We’ll be honest: We were pretty blown away by Not Bad Not Well when we were researching the 2023 edition of the Rock & Roll Rumble and then became even more so after witnessing the live show. That said, like many fans of the band made from those shows we’ve been frothing at the mouth for new music beyond their lone single up until that point (“Sleeper” which you can read about here). And new music is finally here in the form of “New Way Out”![Read more…]
Surely you’ve heard Calculating the Angle of Our Descent from former Mistle Thrush vocalist Valerie Forgione as Lovina Falls now, right? Well, what are you waiting for??? For those who are already well-versed in the debut solo record from Forgione that was released earlier this year, you’ll no doubt be ecstatic to hear that “Vaulted” from the record is following “On Your Side” with a video treatment of its’ own once again from director Joan Hathaway. And for the rest of y’all, here’s your chance to get on the right side of aural history.[Read more…]
What a shreddy good time “Bury This Heart” is! Three minutes and forty seconds is all it’ll take to hook you, too, on this marvelous slab of heaviness dispelled from Salem outfit The Innsmouth Look.[Read more…]
We don’t say this too often but you’re not likely to hear anything quite like the music that downtalker makes. Following up on Post Junkie Selfish Millennial Single Father Field Notes (Which you can check out on Bandcamp here) comes two fresh new singles from the Boston-based trio which, far and away, might be the best songs downtalker have released to date. And don’t get us wrong, what’s come before from the multi-talented multi-instrumentalists Matt Freake, Darin Thompson, and Justin Mantell is tops (The long-titled release from August that we just mentioned is profound!) but what’s next is something really special.[Read more…]
More artists should deliver holiday-themed albums not centered on that husky guy in the red suit who sneaks into people’s houses towards the end of the year. And as a full-fledged fan of Spooky Season, we’re behind anything that brings attention to that better time of the year especially when it looks and sounds as good as the latest video/single from The Jacklights![Read more…]
Is the upcoming collaboration between Jacksonville’s Fit For Rivals and Louisville’s GRLwood a match made in heaven or hell? Who knows! What we do know is that it works. And rawks. A lot! Take the incendiary Rawk outfit Fit For Rivals and team them up with GRLwood’s brash brand of Indie meets Lo-Fi Alternative and it’s a recipe for a raucous, riotous good time.[Read more…]
Expanding the sonic palette that began with “Birthday Cake” and carried over into “Norway”, Teen Idle’s latest single “Saccharine” is some next level musical mastery from an artist who is already proving to be THE one to watch in 2023 with each passing release (Which all leads to full-length Nonfiction arriving on September 29th).
“Saccharine” might be the most intricate yet in Sara Abdelbarry’s aural arsenal. A track that’s vibrant, vivacious, and glistening seemingly all at the same time and fully utilizing the “multi-instrumentalist” tag that Abdelbarry justly brandishes, “Saccharine” is playful yet poised bringing some soothing (And sexy?) saxophone sounds into the arena along with a bouncing bass line and Samir Tawalare’s divine drumming once again accenting the underlying grooves.
“Saccharine” is out now through H1 MASSIVE. You can get your copy by heading here and for more from Teen Idle, including ALL the deets on that aforementioned incoming full-length, follow the trail of socials by heading here, here, or here.
As Summer ends and the leaves start to fall heading towards the most wonderful time of the year (Spooky Season, of course!), it’s inevitable that Gretchen Shae & The Middle Eight would re-emerge just in time to bring us all a delightfully devilish ditty to sink our collective teeths into![Read more…]
Okay, let’s address the elephant in the room: Beyond the mass amount of remixes that KPT has delivered lately, there hasn’t been a new single from the outfit in the past two years. That said, and cutting to the chase, is “Collared” worth the wait? If you loved the techno anarchy that KPT had previously conjured within tracks like “Obliterate” and “White Crosses” then hells yes, this is what you’ve been waiting for. If you’ve never heard of KPT before but dig artists like ESA, Cyanotic, and others that practice calculated chaos in our realm then this is your wake up call.[Read more…]
Saying that we’ve been anticipating what’s to come next from Texas’ Hinayana following 2020’s Death of the Cosmic is a pretty big understatement at this point so you can imagine our excitement when the recent tease of new music not only delivered “Reverse The Code”, the kind of song that you just blissfully bang your head along to while extending those devil horns high no matter where you are (Which you’ll read all about below), but also heralded the arrival of a BRAND NEW RECORD that’s slated to arrive in November through Napalm Records.[Read more…]