Tag Archives: Pop Rock

“Vindicate.” The latest video release from Vancouver pop-rock syndicate The Shrugs.

Unstoppable, undeniable, and absolutely remarkable are three phrases that barely scratch the surface with the dark pop-rockers known as The Shrugs. Their high-energy music layered with thoughtful lyrics and candy-coated vocals will pull you into a head-over-heels romance with this young band from Vancouver, BC Canada.

Capturing a sound that echos of the deep shadows of BC’s coastal waters, and the gritty streets of the Vancouver, The Shrugs perform music that twists the White Stripes up with songs that would put No Doubt to shame. Caitlin Connelly’s vocals soar over the Brandon Johnas’s guitar in every song, while Stephanie Cole on bass drives the listener to crave more of this quartet’s unique sound. – exert from website

It’s quite impossible to come to any conclusion that conflicts with the aforementioned description of The Shrugs. Their rugged, yet refined style jumps off the page and is only shadowed by their energy. “Vindicate” highlights Connelly’s soaring vocals and the group’s dark pop-rock style. The release of “Vindicated” is appropriate timed with the soon-release of their second EP, which will debut in July. Don’t take my word for it. Check it out, and make sure hop over to their facebook page to show them some love when you finished.

Kyle C. Stilley | Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC | kyle@musicwithoutlabels.com

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aKING – “In the Twilight” [MUSIC]

aKING is a melodic, alternative pop-rock band based in Cape Town, South Africa.  The band formed when Hunter Kennedy and Jaco Venter from Fokofpolisiekar joined forces with friends Laudo Liebenberg and Hennie van Halen in making music that expresses their shared experience of growing up in Cape Town’s northern suburbs. aKING’s debut album, Dutch Courage, was released in 2008, yielding three # 1 hit singles. aKING is currently one of South Africa’s top rock acts, drawing capacity crowds at venues and festivals across the country.

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

ChemComa: Featured Artist on MWL

Chemcoma is this weeks Featured Artist on MusicWithoutLabels.com:

Chemcoma is a hardworking, blue-collar, “you get what you put in” rockish band from Lafayette, Indiana. Stealing from the best of their influences that range from Def Leppard and Bon Jovi to Sevendust and Fleetwood Mac, their sound is a fresh and unique combination of the familiar. Always high energy and emotionally powerful, the band has the ability to cross several genres, from Metal to Pop Rock, without blinking an eye and still sounding distinctly like themselves. The band prides itself on its multi vocalist approach and dual-gendered vocal arrangements and harmonies almost as much as it does its thick, driving guitar riffs and thumping rhythm section.

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The Realest Playlist #1 – 50 Amazing Indie Songs & Music Vids

1. Healing & EasyListening / Powerpop / Progressive

Fang Island – “Life Coach”


2. Rock / Punk

Underground Heroes – “Faceless Revolution”

Unamerican” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vT4MxmY1UM&feature=related


3. Rock / New Wave / Electro

Me My Head – “Autumn”


4. Hip Hop / Soul
Toki Wright – “More Fiya”


5. Experimental/Rock
Minus the Bear – “My Time”


6. Trance / Psychedelic / Big Beat
Tame Impala – “Half Full Glass of Wine”


7. Electronica / Techno / Club
Blamma! Blamma! – “Carry Me Home”


8. Experimental / Progressive / Pop

A Public Betrayal – “Monster 2”


9. Pop/Other
Coma Cinema – “Only”


10. Americana / Folk / Folk Rock
Arrow in the Sky – Last Breath


11. Acoustic / Rock / Indie

Lissie – “In Sleep” (Live)


12. Other / Hip Hop / Turntablism

Ruckus Roboticus – “Here We Go”


13. Reggae/Rock

Rebelution – “Outta Control”

Studio Version: http://www.thesixtyone.com/#/s/3SJzWlFBeIU/


14. Pop

Katerina Graham – “Boom Kat”


15. Electro / Techno / Powerpop

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – “Garden”


16. Alternative / Pop / Rock / Electronic

Temple Scene – “Helsinki”

Temple Scene Recording “Helsinki” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRNsqNdCPWQ


17. Indie / Psychedelic / Shoegaze

Mono Stereo – “Orange is Green”


18. Spoken Word/Other

Te V Smith – “Decline of the Diaspora”

Live version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmOaf_a_CUo


19. Hip Hop

Dot – RIDIC Verse


20. Electronica / Funk / Electro

Kraak & Smaak – “Squeeze me”


21. Rock

TAB – “She Said No (I Love You)”


22. Punk Rock
The Futureheads – “I Can Do That”


23. Folk/Acoustic
Dave Peyton – “Waiting For You(part 2)”


24. Rock/Pop Rock

Shout Out Louds – “Fall Hard”

interview World Cafe XPN: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127929142


25. Alternative/Rock

ARTEFACTO – “Desespero”


26. Acousmatic / Tape music / Pop

Neon Indian – “Ephemeral Artery”

Live @SXSW: http://vimeo.com/10582992


27. Pop / Acoustic / Rock

Holiday Parade – “Never Enough”


28. Acoustic / Indie / Pop

Kina Grannis – “Strong Enough”

Valentine “ (Official Music Video): http://www.youtube.com/user/kinagrannis#p/c/EE19FA17759D07CD


29. Pop / Soul / Latin

Ria – “Change” Live


30. Indie / Pop / Rock

Zac Clark – “Amelia”


31. House

MOWGLI – CARAIBI EP minimix

Live: http://www.youtube.com/user/DEADFISHTV#p/a/u/2/YIb8HE4e534


32. Hip Hop

Emmanuel Jackson – Rippin it


33. Pop

of Montreal – Coquet Coquette


34. Rock

Johnny Ash – “Conspiring Along the Way”



35. Healing and Easy Listening
Band of Horses – “Compliments”

36. Rock
The Suburban Sound – “The Best Day of Your Life”
Studio Version: http://www.myspace.com/thesuburbansound

Acoustic Version:


37. Noise Pop

Sleigh Bells – “Tell ‘Em”


38. Pop/Rock

Strike Four – “A Shot In the Dark”

http://www.thesixtyone.com/#/s/kglFSiKg7BT/


39. Lyrical / Minimalist

Washed Out – “Belong”


40. Rock / Indie / Experimental

Repeater – “Missing”


41. Ambient/Electronic/Visual

Juseung Stephen Lee – “Music Video”


42. Metal/Experimental/Alternative

Rememberance of Pain – “Free From Redemption”


43. Rock / Alternative / Funk

Fat City Reprise – “Cowgirl”


44. Pyschedelic / Ambient / Gospel

Speck Mountain – “Angela”


45. Pop / Soul / New Wave

The XX – “Night Time” Live


46. Synthrock / New Wave / Alternative

The Birthday Massacre – “To Die For”


47. Club / Thrash / Pop

Hooray For Earth – “Form”


48. Synth / Dance/ Electro

synthosaurus – “Futuredance” (Live)


49. Comedy / Hip Hop / Beatbox

Reggie Watts – “Fuck Shit Stack”


50. Post punk / Latin / Folk

Guitars As Guns – “Gag (Guitars aren’t Guns)”

http://guitarsasguns.bandcamp.com/


Old School Extra:

Hip Hop / Old School / Experimental

Jungle Brothers – “Brain”

Official Music Video (Edited version):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAJDaprlVvk&feature=related