Austin-based rock band Drive On Mak recently released their follow-up album "Babylon" to their 2014 debut album "Weapon." Their new 6-song EP begins with the title song "Babylon" as the song's steady, addictive groove follows the lyrics based on Biblical stories and also inspired by the movie "A Knight's Tale." The album continues with the stories of King David in the bluesy delivery of "Kiss They Hand," before the tempo finally picks up with the classic rockabilly/punk sounding "Outlaw." Drive On Mak finish up their latest album with the light-hearted folk/rock of "When I'm Gone." To find out more about Drive On Mak and their latest release "Babylon," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/driveonmak.
From Brooklyn, NY comes the latest 2-song release from the country/rock
duo Diving Rod. The main single, titled "Hemlock Blues" features the
iconic vocals of Hawaiian-born, multi-instrumentalist Miyuki Futado,
while the sweet guitar work of Patrick Harmon closes the song with an
amazing solo. The flipside of the double-single release is the steady
pace of "Love Come Tumbling" as Futado's vocals lead the way. The two
tracks are from the forthcoming album from Diving Rod titled "Return To
Crystal Cove." To find out more about Diving Rod and their latest
release "Hemlock Blues/Love Comes Tumbling," please visit their Facebook
page at facebook.com/diviningrod.
From Philadelphia comes the alternative/grunge band Resilient with their
new album, "How To Peach." Their new 10-song release begins with the
guitar-driven, "Crickets" and the slow-pace of "Ceiling" as you get
drawn in to the band's post-punk sound and vocals of Erin Fox. Resilient
showcase their nineties influence on "Medication," while "Comin Yer
Way" carries a funky groove. They finish up their new release with the
quieter delivery of "The Duchess Act" and the raw, punk approach of "How
To Preach." To find out more about Resilient and their latest release
"How To Peach," please visit resilienttheband.com.
Bluegrass frontman Randy Steele breaks away from his band, Slim Pickins
to release his debut solo album "Songs From The Suck." This new 12-song
release begins with the nostalgic feel of "Northbound 29" as you'd thing
that Earl Scruggs and Ricky Skaggs made a record together. Randy
showcases his skills on the banjo with the instrumental "Shove The Pig's
Foot A Little Closer To The Fire," before the beautiful bluegrass
ballad "Mobile Soon." The pace songs quickens for "Eliza Mae" and "1983,"
while he hits his folk stride with the acoustic, storied lyrics of
"Visitation Day." Randy Steele finishes up his new album with the quick,
punk-like speed of "One Man Stringer" and the short blues of "...To The
New Perspective." To find out more about Randy Steele and his latest
release "Songs From The Suck," please visit randysteelemusic.com.