Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Nest + Crix Crax Crux

Nest is a 5-piece indie pop outfit from LA that has just released their self-titled debut EP. The music is dominated by the beautiful voice of the leading singer Ayana Haviv that in some cases reminds on Fiona Apple or even Alanis Morissette. The songs are melodic, mainly keyboard-driven, with occasional insertion of acoustic and electronic sounds. The new EP can be purchased at band's homepage.

Nest @ MySpace

The music of Crix Crax Crux could be described as experimental/indie rock that has some influences from Violent Femmes and David Bowie but has it's own flavor and is certainly worth a try. The band is under Frigital Records independant label. The two songs are presented from the upcoming release Mountainears.

Crix Crax Crux - Radio On
Crix Crax Crux - Moth (edit)

Hawthorne Heights - If Only You Were Lonely
Simple Plan - Still Not Getting Any ...
Sum 41 - Chuck
My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
SOAD - Hypnotize + Mezmerize
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business
+ Gorillaz, Fall Out Boy, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Coldplay, etc.
The Mad Capsule Markets - Park
Nashville Pussy - Say Something Nasty
Calexico - Feast Of Wire
Ben Folds - Rockin The Suburbs
Akon - Trouble
Mr And Mrs Smith - OST


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to have you back Ziggy!

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Daver from Chicago said...

Nest makes nice sleepy-time music. I'm hearin' a lot of Sarah McLachlan in the vocals though, and, interestingly, I don't see her listed as an influence. Oversight or anti-Canadian bias revealed?

5:23 PM  
Blogger Ziggy said...

Alanis is Canadian, isn't she?

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Daver from Chicago said...

Yes, Alanis Morrisette is not-so-secretely Canadian.

To clarify, though, I wasn't implying (however humorously...or not) that you may have an anti-Canadian bias. I meant the band. Actually, it was a rather stupid joke to begin with...

5:05 PM  
Blogger Ziggy said...

I tought the joke relates to my 'the-best-of-2005 list' where I missed to put canadians in :). Anyway, my english is not so good so it may happen that I sometimes misunderstand things.


5:22 PM  
Anonymous Daver from Chicago said...

Well, you gave The New Pornographers an honorable mention. That's good enough for me. :-)

5:25 PM  
Anonymous guile said...

you've got good taste in music :)..

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alanis just became a US citizen

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alanis is bljak

9:33 PM  

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