Monday, May 20, 2019

Check Out These New Releases From The Lowdown Drifters, Rusty Tinder and Venice

The country, folk/rock band, The Lowdown Drifters recently released their new album titled "Last Call For Dreamers." It features thirteen tracks, beginning with the quiet country twang of "Red Rock" and the built-up chorus of "We Three Kings," which is perfectly constructed for country radio. The Lowdown Drifters pick up the energy with the southern fueled rocker "Won't Find Me Anymore," before taking their foot off the gas for the sweet acoustics of "Fire In Her Eyes" and "Between The Bottom And The Bottle." They finish up their new album with the guitar driven country rock of "Black Hat" and the swinging tempo of "Empty Bottles." To find out more about The Lowdown Drifters and their latest release "Last Call For Dreamers," please visit thelowdowndrifters.com.


Next, from California comes the latest release from singer/songwriter Rusty Tinder. His new album titled "Dear To You," dives into the root of country music, beginning with "From The Start," which carries a nostalgic country/folk appeal. The Americana vibe of "Passing You By" and the country blues of "You're Still Mine" showcases the diversity in Rusty's stellar songwriting. He picks the tempo with the swift pace of "Don't Grow Old In Hollywood," while "Dear To You" comes straight from the heart and will easily find its way to your soul. Rusty Tinder closes up his new album with the gentle, steady pace of "Everyday," which feels like it came from the Jackson Browne songbook, while "If I Believe In You" finds its strength in its lyrics and rocking rhythm. To find out more about Rusty Tinder and his latest release "Dear To You," please visit rustytinder.com.


Also from California comes the latest release from the band, Venice. Their new album titled "Jacaranda Street" features thirteen tracks, beginning with the title song "Jacaranda Street," that invites you in to the wonderful harmonies and soulful melodies that this band has produced for over three decades. The rock sound of the California in the seventies comes shining through on the songs "The Lavender" and "Stepping On That Bridge," while the amazing vocal harmonies of the Lennon cousins will have you falling in love with their music all over again. The band wrap up their new thirteen song release with the acoustic rock of "Under The Surface," the inspirational feel of "Lifeline" and the gentle, atmospheric flow of "Rowing." To find out more about Venice and their latest release "Jacaranda Street," please visit venicetheband.com

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The "Prom Night Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" Gets Its Proper Release Nearly 40 Years Later

The 1980 film "Prom Night" starring Jamie Lee Curtis, has become a favorite cult film among horror fans. The film was made on a low budget of just over a million dollars and was deemed a success in the U.S., making over $15 million dollars upon its initial release. The film's soundtrack, composed by Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer was just as loved as the film. The only problem was, that is was never released in stores in the U.S. It was only released in Japan on LP and cassette. Now after almost forty years, the U.S. get their own release of the soundtrack to the film "Prom Night."

It will be released on June 7th through Perseverance Records on CD only. It features the score and songs used in the film, along with an additional 21 bonus tracks of music that was recorded for the movie, but never used in the film. This new release is broken down into four segments, the first part features the original instrumental score used in the film. These eight songs give an eerie tone to the music that gave the scenes in the movie that extra shot of emotion.

Next are fourteen more pieces of instrumental music that has never been released, or even heard before, until now. Most of the songs are short snippets of music that are under a minute long, but were recorded, in case more theme music was needed for the film.

When the movie "Prom Night" was originally released in 1980, the U.S. was still going through it's disco phase, so the second half of this new soundtrack release features the songs that appeared in the movie. Songs like "Dancin' In The Moonlight" and "Changes" will remind you of the film's prom scene, while the songs "Fade To Black" that played during the end credits is also included. The final tracks on this new soundtrack are an additional six disco songs that were recorded for the film, but was never used. This newly released version of the "Prom Night" soundtrack features 34 tracks (many of them unreleased), so the old saying rings true, that "good things come to those who wait." To find out more about the new "Prom Night: Original 1980 Motion Picture Soundtrack," please visit mvdshop.com.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Gary Nicholson Sings About "The Great Divide" While Whitey Johnson Wants "More Days Like This"

American singer/songwriter Gary Nicholson is preparing to release two brand new studio efforts on June 7th. The first one is Nicholson's own "The Great Divide," the second titled "More Days Like This" comes from Nicholson's alter-ego, Whitey Johnson. Both albums will be released through Blue Corn Music and should bring Nicholson's fans together, whether its his own original folk appeal or alternate music from his "obscure bluesman" alter-ego.

Nicholson's new roots-filled album "The Great Divide" features eleven tracks, beginning with his prayer for "God Help America." It's a modern patriotic anthem that simply tells the truth about the troubled times in this country. He sweetens his sound with the soulful strumming of "Soft Spot" and the inspirational lyrics of "Immigrant Nation." Gary takes on the political choices of our countries leaders with the blues of "The Great Divide," before picking the tempo up for the gospel-like delivery of "Hallelujah Anyhow." Gary Nicholson finishes up his new album with the storied tales of "Blues In Black And White" and the positive message of "Choose Love."

Now, on the flipside we have the new ten track album from Whitey Johnson titled "More Days Like This." The album kicks off with the swinging rhythm of the title song "More Days Like This" and the Southern guitar boogie of "Soulshine." Johnson slow down for the rhythm and blues ballad "If Its Really Gotta Be This Way," before delivering the burning rocker "The Blues Is Alive And Well." Whitey Johnson wraps up his new album with steady blues recollection of the "Upside Of Lonely" and the swift pace of "High Time." 

Gary Nicholson has a handful of shows in Texas in June and California in September. For a complete list of tour dates and to find out more about his two new releases, please visit garynicholson.com.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Discover The Hardcore Metal Of Serpent Of Gnosis, The Modern Rock Of Eat Your Heart Out and The Melodic Pop Of Twentythreenineteen

Arriving June 14th is the debut album from the death metal band Serpent Of Gnosis. Their new album titled "As I Drink From The Infinite Well Of Inebriation" is not for the faint of heart. It features ten quick-hitting tracks that will simply blow you away with their speed and aggressive nature. The album begins with the 84-second attack of "Decoherence" and the equally quick "Paroxysmal Dance," which seems to fly by in a blur of noise. The chugging guitars of "Fragile Vessel Of Serenity" gives this song some more structure, while "A Mask Of Lucidity" tries to speed things up as much as humanly possible. Serpent Of Gnosis finish up their new album with the chaos of "Entrenched Euphoria" and the final attack of "Lurid Skin." To find out more about Serpent Of Gnosis and their latest release "As I Drink From The Infinite Well Of Inebriation," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/serpentofgnosis


Arriving May 17th through Fearless Records is the latest effort from the Australian band, Eat Your Heart Out. Their new album titled "Florescence" features eleven tracks, beginning with the powerful, modern rock sound of "Carousel" and "Daydream," which are perfectly built to become hits on mainstream rock radio. The band showcase their raw, grunge-like approach on the energetic "Heavy With Envy" and "Closer To The Sun," before delivering the most pop-build song on the album "Nowhere." Eat Your Heart Out wrap up their new album with the ballad "Pear Tree" and the Evanesence-type rocker "Cold Hands." To find out more about Eat Your Heart Out and their latest release "Florescence," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/eyhoband


Finally we arrive at the new album from twentythreenineteen titled "XXIIIXIX." It comes from multi-instrumentalist Sean McCall and centers around the many ways to experience communication breakdown. The new twelve-track release begins with the folk/pop strumming of "Lost" and the addictive tones of "Losing Touch." McCall finally plugs in for the steady rocker "Tangled," while "Scripted" is pure radio gold. He slows the tempo down for the light, airy ballad "Convince Me," before wrapping up the album with fun, dance/pop energy of "You" and the more melodic, emotional tone of "Drained." To find out more about twentythreenineteen and the latest release "XXIIIXIX," please visit twentythreenineteen.com

Thursday, May 16, 2019

New Hard Rocking Releases From Summoner's Circle, Janet Gardner and The Accused A.D.


Arriving May 17th is the Pavement Entertainment debut release from the theatrical, hardcore metal band, Summoner's Circle. Their new album titled "Become None" features ten tracks, beginning with the two-minute atmospheric build-up of "Ex Terra," which leads into the aggressive attack of "Worm Tunnel." Their music takes on a more epic feel during the nearly ten minute romp of "Minotaur" and the darker twelve-minute journey of "Legion." After another short instrumental ("In Ut Ambustio"), Summoner's Circle come roaring back with the heavy-hitting "Balrog General" and the more mainstream progressive metal appeal of "Temple Of Suffering." To find out more about Summoner's Circle and their latest release "Become None," please visit summonerscircle.com


Former lead vocalist for the band, Vixen, Janet Gardner returns with their sophomore effort titled "Your Place In The Sun." After teaming up with guitarist/songwriter/producer Justin James for her solo debut album back in 2017, the duo deliver another dozen tracks of hard rocking anthems. Gardner begins her new album with the quick pace of the title-song "Your Place In The Sun," as she delivers one of her best songs in years. Her music still carries that Vixen-vibe, as in the mainstream rocker "Standing" and the power ballad "Try." She continues with the energetic blast of "Kicks Me Back" and "You Said," before closing her new album with the punk-like fury of "Flame Thrower." To find out more about Janet Gardner and her latest release "Your Place In The Sun," please visit her Facebook page at facebook.com/Janet-Gardner


On May 10th, we got the new full-length album from The Accused A.D. titled "The Ghoul In The Mirror." It features thirteen tracks, beginning with the album's lead single "Juego Terminado," which is filled with high-powered guitar riffs and screaming vocals. The band pick up the energy with the wild bashing, punk-like rhythm of "Diabro" and "Hate Your Friends." The Accused A.D. try their hand at a cover of "Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo," before returning to the aggressive thrashing comfort of "And The Devil Walks" and the album closer "A Comfort Of Death/When Tomorrow Never Comes." To find out more about The Accused A.D. and their latest release "The Ghoul In The Mirror," please visit splatterrock.com.