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The Definition of Acid: TOBACCO - "Slaughtered By The Amway Guy"

TOBACCO “Slaughtered By The Amway Guy” Ripe & Majestic This is definitely not your same old same old trip music.  TOBACCO has done something most DJ’s have never thought to do:  he removed all the music from remixes he did …

Brooklyn Power Pop: Best Behavior - "Say"

Best Behavior “Say” Good Luck Bad Karma WOW, and I thought great power pop was dead, but here comes Best Behavior to kick me out of my complacency.  Taken cues from the early Who and The Kinks, wrapping it up …

Dark Retrospective: Christian Dörge - "Scotland Yard"

Christian Dörge “Scotland Yard” Ghost Of A Bad Idea – The Very Best Of Christian Dörge My Munich goth hero has released an extensive greatest hits collection spanning the 25 years of his musical career.  This is the ultimate in …

Dark Goth: Hante - "Le Ponte Du Non-Retour"

Hante “Le Ponte De Non-Retour” Between Hope And Danger What a beautiful, dark, swirling mass of synthesized ecstasy.  Hante is the epitome of dark goth.  Born in Paris as Hélène de Thoury, Hante creates a cold, synthetic and melancholic music …

Denver Self-Loathing: The Yawpers - "Mon Dieu"

The Yawpers “Mon Dieu” Boy In A Well Arising from some graveyard in Denver, after feasting on the remains of the tattered bodies of rock ‘n’ roll, The Yawpers have come to show the faithful the final steps that The …

Memorable: Adam Ostrar - "Spare Me"

Adam Ostrar “Spare Me” Brawls In The Briar Adam Ostrar has one of the voices that haunts you.  Even though he inhabits the world of the folk singers, his influences like Lou Reed and Robert Wyatt happen to sneak through.  …

Aural Dancing: Satellite Mode - "Bad Woman"

Satellite Mode “Bad Woman” Wild Excuses What a voice.  What beautiful compositions that really complement the main strengths of this group.  Satellite Mode is the project of the classically trained duo of vocalist, Jess Carvo and producer and instrumentalist Alex Marko.  …

Dan Croll's Bright & Poppy 'Emerging Adulthood'

British singer-songwriter Dan Croll has just released his sophomore debut with Emerging Adulthood. Croll is known for his playful, polished, pop songs but on this record Croll goes for a bolder and more developed style. Croll to have a pow-wow …

Quirkiness: Tomber Lever - "Being Able To Recognize Kin"

Tomber Lever “Being Able To Recognize Kin” Future Pedagogue This is the most fun band I’ve heard since the Residents came roaring on the scene.  This is a band that breaks all taboos of seriousness by stilling being musically excellent.  …

Made of Tungsten: El Jefazo - Rio Tinto

El Jefazo “Rio Tinto” El Jefazo Do you love stoner mental?  Then you are going to LOVE El Jefazo.  These guys have this wonderful interplay of drums, bass, and guitar, heavy, grungy, dirty, perfect for tripping.  Coming from the Peruvian …

The Power Of Punk: Cruising - "My Twin Sister"

Cruising “My Twin Sister” WOW.  Coming from Belfast and Dublin, this queer punk band is incredibly intense and punk, yes, punk is still alive. Cruising is made up of Benni, Claire, Neil,  & Sarah, and they kick ass.  This is great …

Alternative Rap: Juiceboxxx - "Guts And Tension"

Juiceboxxx “Guts And Tension” Freaked Out American Loser I love this guy.  Juiceboxxx is the new face, the new sound of rap.  If a genre needed a shot in the arm, it was rap.  It was becoming self-satisfied and backwards …

Music For Fun: Ryan Wong - "Good Lovin'"

Ryan Wong “Good Lovin'” More Milk This song is so fun, so 60’s sound, but at the same time the modern wit like Adam Green.  Even the name of the new album, More Milk, is fun jab on the fact …

A Fresh Sound: Graham The Empire - "The Best Of Me"

Graham The Empire “The Best Of Me” Rise What a great band Graham The Empire is.  They remind you of the great pop rock bands of the ’70s and ’80s (Cheap Trick, The Babys), but there is so much more …

Swedish Nightingale: Audrey X - "Black Skies"

Audrey X “Black Skies” Sweden born Audrey X has come to this country to prove to the Top 40 divas how it really should be down.  Starting her career singing in the church choir, Audrey X had a dream of …

Beauty In Strangeness: Everyone Is Dirty - "San Andreas"

Everyone Is Dirty “San Andreas” My Neon’s Dead What a strange band.  With a sound like The Mars Volta stripped down and put into a blender, Everyone Is Dirty falls into so many categories we will now have to make …

Atmospheric Electronic Music: Losane - "Atone"

The slow, pulsating, atmospheric electronic that Losange, a Provence-based synth enthusiast, create is one of a kind and nothing you’ve heard recently. These rousing DJs have concocted the perfect blend of hypnotic tones and riffs that will absolutely send you …

Hear Dhani Harrison's Electro-Rock Song "All About Waiting"

If you don’t get chills after hearing Dhani Harrison’s first single from his upcoming record IN///PARALLEL then you weren’t listening hard enough. This psychedelic, electro-rock track is like listening to George Harrison in the 21st century. However, this multi-instrumentalist puts his …

Dark Metal for Dark Times: Lunar Funeral - Indian's Death

Lunar Funeral “Indian’s Death” Sex On A Grave There is no light allowed at Lunar Funeral.  This is as dark and heavy as you can get.  Hailing from Russia, Lunar Funeral plays some of the best, loudest, darkest blues metal …

Dark Angst: The Reuters - "Credits"

The Reuters “Credits” We Are From HU Coming from the darklands of the Netherlands (or is that Neverlands) comes the wonderful sci-punk of The Reuters.  What a band this is.  You like your punk dark with that sci-fi twinge, this …

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