POWER OF POP MUSIC BLURB-O-RAMA FT. CYMBALS EAT GUITARS, MASON SUMMIT, JESSIE MAC CORMACK, ELIJAH FORD & THE BLOOM

BLURB-O-RAMA FT. CYMBALS EAT GUITARS, MASON SUMMIT, JESSIE MAC CORMACK, ELIJAH FORD & THE BLOOM

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A fantastic crop of new albums this week – #THENEWROCKNROLL has never felt more relevant and vibrant! Dive in!!

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CYMBALS EAT GUITARS –  PRETTY YEARS (SINDERLYN)

Staten Island based alt-rock band has been steadily developing a solid reputation for its knowing songwriting and freewheeling attitude. Pretty Years builds up a head of steam from last year’s LOSE album, with the band’s pleasing mix of both 80s mainstream pop-rock (“Wish”) and 90s alternative rock (“Finally”) inspirations. Throughout the new album, there is a deep sense that ultimately, the band does what it wants and hope the rest of us ‘get it’. WE DO! http://cymbalseatguitars.com/

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MASON SUMMIT – GUNPOWDER TRACKS (SELF-RELEASED)

A 19-year-old singer-songwriter who’s work has been favourably compared to Brian Wilson. Sure that is unjustified hype! Perhaps a tad over the top but there’s no doubt that Gunpowder Tracks would be an achievement for an artist twice Summit’s age, so no need for hyperbole. This album is a gift to the Pop Underground with heartfelt retro-pop songs like “Detour”, “Suede Pockets” and the title track. Keep a close watch on Mason Summit. http://masonsummit.com/

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JESSE MAC CORMACK – AFTER THE GLOW EP (SECRET CITY RECORDS)

This is probably where progressive rock ’n’ roll can be found in 2016. Ostensibly, the songs of Jesse Mac Cormack (SUUNS, Patrick Watson, Secret City Records, Half Moon Run) could be defined as country-folk-blues of the darker variety (think: Nick Cave and Mark Lanegan) complemented with an experimental musical expression. Songs like “Repeat” and “Death Row” reside in the middle ground between the visceral and the technical. Cutting-edge soul music. http://www.jessemaccormack.com/#jessemaccormack

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ELIJAH FORD & THE BLOOM – AS YOU WERE (NINE MILE RECORDS)

Now, THIS epitomises everything we talk about when we say THE NEW ROCK N ROLL. Timeless songs that might have been recorded anytime in the last four decades, bearing the hallmarks of definitive melodic rock music. Sophisticated tunes, enthralling harmonies, eclectic guitar rock styles with that elusive classic pop-rock vibe that is so rare in 2016. Every track a winner. Highly recommended! www.elijahfordmusic.com

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