Thursday, March 19, 2015

CD Review: New Music From Rising Independent Rock Bands Manian And The Monumenals, DB Cooper And Purple Hill

First from Pennsylvania, comes Manian And The Monumentals with their sophomore release, "Teeth." This latest release focuses more on the band's rock influences as the addition of a second guitarist gives their music a much fuller, heavier sound. The four-song release begins with the edgy rock groove of "Black Sky Desperation" as they carry a classic rock appeal with a raw, alternative sound. The band locks into a rock groove that looks to make a statement in "Snow," before slowing down for the bluesy ballad "Sad Love Songs." The new EP closes with the build-up of intensity of "Teeth" that show this band has the skills to take a shot at the mainstream. To find out more about Manian And The Monumentals, please visit their Facebook page at

New independent Canadian rock band DB Cooper are preparing to release their second EP this Spring with the lead single "The Election." The song's up-tempo rhythm and infectious chorus could easily catch the attention of mainstream rock radio as the band look to build upon the success of their debut release "The Catherine North." DB Cooper have a very polished, infectious rock sound that has pop potential as shown in earlier songs "Say Goodnight" and "The World." To find out more about DB Cooper, please visit

Canadian alternative rockers Purple Hill recently released their latest album last month entitled "Top 40 Radio Memory Dream (Oh Yeah)." The album was recorded live, with very minimal overdubs, which helps give the music an authentic feel. The new ten-song release begins with the upbeat rhythm of "Sweat Out The Take Out." They inject a punk-like furry into "Through Your Nightmares," while "Being Young (Like It's So Far Behind Them)" as a mellow, atmospheric sound that allows you to really hear the passion within the band. The energy that Purple Hill puts into their music is presented in the song "At The 24th Hour" as they don't hold anything back on their performance. To find out more about Purple Hill and their latest album "Top 40 Radio Memory Dream (Oh Yeah)," please visit their Facebook page at

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