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Spotlight Artists

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The following is our selection of artists that we tirelessly promote on BFN. We urge you to discover them for yourself.

Acceptance
www.myspace.com/acceptance
Suggested Albums: Black Line To Battlefields; Phantoms

American Bang
www.americanbangrock.com
Suggested Albums: I Shot The King; Move To The Music EP; American Bang

Among The Oak & Ash (featuring Josh Joplin & Garrison Starr)
www.amongtheoakandash.com
Suggested Album: Among The Oak & Ash; Devil Ship

Apostle Of Hustle
www.apostleofhustle.com
Suggested Albums: National Anthem Of Nowhere; U King EP; Eats Darkness

Joseph Arthur (& The Lonely Astronauts)
www.josepharthur.com
Suggested Albums: Big City Secrets; Come To Where I’m From; Redemption’s Son; Our Shadows Will Remain; Nuclear Daydream; Temporary People; The Graduation Ceremony

Bobby Bare Jr.
www.bobbybarejr.com
Suggested Albums: From The End Of Your Leash; The Longest Meow; A Storm, A Tree, My Mother’s Head

Biffy Clyro
www.biffyclyro.com
Suggested Albums: Puzzle; Only Revolutions; Opposites

Joe Bonamassa
www.jbonamassa.com
Suggested Albums: A New Day Yesterday; So, It’s Like That; Blues Deluxe, Vol.1; You & Me; Sloe Gin; The Ballad Of John Henry; Black Rock; Driving Towards The Daylight

Luke Brindley | Brindley Brothers
www.lukebrindley.com
Suggested Album:
Solo: Five Songs EP; Our Year I & II
Brindley Brothers: Filled With Fire

Broadway Calls
broadwaycalls.tumblr.com
Suggested Album: Good News, Bad Views

Canasta
www.canastamusic.com
Suggested Albums: The Fakeout, The Tease And The Breather

Cordero
www.corderomusic.com
Suggested Albums: Somos Cordero; En Este Momento; De Donde Eres

The Coup
www.facebook.com/TheCoup
Suggested Albums: Kill My Landlord; Genocide & Juice; Steal This Double Album; Pick A Bigger Weapon; Sorry To Bother You

Tina Dico
www.tinadico.com
Suggested Albums: In The Red; Count To Ten; The Trilogy; Welcome Back Colour; Where Do You Go To Disappear?

Mike Doughty
www.mikedoughty.com
Suggested Albums: Haughty Melodic; The Gambler EP; Sad Man Happy Man

Dredg
www.dredg.com
Suggested Albums: El Cielo; Catch Without Arms; The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion; Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy

Jeremy Enigk | The Fire Theft | Sunny Day Real Estate
www.lewishollow.com
Suggested Albums:
Solo: The Missing Link
TFT: The Fire Theft
SDRE: How It Feels To Be Something On; The Rising Tide

The Gaslight Anthem
www.gaslightanthem.com
Suggested Albums: The ’59 Sound; American Slang; Handwritten

The Great Crusades
www.thegreatcrusades.com
Suggested Albums: The First Spilled Drink Of The Evening; Damaged Goods; Never Go Home; Welcome To The Hiawatha Inn; Four Thirty; Keep Them Entertained; Fiction To Shame

I Fight Dragons
www.ifightdragons.com
Suggested Albums:  Cool Is Just A Number EP; Welcome To The Breakdown EP; KABOOM!

Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
www.jimmieschickenshack.net
Suggested Albums: Pushing The Salmanilla Envelope; B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Stereo); re.present; Fail On Cue

Joshua James
www.joshuajames.tv
Suggested Albums: B-Sides It’s Dark Outside; The Sun Is Always Brighter; Crash This Train EP; Sing Songs EP; Build Me This; From The Top Of Willamette Mountain

Danko Jones
www.dankojones.com
Suggested Albums: Born A Lion; We Sweat Blood; Sleep Is The Enemy; Never Too Loud; Below The Belt; Rock And Roll Is Black & Blue

Josh Joplin
www.joshjoplin.com
Suggested Albums: Useful Music; The Future That Was; The Early Years, Vol. 1; Jaywalker

Dewey Kincade & The Navigators
www.deweykincade.com
Suggested Albums: Glory, Glory EP; Love & War

The Lift
www.theliftstation.com
Suggested Albums: Road To Hana; It Is What It Is

Lissie
www.lissie.com
Suggested Albums:  Why You Runnin’ EP; Catching A Tiger; Covered Up With Flowers EP

The Lonely Forest
www.thelonelyforest.com
Suggested Album:  Arrows

Lucero
www.luceromusic.com
Suggested Albums: Tennessee; That Much Further West; Dreaming In America; Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers; 1372 Overton Park
Ben Nichols (solo)
Suggested Album: The Last Pale Light In The West

Lucky Boys Confusion
www.myspace.com/luckyboysconfusion
Suggested Albums: Commitment; Red Tape Outtakes; How To Get Out Alive EP; Closing Arguments

Todd Martin
www.toddmartinmusic.com
Suggested Albums: Time For Good; Monte Clare

Pat McCurdy
www.patmccurdy.com
Suggested Albums: The Good Life/Memorial Day; The Sound Of Music; Pat In Person; Show Tunes; The Big Bright Beautiful World Of Pat McCurdy; Pat In Person Vol. 2; My World Of Love; 15 Favorites; Love Is A Beautiful Thing

Maxïmo Park
www.maximopark.com
Suggested Albums: A Certain Trigger; Missing Songs; Our Earthly Pleasures; Quicken The Heart; The National Health

The Mean
www.themean.net
Suggested Albums: Meet Us Here; Zero Zero

Millencolin
www.millencolin.com
Suggested Albums: Home From Home; Kingwood; Machine 15; The Melancholy Connection

People In Planes
www.peopleinplanes.com
Suggested Albums: As Far As The Eye Can See…; Beyond The Horizon

Pinback
www.pinback.com
Suggested Albums: This Is A Pinback CD; Some Voices EP; Blue Screen Life; Offcell EP; Summer In Abaddon; Autumn Of The Seraphs; Information Retrieved

The Postelles
www.thepostelles.com
Suggested Albums:  The Postelles; . . . And It Shook Me

Porcupine Tree
www.porcupinetree.com
Suggested Albums: Signify; Coma Divine; Stupid Dream; Lightbulb Sun; Recordings; In Absentia; Deadwing; Fear Of A Blank Planet

Powderfinger
www.powderfinger.com
Suggested Albums: Parables For Wooden Ears; Double Allergic; Internationalist; Odyssey #5; Vulture Street; Dream Days At The Hotel Existence; Golden Rule

Red Wanting Blue
www.redwantingblue.com
Suggested Albums: Souvenirs Of City Life; Pride: The Cold Lover; Warehouse Sessions; These Magnificent Miles; From The Vanishing Point

The Ike Reilly Assassination
www.ikereilly.net
Suggested Albums: Salesmen & Racists; Cars & Girls & Drinks & Songs EP; Sparkle In The Finish; Junkie Faithful; Hard Luck Stories

Josh Ritter
www.joshritter.com
Suggested Albums: Hello Starling; The Animal Years; The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter; So Runs The World Away

Rogue Wave
www.roguewavemusic.com
Suggested Albums: Out Of The Shadow; Descended Like Vultures; Asleep At Heaven’s Gate; Permalight

Scouting For Girls
www.scoutingforgirls.com
Suggested Albums: Scouting For Girls; Everybody Wants To Be On TV

Sense Field
www.facebook.com/SenseField
Suggested Albums: Sense Field; Tonight & Forever; Living Outside

Spam Allstars
www.spamallstars.com
Suggested Albums: Pigs In Space; Fuacata Live!; Contra Los Roboticos Mutantes; electrodomesticos

SPAN
Suggested Albums: Mass Distraction; vs. Time

The Spares
www.thespares.net
Suggested Albums: Hand Me Down; Beautiful & Treacherous Thing; Now That It’s Burning; Everything Is Easy

Garrison Starr
www.garrisonstarr.com
Suggested Albums: Airstreams And Satellites; The Sound Of You & Me; Fans’ Greatest Hits; The Girl That Killed September; Amateur

Street Sweeper Social Club
www.streetsweepersocialclub.com
Suggested Albums: Street Sweeper Social Club; The Ghetto Blaster EP

Eric Stepanian | Stepanian
www.ericstepanian.com
Suggested Albums:
Solo: Goodnight Scarlett
Stepanian: Autumn She Leaves; Wait Out The Rain 

Superdrag
www.superdrag.com
Suggested Albums: In The Valley Of Dying Stars; Last Call For Vitriol
John Davis (solo)
Suggested Albums: John Davis; Arigato!

The Tea Party
www.teaparty.com
Suggested Albums: Splendor Solis; Edges of Twilight; Transmission; TRIPtych; Tangents; The Interzone Mantras

William Topley | The Blessing
www.williamtopley.com
Suggested Albums:
Solo: Black River; Mixed Blessing; Spanish Wells; Feasting With Panthers; Sea Fever; All In The Downs; Water Taxi; Aristocrats Of The South Seas
The Blessing: Prince of the Deep Water; Locusts & Wild Honey; Sugar Train

Turbonegro
www.turbonegro.com
Suggested Albums: Party Animals; Retox

Watershed
www.watershedcentral.com
Suggested Albums: The More It Hurts, The More It Works; The Fifth Of July; Brick And Mortar

Alexa Wilkinson
www.alexawilkinson.com
Suggested Albums: Lullaby Appetite; Lions; Lost In Olympia; Mechanical Circle EP

Jenny Owen Youngs
www.jennyowenyoungs.com
Suggested Albums: Batten The Hatches; Take Off All Your Clothes EP; Transmitter Failure; An Unwavering Band Of Light 

 

SECOND SPINS:
The following artists may not get a lot of airplay (or have much of a discography), but we still would like to give them high praise for their incredible work.

Peter Bradley Adams
www.peterbradleyadams.com
Suggested Albums: Leavetaking; Traces; Between Us

Axum
www.myspace.com/axummusic
Suggested Album: Superdisc

Bullets And Octane
www.myspace.com/bulletsandoctane
Suggested Albums: The Revelry; In The Mouth Of The Young; Song For The Underdog; Laughing In The Face Of Failure

Michael Burks
www.michaelburks.com
Suggested Albums: Make It Rain; I Smell Smoke; Iron Man

Divorcee
www.myspace.com/divorcee
Suggested Albums: Lovesick

John Garrison | Budapest
www.garrisonmusic.com
www.myspace.com/budapestband
Suggested Albums:
Solo: Above The Cosmos; Departures
Budapest: Too Blind To Hear

Gingersol
www.myspace.com/gingersol
Suggested Albums: Nothing Stops Moving; The Train Wreck Is Behind You

Fluid Minds
www.fluidmindsmusic.com
Suggested Albums: Love In Analog; The [as] Mixtape; Gamma Wave

IKE
www.ikeonline.net
Suggested Albums: In Real Life; Where To Begin; Tie The Knot With All That You Got

The Insecurities 
www.facebook.com/theinsecurities
Suggested Albums: Ban The Kiss Hello: A Social Commentary; Show Your Teeth

The Kin
www.thekin.com
Suggested Albums: Rise & Fall; The UPside

Llama
www.myspace.com/llamamusic
Suggested Albums: Close To The Silence; The World From Here EP

Mad Science Fair
www.myspace.com/madsciencefair
Suggested Albums: . . . For A Better Tomorrow

Mercury Rev
www.mercuryrev.com
Suggested Albums: Deserter’s Songs; All Is Dream; Strange Attractor; Snowflake Midnight

Moonlight Graham
www.moonlightgraham.org
Suggested Album: gone.Circus

Paris, Texas
www.myspace.com/paristexasrock
Suggested Album: Like You Like An Arsonist

Ambrosia Parsley | Shivaree
www.ambrosiaparsley.net
www.myspace.com/officialshivaree
Suggested Albums: I Oughtta Give You A Shot In The Head For Making Me Live In This Dump; Rough Dreams; Who’s Got Trouble?; Tainted Love

Ringside
www.ringsidemusic.com
Suggested Album: Ringside; Money EP

The Suede Chain (Previous band of The Great Crusades’ Brian Krumm & Brian Hunt and The Lift’s Jason & Matt Docter) www.dreamwheel.com/suedechain
Suggested Albums: Ripplemark; Piloted By Ghosts

Ben Taylor
www.bentaylormusic.com
Suggested Albums: Another Run Around The Sun

Steve von Till
www.vontill.org
Suggested Albums: If I Should Fall To The Field

The Sunstreak
www.facebook.com/sunstreak
Suggested Album: Once Upon A Lie

 

SUPER SPOTLIGHT ARTISTS:
These artists don’t need much exposure, but we do enjoy listening to them.

A Perfect Circle
www.aperfectcircle.com
Suggested Albums: Mer De Noms; Thirteenth Step

Barenaked Ladies
www.bnlmusic.com
Suggested Albums: Gordon; Maybe You Should Drive; Born On A Pirate Ship; Stunt; Everything To Everyone; Barenaked Ladies Are Me; Barenaked Ladies Are Men; All In Good Time; Grinning Streak

Collective Soul
www.collectivesoul.com
Suggested Albums: Disciplined Breakdown; Dosage; Blender; Youth; Afterwords; Collective Soul (Rabbit)

EELS
www.eelstheband.com
Suggested Albums: Electro-Shock Blues; Daisies Of The Galaxy; Souljacker; Shootenanny!; Live At Town Hall; Hombre Lobo; End Times; Tomorrow Morning

Goo Goo Dolls
www.googoodolls.com
Suggested Albums: Hold Me Up; Superstar Carwash; A Boy Named Goo; Dizzy Up The Girl; Gutterflower; Something For The Rest Of Us

Peter Gabriel
www.petergabriel.com
Suggested Albums: Peter Gabriel I; Peter Gabriel III; Security; So; Us; OVO; UP; Scratch My Back; New Blood

David Gray
www.davidgray.com
Suggested Albums: A Century Ends; Flesh; Sell Sell Sell; White Ladder; A New Day At Midnight; Life In Slow Motion; Draw The Line; Foundling

Guster
www.guster.com
Suggested Albums: Goldfly; Lost & Gone Forever; Keep It Together; Ganging Up On The Sun; Easy Wonderful

Jimmy Eat World
www.jimmyeatworld.com
Suggested Albums: Jimmy Eat World (aka Bleed American); Futures; Chase This Light; Mixtape; Damage

Kings Of Leon
www.kingsofleon.com
Suggested Albums: Youth & Young Manhood; Aha Shake Heartbreak; Because Of The Times; Only By The Night

Matchbox Twenty
www.matchboxtwenty.com
Suggested Albums: Yourself or Someone Like You; Mad Season; More Than You Think You Are; North
Rob Thomas (solo)
Suggested Album: …something to be

Panic! At The Disco
www.panicatthedisco.com
Suggested Album: A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out; Pretty. Odd.; Vices & Virtues

Puscifer
www.puscifer.com
Suggested Albums: V Is For Vagina; C Is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) E.P.

Scissor Sisters
www.scissorsisters.com
Suggested Albums: Scissor Sisters; Ta-Dah!; Night Work

TOOL
www.toolband.com
Suggested Albums: Undertow; Aenima; Salival; Lateralus; 10,000 Days

Was (Not Was)
www.worldwidewas.com
Suggested Albums: What Up, Dog?; Are You Okay?; Boo!

The White Stripes
www.thewhitestripes.com
Suggested Albums: White Blood Cells; Elephant; Get Behind Me Satan; Icky Thump