Archives for April 2015

Interview with Nick de la Hoyde

Hey there, Nick!  It’s so cool to get the chance to touch base with you and find out what you’re up to these days.  I’m smitten with your single “The Longest Way” and wanted to see what you have planned for the rest of 2015.  Will you be dropping a debut album anytime soon?  Or more singles or an EP? Hey Jen, I am really glad you liked my single … [Read more...]

New EP from NYC-based psych-dreamgazers MALKA

NYC psych dream-gazers MALKA release debut EP The Constant State New York City-based psychedelic dreampop band MALKA have officially released their debut EP, The Constant State, on March 2, 2015. Recorded at both APT Studio (NYC) and Elohino studio (NJ), mixed byDarko Saric, and mastered at 825 Studios by Grammy Award-winning engineer Butch … [Read more...]

Bearfoot Beware – World Owes You Nowt

The first time I listened to Bearfoot Beware’s debut album World Owes You Nowt, I got a sinking feeling. Not because I didn’t like it — on the contrary, I felt discouraged because I knew that this was the kind of album that demands multiple listens to be fully appreciated. It’s the kind of complex, multi-layered album that you want to get to know … [Read more...]

Upcoming EP from post-hardcore rock band Secondborn

In just over a year, Lafayette and New Orleans-located post-hardcore band Secondborn has amassed an almost 20K-strong following on Facebook and has honed its indie rock sound into a force to be reckoned with.  The band members' music can easily stand alongside established acts like Saosin, 30 Seconds To Mars, and Thrice.  The bandmates have all … [Read more...]

Various Artists – Burn Rubber City, Burn! Punk And The Decline Of The Mid-West 1975-80

Whatever way you look at it, 1978 was a very long time ago. And if three years is just a long time, then consider exactly what amount of musical ferment was taking place in and around the Ohio city of Akron, between the first live shows of some of the bands featured on this compilation from Soul Jazz records - The Bizarros, Chi Pig, Tin Huey and … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#43 (Keiron Phelan on The Psychomodo)

Keiron Phelan on… Cockney Rebel’s The Psychomodo (EMI, 1974) There was always something gloriously ‘wrong’ about (the first incarnation of) Cockney Rebel. Like a misbegotten romance between a kohl-eyed hippie chick and a suedehead, Rebel existed in a world of musical contradictions and unlikelihood. Their flint eyed, silver haired, bowler … [Read more...]

The Black Clouds – “Photograph”

The Black Clouds is an indie rock band from Central New Jersey that formed in late 2004 and has maintained its DIY ethic all along.  Band members Dan Matthews (guitarist, vocalist), Neil Hayes (guitarist), Gary Moses (bassist), and Cory King (drummer) have self-produced, recorded, and funded their previous two albums, 2008’s Wishing Well and Better … [Read more...]

EP and Video from Swedish twin sister duo Taxi Taxi out now

Twin sisters Johanna and Miriam recently released a swoon-inducing EP titled Floating Forever on their own Delicious Demon record label.  The 4-song EP is graced by the strikingly beautiful vocals of both Johanna and Miriam and they play the synths and guitar accompaniment that buoys the tunes. The power ballad "Floating Forever"  is out now in … [Read more...]

Mark Maze – Uncomfortable Truths

Self-described ‘urban electric pop’ singer-songwriter Mark Maze grew up in a rough neighborhood on the fringes of Leicester, England, and his experiences there spurred him to focus on bettering his life.  He was influenced by artists who pushed the idea that anything was possible and, holding onto that idea, he joined a 6-member R’n’B vocal group … [Read more...]

New Single and Video from pop singer-songwriter Kat Vinter

Singer/songwriter Kat Vinter recently released the second single off of her forthcoming debut EP, Islands, which is due out on April 26th via Culvert Music. Kat also recently released a new video for “"Sooner or Later"," the first single off of Islands The EP showcases Kat’s lush vocals combined with brooding, beat driven pop music … [Read more...]