Davy & Amelia: Norah June

davy-and-amelia-norah-june-reviewHappy Halloween! I wish I was reviewing some extreme metal band today because that’d fit the dark theme today often follows, but instead I have this indie yet folky album from Davy & Amelia called Norah June. While it doesn’t remind me of black cats and cauldrons, it does take me back to the summer of 2008 – aka the best summer ever.

Davy and Amelia’s “1,000 Miles Away” wasn’t their take on the Vanessa Carlton hit from years ago, it was this slow declaration that distance does not affect the heart when it comes to love. “Norah June” too was about young love and its strength. Those songs were able to capture me on this day reserved for terror but it was and always will be “The Summer” that I’m most fond of. They recall this song’s about the “summer that changed my life,” and while I don’t know when theirs took place I can say mine was five years ago and I wish on every falling star I could hit replay on those few months.

Thanks to memories that’ll never be forgotten put to an upbeat indie meets folk beat, I’d give Norah June a passing grade. If you’re into music that’s light on its feet but heavy in love, then check out Davy & Amelia and their EP Norah June, out November 1st.

Nettie Rose: Material Crushes and Big Tour Dreams

nettie-rose-inteview-golden-mixtapeAs I stay up late yet again, I have Hostages on the TV and my mind on Nettie Rose. She’s a singer/songwriter from Santa Monica, CA with a throwback sound that sounds like you took a little bit of folk, country and AC radio, tossed them in a bowl and ended up with this girl who sings from deep within her heart. “Freedom Trotter” is one of the few we have for now, but Nettie is hard at work on a new album that she summed up in a handful of words that will make fans and newcomers both excited and intrigued to hear what she’s got in store. Since the music is yet to come, let’s get to know more about Nettie Rose right now.

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Bad Wolf: Steampunk, Panic and Escaping Boxes

bad-wolf-interview-golden-mixtapeAs Comikaze approaches I’m torn between dressing up like Babs Bunny or just going in a Power Ranger skirt that’s made from an old sheet. I’m sure others are facing these dilemmas. People like LA’s own Bad Wolf. When they come together their style falls under the ever popular and fascinating world Steampunk. Even their music features a futuristic, dreamlike state that’s paired with rock. The result is nothing less of interesting so I knew I had to talk with them about not only what they wear on stage, but what they perform, and some of their famous friends.

Bad Wolf might be from LA but don’t think they have these big egos. Their own Tommy says that they try to remain very “low maintenance,” and it shows in their humble answers that follow.

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