Today we go across the pond to California and back in time to past decades. Well actually The Young Veins is a new band led by Ryan Ross and Jon Walker. The duo decided to leave Panic! at the Disco due to creative differences and formed this new group that is beautifully stuck in the 60’s. Kudos to them for following their heart, because I’m afraid The Young Veins won’t be able to match the level of success Panic! at The Disco has gotten. Even though when it comes to musical side of things, The Young Veins certainly sound a whole lot better. The debut Take a Vacation! came out in june. I don’t have it yet, but will certainly add it to my shopping list. This first single Change has a great The Kinks thing going on and sound very good to these ears of mine.
The Young Veins Website
The Young Veins at myspace
We are not stepping into the office baby, but we are stepping across the border from Sweden to Norway for today’s video of the day. Cold Mailman is a norwegian pop outfit whose new album is due out in october. The single Pull Yourself Together and Fall In Love With Me has been out for a couple of months, but I didn’t know about it until reading the lovely Eardrums Music blog yesterday. The video itself isn’t anything special, but I loved this sweet indie pop song so much that it jumped ahead of the long music video queue I already had in place.
Cold Mailman Website
Cold Mailman at myspace
This time we travel to Sweden and monstrously highly recommend this fantastic power pop group called The Genuine Fakes. Yeah, I know I’ve already posted this once, but replay is definitely in order because this is so wonderful. They make me feel ten years younger, because they are kind of like updating this 90’s power pop thingy (Popsicle and The Posies especially) and that’s the music I love the most. Some of the bands that take influences from there occasionally sound a little outdated and don’t come even close to the level of their influences. However, The Genuine Fakes is the real thing and manages to sound totally fresh and just outstanding. Heck, if the rest of the album is equally wonderful, The Genuine Fakes might even beat The Posies and Teenage Fanclub (who are also releasing new albums in 2010, TFC already did) in their own game and make the most enjoyable pop album of the year. No pressure guys.
The Genuine Fakes are also now giving away a free mp3 of a song called Star on their iLike profile. That’s the reason I started to listen to them today and It’s another great tune. Someone should drag these guys to Finland. It isn’t a long journey from Stockholm. Next single is out on august 18th. Probably more The Genuine Fakes praising when it hits the airwaves. This is the first single I Don’t Want It:
The Genuine Fakes Website
The Genuine Fakes at myspace