Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures

The idea of Them Crooked Vultures sounded too good to be true. How could one take frontman Joshua Homme and reconnect him with the awesome drumming of Dave Grohl? But even with them two, they decided to also throw in Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones to play bass, for good measure. And yes, we’re talking about Jones, who was the bassist for one of the … [Read more...]

Jeff The Brotherhood – Heavy Days

You can definitely hear them rev up the engine a few times, but Heavy Days, the new album by Jeff The Brotherhood, never quite takes off. But that's fine, because this little Nashville, Tennessee duo sounds like they might be on to something. Problem is they have yet to figure out just what kind of band they are. Half of this album sounds like a … [Read more...]

Mr Gnome offers two tracks from sophomore album

Chan "Cat Power" Marshall fronting Queens of the Stone Age? Karen O leading Death From Above 1979? Cleveland duo mr. Gnome has been given many unusual comparisons, all of which seem to indicate the band's spectacularly unique sound. And, while none seem to fully capture the band's loftily heavy-beautiful music, mr. Gnome offers up two brand new … [Read more...]

The Dead Weather – “Hang You From The Heavens”

Forget about the impending Ice Age 3 (no, not, that Dawn of the Dinosaurs flick) or global warming due to human activity.  The (musical) forecast shows that The Dead Weather is taking over the planet (i.e., Jack White of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, etc..., Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs, and Dean Fertita of … [Read more...]