A is for Alpine is the North American debut album by the Australian band, Alpine. The album was chosen by iTunes as the Australian Alternative Album Of The Year and the group has already toured with Kimbra and Sia and they played at SXSW earlier this year as well.
The six member band features the lush vocals of Lou James and Phoebe Baker singing over catchy, slick guitar riffs making for a dreamy musical escape. Standout tracks include “Gasoline,” “Hands,” “Villages,” and “All For One.”
Check out their video for Gasoline…
The band will tour the United States in June supporting Crystal Fighters.
6/1 The Casbah- San Diego
6/4 El Rey Theatre- Los Angeles
6/5 Great American Music Hall- San Francisco
6/7 Holocene- Portland
6/8 The Electric Owl- Vancouver
6/9 The Crocodile- Seattle
6/11 Urban Lounge- Salt Lake City
6/12 Larimer Lounge- Denver
6/14 Lincoln Hall- Chicago
6/15 The Hoxton- Toronto
6/17 SAT- Montreal
6/18 The Sinclair- Cambridge
6/19 Webster Hall- New York City
Did you know that while you’re listening to Sirens of Song Online Radio there’s a good chance that someone from the other side of the world is listening too? Over the past 30 days, people from over 100 different countries have tuned in. Here are the countries and cities that have bragging rights. A big thank you to all listeners!
Top 20 countries, ranked by total listening hours per month.
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Top 20 U.S. metro areas, ranked by total listening hours per month.
Singer/songwriter Vicci Martinez, a finalist on the first season of NBC’s The Voice, has been busy since her season ended. She signed a deal with Republic Records and subsequently recorded her self-titled major label debut, Vicci.
She just released her first official video for the single “Come Along” featuring Cee Lo Green. You can check it out at http://youtu.be/GaJmAqrECgM.
If the song sounds familiar, it was originally recorded by Titiyo in 2001 and has been one of the more popular songs on Sirens of Song Online Radio for quite a while. You can hear Vicci’s updated version on Sirens of Song Online Radio.
She is currently on the road performing at various venues and radio shows so check her out if she comes to your town.
4/26-The Swiss in Tacoma, WA
4/27-KZZO Radio Visit/Event-Sacramento, CA
5/3-KVUU Event/Colorado Springs, CO
5/4-KIMN Lounge Event/Denver, CO
5/11-Chop Suey in Seattle, WA
5/16-19- Olivia’s 40th Anniversary Punta Cana Music & Comedy Festival in the Dominican Republic
5/23 WALK “Girl’s Night Out” Event-Long Island, NY
6/9 WMGX Event/Portland, ME
6/19-KPRI Green Flash Concerts in San Diego, CA
6/20-KMIY Event/Tucson, AZ
6/21-KEXX Event at Ovations Live in Phoenix, AZ
7/6-WBZZ Pittsburgh Acoustic perf. Block party around Taylor Swift/Ed Sheeran Show
7/14-San Diego Pride Festival (Tentative)
727-Seattle, WA (Barefoot Wines Corporate Event)
7/28-Riverhaus in The Pines in Leavenworth, WA
7/29-Riverhaus in The Pines in Leavenworth, WA
A couple of vidcaps of Sarah Barthel, lead singer of Phantogram. First is from a live peformance at Moog Sound Lab. Second is from their video “Mouthful of Diamonds.” Is it just me or does the video remind you of the movie Haute Tension. (if you haven’t seen it, it’s a great thriller!) Click the pic for the full-sized version.
The image gallery has been moved to images.sirensofsong.com. Over 300 images have been uploaded already and hundreds more will be added over the next few weeks. Current galleries include Britney Spears, Christina Aguileara, Dido, Bjork, Gwen Stefani, and more.
A fan of Harriet Wheeler and the Sundays recently turned me onto Lavender Diamond. Check out their single “I Don’t Recall” from the album Incorruptible Heart. It’s amazing how much lead singer Becky Stark sounds like Harriet. And that’s said with nothing but the utmost respect for both!
After you get over your amazement, check out the entire album. It’s definitely worth a listen!
Skye Edwards, lead singer of the trip hop group Morcheeba, performed at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA last night. Although she is promoting her third solo album, Back to Now, this was her first solo U.S. tour with a full band. She opened up the tour in New York and is playing a second show tonight at Hotel Cafe before heading back to Europe. Visit Skye’s official website to stay on top of the latest news.