Rollo & Grady // Artist To Watch – 2009 Recap


Bear Driver (Myspace)
Hometown: Leeds – United Kingdom
Album: Paws & Claws (Buy)
Label: Unsigned
Bear Driver – Thousand Samurais

Thee American Revolution

Thee American Revolution (Website)
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Album: Buddha Electrostorm (Buy)
Label: Garden Gate Records
Thee American Revolution – Electric Flame


Gray Goods (Myspace)
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Album: Golden Hour Box Set (Buy)
Label: 1928 Recordings
Gray Goods – Closet Trash

Regrets & Brunettes

Regrets & Brunettes (Myspace)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Album: At Night You Love Me (Due Out 12/1)
Label: Unsigned
Regrets & Brunettes – Tough Love


The High Wire (Myspace)
Hometown: London, UK
Album: The Sleep Tape (March 2010)
Label: Grandpa Stan Ltd.
The High Wire – Odds and Evens


The Sandwitches (Myspace)
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Album: How to Make Ambient Sadcake (Buy)
Label: Turn Up
The Sandwitches – Kiss Your Feet


The Bixby Knolls (Myspace)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Album: Love To Hate Yourself E.P. (TBA – 2010)
Label: Unsigned
The Bixby Knolls – Bombs On L.A.


Wetdog (Myspace)
Hometown: United Kingdom
Album: Frauhaus! (Pre-order)
Label: Captured Tracks
Wetdog – Lower Leg

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Amen Dunes (Myspace)
Hometown: Beijing, China
Album: Dia (Buy)
Label: Locust
Amen Dunes – Two Thousand Islands


Gaoler’s Daughter (Myspace)
Hometown: London
Album: TBA
Label: 360 Degree Music
Gaoler’s Daughter – Nine Pieces Of Silk


bearhug (Myspace)
Hometown: Sydney, NSW Australia
Album: bearhug EP (Free Download)
Label: Unsigned
bearhug – Candy Avalanche
bearhug – Mountains, Lakes


Pure Ecstasy (Myspace)
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Album: Easy 7″ (Preorder)
Label: Unsigned
Pure Ecstasy – DWLDWD
Pure Ecstasy – You’re In It Now

Brain Slaves

Brain Slaves (Myspace)
Hometown: Sydney, Australia via Auckland, New Zealand
Album: TBA
Label: Unsigned
Brain Slaves – Sash and Jack (Demo)


Wake Up Lucid (Myspace)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Album: Look Alive People (November 10th)
Label: Unsigned
Wake Up Lucid – Broke Down House

Denney and the Jets

Denney and the Jets (Myspace)
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Album: TBA
Label: Unsigned
Denney and the Jets – Townes Van Zandt Blues


Surfer Blood (Myspace)
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Album: Astro Coast (January 2010)
Label: Kanine Records
Surfer Blood – Catholic Pagans

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Navajo Bixby (Myspace)
Location: Vincentown, New Jersey
Album: TBA
Label: No Pain In Pop
Navajo Bixby – Many Ways


Bahamas (Myspace)
Location: Toronto
Album: Pink Strat (iTunes)
Label: Nevado Records
Bahamas – You’re Bored, I’m Old

The Wailin' Yeahs

The Wailin’ Yeahs (Myspace)
Hometown: Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Album: TBA
Label: Holy Twist Records & Dirty Water Records
The Wailin’ Yeahs – I Caught Her

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Sons of an Illustrious Father (Myspace)
Hometown: Rockland, New York
Album: Self-Tilted (Buy)
Label: Unsigned
Sons Of An Illustrious Father – Born Too Late


Little Fish (Myspace)
Hometown: Oxford/London – UK
Album: Darling Dear Maxi Single (Buy)
Label: Custard Records
Little Fish – Darling Dear

The Middle East

The Middle East (Myspace)
Hometown: Townsville, Queensland Australia
Album: The Recordings of The Middle East (Buy)
Label: Spunk (AU)
The Middle East – Blood


Ambulances (Myspace)
Hometown: Fife, UK
Album: The Future That Was (Buy)
Label: Unsigned / Nee Naw Records
Ambulances – What I Thought Of

The Megaphonic Thrift

The Megaphonic Thrift (Myspace)
Hometown: Norway
Album: A Thousand Years of Deconstruction (Buy)
Label: Spoon Train Audio, Deadly Records, Sounds Gold
The Megaphonic Thrift – Acid Blues

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Boogie Boarder (Myspace)
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Location: Brooklyn, New York
Album: Pizza Hero (Buy)
Label: Famous Class Records
Boogie Boarder – Sparks

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Sin Fang Bous (Myspace)
Hometown: Reykjavík, Iceland
Album: Clangour (Buy)
Label: Morr Music / Kimi Records
Sin Fang Bous – Melt Down the Knives

Thee Vicars

Thee Vicars (Myspace)
Hometown: Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Album: Feel So Good / Out of My Mind (Buy)
Label: Dirty Water Records
Los Angeles Show: Silverlake Lounge on 10/13
Thee Vicars – Feel So Good

Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils (Myspace)
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Album: TBA
Label: Woodsist, Captured Tracks
Beach Fossils – Daydream

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Japanese Motors
Hometown: Costa Mesa, California
Album: Self-Titled (iTunes)
Label: Vice
Japanese Motors – Spendin’ Days


We Are Country Mice (Myspace)
Rollo & Grady // Artist To Watch   2009 Recap
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Album: Make Your Own Damn Fun (7″) (Buy)
Label: Unsigned
We Are Country Mice – A Good Old Fashioned Barn Raising


Kinetic Stereokids (Myspace)
Kid Moves
Hometown: Flint, Michigan // Chicago, Illinois
Album: Kid Moves (Buy)
Label: Overdraft Recordings
Kinetic Stereokids – Have A Nice Day
Kinetic Stereokids – Red Star

The Growlers

The Growlers (Myspace)
Hometown: Costa Mesa, California
Album: Are You In Or Out? (Due Out – 10/6)
Label: Everloving Records
The Growlers – Killed My Woman


Electric Tickle Machine (Myspace)
Hometown: East Village, NYC
Album: Blew It Again (Vinyl – Tour Only)
Label: Unsigned
Electric Tickle Machine (Ft. Mared Lenny) – Women Are The New Men


Woodsman (Myspace)
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Album: Collages (December)
Label: Mexican Summer
Woodsman – Sunglass


She Keeps Bees (Myspace)
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Album: Nests (Buy)
Label: NAMES
She Keeps Bees – Gimme

Rollo & Grady // Artist To Watch   2009 Recap

Forest Fire (Myspace)
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Album: Survival (Buy)
Label: Infinite Best
Forest Fire – I Make Windows

Rollo & Grady // Artist To Watch   2009 Recap

The Sky Drops (myspace)
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
Album: Bourgeois Beat (Download – iTunes)
Label: Fridabear Records
The Sky Drops – Long Way

Rollo & Grady // Artist To Watch   2009 Recap

The Black Atlantic (myspace)
Hometown: Groningen, Netherlands
Album: Reverence for Fallen Trees (Free Download –
Label: Beep! Beep! Back up the Truck
The Black Atlantic – I Shall Cross This River
The Black Atlantic – Dandelion

 The Novocaines

The Novocaines (Myspace)
Hometown: Northam, WA, Australia
Album: The Ragdoll – EP (Buy)
Label: Unsigned
The Novocaines – Leaving in the Sunrise