We’ll be honest, we’re masking this new Singles! post as an excuse to chat early about the killer new Happy Little Clouds video coming your way soon… which is in itself an excuse to finally chat about “The Emperor’s Song” which we didn’t get a chance to properly chat about when it dropped on the eve of the most recent Bandcamp Friday. But we’re making up for last time now![Read more…]
Producer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Jon Chesbro is someone you might already be familiar with if you dig what Derek Smith & The Cosmic Vultures collectively conjure. As the guitarist in that outfit, Chesbro regularly brings the soulful riffs to fuel Smith’s brand of Alternative Rawk but left to his own devices? The results go far beyond anything you’d expect.[Read more…]
Y’all know we listen to everything that comes through the RNRF offices, right? When it comes to what artists we are able to review/feature, there’s usually two different things that happen: A) We dig what we hear on an initial listen through and, depending on the date, will pencil it into our calendar to revisit as the release gets nearer and 2) A song or album immediately enthralls us and before we know it we have almost a whole post ready to go.[Read more…]
Look, we experienced the Nu-Metal age firsthand as both a Heavy music fan and as a retail warrior in a record store during that time and was able to take advantage (Read: Take home) of the seemingly abundance of promos about to be tossed by higher ups so we will always have a special place in our hearts for a lot of what came out of that scene… In fact, we still do.[Read more…]
The kind of music that Carissa Johnson creates is tantamount to the term “timeless”. Whether it’s last year’s “Congratulations” single, a guest spot on Linnea’s Garden track “In The City”, or the L’Heure Bleu, After Dark EP, there’s just something endearing in the chameleonic way that Johnson adapts and evolves with each release. And latest track “I Surrender” is no different.[Read more…]
An anti-Valentine’s Day jam combined with another gotDamn anthem and a half from Canyons and Locusts is just what “Love Goes Down The Drain” is and we’re pretty sure that what you’re reading right now will take longer to get through than the actual song itself. Which just means having it on repeat will permanently embed the duo’s newest ditty right at the front of that gray matter. Which is fine by us![Read more…]
Believe it or not, this is the 2nd duo we’re reviewing for you today. And we don’t know why we keep mentioning that in both this and the other post. Maybe because the sounds within each are so stellar and super heroic that we’re just kind of in awe? Anyway! Right now we’re all about Providence’s Leatherrax who recently dropped the killer Red Rot Rouge containing six tracks of pure noisy Rockabilly Riot Rawk.[Read more…]
Bay State Desert Rawk?!?! Sure, why not. Boston’s definitely got the Rawk aspect down so why wouldn’t we be throwing generator parties of our own as well especially on an album that’s just oozing with the same vibes that once conjured Blues For The Red Sun. And that’s just what Sundrifter do on their elaborate third LP called An Earlier Time which is filled with majestic riffs, soaring vocals, and fuzzed out feels the moment that “Limitless” cruises in straight through until the closing ethereal hymnal of “Last Transmission” fades out.[Read more…]
Your favorite new artist of 2024 is already here?!?! That can’t be right, can it? But just listen to the Alt Americana meanderings coming out of Boston’s TELL and, ahem, tell us we’re wrong, okay?[Read more…]
Duos! it’s what’s for dinner?!?! No? Just seems like we have more than one duo to cover today is all. But anyway! DNA’s Evolution is your new favorite Taunton-based band with a sound that’s like that Josh Homme meets Death From Above 1979 connection with an Indie aesthetic. You just don’t know it yet.
But you will when you dive into “‘Til I Break” which dropped late in 2023 and is currently ripe for your earholes to devour. Starting like The Blues Brothers’ “I Can’t Turn You Loose” with its’, ahem, bluesy beginnings from Derek Reckard’s playing on “all the Guitar things” and Adam Cardoza’s shuffling drum beats the track soon opens up into a fervor of frets and stick shrapnel to become a solid three minute and change Rawk anthem with a killer chorus.
“‘Til I Break It” is out now and can be found along with a plethora of other solid music from DNA’s Evolution right here. For more from the band, including info on their upcoming show at News Cafe in Pawtucket, RI with The Mighty Suicide Squirrels, Typhoid Mary & Dandelion Pipebomb on March 23rd, follow them across their socials by clicking here, here, and here.