Atlas Genius – Through the Glass EP

Atlas Genius

If you’re new to the musical journey of Australian band Atlas Genius, welcome to a feel-good narrative powered by healthy doses of DIY passion, rapturous melodies, and massive strokes of good fortune in the all-encompassing social media age. In an era where it’s more unlikely than ever before that major labels will sign new bands, [...]

Housse de Racket Announce Spring Tour


It wasn’t their tour with Yelle last year that brought on my new-found love for French indie-pop duo, Housse de Racket, but members Pierre Leroux and Victor Le Masne’s densely hooky, suave, intense song-writing style. Their LP, Alesia, confirmed the suspicions. The two recorded that album with French producer Phillipe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Rapture), [...]

Lost in Atlantis in the Fight to Save Music

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Phoenix band Lost in Atlantis, the pioneers of music touted by fans as “Rocktronica,” are helping to build the future of music by raising money to bring instruments into school music programs. The band will be debuting their first music video for the radio single “Tek-No,” at a release party with all of the proceeds [...]

Interview: Pierre Leroux of Housse de Racket

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Housse de Racket is a band that you should know. It is the electronic/indie two-piece made up of mostly-guitar (live) Pierre Leroux and mostly-drummer Victor le Masne. And though the band has existed for about five years, it is this one that is seeing their introduction to the international music scene. August saw the worldwide [...]

GigMaven Launches in Atlanta


Though GigMaven might not be a new online booking fixture to many of you aspiring indie rockers, it has recently launched in a few cities. Atlanta was recently added to the map, rounding out a roster of markets that includes New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, D.C., Austin, Phoenix and Ohio. Differentiating [...]

Best of 2009: Top 25 Indie Songs


Keeping up with the year’s independent releases is a daunting task, but also among my favorite constant activities.  Oodles of great music have come out this year, and because some of my favorites have been singles, I decided to focus on songs, rather than albums. Besides that, the introduction to an artist always begins with [...]