from thirty-three (33) artists received votes, but alas, not everyone can be a winner. Represented in the Top Ten alone though are artists we have described before as rock, modern rock, alternative rock, Brit alt-rock, ambient, electro, electronica, indie pop, ska, power ska, reggae, punk, post-punk, singer/songwriter, and actually quite a bit more. So without further ado…take a listen to October’s favorites…

October’s Top Ten
(in alphabetical order)

28-200 :: I Kiss U
Attention Thieves :: Let It All Out
Case Of The Mondays :: Indie Girl
Mars Accelerator :: Fill For The Glacial Till
Mobile Wash Unit :: September Was Winter
Ring Of Truth :: Why Should This Be?
Rude City Riot :: Victoria
Small City Calling :: Atlantic: Castaways
Treading Lemmings :: Comeuppance
Variety Workshop :: U Suck Noodles

– DMitch

 

 

Jump Back: The Week in Review

NUM83R5, the new album by Ledaswan was the subject of Monday’s review complete with (3) new tracks for your listening pleasure. Don’t forget about the video post from the previous week for their single “Faulkner.” Next up was the Vetoes, British alt-rockers now working with SpaceRay Music and Adam Whittaker whom, you may recall, also introduced us to Grimus and Attention Thieves.  Mid-week we promo’d a new digital sampler for the Sounds Like Brisbane.   More than a dozen independent artists and their respective labels coming together for a flat out phenomenal compilation.  Click here to download the entire collection or just the individual tracks for free….way cool. Finally, we flashed back to an indie band from the 90’s underground.  Jawbox and their video for “Savory.” Classic.

Join us next week for even more music, reviews, news and general meanderings from Drago, DMitch and Thurdeen.

Ritalin… Ritalout… ¿qué Tejano?

artist: Vetoes | genre: alternative, indie-rock | label: SpaceRay Music
EP: Ritalin / Ritalout
Vetoes - Ritalin / Ritalout

It’s not often we mention a producer on here, but we would not have heard the band Vetoes if it weren’t for Adam Whittaker. And his hand can be found elsewhere on Froglix too (on a few earlier tracks from Grimus and Attention Thieves). Well, Adam now has a new label, SpaceRay Music, and we were honored when he sent us a preview of his first release a few weeks ago.

When I played “On The Waterfront” by Vetoes for Drago, his first response beat any description I tried to come up with… “sounds like a cross between Brit Pop and Tejano music on acid.” I’m not sure I totally agree with that depiction, but I do think it says something about my own lack of words. The sound is familiar enough that there’s a good chance you’re gonna like it if you like British alternative rock. But it’s also unique enough that you can’t say it’s just yet another alt-rock band heralding from Britannia. I still don’t think “Tejano music on acid” is quite right, but since I am yet to come up with anything better, it stands.

What I’m more sure about is that the things that make their sound different will be the same things that either make you love them or hate them. Personally, I want more.

Their EP, Ritalin / Ritalout drops worldwide on April 11, 2011 via SpaceRay/Believe. You don’t have to wait though. Download “On The Waterfront” as a FREE MP3 from http://vetoes.believeband.com/ right now!

– DMitch

Jump Back…The Week in Review

This week kicked off with some cool news about The Kut being considered for the video game Rock Band, pimped a video from Amsterdam’s Go Back to the Zoo for their song “I’m the Night (See You Later)” and followed up with a the latest single from Attention Thieves.  “Let It All Out” rocks out loud so feel free to crank it on up to 11.  San Diego’s Small City Calling released (3) new tracks that are to be featured as part of their next album due to be released in April.  The best part…free downloads for everyone! Finally, we caught DMitch doing some world class meandering as he traces the lineage of the band The Drums back to Elkland and The Goat Explosion. Somehow, I sense an intervention coming!

 

Tune in and logon next week for more incredible indie music and mindless commentary from DMitch, Thurdeen and, of course, yours truly.

-Drago

Attention Thieves Let Out the Rock

Attention Thieves - Let It All Outartist: Attention Thieves

genre: Brit Alt-Rock

label: unsigned

buy now: [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/let-it-all-out/id417188146?uo=4″ title=”Attention Thieves – Let It All Out”]

listen now: Let It All Out

Sometimes you just want rock. You don’t want gimmicks. You don’t care for the latest thing rock has been paired up with or some niche genre of rock. No synth-rock, pop-rock, blues-rock, grunge-rock, folk-rock, jazz-rock, glam-rock, post-whatever-rock or neo-whatever-rock for you. What you want is something that despite whatever sub-genre it fits in…it transcends rock. It just IS rock. So, if you want rock, allow me to recommend the latest single “Let It All Out” from Attention Thieves. Crank it up, tap your foot, bang your head, and enjoy the unadulterated rock. That’s right, play this and I dare you not to move your head.

– DMitch

Attention Thieves Unleashing New Single Soon

Attention Thievesartist: Attention Thieves
genre: Brit Alt-Rock
itunes: [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/attention-thieves/id384717519?uo=4″ title=”Attention Thieves”]

Attention Thieves first hit our radar at the tail end of last summer and now they have a new single coming out in February that may just take them to the next level. Check out a clip of their latest offering “Let It All Out” on either their Facebook wall or their MySpace page now. And we promise to share the entire track with you once it’s released.

– DMitch

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