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

 

 

More than Treading…

Froglix has recently received word that the Treading Lemmings, fresh off their righteous gig at Philadelphia’s Hard Rock Cafe (photo above), are putting the finishing touches on some new material.  Front man Christopher Quinn tells us that they are on track to have at least (4) new songs completed by summer’s end and we, of course, are rather looking forward to taking a listen.  No doubt they’ll be solid as we’ve come to expect nothing less from them.  (No pressure gentlemen).

-Drago

Reminder: Vetoes EP Now Available

artist: Vetoes | genre: alternative, indie-rock | label: SpaceRay Music
EP: Ritalin/Ritalout [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sonic-turge/id425160671?uo=4″ title=”Vetoes – Ritalin/Ritalout”]

Vetoes - Ritalin/Ritalout

A few weeks ago we wrote a review (read it here) about a new EP coming out from Vetoes called Ritalin/Ritalout. In case you forgot, it hit stores yesterday and is now available to download via iTunes. [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sonic-turge/id425160671?uo=4″ title=”Vetoes – Ritalin/Ritalout”] You can also listen to their track “On The Waterfront” right here:
On The Waterfront

– DMitch

 

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

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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