Looking for... a straight out rocker to listen to? Check out Detroit band Vairon, who are putting out a new EP titled Indigo Skylines on August 21st via Nettwerk Records to prepare for their first full length album due out sometime this winter. If you dig the song, make a video for it and enter a contest to win a signed copy of the EP and a Nintendo Wii (head HERE to check out the details and/or enter).
Vairon - First Time : Indigo Skylines EP
Looking for... something completely free that drifts here and there leaving you wondering where exactly you are? Make Things Make You just might make your day. It's part natural, with birds chirping and conversations going on below the surface, and part artificial with electronic blending that leaves no edges to pry beneath. Head to the band's website to get the complete EP digitally free, or buy a hard copy to impress your friends with.
Make Things Make You - Sunshine : Hidden Hill EP
Looking for... some new Brit-pop to satisfy your cravings while you're waiting to check out The Arctic Monkeys on tour? The Toy Guns (not to be confused with Shiny Toy Guns - maybe they should call themselves Dull Toy Guns?) give it to you fast and furious in the tradition of the Clash, but a little popier, so you can bring your girl to the show and not have her get pulverized.
The Toy Guns - Transmission