Married songwriting duo Megan and Ryan Jox are certainly the adventurous type. Whereas most married couples with a newborn child would settle in, paint the spare bedroom the appropriate pastel, and line up a sitter, The Jox decided to paint up a converted school bus, line up a massive tour, and hit the road - where they've been for the last 4 and a half months. So it's no wonder their music sounds the way it does - wistful, shuffling acoustic-folk numbers that beg to be listened to on an open, dusty highway.
We've had these three songs streaming on Fingers of the Sun's band page for a few weeks, and now we're making them available as a high quality download. For free! Head over to our Download page to grab your free copy.
And if three songs aren't enough for you, be patient, as Fingers of the Sun are set to release their debut full length sometime in early 2011!
Eux autres, the French phrase meaning "them others," sounds like "ooz-oh-trah." Eux Autres, the San Francisco based brother-sister duo of Nicholas and Heather Larimer sounds like catchy minimalist pop music that would fit well on a mixtape filled with Elephant 6 and Vaselines songs. On record, the pair always managed to sound larger than just two people, so they've added two more "others" (Yoshi on drums and Nathan on bass) for this tour and their upcoming album Broken Bow, due later this year.
Denver rock and roll band, Achille Lauro, announced its discovery of seven new North American cities this week. The new colonies were believed to be in an area considered uninhabitable and unsafe for traveling musicians. But now thanks to Achille Lauro, the land previously referred to as the "mid-west territories", can flourish with people, culture, and live entertainment. To complete the cartography of the area, Achille Lauro will be hitting the road to promote peace, love, and Denver's wonderful music scene. New and exciting experiences are awaiting them in strange and bizarre places with names such as Omaha, Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Champaign, Springfield, and St Louis.
Roger, Roll's new 7" Polaroid in Reverse is now available to be purchased from their website. Digital downloads will soon follow, so keep an eye out for updates on that!
The Spinto Band is one of boundless creativity and energy. The Delaware sextet has been churning out perfectly-crafted-indie-pop-song after perfectly-crafted-indie-pop-song for so long now that they make it seem effortless. Taking a break from tracking the follow-up to last year's Slim & Slender EP, the Spintos are a week into a nationwide tour with Brooklyn's Miniature Tigers, and will be bringing their ebullient live show to the Larimer Lounge tomorrow night. Also playing is Hot Congress' own The Don'ts and Be Carefuls
Sitting directly on the sweet spot between wildly experimental and catchy-as-hell, the music of Finn Riggins can often be spoken about using contradictory terms. Stylistically varied yet cohesive. Sophisticated yet unpretentious. Weird yet poppy. We prefer to look past the contradictions by simply calling it really, really great music.