This week's Midnight World Pop Scout takes us to Wellington, New Zealand, Dublin, Ireland and San Francisco,California / Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Wellington, New Zealand's The Eversons believe indie pop should be about loud guitars, musical hooks and nerdy Jokes. The members of the band are Mark Turner, Tim Shann, Blair Everson, Christopher Young.
Here is their song "I'm A conservative.
They released The Eversons EP in April, and the entire EP can be streamed here, and downloaded at the Lil' Chief Records link below. Their label finds similarities with Modern Lovers and Pavement.
Artist site at Lil' Chief Records
Lil' Chief Records
Painted Palms is an synth-based group consisting of Reese Donahue and Christopher Prudhomme, and lists home as San Francisco and Baton Rouge. Their music is made in their bedrooms and released on Secretly Canadian. Seattle readers should note that the group will be playing at the Capitol Hill Block Party in July.
The music is upbeat and, to my ears, has a bit of a tropical feel. It is good summer music. Stream their just released Canopy EP
Sacred Animals is the name used by Dublin musician Darragh Nolan. Nolan's music is a mix of indie, electronic, psychedelic, folk and ambient. He is signed to Delphi.
Sacred Animals probably has a pretty good idea of what he's doing with his music. But to me, he also is providing a background for us to imprint our own thoughts and stories on his tracks. And that is a gift.
Stream the 2010 EP Welcome Home here. If you like it, download it free at the Bandcamp link below.