New Logo

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds | Posted on 23-09-2009

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Big thanks to Dave Mahler of Savage Sparrow for making the new logo of Indie Music Finds. He also made this video. Talented guy. He’s thinking about launching a website at the moment so I’ll be sure to post it up here if he ever does.

Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses / The Hollow Earth

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Other | Posted on 21-09-2009

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Thom Yorke’s new double A-side single was released today. ‘Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses’ has been knocking about since the ‘Amnesiac’ era whereas Yorke says that ‘The Hollow Earth’ was “a bass menace that was born out of ‘The Eraser’ period but needed a little more time.”

The single definitely sounds distinctly Yorke. Chaotic and dark, yet strangely danceable. It looks like it’s only going to be released as a 12 inch vinyl and as a digital download which w.a.s.t.e will no doubt make openly available soon enough anyway. In the meantime, here’s the ‘Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses’ at 320kbps (click link for higher quality) and the music video for ‘The Hollow Earth’.


Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses – Thom Yorke

Laurel Halo

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Other | Posted on 21-09-2009

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Laurel Halo is a solo artist of Brooklyn. She composes and performs with a style I have yet to hear before. Laurel Halo’s sound has been fascinating me as of late. A blend of ambient trance, harmonic vocals and new age psychedelia, it’s eclectic, electric aura transcends higher dimensions. Below is Cult of Optimism, a track from the Ambrosia EP.


Cult of Optimism – Laurel Halo

Two EPs have so far been released, ‘The Future Fruit’ and ‘Ambrosia’ which can be heard on last.fm. I’ll be sure to feature any future Laurel Halo releases on this blog as they inevitably happen.

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Firefly Effect – All The Jokes Are On Me

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 16-09-2009

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David Mahler, the same guy behind Savage Sparrow has just finished making this music video for the Norwegian band Firefly Effect.

He says it’s taken him “Four months and about 1,640 hand drawn and water coloured frames”. Seriously impressive stuff and well worth your eye time. Subscribe to his blogspot.

Kanye West Interrupts Taylor Swift During Her VMA 2009 Acceptance Speech

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea | Posted on 14-09-2009

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Although I couldn’t care less for any of the artists involved in this incident, I thought it worth mentioning for the fact that this will no doubt cause a dent in the career of one of the most popular musicians of this time. Viacom are taking down all of the youtube videos of this incident so I haven’t bothered to include one.

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Kanye West entered the VMA stage whilst Taylor Swift was giving her acceptance speech upon winning the award for the best female video. West took the mic from Swift and with the same logic and elegance of speech as saying ‘no offense’ before laying into someone announced,

“Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’m going to let you finish. But Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time.”

Swift remained silent and was soon escorted offstage. Beyonce was of course massively embarrassed by West’s outburst and later called Taylor Swift on stage to finish her acceptance speech.

I don’t care that he apologized about it on his blog. The fact is that he ruined a defining moment of a teenager’s life and should have been able to control himself.