Indie Flavor: Notable Releases

Artist: Elephant Revival
Album: Break in the Clouds
Producer: Ruff Shod Records
Release Date: 22 November 2010

Originating from Nederland, CO, this band refers to itself as a new genre of music called ‘Transcendental Folk.’ This means that each piece is an individual exploration into genre, sound and art in general. Their goal is to regenerate humanity and its soul through song and dance. 5 band members make up this whimsical band. Check out Elephant Revival and experience this emerging new genre first-hand!

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Artist: Girls
Album: Broken Dreams Club
Producer: True Panther Sounds
Release Date: 22 November 2010

Christopher Owens narrows his range of focus to songs about loneliness and drug-use on this EP. Owens’ voice is unique and riddled with emotion, which is perfect for the overall theme. But, outside the over-arching theme, this EP is immensely varied in style. From intimate country-folk to spunky mariachi, this EP is sure to be an eclectic hit.

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Artist: Harper Blynn
Album: Harper Blynn
Producer: Baby Jackal Records
Release Date: 22 November 2010

Since their arrival into the music scene with the May release of Loneliest Generation, Harper Blynn has quickly gained recognition. Originating from Brooklyn, Harper Blynn has fought through incredible competition to receive recognition. Their hopeful critique of society mixed with giddy-pop and impeccable harmony sets them apart from most contemporaries. Their new EP, Harper Blynn, continues this tradition of refreshing originality.

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Artist: My Chemical Romance
Album: Danger Days: The True Live of the Fabulous Killjoys
Producer: Reprise Records
Release Date: 19 November 2010

My Chemical Romance is back…and it is angry. This band is no longer emo-rock. The sound has grown with Gerard Way’s emotional status. Way is angry. He is angry at the shallow and apathetic pop-culture Hollywood has created. This album reflects that anger (as does he brightly dyed, red hair). Yet, the anger has a sharp edge of fun to it. This presence of fun and excitement is going to make the album a quick hit.

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Artist: Robyn
Album: Body Talk, Pt. 3 – EP
Producer: Konichiwa Records
Release Date: 22 November 2010

Robyn is an alternative electronic artist from Sweden that embarked on an incredible 3-part EP adventure. During this project, Robyn released an EP every time she recorded five songs. This third installment marks the end of her project and the culmination of her 15 song album. This new album is delectably the best electronic/dance album of 2010! Get ready to groove!

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