Archives for November 2012

New Album out from David Bronson

Story, Part 1 of a 2-part Album out now from David Bronson http://soundcloud.com/fanaticpro/david-bronson-times Seven years ago NYC-based singer-songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist David Bronson left a burgeoning New York indie rock band to begin a necessary calling: the realization of a 22-song autobiographical concept record that had … [Read more...]

Interview with Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne

  Hello Pete!  I’m absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to ask you a few questions about your spectacularly poptastic recent album Music and Words by Saint Etienne that has been out on Heavenly since May.  It’s a concept album and the ultimate fan love letter to pop music, where you hit the highlights of the soundtrack of our … [Read more...]

A.C. Newman – Shut Down The Streets

You may recognize the voice, not necessarily the name when you hear Canadian artist, A.C. Newman. His golden billowy swells trademark the innate ability for capable indie pop expression. A more familiar chant for your curiosity may be the potent power pop jams such as Twin Cinema’s “Use It” or Mass Romantic’s “The Fake Headlines”. Yes, undoubtedly … [Read more...]

Debut Album and Video from Olympic Swimmers

Introducing Olympic Swimmers + "Knots" Video Debut http://vimeo.com/50030145 http://www.bantermm.com/tracks/OlympicSwimmers-Knots.mp3 No Flags Will Fly is the debut album from Glaswegian band Olympic Swimmers. The album was self-released on the band’s own label Green White Violet in June 2012. No Flags Will Fly was released to critical … [Read more...]

The Love Dimension – Forget The Remember

There are bands that take the folk scene stylings of almost five decades ago as a starting block for their own music, to greater or lesser extents. The Love Dimension are going one or two steps further. Forget The Remember is a cleverly and carefully, even reverently put together homage to the music and musicians of the mid 60s. The playing is … [Read more...]

Interview with Machine Birds

Hi Maria and Marte!  It’s so wonderful to touch base with you both over your recent EP, Save Yourself, and to find out how your debut album is coming along.  I love how your atmospheric, melodic synth-pop often radiates with a bittersweet vibe, where Maria’s gracefully achingly to sharply emphatic vocals are buoyed by Marte’s light, lithe synth … [Read more...]

Holland Greco reworks songs of the Misfits on new EP

Murdergram: Songs of the Misfits Holland Greco’s just-released horrorshow E.P. of Misfits songs with new arrangements inspired by the cinema of Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Alfred Hitchcock, and rumbling electric guitar man, Link Wray... Murdergram Sales: … [Read more...]

The Young Sinclairs release Reissues

Roanoke, VA's The Young Sinclairs are back with two long awaited deluxe digital reissues -"O Bummer" (PSR079) and "Tough Face" (PSR080), both originally released in 2008 via the band's Magic Twig Community imprint. If that wasn't enough good news, the band is back and set to introduce a new live band … [Read more...]

Jowls – Cursed EP

Keeping up with the D.I.Y. ethos so readily found in punk rock and hardcore music is something that, with the explosion of digital music, has become easier for many musicians, allowing them to promote and share their music to a nearly unlimited audience. And with the backing of a small, independent record label that subscribes to the same creed, … [Read more...]

Grizzly Bear – Shields

The beautiful aspect of a band like Grizzly Bear’s music is their utter quality of musicianship and how equally balanced it all truly is. Back at the Austin City Limits Festival in 2009 they were at the eye of their supporting tour for the massively successful Veckatimest. After a thirty minute session of torrential downpour the sheets lifted up … [Read more...]