Empire of the Sun is Alive

Empire of the Sun is AliveDo you enjoy unique music? Cool, we do too, so perhaps you’ve herd of Empire of the Sun! If you have, awesome, you’ll be right at home with this article, if not then prepare to have your mind blown! Empire of the Sun is a “project” that has super odd music and even weirder musicians and costumes. So why do we love their music so much? They are good, plain and simple.

Their new album Ice on the Dune releases in June. For those of you who can’t wait for the CD release and who want the single “Alive” right this moment, you can have it! Just pre-order the album from iTunes and you will get the single right now. We were surprised that the music duo already have a brilliant music video out for this single. Go ahead and enjoy this bizarre and entertaining video that we hope is a good indication for what their entire new album will be like!

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Option 22 Brings Us The Change

 

Option 22 The Change

Option 22 is a brilliant band composed of multi-talented artist. Their latest album, The Change, introduces listeners to a collection of songs that are not only a pleasure to listen to, but that contain important messages for us all! The album cover is calming and gives you a sense of the type of music that is on the album. One of the most interesting things about this album that really sets it apart from others, is it’s ability to entertain while still telling a story.

There is not one song on the album that won’t have you singing along and thinking about it’s message. The band is comprised of some very talented people. Lori McKinney is vocals and drums, Jordan Furrow is drums and guitar, Brandon Dunn is bass, keys and guitar, and Robert Blankenship is guitar, didgeridoo, shamisen, banjo, bass, and keys! With a band that talented, it’s no wonder The Change is such an inspiring album. The opening song on the album is Some Say, and we get the feeling that “many” will be saying that they love this album! One thing is for sure, The Change by Option 22 is a sure hit, and a favorite of everyone at Toast Pop!

Alphabeat Beta Session

Alphabeat Express Non-StopIt’s rare that an artist or band will sound as good as they do on their recorded albums. Alphabeat is one of those bands that is just as “fantastic” in person as on their records. The latest Beta Session featuring them is proof of that. Highlighting songs from their new album Express Non-Stop and their other albums The Spell & This Is Alphabeat, the session was a hit!

With a rapidly growing following of fans from all around the world this was a brilliant way to let all of their fans in on their live music. Already receiving rave reviews from Perez Hilton, the Beta Session featuring Alphabeat is sure to spread like wildfire. Their style of music and well, style in general, is unique and catching the attention of many, including Taylor Swift who has admitted to loving their music. Quit depriving yourself and watch the entire Beta Session with Alphabeat now.

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Alphabeat Express Non-Stop

AlphabeatIf you are a fan of music from the 80s and early 90s then you may have heard of the band Alphabeat. If not, then it’s about time that you have! Alphabeat is a band that is prominent in this day and time, but chooses to model their music and style after the trends of the 80s. With a unique sense of fashion and super catchy beats, Alphabeat is taking the world by storm.

Their new album, Express Non-Stop will be available at the end of the month. While their fan base grows everyday, and the media is scooping up more information on the band, they are all still very down to Earth people with their own individual styles that make Alphabeat something truly unique. With the release of their new single still fresh out, Love Sea is gaining the interest of new and old fans alike, creating quite the buzz around the new album. This group of friends who loves music, style, and just having fun doing what they love, is just as excited as the fans about the new album.

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Sophie Koh – Oh My Garden

Sophie Koh - Oh My GardenIn the world of music it’s pretty hard to find new talent. Sometimes that new talent, isn’t really new, but just hasn’t hit it big yet. For those of us here in the United States, we miss out on a lot of artist who aren’t shown to us. That’s right, we hear what is advertised to us for the most part. However, if you are lucky enough to be someone who listens to Indie music, you may have perhaps herd of Sophie Koh, a very talented Australian artist. To celebrate the release and pre-order of her new album, Oh My Garden, an awesome new music video has been unveiled for her song I Understand. If you haven’t herd of her, don’t miss out any longer, we have a really cool song by her right here for you to enjoy. Don’t let this simplistic song and video fool you, the song is very emotional and meaningful, and the video is breathtaking if you give it the chance and watch it all the way to the end. It literally is one of the coolest music videos we have seen in a very long time. It doesn’t take millions of dollars in flashy lights and computer animation to make a memorable music video, and that is proven true here. It just takes thought. So that you don’t get your mind completely blown by the water effect later on in the music video, we have included the behind the scenes and making video for you to enjoy.

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Didi Benami Gasoline

Didi Benami Gasoline New artist and their talent never ceases to amaze us. One new artist making an impression on the music industry is Didi Benami. She just recently released her new single, Gasoline. With inspiring and thought provoking lyrics this song is already making its way across the internet and onto the iPods of many. We are always excited when we find out about an artist who somehow slid under our radar, and Didi is no exception. The lyrics say you can’t fight fire with gasoline, how true. Lyrics are just as important as the voice in my opinion, yet Did has both, fantastic lyrics and a beautiful voice. Don’t miss out on getting her new single, we know we didn’t! For more information or to show your support pay a visit to Didi’s facebook, twitter, or website. Also don’t forget to buy the single which is available on both iTunes and Amazon!

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Owl City Midsummer Station

Owl City Midsummer Station Album ArtWe all had Ocean Eyes for Owl City’s first major album, and began to see All Things Bright And Beautiful after his secoand, is it time to pay a visit to The Midsummer Station? Adam Young of Owl City has revealed the cover art for his new album that is yet to be released. He did so in an odd but fan favorite way, he let them reveal the cover bit by bit through a challenge he presented them. The cover is now public and of course the fans are in awe of the majestic beauty derived from the scene on the cover for his next album. The date is set and August 14, 2012 the world will be able to enjoy yet another journey provided by the tunes created by Owl City.

The OL’ Razzle Dazzle

Missy Higgins: The OL' Razzle DazzleMissy Higgins has become worldwide known for her haunting lyrics and focused vocals. Her newest venture is with her new album set to release in July in the United States, titled The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle. The title speaks volumes in itself, but from what previews the world has been given, the music pertaining to this album is nothing short of breathtaking. More intense and heartfelt than ever, her new album is stirring audiences everywhere. Fans have been invited to take a behind the scenes look at the making of process for this brilliant new album. Missy Higgins seems more connected to the emotions that music brings than ever previously before. Sharing her experiences and personal connection to this album has been part of the process every step of the way. Joining in on the experience is personal friend of Missys’, Butterfly Boucher. For more information head on over to Missy Higgins’ website.

Somebody That I Used To Know

By now I am sure that you have herd one, two, three, possibly more versions of this song than you can count. The question that is puzzling everyone’s mind is, which is the best? Somebody That I Used To Know is a song from Gotye’s new album, Making Mirrors. Walk Off The Earth has a widely popular cover of the song that has been featured on countless television shows, websites, and news articles. The video is nothing short of inspirational. Some big names, including Ingrid Michaelson, have even covered the song. Ok, this is a good song, but what about it makes it that special? My guess is the simple and relaxed tone that it conveys. Since we can’t decide which version is the best, we have chosen the top three and we will let you be the judge. Just click the artist you would like to hear sing it and fall in love with the song that has inspired millions!

Adam Lambert & Steve Cooke

Most of us know of Adam Lambert, runner up on American Idol and of Steve Cooke, but did you know that they have a newly released album of live sessions? They do! The Paramount Sessions features these two recording some fantastic music at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California! Surprisingly they both sound great live, and the songs are different than what I am used to listening to, but still very good. The album is a more insightful look into the personal mood set in a live recording session, one that only an album like this can create. If you are a fan of either, or simply want to hear some new music, be sure to check out the album Adam Lambert & Steve Cooke – Paramount Sessions at MVD for a great price and great service!