January 21, 2011

Albert Hammond, Jr.

by Albert Hammond, Jr.
Genre- indie pop, indie rock
Location- from Los Angeles, California
Other Works- Como Te Llama?, 2008
More Info- Albert Louie Hammond Jr. was born in Los Angeles, CA on April 9th, 1980.  His father is singer/songwriter Albert Hammond, and his mother is the Argentinian model Claudia Fern├índez.  Albert Jr. is a member of The Strokes as well.  He went to a prestigious boarding school when he was 13 where he met Julian Casablancas.  Later in 1998 he and Casablancas met in NYC and formed their band The Strokes with some of Casablancas old schoolmates.  Hammond Jr. often wears formal three-piece suits at shows and is set to put out a line of suits with designer/stylist Ilaria Urbinati in the future.  
See Also- The Strokes post

January 13, 2011

Sun Airway

by Sun Airway
Genre- electronic, indie pop, indie rock
Location- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Works- Oh, Naoko EP
More Info- Sun Airway is a duo out of Philly made up of John Barthmus (vocals) and Patrick Marceill (formerly the A-Sides).  They have done remixes for Delorean, Caribou, and Here We Go Magic.
John Barthmus & Patrick Marceill

January 10, 2011

The Mountain Goats

by The Mountain Goats
Genre- lo-fi, folk pop, indie rock
Location- currently: Durham, North Carolina but formed in Claremont, California
Other Works- too many to list, see allmusic
John Darnielle
More Info- The Mountain Goats formed in Claremont, CA by singer/songwriter John Darnielle.  He is pretty much The Mountain Goats, though he collaborates with other artists at times.  He is a spectacular lyricist.  While in California he went to Pitzer College where he graduated in 1995, he also worked as a psychiatric nurse.  The band's music is featured in the TV show Weeds.  In 2009, The band was on The Colbert Report.

Lower Dens

by Lower Dens
Genre- indie pop, indie rock, drone pop, new wave
Location- Baltimore, Maryland
Other Works- no other albums as of yet
Jana Hunter
More Info- Lower Dens is a side project of singer and songwriter Jana Hunter.  She is joined by Will Adams- guitar, Geoff Graham- bass, and Abram Sanders- drums.  They are on Devendra Banhart's Gnomonsong record label.