Eastern Conference Champions

I'm definitely digging this band right now. A friend recommended the band, Eastern Conference Champions, to me a little while ago and I haven't stopped listening to their stuff since. The Los Angeles based ECC members, who were originally from Philadelphia, consist of Joshua Ostrander (vox, guitar, piano), Melissa Dougherty (guitar, keys), Greg Lyons (drums, synth), and Phillip Munsey (bass). The band [...]

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The Unicorns Opening for Arcade Fire

So, I went to a concert this weekend in Inglewood at The Forum on Arcade Fire's Reflector Tour and was able to see The Unicorns open for the band. They played again the next night and plan on playing Barclays Center August 22 through the 24. The band from Montreal, Canada, who was formed in [...]

Changes by FAUL & Wad AD vs Pnau #StudyAbroad

There was a lot of deep house and tech music playing amongst the youths in Paris. However, the Frenchmen, FAUL, is my favorite. Faul translates to "lazy“ in German apparently, but his music is anything but. His music sounds almost soulful and jazzy, even something that I would love listening to on the beach. The song, Changes, by FAUL [...]

Un Amore Cosi Grande 2014 by Negramaro #StudyAbroad

Almost every other band in Europe had a song associated with the World Cup and Negramaro  is no exception. Negramaro is an Italian pop band that formed in 1999 and became successful in 2005 thanks to the Festival di Sanremo. Their name stems from Negroamaro, a wine produced in their native region, Salento. The song, Un Amore [...]

Humanos A Marte by Chayanne #StudyAbroad

Humanos A Marte by Chayanne #StudyAbroad

Don't tell anyone, but I'm a sucker for those really sappy Spanish Pop songs, and Humanos A Marte is definitely one of my favorites right now. The song, Humanos A Marte by Chayanne, translates to "Humans to Mars," and it's mostly about a lonely guy who loves this girl that he can't be with. It's [...]

Logico #1 by Cesare Cremonini #StudyAbroad

Logico #1 by Cesare Cremonini #StudyAbroad

Cesare Cremonini is an Italian singer-songwriter and actor whose song, Logico #1, made it to the top 20 list in Italy. Cremonini was the leader of Lùnapop, a successful and popular Italian pop band between 1999 and 2002. before they broke up in 2002. He has pursued a solo career ever since with the help of his Lùnapop [...]

The Art Of The Handshake by Hilltop Hoods

The Art Of The Handshake by Hilltop Hoods

Hilltop Hoods is a South Australian Hip Hop group made up of the members, Suffa MC, Pressure, and DJ Debris. The trio met and created Hilltop Hoods in Adelaide, Australia in the 90's and continue to share their music with the world ever since. Their song, The Art Of The Handshake, is the first single of their forthcoming seventh album, Walking Under Stars. The [...]

Runaway Train by Inna Pivars and the Tsoys

The song, Runaway Train, by the psychedelic-pop/garage revival band, Inna Pivars and the Tsoys, is a refreshing song to wake up to. The female-fronted band was formed in February 2011 in Moscow, Russia and consists of musicians of different nationalities from Latvia, Russian and the Ukrainian. The bands lead singer, Inna Pivars, is actually a cinema and theatre [...]

Magic by Paperwhite

Magic by Paperwhite

The song, "Magic," by the brother sister duo, Katie and Ben Marshall,  is another cool-sounding melody that you can add to the summer playlist. The band, Paperwhite, mixes retro synth textures from drummer and producer, Ben, who also the drummer for Brooklyn band Savoir Adore, with modern pop songwriting and vocals from Katie. The Brooklyn duo, formerly from Newtown, PA, plan [...]

Hard Time by Seinabo Sey

Seinabo Sey is a Swedish pop soul singer who is based in Stockholm. She became known with her single "Younger," and in May 2014, she released her second single, Hard Time. Seinabo says that it was while listening to recordings by Lauryn Hill and Destiny’s Child that Seinabo started writing music as an adolescent, but [...]