Miami based rockers, Dorothy's Surrender, have released their debut album, Late Bloomer. Featuring the vocals of Megan Morrison and blistering guitar of Ian Michael, the 6 tracks are hard rock anthems in the vein of Garbage and The Pretty Reckless. Polished and altrock radio ready, this album is deep on tried and true rock formulas, rather than charting any new ground or original sounds. The album is solid, competent, enjoyable rock, but unexciting. Stream and buy Late Bloomer at the link below.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Chicago band Vaudevileins are back with their sophomore album release Magician. While the band has released a couple of EP's, it has been five years since their debut S/T full length. The ten tracks on Magician represent a multi year songwriting and recording effort, that comes through on the album as refined indie rock with a decidedly progressive rock bent. Where a lot of prog rock can come off as pretentious, Vaudevileins instead deliver raw, edgy tracks that are melodically interesting, yet still accessible. Stream and buy Magician at the link below.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Germany based independent internet radio station NBTMusicRadio is a stalwart of the independent broadcast medium. In its years of operation, NBT has gifted the world with finding and airing some of the finest emerging talent on the planet. They now bring us a wonderful compilation album with tracks from 25 artists including the talents of Ummagma, Stella Diana, Visual Poetics and Rodney Cromwell. This is one of the finest collections of emerging music that you will find and is a definite must have. Stream and buy A Swell Swoon at the link below.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Avant garde punk artist, Ana Threat has released her debut album, Cold Lve, on Vienna indie label Cut Surface Records. The ten tracks are dark affairs, with a strong 60's vibe, lo-fi sheen and an edgy attitude. Channeling influences of Lydia Lunch and Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Threat moves through a stylistically diverse jungle of rhythms and musical textures, all the while balancing on a razor's edge. Black arts for a black Friday. Stream and buy Cold Lve at the link below.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Hindsight is the new album from L.A. singer/songwriter Patrick Joseph. The ten tracks are polished indie rock that showcases Joseph's gritty voice, superlative songwriting and tight delivery, honed for countless touring. The songs are both intimate and instantly familiar sounding, striking a chord with personal feelings and shared experiences. Flawless production and arrangements tie a bow on an album that is a gift from start to finish. Stream and buy Hindsight at the link below.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Canadian post-rock duo, In Light Of, have released their debut EP, Little Treasures. True to its name, the five tracks are instrumental gems, with wonderful melodies, crisp musicianship and clean production. Every part has a place and the aural experience is sublime. To our ears the tracks beg for vocals to be fully realized, but the duo's artistic choices stand on their own. While the instrumental take will greatly limit the audience, those that do open themselves to this work will be greatly rewarded. Stream and buy Little Treasures at the link below.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Something very different today from Chicago band Gramps The Vamp. Their sophomore album, The Cave of 10,000 Eyes is as unique a record as you will likely find. Mashing together jazz, afro-funk and horror movie soundtracks, the ten tracks offer highly original music that gives a completely unexpected and enjoyable listening experience. Step outside the box and give yourself an early holiday present with this album. Stream and buy The Cave of 10,000 Eyes at the link below.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio is the new album from FZB Favorites, WHOOP Szo. Released on Canadian label Out Of Sound records, the seven tracks are a collection of experiments and demos done throughout the band's rigorous touring schedule. Ranging from very heavy rock to acoustic pop and everything in between, the album is an intimate look at a fine band's creative process, while finding a collective voice. Stream and buy Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio at the link below.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Scotish indie label Bearsuit Records, brings us Bingo Halls, the new album from Annie and The Station Orchestra.The band of former Pep Boys member Chas "Annie" Kinnis and singer/songwriter Jean Sibelius Ramsay, deliver eleven tracks of mostly instrumental music, with a nice experimental edge. Innovative uses of guitar, synths, melodies and drones, create an album that is both accessible and challenging. This is a masterful work that will satisfy discerning musical pallets. Stream and buy Bingo Halls at the link below.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Canadian post-punk band Port Juvee are back with their third studio release, Crimewave. The seven tracks move through tasty punk and garage anthems and 80's inspired new wave to deliver and album that is strong on melodic content, musical chops and catchy songs. Production ranges from dark vibes and lo-fi feel to crisp power pop. This album is a must have. Stream and buy Crimewave at the link below.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Scene Missing is the third album from Greek artist/producer, Sundayman, released by Inner Ear Records. The ten tracks are original and creative synthpop music, that shows both depth as an artist and prowess as a composer and producer. The album is crisp, dark and atmospheric, with compelling melodic structure and imaginative synth pads. This album is a must have. Stream and buy Scene Missing at the link below.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Scotish electro duo, Boobs Of Doom, have released their latest album, Wow Is Dead. With over an hour of music, the seven tracks are dark, glitchy and imaginative. Delivering an amalgam of styles and textures, with a sinister vibe, the album is dynamic, surprising and all together enjoyable. A perfect piece for stirring the imagination and unsettling the status quo. Stream and download Wow Is Dead at the link below.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Blau Sang, Vermell Cel is the new album by Spanish hardcore band Crim, on BCore Disc Records. Heavy, driving and in your face, the band delivers a worthy followup to their last record, which was dubbed the best punk album in Spain. This release shares elements of metal and alternative and shows a band that is at the forefront of Spanish rock music. A stellar release. Stream and buy Blau Sang, Vermell Cel at the link below.