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Rock n Roll: All Them Witches - "Diamond"

All Them Witches “Diamond” ATW This is one of my favorite bands.  No one sounds like them.  Coming from Nashville, you’d think the guys had some country stamped to them.  Hell no; this is rock and roll.  Comprised of Parks, …

Power Unleashed: The Joy Formidable - "The Better Me"

The Joy Formidable “The Better Me” “AAARTH” Wow, this is not your normal rock/pop/anything song.  This is in a category all its own.  The Joy Formidable is Ritzy – Vocals / guitars; Rhydian – Bass; and Matt – Drums.  Ritzy’s voice is …

Dark Love: Laura Carbone and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "The Flowers Beneath Your Feet"

Laura Carbone and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart “The Flowers Beneath Your Feet” You get Laura Carbone and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart (Kip) together on a song, you are going to get some real chemistry.  …

Psychedelic Fun: Guerilla Toss - "Meterological"

Guerilla Toss “Meterological” Twisted Crystal Guerilla Toss dropped their insanely crazy new album on September 14, and it’s amazing.  Imagine if Deee-Light and Art of Noise took acid together and created music; that is Guerilla Toss.  Fun, psychedelic, danceable, all …

Chilean Punk/Pop: Bailarines Muertos - "Sinestesia"

Bailarines Muertos “Sinestesia” My favorite Chilean punk/pop rock band has released one of the most fun videos ever.  This smoothie being made looks delicious, and the music kicks ass.  These guys from Santiago, comprised of Sebastián González, Gonzalo Alarcón, Benjamín Soto, and Javiera Labra …

True Goth: Bela Goosy - "I Underdog"

Bela Goosy “I Underdog” My favorite goth performer has a new single out.  Listen to this, watch the video, and it becomes obvious why Bela Goosy is my Goth hero.  Coming from Lagraulire, France, Goosy is just bursting with the classic …

Ambient Hip Hop: Lil Josiey - "Dreamin' (w/ Lil Gunna & Jay)"

 Lil Josiey “Dreamin’ (w/ Lil Gunna & Jay)” Here you got the best of hip hop and ambient in one place.  This is great, autumnal music, just made for those long, cool nights.  “Dreamin'” gets everything right; the instrumentation, the …

Lovecraftian Soundtrack: A-Sun Amissa - "The Black Path"

A-Sun Amissa “The Black Path” Ceremony In The Stillness Tremendously emotionally stirring neo-classical/drone/dark jazz from a great band I’ve been enamored with for a while.  A-Sun Amissa is a rock ensemble led by Richard Know, and on this album, includes Richard …

Brave Soul: Sydney Wright - "Time Of Night"

Sydney Wright “Time Of Night” What I love about this song, it is hard to tell where the vocals (human) end and the instrumentation begins.  Wright is tremendous when it comes to using her vocals as an instrument.  Her lyrics …

Queen Of Sad Pop: Lana Del Rey - "Mariners Apartment Complex"

Lana Del Rey “Mariners Apartment Complex” Lana has scored again.  This might be the most beautiful and courageous song Del Rey has ever made.  The lyrics are about the passion that she has for life and her hard luck when …

Late Night Funk: Handsomebeast - "Playboi"

Handsomebeast “Playboi” There is something so funky, yet so ass-kicking about Handsomebeast.  Coming from Houston, Handsomebeast is comprised of Nick Serena, Jacob Rodriguez, Peewee Ruiz, Carlos Ortiz, and Tony Ortiz, and make music which they call Space-rock-bump-n-grind.  This is the music you …

Heart On Sleeve: Ricky Lewis - "Gauntlet In The Sun"

Ricky Lewis “Gauntlet In The Sun” See You In The Morning The perfect break-up album (or least, it will help you recover).  Ricky Lewis is one of those singers whose songs are really biographical, and though it’s sometimes painful to …

Heavy: Dead Friends - "Paimon (What You Omen)"

Dead Friends “Paimon (What You Omen)” My ears are bleeding, and that’s a good thing.  I love this band.  There is no holding back when these guys get going.  I love the fact that this song is about belonging to …

True Otherwordly: Spain - "Maya Of The Summer"

Spain Maya In The Summer Mandala Brush One of the most beautiful albums you will ever hear.  The music is fantastic, very ethereal, definitely more unusual, with these clear vocals that are as much a musical instrument as the backing …

Memphis Soul: Stephen Chopek - "Could Have Been"

Stephen Chopek “Could Have Been” Begin The Glimmer First off, I love the sound Stephen Chopek gets out of his acoustic guitar.  Those clear, ringing tones support the beautiful tenor of Chopek’s plaintive voice.  Having moved to Memphis has allowed …

Sad Beauty: Cat Power - "Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey)"

Cat Power “Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey)” What a great single.  This might be one of the best songs that both Cat Power and Lana Del Rey have created for a long time.  The verse is this great Bonnie Raitt-type …

Apocalyptic Love: Scarves - "Collapse"

Scarves “Collapse” Dinner Dates For The End of Days There is something wonderfully jagged about Scarves.  Their take on love at the end of time is beautiful yet disturbing.  Scarves arefrontperson/founder Niko Stathakopoulos, Joined by Cael Watts (drums), and Nessa Grassing …

Powerful Beauty: Scarlet Sails - "Upside Down"

Scarlet Sails “Upside Down” A new single from Scarlet Sails; exactly what this world needs, and it’s a complete killer.  Russian born singer-songwriter, Olya Viglione and Dresden Dolls drummer, Brian Viglione (also known as a best looking couple in rock), have put out a record …

Sweet Harmonies: Hudson Taylor - "One In A Million"

Hudson Taylor “One In A Million” Bear Creek To Dame Street This is one of the best ‘let me go’ songs I’ve heard.  Irish brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor combine their vocals together with heart hitting guitars that ring, seriously, …

Blues Punk: Telefones - "Castle Factory"

Telefones “Castle Factory” Alt Citizen (7 inch) From the very first guitar riff to the bass and drums and then that second guitar coming in like a tidal wave, you realize you’re in for a punk treat.  And then those …

Autumnal Beauty: Still Corners - "The Message"

Still Corners “The Message” Slow Air What a beautiful, breathless voice, floating over the instrumentation that is clear yet foggy.  Some of the synth sounds are so ethereal, while the guitar is so crystal clear; a perfect balance.  There is …

Complexity: Collapsing Scenery - "The Resort Beyond The Last Resort"

  Collapsing Scenery “The Resort Beyond The Last Resort” The Resort Beyond The Last Resort Coming from Brooklyn, Collapsing Scenery might be one of the oddest sounding bands ever, and that, people, is a talent.  They are so good, but …

Kick Ass Metal: Sunflower Dead - "Victim"

Sunflower Dead “Victim” C O M A This is no-holds-barred, balls to the wall metal.  There is no waiting period, no build-up in this song; no, Sunflower Dead gets down to business right away with that mean guitar over the …

Intimacy Through Association: Papercuts - "Laughing Man"

Papercuts “Laughing Man” Parallel Universe Blues There is something mysterious going on in this gorgeous pop song.  Nothing is as it seems, and no real activity is occurring, just fragments of dreams encased in beautiful 90s sounding pop with vocals …

Genius All Around: Steevo Nuissier - "A Scene (Live Rehearsal)"

Steevo Nuissier “A Scene (Live Rehearsal)” When Steevo Nuissier puts out any new music, I always pay attention.  Steevo is one of the most intelligent and talented performer out there.  Sometimes, as in this Live Rehearsal, he seems to be …

The Future: Peel Dream Magazine - "Shenandoah"

Peel Dream Magazine “Shenandoah” Modern Meta Physic The fact that Peel Dream Magazine reference John Peel says more about this great band than you can imagine.  With their roots in the Velvet Underground, their body in Stereolab, and their head …

The Journey: Fox And Bones - "Little Animal"

Fox And Bones “Little Animal” I love this song.  To me, it’s almost like a lullaby to all of us who have a hard day, night, week, month, year.  It’s tremendously lighthearted about the life of any of us who …

Two Is Perfect: Slaves - "Chokehold"

Slaves “Chokehold” Acts Of Fear And Love Rock n roll lives again.  The beginning of the song kicks with those power chords I love so much, reminiscent of Jack White’s attack, but the background vocals just kill this song (in …

History Becomes Future: Dev Ray - "Can't Hide"

Dev Ray “Can’t Hide” From the beginning bass line, to the wonderful synth and drum beats, to the guitar, and the very best, the wonderful vocals, Dev Ray’s single, “Can’t Hide”, is a masterpiece, a combination of English 80’s New …

Powerviolence At Its Best: Stevo Zigon - "I Don't Owe You Shit"

Stevo Zigon “I Don’t Owe You Shit” Split by Deathtaker/Stevo Zigon This is a tremendous split.  You’ve got Stevo Zigon from Serbia, the king of powerviolence soul split with Deathtaker, deadly punk from Boston.  That’s all you need to know.  What …

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