This is some wild ragga-elecro-pop you’ll soon be unable to get out of your head, and it’s all thanks to the vocals of Aby Wolf. From the self-titled debut A. Wolf and Her Claws, “Zero To 60″ blasts into the dub stratosphere with a boost by synthesist / programmer Jesse Whitney’s twisted arrangement, but Wolf’s voice is what wins you over in the end. What is immediately clear is that the band wants to push the envelope of what inspires modern electronic pop, and their energy is immediately contagious. Not that it should be a surprise, with Wolf hailing from Doomtree, the groundbreaking hip-hop crew responsible for some of the most innovative albums not to come from Rhymesayers. A. Wolf and Her Claws is available now as a free stream via AOL’s Spinner, so there’s no excuse — groove to the video below, then check out the full album. It is definitely worth the listen.
20 Days In is a developing band trying to rock their way through Philadelphia and the surrounding scene, and though they don’t have a full album to their name at this point, they do have some seriously rocking demos. Their self-titled 2010 demo 20 Days In features their blend of incendiary guitar-driven alternative rock for the new decade, and it’s well worth a few minutes to check it out. The entire album is available for free on Bandcamp, or you can sample songs individually by streaming. I recommend “Incisor,” which you can stream here below. The band intends to release a 2011 demo EP and then begin work on a full-length album due out sometime next year. Here’s hoping they get more exposure for the sake of rock radio!