Mississippi musician Dent May has signed to the Animal Collective-founded Paw Tracks imprint for the release of his full-length debut. The record, attributed to Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, is titled The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, and it comes out February 3. The AC gang reportedly discovered Mr. May while recording their new album Merriweather Post Pavilion down in the Magnolia State.
The Vaselines were an indie pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 1986, the band was originally made up of only Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, but later added James Seenan and Eugene's brother Charlie Kelly on bass and drums respectively from the band Secession. McKee had formerly been a member of a band named The Pretty Flowers with Duglas T. Stewart, Norman Blake and Sean Dickson. Eugene had formerly played in 'The Famous Monsters'. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once described Kelly and McKee as his "most favorite songwriters in the whole world".
Note* First there are two different (perhaps even more: please verify) and distinct artists named Star. For the sake of knowing the difference I will cover what I know about each artist. Please excuse my knowledge of the late 90's Star, there is little information about this artist online. Star - Releasing only one album, in 1999 called Triune on Heat Records, Star's music is a mix of Electronic club dance music, r&b, soul, and late 90's funk. The members of Star are:
Madame So is a Paris-born /London-based muso.
She makes lyric-led guitar pop that has been likened to Hole, Blondie, Patti Smith and Tracy Chapman.
You’ll either love the catchy immediacy of her melodies or dismiss it as being too “lo-fi”… Either way, in her own words: “If I pushed your buttons, I’ve accomplished my mission.” 'The Sell-by Date EP' is out now.
Love of Lesbian is a Spanish pop band. In the beginning there were Influences of The Cure (they toured with them in Spain), Radiohead and R.E.M. Today they have the personal Love of Lesbian sound and style. There is always a "sold out" at all their concerts. Each one is a mix of party-concert-celebration-catharsis. Santi Balmes the, writer, main composer, and charismatic leader brings to each album excellent lyrics of high composition, from a delicious sense of humour to deep emotional tales.
Fitness Forever, from Italy, Torre Del Greco-based, is Carlos Valderrama's challenge to POP perfection.
At play in lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, harpsichord, glockenspiel, melodica, piano, minimoog, CEI organ, mellotron, - together with scialdone (bass, lead guitars, 12 string guitars, acoustic guitars, vocals), paster (female vocals), big tony (lead piano, strings arrangements, fender rhodes, hohner clavinet, siel orechestra, vox continental).
Young Galaxy are a Canadian indie rock/dream pop band, whose members are Stephen Ramsay (vocals/guitar) and Catherine McCandless (vocals/keyboards), and Stephen Kamp (bass/vocals) Young Galaxy formed in Vancouver as duo including Stephen Ramsay and Catherine McCandless. Through that summer of 2005 and the spring of 2006 they recorded with appearances and contributions of friends at Jace Lasek’s Breakglass Studio.
The Airborne Toxic Event is an American indie rock band from the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz that consists of singer and guitarist Mikel Jollett, guitarist and keyboardist Steven Chen, bassist Noah Harmon, drummer Daren Taylor, and keyboardist and violist Anna Bulbrook. Named after a section of the book White Noise, by Don DeLillo, the group incorporates string instruments and keyboards, along with a standard rock lineup of guitar, drums, and bass guitar. They are signed to Majordomo Records. On March 4, 2009, the band signed to Island Records.