We're spotlighting fresh independent talent each week. Here are your 5 featured recommendations for the week of October 1 - October 7.
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Benjamin Dunn & The Animal Orchestra
Indie | Santa Cruz, CA
Drawing on the works of C.S. Lewis for inspiration, Benjamin Dunn & The Animal Orchestra achieve a rare fusion of innocence and sophistication in their music. Listen to the delicate textures and whimsical folk-pop of Dunn's "Circus of Love."
Modern rock outfit Chasin Aces have absorbed influences ranging from the vocal styling of Pink to the musical blend of Paramore and Evanescence. What is left is filtered through each member's own unique musical perspectives, with the result being a true feast for the senses, blending bold emphatic guitar with a raw and powerful female voice.
Singer-songwriter Béla Takes Chase's blending of uptempo and downbeat music with sumptuous, dark vocals and heavy lyrics create a sound described as "rough luxe." Her song "Take what's mine" embodies her slow, haunting style.
Balenciaga Banks is not your typical rap/hip-hop emcee. Whether he's designing clothing or reminding the listener of early De La Soul, his music aims to fuse the gap between the underground rap scene and mainstream music.
A duo comprised of Katie Larson and Savannah Buist, The Accidentals have been booked solid for the last two years. They have played for thousands of people on television, radio shows, and in over 300 live shows and 28 festivals. They've also opened for acclaimed artists like Andrew Bird and Sixto Rodriguez.
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