New Video from Throw Vision

The Brooklyn-based quartet Throw Vision brings together diverse influences - from Debussy to Here We Go Magic, with hints of TV On The Radio and the Dirty Projectors - that are placed neatly atop soulful pulses of R&B and jazz, but with an element of shoegaze as well. The band has performed regularly throughout the NYC and New England areas, … [Read more...]

Rock/Shoegaze CD series helps Nepal disaster relief

  Global Indie Artists Come Together for Nepal Disaster Relief SeriesRock Back for Nepal is the first in a 3-part series of disaster relief compilations being released by U.S. indie label  Patetico Recordings. The label is partnering with nearly 60 independent artists and several small indie labels around the globe to make this happen. They … [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...]

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...]

Recent album from Broken Guru

NYC-native trio Broken Guru recently released its 60's-inspired, garage-rock/psych-rock album entitled Bent Up Halo.  The three lifelong friends of Rich Guerzon, Ray Fiero and Christy Fiero come from Forest Hills, Queens.  Fueled by the passion for the arts, it has been a long, natural progression of creative, collaborative efforts that led to the … [Read more...]

Debut album from Delta Deep

Phil Collen of Def Leppard has long been an appreciator and enthusiast of the blues genre and with the help of Rob DeLeo (bassist/Stone Temple Pilots), Forrest Robinson (drummer/TLC, India.Arie, Engelbert Humperdinck, Joe Sample & The Crusaders) and Debbi Blackwell-Cook (who formerly sang background vocals for Michael Buble, Gregory Hines, she … [Read more...]

Rise of Realism return with new album

Amsterdam's symphonic rockers Rise of Realism are back with a new full length, entitled Mirage. These 8 tracks of transcendent and deeply emotive music, reminiscent of Leonard Cohen, were born from years of struggle Mirage represents the culmination of Rise of Realism's work over the last twenty years. Beyond this – Rise of Realism have a … [Read more...]

Antifolk stalwart Capowski returns with new Album

CAPOWSKI RELEASES "WILD ANIMALS" ALBUM- PRODUCED BY JOHN ASHTON (PSYCHEDELIC FURS) "Wild Animals" is the new album from Capowski, a rocker with roots in the antifolk scene that percolated in New York City in the late 1980s. Back then, an emerging antifolk artist known as Beck stored his records in Capowski's apartment. Singer Michelle … [Read more...]

New Politicians – Remission

There are a lot of things I really like about New Politicians. There’s their classic, post-punk sound. There’s their strong sense of melody and songwriting. But most of all, I really appreciate that the lead singer doesn’t try to sound like Ian Curtis. This might seem like damning with faint praise, but that’s not my intention. I’ve heard far … [Read more...]

Short Takes on 4 Songs

Monks of Mellonwah – “Never Been Good” Australian alt-rock/pop four-piece Monks of Mellonwah has been going strong since 2009, releasing EPs (Stars are Out (2010), Neurogenesis(2012), and Sky & the Dark Night (2013)) and acclaimed debut album, Turn the People, in 2014.  John de la Hoyde (bass), Joseph de la Hoyde (guitar), Joshua Bassari … [Read more...]