Happy New Year to everyone out there. We are excited for another year of bringing great music, so let’s get started with Brooklyn band Crushed Out. This band has great rock and roll sound mixed with a little honky-tonk blues and surf rock. The bluesy surf-rock definitely gives a unique sound to the sultry vocals of the lead female vocals. Their album Want To Give came out early November, listen to it below. They will be playing Mississippi Studios with our favorite Provo band, Desert Noises at the end of the month.
Up next is local Portland band Old Light. These guys are more on the side of alt-folk with a psychedelic crunch to them. The harmonies are so well mixed with their guitar riffs it is a real treat to listen to. Old Light will be playing the Malt Ball this weekend at the Wonder Ballroom. Check out their 2010 release The Dirty Future below.