From Europe comes the Swiss rockabilly band Hillbilly Moon Explosion with their new album titled "With Monsters And Gods." It features fourteen songs filled with elements of rock, country, pop, jazz and everything in-between. Beginning with "In Space," you instantly get hooked on the sixties-swing rhythm, before the surf-guitars of "Temptation" leads you down the path of sultry seduction. The sixties California surf sound is the foundation for the songs "Depression" and "Love You Better," while the classic country-western feel of "With Monsters And Gods" will have you feeling relaxed. The jazzy horns of "Heartbreak Boogie" and the rockabilly/punk delivery of Blondie's "Call Me" with instantly turn you into fans, before closing the album with the fun, up-tempo swing of "Rose Outside." To find out more about The Hillbilly Moon Explosion and their latest release "With Monsters And Gods," please visit hillbillymoon.com.
From Brooklyn, NY comes the latest release from Bear Hands titled
"You'll Pay For This." It features a dozen tracks that showcase the
growth and maturity in their music since their 2010 debut album. This
new release begins with the atmospheric, electronic beats of "I Won't
Pay" and the lighter pop/rock of "2AM." The addictive keyboard medley of
"Deja Vu" and the light acoustics of "The Shallows" displays the
diversity in their songwriting, while still capturing their youthful,
mainstream sound. The album's current single "Marathon Man" has modern
alternative rock sound that delivers raw energy with its pulsating
rhythm. The album wraps up with the post-punk appeal of "Winner's
Circle" and the gentle treading of "Purposed Filled Life." Bear Hands
are currently on tour, which runs through June. For a complete list of
dates and to find out more about their new album "You'll Pay For This,"
please visit bearhandsband.com.
It has been almost two years since we last heard from the Connecticut
rock band Straight To VHS, but they recently released a short, 11-minute
EP titled "Landmind." It begins with the raw, grunge of "No Subject," as
the big sounding chorus will wake up your senses. They bring in their
punk aspects to the up-tempo "Huah" and "Landmind," while "I'm In Love
With You" has a classic, early British blues/rock sound. The album
closes with the quick-pace thrash of "Lowest Levels Of Hell." To find
out more about Straight To VHS and their latest release "Landmind,"
please visit straighttovhs.wordpress.com.
From Canada comes the latest release titled "Quarters At The Penny
Arcade" from indie-rockers The Bandicoots. The new four-song EP begins
with the raw, energetic feel of "Overnight Innovator" and the up-tempo,
alternative pop of "Frank & Stein." The short album closes with the
post-punk, modern rock appeal of "Stuck At The Carnival" as the band
continues to expand their sound. To find out more about The Bandicoots
and their latest release "Quarters At The Penny Arcade," please visit
their Facebook page at facebook.com/TheBandicootsMusic.