Indie Music

Our March Playlist - Check Out The Best Songs Off The Best Albums This Month

March 31st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Beck - Morning Phase
March was a rich month for music releases. After listening and reviewing multiple albums, it is always fun to pick out one big time standout. Sometimes it is a difficult choice, while other times it’s the only choice (particularly on a sub-par album). After looking back through my late-February and March reviews, I’ve compiled a playlist of one favorite from each album.



From the album Morning Phase

Note: Morning Phase was a late February release that wasn’t reviewed until March.

Folks, Beck is the man. Morning Phase was yet another stacked album from the hipster w...

Q&A: Nina Nesbitt Is Ready To Conquer The States

March 27th, 2014 2:20pm EDT
Nina Nesbitt
Across the pond there is a singer-songwriter named Nina Nesbitt and she is a force to be reckoned with. The Scotland native currently has over 144,000 Twitter followers and hasn’t even hit national stardom in the United States, yet. Now 19, Nina only picked up a guitar at the age of 15. It’s a good thing she took up playing the guitar because Ed Sheeran, through a chance meeting, asked Nina to play a song for him and, from that moment on, her career took off.

Sheeran took Nina on his European tour and Nesbian fans were born after being hooked on her upbeat, catchy tunes. He even featured h...

Meet Singer-Songwriter Micah Sheveloff

March 19th, 2014 2:20pm EDT
Meet Singer-Songwriter Micah Sheveloff
Boston-born musician Micah Sheveloff is merging a classical music background with a popular music sensibility. BFTV recently connected with Micah to chat about his sound, his quirky history in the business, and the one thing he'd like you to remember when you're listening to music.

Micah - who is a pianist, vocalist and founding member of the pop/rock band The Voodoo Jets - doesn't see himself ticking off any particular box in the musical world. "I think music is interpreted so differently by every single listener," he reflected.

"I guess I would like people to know that there's a certain...

The New MTV #22: Peace Mercutio, Deathpoint, Bleached

February 20th, 2014 1:44am EST
The New MTV #22: Peace Mercutio, Deathpoint, Bleached
Peace Mercutio - "(And That's How) Good Charlotte (Got Famous)"

File Under: Pop-Rock

Deathpoint - "Between the Lines"

File Under: Metal

Bleached - "Guys Like You"

File Under: Sunny Indie Pop

Nicholas David: Good Music And Good Deeds After 'The Voice'

February 13th, 2014 1:04pm EST
Nicholas David: Good Music And Good Deeds After 'The Voice'
As The Voice gears up for another season, it's time for us to fill you in on what some of the show's great artists are up to now. Season 3 finalist Nicholas David has kept pretty busy since being a member of Team Cee Lo, and BFTV snagged some time with him recently to chat about the success of his Say Goodbye EP and the charity work that this awesomely down-to-earth performer has been doing abroad.

Nicholas has racked up plenty of travel miles since the June release of his EP, touring with the Avett Brothers on the West Coast, then visiting the East Coast and Texas. With successful shows b...

Maggie McClure Continues Her Steady Climb With 'Time Moves On'

February 12th, 2014 4:03pm EST
Maggie McClure Continues Her Steady Climb With 'Time Moves On'
Maggie McClure isn't wasting any time. The Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and pianist is celebrating the release of her latest album, Time Moves On, and visited BFTV last week to tell us all about it.

"I am extremely proud of this project for many reasons," she said. "The process has taken about a year from the time of writing to the time of releasing, [and] I am just extremely proud of every single song. I'm excited that my producer, Justin Glasco, and I were able to find a certain sound without even trying that hard.

"I'm proud of the fact that this album is just a natural progres...

Sarah Dooley Releases Her Debut Album 'Stupid Things'

February 12th, 2014 2:12pm EST
Sarah Dooley Releases Her Debut Album 'Stupid Things'
Music world, meet Sarah Dooley. The adorable pop singer's debut album, Stupid Things, arrived yesterday and it is most definitely not stupid. BFTV had the chance to check in with Sarah last week to chat about the record and her convoluted path to becoming a professional recording artist.

So who exactly is Sarah Dooley? We asked her to tell us. "My music is very similar to Regina Spektor. It's in the vein of singer-songwriter stuff. it's really heartfelt [and] quirky," she said, calling her debut "a very theatrical album. I come from a theater background - I studied playwriting in college a...

Starpulse Exclusive With Alice And The Glass Lake

November 26th, 2013 1:16am EST
Alice and The Glass Lake

Her record has been met with phenomenal reviews. Pigeons & Planes listed Alice among the 12 female artists everyone should know and Repeat Button predicted her to be “the Cosmic Pop Queen of 2013.” Bonnaroo called the EP “haunting, lush and ambient.” She is currently working on her debut LP with producers Danny Garibay, DJ Dahi, Twice As Nice and Frequency.

Her debut record will be released in 2014.

Please meet Alice and the Glass Lake.

What’s the meaning behind the name of your project Alice and The Glass Lake?

There is a small lake I have spent a lot of time at in Northern Wisconsi...

Who In The World Is Khaled Dajani?

November 8th, 2013 2:16pm EST
Khaled Dajani
"Be prepared for something very musical and something very intense," is Khaled Dajani's advice to listeners who discover Luci, the new album in which he brings world music to a mainstream audience. It's a major undertaking, not only in uniting the diversity and rich musical history of their Palestinian, Brazilian, Colombian and Mexican backgrounds, but also in how deep Khaled dug within himself to make it happen.

"This is probably the most honest album I've ever written," he explained. "The writing process was, it's the first time I've ever written music this way. I really had to sit down ...

Caroline Glaser Talks Life After Season 4 Of 'The Voice'

October 14th, 2013 12:15pm EDT
Caroline Glaser
Caroline Glaser charmed a national audience during Season 4 of The Voice, and now she's determined to carry that success into an off-camera career. BFTV chatted with Caroline during a recent West Coast stop to ask her about her favorite experiences from the hit NBC show and what it's like to step away from the television spotlight.

"I've had like so many opportunities after the show. I really lucked out in that way," she explained. "I signed with a booking agent like right after I got eliminated from the show. He's awesome [and ]started booking me shows. Things have been going amazing."