March 2012

Record Setter

Record Setter is two brothers who’ve been playing together for about eight years. They’ve got five really honest pop punk songs on Bandcamp under the album title “Thanks For Listening,” and they’re all really great! Give them a listen! I’m glad they made the recent switch to Bandcamp. Reverbnation isn’t nearly as good for finding new music.

Buddha on the Moon - 'Yard Sale'

This single first came out as a 7" in 1996, but it's more recently been re-released into the internet. Sounds an awful lot like what many indie bands are making these days, making it at least fifteen years ahead of its time.

Tyler Heath

Tyler Heath is writing really interesting alternative folk songs. He says he’s influenced by NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Coldplay, and Mute Math, but honestly I don’t really see any of those bands in this music. I like most of those bands, and I like Tyler Heath, but I’m not making the connections.

March to the Sea - 'Forest'

This Houston four-piece's tentative first step into the world of the Bandcamps is already pretty great. The slow-building guitar rock demo they've posted thrashes around and bursts open in scrawny waves of noise. A promising start to be sure.