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PJ Harvey's haunting blue-rock "A Line In The Sand"

English-based musician PJ Harvey shares a haunting and melodious blues-rock track “A Line In The Sand” on her latest release The Hope Six Demolition Project. While the tracks underlying theme is a dark one about murder, the tone is rather …

Beautiful Obsession: Sondre Lerche - "I'm Always Watching You/I'm Always Watching Too"

Sondre Lerche “I’m Always Watching You/I’m Always Watching Too” New York-based, Norwegian artist Sondre Lerche has released a new single and it’s follow-up, and both are strangely beautiful and creepy at the same time.  Lerche states about the two: “The night …

Punk With Riffs: Psychocide - "Crazy Janet"

Psychocide “Crazy Janet” Alcohol & Bad Decisions What a crazy ass band.  I love them.  Psychocide consists of Goldwyn Thandrayen – Guitar/Vocals; Joey Blais – Guitar; Wilson Li – Drums; and Charlie Chain – Bass.  They claim to be rejects from the circus who …

Philly Family Affair: The Wizbangs - "Common Enemy"

The Wizbangs “Common Enemy” LIVE, LOVE AND OTHER MISHAPS What a great, unusual, angry band.  I love righteous anger.  It is so true punk, and The Wizbangs are so punk, and at the end, when the vocals become a scream, …

Italian Progression: Smegmachine - "Viaggio Del Non Sapiente"

Smegmachine “Viaggio Del Non Sapiente” Tsunami Smegmachine is this great progressive, post-punk band from Italy comprised of Manuel Fracasetti vocals, Terzi Luca and Fabio Tiraboschi on guitars, Stefano Meli on bass and Nicola Sertori on drums.  This band is one of …

Nebula Rock: Spooky Mansion - "Disco Bitch"

Spooky Mansion “Disco Bitch” Coming from a Nebula far away (or San Francisco, aren’t they the same?), Spooky Mansion have come to town to share their strange, rock n roll/surf/soul music with unwitting humans.  Comprise of Grayson Converse – Vocals, guitar; Marty …

Prog Rock: The Silence - "Ritual of the Sun (Worm Hole to the Universe)"

The Silence “Ritual of the Sun (Worm Hole to the Universe)” Nine Suns, One Morning    What a great band.  This is one of the most complex and beautiful bands  I have ever heard.  The Silence is comprised of Jan …

Pure Energy: Matt and Kim - "Fall To Pieces"

Matt and Kim “Fall To Pieces” WE WERE THE WEIRDOS Matt and Kim are one of the most exciting bands live, as you can see from their video to “Fall To Pieces”, clipped from their live performance at Coachella and …

World Weary Hope: Patrick Joseph - "Arsonist Blues"

Patrick Joseph “Arsonist Blues” Hindsight Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Patrick Joseph is now located in LA, where he is making beautiful, personal music that strikes deep into the heart.  He has this voice that is slightly raw with emotion yet …

A Child's Curiousity: Tobin Sprout - "Future Boy Today/Man Of Tomorrow"

Tobin Sprout “Future Boy Today/Man Of Tomorrow” The Universe & Me Tobin Sprout has always been an asskicker, and it’s so nice to see and hear that he still has it.  As usual, Sprout, former leader of Guided By Voices, …

Heartbreak: Sam Setton - "Stranger"

Sam Setton “Stranger” The new single from electronic-pop singer Sam Setton is a work of beauty.  I think we all have had one of those relationships that, when it was over, that person seems to show up wherever you go, …

Power Pop Love: The Chordaes - "Baby Goodnight"

The Chordaes “Baby Goodnight” Touch The Ground What a beautiful song.  The Chordaes can deliver a beautiful love song with heartbreaking tenderness.  The Chordaes are Leo Sawikin (Lead Vocals/Guitars), Ethan Glenn (Drums), Jesse Serrano (Bass), Max Ventura (Keyboards/Backing Vocals).  Sawikin’s voice is amazing, going from a beautiful baritone to effortlessly …

Sultry Alt Rock: Night Talks - "Jungle"

Night Talks “Jungle” This might be the most interesting band of the year.  I love their combination of musical excellence and sultriness. Night Talks, an alt rock band from LA, are comprised of Vocals / Soraya Sebghati; Guitar / Jacob Butler; Bass / …

Sad Protest: Sonya Kitchen - "Funeral"

Sonya Kitchen “Funeral” Grammy winner, Sonya Kitchen, has released an unbelievably beautiful but sad reaction to the US Presidential election with her cautionary comment on an event that will end up as the most important and frightening event of the …

Music To Think To: Bat House - "Patterns"

 Bat House “Patterns” Bat House What a challenging and beautiful song “Patterns” is.  Through barely over four minutes of music, Bat House changes rhythms in a kaleiscopic way, making beautiful aural pictures for the eye as well as the ear. …

Protest Can Be Fun: Nathan Leigh - "Slumlord's Kids"

Nathan Leigh “Slumlord’s Kids” Ordinary Eternal Machinery Folk/punk artist Nathan Leigh has a great song and a great video coming off his new album, Ordinary Eternal Machinery, set to be released in January 2017.  So seldom has protest music sounded so much …

Run The Jewels announce RTJ3 + Artwork + Track Listing + New Song

Run The Jewels, the firebrand rap duo of El-P and Killer Mike, have announced their hugely anticipated third album RTJ3 will have a worldwide digital release date of January 13 with physical editions available on that date in North America …

Guitar Riffs Galore: The Proper Ornaments - "Cremated (Blown Away)"

The Proper Ornaments “Cremated (Blown Away)” Foxhole Another great single for Foxhole by The Proper Ornaments, and dammit, it’s another great one.  While still sounding very Brit Pop (think Suede or Oasis), they are starting to really expand lyrically.  This is …

Light In The Dark: The Y Axes - "Meteorite"

The Y Axes “Meteorite” Umbra What a tremendous pop band.  They remind of a modern day Letters to Cleo.  According to their bio:  The Y Axes were formed in 2010 by Alexi Rose Belchere (vocals) and Devin Nelson (guitar/vocals/synths) as …

DIY Garage: Hinds - "Warts"

Hinds “Warts” Leave Me Alone Hinds are such a great band.  They have that sense of difference that made The Slits and Essential Login and X-Ray Spex so special:  that I don’t give a damn, DIY attitude that so great …

Magic In The Air: Eivør - "Í Tokuni"

Eivør “Í Tokuni” Slør The most haunting voice I have ever heard, Eivor Palsdottir is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the Faroe Islands.  Most of her music is song in either Faroese or Icelandic with some English songs thrown …

Health shares new video "L.A. Looks"

Noise rock band HEALTH has just released a seductive new video for “L.A. Looks” from their latest album Death Magic on Loma Vista Recordings. The Super Deluxe production directed by Derrick Beckles of Adult Swim fame and edited by Ben Seeger …

Gin Wigmore: A New Diva Has Emerged

New Zealand-based artist Gin Wigmore is going to draw lots of comparisons to Elle King but before you go there take a minute to watch her videos, listen to her lyrics, and read about this incredibly talented artist. Read more …

Rock Innocence: The Dig - "Bleeding Heart (You Are One)"

The Dig “Bleeding Heart (You Are One)” Bloodshot Tokyo The Dig are a tremendous rock bank from New York.  Combrised of David Baldwin – Guitar, Vocals; Emile Mosseri – Bass, Vocals; Erick Eiser – Keyboards, Guitar; and Mark Demiglio – Drums, The Dig …

Art Pop: Aish - "Promise Me"

Aish “Promise Me” Mother From singer/songwriter Aish comes one of the most interesting sounding singles to come along for a while.  “Promise Me” is the first single from Aish’s debut album, Mother. The album explores the intricate relationship between mother …

Moviescapes: The Wintyr - "This Water"

The Wintyr “This Water” Fury What a voice.  Evelyn Hart has one of the voices that reaches deep into your soul.  Based in Cape Town/London, THE WINTYR began as the solo project of Evelyn Hart (vocals/synth/piano). Tristan Carmichael (Guitar/Synth/Piano) and Brendyn …

Guitar Virtuoso: Andrew Stone - "Stars Screaming"

Andrew Stone “Stars Screaming” For all you guitar freaks out there, let me introduce you to Andrew Stone.  Coming from Austin, TX, this man is THE virtuoso on guitar, the Mozart, the Bach of guitar.  I have never heard such …

Beautiful Sadness: Cigarettes After Sex - "K."

Cigarettes After Sex “K.” One of the most beautiful bands out there, Cigarettes After Sex is an ambient pop group based out of Brooklyn, NY led by songwriter Greg Gonzalez. Formed in 2008, the group consists of keyboardist Phillip Tubbs, bassist Randy Miller and …

Isolation In A Crowd: Moby & The Pacific Void - "Are You Lost In The World Like Me?"

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir “Are You Lost In The World Like Me?” These Systems Are Failing As usual, Moby goes right for the jugular of society, our helplessness (seeming) in a world of technology where the individual is …

Eccentric Rock: Little Feat - "Liar Behind The Sun"

Small Feet “Liar Behind The Sun” Dreaming The Dream What a great, eccentric band Small Feet is.  But that is what you get when you have the great songwriter from Stockholm, Simon Stålhamre, at the wheel.  After years of writing songs …

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