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Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #8: Haerts

19 Dec

Nothing reminds me more of KROQ, Richard Blade and The Poorman like Haerts.

Nothing reminds me more of KROQ, Richard Blade and The Poorman like Haerts.


Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #8: Haerts

They first burst onto the scene in 2012 when KEXP put their track “Wings” on the national public airwaves. Since that date, the track has been everywhere and so has the band. Touring with The 1975, MS MR, Shout Out Louds and Washed Out. I think I even heard the song on Parenthood. That might actually disqualify them from a Hummingbird. :^) They will take over the world in 2014! Nini’s voice and the production of the song remind me of what made 1980 Cure records so amazing. The Cure guitar riffs on the track “Secrets” remind me so much of what’s great about Haerts, clean bass lines and top string eeriness. Most of today’s indie electro clash concert goers have never heard a Cure record, but Haerts gives them a little dose of those glory years sans the horrific mascara and hair spray of Robert Smith. Put classic leather and lace Stevie Nicks in the front of a great Cure track and you have Haerts! Hell Nini is a better Roxette, maybe when they recast Pretty Woman, they’ll pull Haerts on the soundtracks.

Founded: 2010
Hometown: Germany, England and of course Brooklyn, NY
Members:
Current members include Nini Fabi (vocals), Ben Gebert (keyboard), Garrett Ienner (guitar), Derek McWilliams (bass), and Jonathan Schmidt (drums)
Sonic Soulmates™: Chairlift, Class Actress, Stevie Nicks meets The Cure, St. Vincent, Roxette, Tears for Fears, The Cure
Trackables™: “Wings”

New EP Hemiplegia

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Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013:

Hummingbird Awards 2013 RECAP
#13 MS MR
#12 Swim Deep
#11 Holy Milk
#10 Mutual Benefit
#9 Diane Coffee
#8 Haerts

Hummingbird Awards 2012
Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010

Best New Bands of 2011 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD: #13 Lana Del Rey

5 Dec

Don't punish us for joining the mainstream, but Lana Del Rey is soooo good. It's hard not to be a lover!

Best New Band of 2011
#13 Hummingbird Award – Lana Del Rey

The Spectorian sounds of 2011 all started back in January or maybe it was the hangover from 2010. Lana Del Rey is talented, but her attention is at it’s peak all without a record. She is due for her LA meltdown at this point..although, her album is due in January and it will sell lots o’lots of records. You be the judge, but we loved her in January and we still love her today.

Vitals:
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY/ Hollywood
Members: Lana Del Rey
Sonic Soulmates™: Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton (in tone), The Shirelles, Fiona Apple, Tennis, The Ronettes
Trackables™:

“Blue Jeans”

Watchables™:
“Video Games”

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Lana Del Rey – “Blue Jeans”

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Original Post: Band of the Day 8.29.11

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2011 Winners
Hummingbird Award #13: Lana Del Rey

Band of the Day (8.29.11) Lana Del Rey

29 Aug

Love doesn't describe what we've discovered. Lana Del Rey is commitment.

BOD (8.29.11) Lana Del Rey

Modernizing that Spector sound is oh so beautiful when it goes right. La Sera’s done it, Cults did it and now Lana Del Rey. She’s the darling of the industry today and I think you’ll agree that your life is now a little better after you watch this video below. She is so Hollywood, that I already see her tragic rehab comeback. I love her. The saddest part is that I don’t get to discover her again. The goosebumps are gone and now replaced with a fear of being too late to write about her. By the way her first record won’t hit until January. There are only three tracks out there….I’ve posted “Blue Jeans” and the video for “Video Games”

Vitals:
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY/ Hollywood
Members: Lana Del Rey
Sonic Soulmates: Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton (in tone), The Shirelles, The Ronettes
Trackables:
“Blue Jeans”

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