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Earbits has always been about discovering new and exciting music. There are lots of ways for you to find your next favorite artist, that next club banger, or the perfect playlist to suit your mood. Each week our music team works to expand these horizons even more, and we wanted to with you some of our faves with you every week. Take a listen, as our editors bring you yet another way to discover great music.


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The Five W’s:  Breaking down some of the best bands on Earbits Radio in simplistic terms through journalism’s classic formula.

Who: The Seldon Plan are Michael Nestor, Dave Hirner, Frank Corl, and Chris Ehrich.

What: Intelligent indie rock with literary lyricism.

Where: Baltimore, Maryland

When: No upcoming shows listed.

Today we’re starting a one-week spotlight of one of our artists on her way up, Jesse Thomas, who has graced us with an exclusive release of her new single, Sidewalk Ends, off of her forthcoming album, War Dancer (Tuesday, Feb 14th – PRE-ORDER NOW!).  While we love Jesse, this blog post isn’t about that.  Instead, I want to show a little love to the people behind the artists; in Jesse’s case, independent label, Red Parade, led by Jim Roach.

Originally from Covington, Kentucky, Jesse Thomas packed up and headed west to Los Angeles in 2008. She had little more than her car and a dream…

To become an actress.

Fast-forward to 2012, and Jesse is gearing up for the Valentine’s Day release of her debut full-length album on Red Parade Music, ‘War Dancer’. She has been featured in the “New and Noteworthy” section, as well as the “Indie Spotlight” on iTunes. “You I Want”, off of her Hazel EP, was featured by Starbuck’s as their “Pick of the Week”, both nationally as well as in Canada. She had another song used on Teen Nick’s “Degrassi”, and recently opened for John Mayer (and as a result, made a video about having his baby).

Indie Blues Soul Pop Music with Brilliant Twinges of Folk & Americana is Alive and Well in Hollywood

by Scott Feldman, Artist Relations Manager, Earbits, Inc.

I had the distinct pleasure of catching Doran Danoff and his very large and talented band at Hotel Café in Los Angeles last Saturday night.  It was the last show of a month long residency, and I’m sincerely grateful that I got the chance to see them.  First off, homeboy can play the freakin’ piano, and the dudes that play a smattering of instruments behind him (including bass/drums/guitar/3 piece horn section/sometimes ukulele) have no problem keeping up.

The strangest thing about Chicago indie artist Owen isn’t that his name isn’t actually Owen (it’s actually Mike Kinsella).  Instead, it’s that the artist receives so much support from the punk community.  His latest album, Ghost Town (released November 8th), has been promoted on several punk websites alongside much heavier, louder, and faster new releases.  Fans of hardcore punk bands often consider themselves fans of Owen as well.