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5 ARTISTS TO KNOW
Singer/songwriter Haley Bonar was born near Winnipeg, Canada but was raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She now is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, but spends much of her time touring around the country. Her folk/indie-rock sound has developed throughout the years with her knowledge of many instruments, including acoustic guitar, electric guitar and various keyboards. Bonar released her debut album, The Size of Planets, in 2003 with the help of Alan Sparhawk, leader of Minnesota’s own Low, and producer Eric Swanson. Bonar’s most recent album, Impossible Dream, was released in early August 2016.
Louis the Child is an electronic/dance music duo based out of Chicago, Illinois. The duo consists of Robby Hauldren who mostly DJed and Freddy Kennett who focused on musical production. The two met at a concert and started to play venues together in 2013. The duo grew in popularity with the release of their song, “its Strange” which was featured in the FIFA 16 soundtrack and as one of Taylor Swift’s songs that make life awesome. Their newest single, “Weekend” was released in July of 2016.
RÜFÜS aka RÜFÜS DU SOL is a Sydney, Australia based electric/dance-pop trio. The trio features guitarist Tyrone Lindqvist, keyboardist Jon George, and drummer James Hunt. The trio released an EP both in 2011 and 2012, and released their first full-length album, Atlas, under Sony. As their international success increased, the band ran into some issues with their name in the American market and was forced to change it to RÜFÜS DU SOL in the United States. The band released their sophomore album, Bloom, in January of 2016.
The Strumbellas is an alternative-pop founded in 2008 from Toronto, Canada. The band consists of head vocalist/guitarist Simon Ward, Keyboardist/vocalist David Ritter, lead guitarist Jon Hembrey, violinist Isabel Ritchie, bass player Darryl James, and drummer Jeremy Drury. The group released their first EP in 2009 and their first full-length album, My Father and the Hunter, in 2013. Their sophomore album, We Still Move On Dance Floors, was released in 2014 and earned the band six awards, including a JUNO and Sirius XM Indie Award. The band’s most recent album, Hope, was released in April of 2016.
Jarryd James hails from Brisbane, Australia. He is an alt-pop singer/songwriter and producer. His debut album, Thirty One, was released in 2015, featuring single, “Do You Remember.” Jarryd’s sophomore album, High, quickly followed in July of 2016. Jarryd’s single, “Do You Remember” won best release at the 2015 ARIA Music Awards. Jarryd has supported other acts like Broods and Angus & Julia Stone.
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THIS WEEK'S COVER
Song: “Tesselate” by Alt-J
Original by Alt-J
Cover by Mumford & Sons
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