Ok Go Backyard Video

As described by Ira Glass, Ok Go "is like a boy band that got seduced by Queen and wound up in college instead of Orlando." I just stumbled upon this video for their new single A Million Ways which proves they bring intelligence and wit along with sly synchronization. A little bit indie, a little bit pop, the single has the makings of a summer …

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is the five-piece Brooklyn band making internet waves with their 80s-tinged indie pop. Synth melodies, warm basslines, and tight backbeats are a perfect foundation for lead singer Alec Ounsworth's David Byrne-esque lilt. Plus their self-released album is making the term "independent" meaningful again. Thanks to Teva for the heads-up on the dreamy new eponymous album available from Insound. You can …

Scale the Black Mountain

When I was in Montreal last month doing a story on the city’s music scene, a few people told me to check out Black Mountain, a west coast Canadian band that was doing great things. So when their self-titled CD showed up this week I tore into it and instantly liked what I heard. In what I could only describe as psychedelic metal, Black Mountain’s …