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NEW MUSIC NOW > Band of Horses and BK & Mr. E: Who Are You Listening to This Week?

Fergie 2012/09/21 23:00:00
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Meet SodaHead's new favorite artists of the week! Last week, we introduced you to Frank + Derol but this week we couldn't narrow it down to just one, so you're getting a NMN double dose.

Out of all the impressive new releases this week --including Grizzly Bear, GOOD Music, The Killers, Allah-Las, Dinosaur Jr. -- I was most excited to hear Mirage Rock by Band of Horses. This Seattle based Americana-Indie band has been in constant rotation on my playlists since college, and they're one of my favorite bands to see live. This time around they went back to their roots, recording their album analog and live in the studio rather than experimenting with heavy production and experimental tones. Check out the video for their latest single "Knock Knock" below.


Besides listening to all the new releases, I was also introduced to a bunch of up-and-coming bands this week. While a lot of them were promising, my favorite is easily BK & Mr. E. It's hard to characterize a band as unique and innovative as the Austin, Texas based duo...and I like that. Their music is a combination of many different styles yet they have a distinct sound that is very much their own. The best way I can think to describe it is simply "funky danceable arena rock". Check out their newest EP I Don't Think You Realize here and let us know what you're listening to this week.
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  • Nick 2012/09/26 23:46:43
  • U Mad Bro? 2012/09/26 16:59:59 (edited)
    U Mad Bro?
    Generation X in a nutshell.
  • John 2012/09/26 14:27:50
    John
    +2
    A lot of Parkway Drive and Deftones, preparing for their new albums
  • Dan der Mensch 2012/09/25 21:55:25
    Dan der Mensch
    Jamiroquai
  • WGN 2012/09/25 21:10:19
    WGN
    I am listening to Bob Seager and the "Silver Bullet Band" and Meatloaf.

    Teen age angst at its best!

    Rock and Roll all the way!
  • whowasphone 2012/09/25 16:57:57
  • Psykhê 2012/09/25 13:59:51
    Psykhê
    +1
    I'm just here to admire that mangy beard.
  • Cunning Stunts 2012/09/25 09:59:33
    Cunning Stunts
    Animosity. Now defunct.

    Great band. Wish I'd found them sooner.


  • Cybertronian Warrior 2012/09/25 08:40:15
    Cybertronian Warrior
    skrillex and linkin park
  • e w 2012/09/25 06:04:48
    e w
    +2
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Sylmkael 2012/09/25 02:39:20
    Sylmkael
    For as long as I can remember I've always mixed up the music I have in a play list. Love the different tunes, melody difference
  • King of Gummy Bears 2012/09/25 00:48:07
    King of Gummy Bears
    Pink - Blow me

    probably her best song ever!
  • THE BEACH 2012/09/25 00:24:46
    THE BEACH
    jimmy buffet-fruitcakes
    because i need a good laugh since there are so many radical voters out there
  • Psycho-Is-Near-MMFWCL 2012/09/24 21:34:14
    Psycho-Is-Near-MMFWCL
    Flyleaf and Evanescence
  • Sang Huynh 2012/09/24 21:21:37
    Sang Huynh
    +1
    im listening to the songs in the 80s,no offence but the music we're listening to now is stupid
  • Cunning... Sang Huynh 2012/09/25 10:01:46
    Cunning Stunts
    Yeah though the 80s was stupid in the 80s. It's just grown a nostalgia.
  • Fögeli 2012/09/24 12:03:04 (edited)
    Fögeli
    +2
    listening right now to November's Fall (alternative/indie)

    http://www.facebook.com/novem...

    quite unknown yet...
  • kalmanizer 2012/09/24 06:35:12 (edited)
    kalmanizer
    Country Music and Bluegrass Music. YeeHaaw! :-D

    King George Strait, Neal McCoy, Billy Currington, Kellie Pickler, Emerson Drive, Sugarland, Zac Brown Band, Chris Young, Jeremy Castle, Vince Gill, Lorrie Morgan, Mindy McCready, Lillian McCann, Rednex, John Michael Montgomery, Bryan White, Collin Raye, Clay Walker, Lee Ann Womack, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Old Crow Medicine Band, Barbara Mandrell, Sherrie Austin, Kenny Rogers, Shane Minor, Soggy Bottom Boys, Deana Carter, Shania Twain, Sammy Kershaw, Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery, Dierks Bentley, Joe Nichols, Jessica Andrews, Chely Wright, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Grandpa Jones, Alabama, Phil Vasser, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Tracy Lawrence, Daily and Vincent, Conway Twitty, Charlie Pride, Alan Jackson, Billy Gilman, John and Audrey Wiggins, Kareem Salama, Katie Armiger, Ashley Monroe, Brooks and Dunn, Jake Owen, James Otto, etc. :)

    Did I forget to mention that I'm recently from Brooklyn, NY? That's right! I'm as City as you get but TOTALLY Country at heart! :)
  • John kalmanizer 2012/09/26 14:30:14
    John
    +2
    Then you probably don't get it
  • kalmanizer John 2012/09/27 06:16:41
    kalmanizer
    When you say I probably don't get it are you referring to Brooklyn, NY NOT having a Country Music Station ANYmore?
  • open your mind before your ... 2012/09/24 06:17:35
    open your mind before your mouth
    Black veil brides and blood on the dance floor
  • Kiki,Pixie,Worm 2012/09/24 04:08:54
    Kiki,Pixie,Worm
    Big Bang, Girls Generation, SHINee, and many other groups :)!
  • Alexis<3 2012/09/24 02:53:40
    Alexis<3
    +1
    The Killers! BEST BAND EVER! the killers battle born
  • Venomkilljoy182 2012/09/24 01:00:41
    Venomkilljoy182
    Blood on the Dance Floor, Black Veil Brides, and My Chemical Romance.
  • JR 2012/09/23 19:53:02
    JR
    I was in the mood for Carlos Santana, Malo, Tierra and Norman Brown.
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/09/23 15:42:25
    Nekosarethebest
    Nightmare, Angela Aki, Fumiko Orikasa, Suemitsu and the Suemith, Cookie Monster, Aqua Timez, etc.... Yup.
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/09/23 15:25:37
  • bye dear•LT13☻ 2012/09/26 14:52:53
    bye
    +1
    Ok...now here is some serious talent...never heard of them but this good stuff.
  • dear•LT13☻ bye 2012/09/26 19:01:36
    dear•LT13☻
    Never heard of them? really...
    Please do yourself a favor and check them out - won't be disappointed!
    Albums:
    Leave a Whisper
    Us and Them
    Sound of Madness
    Amaryllis

    just pick a couple songs... :)
  • bye dear•LT13☻ 2012/09/26 19:35:39
    bye
    +1
    I'm on it ;)
  • dear•LT13☻ bye 2012/09/27 03:01:53 (edited)
    dear•LT13☻






    I like these and ALL of their stuff, actually! (some old and some new)
    Hope you Enjoy :)
  • bye dear•LT13☻ 2012/09/27 03:13:44
    bye
    +1
    Wow great stuff these guys rock! Thanks.
  • dear•LT13☻ bye 2012/09/28 15:53:14
    dear•LT13☻
    Just happy spread the good music and make ANOTHER Shinedown fan!
    Thanks for listening :)
  • bye dear•LT13☻ 2012/09/28 17:19:18
  • Rocky Raccoon 2012/09/23 13:19:22
  • Avsniper 2012/09/23 11:03:50
    Avsniper
    +5


    Neutral milk Hotel - oh comely
  • bye Avsniper 2012/09/26 14:51:35
    bye
    Gee it's missing something....
  • ♥Gabs1697♥ 2012/09/23 07:57:58
    ♥Gabs1697♥
    +1
    Shinee♥♥
  • TARDISgirl 2012/09/23 07:47:11
  • bye TARDISgirl 2012/09/26 14:47:16
    bye
    +1
    Too funny!

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