Archives for November 2014

Billy Idol – Kings and Queens of the Underground

There isn't any getting away from it. 1977 was a cultural watershed year for music and, now approaching four decades on from the first appearances of the Sex Pistols, Clash, the Slits, Siouxsie & The Banshees and a host of other less well remembered bands, the whole UK punk thing remains spoken of as if it were the actual end of music history, … [Read more...]

Blues-Rock singer Jackie Venson releases new track, “See What You Want”

(New York, NY) Bluesy crooner Jackie Venson announces the release of her new single, "See What You Want"! Channeling the soulful sounds of acts like Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse, Jackie Venson impresses listeners young and old with her heartfelt lyrics and musical mastery. In addition to being a Berklee College of Music graduate where Venson … [Read more...]

Klozapin : Conquest Of Noise Album Releases in January 2015

Klozapin Klozapin Conquest of Noise 5 January 2015 Initially beginning as a bedroom project, New York's Klozapin was formed in January 2014 by Mitchell Todorov (Guitar/Vocals), Paul Simone (Bass/Vocals), Nick Connor (Drums) and Niden Kolev (Guitar), quickly gaining a firm following in the Otsego County area. The band create vibrant … [Read more...]

The Chills – The BBC Sessions

Although we’re still waiting for a new studio LP and a desperately-needed album catalogue overhaul, 2014 has nevertheless been a great year for The Chills’ incremental comeback campaign.  With rapturously received live shows, the majestic Molten Gold 7” and a reissue of 2004’s Stand By EP, Martin Phillipps’ breadcrumb trail return from the … [Read more...]

LearnToPlayMusic.com launches Apollo-M, the Netflix-style music-learning service

LearnToPlayMusic.com announces the launch of a music-learning technology platform called Apollo-M (Apollo-M.com). It's a Netflix-style content delivery platform which will serve unlimited lessons to the roughly 300 million people in the world who play, teach or are learning to play a musical instrument, for only $4.95/month. No other platform like … [Read more...]

Winterfylleth – The Divination of Antiquity

It seems only natural that over time particular genres of music may decay into obscurity.  With black metal, how many times can you hear the same blast beat before you are rendered unconscious?  Every now and then bands will emerge that can keep your interest peaked and provide something extra.  Enter  Winterfylleth from the UK with their newest … [Read more...]

Brett Saxon Debuts Video

More Info: (New York, NY) A veteran of the Brooklyn scene, folk-rocker Brett Saxon’s background blends the concrete streets of his adopted home with the wild terrain of his Minnesota raised youth. Through his eclectic worldview lens, Saxon’s modern approach to acoustic guitar led narratives evokes the sensibilities of influencers like Elliott … [Read more...]

The Young – Chrome Cactus

I had the immense privilege to review The Young’s 2012 full-length release, Dub Egg. This Austin, TX quartet thrives on rock and roll. It’s sewn into their very fiber. Their newest release, Chrome Cactus was released August 26th 2014 via Matador Records. Adaptable yet precocious, the fuzzy vocals of singer Hans Zimmerman naysay against the … [Read more...]

Anawan Announces Self-Titled Full Length

  ANAWAN ANNOUNCES SELF-TITLED FULL-LENGTH DUE NOVEMBER 18 VIA NEW AMSTERDAM RECORDS   ALBUM TRAILER    STREAM // EMBED ANAWAN ALBUM TRAILER   "Difficult, genius. Your grandchildren will call this pop music." - Joe Holt, co-founder of Bandcamp  New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the new self-titled full-length … [Read more...]

Silver Apples – “Missin You” (demo) b/w “Oscillations” (live) 7″

With another substantial Silver Apples European tour in motion at time of writing and the news that a studio album is finally in the pipeline to appear sometime in 2015 (the first ‘proper’ LP from the now one-man enterprise since 1997’s Steve Albini-recorded Beacon no less), Simeon Coxe ushers out another interim 7” single on the ever-loyal … [Read more...]