Once upon a time, popular music trends would be cyclical but it has been a long while since rock ‘n’ roll was considered trendy. Will Starcrawler be the young rock band that makes the difference?
Indian rock band Yesterdrive cite the influences of The Cure, The Ramones and The Band of Horses as being critical to their music, which is right up our alley.
Band of the year award must go to the ever dependable rock legends Guided By Voices as they release their 2nd (!) album of 2017, the impressive How Do You Spell Heaven.
The Darkness are back with their fifth album Pinewood Smile, due for release October 6th through Cooking Vinyl.
One of the most prolific bands in rock history no contest! Guided By Voices return with their 25th (!) album, How Do You Spell Heaven.
Back in February, we had reported that the Adrian Jones-led Cardiff rock band Excellent Skeleton had released an eponymous EP that re-worked some of Adrian’s Basement in my Loft material to powerful effect.
Brent Rademaker is a shining example of what a singer-songwriter-musician inspired by the right influences can achieve in respect of our beloved retro-pop music. Already a PoP legend for his work with Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde, Rademaker returned to music making in a big way with GospelbeacH.
More solid retro pop-rock in 2017 for your listening pleasure! A classic team up of erstwhile Fleetwood Mac members and a trio of seminal bands from the 80s/90s will keep you enjoying great new music!
Melodic rock heroes A Giant Dog return with a new album with the mighty Merge Records!
Moscow (a.k.a. Russian songstress Elizaveta Tursunova) wants to ‘make rock sexy again’.
Power Pop Rockers Fastball recently released their 6th album, Step Into Light.
The first studio album in nearly 25 years from Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters since Amused to Death (1992), as well as his first solo album in 12 years since Ça Ira (2005) finds Waters in familiar territory.
Jason Loewenstein has been a major force behind lo-fi pioneers Sebadoh ever since their pivotal 1991 record, III. Along with fellow partner in crime Lou Barlow, Loewenstein has co-created some of the most influential releases in indie-rock, including the pivotal 90’s albums Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock, Bubble & Scrape, and Bakesale. Continue reading “THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : JASON LOEWENSTEIN – SUPERSTITIOUS”
Alternative rock songwriter and guitarist, Alexa Dark, announces her debut EP, Empty Drinks/Empty Hearts, due out August 2017.
Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 23 years the band has released thirteen albums, two EPs, and a handful of singles while touring North America, Europe, and Japan many times.
The enigmatic Beth Ditto (Gossip) releases her debut solo album Fake Sugar on June 16 via Virgin Recordswill. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive the first single, “Fire”.
Big Walnuts Yonder is bassist/vocalist Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges), guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels Cline Singers), drummer Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) and guitarist/vocalist Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos). It is not a supergroup. “It’s worlds colliding,” says Mike Watt.
Aussie alt-rock band Screamfeeder return with their first album in 12 years!
Pop classicist Captain Wilberforce is back with a exciting new album, Black Sky Thinking.
Our first impression of Third was hazy – there was something seemingly askew about Cait Brennan’s match of husky vocal and power pop rock n roll musicality.
Alt-rock artist Pete Lynch went on a large road trip across America last year and captured a first person point of view of the entire trip on his GoPro and cell phone. He decided to compile all the footage and create a music video for his new single “Till The Rivers Run Dry”.
Plasticsoul is basically singer-songwriter Steven Wilson and the folks he drags along for the ride – in his present case – Marc Bernal, Daniel Conrad, and Steve Markowitz.
Legendary Detroit band Death has released their single “Cease Fire” and is available digitally via TryAngle Records. The track appears on a vinyl 45 along with “You Are What You Think” (from the Death LP N.E.W.) out. Both tracks along with two additional songs will be released on an EP coming this fall.
Blues-rock still resonates, as Norway’s Captain Kill demonstrates on this visceral EP.
Eleven songs – raucous, blues-based, uncompromising – mark a triumphant return for “Hollywood” rockers Junkyard on their first official album in 26 years.