Colorphase is an up-and-coming rock group, fresh outta the underground college music scene, featuring an interesting mix of talent. A hippie, an old soul, a hard rocker and a seemingly quiet girl with a booming stage presence, all come together to make some seriously awesome noise.
The band thinks “Everyone can use a little color in their lives”—and true to form, check out the colorful interview with the four bandmates of Colorphase.
Who:Colorphase; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: The band is making quite a stir… and they’re just getting started! Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI When: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach; special thanks to Gao Vang and D.J. Buchanan File:WAV version
Pearl and the Beard is a trio of musicians based out of New York City, whose sound defies easy genre classification. Over the phone, we ask the band some silly questions as well as delve into their history a bit. Also, there may or may not be a discussion about aliens in this interview ;)
Who: Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Styles; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: Pearl and the Beard is a band like no other—unbeatable sounds, captivating live shows, and adorable quirky chemistry Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI When: Friday, August 24, 2012 How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach File:mp3 version
Lydia Loveless is a small-town gal with “a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice.” Her music combines threads of classic country and punk rock; get to know the singer by lending an ear to our interview…
Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps are a super legit indie folk band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Singer-songwriter Caroline Smith and bassist Jesse Schuster were gracious enough to have a lil chat with us. Take a listen…
You guys, we talked with the Amy Ray. You know, the singer-songwriter and member of Grammy-winning folk rock duo Indigo Girls. Check out the interview below, plus her brand new solo album Lung of Love.
Who:Amy Ray; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: The famed Indigo Girl talks about her solo career, her advice for independent artists, and her answers to questions from Murfie staffers Where:The Frequency, Madison, WI When: Thursday, May 17, 2012 How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach File: mp3 version
Little Legend, a rock ‘n’ roll band from Madison, WI, just released their debut, self titled E.P. Get to know the bandmates Brandy and Joe, and then lend an ear to their musical offerings.
Who: Brandy Tudor and Joseph Copeland; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: Brandy and Joe talk about Little Legend, and Kayla tells a random story about her grandpa Where: Madison, WI When: Saturday, May 26, 2012 How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
Daniel and the Lion: Death Head (side A)
Daniel and the Lion celebrated the release of their new album, Death Head (side A), on Wednesday, May 16th, at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. The indie pop band consists of quirky duo Jimmie Linville and Daniel Pingrey: Daniel and the Lion podcast
Death Head (side A) holds true to DATL’s minimal structure. It lets smart compositions, Linville’s voice, and a few key instruments, including acoustic guitar, piano, and drums, come together perfectly. “Death Head” is my favorite track. It has a rich, layered sound and infectious melodies that make you want to move. You’ll want to sing along to this album, especially with the song “Need You” (“I don’t want to say-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh that I need you…”).
The album also goes in a lot of directions, from DATL’s classic indie pop and folk to a meandering, Americana-esque track, “Flash Flood.” The final track, “Good Reason,” is even reminiscent of Bon Iver or some Coldplay, as it shows off Linville’s vocal range and a sound that masters the art of being both full and empty.
DATL is a fun band to follow, as they frequently update their website and blog with stories, videos, and pictures. Keep a lookout because Death Head (side A) will be released soon and Side B will be released later this year!