Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cross Town Train NEW Release Start To Fade NEW Video Water

Jersey post-punk poppers, Cross Town Train are not starting to fade, that's just the name of their latest release, 'Start To Fade'. No, far from it the Central Jersey alt-rockers are furiously barreling forward, on track and on schedule with a robust, rambunctious new release that's bound to pick up new passengers as they tour behind this release.
Tight as tungsten steel the lads lay down tracks with flippant veracity, angst and animosity abound, the songs are powerful and poignant from a maturing band, the train has left the station, but it's not too late, I suggest you catch it at the next stop......

Upcoming Shows
Jun 28 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 07 The Sidebar Baltimore, MD
Jul 08 The Electric Maid Washington, DC
Jul 09 Mr. Roboto Project Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 10 Donatos Basement Columbus, OH
Jul 11 The White House Terre Haute, IN
Jul 12 The House Cafe Dekalb, IL
Jul 13 The Upper Room Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 15 The Central Toronto, Canada
Jul 16 Sugar City Buffalo, NY
Jul 18 The Puppy Palace Allston, MA
Jul 19 DV8 Providence, RI
Jul 21 Soul Sounds Sayville, NY

Saturday, June 20, 2015

LISTEN Australian folk/roots Band The Settlement debut single STOMP!

Formerly known as Buddha in a Chocolate Box, a five-piece rare alternative/folk outfit, sticking to their southern stomp roots, their new journey with the new band name, The Settlement is to develop and spread an Australian folk/roots sound, fuelled by fiddle and strong rhythm their music is bound to invoke!
An exciting year looms in 2015, with constant festival gigging, and the release of their debut album it all starts with their debut single Stomp. which will be released 10th July 2015 on A&R Records is an anthemic crowd involver with a purpose. STOMP! CLAP! AND HOOT!

Kuki and The Bard's Groovy NEW Video Dalai Lama from 7" Release

Kuki and The Bard  NEW 7"single Dalai Lama / Journey
New video for Dalai Lama is full of all kinds of good karma vibes and feel-good reggae poplicious grooves.
Journey is a folk rocker spiced with poppy seeds and flourishing vocals from Kuki.
Having never heard the band before, I gotta say I'm hooked on these fresh faces, and they've got good giving souls.
British-born, Kuki Warburton and her brother, Isambard live a life far from the ordinary, Ever since they can remember they say they've been on an extraordinary journey in search of peace, harmony and sustainable eco-friendly way of life. There is hope for the future if this generation keeps turning out remarkable human beings as these two.

Learn more about Kuki and Isambard from this recent interview with Fresh Independence.

Kuki and the Bard have pledged 10% of their proceeds from the single to Tibet Relief Fund. available now RAK Singles Club

Twin Berlin NEW Single Nates Volvo from forthcoming album entitled "Drowner"

Twin Berlin drop scrunched out garage rocker, Nates Volvo from the band's forthcoming album entitled "Drowner". The 10 song album was recorded, mixed and mastered in four days. The recordings were produced with minimal overdubs as to preserve the "live" feel of the band.
Nate's Volvo is where dreams are made and shattered and pieced back together again.

Vocals/Guitar - Matt Lopez
Bass - Sean O'Neil
Drums - Peter Landi

Upcoming Shows:
Jun 20
Snapper Magee's
Torrington, CT
Jul 09
Arlene's Grocery
New York, NY
Jul 10
Brooklyn, NY

Here's A New #FREEBIE Groovin' Summer Song, Swaai Boys, REF_HS_001 (I Dream of Ganges)

Here's your new groovin' summer song from, NYC's preeminent bazaar-rock band Swaai Boys  "REF_HS_001 (I Dream of Ganges)." A year and a half in the making, the first single from their upcoming LP "Hot Sand."
REF= reference and HS = Hot Sand, which is the name of their forthcoming album
Sonic Explorers & Purveyors of Aural Artifacts members are, Les DeFrance, Cømb Knüt, Djinn Tuareaux

For more hot groovy tunes visit Bandcamp
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD for free, the expanded digital packet of "REF_HS_001_PAK" which inclues the the single, and, we quote, "A Mapp of the Great River Ganges from the ca. 1700 Atlas Maritimus, a catalogue of fish native to the Ganges River, a large format 3-d autostereogram track cover, and more!

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Peculiar Pretzelmen - Everything Must Be Broken

Photo by Louography
The wandering minstrels of musical mayhem The Peculiar Pretzelmen drop NEW EP Everything Must Be Broken. Pour a snort of fine bourbon, hoist up your suspenders, put on those dancing spats and do your hoodoo voodoo like they do.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Double Shot of HEATERS! NEW Singles Pre-Order NEW Album on @BBiB

Members: Andrew Tamlyn Nolan Krebs Joshua Korf

It is with great excitement I await this release, it was love at first sound, when I caught they're video for Mean Green.
Heaters are pure garage gold. Loud, groovy and psyched out, with enough reverb you'll feel like you're getting raked over by incoming waves. The trio from Grand Rapids’ packs a wallop upside your head.
Mean Green/Levitate Thigh 7” Vinyl/Digital is available now on Beyond, Beyond is Beyond Records with a full-length debut, "Holy Water Pool" Sept 25.
Watch and Listen too the two singles released so far, this is the real deal folks.

On News Talk 1340 AM (WJRW) Grand Rapids’ they chatted about their music and perform a new song on the air as part of Local Spins Live and played an instrumental surf tune that was as yet unnamed, the band gave it an apropos, on-the-spot working title, “Tori’s Elevator Song.”

Pre-Order NEW Album Holy Water Pool

Upcoming Shows

Jul 05
Louisville, KY
Jul 07
Strange Matter
Richmond, VA
Jul 08
DC9 Nightclub
Washington, DC
Jul 09
Kung Fu Necktie
Philadelphia, PA
Jul 14
The Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, MA
Jul 30
The Riot Room
Kansas City, MO
Jul 31
The Zoo Bar
Lincoln, NE
Aug 13
Alex's Bar
Long Beach, CA
Aug 17
Valley Bar
Phoenix, AZ
Aug 25
Snug Harbor
Charlotte, NC
Aug 26
Stone Fox
Nashville, TN
Aug 27
Chicago, IL
Sep 04
Pyramid Scheme
Grand Rapids, MI

Tumbleweed Wanderers - NEW Album Realize

Longtime favorites of badassery and kick arsery their debut EP Worn Down Welcome has been a constant companion since release in '13 so I've been watching and waiting on this bad boy to find the light of day, and with the new album Realize, Tumbleweed Wanderers delivered a chest pounder of tasty tunes, it is a highfalutin rock n roll reverie!
Pick it up on

or Soundcloud
Tumbleweed Wanderers have come a long way in four years. Transitioning from busking in the Bay Area, the band have escalated to sharing the stage with Angus Stone on a North American tour to supporting Greensky Bluegrass, Moon Taxi and The Revivalists, among others, on national tours. 
Additionally, the band have opened for Jackie Greene & the Mother Hips at The Fox in Oakland and left impressions at several notable festivals including Outside lands, Hangout, Shaky Kneesand Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. 

Busking outside of countless Bay Area venues, Tumbleweed Wanderers took stage on the streets of San Francisco with hopes of, simply, sharing their music. Imagine a hat filled with crumpled dollars and a small crowd gathered- smiling and swaying to the beat of a washboard, mandolin, banjo and guitar. Because of dedication, drive and pure stubborn persistence- in two short years the band went from playing sidewalk jam sessions to headlining those venues. From acoustic sets to electric rock explosions. From the crowd swaying in the open air to throwing down in a jam-packed club. 

The story and sound of Tumbleweed Wanderers -- an Americana inspired mix of soul and classic rock-n-roll -- spread throughout the Bay, the West Coast and across the country, essentially, independently.  Through constant touring, supporting some of the best road warriors in the game (Moon Taxi, Greensky Bluegrass, Angus Stone, Jackie Green, The Revivalists) and wowing audiences at major festivals (Outside Lands, Hangout, Shaky Knees, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass) the band solidified themselves as a not-to-be-missed live experience.

Now, after a year in the making, Tumbleweed Wanderers new album, Realize, is set to showcase the evolution of this talented rock band.

For Realize, Tumbleweed Wanderers demoed over twenty songs in a San Francisco mansion-turned-home-studio; as well as, cutting fifteen basic tracks at Panoramic Studios in Stinson Beach. These tracks were incessantly overdubbed, rearranged and tweaked for months on end.  Their layers of harmonies, guitars, keyboards, string quartets, and pedal steels added unparalleled dynamics throughout the album.

After whittling the record down to the tightest eleven songs, they recruited Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse) to provide the fresh ears and creative spark needed to mix the record. Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys) was brought on board to master the album, giving it the rock-n-roll sheen they tenaciously sought. 

The final product, available late Spring 2015, represents Tumbleweed Wanderers in their most honest state – a deep, and colorful blending of the band’s collective influences stemming from a kaleidoscope of American traditions: soul, americana, psychedelia-- all grounded in a fearless backbone of pure rock-n-roll.

PREMIERE> Black Casino and the Ghost NEW Video Age of Contagion, from upcoming album Until the Water Runs Clear

There's nothing usual about Black Casino and the Ghost everything they've done to this point in style, substance and musically is boundary pushing. Vocalist Elisa Zoot brings a seductive dark edginess, dangerous and menacing. The band pulsate's around these vocals like spectral shadows, casting gossamer melody's, haunting harmonies and resounding resonance. Beautifully crafted compositions and lavish instrumentation, BCATG create Alternative-rock for the disaffected.

Elisa Zoot (vocals, piano), Ariel Lerner (guitar), Gary Kilminster (bass) and Paul Winter-Hart (drums – also member of Kula Shaker)
After releasing their debut EP “Falling Into Pieces” in 2011 and their first album “Some Dogs Think Their Name is No” in 2013, the band are back with a new LP, “Until the Water Runs Clear”, to be published in late 2015

“Age of Contagion”, the first track from the new album, a montage of visuals taken from Bogdanovich’s 1968 sci fi movie “Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women” is an alternative-rock mix of different influences, ranging from David Axelrod to Broadcast to Nancy Sinatra and the Doors. It was entirely recorded, mixed and mastered by Ariel in the band’s studio. The lyrics explore the idea of change and evolution. A newly found awareness calls for the listener to take his/her steps across a menacing bridge towards mutation and discovery. “Just go, don’t look down. I’m going to give you one last taste of danger”.
The song will be available on Black Casino and the Ghost’s Bandcamp, SoundCloud and YouTube pages before the full length album is released.

Black Casino will unveil tracks from the album at The Finsbury in London on July 10th.

Black Casino and the Ghost's website can be found here. They're also on FacebookTwitter,Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Megan Jean & the KFB NEW Video Idle Hands, SUMMER TOUR DATES

The pioneers of pioneering, the wayward and wandering, always gigging, rambunctious and rowdy, entertainers extraordinaire, The Traveling Kläys, Megan Jean & the KFB
Recently finding a homestead in the hills and valleys of Pennsylvania, it was doubtful their itchy feet would keep them there long and went back to the road. SUMMER TOUR! 
The devil herself shot and directed the new video for 'Idle Hands'
Megan Jean-vocals, percussion Byrne Klay-upright bass, banjo, percussion
  Jun 19 Wisteria Summer Solstice Festival  Pomeroy, OH
  Jun 26 Roasted Macon, GA
  Jun 27 SURREY TAVERN Augusta, GA
  Jun 30 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
  Jul 02 Gottrocks Greenville, SC
  Jul 03 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
  Jul 08 Natasha's Lexington, KY
  Jul 09 Melody Inn Indianapolis, IN
  Jul 10 Rumba Cafe Columbus, OH
  Jul 11 Empty Glass Charleston, WV
  Jul 12 PURPLE FIDDLE Thomas, WV
  Jul 31 Friday Night Out Concert Series Blacksburg, VA
  Aug 02 The Plant Pittsboro, NC
  Aug 14 Bands On the Bricks Cumberland, MD
  Sep 09 Front Porch Festival Stuart, VA
  Sep 11 River Link's River MUSIC Asheville, NC
  Sep 11 River Link's River MUSIC Asheville, NC
  Oct 22 Music On Maxwell Greenwood, SC

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

KING PIZZA RECORDS presents PIZZA FEST II June 18-20 #Brooklyn

JUNE 18-20
3-Day Passes - $20 + Free Tape!!
Use Promo Code "PIZZAFEST" in our STORE to save 20% tapes, records, and shirts!


Lineup Below

Thur Jun 18
Human Head (168 Johnson Ave. Brooklyn) 
7 pm $5 at door ALL AGES 
Bands: The RizzosJacques Le CoqueGHOST PUNCH
Super exciting thing: RIZZOS TAPE RELEASE

Fri Jun 19 
Don Pedro (90 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn) 
8 pm $7 at door 21+ 
Bands: VAMANOSDan Soto & The High DosesGraveyard LoversSt. James & The ApostlesHeavy FlowCoach N' Commando 
Super exciting thing: DAN SOTO TAPE RELEASE
+ Mexican Pizzas by B'klyn Burro till they close and then Italiano Pizzas the rest of the night

Sat Jun 20
Pet Rescue (346 Morgan Ave. Brooklyn)
2 pm $10 at door ALL AGES & ALL DAY
Bands: Sun VoyagerAbsolutely NotThe Mad DoctorsThe Omecs,ToneThee CreepsCrazy PillsGreasy HeartsPsychiatric Metaphors,Seismic ThrustLUMPSShelter DogsSUPER FM super fm
+ $2 suggested donation Sixpoint till they run out
+ Pizza by Vinny's

Hosted by Casey Raygun & Principle Soto!!

More surprises each night!


Tales from Dumpster Beach

Surfin' On Pizza Lightning - Winter Thunderland Music to Make Barbecues By 

Left Lane Cruiser Rolls Out A Primo Rocker NEW Album Dirty Spliff Blues

After nearly a decade of delivering their own high-octane, scuzzed-up take on North Mississippi rural blues as a duo, Left Lane Cruiser have recently expanded into a threesome for their latest studio album, Dirty Spliff Blues (their fifth for Alive Naturalsound Records). Left Lane Cruiser's Dirty Spliff Blues will be released on limited vinyl, CD and digital formats on June 16th via Alive Naturalsound Records.
Led by founding member Freddy J IV (aka Joe Evans) on vocals and slide guitar, and now joined by Joe Bent on bass and skateboard slide guitar (yes, he uses his skateboard as an instrument) and Pete Dio on drums & assorted other junk.

LCC rolls up a primo rocker on new album, Dirty Spliff Blues is diggity dang doodle, rock n roll for the noodle, Hard token, track after track it keeps on hitting. You don't have to be stoned, but you could easily rectify that.
Kicking out like a shotgun to the face with Tres Borrachos, a deep inhaler with chest-pounding beats, gasping riffs. kick back, Elephant Stomp feeling good, grooving fine  moving mild. spacing in the clouds. yeah baby it's the shake. lay them skins on me. roll another one. time for some Whitebread n' Beans, truckin on, got my mojo, places to go. clap with me baby. everything's fine. got all night.  Tangled Up in Bush getting down, beering up. riding wafts of spiffing riffs. a dose of Heavy Honey feeling lovely, want some sweets,  your twinkies looking good let me stay awhile got the Dirty Spliff Blues slow dancing hold that stash tight rocking hard all around. stems and seeds i'm Cutting Trees rolling hard All Damn Day grooving like lightning, getting down like thunder puff puff pass Skateboard Blues, cruising on high, lighting up the fat one howling at the world dirty spliff blues rocking me away. She Don't Care pass another joint, going out blazing, toking hard holding long she don't care dirty spliff blues gonna stay with me.

album cover by renownedd artist William Stout

Tres Borrachos
Elephant Stomp
Whitebread n' Beans
Tangled Up in Bush
Heavy Honey
Dirty Spliff Blues
Cutting Trees
All Damn Day
Skateboard Blues
She Don't Care

Frank Turner NEW Album Pre-Order NEW Song/Video US Tour Dates

Frank Turner announced new album 'Positive Songs For Negative People' will be released worldwide on 7th August 2015 and is now available to pre-order:

 ‘The Next Storm’ and you can watch the video below (Germany, watch here). We somehow managed to convince legendary wrestler and UFC fighter CM Punk to take me on. I won. Nothing staged about it, your honour."
America Tour in September and October of this year, ably supported by Skinny Lister and Beans On Toast. See tour dates below.

Watch zippy new single The Next Strom

Sat 19 – Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Sun 20 – Toronto, ON Riot Fest
Tue 22 – Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
Wed 23 – Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Fri 25 – Boston, MA House of Blues – SOLD OUT
Sat 26 – Boston, MA House of Blues
Mon 28 – New York, NY Irving Plaza – SOLD OUT
Tue 29 – New York, NY Irving Plaza – SOLD OUT
Wed 30 – New York, NY Irving Plaza

Fri 02 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Sat 03 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
Sun 04 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Tue 06 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Wed 07 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theater
Fri 09 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
Sat 10 Boulder, CO The Boulder Theater
Mon 12 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Tue 13 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Thu 15 Seattle, WA The Neptune
Fri 16 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Sat 17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Mon 19 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Tue 20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Thu 22 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan
Fri 23 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Sat 24 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Sun 25 Phoenix, AZ The Press Room
Tue 27 Austin, TX Emos
Wed 28 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Thu 29 Houston, TX House of Blues

Monday, June 15, 2015

Exclusive Premiere> The Foresters NEW Single 'Machines' from upcoming album Sun Songs

We've long been following this band, the three brothers from Connecticut were founded in 2010 when they  were eleven, nine, and seven, When they made thier debut in 2013 at the Couch by Couchwest Festival, the staff appropriated them as their own and they lit up the festival as attendees far and wide sung their praise. Returning for the next three years they shared a continued growth and maturity with an enthusiastic audience, earning a coveted CXCW Blue Ribbon There is Hope for the Future Award.

The Foresters continue to deliver outstanding modern Rock n Roll, Building on the past with fresh ears, eyes and unbridled talent. Even at their age this will be the last time I reference them as a young band they've established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, in their home state, and beyond.
Seasoned, sophisticated music writing, mad musical skills they've plowed through pop, punk, rock and experimental on past records developing a style and sound uniquely their own.
Their NEW Album 'Sun Songs'  scheduled for worldwide release on July 21st finds the trio at the top of their game (so far) apparently they are only limited by their own imagination and drive.

The album is available for pre-order through the Dord Music Group and digitally via Bandcamp
The record release show on July 18th will be a celebration of all the hard work and creativity that went into making the album a reality. All proceeds from tickets sold will be donated directly to Lyric Hall, helping the venue continue to support the thriving New Haven arts community. In addition to The Foresters, the lineup features Connecticut Music Award “Best New Band” finalists, l o o m, and Batkhi Dahn. There will be advanced copies of the album and limited edition commemorative posters exclusively at the show. Anyone who wants the latest and greatest is invited join the party! Presale tickets, including a discounted bundle, are available now

The second single from the record 'Machine' drops tomorrow June 16th but I'm proud to be able to present it here for your listening pleasure.

'Machines', hard driven by thick bass, wickedly wild drum flourishes and tight harmonies and vocals, will have you bouncing in your seat, or Jimmie jumping up and down and singing along, a perfect summer blasting down the highway song. The ear-worm on this one is strong.

Sun Songs Tracklist
1. Everything Is Temporary
2. They Raised A Man On The Sun
3. Swan Jeremy
4. Paper People
5. Machines
6. How The World
7. Celestialism
8. Afternoon

The Foresters – Way Up High CXCW 2013

The Foresters – Take Your Makeup Off The Wall CXCW 2014

The Foresters – Isolate Yourself CXCW 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray Return To Their Wandering Ways with Summer Tour!

After a brief hiatus home on the homestead doing grounds work, goat shopping, building stuff and working on a new album, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray return to thier wandering ways and set off on a summer tour!
I have it on good authority from an anonymous source new songs from the upcoming album will be tweaked and honed.
"Magnolia" is a brand new song that will be on the next album, here's the video for their NPR Tiny Desk Contest.

Monday July 6 @ 7:00 PM Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown (Yucca Valley) CA, USA

Tuesday, July 7 @ 9:00 PM The Lost Leaf, 914 N 5th St., Phoenix, AZ

Wednesday, July 8 @ 7:00 PM Sky Bar, 536 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ USA

Thursday, July 9 @ 8:00 PM High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley ave, Las Cruces, NM USA

Saturday, July 11 @ 8:00 PM The Taos Ale House, 401 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM

Monday, July 13 @ 9:00 PM Magnolia Motor Lounge, 3005 Morton St., Fort Worth, TX USA

Friday, July 17 @ 9:00 PM Below The Radar Brewery, 220 Holmes Ave NE, Huntsville, AL USA

Saturday, July 18 @ 9:00 PM Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St., Newport, KY USA

Saturday, July 25 with band mates Ben Tufts and Derek Evry @ 8:00 PM Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD USA

Saturday, August 8 with Beanstalk Library & The Quiet Hollers @ 9:00 PM IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

Saturday, August 22 with Ben Tufts & Friends @ 1:00 PM Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA

Friday, September 11 with Dead Letter @ 9:00 PM Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Saturday, September 12 with Mat D & The Profane Saints @ 8:00 PM Latitude 44, 201 N. Weber Ave, Sioux Falls, SD

Grab thier exceptional latest release 'Lean Into The Wind' on Bandcamp!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Theatrical scamp rock group Fable Cry NEW Dark and Dastardly Video “The Good Doctor”

Bonding over the whimsical, theatrical and comical and donning a variety of musical influences from Danny Elfman to Queen to Gogol Bordello, Fable Cry showcases their vaudevillian persona in all their music and performances. Thier NEW Album We'll Show You Where The Monsters Are”, drops at the end of August of which I am in the process of digesting now, this band has everything I dig covered, bizarre with a touch of Noir and edge of the seat attention-grabbing antics.

“The Good Doctor” is the 2nd single from the ensemble rock outfit, and the video is directed by Ryan Rehnborg and Zach Ferrin.
"The story of FRANKENSTEIN has been told and retold so many times, we wanted to do something that wasn’t tired yet.  We’ve always been huge fans of puppetry so I think a video like this has been a long time coming for us.  We’ve incorporated puppetry into our live shows, and made friends with loads of talented puppeteers from all over the country.  About a year ago, we met Mallory Kimbrell and Cassie Hamilton, of the “Sailors and Maidens” puppet duo here in Nashville, when we asked them to be apart of a vaudeville show we were putting on.  We met and instantly knew we needed to work together!  Now, one year later, we’ve done that and the results are MAD.  This video definitely marks the first of many collaborations we will do with them. 

Originally founded by Zach Ferrin and his sister in 2010 who, together mastered guitar, violin, drums, accordion, glockenspiel, kazoo, banjo, ukulele, and cello, Fable Cry released their first full-length self-titled album in 2011. The band grew over the past several years to include members to play the aforementioned instruments: Joshua Dent (cello), Jo Cleary (violin/vocals), Scott Fernandez (bass), Rachel Gerlach (drums).  Together, they bonded over a love of the imaginative, theatrical, comical and whimsical creativity of Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin and Tim Burton. Donning  a wide range of musical influences, including Danny Elfman, Foxy Shazam, Muse, Tom Waits, and Queen

Thursday, June 11, 2015

STREAM: Christopher Paul Stelling's Critically Acclaimed NEW Album Labor Against Waste

Christopher Paul Stelling begins a 6 week European leg of his tour tomorrow in support of his critically acclaimed new album Labor Against Waste, the release has drawn the attention of The Daily Beast, NPR, Village Voice, and others. the hardworking singer/songwriter is getting some well-deserved attention.
Perpetually on the road, CPS is a firebrand performer, his one-man show is a ball of kinetic energy, his intricate guitar work and passionate delivery are legendary whether in back ally's, coffee shops, house parties or headlining venues, blood, sweat and tears are a constant in his performances.
Diffuser has an extensive interview with him.
Listen Labor Against Waste in it's entirety a week before it's official release on 6/16 on Anti Records. If you are a Pandora user, the record is also featured this week on the "Pandora Premiers" station. 

LISTEN: Sharkmuffin NEW Single First Date from upcoming debut full-length, Chartreuse

Sharkmuffin's roots are in the choppy, rough waves of the Jersey shore, they met on July 4, 2012 only months before the very beach house in which they met was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
Turbulent Thrash is a good descriptor of the music Tarra Thiessen (vocals/guitar/theremin/pocket piano) and bassist/vocalist Natalie Kirch make, from The Ventures to early Black Sabbath churned through an undercurrent of surfed up psychedelic power pop.

Following up to their last release “1097” EP, named after the beach house Natalie and Tarra first jammed at they've announced the release of their debut full-length, Chartreuse, enlisting ex-Hole / current Upset drummer, Patty Schemel. The album is due on vinyl, cassette, and digital download on August 7th via NY / NJ-based label State Capital Records and Little Dickman Records.
“Chartreuse is mine and Natalie’s favorite color, but it’s also a liqueur whose recipe is only known by two monks, and each monk only knows half the recipe and has to keep it a secret,” Thiessen says. “All the tracks are really bright, in your face, and obvious like the color, but all lyrically deal with relationship dynamics involving things that for better or worse were hidden from each other.”
Listen to the new flesh tearing, screamer of a single. First Date an intense jangly punked up fast-paced romp stomp much like the date it describes.

Sharkmuffin are:
Tarra Thiessen -  Guitar/Vocals
Natalie Kirch - Bass/Vocals
Patty Schemel - Drums

Need more? Of course you do.
**Streaming Links**
1097 EP, released: 10/23/13
She-Gods of Champagne Valley EP, released: 04/27/13
Sharkmuffin self-titled 7", released 3/01/13

1097, full EP music video
Foul Play, off 1097 EP
Quarter Machine, off 1097 EP
Mermaid Sex Slave, off She-Gods of Champagne Valley EP
Sleeping Alone Video Collage
Sister Video Collage
Femebot Video Collage

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ypsilanti, Michigan's Misfits: Fangs and Twang New Single American Bigfoot

Ypsilanti, MI's Misfits, Fangs and Twangs a brand new project by members of the gypsy punk mischief making, rollicking carnivalesque troupe Black Jake and the Carnies,
The trio Billy LaLonde (drums, vocals), Andy Benes (guitar, vocals), and Joe Bertoletti (bass, vocals) started writing and playing shows last fall inspired by Joe's trip to Austin, TX (he saw Dale Watson playing a roadhouse and providing the soundtrack for a game of chicken-shit bingo), some improvised vampire lyrics that Billy belted out (causing those in the room to spit out drinks with laughter), and Andy's twangy Telecaster licks (face melting), the 'monster country' concept was born. Thier mission is to fill the void of twangy country rock songs about bigfoot, vampires, mummies, zombies, and other mystical creatures.

In their brief tenure as a band, they have logged shows in and out of Michigan and opened for national acts like Possessed by Paul James and the Red Elvises. They will be appearing at Ann Arbor's Top of the Park on June 17, the Bling Pig on July 30th (Record Release party), and Holler Fest in the Irish Hills of Michigan on August 22.

Reminiscent of The Guess Who's American Woman, play these two songs back to back and you'll realize she may have found her mate with Fangs and Twangs first single  "He's a big, hairy, all-American cowbell playing Bigfoot"

Streaming and free download available: forthcoming record, due out in July,

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

LISTEN: The Harlots NEW Single “On My Way”

The Harlots are a six-piece rock, pop and soul outfit from Melbourne. Beginning as a group of high school friends playing Arctic Monkeys covers in a garage, the band has since spent the past five years cultivating their unique sound. Blending distorted and spacey guitars, dreamy keyboards and organ with a tight-as-fuck rhythm section that fills dance floors, the band perfectly supports Tom Pitts’ story telling lyrics that tend to hit close to home.

Listen to the hard driving, angst-filled wayward millennial anthem “On My Way” with soaring guitar licks punchy piano tickling and salty vocals, it hollers for replays. It will be released 26th June 2015 on Pavement Records.

On My Way was recorded by Richard Bowers (drummer/engineer for Magic Bones) at Soundpark studios in Northcote, Melbourne. The track was recorded live and straight onto tape, instead of layering instruments and searching for ‘perfect’ takes. Any blemishes and wrong notes were kept in the recording as they give the song a more raw and honest sound.

Members: Tom Pitts - Vocals/Piano Kate Monger - Keys/Vocals Sam Lund - Guitar Pat Arnold - Guitar Nick Tresco - Bass David Loney - Drums

First Listen> Woody Pines NEW single Make It To The Woods

Any encounter with Woody Pines the feeling of kinship and friendship is immediate whether, on Instagram, twitter or listening to his music, it's intimate, we're occupying the same familiar space. 
A virtual front porch with a rocking chair an old dog and Woody's music become a shared experience. Tall tales are swapped, the whiskey bottle is passed around and good times abound.
It's roots music, the music of the Appalachia mountains amplified across valleys and streams to new audiences it's a bonding experience of past and present you don't have to have lived, to connect to. 

Woody's music reconnects me to my Grandfather, a coal miner, a proud hillbilly from Pennsylvania who my earliest memories are of waiting to hear his yodel indicating he was on his way home leaving the smell of my Grandmothers bread in the oven I'd take off through the woods with his harmonica tucked in a pocket hoping to coax a song or two out of him on our walk home.
Simpler times from this distance looking back as we tend to romanticize the past. 

Listen to the new single 'Make It To The Woods' (originally from The Mississippi Sheiks)

His excellent new self-titled release Woody Pines released May 28 on underground label Muddy Roots Recordings
If you’re wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour Woody Pines comes from, look to the streets. It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly. Heavy rollicking street performances are the key to some of today’s best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show (Woody and OCMS’ Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jugband), and they’re the key to Woody’s intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. Woody traveled all over the streets of this country, road testing his songs, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right. That’s why the songs on his new self-titled release Woody Pines (released May 28 on underground label Muddy Roots Recordings) are so hot. This is gonzo folk music, the kind of raise-the-rafters, boot-shakin’ jump blues that used to be banging out of juke joints all over the South in the late 1940s, but now it’s burning into the earholes of a younger generation of Nashville kids, all looking for music with deep roots and something to hang on to. 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...