Little Green Cars make lively folk rock heavy on the harmonies. Their debut album, Absolute Zero, arrives in March via Glassnote Records, home to Mumford & Sons and Two Door Cinema Club. And with this soaring a cappella rendition of “Red” at the Tibet House in Chelsea, done exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube, it’s clear the Dublin five-piece is poised for bigger things.
In an interview, also filmed at the Tibet House, Stevie Appleby and Faye O’Rourke reminisce about the band’s beginnings, their childhood influences and why writing happy music is a challenge. Watch the interview: http://tbp.im/VP1Bnt. See them perform “The Consequences of Not Sleeping”: http://tbp.im/VQWfrO.
New York City psych-rockers Guards, led by frontman Richie James Follin, are poised for a breakout in 2013 thanks to their sunny, reverb-heavy rock tunes. “I definitely think it’s power pop,” Follin says. “’70s music, but kind of more evil.” The band’s debut full-length, In Guards We Trust (see its artwork and track listing below), arrives via Black Bell Records on February 5th, and we had the opportunity to capture their set back in September, when they supported Two Door Cinema Club at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Here’s the album’s lead single, “Silver Lining.”
They’re each just 20 years old, but the five members of Dublin’s Little Green Cars have already been making music together for five years, a brand of folk-tinged rock filled with layered harmonies and stirring melodies. But it’s an urban brand of roots rock, according to The Guardian, “more Brooklyn than Nashville or Texas.” Watch their acoustic version of “The Consequences of Not Sleeping” done exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube. Their debut album will arrive in early 2013 via Glassnote, the label that brought us Mumford & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club and the Temper Trap.
Exclusive Video: Circa Survive Perform in a Tattoo Parlor
Philly rockers Circa Survive have truly embraced the indie spirit, self-producing and self-releasing their newest album, the acclaimed Violent Waves. The Alternative Press calls it “strong and focused, creatively fierce and yet cohesive” despite the pressure the band’s taken on. According to Rolling Stone, “Sharp Practice,” the album’s first single, “packs a slinky guitar progression that grooves in and out behind frontman Anthony Green’s howling vocals.” And that comes through even in this stripped-down, acoustic performance in a tattoo parlor done exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube.