This is the Mixtape Mouthoff, where every week I fish the deep waters of the musical world to dish up three delicacies for your listening pleasure. And I wanna know what you guys think, if you like one of bands leave a comment down below same if you don’t like any of the bands.
The first band up is NazcarNation (www.nazcarnation.com), formed by three coworkers from Los Angeles who, bored with their 9-5 jobs, came together to blend there musical tastes and create a unique mixture of genres, producing a dubstep-esque beat mixed together with a indie pop feel, all topped off with a ambient influence creates an unexpectedly brilliant tune.
This is off their 2010 EP Dynazty, which is available at all the major download sites. Additionally on their official site (linked above) they have given you the option to pay for the EP whatever you want. This track is called “Beeswax”.
Our next act is Ben Howard (www.myspace.com/benhoward), a 23 year old singer songwriter from South Devon. This guy is right up my alley, with his fantastic voice accompanied by some amazing guitar work to create a gentle melodic sound. Howard’s EP is being released by Communion, the label headed by Ben Mumford of Mumford and Son’s, and he really does fit in along side the BRIT winners with his natural sound.
This is the title track off his EP, “The Old Pine” which will be released on the 23rd of May. Howard however is producing a free live album to be released in the next couple of days (more information on his Myspace page) which I thoroughly reccomend checking out.
Indy rock band The Joy Formidable are a group from the green pastures of North Wales, spearheaded by Ritzy Bryan and Rhydian Dafydd. They’ve seemingly been able to merge two decades of rock, with strong grunge influences mixed with the anthemic rock of today to create a great sound. With a female lead singer obvious parallels to Paramore will be drawn, but not only will Paramore fans be shocked at what they’ll find but they’ll also find a new rock heroine in Ritzy Bryan.
They were introduced to me on the fantastic podcast The Pollyanna Cowgirl Records podcast, which is an absolute must listen if you are interested in new music (www.simplysyndicated.com), and is a great listen. Also whilst researching them, I found both Mark Hoppus and Dave Grohl have both given them as recommendations recently, need I say more?
This is a track off their 2011 album “The Big Roar”, avaliable now, this is “Whirring”.
Three awesome tracks and two free EPS, I’m the gift that keeps on giving this week! If you want to get in touch to suggest an artist you can either leave a comment down below, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or even hit me up on Twitter @antonyheald.