Archives for December 2012

The 2 Bears – Be Strong

Beginning with three, before solidifying as a rock-solid duo, The 2 Bears officially began creating music in 2010. And while it doesn’t seem that far away in relativity (this was officially released in late January 2012), for Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell, Be Strong marks a carefully-placed album in the running for best electronic music of … [Read more...]

Album out from post-hardcore band Outline In Color

Post-hardcore Tulsa, OK based outlet, Outline In Color's full-length debut, Jury Of Wolves out now  The unsigned Tulsa, Oklahoma based post-hardcore sextext's debut full-length, Jury of Wolves, has sold over 600 copies in its first week and has debuted at #17 on the iTunes rock … [Read more...]

Electric Shepherd – The Imitation Garden

The cover of The Imitation Garden might lead the CD buyer to expect any number of things. Soporifically harmonic artfolk, abrasive electronica, densely performed ambient soundscaping - you may hear elements of all of these at various moments throughout the album but at its centre, Electric Shepherd's debut full length release is a Heavy Rock album, … [Read more...]

Second Album from Guy Fantastico out now

The space-pop troubadour perfects sophisticated, weightless ruminiations on seduction, slumber, and longing on his new full-length Dreamboat, out now. Produced by the prolific Helado Negro (Roberto Carlos Lange, ROM, Epstein, Ombre), Dreamboat is a spaced-out trip into 22nd century pop with touches of psych and exotica. Dreamboat is Los … [Read more...]

New Music Spotlight #3

Dangerous Muse – Red EP Electronic synth-pop artist Mike Furey, AKA Dangerous Muse, has been on the scene for a while, breaking through with MTV-approved “The Rejection” in 2006 and with an enticing video for “I Want It All” in 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN6sc-zpFL0).  Mike has released a string of singles and EPs, with 2 more EPs on … [Read more...]

December Tour Dates for mr. Gnome

12/13 Dayton OH @ Blind Bob's 12/14 Chicago IL @ The Beat Kitchen 12/15 St Louis MO @ Firebird 12/21 Toledo OH @ Ottawa Tavern 12/22 Cleveland OH @ Beachland Ballroom http://www.mrgnome.com/   … [Read more...]

New Album out from Decomposure

New Album out now from Canadian electronic artist Decomposure Decomposure - "Black Snow" Decomposure is Caleb Mueller, a 29-year old jack-of-all-arts up in Kitchener, Ontario; or as he puts it, a “Graphic designer by day, asleep by night. Somewhere between them, music happens.” You might expect Eating Chicken to be a mess of eclectic … [Read more...]

Wooden Wand – Blood Oaths Of The New Blues

Whilst it was often fun to hear James Jackson Toth fully let rip a pent-up desire to fuse Springsteen with Crazy Horse on his last ‘official’ Wooden Wand album - 2011’s Briarwood - some of us perhaps preferred the album’s more subtle stripped-down demos appended to the briefly available deluxe edition, wherein the unvarnished songs revealed even … [Read more...]

How to Dress Well – Total Loss

Throughout his short career, How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell has already garnered the tag of being ethereal and ultimately transcendent. On Love Remains, the fragments of his life were adorned with stellar hooks (“You Won’t Need Me Where I’m Goin’”) and moving, tremendously great melodies (“Endless Rain”); each song, paired with his voice, made for a … [Read more...]

Punk rock survivors The Scenics release new Album

Dead Man Walks Down Bayview is the first studio album that Toronto punk rock survivors The Scenics have recorded since the 1970s. Recorded at Toronto's #9 Studio and Allowed Sound Studio on Saltspring Island, 2009-2012, the album was produced by original band members, Ken Badger, Andy Meyers and Mark Perkell, mixed and mastered by celebrated … [Read more...]