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Sex Is Good: Lana Del Rey - "Doin Time"

Lana Del Rey “Doin Time” Lana has done it again.  She has taken a classic and tweaked it to fit her personality as the bad girl with the heart of gold.  Gone though is the phony over-production, and instead, the …

Heart Wrenching Beauty: PJ Harvey - "The Crowded Cell"

PJ Harvey “The Crowded Cell” The great Polly Jean Harvey has released this amazing song written for the British show, “The Virtues”, created by Shane Meadows and starring Stephen Graham.  “The Virtues” is a 4-part drama tackles themes of repressed …

Controlled Feedback: The Pinheads - "No Time"

The Pinheads “No Time” Is This Real What a great band.  I am a sucker for controlled (or out-of-control) feedback, and The Pinheads know exactly when to use it.  As their bio states: The Pinheads reside within a stylistic purgatory – …

Illusionary Rock: MIIST - "Philosophy of Pessimism"

MIIST “Philosophy Of Pessimism” All The Useless Spinning This is such great midnight music, wrapped up so tight yet still free and almost formless.  Coming from Warsaw, MIIST is Michał Koczor – Guitar, Synth; and Robert ‘Falon’ Kułakowski – Drums.  …

Honest Indie Rock: Mike Adams At His Honest Weight - "Wonderful To Love"

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight “Wonderful To Love” There Is No Feeling Better What a great album.  Every song on here is filled with enough riffs to impress Matthew Sweet and Robert Quine.  Mike Adams has that 90’s indie …

Alabama Kick Ass: Molly Thomas and the Rare Birds - "Calling My Name"

Molly Thomas and the Rare Birds “Calling My Name” Honey’s Fury WOW!!!!!!  That’s all I can say.  Take Melissa Ethridge and throw her in southern Alabama, and give her kick-ass tunes, and you get Molly Thomas and the Rare Birds.  …

Orchestral Pop: Kishi Bashi - "Marigolds"

Kishi Bashi “Marigolds” Omoiyari Lush, beautiful, multi-layered, but never oppressive, that is the music of Kishi Bashi.  Kishi Bashi’s new album is steeped in the past, growing up in post-WWII America as a son of Japanese immigrants, feeling out of …

The Summer Of '19: Paul Den Heyer - "Technicolor Summer Sunshine"

Paul Den Heyer “Technicolor Summer Sunshine” Everything So Far Just in time for summer, Paul Den Heyer has released the most summery album ever, filled with sunshine, fresh cut grass, wild flowers, wild animals, pastoral at its best.  There are …

Small Town Memories: Para Lia - "Hawk Hill"

Para Lia “Hawk Hill” What beautiful music Para Lia make, sparkling on the outside, but filled with sadness and regret down below.  Comprised of René Methner (all instruments and vocals) and Cindy Methner (backing vocals), the name comes from the Greek word for …

Pop Rock Savior: Big Tide - "Wrong Number"

Big Tide “The Wrong Number” Sync Or Swim For those like me who miss the sound of Big Star or Teenage Fanclub, along comes Big Tide, and they are swamping the Pop Rock scene with great, sing-a-long music.  So often, …

Gothic Criminal: Belaver - "Driver"

Belaver “Driver” True Love Of Crime Welcome to the world of Belaver, singer/songwriter from NYC.  Making some unique but extraordinarily sad and somber music, Belaver digs to the darkest depths of where even Neil Young and David Bowie were afraid …

Stratospheric Rock: Megafauna - "Is There Anything Else"

Megafauna “Is There Anything Else” Ghost Coast What a very strong, powerful band, filled with crazy rhythms and great background instruments, all supporting the great Dani Neff, called by some the next Annie Clark. I certainly get the comparison.  Neff …

Smoothness: Raff Pylon - "Can't Let You Go"

Raff Pylon “Can’t Let You Go” Do you love a smooth R&B singer with sex appeal?  Introducing Raff Pylon.  This singer has the smoothest voice since Smokey.  Effervescence is truly the sound of Pylon. The charismatic front man, keyboardist, and …

Interview: Fanclub - "Imprint"

Fanclub “Imprint” The first single by Fanclub has dropped, and it is so tremendous, you have to really listen to it to appreciate.  The band sat down with me to answer some questions, and what great answers did I get.  …

Dream Pop Kick Ass: Slow Pulp - "High"

Slow Pulp “High” Big Day Slow Pulp have that dream pop sound which lures you into a relaxing state, and then, out of nowhere, they turn up the volume and keep it going.  This is a great band.  Based in …

Cohen Dance Music: Chelou - "She Rock I Roll"

Chelou “She Rock I Roll” Out Of Sight This is definitely a mix of styles that, on paper, doesn’t have a chance in hell of working.  The sound is as if Leonard Cohen met electronic ambient dance music, and you …

Killer Rock n Roll: The Pleading - "Atrophy"

The Pleading “Atrophy” Atrophy They’re BACCCK!  My favorite alternative metal band, The Pleading, has dropped their new EP, Atrophy, and the whole EP is killer.  This is what Rock n roll should sound like.  Coming from Tennessee, these guys are …

SEE: Mac Demarco - "Nobody" + Tour Dates + Tracklisting

Mac Demarco ditches the swamp for a good cigar and some pizza in this new video for his most recent single “Nobody” from his upcoming album Here Comes the Cowboy, out May 10, 2019. Check out the video below: Pre-order Here …

Kick Ass Rock n Roll: Troi Irons - "Strangers"

Troi Irons “Strangers” This is one of the hardest kicking songs I have heard for a long time.  Troi Irons plays some of the heaviest guitar licks I have heard for a while.  This is great rock and roll.  Combine …

Perfect Vocals, Perfect Music: Paper Jackets - "Trigger"

Paper Jackets “Trigger” Don’t Lose Your Head Coming from Silver Lake, CA, comes a band that is going to win your ears and your hearts.  This is great pop/indie/rock music, combining all styles and incorporating them into one, their own.  …

Love Is Worth It: Zach Vinson - "Better Man"

Zach Vinson “Better Man” And Yet What a great song, tremendously deep and really unusual.  While most love songs fall into two categories:  1. falling in love and 2. surviving the break-up; few songs describe that state in between when …

Early Evening Music: Quiet Kids - "On Your Mind"

Quiet Kids “On Your Mind” Quiet Kids A perfect example of dream pop; ethereal, lyrical, drifting vocals over layered keyboards and a beat (the drums and bass work as counterpoints to each other) that keeps going without overpowering, and an …

Fun Pop: Ernest Moon - "Satdeenight Ready"

Ernest Moon “Satdeenight Ready” Ba-Jesus Besides having one of the funniest and politically incorrect video ever, Ernest Moon has one of the most insightful songs about dating in this crazy world.  Ernest Moon are Steven Doran and Brian Murphy, two English no-marks brought together …

Wistfulness: Slowness - "Rose"

Slowness “Rose” Berths Slowness has just signed Schoolkid Records, and in April they are releasing Berths.  The first single, “Rose”, has just dropped and what a great example of shoegaze it is.  Comprised of Geoffrey Scott – vocals, guitar and keys; Julie Lynn …

Punk Pop To The Rescue: Dawgyz - "VCR"

Dawgyz “VCR” No Comply It is so great to know the punk/pop is not dead, and Dawgyz have it down pat.  Ringing guitars, literal yet ironic lyrics (creative also, which really is missing in music nowadays), great vocals, and that …

Mesmerizing: John-Robert - "Adeline"

John-Robert “Adeline” Amazing voice, amazing song writer.  I’m so impressed that John-Robert is so young and so brave to make his music with just his guitar and that voice of his, which is simply mesmerizing.  He reminds me of Angel …

Brave Music: Amanda Palmer - "Voicemail For Jill"

Amanda Palmer “There Will Be No Intermission” Voicemail For Jill I cannot say anything about one of the greatest artist of the 21st century except that “There Will Be No Intermission” might be the best album she has every made.  …

Tribal Communal: Close Talker - "Half Past Nine"

Close Talker “Half Past Nine” Coming from Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Close Talker is a great indie band with wonderful vocals and those ringing guitars I think really identifies the best of the indies, which Close Talker certainly is.  Comprised of Will …

Salvation Of Rock N Roll: Royal Trux - "White Stuff"

Royal Trux “White Stuff” White Stuff I love this band.  Dirty-ass, glitter sprinkled, rock and roll done correct by Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty (also known as Eve & Adam).  This is the savior of rock and roll.  Take Susie Quatro, …

Pop With A Purpose: Jonathan K - "Best Before"

Jonathan K “Best Before” In Memory Of… This is an amazing artist, with a voice like an angel, and lyrics that are deep.  In fact, “Best Before” is the best song dealing with loss of someone through addiction since Neil …

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