Thievery Corporation - Marching the hate machines into the sun (The Cosmic game)
Thievery Corporation is a Washington, D.C. based recording artist and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza, Eric Hilton, and their supporting artists, including current drummer Jeff Franca. Their music style mixes elements of dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian classical, Middle Eastern, and Brazilian (such as bossa nova) with a lounge aesthetic.
Massive Attack - Dissolved Girl (Mezzanine)
Musically, Mezzanine is a major departure from the jazzy and laidback sound of the first two albums (Blue Lines and Protection), invoking the dark undercurrents which had always been present in the collective’s music. The album’s textured and deep tone relies heavily on abstract and ambient sounds, as demonstrated in the song “Mezzanine” among others.
Franz Ferdinand - Take me out (Franz Ferdinand)
Franz Ferdinand are a post-punk rock band formed in Glasgow in 2002. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals andguitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion, guitar and backing vocals).
Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain!– Vivian Greene
Smashing Pumpkins - Stumbleine (Mellon Collie and the infinite sadness)
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the third album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released October 24, 1995 on Virgin Records. Produced by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan with Flood and Alan Moulder, the twenty-eight-track album was released as a two-disc CD and triple LP. The album features a wide array of styles, as well as greater musical input from bassistD’arcy Wretzky and second guitarist James Iha.
Beardyman - Unshaved @ The Udderbelly London 2010
Darren Foreman (born 14 May 1982) also known as Beardyman is a musician from London renowned for his beatboxing skills and use of live looping technology, and according to the BBC ”King of Sound and Ruler of Beats”. He was given the nickname “Beardyman” because a name was quickly needed for a flyer for an early show, and at the time he had a beard.
The Knife - Neon (The Knife)
The Knife are an electronic music duo from Sweden, formed in 1999. The group consists of siblings Karin Dreijer Anderssonand Olof Dreijer, who together also run their own record company, Rabid Records. They first received international attention after their song “Heartbeats”, covered by José González, appeared in a commercial by Sony. Subsequent songs have appeared on a number of television shows.
Fever Ray - If i had a heart (Fever Ray)
Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson (born 7 April 1975 in Nacka, Sweden) is the lead vocalist of the electronic duo The Knife, formed with her brother Olof Dreijer. Andersson was previously the vocalist and guitarist of the alternative rock band Honey Is Cool. Andersson released her eponymous debut solo album under the name Fever Ray in 2009. Her vocal style is notable for both shrill and deep, distorted tones and the use of pitch-shifting, while her image as a performer tends to include the wearing of masks and other theatrical elements.
Tortoise - Galapagos (Rivers)
Tortoise is an American post-rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1990 Tortoise’s almost entirely instrumental music defies easy categorization, and the group gained significant attention from their early career. The members have roots in Chicago’s fertile music scene, playing in various indie rock and punk groups. Tortoise was among the first American indie rock bands to incorporate styles closer to Krautrock, dub, minimalism, electronica and various jazz styles, rather than the standard rock and roll and punk that had dominated indie rock for years.