Hello there my beautiful people, my name is Antony Heald and this right here is MultiMediaMouth’s flagship music column The Mixtape Mouthoff. I’ve just decided to give myself the title of flagship music column, and why not? I’ve always wanted to be a pirate. Yarrrr. This is where I get to do something I love, sharing some awesome music from great musicians and bands that deserve a spot in your playlist.
Atomic Tom is a band that has flirted in the past with the Billboard charts, getting to 22 in the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart and it’s a shame that has been their only trip to the promised land so far. They are a great band who repeatedly crank out quality tracks, such as their newest single Music Makes the Heart Grow Stronger. Although originating from Brooklyn and based in LA, they have a distinctly British feel. The best comparison I can think of is Coldplay and seeing as I have Coldplay’s whole catalogue that is high praise from this Chris Martin fanboy.
Avaliable on iTunes and the like now, this is Atomic Tom and Music Makes the Heart Grow Stronger
Typhoon are a band out of Portland (off topic, but if you haven’t watched Portlandia you are doing yourself a disservice; it’s a great show) with enough members to form a football team. Bands of this size always run the risk of having too many cooks with so much going on, but Typhoon walk that tricky line perfectly to create a big, booming sound that manages to avoid sounding overproduced. Arrangements achieving that are incredibly hard work, so hats off to them for that!
This is off their new album White Lightning which is on iTunes and the rest now, this is Typhoon with The Honest Truth.
I don’t know what is happening Down Under, but every time I have a binge of new music there is nearly always an Australian band that just hits all of my musical buttons and sells me their album or EP before the second verse is finished. Sons of The East are no different. Indie Folk bands might be at risk of getting lost in the sea of artists in the genre post-Mumford & Sons, but Sons of The East have something a bit special about them, as is shown Hold On. Their songs have a timeless quality to them, and would feel well at home alongside Bob Dylan.
From their fantastic self titled EP, Sons of The East,out now this is Hold On.
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