The band Icarus Gasoline was formed in Punta Arenas, Chile, the southern-most city in the world. They are one of the rising stars in the underground circuit of new rock bands there, with two records under their belt. You can listen to some songs on MySpace: Meet the Changes and Lo Desaparecido are two favorites.
Pink Mountaintops — a wry Canadian duo — are getting some pretty steady exposure on my stereo at the moment, and lots of others judging by their steady rise up the rock echelons. They’ve got that skaggy swagger and well-worked male/female vocal arrangements, particularly on Tourist in my Town, that drew so many people to [...]