Interview with Monks of Mellonwah

It's so great to touch base with you about your new tuneful alt-rock EP titled Disconnect, your past recordings, and your future plans as Monks of Mellonwah. First off, can you please list who's in the band, what instruments you play, and what your mood is like at this moment? Joe de la Hoyde: Thank you so much for having us!  Monks of Mellonwah … [Read more...]

New LP from Space Apaches

Asheville, North Carolina's Space Apaches has just released its new album, the 14-track Smokin' Voyages of psychedelic-steeped rock n roll funthat includes a healthy mix of originals with a few covers.  The band is composed of studio session players who got together to create meticulously-crafted rock music fused with a “spaced out” country vibe.  … [Read more...]

New Kung Fu Jesus album

Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Craig Snape, AKA, Kung Fu Jesus, crafts lyrically-aware, trance-inducing electro-pop/alt-rock tunes that are featured on his recently released album Celestial Gold.  Having already been featured in Emmy award winning documentaries and gotten radio play on the BBC among others, Kung Fu Jesus is … [Read more...]

Upcoming album from Sidewave

L.A.-based space-rock/noise-rock band Sidewave infuses its upcoming 12-track opus, Glass Giant, with the massive, distorted wall-of-guitars sound that made waves with bands like Swervedriver, Smashing Pumpkins, Hum, and Failure.  The stormy sonics are soothed by calmer, lighter male vocals and this balance allows Sidewave to explore enticing sounds … [Read more...]

Fresh LP from Ted Z and the Wranglers

Ted Z and the Wranglers, of Southern California, deliver outlaw country-charged rock. Ted's catchy story-songs are fully-realized tales of love, regret, getting older, and getting in trouble. The band stirs up its Americana influences, featuring quick picking and bluesy slide guitar over galloping train beats and swinging shuffles.  In the span of … [Read more...]

Debut album from Starlight Girls

There’s something about Halloween season that fits this six-piece Bushwick band’s siren allure and gothic-tinged theatricality. Their poetic lyrics are inspiring, channeled by a unique energy-driven mix of surf, pop, and noise with a bit of metal for good measure. Founder and lead singer Christina B played keyboards and sang as part of her … [Read more...]

Yassou releases 5 video-only songs

  It's been argued that we see music more than we hear music; a phenomenon that began with "Girls On Film" and grows with every viral, visual interpretation that corresponds to an artist's output. Fully submersing themselves in this ideology, Yassou has taken the opportunity to do what bands and solo artists should have started doing years … [Read more...]

New album from The Unravelling

The Unravelling’s blend of industrial and hard rock reflects the infectious intensity of its creators.  The band were acclaimed for their debut 13 Arcane Hymns until lead vocalist Steve Moore was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. He was forced to spend the next year and a half in surgery and recovery, thus sending his collaborative partnership with … [Read more...]

Debut single from Joykill Collective

The Joykill Collective was forged in the attic of an artistic commune in Northampton. Initially as a solo project, Leif hit upon the idea of gathering together talented friends in various mediums. The project grew to include local musicians, writers, poets and filmmakers, many of whom lived and worked in the same commune as they slowly tried to … [Read more...]

Short Takes (Fake Shark, Ships Have Sailed, Paul Doffing & Monks Of Mellonwah)

Fake Shark – “Cheap Thrills” The best summertime jam of 2015 has arrived in high style with the slinky, infectious dancefloor hijinx of “Cheap Thrills” from Vancouver-situated act Fake Shark.  Formerly known as Fake Shark Real Zombie, the trio of Kevvy (songwriter, vocalist, member of Die Mannequin), Louis Wu (guitarist), and Tony Dallas … [Read more...]