Monday, September 17, 2012

there will be no more posts.  i think i have proven my point.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Staying true his raw and authentic quality, he shines as he returns to the rock genre, his gritty vocals and remarkable songwriting are peppered with a steadfast mainstream quality, leaving no doubt that this will stand-out among his critically acclaimed previous releases. The album is brilliantly chiming, with anthemic songs of real restraint and grace that include a little bit of everything, from a thrashing fire of the drums to the invigorating melodies. The perspective of this record comes from a man that’s been hurt and heartbroken, a bitter and angry voice that allows itself to be exposed and wavering throughout each track; a true departure from his previous release in all the right ways. Each aspects comes together to make for a radio ready alternative rock album that could easily find itself among the likes of the Foo Fighters, Hinder, and Paramore.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

"Set sail through a sonic seascape of innovative, industrial and introspective songs that share the same wavelengths as early Jesus & Mary Chain, the Pale Saints and the Boo Radleys"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"is an acoustic family band featuring musical saw, open back banjo, tater bug mandolin, upright bass, acoustic guitar, washboard, etc"

Monday, September 10, 2012

"a one man band, playing the roles of guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, turntablist, vocalist, programmer, sound designer and engineer. Trip hop, New Zealand dub fusion, 90's American hip hop, English drum n bass, Warp Records and the Brainfeeder label have all been heavy influences. With a little more exposure, more buzz could be created. a review would be greatly appreciated."

Thursday, September 6, 2012

"a lyric-driven sonic-tapestry of fuzz-guitar, dulcet feedback and contorted, echo-soaked vocal harmonies which owes less to the Beach Boys than it does to drunken pirate shanties!"

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"This Belgium-based rock band showcase their hard-hitting, classic-rock inspired sound on their debut album due out on November 23rd, 2012.  The first single starts with a rolling pound of the drum, building up to the excruciatingly precise electric guitar solo reminiscent of Metallica’s “One,” immediately beginning the album with an injection of furious bursts of thrash and power. Full of self-determination and unrestrained attitude, it’s a radio-ready first single that will reach fans of many different genres as his vocal daggers explode for a perfectly balance, full-throttled sound."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"equal parts rock, americana, folk, country, and psychedelic. After producing three previous independent bedroom records, a new electric sound has come. Following a sudden marital split and with a dozen songs written to release the energy of the present and past, this has created a whiskey drenched, bar floor stomping record. This is a band coming from folk, jazz, and psychedelic roots that has put out a lyrical and anthemic collection of Southern Americana Rock"
"was created using a mixture of chained around-the-room 80’s era midi expanders as well as the duo’s collection of vintage keyboards and combining them with an array of drum machines and effected guitars"

Monday, September 3, 2012

"The sound is noisy post-punk ala US Maple/Shellac/June of 44.  It was Recorded by Steve Albini at Oxygen Studios in Italy and Mastered in Chicago by Bob Weston.  I know you have a lot of music to go through and limited space and time, but I have hand picked your publication to receive this copy, and I would love it if I could see some coverage"

Friday, August 31, 2012

"have turned a longtime casual collaboration into a gorgeous collection of compelling, thoughtful and artfully composed tunes that balance wistful maturity with a certain earnest and eternally young expression. Not quite pop, not quite anything else, these songs feature an amazingly comfortable balance between their influences, sounds and styles"

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"a fusion of hard rock melody and post-hardcore heaviness whose raw, emotional power is matched in intensity only by the band's earnest approach to songwriting"

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"All summer, he has been hard at work in the studio putting the final touches on his debut album. Influenced by artists such as Tori Amos, Depeche Mode, The Cure, and Radiohead, his piano-vocal combo has enabled him to create a coffee shop niche in his home town of Bloomington, IN.  As a singer, songwriter, photographer, and former professional model, his creativity shines through in all that he does. His early music has been described as "more angry and aggressive."  However, in recent years his music has matured to reflect his personal growth. That transformation can be heard in his current musical style. Imagine if Rufus Wainwright joined Depeche Mode and then had a baby with Tori Amos... Get the picture?"

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"In this world, you think you have no reason to believe in love or in anything much. Then one day, when you least expect it, a light appears on the far horizon. It's a flickering light, begging you to come, telling you to stay away. It's the pale fire. The promise of love and hope - all consuming and elusive. Yet for a moment, it brings clarity in the darkness, future to the ruins and power to the fight."

Monday, August 27, 2012

"When the three members met just one year ago, their chemistry was instantaneous and forming a band seemed the next and most logical thing to do.  While already close to having an LP's worth of tracks ready to go, they are eager to share with the world the songs that make up this album."

Friday, August 24, 2012

"The music on our debut EP expresses unconscious influences on the late 90's / early 200's alternative rock and infuses it with a modern, almost progressive, twist. Sometimes apocalyptic, and sometimes grungey. With a singer whose voice sounds like Brandon Boyd and Maynard James Keenan had a baby, combined with big and heavy dynamic instrumentals, our sound is colourful contours over hard hits, like a sword fight with a bag of skittles."

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"A distinctive, standout voice not to be missed..."

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Think Nick Drake meets Nick Cave meets Slowdive...surrounded by Doves."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"After a strong response to their first EP, they bring a mix of vocal and instrumental stylings that are as flawlessly harmonious as they are dark and haunting. This explores the South at its roughest and most raw. Each tale is made all the more gritty by his dry, gravelly snarl-- a voice perfect for his broken characters who would seem all but damned if not for the angelic redemption found in his harmonies. Straightforward, uncomplicated, and unpolished, these songs resonate like the old Appalachian ballads from which they are clearly inspired, and their simple potency. Fans of acoustic music and vocal chemistry will find this remarkable both for the power of its songs and the prowess of its players."

Monday, August 20, 2012

“We’ve been called the biggest band nobody’s ever heard of. People either know everything about us or they know nothing. There never seems to be any middle ground."

Friday, August 17, 2012

"glittering with a heavy alt-country influence that is tangled with and inspired by summer days full of wanderlust, this album finds a remarkable comfort in the raw, organic aesthetic"

Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Harking back to luminaries as varied as Bowie, Madness and Morrissey, his sound is born to an eclectic family of influences. It is bound together, however, by a razor sharp delivery which simply cannot be ignored."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"dusty jukebox rock, chock full of rockabilly numbers that will conjure a boot-stomping moon-invoking dance party on the back porch."

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"I feel music is a process of self-discovery, but also an exploration of how I interact and relate to others. My intention with this album was to make a collection of songs that were direct and succinct enough to be the soundtrack for a short film; songs that have a tight focus, lots of visual imagery, and easily discernible characters, plot, and context. The title track was inspired by seeing old home movies of my grandparents. This notion is audible in the cinematic/atmospheric aspect of the album's sound. The songs began with an acoustic guitar and voice, but the sonic and percussive layers fill the narrative."

Monday, August 13, 2012

"rife with shimmering sonic beds that provide some serious launching places (and landing pads) for some serious, soaring melodies"

Friday, August 10, 2012

"an electronic indie pop trio from Columbia, South Carolina [RIYL: The Postal Service, Sufjan Stevens, Toro y Moi] the second installment of a series of albums dedicated to various meteor showers"

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"This painful, dark and, at times, hauntingly beautiful compilation of tracks that builds off of the early work of acts like SoM, 45 Grave, and even flirts with ambient and darkwave music. Where there is a desire for many goth-related acts to be pigeonholed into a specific genre classification, this unites these previously disparate strains. The dark inspirations will turn heads in gothic rock, metal and industrial communities worldwide."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The record dreams big with bright synths, warbling bass and guitar-based songs that twinkle and shimmer. It's about the push and pull between freedom and love/inspiration with some wildly optimistic, magical futurism mixed in. 8/2/12

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"Once again playing all instruments on this self produced record, my work has been called 'revolutionary' and garnered comparisons to diverse artists like Trent Reznor, Frank Zappa and Tori Amos."

Monday, August 6, 2012

"Their self-taught ingenuity and playfulness reflected a unique vibe that others have compared to sounds from an after hours cellar in Greenwich Village in the early 60s. Others have compared their instrumental diversity and love of the tune to the more playful side of the Velvet Underground or The Magnetic Fields, blending folk influences with modern electronic twists, pushing their song writing to a new level, exploring electronic layering and beats, and intricate vocal harmonies."

Friday, August 3, 2012

The 13-tracks that make up this album are full of a raw hard-rock energy, intense vocals layered over building drums and invigorating electric guitar solos, leaving him exposed and explosive with this heavy new direction. He tackles a huge sound with dedication and an ear for honesty. There is no doubt that this pushes him to greater heights as an artist and songwriter, making this his best collection of songs to date!   7/31/12

Thursday, August 2, 2012

My music of late seems to be a mashup of Beatles-meets-Rundgren-meets-XTC in a streetfight where everyone wins and heads off together for a cheap beer. I really am a little afraid of how much of myself is in this batch of songs, but I can't bring myself to do it any other way. I'm immensely proud of how this little sonic therapy session turned out.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"This album that I am submitting for review is a pleasant, simple geeky pop album. The goal is to make clean, classy, and fun music on the family computer in my dining room."

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Hi, we're an independent folk rock band. We're putting our music out into the internet to see what people think. If you like it we'd love to read about it on 75orLess. Hell, even if you hate it we'd like to read about it. But if not, we're happy just to take this chance to introduce ourselves and let you know that we have a NEW record in the pipeline to be released by the end of the year"

Monday, July 30, 2012

"We have a summer mix-tape for you! It’s our first release since our 7” vinyl single, which came out a year ago. The delay was caused by drinking, playing shows, shooting guns, blowing shit up, breaking limbs, recording, skating, fireworks, drinking, eating french fries, forgetting things, movies, fighting each other, rock n roll, going to shows, and drinking. Tell all your friends; they’re going to want to know. And remember to play the songs as LOUD as humanly possible!"   7/18/12

Friday, July 27, 2012

"His heartfelt delivery and soothing, sexy voice give way to easy lyrics and a lighthearted sound. The song is an indie, pop-infused offering that allows the listener to roam and reminisce. It's a perfect song to listen to while driving with the top down or while you're at home after a long day. He adds to his music with percussive guitar and slightly more aggressive bass and drum arrangements. His music captures his audiences by connecting with them in a very real way." 7/25/12

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The album consists of 11 ripping tracks and a bonus instrumental track. You can feel the raw emotion in every track throughout the album. Fueled by insightful lyrics the album acts as a personalized social commentary for the band members who each have a hand in the songwriting. 7/25/12

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

This seemingly undiscovered gem of a band express a kinship for folks who have been run thin by society. Fans can surely tell these guys were raised on a bit of classic country and bluegrass, as well, but are putting their own updated-americana spin on what lies deep in their roots. It would be tough to deny that listeners find themselves stuck with unstoppable toe tapping throughout a solid listen. It's a mix of slow, grooving, rootsy jams blended with songs tunes that can place one's soul to two-stepping at a honky tonk in Texas. The traditional instrumentation and bold sound sprawls throughout the hearts and minds of the wise, wealthy, and weary alike. Offers a sound that is diverse yet familiar, where old friend darkness is never too far away.  7/24/12

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"have created a superb follow-up, a jewel of a collection with songs and poems gathered from dusty old scores and brought vividly to the present with warm performances full of flesh-and-blood emotion"

Monday, July 23, 2012

"is an ever evolving artist that continues to defy genre classification by consistently producing music that is both impressive and eclectic. The newest single is a subtle, pop-infused jam that is reminiscent of a sunny day lounging by the pool. It’s the perfect background to a hot July day, with his smooth vocals gliding over a slow-molasses style beat, the guitar fluid as a summer breeze making a track that the repeat button was designed for.  The bridge builds to an electrifying guitar solo, backed by the ever swaying bass that keeps you moving from beginning to finish.  It tells the story of a love kept secret that is intensified by his talent at crafting lyrically seductive songs.  All the elements combined together for an effortlessly sexy song that is a distinct new direction for the progressive artist."  7/17/12 

Friday, July 20, 2012

"It started with a single drawing in his notebook. An ominous, triangular mountain made of geometric shapes, vaguely resembling a skull. He started drawing lots of them, carelessly and quick. A bleak and desolate place, cold and sharp as anything. In early 2012, it was decided that this would be the setting for the new album. Much like the drawings, with it's maniacal grin: the music is detailed, though off kilter, morose, but enthusiastic, everything all at once. This new record is another step in his ongoing pursuit of classic pop filtered through a modern lens, deliberately more focused in it's aesthetic than any of his past releases. Elements of power pop, jazz, chamber music and garage rock are fused by infectious melodies and ornate vocal harmonies. Add that to ample brass and string arrangements atop an aggressive rhythm section with most of the 17 songs flowing seamlessly into one another, and you have an album that demands to be played on repeat."  7/18/12

Thursday, July 19, 2012

"describes the new songs as acoustic guitar melody gently rolling like a little strawberry floating in your drink. Being influenced by nothing in particular has paid off, as many have had trouble pinning the sound down as anything other than “immaculately arranged and paced” and “attractive music for attractive people.” Thus again proving that just because you’ve heard a song by The Cure or Neil Young, doesn’t mean you have to ape it shamelessly to gain wide acceptance.  Shortly after the release of their forthcoming single, igniting not only the blog world, but the interest of the uninformed few who might have missed him the first time, by paying homage to no one but himself, his band has become one to watch in 2012. Whether it's strawberries, cocktail umbrellas or ice cubes in your drink on a steamy day, this is a record for drifting through hazy summer days and into dancing nights." 7/18/12

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"is a 6-song EP/album promo that sounds like 90's alternative rock, post-grunge, grunge, indie rock, and modern rock. Like the element of the same name, the band is unique, solid, and powerful. Four young musicians possessing passion, creativity, and most importantly - chemistry, came together in 2009 from central Louisiana and have built a strong local following, but with their grungy-rock-alternative sound, are beginning to emerge beyond the local scene. We're submitting this for review because we're extremely pleased with the way the EP turned out (we hope others enjoy it as much as we do!), and we want as much feedback as possible and for people to take notice of it!"  7/17/12

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

This is a folk-rock album drawing influences from Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. The production sound is reminiscent of Robert Plant's new albums and Steve Earle's as well. Songs are acoustic-guitar driven with bass/drums/electric guitars/harmonica/piano filling up the sound.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The most interesting parts of his story involve his earlier years, as a teenager, when he studied and became a licensed Evangelical minister and started his own church, as he had already brought his family and others around him into Baptist living. A long and thought-out crisis of faith led him to leave all religion behind around the same time that he was in the process of searching for, and meeting his biological parents.  His New York Times puzzle-worthy family tree has led him now to have an adopted brother in his 60's, and an infant half-brother about to celebrate his first birthday.

Friday, July 13, 2012

"... evokes a longing for simpler times -bare feet in dry grass, childhood adventure, and sexless crushes. From cover to content, themes of life-giving pollen and decaying dust permeate, dragging a hazy film over a burning sunset that turns a beach into a beautiful silver lining of an apocalypse aftermath. All of this gives way to an Indian summer that demands romance and a coming-of-age that threatens to shatter innocence or encase it in a glass prison to preserve it eternally."

Thursday, July 12, 2012

"I know you must get an untold amount of submissions for review, but maybe you could see it in your hearts to review our little record. We made it ourselves with our own hands, our own gear, in our own studio, with our own money - no kickstarter or nothin' and we think it's pretty good, but we're looking for unbiased, brutally honest reviews -which is where you come in. We would describe our sound as a melding of all of our influences to create a mix of singer-songwriter sensibility with seemingly straight ahead rock hooks built from chords and melodies that you wouldn't always expect - often with alternate tunings helping create unique sonic elements. We're influenced by bands like Wilco, Placebo, The National and Death Cab for Cutie. No, we will not ever say that we sound like nothing you've ever heard before, but we do think we have created a recognizable sonic aesthetic and continuity on our latest recording."

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A disturbing sound of Moog Taurus III, such a strange siren announcing an improbable chaos. Electronic beats pounding like a flickering architecture. Bright guitars, clean as a refuge in which one you could hide yourself until they become saturated furies. Anxiogenic layers of synthesizers sounds that recall an old haunted and disused warehouse... Wild, intense, emotional, sometimes even brutal, it's like a reflection of a terrible truth that is about to be revealed: Complex.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"I've a brand new band here and just wanted to whack over their sexy album over for review consideration.  They're so new we've not even written their first press release yet!  Do you think you, or one of your lovely team, could write up something in the form of a review for their album?"

Monday, July 9, 2012

"is about to turn lives upside down with the release of their new 6-song EP. With success biting at their heels, they step outside the box of typical indie rock to deliver catchy hooks, driving rhythms and to create progressive rock n' roll laced with pop, dubstep and electronica. The trio stepped away from the traditional aspects of an indie rock band tapping into the dark side of rock, incorporating a passion for dubstep and electronica to create a style all their own. They relish their unique, unparalleled sound and the inability to neatly fit into any genre. The band delivers a blend of blissful pop, heavily-distorted rock music, and the bombast of modern electronic dance music, all punctuated by her tortured, emotive, and always-soaring vocals."

Friday, July 6, 2012

"Our sound has most commonly been compared to My Bloody Valentine and The Cure.  Any review, article, mentioning, or anything else would be greatly appreciated.  I am available to answer any questions you might have.  Thank you for your time and enjoy."

Thursday, July 5, 2012

"The three grew up together and found punk music in an area where it wasn't readily available and they put together DIY punk shows at the local community center to expose more people to it. Influences include Dead to Me, Cobra Skulls, Run Forever, The Menzingers, We Are Scientists, Descendents, Alkaline Trio, and Propagandhi.  I don't mean to talk your ear off, but I hope you enjoy our album!"

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"We just released our full-length. We did all the recording ourselves and have been working on it for the past few months. Our goal was to go for a mix between Modest Mouse and The Menzingers, taking pieces from the indie and punk genres, as well as using a slightly experimental sound on some tracks"

Monday, July 2, 2012

The concept behind the name is about imagining the type of person you want to become, and designing your life towards her or him.  Taking notes from the likes of Sonic Youth, Fleetwood Mac, Animals and Men, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spiritualized, 90's punk band Hickey, CAVE and others, they draw inspiration and influence from disparate sources. And since the band's inception, situations have transpired, people were motivated to get up or get out, landslides shifted the conceptual mindscape...but adaptive by design, their pirate ship keeps sailing. And their music, no doubt, embodies that sentiment.

Friday, June 29, 2012

"seamlessly blend formal education with ragged inspirational bursts and backgrounds in rock, folk, and a bit of jazz. The result is a California masterpiece founded on truthfulness and a special brand of rock & roll urgency."

Thursday, June 28, 2012

"stripped of pretention and full of confidence, energy and fun. The sound mixes sequenced drums and sparse keyboards with dirty bass and intuitive pop melodies. These carry surreal but universal messages about relationships and play"

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"An overwhelming blog response and a growing online presence ensures a prosperous outlook, a YouTube series of re-imagined pop song covers reveal the band’s conviviality and penchant for humor, and a string of past and upcoming regional and national tours guarantees stolen hearts stateside and worldwide. In the meantime, listeners can expect to be infected and comforted by the seasoned musicianship and granular warmth"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"musical influences range from Elliot Smith to Megadeth with mad dashes of Japanese folk, their eclectic sound is focused through the lens of a stunningly original voice, and instead of a bass guitar, they keep it down on the low end with tuba.  Their sound is rounded out by a zydeco-tinged guitar wizard and a Japanese-singing, uber-hyper drummer, whose percussive performances have been compared to genuine religious experiences"

Monday, June 25, 2012

"took the plunge and formed a peculiar brand of art-rock based in his hometown of San Francisco.  Given that he hadn╩╝t even listened to, let alone liked, anything one might call “rock” prior to his 21st birthday, his initial output was the sound equivalent of an alien confusedly studying a picture of a guitar"

Friday, June 22, 2012

"is their most melodic, textured, and interesting record to date. The new album shows their growth as songwriters, with a strong melodic focus, and an expanded base of instrumentation. Their vast collection of analog synths has grown, and is featured very heavily, alongside saxophone, Rhodes piano, baritone guitar, and of course their signature double drummers, and vocoder laden vocals. The new album features a wider variety of tempos and feels than their two previously acclaimed records, while still maintaining the dancefloor filling energy they are widely known for. The growing influence of Disco, Classic House, Krautrock and cosmic synth music are extremely present, with a hint of the punk ethic of the band's roots lurking in the shadows"

Thursday, June 21, 2012

"tells the story of Dick Drake, an overeducated, middle-aged historian and political scientist living in a remote shack in western Montana. Banished by academia, he holds a grudge against society and its inequities. Abandoned by his long-suffering wife, he spends his days studying environmentalist tracts and selling fresh flowers from the back of a pickup truck along the lonesome state highways.  Bundled up next to his wood stove during a blizzard, he dreams of driving a sleek Lincoln Continental through the deserted streets of an ancient city. Rolling to a stop at a glowing, desolate intersection, he revs the car’s engine... and everything changes. A blend of classic and new, it echoes the Velvet Underground, Neil Young, the Band, Brian Wilson, Marty Robbins, Captain Beefheart, and — in a fleeting moment — KC and the Sunshine Band. “When you’re going down a waterslide, you’re happy and exhilarated, free of worry and full of anticipation. And when you get to the end, you’re submerged, almost as an exclamation, in this clear, blue water. It reminds us of the fleetingly perfect moments in our lives."

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"brilliantly showcases the ambient and programmed electronic side of this record, with a synthy space jam of pure oscillating ascendance. But the ten tracks are very much the sound of two solo artists, each bringing a distinctive style, vibe, and voice to the mix. Recorded as the newly acquainted pair were just becoming friends, clear, high harmonies and church choir sensibilities meld well with rustic-Latin-psyche-folk meets big-city-blockparty. Both artists brought a lot to the table, writing together and scheming ideas and playing about every instrument under the sun. The end product is a very warm (and very human) collage of personality."

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"...but that's just one example of their true devotion to Americana. This is bourbon old-fashioned drinking music, creating vintage verses that render audiences with a taste of American-music history. At the same time though, it's classic music through the updated prism of an upbeat younger generation. With the band members in their early 20's, there's an undeniable DIY ethos that permeates their forthcoming debut album set to be released July 10th and fused with the old-time jams, it truly sets them apart from the pack."

Monday, June 18, 2012

"a concept album about a hospital resident regressing into a fantasy state after a psychological breakdown. This fantasy state is represented by a post-apocalyptic world, while the journey the protagonist embarks upon is hopefully the means to an end; his or her own personal trepanning"

Friday, June 15, 2012

The first single is your quintessential summer anthem. With a Bon Jovi-inspired feel, his lazy southern drawl fills in space between the rambling guitars, bringing back memories of road trips with the wind in your hair and music filtering in with the sunlight..... is infused with electrifying choruses and explosive guitar riffs, with a Lenny Kravitz feel and attitude that immediately gets your pulse going...... captures the bittersweet emotion wrapped up in the romance that could never be, emotive vocals layer over the melancholic steel, his lyrics have the distinctive ability to find common ground between hope and regret...... recalls the tumultuous journey of self-discovery, on a ballad that meanders gently through the heartache, the lack of bells and whistles translates the subtle comfort in having someone to lean on...... proves his strengths in the the telling of each story, the instrumentation constructed in a way that inspires perfect visual memories of youth, from the slow pull of the steel pedal to the rushing acoustic guitar...... continues to expose all the unique facets of his musical personality, sure to draw listeners in and leave them anticipating what comes next, and defining him as an ever evolving talent.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

"has yet to set the world on fire, but through years of work, they've turned a few heads without hype. The title is a nod to the wild spirit that inspired the songs. The theme of the album is trying to keep faith and cut loose in a cynical reality.  While music has changed drastically over the years, they welcome that evolution as they never aim to represent one aesthetic or to merely be a part of just one scene. The goal is to keep making understated, moving music that comes from the heart. All of the writing and production of each album is handled in-house, yet they've been fortunate to collaborate with artists"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"has eluded easy categorization, and in its upcoming third release, the band shows no sign of bucking that trend. The ensemble’s rich, cinematic orchestration skews the traditional country twang of instruments like the lap steel by integrating string sections, wurlitzer and layered female vocals, it draws inspiration from a wide variety of traditions — British folk, ‘60s pop, shoegaze, film music and Americana among them — but ultimately emerges with a sound that is grander and more unique than the sum of its parts"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"a classic best-friend duo with a flair for the existential, a sputtering fever-dream of disembodied pop tunes and psych sing-alongs where all the protagonists seem a bit, well, lost"

Monday, June 11, 2012

"the band posses a charming individuality which is both at odds with and wholly impervious to current musical trends. Often funny, often poignant, and beautiful, this is the panacea to cynicism in a serious world!"

Friday, June 8, 2012

"Beyond mere experimental sound-designs, these are eleven compelling songs with clever lyrics about loneliness, disillusionment, separation, heartbreak, hypocrisy, and disappointment. They are songs you can enjoy just as easily inside headphone-induced seclusion, as you can amongst a circle of good friends"

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"There is something about the muscular rhythms mixed with the new wave punk leanings that make them a formidable prospect. An almighty crash of charging guitars, powerful drums and swaggering hooks entwine with chaotic angular riffs and vocals that simmer with a twisted romanticism that recall enigmatic figures such as Tom Verlaine and Pete Shelley.  Taking influences from bands such as Richard Hell, The Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop, it provides them with the platform to flit from powerful stadium sized rock to more textured guitar spirals that hint at Magazine and Television with sharp swaggering pop songs that are infused with mountain sized riffs and climactic choruses. They have found the taste of the big stage too much to resist and with a taut and tight EP like this, its not going to be too long before we see much more"

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"Whereas previous releases evoked a humid musical landscape along the Texas-Louisiana border, the new album sheds the honky-tonk and Cajun two-steps in favor of crooked, shimmering folk reminiscent of Bonnie Prince Billy and A.A. Bondy"

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"signifies new freshness, growth and maturity, always changing, trying to evolve from what it was, into something exciting and new & seeking to achieve more by using less. While previous recordings often relied on creating "walls of sound," the new songs employ open space as an instrument as well. Most of the core instrumentation was written live, recording demos, rehashing and rebuilding. There was more experimentation with elements such as saxophone solos, flute riffs and even cymbals into the recordings for the first time"

Monday, June 4, 2012

"is at war with impermanence. Falling somewhere between concept album and unrepressed journal entry, the album is a love letter to another dimension. It is a tale of completely falling apart and forgetting how to live in one’s absence. It is the cartographer slowly charting his course out of hell and a hazy sketch of the images passing by"

Friday, June 1, 2012

"is an exciting artist that has the ability to do it all. This raw talent is ambitious and is willing to do whatever it takes to make it. Thank you in advance for your time and if you need any other materials please do not hesitate to contact me"

Thursday, May 31, 2012

"like the old lace that people used to make before there were machines, have you ever seen that stuff? It is a delicately woven together document of love, loss, and the mundane wrapped gently in a fiery and transcendent joy. Each track communicates personal messages - They are singing to each other, to others and luckily, to us. It feels as it may fall apart because it so fine, any misstep and the fabric would crumble. Nothing falls apart, and un-ironic charm moves each thread through the hoop"

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"reveals their obsession with the dystopian visions of Philip K. Dick, Syd Mead, William Burroughs and James Blaylock. On their third album, they beam down ten tracks of lo-fi electronic pop constructed from gritty beats, voice mail vocals and timeless melodies"

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"There are no computer-generated sounds in my music - just a raucous mix of real guitars, bass, percussion, and vocals. Similar sounding artists may include Jack White, Blur, Arctic Monkeys, and CAKE. If you choose to post, send back a link so I can promote it."

Monday, May 28, 2012

"sounds like the Dandy Warhols fused with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with some Alice N Chains harmonies and NOFX"

Friday, May 25, 2012

"We combine old analogue synthesizers with acoustic classical instruments in lush and twisted classical crossover arrangements. In terms of genre it could be described as Serbian electro-baroque pop."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"I think we're an awesome band, but I'm obviously biased. Our self-titled EP sounds like dynamite in a bottle...kidding. I'm not sure what genre/artist to compare it to, but it's definitely rock 'n' roll. It'd be lovely if you could take some time to check us out and give us some feedback and hopefully some love on your site."