Nothing is Wrong, the sophomore album from Los Angeles rock 'n' roll band Dawes, is an earnest effort. There are times you wonder if it's too earnest, to forthcoming about its mellow, sun-drenched intentions.
But the album works, charming right past your cynicism, with golden-hued tracks like t ... More >>
Kevin HaysWhile it's pretty easy to come across light alternative music these days, there's something that sets Dawes apart from the rest. Their sound is simple and basic, yet still maintains a soulful charm, not to mention they harmonize beautifully, in an almost Local Natives-like way. Dawes op ... More >>
Warped Tour 2011 - coming to a parking lot near youNot a whole lot of new shows to announce this week, but at least there's a Warped Tour for that. The venerable punk rock tour is now in its 17th year, a rather impressive feat in this day and age. Bands such as NOFX, Poison The Well, Gym Class He ... More >>
From The Daily Swarm:Independent artists and labels had a banner year at the 2009 Grammy
Awards winning 56 of the 110 awards given or just over 50% of the total
prizes.Most of this is simply major artists releasing music independently of the big four major labels. But Album of the Year and Record o ... More >>