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Confessional: Lana Del Rey - "hope is a dangerous thing..."

Lana Del Rey “hope is a dangerous thing…” She’s back.  And with a passion.  “hope is a dangerous thing…” sums up Lana’s whole persona.  This is one of her saddest yet most optimistic songs ever, and the production fits the …

Golden Tones: Golden Daze - "Blue Bell"

Golden Daze “Blue Bell” Simpatico This is beautiful music.  The vocal styles are so different because Jacob Loeb and Ben Schwab, who make up Golden Daze, sing in unison, which just adds this immediacy to the music.  Rather than hearing overdubs …

A Trip Worthwhile: Steevo Nuissier - "Odyssée"

Steevo Nuissier “Odyssée” Odyssée I know of no one more prolific nor so unbelievably constant in super high releases as Steevo Nuissier.  He is definitely one of the best working in the techno scene today.  The man has so many …

Rock n Roll Saviors: The Pleading - "

The Pleading “Run Away” YEAH.  One of my favorite bands of all time has a new single out, and geez, it is a killer.  Do you love killer guitar riffs, vocals that only a true singer can deliver, and lyrics …

Power Pop: The Stolen (feat. Jake Miller) - "Rooftop"

The Stolen (Feat. Jake Miller) “Rooftop” Rooftop What a great power pop/post punk band.  They have the same immediacy that made 3 Doors Down and Seven Mary Three such potent bands.  “Rooftop” is so great because, having the bands’ friend, …

Winter Music: Christopher Sky - "End Of An Era"

Christopher Sky “End Of An Era” Vastness Another beautiful song and album out for 2019.  Christopher Sky (aka Christopher Garcia) has created a sound that seems half Brian Eno, half Eric Satie.  Sky claims his music is similar to “opening …

Distopian Future: ShapeShiftingAliens - "Fade Away"

ShapeShiftingAliens “Fade Away” ShapeShiftingAliens ShapeShiftingAliens is a Swedish duo, consisting of Johan Cléve on vocals and Niklas Rundquist, also known as solo artist by the monker Brainshadow. This duo delves the darkest parts of Bowie’s Tin Machine and Trent Reznor and mixes them in an …

Say Goodbye: Business of Dreams - "Keep The Blues Away"

Business Of Dreams “Keep The Blues Away” Ripe For Anarchy Corey Cunningham’s new album under Business of Dreams is a perfect way to start the New Year.  This beautiful album is about saying good to the past and trying to …

TOP 15 2018

TOP 15 2018 UPDATED Wow this was tougher than I imagined.  2018 was the age of the Indie Musician.  Well, just read the list.  I do hope you either agree or you will check out these great artists.  All of …

YOUR HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: SONGS WE LOVED IN 2018

In January 2018 I resolved to listen to an album a day for the year, an earnest attempt at listening to more artists which lasted until mid June when it started to feel less like music appreciation and more like …

The Top 10 Albums of 2018

2018 sees an eclectic group of artists from all genres of music. New and old artists pave the way into the next decade with outstanding albums that have us laughing, dancing, singing, crying,….YAAAASSS! 10. Cher – Dancing Queen 9. Anderson …

True NY Art Rock: BODEGA - "How Did This Happen?"

BODEGA “How Did This Happen?” Endless Scroll What a band.  This is the Gang of Four for the 21st century.  This band knows what is wrong with this world, and they nail all the crappy attitude we carry around, telling …

Street Cred Power Pop: Half The Animal - "Magic"

Half The Animal “Magic” Automatic America Combine the best of the boy band sound, add a little street cred, and top it off with that Southern California feel and you have Half The Animal.  Comprised of Chase Johnson, Nick Gross, …

Honest Beauty: Haley Heynderickx - "No Face"

Haley Heynderickx “No Face” I Need To Start A Garden Haley Heynderickx not only has an oddly spelled name, which I love, but she has this wonderful voice that can only be compared to Angel Olsen.  She has this beautiful, …

Kiwi Pop Punk: The Beths - "Future Me Hates Me"

The Beths “Future Me Hates Me” Future Me Hates Me What a great, great band/  They have a sound that remind me of Veruca Salt, yet all wrapped up in an independent sound.  Coming from Auckland, New Zealand, this band, …

Sludge Punk: Warish - "Fight"

Warish “Fight” Warish Led by Riley Hawks (Tony Hawks’ son), this sludge-punk band burns your ears out, just like a great sludge band should.  Sounding like their album was recorded in the bottom of the sewer, this is one of …

Norwegian Rock: Spielbergs - "4AM"

Spielbergs “4AM” This Is Not The End Spielbergs from Oslo are one of those great post punk bands skiing out of the Norwegian winter making instantly memorable music.  “It’s 4AM, and I feel like giving up!” What a great chorus.  Comprised …

Awkwardness Of Love: Tessa Violet - "Bad Ideas"

Tessa Violet “Bad Ideas” Bad Ideas I love Tessa Violet.  It’s no wonder that she has become such a huge sensation through her own efforts using various on-line platforms.  Her music is infectious and has this great 80’s New Wave …

Superstar Recording: Beauty In Chaos - "20th Century Boy ft Al Jourgensen"

Beauty In Chaos “20th Century Boy ft Al Jourgensen” Beauty In Chaos Beauty in Chaos is an amazing LA-based band whose basic core is Tish Ciravolo – vocals; Michael Ciravolo – guitars; and Michael Rozon – live drums and bass guitar. On …

Shamanic Voice: Eerie Wanda - "Moon"

Eerie Wanda “Moon” Pet Town Eerie Wanda has an interesting life story, which has strongly influenced her musical path, and may even explain the beautiful imagery of “Moon”.  According to her bio: Eerie Wanda is the brainchild of audio and …

Channeling the Beats: Max Lockwood - "Tried Love (feat. Lindsay Lou & Sam Cooper)"

Max Lockwood “Tried Love (feat. Lindsay Lou & Sam Cooper)” Max Lockwood has one of those voices that makes you want to be his best pal, friendly, open, out front.  He has that presence that Tom Petty had; personable and …

Costa Rican Proto-Punk: Sportdad - "Octopus"

Sportdad “Octopus” Coming from Costa Rica, Sportdad is a band comprised of Stewart Heigold: Lead vocals, Guitars; Romain Garriot: Guitars; Guillaume Devigne: Bass; and Daniel Solorzano: Drums. These guys harken back to the great early 70’s New York scene, a combination of psychedelia …

Supergroup: boygenius - Ketchum, ID

boygenius “Ketchum, ID” boygenius Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker combined to for a supergroup, much as Crosby, Stills, and Nash did in 1969.  You get three of the greatest talents ever together, you are going to get fantastic …

Blondie's Chris Stein Releases Photography Book on NYC Punk Scene

  If a single piece of pop culture could be fished out of a time capsule by some hip alien race, entrusted to tell the story of New York City nightlife in the late 1970s, a Blondie record would do …

Paranoia: Whispering Sons: "Alone"

Whispering Sons “Alone” Image What a great hard-hitting band.  I love how each song builds from quiet beginnings to noise-shattering exuberance.  “Alone” sounds like it was recorded by paranoids, while the video reflects how, no matter how much you try, …

Apocalyptic Claustrophobia: Evi Vine - Sabbath (single edit)- Featuring Simon Gallup

Evi Vine Sabbath (single edit)- Featuring Simon Gallup Black Light Dark White Some of the best Goth I’ve heard in a long time.  Evi Vine’s voice just takes over and brings you to a darker, more personal, rather claustrophobic world.  On this …

Politically Charged: Twilight Fields - "Demagogue"

Twilight Fields “Demagogue” Song From The Age Of Ruin What a hard hitting song.  When we keep silent about the abuses of a demagogue, we become that demagogue, and we are just as guilty.  Twilight Fields is a tremendous singer/songwriter.  …

Just Do It: Clark Twain - "Fly High (Like Richard Branson)"

Clark Twain “Fly High (Like Richard Branson)” Life Is Wonderful How many of you have just wanted to say “screw it” and do exactly what you want?  That is the basis of this wonderful song by Clark Twain, dedicated to …

Tales Of The World: Norman Salant - "At The End Of The World"

Norman Salant  “At The End Of The World” Always All Around You With a voice and style like Elliot Smith, Norman Salant comes after you with his tales of sadness, love, and cows? Yes, cows.  While Salant has been known …

Trip Out: Shadowgraphs - "The Sun Is Rising"

Shadowgraphs “Sun Is Rising” Another Time Another tremendous band from Portland, OR.  Take one part The Zombies, one part The 13th Floor Elevator, shove them into the 21st century (or beyond) and you get the Shadowgraphs.  This band is so …

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