Archives for December 2011

Jen Stratosphere Fanzine’s Top 10 Songs of 2011

This was originally going to be a Top 3 list, but I couldn’t resist doing a Top 10 instead.  Too much joy to spread around this year! 10.  Meringue & Malice – “Christmas Covered in Candy” Leslie Dallion and Ryan Breegle, formerly the duo The Loligags (on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records out of Athens, Georgia), are back as Meringue … [Read more...]

New Single from The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn

Craig Finn, frontman of The Hold Steady, has confirmed the November 25 release of his new 7" single "Honolulu Blues," a preview of his highly anticipated solo debut out early 2012. The limited edition 7" vinyl, released with new b-side "Rented Room," will only be available in select record stores nationwide on Record Store Day's "Black Friday" … [Read more...]

Adrian P’s 3 from ’11

Rick Rizzo & Tara Key – Double Star (Thrill Jockey) Not content with just releasing creditable albums with their respective mothership bands during 2011, as an inventive and democratic duo Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day) and Tara Key (Antietam) finally delivered a sequel to 2000’s overlooked Dark Edson Tiger, in the shape of the utterly … [Read more...]

Brad Tilbe’s Top 3 of 2011

1. Ghost - Opus Eponymous Ghost have created quite a buzz in the Metal scene since (and prior to) the January 2011 release of their first full length, Opus Eponymous. They're not necessarily Metal, and they're technically not a Rock band. Ghost is a melodic, heavy concoction of both. Lyrics boast Satan as their master, God, and taker of life. … [Read more...]

New album and single from Boris

Boris premiere new song on RollingStone.com from forthcoming album, set Australian dates for March 2012   Legendary Japanese trio Boris have premiered a new track via Rolling Stone from their forthcoming disc New Album. The MP3 for "Flare" is available to stream/download HERE. New Album will be available via Sargent House on … [Read more...]

Bryan Sanchez – Top 3 Albums of 2011

3. Jay-Z / The Throne / Kanye West – Watch the Throne (Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam) Detailing your life for us, blending it all with a kitchen drawer filled with tremendous production and emceeing about the lonely night after, religion, love, family and more, Watch the Throne was a terrific swing of life. There’s the confident swagger of showcasing … [Read more...]

Ryan Lloyd’s Top 3 of 2011

For this writer, these top three albums of 2011 transcend their time, with a stake in the past, present and future. This music will not fade simply as the years continue and are not merely a product of a trend or flavor-of-the-month sound, but have the ability to retain their presence and appeal years from now. In the case of the number one album … [Read more...]

New Video from Greenhorse

"The Breathing Machine" Video: http://tinyurl.com/3fbddqe Listen: http://bantermm.com/tracks/Greenhorse-TheBreathingMachine.mp3 Los Angeles trio Greenhorse share this haunting video for their new single, "The Breathing Machine." The track is a preview of what's to come from the emerging post-pop trio. Greenhorse is Chris Hackman, Shawn Day … [Read more...]

Friends of DOA – Best of 2011

David Armes (Last Harbour / Little Red Rabbit Records label): Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage In 2011 I saw more live music than heard new albums, so that's my compass.  From Björk at the god-awful Bestival to John Tilbury's Beckett piece in a freezing church to Part Chimp in an old mill to Lanterns on the Lake in Paris, I feel … [Read more...]

Statik of Collide

Peter Gabriel  - New Blood I like it because it made me remember how much I liked some of the older Peter Gabriel material, and it wasn't quite like a remix album. His voice sounds better than ever. How to Destroy Angels – How To Destroy Angels I like the Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross production. Trent’s still one of the few people that … [Read more...]