Indie

Owls by Nature - Everything Is Hunted

Energy is a hard thing to contain, for some it just bursts from them, all subtlety lost in a breath: This is the music of Owls By Nature, the Edmonton Alberta based 5-piece band. The new album, "The Forgotten And The Brave" is an alternative folk, rock masterpiece. Think, a chilled out, relaxed, Bruce Springsteen and you're in the right ball park.

Set to release their sophomore album in 2014 after a year of manic world-wide touring, the Owls By Nature gentlemen have been making waves. Their first record "Everything Is Hunted" was picked up by GUNNER Records (Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner) and released to wide acclaim including a favourable review by Rollingstone Magazine. Their new record "The Forgotten And The Brave" is a dramatic step forward with rugged vocals, raw honesty and seasoned songwriting. The band has dug in its heels and is setting itself up for the long game. They are not fickle, they are not slick... Owls By Nature are the real deal.

Listern to the full album below:

COSBY - Heartracer

 

“Heartracer,” the first single and video off the forthcoming record by up-and-coming indie synthpop band Cosby. Led by brothers Chris and Chip Cosby, Cosby have gained attention in the Richmond, Virginia region for their blending of 1980s synthpop and Britpop. Fueled by comparisons to The Killers, M83, and Passion Pit, Cosby have already opened for Future Islands and finished as a semi-finalist in last year’s International Songwriting Competition.

Vaults - Vultures

London three-piece VAULTS recently premiered their new single "Vultures" on Nylon.com.

The track will be included on their forthcoming Vultures EP out digitally at iTunes starting November 9th.

As soon as "Vultures" debuted, it stirred up unanimous press praise and acclaim. Nylon claimed VAULTS have "already earned their place as a band to watch" and that "this is just the beginning for the London-based trio", while Stereogum described the track as "one of those songs that sounds as big as the sky, a pulsating, dramatic widescreen epic".

My Old Kentucky Blog dubbed it a "precisely crafted pop-tune with full intention to connect to the masses". Moreover, other tastemakers have raved about the group. NME called them "a band with the whiff of big things ahead. Better get used to hearing it", Earmilk extolled them as "Dark pop at its finest", and Consequence of Sound wrote, "VAULTS seem to have struck gold". "Vultures" takes flight on haunting synth reverberations and elegant, eloquent, and entrancing vocals. Its magnificent melody belies its depth and darkness.

The EP also features "Poison", "Mend This Love", and more, showcasing multiple facets of this alternative pop enigma. VAULTS first emerged at the end of 2013 with their viral single "Cry No More".

Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out (2011)

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