Archives for July 2011

Dead Leaf Echo – Verisimilitude

Dead Leaf Echo has taken its previously released songs “Act of Truth,” “Half-Truth,” and “Woolgathering” and warped them, stretched them out, submerged them, and otherwise manipulated them to create the new EP Verisimilitude. For this effort, the band has enlisted other artists to put their own spin on these songs. Each version has a familiarity … [Read more...]

New Album from Annie Crane

Annie Crane’s new “Jump With A Child’s Heart” brings NYC edge to traditional Americana sounds. http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/anniecrane/mp3/anniecrane-jumpwithachildsheart.mp3 Singer blends ‘60’s folk and Celtic influences with rock & pop on album about making dreams come true “Without giving time effort, time will owe you … [Read more...]

Todd Grubbs – Return of the Worm

It’s not uncommon for rock/fusion guitarists to be a bit weird and eclectic. They implement odd sounds and styles into their instrumentals for the sake of unique variety. Veteran musician Todd Grubbs is no different; if you can’t tell by its cover, his newest LP, Return of the Worm, is quite an adventure. Born in Tampa, Florida, Grubbs has been … [Read more...]

Jen Grygiel – s/t EP

Poets, philosophers, psychologists, and theologians have been writing about love since the dawn of time, but there’s something about its multi-faceted complexities that continues to intrigue us.  It would be fair to assume that without amour as a subject, the film and music industries would’ve collapsed ages ago.  Indeed, love – be it passion, … [Read more...]

New Single from Little Deadman

Listen to Little Deadman's New Single "Post Helado Madness": http://www.bantermm.com/tracks/LIttleDeadman-POSTHELADOMADNESS.mp3 Formed in early 2009 in San Diego, Little Deadman is Spencer Rabin, Anthony Levas, Brian Dall, and Tyson Wirtzfeld. Their reverb and echo steeped sound is alternately breezy California cool and caustic proto-punk, … [Read more...]

Beaten By Them – Invisible Origins

Modern music has positively been able to stay afloat with some of the freshest new innovations continuing to surface. Whilst many still wonder where all the new music has gone, bands like Beaten By Them are continuing to relentlessly pound away with a desire and heart that goes beyond your basic genre role call. Creativity is hard to come by and … [Read more...]

Brainoil – Death Of This Dry Season

After the release of their extremely well received self-titled debut LP via Life Is Abuse it has taken Oakland’s Brainoil eight years to return with a follow up, the members all drifting off into various projects and putting the band on hold. The trio of Greg Wilkinson, Ira Harris and Nathan Smith are now back and on August 2nd release their new … [Read more...]

New EP collection from My Violent Ego

My Violent Ego releases EPs collection My Violent Ego - One day you'll laugh at the sad saga that was (2011 - White Birch / Handwriting / Sometimes rec) Download: "Come on, sleep": http://myviolentego.bandcamp.com/track/come-on-sleep?action=download Info: www.myviolentego.com *** Fully remastered, "One day you'll laugh at the sad … [Read more...]

Chthonic – Takasago Army

What would you get if Dimmu Borgir and Cradle of Filth decided to join forces, started using Asian stringed instruments and keyboard passages and moved to Taiwan?  If you said Chthonic, then you are already ahead of the curve. Chthonic, pronounced Thonic, formed about 2 years after Dimmu Borgir, so to write them off as a mere carbon copy would do … [Read more...]

The Hypnotist Collectors – “Ohio”

Hailing from West Oakland, California The Hypnotist Collectors bring a smooth country swing with “Ohio”. Track two off of their new album titled, Worn Out Factory. Vocalist/guitarist Augustus DeVandry’s vocal scratch gives this tune an angst that prevails above Dick Dale-esque lead guitar. With harmonica backing a tale of marriage, escape, and love … [Read more...]