Music Monday: Doug Burr

exposing unsigned or lesser known bands to the masses…or to the three people that actually read this. today’s band:

doug burr

local band to: denton texas

riyl: vic chesnutt, bon iver, ray lamontagne

burr resides in the beautiful city of denton, tx, and is by no means a stranger to making music. o ye devastator is his 3rd release with us, which is the proper follow-up to 2007’s much adored, on promenade. between these 2 records burr recorded a project called the shawl, which was a shimmering and heavy laden vision of the psalms. doug has been building a steady fan base through each show, his songs appearing in tv shows, and an ever increasing amount of press. opening for st vincent, yann tiersen, richard buckner, and great lake swimmers has helped as well. he began polishing most of these songs last year while on tour with son volt. doug has explained the theme of the album to be american roots music rendered as sweeping scenes and story lines, antique, revelatory, and futuristic in scope.

*photo & blurb courtesy of spune. listen to his music here.*

Music Monday: The Seedy Seeds

exposing unsigned or lesser known bands to the masses…or to the three people that actually read this. today’s band:

the seedy seeds

local band to: cincinnati ohio

riyl:  tilly and the wall, mates of state, boy least likely to

with a completely original sound and presentation, including banjo, accordion and toy keyboard beats, the seedy seeds create upbeat, melodic, danceable indie music that is equally at home alongside pop-punk, alt-country, and lo-fi. the concept for the band was born of a casual conversation in late 2005, in which mike and margaret hypothesized performing as a group with the instruments they owned but hadn’t yet learned to play. the seedy seeds began writing, performing, and recording music shortly thereafter. brian joined in 2008 following the release of count the days, on which he contributed supplemental percussion.

*photo & blurb courtesy of the seedy seeds website. listen to their music here.*