Archive for the ‘Indie’ Category

New Video: Peter Fenn, ‘I Remember’

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At the end of the day, one of the most important elements to a song is simply whether or not a songwriter really means what he or she says. There’s no doubt Penn Fenn believes every word he sings in this contemplative – and exclusive – performance of ‘I Remember’. The silence between the vocals and guitar strokes only serves to reinforce the warmth of the song.


New Video: Sorne, ‘Eat Your Young’

New Video: Esteman, ‘De Otro Planeta’

New video: Blackbird Blackbird, ‘Tangerine Sky’

New Video: We Became Owls, ‘Please Surrender’

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In keeping with the bird of prey they’re named after, Oakland’s We Became Owls are really beginning to turn some heads with their heartfelt brand of alt-country Americana. In this exclusive performance of ‘Please Surrender’, Ross Warner (mandolin and backing vocals) provides all the support this sincere, beautifully sad song requires.

UPDATE: We Became Owls are playing at the Great American Music Hall TONIGHT (4/17). Get your tickets here!


New Video: Sorne, ‘Eat Your Young’

New Video: Esteman, ‘De Otro Planeta’

New video: Blackbird Blackbird, ‘Tangerine Sky’

New Video: Sorne, ‘Eat Your Young’

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“Eat Your Young” comes from Sorne’s House of Stone saga. The concept piece – it’s much more than an album and includes writings, art installations, visual art, performance art, and more – is told from the perspective of the five main characters. Eat Your Young is told from the perspective of the First Born Son. For more, check out to see just how immersive this project is see the multi-talented Morgan Sorne in action. Featured Artist – Ash – ‘Shining Light’

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We’ve got a very special Featured Artist season this time around – we’re celebrating the 20-plus year career of Britrock legends Ash, whose glorious power-pop continues to thrill fans around the world. Oh, and did we mention that we snared a TOTALLY EXCLUSIVE BAMM.TV PERFORMANCE from them? Because, y’know, we did.

There’s more to come next week: more exclusive live video, a sprawling Ash retrospective, a look at their greatest musical moments and some great musical recommendation to take you down the indie rabbit hole if you’re looking for further Ash-like sounds.

In the meantime, check out this exclusive performance of all-time classic ‘Shining Light’ …

Ha Ha Tonka: Their Favorites From The Vault

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We hope that you’re enjoying our new Featured Artist Ha Ha Tonka. There’s lot more great (and exclusive) stuff to come, including a fantastic competition lined up for next week. In the meantime, however, we asked the Tonka gents to select their five favorite moments from the sprawling archives. Here are their choices:

The Flashbulb – ‘Virtuous Cassette’


(more…) Featured Artist: Ha Ha Tonka

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Ready for another exclusive Featured Artist? Introducing your new favorite band: Missouri’s musical sons Ha Ha Tonka


In 2001 two friends from West Plains, Missouri – Brian Roberts and Luke Long, both attending the same college – formed a group called Amsterband, soon going on to recruit drummer Robert Mueller. Mueller would be replaced by Lennon Bone in 2004, and the year before that saw the group add Brett Anderson (not the chap from Suede) to their roster. “Three of us (Lennon, Luke & myself) grew up in a small Missouri town (West Plains) together,” Brian says. “We met Brett in college at Southwest Missouri State University. Brett brings the melody. Lennon brings the talent. Luke brings the looks. And I bring up the back.”


Wild Child: Their Personal Playlist

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Earlier in the week we introduced you to our Featured Artist – Austin’s very own Wild Child, a group whose multifarious melodies will surely see them blasting out of every open window this coming summer (trust us, we’re usually good at predicting these sort of things). We asked Wild Child to put together a playlist of their favorite stuff right now, and this is what they dropped our way. Perfect entertainment to unwind with on a Friday …

1. Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

Awesomely quirky animation as recommended by an awesomely quirky band.

(more…) Featured Artist: Wild Child

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It’s the return of our Featured Artist feature – and we’ve got an absolutely amazing band all set to fuel your February. Gather round and get ready to tame the beast that is Wild Child! We’ve got all sorts of exclusive stuff coming up over the next couple of weeks, starting with this in-depth interview. Enjoy …

How did the band get together?

Kelsey and I we touring together as part of the backing band for a Danish band called The Migrant. I was playing accordion and she was playing violin. We were on the road for 6 weeks and during that time we started writing songs in the van to pass the time. During one stop in SF we stayed with my cousin Evan and wrote “That’s What She Say” together. After that we really started cranking them out and by the time we got back to Austin, we decided we wanted to make a band and make a record. Next came a full band lineup and the album Pillow Talk.

(more…) Advent Calendar: Day Eighteen

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If you tried to distill the essence of early-90s Britain into one power-pop couple, you’d end up with St Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell and The Charlatan’s Tim Burgess. It’s true. Scientists have proven it, absolutely conclusively. We would go and find the research for you, but, erm, we’re a bit busy right now.

Anyway: Tim and Sarah. They’re the bell-ringers for today’s BAMM Advent Calendar entry: ‘I Was Born On Christmas Day’ by St. Etienne (featuring Mr Burgess as a guest star). Gloriously chime-laden and jettisoning self-consciousness in favor of unhip yuletide fun, it’s a happy little wintry blast of a tune. Mind you, wouldn’t you be happy if you got to celebrate your birthday and Christmas on the same day?