Matt Morris

Matt Morris released his debut album (“When Everything Breaks Open“) but a few months ago. I first heard of him when I went to see Ingrid Michaelson live, where he was the opening act. He has a great voice and some songs are pretty catchy!

I look forward to seeing his career progress. This is not half bad for a first album. You can buy it from his own store, iTunes and Amazon.

Regina Spektor

 

Russian-born pianist singer-songwriter Regina Spektor is popular for her songs “Fidelity” and “On The Radio” (both of which have been played to death on TV and the radio) but frankly, her other material is far more interesting… She has a peculiar, quirky singing style and her album 11:11 (2001) really shows what a really great voice she can have.

One of my favourite things about Regina Spektor is the lyrics tend to tell lengthy, interesting stories. I guess you could say most of her lyrics are very literal, in a good way.

Here’s some videos: Read more »

Ingrid Michaelson

New York indie singer songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has a beautiful voice singing touching lyrics which she accompanies with piano, guitars, ukulele and some other instruments. I had the pleasure of seeing her live and she was wonderful in person too.

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MC Frontalot

 

Damian Hess, better known by his stage name MC Frontalot self-described his genre of music as “nerdcore hiphop” as well as coined the term. It is nerdy, intelligent and awesome. Read more »

Hi there!

My apologies for the lack of posts these last two days. My day job as a 3D artist was consuming all my time. It’s back to normal now.

Look out for 3 posts in one day! Writing them now… 😉

Jonathan Coulton (a.k.a. JoCo) in a labcoat

Former software programmer Jonathan Coulton left his job to pursue a life as a musician. Read more »

Sufjan Stevens -- Photo courtesy of PASTE Magazine

You know how so often you hear many artists one after another who sound alike? Well, Sufjan Stevens‘ definitely sounds different from the masses; not so much his voice as much as the arrangements behind him.

There’s something unique about the mishmash of flutes, strings, accordion, piano and brass arrangements that result in a pretty pleasant sound. Maybe it’s the arpeggios? Not sure.

 

Check out some videos below: Read more »

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

Grace Potter has a fantastic voice and the musical style of “Grace Potter & The Nocturnals” is like the good 70’s rock, but with a modern sound. Vintage, yet refreshing.

 

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Gordon Goodwin

Do you remember Animaniacs? Pinky And The Brain? the music in Pixar’s The Incredibles?

These and many others were composed and orchestrated by triple Grammy award-winning Mr. Gordon Goodwin, and he’s got a big band! Read more »

singer from Bitter:Sweet

I’m not really into electronic music but there’s something about the tasteful arrangements of Bitter:Sweet that wins me over. (Could it be the heavy use of violin samples?)

Hearing them makes me think of the old James Bond intro themes with some woman singing behind heavy string arrangements and fancy motiongraphics.

The band is composed of Shana Halligan (who provides vocals and lyrics and composes the songs) and Kiran Shahani (who produces and composes.)

 

Here’s a music video: Read more »

What is this?

Every week I am going to tell you about a lesser known music artist or band that I think sounds pretty awesome. Essentially, I want to share with you my love for music.

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