Archives for July 2015

Far Beyond The Sunrise – S/T EP

Far Beyond The Sunrise released its full-length album, Oppressor, in 2014. Now comes a self-titled five-track EP from the band. This Bellmawr, New Jersey five-piece band play big-money metalcore. Far Beyond The Sunrise has high production values. Kick drums punctuate all five songs in thick, black ink. The crisp guitar distortion on the low end … [Read more...]

Upcoming EP from Direct Divide

California-located trio Direct Divide proves that the violin belongs in rock music. The band is comprised of 6-string electric violinist and powerhouse vocalist Razz, multi instrumentalist and engineer Kevin Proctor, and Valdemar Huguet on drums. With a backdrop of synths, guitars, drums, bass, and piano behind the powerful violins and Razz's … [Read more...]

Robin Guthrie & Mark Gardener – Universal Road

There will be very few indie music fans that haven't ever heard the names of Robin Guthrie and Mark Gardener, and practically none that are unaware of either the Cocteau Twins or Ride; two bands whose influences continue to shape the entire shoegaze/dreampop/scene that continues to celebrate itself that has so many aficionados throughout the … [Read more...]

Interview with Forevr

Hiya Sam!  I just found out about your swooningly beautiful shoegaze/noise-rock debut EP Demonstration, which is out now.  Where is it available and in what formats? Demonstration is available at our Bandcamp for a name-your-price download, and on CD and gold cassette tape. You and Donovan, who is the other half of Forevr, are both natives of … [Read more...]

Bert Jansch – Live At The 12 Bar

Since early-2014 Earth Recordings has followed a mixture of directions in establishing itself as a more boutique-shaped London answer to the likes of Light In The Attic, Rhino Handmade and Omnivore; shifting between a bare-bones reissue of Jackson C. Frank’s eponymous 1965 LP, a reupholstering of the sole album from Antipodean acid-folker Howard … [Read more...]

New song from The Unravelling

Calgary, Canada-based industrial/metal/hard rock project The Unravelling, which consists of Steve Moore and Gustavo DeBeauville, has released a 2nd single titled "Master Drone".  The duo was critically lauded for its 2010 debut album, 13 Arcane Hymns.  The Unravelling is back, having bowed 1st single, "Revolt", and now the menacing, forceful, and … [Read more...]

Anne Garner – Be Life

Anne Garner’s new album Be Life announces itself, on opening song "Your Name" with all the grace and emotional depth of a Schubert Lieder. An elegantly understated, electronically treated, piano motif spartanly but superbly supports the vocal coils of what appears to be as much a meditation as a song. Possessing a faint hint of This Mortal Coil at … [Read more...]

New EP from The Como Brothers Band

The singer/songwriter duo The Como Brothers Band is back with a brightly produced, 6-song EP titled Imagination. It was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Graham Marsh (Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green) at Germano Studios in NYC. Matt and Andrew Como have a very real and in-depth sound that comes from years of studying the music that they love – … [Read more...]

Delta Deep – “Down In The Delta”

Phil Collen, lead guitarist and back-up singer in Def Leppard, has long been an enthusiastic appreciator and proponent of the traditional blues genre and he’s launched a resoundingly successful attempt to resurrect the blues on his new project Delta Deep.  Phil has enlisted the aid of the talented artists Rob DeLeo (bassist in Stone Temple Pilots), … [Read more...]

Mission Of Burma – Vs. (reissue)

Having redelivered Mission Of Burma’s debut 1981 mini-album Signals, Calls, And Marches as an expanded gourmet vinyl set to UK and European audiences for this year’s Record Store Day, Fire Records now also returns to print the on/off/on Boston band’s first full-length album from 1982 - Vs. -  for the same record-buying territories (at the same time … [Read more...]