Posts Tagged ‘rock’

May 30, 2018
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I’ve been dreaming for a new DREAMERS song for quite some time now, so I’m much delighted that the now LA-based “cosmic rock” trio are back with rambunctious Screws, which will be featured on the band’s upcoming EP, due early summer. DREAMERS also announced a 31-date U.S. headlining tour kicking off on September 13th in San Diego. Screws is an exultant alt rock anthem, with the band’s signature spacey flourishes and soaring choruses. Grab the song, here. Find out about DREAMERS’ fall tour, here.

May 30, 2018
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A very serendipitous jaunt through Soundcloud land brought me to SONTALK earlier this month, at which I found myself immediately transfixed by their dusty rolling sound on I Am A War Machine. I had to do a little digging to find out about the band, but I learned that SONTALK is a project created by Joseph LeMay, an already much respected Americana artist. As SONTALK, he recently released a three track EP named Act I, which you can stream/download, here. I Am A War Machine draws me in with its jaunty rhythm and reedy drawl, both which remind me of The War On Drugs. Maybe heartland rock inspired bands really like utilizing the word “war” in their names or song titles, or maybe this is a coincidence, but it’s obvious there’s a new alt/indie rock band on the block to fall hard for. Sadly, we just missed out on SONTALK’s tour stop in San Francisco earlier this month. Perhaps they’ll hit the road again soon, or so we hope. 

May 30, 2018

This next magnificent beast of a rocking tune comes from Little Brother Eli, a band from Oxford described as “often bearded”. Facial hair or not, it’s quickly apparent why this band’s growling guitars, danceable beats, electro breakdowns, and contagious pop hooks have caught the attention of both BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 2, as well as countless other tastemaking outlets. Our Kind Of Love is a snarling, smoldering, yet melodically bopping piece that evokes both Arctic Monkeys and early, funky Maroon 5. Little Brother Eli just made an appearance at The Great Escape Festival and they have a handful of other shows planned in the UK this summer. Keep up with the band via their website, here.

May 30, 2018
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As long time fans of multi-platinum selling alt rock and folk rock veterans American Authors, I feel like I’m going to be in “deep water” if I don’t get around to sharing the band’s latest single today. After all, we’ve been enjoying earthy stomping, resolute marching Deep Water for many a day already, so it’s high time we give it a share on here, too. The rallying cry of a song features a grittiness and springiness that remind me of AWOLNATION and Imagine Dragons, but wedded to a marshy and heartfelt folksiness. Lead singer Zac Barnett explains: “Deep Water is about treading through the hardest times with the people that are closest to you. We’ve all experienced loss and struggle, and there’s no way we would have made it through without our loved ones’ help.” You can find the single on all major services, here.

May 30, 2018

I might not listen to pop punk as much as I used to a decade ago, but The Ones You Forgot quickly reawaken my love of the genre with their magnificent new anthem Here Forever. The quartet, who hails from Brick, NJ, recently shared their music video for the sweeping, soaring song from their upcoming second EP, Too Afraid To Say, set for release on June 29th. Here Forever encompasses the notion that you can never be ready for the death of a loved one. Paramore’s raw fire meets a hint of Evanescence’s darkness and rich sonorous vocals. And there’s a very epic guitar solo, too. You can preorder The Ones You Forgot’s new EP, here.

May 25, 2018

A thick swirl of scuzzy thumping rock envelopes us as Tancred enthralls us with her latest single, Something Else. While her ex-bandmates from Now, Now are in the midst of their new album release and touring for the record, Jess Abbott is preparing to release a new album of her own named Nightstand on June 1st. And she’s going to hit the road with The Joy Formidable this fall. 2018 is turning out to be super sweet, considering all the bands and artists we love that have returned with new albums. Something Else fluctuates between raw frenetic and sweetly delicate. Its a bit like Best Coast gone more vociferous and vehement, with some Slothrust and a bit of Snail Mail surfacing in its crunchy riffs and glistering shimmers. Pre-order new album Nightstand, here.

May 22, 2018

We first picked up on UK band Sorry and their rather moody rock a few months ago when they shared their song 2 Down 2 Dance ahead of a 7″ release. We were immediately drawn to their dark knotted sound. And now the four piece, signed to Domino, have shared a chunky, grungy treat named Showgirl produced by Sean Oakley (who previously collaborated with James Blake and Frank Ocean). The muddy glowering, gnarled and angsty song more than boosts our unapologetic love for Sorry. Showgirl is available from iTunes, here.

May 19, 2018

Ugh, this song gets me every time. It’s such a hauntingly gut-wrenching ballad, and now that the new season of 13 Reasons Why has debuted on Netflix, a new version of The Night We Met has surfaced. Lord Huron’s song, which was originally from their album Strange Trails from 2015, gets a re-imagining that also features indie folk artist Phoebe Bridgers. Lord Huron is currently touring for their new album Vide Noir. The stacked soundtrack for season 2 of 13 Reasons Why is available, here.

May 16, 2018
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To be honest, I had no idea that new Tors music dropped several days ago until a few moments ago, when Soundcloud decided it would be wise to auto-play the British trio’s latest single. I sat straight up in my chair as my ears perked skywards and my eyes became big round saucers. Soundcloud is perceptive and shrewd indeed, because not only do we love Tors’ earthy, folksy rock, but Won’t Remember is a high flying, earnest stirring spectacular! The heartfelt ballad was written about Alzheimer’s and the heartbreaking travails related to the degenerative affliction. Despite the agonized sentiment behind anthemic Won’t Remember, it’s an incredibly lifting and inspiring song. Won’t Remember is a guiding light, a much needed injection of hope. Let darkness not prevail. Won’t Remember is lifted from Tors’ brand new EP Wilder Days, available here.

May 16, 2018
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What company is more perfect to take on a wild tempestuous ocean with than London’s Sea Girls? I’d imagine a reckless sail through high winds would be a whole lot of fun with the lads, kind of like how exhilarating and triumphant their new single Too Much Fun is. The boisterously gusting alt rock anthem, lifted from Sea Girls’ forthcoming EP Adored, is a galvanizing epic, an emphatic storming dazzler with monumental hooks. Vocalist and songwriter Henry Camamile describes Too Much Fun: “It’s a city story about a complicated chaotic summer of love. It’s about capturing the excitement and anticipation from our youth. Triggered by hearing a siren out the window, the lyrics are of memories flooding back of the previous summer’s excess, humour and playing with fire. And what’s more dangerous than crossing your best friend. Terrible behaviour.” He continues: “Fundamentally it’s telling someone, maybe a friend that they party a little too much, too often. Maybe that’s the letter of love…”   Sea Girls will be playing a jaw-dropping 16 festivals this summer, and they’ll be heading out on a fall UK tour, too. Tour dates and ticket info can be found, here. New EP Adored is slated to arrive in June.