WPGU’s Track of the Week contest is the perfect contest for bands and artists trying to put their music out onto the air waves. The CU community is bustling with musicians from all sorts of genres and we want to hear from you. Band’s that aren’t local from all around are also encouraged to enter!
Winners will be featured on the the217.com and will be played on Sunday night on WPGU’s Inner Limits, airing from 9-10 pm.
To enter, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an mp3 of the song you wish to enter, along with the band or artist name and the album information.
Here is a list of recent winners!
4/18: The Wiitala Brothers
The Wiitala Brothers have been twin brothers for twenty-nine years and have been playing and creating music with one another for as long as either can remember. They’re an emerging lo-fi outfit from Chicago and you can check out their songs at their website (thewiitalabrothers.com) or their Myspace (myspace.com/thewiitalabrothers)
3/28: Heavy Young Heathens
Heavy Young Heathens are an American alternative indie rock duo made up of brothers Aron and Robert Mardo, who have been compared to UK rock band Primal Scream. Looking for a change in direction, the pair quickly started recording as just a duo of Bass and Drums after the dissolution of their last band. Out of necessity, the band was “Forced to forge the Do-it-Yourself path of record making, touring and merchandising”. Check out their track, “Sha La La La La” as well as their website (www.heavyyoungheathens.com), or at myspace.com/heavyyoungheathens.
3/14: Beat City
Beat City is a collection of Danish twenty-somethings from Copenhagen. Gaffa-Magazine rated their first demo to five out of six stars, and with rejuvenating energy the band went back to the studio to record their new Among The Many EP. Be sure to check them out at their myspace, www.myspace.com/runemand and their track “Don’t Turn Back The Master” on the stream!
3/7: Black Steel Rose
Black Steel Rose are a California-based alternative rock band who have made several prominent festival appearecnes such as Bamboozle and South By Southwest, among many other notable venues around the country. Black Steel Rose played over seventy shows in 2009 and independently sold over 36 thousand copies. Be sure to check them out at http://www.myspace.com/blacksteelrose as well as their track in the streaming player.
2/28: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
The band Standing on the Shoulders of Giants are a Chicago based band formed in 2007 originally as a hardcore band and after a few member changes the band developed into more of a “classic rock with a modern twist” sound. SOTSOG is comprised of founding members Jacob Taus, Alex Garibay and Christopher Foss, as well as former members of the band The Chemist vs. the Computer; Nick Raducha, Jimmy Wernes and the newest addition Tara Murphy. Be sure to check them out at www.myspace.com/standingontheshouldersofgiants as well as their track “The Ballad” on the stream!
This band from Norway which will be releasing their first album “A Daring Smoothie” online on March 8th. Check out their tracks here: http://www.asiago.no/booking. Check out their track “Last Ticket” to the player above!
2/14: Madeline Speak
The band has created their debut EP called The Cellar Tapes available digitally and physically nationwide, and are beginning their debut tour this coming March. Their track “Sing Out” was chosen for this week, and you can read their full bio here: www.myspace.com/madelinespeak