Friday, May 31, 2019

New Documentary "Everyone Stares" Shows Brotherly Love Between The Police During Their Stardom

On May 31st, Eagle Vision will release a new documentary on The Police that has been decades in the making. The new film titled "Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out" is a unique first-person view to the band's rise of stardom through the eyes and words of The Police drummer, Stewart Copeland. This 74-minute piece uses tons of archival footage and raw home video footage that Copeland shot with his camcorder, while Copeland also tells us his story of rise in popularity of The Police, in his own words.

Its great seeing a young Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland make their way across the U.S. for the first time in 1978. The Police seem to be having so much fun in the early days, like three friends on the vacation of the lifetime. Watching all this rare live footage, only makes me wish that there was an accompanying soundtrack to go with this documentary of some classic live music from The Police.

It seems like in no time at all that The Police quickly rose from an opening act to headliners, as the audiences continued to grow all over the world. Highlights of the documentary for me, include seeing rare footage of The Police working together in the recording studio and how relaxed they seemed to be in this environment. Copeland's monotone, spoken-word descriptions allow you to focus on the visuals, as he provides input to each situation to the best of his recollection.

As The Police finally reached the top of the hill of success, the band disbanded and each member went their own direction, but at least we have this footage of what it was like during those eight glorious years together. To find out more about the newly released documentary, "Everybody Stares: The Police Inside Out," please visit eagle-rock.com/the-police.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Get Ready To Explore New Rock Music With Releases From The Jins and Year Of The Dragon

Canadian alternative rock band, The Jins recently released their new five song EP titled "Death Wish." It begins with the raw, Seattle grunge influence of "She Said," as the band's hard edged sound explodes during the song's chorus. The title-song, "Death Wish" carries an aggressive tone, while "Throw It Away" has a slower pace, as The Jins seem to be following the Nirvana blueprint for songwriting. The Jins wrap up their new album with the mainstream, youthful energy of "Pop Song." To find out more about The Jins and their latest release "Death Wish," please visit thejinsband.com
Next up is the five-piece metal/funk band from Los Angeles, CA named Year Of The Dragon. They recently released their new album "Take Control," which features eleven tracks, beginning with the hip-hop lyrical delivery of "Fly Or Die" and the more aggressive metal attack of "Fitz And Starz." Year Of The Dragon bring on the funky breaks during the thrash metal speed of "The Wreckoning," while "Hammertowe" has a more classic metal sound from the nineties. They spill the lyrics to "Junkie" like a wordsmith, while "Dame Shame" certainly has that west coast feel. Year Of The Dragon finish up their new album with the addictive metal groove of "Simple Man" and the final energetic blast of "Destroys Us All." To find out more about Year Of The Dragon and their latest release"Take Control," please visit yearofthedragonband.com.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Southern Rockers Black Oak Arkansas Return As The "Underdog Heroes" Of Rock Music

Southern rock legends Black Oak Arkansas are still at it, releasing their first album of new material in over thirty years. The new release titled "Underdog Heroes" celebrates the band's 50th anniversary, as some young blood joins founding members Jim "Dandy" Mangrum and Rickie Lee Reynolds on this new album.

They begins with the bluesy feel of "Don't Let It Show," as Jim's singing carries the emotion of the vocals to heart. They pick the tempo up with the growling guitars of the title-song "Underdog Heroes" and "Wrong Side Of Midnight." The rawness of "The Devil's Daughter" brings back memories of the earlier days of Black Oak Arkansas and also features vocals by Sammy B. Seauphine. The band keep the energy flowing with the stellar guitar work of Shawn Lane on "Do Unto Others," which was recorded before his passing in 2003. Black Oak Arkansas wrap up their new album with the backwater blues of "Love For Rent" and the last gasp of blazing guitars on "Johnnie Won't Be Good." To find out more about Black Oak Arkansas and their latest release "Underdog Heroes," please visit boa.outoftheashes.net.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Discover Exciting New Music With New Releases From These Independent Artists

First from New Jersey come the new short, two song EP from The Brothers Union. The new album titled "Silhouettes" begins with the gentle acoustics of the love ballad "Bluebird" and then quickly closes with the the slightly more, up-tempo folk strumming of "Another Remedy." To find out more about The Brothers Union and their latest release "Silhouettes," please visit thebrothersunion.com.

Next, we have a pair of songs from the stellar, soulful vocals of Miss Olivia and her band, The Interlopers. Their debut album is on its way, later this year, but just to give you tease, they released the songs "Leaving You Behind," which carries a classic R&B vibe, and "Blacklisted," which is a much more aggressive rocker that will get your blood flowing. To find out more about Miss Olivia and The Interlopers, please visit missoliviaandtheinterlopers.com.

New York City, songwriter Daniel Coloprisco is also releasing a two song EP titled "Winter's Song." Coloprisco composed the beautiful melody of the title song, while the amazing vocals of Jes Hudak gives emotion to the music. The other song on Daniel's new release, "A Touch Of A Feeling," is a breathtaking instrumental that brings you on journey with only his piano. To find out more about Daniel Coloprisco and his latest release "Winter's Song," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/dcoloprisco

The next pair of songs are from the Detroit punk band, Come Out Fighting. Their new release is a preview to their upcoming full-length album "Any Port In A Storm," which is coming later this year. This new two song EP begins with the quick-hitting attack of "Blackout," and as soon as you get into the groove of the music, it's over. The other song on this new EP, "Soundtrack To A Shipwreck" is just as aggressive, but allows you to enjoy the song's blast of adrenaline. To find out more about Come Out Fighting and their upcoming release "Any Port In A Storm," please visit comeoutfightingdetroit.com.

Back in March, 17 year old, singer/songwriter Sam Levin released his latest full-length album titled "A General Air Of Regret." It features thirteen tracks, beginning with the gentle folk balladry of "TV Show" and the acoustic pop of "Bookmark." Next, he delivers the atmospheric instrumental "Change The Channel," before diving into the electronic beats of "The Fourth One." Sam Levin quiets back down for the poetic melody of "Ill See You Tomorrow," before wrapping up his latest album with the addictive pop tones of "Psych Ward" and the spaced out instrumental piece "Welcome To The Ward." To find out more about Sam Levin and his latest release "A General Air Of Regret," please visit thesamlevin.com.

Fellow teenagers, Finding September recently released their debut album "History." This foursome from Texas have their finger on the pulse of modern, alternative rock radio with the up-tempo anthems "Summer Club" and "Darkest Greys." They close out their new five song EP with the aggressive, heavy metal-like delivery of "Let It Burn." To find out more about Finding September and their latest release "History," please visit findingseptember.net.

Last, but certainly not least we arrive at the latest release from Americana/folk artist David Anderson. His new album "Lake Placid Blue" features nine tracks, beginning with the country western sounds of "Charline Arthur" and the storied lyrics of "Mystic Knights Of The Folk-Rock Wars." He slows down for the emotional ballad "I Won't Break Your Heart" and the gentle, melodic tones of the title-song, "Lake Placid Blues." David Anderson wraps up his new album with the guitar blues of "Trouble All My Life" and the ten-minute tale of "The Belle Of New Haven." To find out more about David Anderson and his latest release "Lake Placid Blue," please visit davidanderson4.bandcamp.com.

Monday, May 27, 2019

The North Sea Radio Orchestra Pays Homage To Robert Wyatt & His "Rock Bottom" Album

In honor of one of the best critically acclaimed albums in Europe, The North Sea Radio Orchestra has re-arranged and re-recorded Robert Wyatt's 1974 masterpiece "Rock Bottom." This new version of the album will receive a very limited release of only 500 audiophile handcrafted numbered vinyl and less than a thousand CDs.

The new ten song album begins with the amazing angelic vocals of Annie Barbazza on the slow build up of the orchestra on the opening track, "Sea Song." The North Sea Radio Orchestra finally gets to rock out on the progressive feel of both versions of "Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road." This new release also includes four bonus tracks from other of Wyatt's other albums.  Guitarist/vocalist Craig Fortnam handles the singing on the gentle folk/rock of "The British Road" and "O Caroline." To find out more about this new release titled "Folly Bololey: Songs From Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom," please visit maracash.com

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Renaissance Digs Into The Vault For Expanded Editions Of "A Song For All Seasons" & "Live At Carnegie Hall"

The Esoteric Recordings label is rewarding fans of the symphonic rock band Renaissance with a set of new expanded and remastered versions of their albums "A Song For All Season," "Ashes Are Burning" and "Prologue." All three albums have been remastered from the original tapes and include loads of extras like BBC recordings, live concerts and previously unreleased material.

The 1972 album "Prologue" was the band's third release, but included no original members at the time, so it is often referred to as the band's debut album. The new expanded version of the album only features one bonus track, the single version of the song "Spare Some Love," which has been previously unreleased on CD, until now.

Renaissance quickly followed that album up with "Ashes Are Burning," which got the band on the U.S. charts back in 1973. It is the band's first album to feature a full orchestra performing alongside the band, during the recording sessions. This new expanded version of the album features three bonus tracks that were recorded live on BBC Radio's "In Concert" show from January 1974. The three songs featured are the album's two opening tracks "Can You Understand" and "Let It Grow," along with a nearly thirteen-minute version of "Ashes Are Burning."

The band would not break through onto the U.K. charts until the release of their 1978 album "A Song For All Seasons," which was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. This new expanded version of the album includes the previously unreleased CD tracks "Northern Lights" (promotional single edit) and the "Tops Of The Pops" version of the song "Northern Lights." There is also a trio of tracks recorded at the BBC in August 1978, as well as the complete show from the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, December 1978 that takes up two CDs. The show sounds amazing, as some of the tracks have appeared on other Renaissance releases, but appear here, together for the first time on this new release.

Esoteric Recordings is keeping the ball rolling with a new remastered and expanded 3 CD release of Renaissance's famous 1976 live album "Live At Carnegie Hall." This new release was also remastered from the original recording tapes and includes six bonus tracks. The rare song "Kiev" has been restored and the entire third disc of this set is comprised of a previously unreleased live concert from the BBC archives from March 1976. This hour long piece was originally broadcast on the BBC's "In Concert" series and features only a handful of songs, including a twenty-six minute version of their epic suite "Song Of Scheherazade." To find out more about all these great new Renaissance releases, please visit cherryred.co.uk

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Remembering Lee Moses With A New Singles & Rarities Collection

Arriving May 24th from Light In The Attic Records is the new rarities and singles collection from American R&B singer/guitarist, Lee Moses. This new release titled "How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles & Rarities 1965-1972" features sixteen tracks that center around Lee Moses' short career. Each single in this new compilation is paired with it's non-album B-side, beginning with the soulful, burning blues of "My Adorable One" and the R&B groove of "Diane (From N.Y.C.)."

His guitar work, which was admired by a fellow club artist at the time, named Jimi Hendrix, takes center stage on Lee's covers of The Four Tops' "Reach Out I'll Be There" and The Beatles' "Day Tripper." The pleading single "Bad Girl" failed to make a dent on the music charts, but proudly displays Lee's passion for performing. His rough vocals are undeniable on the ballads "You Are Too Much For The Human Heart" and "If Loving You Is A Crime (I'll Always Be Guilty)." Lee Moses released his last single "I Can't Take No Chances" in 1970, before giving up the music industry just a few years later.

Lee Moses would succumb to lung cancer in 1997. To find out more about this new release of some of his most well-known songs and rarities, please visit lightintheattic.net.

Friday, May 24, 2019

"American Idol" Winner Caleb Johnson Takes Another Step Toward Stardom With New Album

It has been five years since "American Idol" season 13 winner Caleb Johnson released his debut solo album. Now he returns with ten new songs which will be released on his sophomore album "Born From Southern Ground" on June 14. The songs were recorded at Zac Brown's Southern Ground Studio, hence the album's title. Caleb Johnson also has a new backing band on this release, The Ramblin Saints, with Josh Sawyer on guitar and Brennan Dugen on bass.

The album begins with the slow simmer of "Holding On," which simply explodes during the chorus with a gospel choir supporting Caleb's strong vocals. He rocks hard on the raw energy of "Solid Gold" and the pounding rhythm of "Sugar," before slowing down for the burning emotional power ballad "Better Off Alone" and the inspirational feel of "Blind." The album features two versions of his song "Hanging With The Band," one is with the full band, the other is an acoustic version, which has a more laid-back, southern rock groove. To find out more about Caleb Johnson and his latest release "Born From Southern Ground," please visit calebjohnsonofficial.com.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tav Falco's Panther Burns Make Their Way Around The U.S. For 40th Anniversary Tour

Back in 1979, established singer/performer Tav Falco created the psychedelic rock band, Tav Falco's Panther Burns. The band is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a U.S. that runs from now until June 6th. Tav Falco is also promoting his latest album "Cabaret Of Daggers," which was released late last year.

Falco's new solo album features a dozen tracks that have a jazz, rockabilly, soulful pop vibe as in the songs "Sally Go 'Round The Roses" and "New World Order Blues." Falco also dabbles in country music with "Old Fashion Morphine" and then continues with the piano lounge ballad "Strange Fruit." He steps back in time for a cover of the fifties instrumental "Sleep Walk," before waking up to deliver the dirty sounds of "Sugar Mama Blues" and the album's second instrumental track "Master Of Chaos Theme." For a complete list of tour dates for Tav Falco's Panther Burns, please visit tavfalco.com.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A New Wave Of Album Releases From These Up & Coming Independent Artists

As we make our way to warming weather, the independent release schedule is also heating up with a number of new releases, beginning with the new album from rock songstress Alejandra O'Leary. Her new release titled "Everest" is due June 7th and includes eleven tracks that show that Alejandra has a passion to rock, as displayed in the opening track "Wires." She finds a more melodic pop tone with "Easy Fool," before delivering the bluesy guitar sound of "Don't You." She picks the tempo up with the alternative pop addiction of "Never Always Never," before closing with soaring vocals of "Damage." To find out more about Alejandra O'Leary and her latest release "Everest," please visit alejandrasongs.com.

Next up, is the debut album from Norfolk singer/songwriter Michael Paul Lawson. His new release titled "Some Fights You'll Never Win" arrives on July 12th and features seven tracks, beginning with the heartfelt vocals and steady pace of title-song "Some Fights You'll Never Win." The album's lead single "Wolf" is an Americana gem that centers around the song's amazing lyrics, as you get lost in Lawson's storied words. He wraps up his new album with the emotion filled ballad "Best That We Can" and the slow, country vibe of "Valleys." To find out more about Michael Paul Lawson and his latest release "Some Fights You'll Never Win," please visit michaelpaullawson.co.

Arriving July 12th is the new release titled "Supertoys" from electro-pop artist, Eli Raybon. His new ten song album begins with the uptempo, dance-pop beats of "Id Of The Android" and the fun, addictive sound of "Battery Brain." He delivers a new wave, 80's pop sound with "Empathy Test" and "Primitive Man," which feels like a flashback to neon clothes, rolled jeans and big hairstyles. Eli wraps up his new release with the album's lead single "Saturday Night In Space," which feels like you should be breakdancing to its beats. To find out more about Eli Raybon and his latest album "Supertoys," please visit eliraybon.com.

Canadian singer/songwriter James Parm recently released his debut album titled "Oh My Darling." Parm seems to draw his inspiration from acts like Radiohead, Elliot Smith and Sufjan Stevens. His new release begins with the moody, atmospheric tone of "Dark Meat," before picking the tempo up with the steady sonic build-up of "I Know I Know I Know." James Parm experiments with layering his sounds on "Something About True Luv," while "Ur Dark" is a grasp at mainstream alternative rock success. He finishes up his new album with the electronic melody of the title-song "Oh My Darling" and the seven-minute sound collage of "Re Arrange." To find out more about James Parm and his latest release "Oh My Darling," please visit jamesparm.com.

Fellow singer/songwriter Paul Doffing takes a more basic approach to his music on his new album "Running In The Dark." The new nine track release begins with the swift acoustic strumming of "The Fragile Modern Day," before slowing down for the more atmospheric vibe of "Easy As You Come." Paul quiets down for the gentle folk ballads "Renegade Heart" and "Shake You," before finishing off his new album with the emotional acoustics of "In Your Eyes." To find out more about Paul Doffing and his latest release "Running In The Dark," please visit pauldoffing.com.

On May 24th arrives the new album "Dance, Cartoon, Skeleton" from the Brooklyn-based band, Psychic Lines. It features ten tracks, beginning with the quiet, Americana feel of "Contingency" and the steady strumming of "Color The Picture." Psychic Lines paint the perfect pictures with their words, as in the songs "See You In Hell" and "Out Of The Blue." They wrap up their new album with the steady, addictive folk melody of "Snowball's Chance" and the storied lyrics of "NiteLite." To find out more about Psychic Lines and their latest release "Dance, Cartoon, Skeleton," please visit hellopsychiclines.com.

The Southern California duo of Nathan and Jessie recently released their new album titled "You're The Star." It features fourteen tracks, beginning with the jazz/folk blend of the title song "You're The Star," which features the duo's sweet, soulful harmonies. They add a bit of Cuban flair to "Chiguitita" and "Maria," while the addictive swinging rhythm of "A History On Lost Art" gets sandwiched between the two songs. Nathan and Jessie pay tribute to one of their favorite artists with "Petty Tom Blues," before delivering the nostalgic feel of "Sailer Song." The duo wrap up their new album with the playful chorus of "How Do You Do You" and the most pop oriented song in the set "No More Second Guessing." To find out more about Nathan and Jessie and their latest release "You're The Star," please visit nathanandjessie.com

Next, we travel back to the east coast for the latest release from NYC singer/songwriter Chapell. His new album, "Penultimate" drops June 15th and features a dozen tracks, beginning with the steady rocker "Ride" and the pop aspirations of "Sandinista." The album's lead single "I Am Zuck," revolves around Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerburg's 2018 testimony to congress regarding the use of personal data. Chapell goes back to the fun, energetic melodies of "Time To Be Kind" and "The Radio," before wrapping up his new album with the guitar driven rock of "Freedonia" and the addictive mainstream pop of "If You Like It." To find out more about Chapell and his latest release "Penultimate," please visit thisischapell.com.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Check Out Debut Albums From Am I Dead Yet?, She Rides Tigers and The Chicago Afrobeat Project

First from The U.K. comes the self-titled debut album from the electro-rock duo, Am I Dead Yet? Their new album features eleven tracks, beginning with the slow-building, moody rocker "Leaving Me Behind" and the blues-type stomp of "Loneliness." Am I Dead Yet? always keep you guessing, as they include an orchestral backdrop to "Ghosted" and a worldly, Indian rhythm to "Futuristic Paranoia." The duo wrap up their new album with the grand pop appeal of "Master Of Disguise" and the dark, goth-like rock of "Thanks For Sharing." To find out more about Am I Dead Yet? and their new self-titled release, please visit amideadyet.co.uk.

Next, from Chicago comes the debut release "Scars," from the rock trio, She Rides Tigers. The new eight-track release begins with the up-tempo, alt-pop feel of "Scars Of Allegory," followed be the fuzz guitar drive of "Perfect Crime." The trio inject a blues groove into the rawness of "Take A Bow," while "Out Of My Mind" is a steady rocker built for modern rock radio. She Rides Tigers wrap up their new album with pop-infused addictive nature of "Something To Believe In" and the alternative buzz of "Should've Known Better." To find out more about She Rides Tigers and their latest release "Scars," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/sheridestigers.

Back in April, the Future Rootz record label released a new remix album by the Chicago Afrobeat Project. This new release titled "What Goes Up" features seven tracks, beginning with the jazz/funk backdrop of "I No Know," as the music is build for the dance floor. The beats continue with the Latin-infused groove of "Cut The Infection" and the fun, island vibe of "Afro Party." The album finishes with seventies, disco-like swing of "White Rhino" and the R&B flavor of "Sunday Song." To find out more about this new release from the Chicago Afrobeat Project, please visit futurerootz.com.

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 Lighter" 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 "Just 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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Barrett Martin Group Sing "Songs Of The Firebird," Folk-Duo Esoebo Deliver "VI" & Jared Deck Takes On The "Bully Pulpit"

Singer, songwriter and composer Barrett Martin returns with a new twenty-track album titled "Songs Of The Firebird," featuring the Barrett Martin Group. The album was created, following Martin's 2017 Latin Grammy win for his production work in Brazil. The album begins with the Afro-Latin style drums of "There Is A Galaxy In Your Heart," which is supported by the wonderful horn section of Dave Carter, Andy Coe, Curtis MacDonald and Hans Teuber. The rhythmic energy continues on to "Peruvian Dancer" and "Dark Wing," as the songs begin to take on a more rock-oriented sound. The album also features some very special guests, including jazz legend "Wayne Horvitz ("Down In The Streets") and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil ("The Firebird"). The piano ballad "Cascadia" showcases the gentler side to Martin's compositions, while "Requiem" feels inspirational with the help of Thayil and Peter Buck (R.E.M.) on guitar. The album closes with the floating melody of "The Shimmer Of The Glimmer." To find out more about Barrett Martin and his new album "Songs Of The Firebird," please visit barrettmartin.com


Arriving May 31st is the latest effort by the Atlanta folk-duo, Chuck McDowell and Gail Burnett, who go by the name Esoebo. Their new album titled "Esoebo VI" features eleven tracks, beginning with the gentle, nostalgic country vibe of "Airplane" and the acoustic folk appeal of "Sweet Talk." The poetic harmonies of "Longtime" showcase this duo's magical appeal, as their music carries that warming, nostalgic feel. Esoebo pick the tempo up with the rockabilly swing of "Baby I Love Your Shoes," before wrapping up their new album with Americana/funk rhythm of "Far Away Tale" and the venerable emotions of the ballad, "I'll Follow The Sky." To find out more about Esoebo and their latest release "Esoebo VI," please visit esoebo.com


Roots/rock artist Jared Deck recently released his new album titled "Bully Pulpit." It features eleven tracks, beginning with the stomp-rhythm, gospel-like delivery of the traditional chant "I Don't Know What You Come To Do," followed by the southern rock swing of "Money Back." Jared showcases his stellar vocals on the country ballad "Where I Fall" and the gentle folk appeal of "Make You Mama Proud," before picking the energy back up with the "Great American Breakdown." Jared Deck finishes his latest effort with the emotional ballad "True Believer" and the inspirational "Over And Over." To find out more about Jared Deck and his latest release "Bully Pulpit," please visit jareddeckmusic.com.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Check Out These New Releases From Pointed Man Band, Saxsyndrum, Saint Lo, Lydia Persaud and Birch

Arriving May 17th is the new studio album from Pointed Man Band titled "Amongst The Tall Trees." The band is lead by multi-instrumentalist Dan Elliott, as he wraps you up with luscious melodies and pop tones that are undeniable. The album begins with the exciting, show-tune feel of "Go!," followed quickly by the up-lifting, spirited swinging rhythm of "Pint Size." You will find yourself singing along to the bright chorus of "Corvidae" and the simply addictive "Yellow Dog." The Pointed Man Band wrap up their new twelve-song release with the storied "Adventures Of Wunderland" and the wonderful instrumental interlude of "Unearthed." To find out more about Pointed Man Band and their latest release "Amongst The Tall Trees," please visit pointedmanband.com


Next up is the sophomore effort from the Canadian musical trio, Saxsyndrum. Their new album titled "Second Nature" features nine tracks, beginning with the pop feel of "Up To You," led by the playful combination of saxophone and synthesizers. The music takes on a more electronic feel with the balladry of "Let Go" and the atmospheric interlude of "You Get High." The band lift you up for the avant garde soundscape of "Arp," before closing out their new album with the lush pop tones of "Phantasy" and the eight-minute experimental journey of "Stutter." To find out more about Saxsyndrum and their latest release "Second Nature," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/saxsyndrum


Fellow Canadian folk/rock band Saint Lo recently released their full-length debut album titled "We Could Be." Right from the beginning notes of "Someday/Storm," you know that Saint Lo are ready to deliver an exciting take on roots music. The album continues with the gentle flow of "Grace," as their harmonies are the perfect compliment to the folk-based instrumentation. Saint Lo deliver the perfect Americana sound with "Best Friend's Clothes," while "Marry Me" is a slow moving ballad filled with emotions. Saint Lo close out their new album with their new single "Blueberry Fields," which has all the elements to get Saint Lo recognition alongside bands like The Lumineers and The Decemberists. To find out more about Saint Lo and their latest release "We Could Be," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/saintloband


Canadian songstress Lydia Persaud recently released her debut album "Let Me Show You" through Next Door Records. It features eleven tracks that showcase Lydia's musical inspirations like Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers and Carole King. The album begins with soulful, R&B flow of "Hold Out" and the jazzy melody of "No Answer," as Lydia allows her vocals to lead the way through the song's relaxed tones. The album's lead single "More Of Me" has a more pop vibe, while the gentle touch of "With You" eases your mind. She returns with the title-song "Let Me Show You," which is carries a great nostalgic R&B groove that is overlooked by a lot of today's pop artists. Lydia Persaud wraps up her new album with the loving feel of "Honey Child," the soulful ballad "Low Light" and the comforting tone of "Tonight." To find out more about Lydia Persead and her latest release "Let Me Show You," please visit her Facebook page at facebook.com/lydiapersaudmusic.


Finally we get to the full-length debut release from Brooklyn singer/songwriter Birch. Her new album "femme.one" is a feminist concept album that revolves around her experiences with women's rights in today's society. The new nine song release begins with the title song "femme.one," which combines the sounds of acoustics with electronics to give Birch's music that added element of emotion. She continues with the pop tones of "Spelling Lessons" and "Find Me," which gives her music and message that addictive quality. The highlight of this new release is the song "Bury It," as the melody is undeniable with Birch's vocals soaring above the music. She closes her new album with the slow-building tempo of "Blinders" and the steady pace of "femme.two," the atmospheric sequel of the opening song. To find out more about Birch and her latest release "femme.one," please visit birchmusicnyc.com.