Ralegh Long – Upwards Of Summer

Despite receiving a high degree of critical acclaim from both national press and radio quarters for his debut album, the pastoral singer-songwriterly Hoverance, Ralegh Long experienced something of personal negative reaction. Worn down by the demands of 'the biz' he considered calling things a day. Upwards Of Summer is, then, an album that nearly … [Read more...]

Interview with Ian Button and Robert Rotifer of Gare du Nord Records

The most intriguingly varied of the new indie imprints, the collective-led Gare du Nord label offers an ebullient synthesis of sounds; from the Kinksesque vibe of Rotifer, the wide-eyed electro wonder of Deerful, via Ralegh Long’s esoteric singer-songwriting to the critically acclaimed early-‘70s stylings of Papernut Cambridge, among a wagon of … [Read more...]

Upcoming EP from L.A. indie-rock duo Satellite Sky

Los Angeles' Satellite Sky, an indie-rock duo, will release its upcoming EP,  Magnetize, on May 5th.  Following the White Stripes garage rock formula of  a guitar and drums duo,  Satellite Sky features Pete Kicks on guitar and Kim Kicks on drums,  but these two are in fact blood related siblings. Satellite Sky is based in Los Angeles by way of … [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...]

Album out from darkwave/electronic band RxGF

For several decades now the Pacific Northwest has been a fresh source of innovative and boundary-pushing music, and since 2010 Seattle native and musical veteran, John Morgan Reilly, has been continuing that tradition through his music project RxGF and his eccentric brand of songwriting.  He is joined by Angeline Schaaf on lead vocals  and she … [Read more...]

Hot Single from Australian hip-popster Nick de la Hoyde

In the current musical landscape, there are no longer geographical barriers. You don’t have to be from hotspots New York or L.A. to be a rap/hip-pop artist. Poetry and pop music can go hand-in-hand, and an MC doesn’t need to shy away from wearing his heart on his sleeve. So now is the perfect time to introduce Nick de la Hoyde – the young … [Read more...]

Cobi Mike of Gentlemen Hall goes solo with new EP

Cobi Mike's recent decision to leave Gentlemen Hall (Island Records) to release his first solo project arose from his desire to rediscover his voice and share his personal message. In 2008, the singer-songwriter helped form the unique Boston musical collective. Gentlemen Hall quickly catapulted to success, being awarded a MTV Video Music Award in … [Read more...]

New Album from vintage Americana trio Echo Sparks

The vintage Americana band from Orange County, California, Echo Sparks, was started by DA Valdez (a member of The Pontiac Brothers). He formed the band as an outlet for his original songs. He’s joined by vocalist CC Kinnick and bass player Cindy Ballreich and the trio have been performing their signature brand of ‘Sounds of the New Old West’ all … [Read more...]

Album from post-rock instrumental band Whale Fall

Whale Fall is a post-rock instrumental band located in L.A. Formed in 2008, the five-piece, whose name derives from the biological process by which a decaying whale carcass becomes the host for a new sea life community, has quickly established a dedicated fan base who have embraced the band's dynamic live sound.  Whale Fall released its eponymous … [Read more...]

Album from hard rock band Attik Door out now

Emerging in early 2011, Attik Door encompasses variety of musical styles to create a unique rock/alternative feel. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of artists from Led Zeppelin and System of a Down to Sade and Black Eyed Peas, the band members forge a unique sound that balances an equal measure of melodic and heavy riffs, along with … [Read more...]