20. Lange – Formula None (Original Mix) 

19. Eelke Kleijn – Celebrate Life 

18. Beltek – Bora Bora (Seaside Edit) 

17. Joshi Ft. Nina Carr – Kiss & Tell (Original Mix) 

16. C-Mos Ft. Ryan Oneil – Heading to the Sunset 

15. Audio Monsters – Alive & Strong 

14. Tom Novy Ft. Milkwish & Abigail Bailey – Break The Silence 

13. Pierce Fulton – Kuaga (Lost Time) 

12. Jochen Miller Ft. Chris Hordijk – Fearless (Original Mix) 

11. Arno Cost Ft. Mike Taylor – Rising Taylor 

10. Jaytech Ft. Kailin – Sidelines (Original Mix)

9. Fehrplay Ft. Disfunktion – Nova 

8. Arty Ft. Ray Dalton – Stronger 

7. Bob Sinclair Ft. Dawn Tallman – Feel The Vibe 

6. Paul Van Dyk Ft. Sue McLaren – Lights 

5. Aly & Fila Ft. Aruna – The Other Shore (Aruna vs Steve Kaetzel Radio Edit) 

4. Sean Finn Ft. Chris Willis – So Good (Club Mix Edit) 

3. Astrid S – 2AM (Matoma Rmx) 

2. Thomas Gold Ft. Harrison, HIIO – Take Me Home (Original Mix)

1. Deadmau5 Ft. Billy Newton-Davies – All U Ever Want (deadmau5 at play, vol. 5 version) 

Kollektivet, a bunch of norwegian comedians who also make comedy music.

Here are some of my personal favourites:

1. Kollektivet – I`m Running

2. Kollektivet – Superheroes Can`t Be Gay

3. Kollektivet – ÆØÅ

4. Kollektivet – I Wanna Be The Little Spoon

5. Kollektivet – I`m Stuck

6. Kollektivet – When Am I Suppose To Blossom

7. Kollektivet – Just Standing Here (With My Incredibly Long Penis)

***Situs` Top 20 October 2014***

Posted: October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
  1. The 1975 – The City
  2. Wildstylez, Cimo Frankel – Lights Go Out
  3. Eddie Thoneick – One Good Reason
  4. Kiesza – Hideaway
  5. Tycho – Awake
  6. Florencio Cruz – We Are The Universe
  7. Duke Dumont – Won`t Look Back
  8. Fall Out Boy – Centuries
  9. Phoenix – Lizstomania
  10. Skrillex, Penny – All I Ask Of You
  11. Scritti Politti – Perfect Way
  12. The Temper Trap – Fader
  13. Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky
  14. Haley – This Is How It Goes (Kaskade`s Grand Club Edit)
  15. Iggy Azaela, Rita Ora – Black Widow
  16. Skrillex, Ellie Goulding – Summit
  17. Papa Roach – Leader Of The Broken Heart
  18. Kiesza – Giant In My Heart
  19. Skrillex – Recess
  20. Aura Dione – Geronimo

My Top 20 artists/tracks right now:


1. Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
And other hotties: Alone Toghether, Where Did The Party Go, The Phoenix

2. Deadmau5 – There Might Be Coffee
And other hotties: Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer, Seeya, Phantoms Can`t Hang

3. Tooji – Packin` Guns

4. Dirty Vegas – Let The Night
And other hotties: Let The Night (Rivaz Remix Edit), Let The Night (Sharam Jey Remix), Emma, Emma (Fred Falke Remix)

5. Eric Prydz – Liberate
And other hotties: Reeperbahn

6. Jeremy Olander – Love Flight 2014

7. The 1975 – Heart Out
And other hotties: Settle Down, Robbers, Girls, Chocolate, Haunt//Bed

8. Softengine – Something Better

9. Florencio Cruz – Back To The Future – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgirhRpLedY
And other hotties: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObZgj-_B-pg , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zf6fx4GRz0

10. Lumine – Vive La France (Sax Bomb Edit)

11. Kaskade – Last Chance
And other hotties: Haley – This Is How It Goes (Kaskade`s Grand Club Edit)

12. Matisyahu – Live Like A Warrior (Richello Remix)

13. Say Lou Lou – Beloved

14. David Guetta – Bad
And other hotties: Shot Me Down

15. Anna Bergendahl – This Is My Life (Niclas Kings Radio Remix)

16. Röyksopp – What Else Is There ? (Trentemöller Remix)

17. Empire City – Calvin Harris “Summer” Cover – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UvFGbFUg-Q

18. De Lillos – Film
And other hotties: Tøff I Pyjamas, Stum

19. Fort Romeau – Jetée

20. Papa Roach – Still Swingin
And other hotties: Where Did The Angels Go, Leader Of The Broken Hearts

Runners Up: Go West – The King Without A Crown, Daryl Braithwaite – One Summer,  Bee Gees – You Win Again, John Mayer – Say, Vince Neil – Ac/Dc


4 new songs from myself. Hope you`ll enjoy:-)


  •  Space & Honey


  • Homeless Bird


  • Heroin


  • Go Good For Me Baby



These are my All Time Top Christmas Songs Favourites. I wish you all a Merry Merry Christmas😀

20.  Burl Ives – Holly Jolly Christmas

19.  The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

18.  Michael Bublé – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

17.  David Bowie & Bing Crosby – The Little Drummer Boy/ Peace On Earth


16.  Train – Shake Up Christmas

15.  Tony Benett – Winter Wonderland

14.  Andy Williams – It`s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

13.  Johnny Mathis – It`s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Chirstmas

12.  Aaron Neville – Please Come Home For Christmas

11.  Billy Idol – Yellin` At The Christmas Tree

10.  Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow

9.  Frank Sinatra – White Christmas

8.  Faith Hill – Where Are You Christmas

7.  John Williams – Somewhere In My Memory (Home Alone Soundtrack)

6.  Melanie Thornton – Holidays Are Coming (Coca Cola Christmas Song)

5.  Josh Groban – My December (Linkin Park Cover)

4.  Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas

3.  Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas

2.  Darlene Love – All Alone At Christmas

1.  Wham – Last Christmas

So chilly. So rooty. So atmospheric.
These artists can put things in a new perspective.
They can help you keep on moving when you feel lonely, heartbroken, sad or left out,
or just needs some cheerful lyrics and sound.
I believe music can be like medicine, and if so, I would like to call these artists “artistic doctors”.

  • Griffin House

A Nashville-based musician with a Midwestern upbringing, Griffin House spikes his pop/rock songcraft with a heavy dose of rootsy, atmospheric Americana.

House was born and raised in Ohio, where he eventually discovered his musical gifts while attending Miami University in Oxford.

Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie, and the Mermaid Avenue albums by Wilco and Billy Bragg, House embraced the craft of songwriting and

issued several albums as an independent artist. His mix of sentimental melodies, ambient guitars, and sparse arrangements attracted attention from Nettwerk,

a Vancouver-based record label, and House soon partnered with the label’s American branch to issue Lost & Found in 2004. Several self-released albums followed,

and House signed with RCA before issuing Flying Upside Down, a folk-rock album recorded with members of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers. Although originally available

via iTunes in 2007, the record was released in stores early the following year. ~ Andrew LeaheyiTunes in 2007, the record was released in stores early the following year. ~ Andrew Leahey, All Music Guide

  • Joe Purdy

Joe Purdy is a North American-based international singer-songwriter from Arkansas, he has released ten albums to date: his self-titled debut Sessions from Motor Ave Stompingrounds Julie Blue Only Four Seasons, you can talk about Georgia Paris in the Morning Canyon Joe Take My blanket and Go and Last Clock on the Wall All of his albums available for free listening on his website His song “Wash (Reprise)” was on the hit ABC television series Lost in Grey’s Anatomy also included “I Love the Rain the most” “The City” ” Far Away Blues “and” Suitcase “House MD displayed” Rainy Day Lament ”

  • WAZ

Raised on the Pretenders, Electric Light Orchestra, Neil Young, and other musicians from his parents’ record collection and inspired by a 10cc song, Cleveland-born, California-based singer/songwriter Waz began playing guitar at the tender age of eight. It was only after college, however, that the young musician parlayed his passion into a career. After graduation, Waz drove westward to California and was contacted soon after by his college friend Pete Yorn. Yorn invited Waz to join his band, and after three years they were signed to Columbia Records. While on tour with Yorn, Waz began writing his own songs and recording with R. Walt Vincent during schedule breaks. Positive response to his work led to a decision to go solo, and he released the Mine to Remember EP in 2002. Waz continued to write and perform, playing steady gigs at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles before meeting Will Golden and Al Sgro. Golden and Sgro were opening a recording studio and offered to record Waz’s debut album between other recording sessions. Recorded at short intervals while Waz worked odd jobs to cover the costs, The Sweet Bye and Bye was released in January 2008. ~ Katherine Fulton, Rovi

  • The Weepies

Singer/songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen, both of whom had released solo material before banding together to form the folk-pop duo the Weepies, first met at one of Tannen‘s shows in Cambridge, MA. At the time, Tannen was touring in support of his debut record, Big Señorita. Mutual admirers of each other’s music, the two musicians started writing songs together immediately, and soon the Weepies took shape. The pair independently issued an eight-song album, Happiness, in 2003, and two years later they were signed to Nettwerk Records. In December 2005 the label digitally pre-released Say I Am You, which was recorded in a rented cottage in Pasadena, CA, and the physical album version followed in March 2006. After spending the rest of that year on the road, Talan and Tannen returned to California and spent the entirety of 2007 in a flurry of activity: they got married, worked on new material, wrote songs for Mandy Moore‘s Wild Hope, and had a baby. The following year saw the release of their new record, Hideaway, in April. ~ Marisa Brown, All Music Guide

  • Dana Glover

Singer/songwriter Dana Glover is a kindred spirit who finds solace in her own imagination. While growing up in North Carolina, Glover spent a lot of time moving around. By the time she was a teenager, her family had moved to three different suburbs in North Carolina. Attending church, however, kept Glover and her family grounded. Glover absorbed the southern appeal of gospel music, eventually seeking out the sounds of The Winans and The Imperials. She tried piano lessons, but learning music on her own time and ear was much more satisfying. She picked up the saxophone and knew music was her calling. In the eighth grade, Glover performed “St. Elmo’s Fire.” in a school talent show. From there, Glover was determined to make music for a living.

When Glover was 16, she left her beautiful South for the bustling streets of New York City for a career in modeling. The money was good, and she got her feet wet in a cultural mecca, but she continued writing songs. Modeling gave Glover the opportunity to see the world and that forced her to grow up fast. – but this only impacted her songwriting for the better. Two years in New York was enough for Glover, however; she and her family reconnected in Nashville when she was 18. She attempted to find her musical niche, but Nashville wasn’t exactly her kind of place. She and her brother eventually left for Los Angeles. It was a bold move, for Glover’s dreams would become reality.

Glover frantically got everything together for an audition with DreamWorks. She was a nervous wreck, but her nerves worked in her favor. Ex-Band musician, songwriter and DreamWorks affiliate Robbie Robertson signed Glover. Her voice went on to be featured on soundtracks for Shrek and The Wedding Planner. In fall 2002, Dana Glover made her proper debut with Testimony. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide

  • Missy Higgins

Passionate and sincere, Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins is a welcome relief in a music landscape littered with disposable pop. The 24-year-old Melbourne native has enjoyed phenomenal success, and a growing fanbase in the U.S., in spite of, or perhaps because she shuns the usual synthetic packaging and tabloid tackiness. Instead she’s adopted a more timeless approach, relying on her undeniable songs and unforgettable live performances to forge a genuine connection with her audience.

Higgins began her music career singing standards with her older brother’s band when she was just 13. She was thrust into the limelight in 2001 when she won a national songwriting competition run by an influential national alternative radio network while still in high school. Instead of capitalizing on the moment, she chose to backpack around Europe before returning home and releasing an eponymous EP that topped the indie charts in late 2003.

The following year, she released the Scar EP, which entered the charts at Number One, followed by the best-selling album The Sound of White, which was Australia’s best-selling album of 2005.

Fortunately Higgins likes to write songs while she’s on the road, so while touring behind The Sound Of White, she penned many of the tunes that would comprise her next album, and gradually honed them through live performances.

Higgins’ latest album, On A Clear Night, retains the irresistible melodies and piercing lyrics of her critically lauded debut The Sound of White. The quiet strength of the new songs reflects Higgins’ newfound confidence and changing worldview. As a star in Australia, she has grown up in public and On A Clear Night is the diary she’s kept along the way.

On A Clear Night (certified triple platinum in Australia) was awarded the Highest Selling Australian album of 2007 and saw Missy crowned with yet another ARIA Award as the country’s “Best Female Artist” for the second time.

  • Tyler Hilton

Singer and songwriter Tyler Hilton started in music early, the product of a musical family that kept him curious about playing guitar, singing, and performing. By seventeen he was writing his own songs, and had become an open mic fixture in his hometown of Palm Springs, California. In 2000 Hilton wrote, recorded and released an eponymous debut and began to shop it, but it was a chance opportunity that brought his talent to the record execs’ attention. That same year an impromptu performance over the phone for KLOS Los Angeles morning personalities Mark and Brian landed Hilton a spot at the station’s Christmas concert. The exposure helped catch Maverick Records’ ear, and the label signed him soon after. As his music career was progressing, Hilton also looked into acting. He joined the cast of the WB teen drama One Tree Hill in 2004, playing a troubled singer named Chris Keller. Hilton also landed the role of Elvis Presley alongside Joaquin Phoenix’ Johnny Cash in the 2005 biopic Walk the Line. One Tree Hill was a great promotional platform for Hilton’s Maverick debut, which hit shelves in September 2004. Tracks of Tyler Hilton was an engaging blend of pop and mild Americana influences, led by Hilton’s husky, likeable vocals. (It included the song “Glad”, which he had performed as Keller on the series.) In early 2005 Hilton embarked on his first tour in support both of Tracks of and the freshly-released One Tree Hill soundtrack.

  • Dashboard Confessional

The alternative rock outfit Dashboard Confessional hails from Boca Raton, FL, and is chiefed by singer/songwriter Christopher Carrabba. Marking his first solo effort with the release of The Swiss Army Romance, Carrabba also fronted other rock bands such as Further Seems Forever and the Vacant Andies. Dashboard Confessional allows Carrabba to mold simple acoustics with passionate wordplay to make for a delightful introduction to his individual work. Both the Drowning EP and the second full-length Places You Have Come to Fear the Most were issued in early 2001. Pop kids of the TRL generation united for Dashboard Confessional’s emocore style, for 2001 proved golden for Carrabba. “Screaming Infidelities” became a modern rock hit and a joint tour with The Weakerthans was also a monumental move for Dashboard Confessional. The Vagrant Across America tour in summer 2001 with labelmates No Motiv, Hot Rod Circuit and {Alkaline Trio} pushed Dashboard Confessional’s further into the spotlight while proving that this punk-revival thing wasn’t a fluke. With the buzz still on, the lovelorn So Impossible EP was released in early 2002. Sunny Day Real Estate’s Dan Hoerner also joined Carrabba for what was now a duo.

  • Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul is a critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet, and troubadour originally hailing from a potato farming family in northern Maine. He is the recipient of thirteen Boston Music Awards, second only to multi-platinum act, Aerosmith. Over the course of fifteen years, Ellis Paul has built a vast catalog of music which weds striking poetic imagery and philosophical introspection with hook-laden melodies.

  • John Mayer

In 2000 John Mayer signed with the Aware record label, which released the album Room for Squares (2001). The song “Your Body Is a Wonderland” earned him a Grammy. In 2003 his song “Daughters,” won two more Grammy Awards. Having established himself in alternative rock, he broadened the scope of his sound, forming the John Mayer Trio and incorporating his long-standing interest in the blues.

  • Ryan Adams

Born David Ryan Adams in Jacksonville, North Carolina USA, on November 5, 1974, he emerged from the Alt-Country scene in the mid-’90s as guitarist+singer & songwriter with the band Whiskeytown.

When the group disbanded, in 1999, Adams began working on his own songs, went into a Nashville studio and recorded his solo debut album, “Heartbreaker”, which was released in autumn 2000; a song in the set, “Oh My Sweet Carolina”, is a duet with Emmylou Harris.
The following year Adams signed for Universal Records who released in September “Gold”, his second effort cracked The Billboard Top 200 chart reaching the #59 spot.
“Demolition”, a sort of compilation of tracks from different album sessions, was issued in September of 2002, the set debuted at #28 on Billboard’s Top 200 list.
The ever-prolific singer+songwriter returned in late 2003 with three releases: the full-length album “Rock N Roll” which reached the #33 position on the U.S. Top 200 Albums chart, an 8-track EP “Love Is Hell Pt. 1” which inched into the top 80 in the same chart and another EP titled “Love Is Hell Pt. 2”.
In 2005 Adams released two albums, the first of which, “Cold Roses”, arrived in early May peaking at #26 on The Billboard 200 and is credited to Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, the 18-song, double-disc set included the minor hit single “Let It Ride”. The follow-up, “Jacksonville City Nights” dropped in late September, hit #33 in U.S. producing the single “The Hardest Part”.
Within a few months, in January of the next year, he released another album, “29”, but the record failed to make it past #144 on The Billboard Top 200 list.

Ryan Adams returned in June 2007 with “Easy Tiger”; his new album includes the single “Two”.

  • David Gray

David Gray was born in Manchester in 1970.

He is not one to rest on his laurels; 12 million album sales, the best selling album in Ireland ever with ‘White Ladder’, a BAFTA nomination for his soundtrack work on Amma Assante’s 2004 film ‘A Way Of Life’. Two Ivor Novellos, a Q award, two Brit nominations, and a Grammy nomination.

  • Andy Stochansky

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Stochansky spent seven years playing drums for indie rock artist Ani DiFranco before striking out on his own, and many music aficionados identified his name only in relation to that position in the music world. By 2000, however, the pair of solo albums he had to his credit, While You Were Sleeping and Radio Fusebox, helped separate his name from DiFranco‘s and launch his own career. Stochansky worked on While You Were Sleeping, an independent release in 1995, while he was still affiliated with DiFranco, and the debut earned critics’ approval. He again won acclaim in 1999 with Radio Fusebox, with some critics ranking it among the year’s finest. One went so far as to dub it the decade’s best. A few compared him to Jeff Buckley and Brian Eno and likened his vocals to Bono. Among the instruments Stochansky plays are the piano, saxophone, and guitar. His songs also sometimes feature bouzoukis, an accordion, and uilleann pipes. In addition to DiFranco, he has recorded or appeared in performance with Jonathan Richman, the Indigo Girls, Janis Ian, Jane Siberry, and John Gorka. He discovered his love of music, and percussion in particular, at the age of four. At a relative’s wedding reception, he hopped onstage and muscled his way over to the band’s bongos, where he took over for the remainder of the evening. He joined Di Franco’s troupe during his twenties. For his own compositions he is influenced by many musical styles, among them folk, free jazz, and electronica. In summer 2002, Stochansky made his major label debut with Five Star Hotel on RCA Victor.

  • Death Cab For A Cutie

Led by singer + guitarist Ben Gibbard, who started performing as a one-man band in 1997, the Alternative-Rock act Death Cab For Cutie originally formed in the college town of Bellingham, Washington USA; Gibbard eventually recruited guitarist + organist Christopher Walla, bassist Nick Harmer and drummer Nathan Good, fulfilling the line-up as a four-piece.

Their debut album, a co-release from Barsuk and Elsinor Records, called “Something About Airplanes”, appeared in August of 1998; shortly thereafter, the band moved south to Seattle.

In early 2000 Good left the group and new drummer Michael Schorr stepped in during the sessions for the band’s second album, “We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes”.
One and a half year later Death Cab For Cutie released its third full-length disc, “The Photo Album”, which reached the #29 position on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart.

Released in October 2002, “You Can Play These Songs With Chords”, delivered a collection of outtakes, demos and rarities, the set hit the top 30 of the U.S. Independent Albums chart setting the band up for a larger audience with its fourth album of all-new-material, “Transatlanticism”, which was issued in October of 2003 and took the band into the top 100 of The Billboard 200 Albums Sales chart; in the meantime frontman Ben Gibbard teamed-up with Jimmy Tamborello for the Indie Electro-Rock project The Postal Service and drummer Jason McGerr joined Death Cab For Cutie replacing Schorr.

In August 2005 the sensitive Rock quartet issued their next CD, the platinum selling album “Plans”, on Atlantic Records. The band’s major-label debut peaked at #4 on The Billboard 200 spawning two Hot Modern Rock top 10 smash singles in “Soul Meets Body” and “Crooked Teeth” and a minor alt-Rock radio hit with “I Will Follow You Into The Dark”.

Death Cab For Cutie returned in May 2008 with its sixth studio record; the 11-song set crested at #1 on both The Billboard 200 and the Top Canadian Albums charts. The lead-off single “I Will Possess Your Heart”, an eight minute jam, peaked at #6 on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks; it was followed by two more Modern Rock top 10 hits: “Cath…” and “Meet Me On The Equinox” while “Grapevine Fires” faltered just outside the top 20 of the same chart.

On May 31, 2011, Atlantic will release “Codes And Keys”, the newest album from the Washington alt-Rock band. The album’s first single is called “You Are A Tourist”.

  • Citizen Cope

Citizen Cope is both a person (Clarence Greenwood) and a band. Born in Memphis, Greenwood is obviously the leader of the group, as he plays the keyboard, guitar, sings, and acts as a DJ, songwriter, and producer. Greenwood first broke into the music biz by appearing on albums by Maryland rapper Basehead (1993’s Not in Kansas Anymore and 1996’s Faith) and issued the first Citizen Cope album around this time, titled Cope Citizen. Greenwood followed it by donating songs to several independently issued compilations throughout the remainder of the decade (1997’s Settling the DC Score, 1999’s Anti-Rascist Action Benefit) as well as movie soundtracks (1999’s Eat Me and Clubland). He also appeared on Lazy K’s 1997 album Life in One Day. By 2000, Greenwood had inked a deal with the Dreamworks label, which issued his debut full-length, Citizen Cope, in 2002 (his actual first album, made with Capitol in 1997, was never released). Greenwood felt the label “mishandled” the record, however, and as their relationship wasn’t improving, the singer looked to buy out his contract with the label and used his advance from his next home, Arista, to do it. But the problems didn’t end there. Things didn’t work out with Arista, either, and Greenwood moved on to RCA. His first album for his new label, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, hit the shelves in September of 2004, receiving enough attention that one of its songs, “Son’s Gonna Rise,” was used in a GM Pontiac commercial. Two years later, and still with RCA, Every Waking Moment came out. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide

  • Lene Marlin

Norwegian singer/songwriter in the acoustic vein, Lene Marlin‘s sound is hard to nail down; she’s somewhere near Jewel and Jill Sobule, but in a class of her own at just 19. Here Grammy-nominated single “Unforgivable Sinner” missed in the U.K., but her second single, the infectiously catchy “Sitting Down Here,” charted after heavy rotation on music television. Both singles and parent album Playing My Game hit the top spot in Norway where Marlin gained four gongs at the local awards including Artist of the Year.

  • A Fine Frenzy

Though she was born in Seattle, songwriter Alison Sudol spent most of her life in Los Angeles, having moved there with her mother when she was five years old. She began playing piano as a teenager, with bands like Coldplay and Keane inspiring her whimsical, pop-minded music. After recording several compositions and sending out the resulting demo, the singer received an immediate response from Capitol Records’ Jason Flom, who came to Sudol‘s house to hear her play and soon signed her to a record contract. Following a South by Southwest appearance in March 2007 (opening for the Stooges, strangely enough), Sudol — who chose the name A Fine Frenzy (taken from a line in Shakespeare‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as the moniker for her musical efforts — released the full-length debut album One Cell in the Sea.

With the album hitting stores in July, Sudol widened her audience by opening shows for Rufus Wainwright that summer. Her tastes expanded while on the road, and by the time A Fine Frenzy returned home, Sudol had become intrigued by the songbooks of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and the Talking Heads. Such varied influences convinced her to take more risks with her songwriting, and she issued her sophomore effort, Bomb in the Birdcage, in mid-2009, embracing a wider palette of sounds in the process. A holiday-themed EP, Oh Blue Christmas, followed before the year was up. Pines, Sudol‘s third studio album, arrived in 2012.

  • Cary Brothers

Cary Brothers is an indie rock American singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. With his songs influenced by everything from 1980s British New Wave music to 1970s folk music, Brothers has achieved critical and commercial success with his independent releases All the Rage and Waiting for Your Letter, both of which reached the top of the iTunes folk charts. “Blue Eyes” has been downloaded over 50,000 times and broke the Top Fifty on the iTunes singles chart. On the web, Brothers has found success on MySpace, where he has over 6.5 million plays on his music page. While many artists focus their efforts mostly on radio exposure, Brothers went a slightly different route and pushed to get songs out to the public through film and television shows, leading a generation of similar-minded indie artists in the United States. Brothers’ songs have appeared on the NBC sitcom Scrubs,” the FOX mystery Bones,” the WB’s Smallville,” ABC Family’s show Kyle XY, “One Tree Hill,” and the medical dramas Grey’s Anatomy and ER.” The original version of Brothers’ song “Ride” appeared on the soundtrack to the feature film The Last Kiss, starring Zach Braff, Rachel Bilson, and Casey Affleck. Brothers has also performed on The Late Late Show,” Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Direct TV’s CD USA,”and Scrubs. In 2005, he made a guest appearance with London band Aqualung on The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Brothers performing in Toronto in 2007 Brothers found his musical voice playing regularly as part of the musical community at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles, and he has since toured across America and Canada with such acts as Liz Phair, KT Tunstall, Aqualung, Ben Lee, Matt Nathanson, Imogen Heap, and The Fray. He was introduced to UK audiences in 2006 by Tom McRae on the Hotel Cafe Tour, having initiated the Tour himself in the States a few years earlier. Brothers released his first full-length album, Who You Are, on May 29, 2007. Produced by Chad Fischer (Alexi Murdoch) and mixed by Greg Collins (Grammy Winner – U2), the record features guest musicians Matt Hales from Aqualung and Priscilla Ahn. The video for the single “Ride” starring Brittany Snow is one of the few independent videos ever to be added to the rotation on VH1 in the U.S. In addition, the record won “Best Rock Album of 2007” by the Indie Acoustic Project. Brother’s track ‘Ride’ has also been mixed by Tiesto and was a huge hit on the dancefloors of Europe in 2008. Brothers is currently in the studio working on his second full length record.

  • Matt Nathanson


San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson has built up a loyal fan base through extensive touring. His live shows are stripped-down affairs: half music, half standup comedy, with the humor balancing out the frequently introspective songs. Nathanson has released several independent albums, including Please (1993), Ernst (1997), Not Colored Too Perfect (1998), and Still Waiting for Spring (1999), as well as an EP, When Everything Meant Everything (2002). His major-label debut, Beneath These Fireworks, was produced by Ron Aniello and released by Universal Records in 2003, and was followed in 2007 by Some Mad Hope, his debut for Vanguard Records, featuring the single “Come on Get Higher,” which was featured as a VH1 You Oughta Know artist spot. Nathanson‘s songs have also been featured on several television shows, including Good Morning America, NCIS, Private Practice, American Idol, Vampire Diaries, American Pie, and 90210. He’s made also made television appearances on shows hosted by David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmell, and Craig Ferguson. In 2011, Vanguard issued his sophomore effort, Modern Love.