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Band With Heart: Foreign Figures - "Heart Of Gold"

Foreign Figures “Heart Of Gold” Overzealous This alt-pop band from Utah has the hooks, the looks, the sound, the lyrics to be big stars.  Formed by brothers Steve (drums) and Eric (vocals/piano) Michels, the two were introduced to Seth Dunshee (bass) …

The Top 10 Albums Of 2017

2017 was quite the year in music with both old and new artists releasing a plethora of incredible music for our ears to behold for years to come! Check out the list below and let us know your thoughts! 10. …

Glam Rock Star: Gyasi - "Sugar Mama"

Gyasi “Sugar Mama” Oh my God, if you believe in reincarnation, then Gyasi IS Marc Bolan, or else channeling him.  Seriously, if you love Glam Rock (Slade, T Rex, Sweet, Bowie), then you will love Gyasi.  His riffs alone are …

Synth Pop For Today: Ski Lodge - "My Friend"

Ski Lodge “My Friend” Andrew Marr is Ski Lodge.  The multi-instrumentalist from Brooklyn has released a tremendous song harkening back to the great synth New Wave bands of the 80’s like Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark and Simple Minds.  In …

R&B Perfection: Wingtip (Ft Youngr) - "Space For Us"

Wingtip (ft Youngr) “Space For Us” What a great R&B song that has that certain something that takes it out of the normal to a step way beyond.  The vocals of Youngr in the background certainly adds a lot.  Wingtip …

Pop Perfection: The Raft - "Blue and Blue"

The Raft “Blue and Blue” Orion E.P. What a beautiful EP.  The Raft is the work of Phil Wilson from Neston, UK, and he makes beautiful music.  Sometimes, his pop tunes remind me of The Lightening Seeds at their best.  …

Music Collages: Monster Rally - "Sunny Sloth"

Monster Rally “Sunny Sloth” Flowering Jungle Some of the oddest and most beautiful music ever recorded, Flowering Jungle is worth listening to.  With a sound like Esquival! on drugs, Monster Rally has created something extremely interesting.  Monster Rally is the musical project of …

Japanese News: 964 Pinocchio - I've Been Running Round The City For 10 Minutes Straight In Order To Find You & Rip Your Fucking Face Off EP

964 Pinocchio I’ve Been Running Round The City For 10 Minutes Straight In Order To Find You & Rip Your Fucking Face Off EP What an EP this is; eight minutes of pure noise.  Coming from Tokyo, Japan, and taking …

Feel Good Fantasy: The Pow Pow Family Band - "Tiny Brush Parade"

Pow Pow Family Band “Tiny Brush Parade” All Right Wonder where Adam Green and Kimya Dawson style of anti-folk disappeared to?  Well, be not dismayed.  Pow Pow Family Band carries on that beautiful style perfectly.  Miles Robbins, his classmate Nara …

Melodic Metal: Ascending Dawn - "All In Now"

Ascending Dawn “All In Now” Coalesce Imagine Ann Heart fronting Eth or Cirith Ungol.  You get the idea.  This is ear-shattering heavy metal with melodic lead vocals.  Ascending Dawn is Marlain Angelides (vocals/songwriter) from Greece by way of London to New …

Medieval Elvish Music: Gandalf's Fist - "Winter's Mourning"

Gandalf’s Fist “Winter’s Mourning” What a great band, in fact, Gandalf’s Fist is one of the best prog bands out there.  Comprised of Dean Marsh, Luke Severin, Stefen Hepe, Chris Ewen, Ben Bell, and Keri Farish, they have just created …

Love: Merwin - "My Heart Is Lonely"

Merwin “My Heart Is Lonely” What a beautiful song.  Merwin is one of the most prolific and excellent singer/songwriters out there, and “My Heart Is Lonely” is one of the best ever.  The lyrics are so beautiful: The days are …

Gloom: United Sounds Of Joy - "Where Those Who Fall Are Left Behind"

United Sounds Of Joy “Where Those Who Fall Are Left Behind” War is A Force That Gives Us Meaning There is beauty in sadness, and United Sounds Of Joy are experts on sadness.  Where Those Who Fall Are Left Behind sets a …

Ancient Made Modern: James Jacket - "INFLORESCÊNCIA"

James Jacket “INFLORESCÊNCIA” Another incredibly beautiful piece of classical/experimental/electronica from the co-founder of the Portuguese punk band, Les Baton Rouge.  James Jacket is tremendously talented, and “INFLORESCÊNCIA” is one of his most profound and sensual instrumental pieces ever.  With Jacket …

Intimate Bedroom Pop: Telyscopes - "We Have A Lot To Be Disappointed About"

Telyscopes “We Have A Lot To Be Disappointed About” The Hobbyist Jack Hubbell (Telyscopes) has done it again.  This man has so much music inside him, he can’t help but write, record, and perform.  I swear Calliope (the Muse) has …

Shy Melancholia: One's A Crowd - "If I Go Away"

One’s A Crowd “If I Go Away” Writing Infinity Seth Flynn, recording as One’s A Crowd, does not record happy music, hence the name One’s A Crowd, but he does record beautiful music.  From Virginia, One’s A Crowd new album …

New Rock: Noiseheads - "'72"

Noiseheads “’72” Sitcoms For Aliens What a great band.  These guys have got it.  Coming from Florida, these guys get ass.  Comprised of Nick Gray – Vocals/Guitar, Greg Nicholas – Drums/Vocals, and Joe Gray – Bass/Vocals, these guys are raising a whole bunch …

Punk Christmas: Martha - "The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues/Fix My Brain"

Martha “The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues/Fix My Brain” The best punk band at this time, Martha has a new single for the holidays.  Following in the tradition of the Incredible Shrinking Dickies and The Ramones, Martha blows most punk …

The Sea Of Our Lives: Casey Stratton - "The Reign Of Typhon"

Casey Stratton “The Reign Of Typhon” The Turbulent Sea Casey Stratton is one of my personal heroes.  Stratton walked away from a huge record contract to create and release some of the most beautiful and personal records ever.  His talent …

Ode To The Forgotten: Tyler Stenson - "Middle Daughter"

Tyler Stenson “Middle Daughter” Tyler Stenson is tremendous.  His new song is one of those beautiful songs that Stenson is so good at.  Born in Lander, WY but raised in Oregon, Tyler Stenson is a bold, lyric-first Portland singer songwriter that draws …

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