Tuesday, August 31

Jango Airplay Top 10

We're back with the top 10 bands on Jango from last week. Check out new entries into the top 10, Eldorado, Reverse Order and Good Morning Sunset.

#1: Daniella Alcarpe
Daniella Alcarpe is a Brazilian singer offering true Brazilian music - a mix of traditional instruments like bandolim, cavaquinho & cuíca with guitars, sax, flute and keyboard.

Click to hear Daniella Alcarpe:
Que Que Ce Que
#2: For This Cause
For This Cause is a recently-formed alternative/post-hardcore band from Australia. They spent much of 2009 and 2010 on tour, pausing just long enough to release their debut EP this past February.

Click to hear For This Cause:
These Seasons
#3: Eldorado
Critically acclaimed and hailed as one of the top 5 hard rock bands at 2009's Independent Music Awards, Eldorado play ballsy, take-no-prisoners hard rock.

Click to hear Eldorado:
The House Of The 7 Smokestacks
#4: Noctura
Noctura is a modern rock two piece from Indiana. They've lately earned airplay on major rock radio, and are scheduled to release their first album this year.

Click to hear Noctura:
My Last Goodbye
#5: Mariah Ver Hoef
A young singer-songwriter from Fairbanks, Alaska, Mariah writes about the isolation and shifting landscapes of growing up. 2010 will see the release of her third album in as many years.

Click to hear Mariah Ver Hoef:
Left Behind
#6: Falconbrook
Falconbrook are a set of enigmatic post-rockers whose compositions are sprawling, but never dull. They keep their identities private and let the music speak for itself.

Click to hear Falconbrook:
Vistas
#7: Laszlo
Laszlo is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and electronica artist. Citing influences from Debussy to Zappa, his songs communicate wth fluffy psychedelics, jazzy keys and a child-like innocence.

Click to hear Laszlo:
Zeitgeist
#8: Reverse Order
Reverse Order is a pop-punk band from New Jersey who pride themselves on catchy lyrics & high energy performances. They've rocked the Warped Tour and opened for Peter Frampton.

Click to hear Reverse Order:
Wake Me Up
#9: Daniel Fries
Daniel Fríes's alluring, flamenco-inspired guitar music ranges from exciting & uplifting to deep & dreamy. In addition to his solo material and studio recordings, he plays regularly with his live group, Trio Paz.

Click to hear Daniel Fries:
Bodas De Galisteo
#10: Good Morning Sunset
Good Morning Sunset is a four man pop/rock outfit from Norway. They recently signed to U.S. label West 80th Records, and released their debut album in March of 2010.

Click to hear Good Morning Sunset:
Break These Walls

Wednesday, August 25

NASA Looking For Astronaut Wake Up Tunes
















The wakeup song has been a part of the space program since the days of the Apollo missions, and now NASA is giving you a chance to be a part of this history!

Submit your original song by January 10, 2011

More Info: https://songcontest.nasa.gov/

Use of music to awaken astronauts on space missions dates back at least to the Apollo Program, when astronauts returning from the moon were serenaded by their colleagues in mission control with lyrics from popular songs that seemed appropriate for the occasion.

Picked by flight controllers or by crewmembers' friends and family members, most wakeup calls are musical, but sometimes include dialog from movies or TV shows. The playlist is eclectic, ranging from rock, country, classical, bluegrass and jazz, to children's choruses and songs from the countries of international crewmembers.

The common element of all these selections is that they promote a sense of camaraderie and esprit de corps among the astronauts and ground support personnel. That, in fact, is the sole reason for having wakeup music; it is the reason that NASA management has neither attempted to dictate its content nor allowed outside interests to influence the process.

Monday, August 23

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here's the top 10 artists on Jango Airplay for the week of August 16-22. This week we have three new artists break into the top 10; Duvid, Ben Woolman and The Hoof & The Heel

Check 'em out below

#1: I Hear Sirens
I Hear Sirens is a four member post-rock band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Despite shifting lineups early in the project, their DIY attitude and strong fan appeal have remained intact.

Click to hear I Hear Sirens:
Ashes Fall Like Snowflakes, Burying The Sea
#2: Sky Flying By
Sky Flying By is the solo post-rock project of an artist who would prefer to remain nameless. Shifting electronics envelop the listener, while guitars caress.

Click to hear Sky Flying By:
High Wind Advisory
#3: Duvid
Mixing new age & ambient aesthetics with pop sensibility, New York-based Duvid conjures serene, comforting spaces, and hypnotizes with his themes.

Click to hear Duvid:
Drifting
#4: Ben Woolman
Ben Woolman is hailed as one of the Midwest's leading finger-style guitarists, with compositions encompassing American blues, folk, Latin, Jazz, Celtic, Classical, and African music. He's toured successfully for 15 years and had his work featured on National Public Radio.

Click to hear Ben Woolman:
One Afternoon
#5: Noctura
Noctura is a modern rock two piece from Indiana. They've lately earned airplay on major rock radio, and are scheduled to release their first album in 2010.

Click to hear Noctura:
My Last Goodbye
#6: Sylvain Vallee
Born in Montreal, world & new age artist Sylvain Vallee has spent 30 years involved in the music business, receiving conservatory training, touring with country and metal bands, composing for picture, and writing on his own.

Click to hear Sylvain Vallee:
Innocent Beginnings
#7: Daniel Fries
Daniel Fríes's alluring flamenco-inspired guitar music ranges from exciting & uplifting to deep & dreamy. In addition to his solo material and studio recordings, he plays regularly with his live group, Trio Paz.

Click to hear Daniel Fries:
Bodas De Galisteo
#8: Trans Atlantic
Trans Atlantic is a US-based melodic trance & house artist. His music focuses on "dreamy melody with a nice beat."

Click to hear Trans Atlantic:
The Happy Feeling
#9: The Hoof & The Heel
Started in 2009, this Canadian alternative band has already toured the States coast to coast and self-produced an EP full of infectious tunes. Their palpable enthusiasm is sure to mean good things going forward.

Click to hear The Hoof & The Heel:
Fireworks
#10: Laszlo
Laszlo is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and electronica artist. Citing influences from Debussy to Zappa, his songs communicate wth fluffy psychedelics, jazzy keys and a child-like innocence.

Click to hear Laszlo:
Zeitgeist

Tuesday, August 17

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here's this week's Top 10 artists on Jango Airplay according to their weekly PopScore. It's good to see For This Cause holding tight at the top spot as well as a few newcomers breaking in. Check out their profiles below and show them some support.

#1: For This Cause
For This Cause is a recently-formed alternative/post-hardcore band from Australia. They spent much of 2009 and 2010 on tour, pausing just long enough to release their debut EP this past February.

Click to hear For This Cause:
These Seasons
#2: I Hear Sirens
I Hear Sirens is a four member post-rock band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Despite shifting lineups early in the project, their DIY attitude and strong fan appeal have remained intact.

Click to hear I Hear Sirens:
Ashes Fall Like Snowflakes, Burying The Sea
#3: Noctura
Noctura is a modern rock two piece from Indiana. They've lately earned airplay on major rock radio, and are scheduled to release their first album in 2010.

Click to hear Noctura:
My Last Goodbye
#4: The Ropes
It takes a certain mindset to provide just two lines of biography. Case in point: "We are The Ropes. We want to fight you."

Click to hear The Ropes:
Clubs In Europe Forever
#5: Falconbrook
Falconbrook are a set of enigmatic post-rockers whose compositions are sprawling, but never dull.

Click to hear Falconbrook:
Vistas
#6: Daniella Alcarpe
Daniella Alcarpe is a Brazilian singer offering true Brazilian music - a mix of traditional instruments like bandolim, cavaquinho & cuíca with guitars, sax, flute and keyboard.

Click to hear Daniella Alcarpe:
Que Que Ce Que
#7: Daniel Fries
Daniel Fríes's alluring flamenco-inspired guitar music ranges from exciting & uplifting to deep & dreamy. In addition to his solo material and studio recordings, he plays regularly with his live group, Trio Paz.

Click to hear Daniel Fries:
Bodas De Galisteo
#8: Laszlo
Laszlo is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and electronica artist. Citing influences from Debussy to Zappa, his songs communicate wth fluffy psychedelics, jazzy keys and a child-like innocence.

Click to hear Laszlo:
Zeitgeist
#9: Mariah Ver Hoef
A young singer-songwriter from Fairbanks, Alaska, Mariah writes about the isolation and shifting landscapes of growing up. This summer will see the release of her third album in as many years.

Click to hear Mariah Ver Hoef:
Left Behind
#10: Hugo Kant
Hugo Kant is a producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist from Marseille, France. After many years playing in bands he started his first solo project in 2010, a mix of downtempo, nu jazz, trip hop and acoustic music.

Click to hear Hugo Kant:
Leonids