Music from Germany/ the US – Iggy & The German Kids

Iggy & The German Kids is a collaboration between Singer/Songwriter Ignacio Uriarte and production duo DTC Music Productions.
Iggy is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from New York City. At the age of ten he became a member of the Metropolitan children’s chorus, where he sang in over thirty different operas along with performing solo pieces in Tosca, Magic Flute and Billy Bud. When his voice changed at 14 he started writing pop-songs influenced by his love of the Beatles. A self taught guitarist, bassist and pianist, Iggy also took two years of classical voice training after leaving the MET. Throughout college he played and toured with a number of rock bands.

After struggling as a indie-solo artist he began sending demos back in forth with two friends (Hubertus Dahlem and Frederic Todenhöfer) from Germany whom he had met In college. The three sparked an immediate chemistry that resulted in a prolific output of songs, undeniably the best work of his young career.
Over the past year the three of them have been working on what is going to be Iggy’s debut album as a solo artist. The new sound, characterized by elements of Brit-pop, electronica and classic Rock, infuses methodic and anthemic arrangements with strong melodies and clever lyrics (Source: Facebook). Listen to their great song “So Hard”:

Music from the US – Aradhna

Aradhna is a band that fuses traditional Indian devotional music (bhajans) with Christ-centered themes, composed primarily in the Hindi language, in addition to Bihari, Bhojpuri and Braj Basha languages.The band members include Chris Hale (lead vocals, sitar), Peter Hicks (acoustic guitar, sitar) and Travis McAfee (bass). Tabla Player Jim Fiest regularly plays with the band. (wiki)

Here is their songt “Mukteshwar”

Music from the US – Au Revoir Simone

Au Revoir Simone, formed in 2003, are a Brooklyn based dream pop trio. Listen to their nice song “The Lucky One”:

Music from the US – Fleet Foxes

We had in 2011 already one song from this band from the US , here is another one “White Winter Hymnal ” . In germany we have actually no snow this winter , a green and grey winter in fact we have this year with temperatures almost over 0°C .

Fleet Foxes is the name of this American band from Seattle founded 2006 . The quintet describes its music as “baroque harmonic pop jams”.

Music from the US – Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips is an US-american singer-songwriter. He was born in 1990 and performs rock, pop and folk rock music. Listen to his song “Gone, Gone, Gone”:

Music from the US – Arborea

Since 2005, Maine based wife and husband Avant Folk duo Shanti and Buck Curran have released 5 albums, curated two various artist compilations (‘Leaves of Life’ and ‘We Are All One, In the Sun’: a tribute to Robbie Basho), and performed throughout the US, UK, and Europe…including sessions on the BBC, NPR, WNYC, and WXPN. Arborea’s 4th album ‘Red Planet’ was released in 2011 and received critical praise; making Rolling Stone ‘Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011”, ‘Editors Top Pick’ Guitar Player Magazine, ‘Top Vinyl Pick’ Mojo Magazine, Uncut Magazine ‘Top 100 Albums of 2011′, and Portland Phoenix ‘Top Ten Albums of 2011′. Arborea’s 5th album ‘Fortress of the Sun’ was released April 29th, 2013 on Esp-Disk’ coinciding with the label’s 50th Anniversary and made AllMusic’s ‘Favorite Singer/Songwriter Albums of 2013′, Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s ‘Best Acoustic Albums of 2013′, textura’s ‘Top Ten Albums of 2013′, and Best Of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll. (youtube)

Here is their song ” After the Flood only Love remains “

Music from the US – Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis is an American violinist, arranger, and composer best known for her covers of music from video games featured on her YouTube channel ViolinTay. She also features performances of her own arrangements of music from films and musicals and has begun releasing original music.

Here is her newest video with pieces from the video game WOW “World of Warcraft ”  AWESOME

Music from the US – The Taalbi Brothers

The Taalbi Brothers (ages 17&15 ) story begins with long winters in the basement of their midwest home, and having access to enough musical instruments to spare. Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Bronson and Preston Taalbi (ages 17 & 15 respectively) are the youngest of a family in love with music.

The Taalbi Brothers adore hardcore punk, Mediterranean guitar, & classic rock. This is apparent in the extreme tempos they reach at live performances and their rock-driven riffs and song structures. As a result, the Taalbi Brothers produce fast-paced and rhythmic acoustic instrumentals. (Taalbi Brothers Bio Homepage )

Here is their song ” freestyle ” has been in the soundtrack of the Breaking Bad season 4 final episode