We find ourselves back in China again, to profile some acts I learned about from Matthew Young's Song By Toad blog. No, he doesn't specialize in Chinese pop either, but neither do I. Then we visit San Francisco for a promising new pop band, and finish with a goth synth band from London.
The Offset: Spectacles recorded this nice EP in Hong Kong and Beijing. There are three members, and the also run a label called Rose Mansion Analog, but I don't have any other information to share.
Facebook (not much information yet)
Rose Mansion Analog
San Franciso based pop band Dominant Legs consists of Ryan Lynch, Hannah Hunt, Rene Solomon, Andrew Connors, and Garett Goddard. They have a debut album coming out in September, and the following track is free on their Facebook page. And you may be interested in knowing that Ryan Lynch's other gig is live gig guitarist with Girls; I don't know about you, but that is serious indie pop credibility for me.
"Hoop of Love"
"Laughing the Whole Time"
Dominant Legs, "Laughing the Whole Time" by The FADER
Ryan Lynch's Twitter feed ( @DominantLynchie )
Age of Consent is a goth, synth pop band from London. The members are Joe Reeves and Daren Cullen. I've given you some links below, but if you decide to look for information on your own, be advised that putting their name into a search engine may provide some unrelated hits with which you may not want to be associated.
Two track single to be released in September:
Twitter ( @Age_of_Consent )