Indie

American Green – Roof To Roof

“Roof To Roof EP” is my second EP.

I think that this EP should be categorized following genres…
Chill-Out, Pop, Electro, Post-Rock, Indietronica, Down-Tempo, Acoustic,
And so on.

I hope you enjoy this EP.

Thank you.

Tracklisting :

1. Rainbow, Puddle, Children
I imaged the situation that children played in a puddle after rain had
stopped.
2. Roof To Roof
This tune’s theme is “comfortable feeling”.
And, This tune have a lyric.
However, The lyric is strange sentence.
Because, It haven’t personal pronoun.
I want everybody to become a hero or heroine in this lyric.
So, This lyric haven’t such as ” I, my, you, your he, she they….”
And maybe, It is like a itemized form, I think.
3. Lumberjack In The Morning
I imaged the situation that the lumberjack works near his log cabin in
the morning.
4. At The Flowerbed Of My Garden
This tune is like a “Pi Pi Pi” “Pipo Pipo” computer sounds.
And, This tune was inspired by the day when I have planted forget-me-not in my flower bed with my grandma.
5. Talk With The Moon
This tune is very calm.
I image the full moon.
6. Street Trees
This tune may be Indietronica sound.

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Helsingfors – Schematics

Maths is the study of quantity, structure, space, change, and related topics of pattern and form.

Rock is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of minerals and/or mineraloids.

‘Schematics’ is the debut EP from five piece Helsingfors, including all four ex-From The Sky members, and is an instrumental post-math-rock hybrid, a logical progression from their previous work. Upping the complexity and melodic layering mixed with upbeat, jarring indie-rock, ‘Schematics’ was recorded primarily as a live band and bursts with the live energy this brings.

A physical CD release is also available from here and is being promoted and distributed by the new indie record label from The 405 website, 405 Records.

Tracklisting :

1. Angle of Depression
2. Truncation Error
3. Russian Inversion Notation
4. The Panda Conundrum

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Part Rocket – Sparks and Beams

The record was written towards the end of 2008, and recorded over the winter of 2009. It’s something of a summer pop record. Or about as close as we’ll ever get to writing a summer pop record anyway. We hope you like it.

‘Sparks and Beams’ is a beautifully crafted and studied record, full of interweaving guitar and bass lines and intelligent flowing drums, creating a gloriously chiming and melodic post/math-rock EP.

Tracklisting :

1. Kingdom
2. Hey, Computer!
3. No Slack Battalion
4. Plagiarhythm

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Dawnshape : We Couldn’t Seize A Bit Of Truth

7 Tracks to close an era and open new horizons.
This EP was recorded in 2007 by Greg Hoepffner @ Feels like Home Studio, back when he wasn’t in the band yet…

When people ask us “what kind of music do you make?”, we think for a few seconds and then realize we don’t really know.
“Rock”, I guess? But not too generic? Something that’s trying to surprise you, and put you in soothing state of mind at the same time? Something that feels “real” and “organic”.
You get the picture. And if you don’t, that’s normal : these songs come with a unfinished taste, hence the name. If we couldn’t seize a bit of truth with these tracks, hopefully we will in the future. Yes, we definitely will.

Tracklisting :
1. I Stood Up ’til Day Shows Up
2. Prunus
3. Depicted Intimacy
4. The Thief
5. Dandelions
6. Shone Through
7. Artifact Poetry

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American Green : Beautiful Rain, Beautiful Tears

My artist name is “American Green”. It is one of my favorite colours. I started composing music with DAW a few years ago. I played as a drummer in a band before that. This is my first EP. Electric guitar, the keyboard, and other machine parts were used for this EP. I love music such as Post-Rock, Electronica, Ambient, Alternative, Bossa Nova, Emo, Melodic Core, and more. I hope to be making music after this EP that is warmer and more analog. And, I am also producing music by a band called “blend ables”. All of my music project are only available via the Internet at the moment.

About the EP :
1.Leaves And Drops
An easy tune which leads into “Beautiful Rain, Beautiful Tears” and makes it an easy listen. Therefore, the BPM of these tunes was made the same.
2.Beautiful Rain, Beautiful Tears
This tune is an anti-war tune. I hope for peace.
3.Dance Around April Petals
This tune is Inspired by cherry blossoms.
4.Neighborhood(memo rec.)
I recorded this tune to not forget the phrase hit upon momentarily.
5.Noon And Terracotta
Even I am surprised because a mechanical sound like this works surprisingly well for this tune.
6.The Last Home Room Hour
This tune was made when graduating from my high school and imagining the sound.
7.Marigold
This tune is influenced by bossa nova. I did not think that this tune would become so close to pop. And, the flower language of the marigold “lives”. The concept is “Happy life” , “Pleasure where it lives”.

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Charts and Maps : Enemies of C. Frias

Los Angeles based indie-jazz/math-rock (though subtly defiant of both terms)band Charts and Maps have released a 4 song EP, titled “Enemies of C.Frias”. Working with engineer/producer Chris Schlarb (whose solo projects and free-jazz duo I Heart Lung are released through Sufjan Steven’s Asthmatic Kitty records), the band have managed to further hone their sound while losing none of the adventurous flair of their previous releases.

Characterized by unrestrained song structure, a keen ear for new aesthetic, and an unabashed ability to throw a looping curveball in the form of a key change or time signature switch, Charts and Maps still make music for people who understand music, but have developed upon their ability to blend the aforementioned with catchy and grooving hooks. Their music is intrinsically unclassifiable, roving between genres, tied together by stylistic nuances–categorized by their uncategorizability (yeah, it’s a word, apparently), as much as anything else. Instead of losing themselves in heady concept, as many bands with this kind introduction do, Charts and Maps are unequivocally listenable and sonically pleasant. Take a listen for yourself.

As key members of Heard.of.Elephants, an art/music collective that has been gathering praise, acclaim, and following in the Los Angeles area recently for their forward-thinking stance on showgoing (mixing art, music, film, and sociality into one convenient event), Charts and Maps have taken their live show to a new level. Adding Jay Watford on guitar and Mike Allison on Sax, the band’s energy is unmistakable. The affair is a lot more raucous than one would imagine when listening to the intricacy of the music.

Tracklisting :
1. Pearl Divers of the Arabian Peninsula
2. Herd of Elephants
3. The Sheriff Suspects Arson (ii)
4. In the Town of Machine

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Sidearm : Home Recordings Vol. 1 and Sing Cinema 16! Sing!

Further to their debut EP, ‘Don’t Cry Help Until You’re Dead’, we now have the two subsequent limited release EPs from Sidearm, ‘Home Recordings Vol. 1’ and ‘Sing Cinema 16! Sing!’, on Lost Children.

Extending upon and enhancing the indie-post-hardcore style of their debut, ‘Home Recordings Vol. 1’ was produced and recorded solely by the band themselves and demonstrates the intelligent nature of Sidearm, combining quirky timing with gang vocals and jumpy instrumentation. ‘Sing Cinema 16! Sing’ continues the progression, ups the melody count and displays the potential of this band prior to their ongoing hiatus.

Band members:
Allen/Walker/Mitchell/Moore

Home Recordings Vol. 1 tracklisting:
1. I work with a communist robot
2. …and still in our sleep
3. Errata & omissions
4. We can’t talk off air because nobody’s getting paid

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Sing Cinema 16! Sing! tracklisting :
1. Moment in youth
2. Red wizard 4
3. …
4. House away

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The Shy Trafficker : Hard Fought, Found Thought

‘Hard Fought, Found Thought’ is the second full length release from The Shy Trafficker, recorded in Seattle at Attercop studio by Reed Griffin, and follows their 2006 EP ‘Halves and Have Knots’.

The Shy Trafficker is an interesting equation to crack; it possesses an elaborate infrastructure of instrumental indie rock ideals, a jazz-sensibility, and heroic interludes to build thematic “songs within a song.” The Shy Trafficker has been described to have a “Chicago” type sound which builds with raw materials based on rhythm and complexities coming from only three players. Often the Shy Trafficker is associated with bands such as Pele, Pell Mell, Tortoise, and Do Make Say Think.

A higher quality CD version of ‘Hard Fought, Found Thought’ is also available and can be bought from CDBaby here.

Tracklisting :
1. Confusion
2. Renovo
3. Romance and Sequiturs
4. Ape Will Eat Chicken
5. Frontier
6. Pitches and Creme
7. Intermission
8. Vicissitudes
9. Santa Margarita
10. Candelabra
11. Uds Madre

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Sidearm : Don’t Cry Help Until You’re Dead

Band members:

Allen/Walker/Mitchell/Moore

“Don’t cry help until you’re dead” – words said by the pond on a beautiful summers evening; words that would christen our debut EP. These 5 songs come from two separate recording sessions in 2003/2004. These sessions were some of the best fun we’ve had in our lives. The best times however are when we have the opportunity to play these songs to appreciative folk at various small and intimate venues across the UK.

Someone said this about us once:

“Melodic jump-drop indie crash-out”

We like that description. But have a listen and make up your own mind. Because that’s what we do it for.

Much love
Sidearm

Tracklisting :
1. Follow Augustus, He’s Going To Be King
2. Precede the Map
3. Peach Garden
4. Jeremy’s Parking Only
5. Victim Junkie

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Northvia : Sleeping in Airports

“I won’t say that we are lazy, but the new album has been sitting on the shelf for way too long. So here it is, it isn’t perfect, some of the mixes are not quite right, the mastering is sub par, but the music is still above par (in our minds). This album has truly been a lot of work on our part. Recorded in 5 cities, mixed in a few more, and our members being in countless number of places throughout the whole ordeal. So it is quite apropos that we decided to entitle the album Sleeping in Airports before all of this traveling took place. Who knows what will come of NV, but if this is it, we hope that it stays with you in your travels.”

Tracklisting :
1. Night on the Lawn
2. Awake
3. Emergency
4. Air Raid in Threes
5. Red Eye
6. Hours (pt. 1)
7. Hours (pt. 2 – Emergency Reprise)
8. Terminal

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