Considering that The Migrant has released three albums in the last five years - with this, "Flood" being the fourth - it can seem weird that the project isn't more talked about than it is. The moniker is a handle used by Bjarke Bendtsen, aptly chosen since the Copenhagen-based songwriter has also lived in Austin, and maintains a backing band both in Denmark and in Texas, playing shows and releasing his music on both continents.
His music is self-labelled as psychedelic travel songs, which isn't a bad description ( I love )
Siri Karlsson ( Suede ) is a band of contemporary folk. With vocals, alto saxophone, piano and key harps they create an unorthodox hybrid of instrumental folk, psychedelia and progressive ( http://sirikarlsson.com )
On February 3rd, the San Francisco based guitar-drum duo Two Gallants are set to release their 5th studio album, We Are Undone, on ATO Records. While singer and guitarist Adam Stephens and drummer Tyson Vogel have stayed true to the two-person format since their acclaimed 2004 debut, Sonically, the thrash blues of songs such as “We Are Undone” and “Some Trouble” is balanced by the austerity of ballads such as “My Man Go” and “There Is So Much I Don’t Know.” ( soundcloud.com )
Close Talker is an indie rock quartet from the great plains of Saskatoon. ( Saskatoon is a city in central Saskatchewan, Canada.) With subtle earworm melodies and blood harmonies set against tightly wound rhythms they have drawn comparisons to Bon Iver, Local Natives, and Bombay Bicycle Club. Will Quiring - Vocals, Guitar Matthew Kopperud - Guitar, Vocals Jerms Olson - Bass, Vocals Chris Morien - Drums, Vocals
When he was 16-years-old Keath Mead saw The Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night and soon after, he bought his first instrument, a bass guitar. At 17, he helped a neighbor move and was gifted an old Harmony guitar from the garage. In college, Mead’s roommate had a real guitar (not a junker with rusty strings). Mead started to play obsessively and skipped class to do so. That might be Mead’s musical history in a nutshell. The self-taught musician also plays drums and piano. Sunday Dinner is his debut on Company Records, an LP with a throwback sound submerged in the pings and glitches of the information age. ( http://companyrecordlabel.com )
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The band gained exposure following the release of their debut studio album, Night Visions (2012) and first single "It's Time". Second studio album Smoke + Mirrors reached number one on the Billboard 200, Canadian Albums Chart, and UK Albums Chart. Night Visions peaked at number two on the weekly Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart. According to Billboard, Imagine Dragons topped the year-end rock rankings for 2013; Billboard named them "The Breakthrough Band of 2013", and Rolling Stone named their single "Radioactive" "the biggest rock hit of the year".MTV called them "the year's biggest breakout band". On January 26, 2015 Imagine Dragons (without notice) released the first song "Shots" off of their upcoming album "Smoke + Mirrors" on Spotify, then later on iTunes. ( Wikipedia ) Henceforth the entire album is on Spotify