Atlas Genius – When It Was Now | Bobby Long – Wishbone | Concrete Knives – Be Your Own King | Jamie Lidell – Jamie Lidell | Spectac & Shakim – For the People
Updated: February 20th, 2013. I missed new albums from Concrete Knives,Two Hours Traffic
Anders & Kendall – Wild Chorus – Indie
Anders Parker was the main force behind experimental indie-rock band Varnaline. He has also released four critically acclaimed solo albums and most recently has been a part of the Woody Guthrie project New Multitudes with Jay Farrar, Jim James and Will Johnson. Kendall Meade is most known for her band Mascott, described by Spin magazine as “a tender indie rock project that combines soft piano and guitar pop with diary-like lyrical intimacy.” She has also performed guitarist, bass player, keyboardist and/or backup singer duties for Sparklehorse, Lloyd Cole, Helium and The Spinanes. This was a nice laid back indie album. The first couple songs really stuck out to me. Read a full review on the Alternative Root.
Recommended Tracks: We’re On Fire, Babe, City Of Greats, Dreamers on the Ground
As They Burn – Will, Love, Life – Metal
As They Burn are a Five-piece deathcore band from Paris, France. The band was born in 2007 by Kévin (vocals), Milton (drums), Ronald (bass), Fabio and Hoby (guitars). In 2010 they released there first EP entitled “A New Area for Our Plagues” with 6 strong tracks to set up a solid foundation for the band to build upon. After the release of “A New Area for Our Plagues” the band signed with “Siege of Amida Records” which would allow the band to push their abilities and show off there skills & strengths. Read a full review on Pluged In Promotions.
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Atlas Genius – When It Was Now – Indie
Atlas Genius is an indie rock band from Adelaide, South Australia. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Keith Jeffrey, his brothers Michael on drums and Steven on bass and Darren Sell on keyboards. I really loved this album. The beats were super catchy and I thought the lyrics were pretty good as well. Read a full review on Amplified.
Recommended Tracks: If So, Trojans, Centered On You
Beach Fossils – Clash The Truth - Indie
Beach Fossils is an American Indie Rock band from Brooklyn, New York City. At first listen, this was a pretty good album, but it’s one I need to listen to a couple times to truly like it. Read a full review on Transparent Viking.
Recommended Tracks: Sleep Apnea, Taking Off, In Vertigo feat. Kazu Makino
Bobby Long – Wishbone – Singer/Songwriter
Bobby Long is a British singer-songwriter whose largely acoustic body of work has its roots in folk. I actually really liked this album, but I can’t say what exactly stuck out to me. Read a full review on Musically Inspired.
Recommended Tracks: She Won’t Leave, Blood in the Orchard, All My Brothers
Buckcherry – Confessions – Rock
Buckcherry is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry and Time Bomb, before dissolving in the summer of 2002. Confessions is the sixth studio album. This is Rock n’ Roll. Read a full review on Metal Mouth.
Recommended Tracks: Gluttony, Wrath, Envy
Concrete Knives – Be Your Own King – Indie
Some may see them as the worthy heirs to the B-52s, while others will find in their music a flavour of the early naughties New York music scene.Fronted by both male and female leads, with strong and distinctive vocal style. Concrete Knives is an anthem machine for you to chant to in unison.Their compositions dusted off Dad’s vinyl records, incorporating new tones where vintage keyboards and organs fly through syncopated rhythm sections. Read a full review on the 405.
Recommended Tracks: Bornholmer, Happy Mondays, Roller Boogie
Eat Skull – III - Rock
Eat Skull are a quartet hailing from Portland, Oregon, co-masterminded by Rob Enbom (former bushwacker in the ranks of Hospitals and Hole Class) and another original Hospital, Rod Meyer. Like their brethren and forebears, Eat Skull runs a post pattern deep beyond pop and punk. I have never heard of Eat Skull before, and with a name like that I expected some heavy rock. I was surprised to hear this lo-fi garage punky sound on the first track. Read a full review on I’m Tuned Up.
Recommended Tracks: Dead Horses, Stupid Moon, Summer Inside
Iceage – You’re Nothing – Punk
Iceage is a punk rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark. Signed to Tambourhinoceros in Denmark and Dais Records in the USA. They were then noticed (and picked up by) What’s Your Rupture? Records for international release, their debut album New Brigade was released in January 2011 in Denmark and on June 21, 2011, in the US. This is a very garagey punk album, which honestly is not a personal preference. I posted the early stream of this album on Twitter and there was a lot of positive feedback. Read a full review on The Thrill Of It All.
Recommended Tracks: In Haze, Everything Drifts, Awake
Inc. – no world- Electronic
no world is Andrew and Daniel Aged’s second release as inc. (formerly Teen Inc.), and it refines and improves on 2011′s 3 EP. It was hard for me to pick out 3 songs, not because the album was so good or bad, but because every song sounds boringly the same. The lead singer reminds me a lot of Justin Timberlake. Read a full review on The Line of Best Fit.
Recommended Tracks: The Place, Trust (hell below), Angel
Jamie Lidell – Jamie Lidell – Soul
Jamie Lidell is an English musician and soul singer living in Nashville, United States. He also has a group with Cristian Vogel called Super Collider. Read a full review on Snob Review.
Recommended Tracks: Big Love, Do Yourself a Favor, Don’t You Love Me
Lusine – The Waiting Room - Ambient
Lusine is Texan Jeff McIlwain, an ambient/IDM musician. Originally a Texas native, Jeff now resides in Seattle. In 1998, he attended California Institute of the Arts to study 20th century electronic music and sound design for music and film. This is one of those albums you listen to when you want to relax but want to bob your head at the same time. Read a full review on Hear Feel.
Recommended Tracks: Lucky, First Call, By This Sound
Mark Kozelek – Like Rats - Singer/Songwriter
Mark Kozelek is an American singer/songwriter Producer and frontman of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters. This album is full of acoustic covers. It was a little on the folky side for me. Read a full review on COS.
Recommended Tracks: Young Girls, Silly Girl, I’ve Got You Babe
Matmos - The Marriage Of True Minds - Electronic
Matmos is an experimental electronic music duo originally from San Francisco but now residing in Baltimore. M. C. The album is a pretty cool experimental, I liked the use of Jungle sounds. Read a full review on Snob Music.
Recommended Tracks: You, Teen Paranormal Romance, Tunnel
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away – Rock
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1983 by frontman Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. Push the Sky Away is the upcoming fifteenth. Mermaids really stuck out to me, but other than that, not an album I was very fond of. Read a full review on This Temporary Life.
Recommended Tracks: Jubilee Street, Mermaids, We Real Cool
Parenthetical Girls – Privilege - Experimental
Parenthetical Girls is an experimental pop band formed in Everett, Washington, and based currently in Portland, Oregon. Their music is notable for its combination of saccharine pop and experimental elements. This is their fourth studio album. The songs on this album were a a hit or miss for me. I played the whole track or skipped fairly quickly. Read a full review on Bowlegs Music.
Recommended Tracks: Careful Who You Dance With, Weakness, Young Throats
Spectac & Shakim – For the People – Hip Hop
I couldn’t find any information on them as a duo.Paul Morrin, a.k.a. Spectac, has been producing odd un-categorisable music since his very first “track” in 1993 entitled: “Space Rabbit”. Dubbed and crafted from delay pedal and a Yamaha PSR-400 keyboard, with the illustrious Dublin techno-legend Platinum Ray, and that crazy Caffo guy you see around town. “In these early days we had no clue of midi etc.” states Morrin, “It was all guitar pedals, record players, and scrap metal”, he says. From the very first song I was hooked by their conscious lyrics. The old school beats were also very catchy. Read a full review on New Music Releases.
Recommended Tracks: Moment of Truth feat. Skyzoo, Warren Wint, Sha Stimuli & Senor Kaos, Can I Kick It? feat. D. Devine, Shine feat. Fat Rat da Czar & Rogue
STRFKR – Miracle Mile – Electronica
Starfucker, briefly known as Pyramid and Pyramidd, is an electronica band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2007, initially started as a solo project for Joshua Hodges. Read a full review on Nothing But Hope and Passion.
Recommended Tracks: While I’m Alive, Kahlil Gibran, Atlantis
Tim Chaisson – The Other Side – Singer/Songwriter
Tim Chaisson is a Canadian singer/songwriter and is the front man of Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Previously, Chaisson was a member of the Canadian Celtic/contemporary group, Kindle. Read a full review on The Aquarian.
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Tim Noyes – In Hands – Singer/Songwriter
You may know Tim Noyes as he’s spent the last three years of his life as the front-man and songwriter for New England based indie-folk band Aunt Martha. I couldn’t find a full review.
Recommended Tracks: Fade With You, Blue Buildings, Patterns
Two Hours Traffic – Foolish Blood – Indie
Two Hours Traffic is a Canadian indie rock band, based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. They are named after a line in the prologue to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Read a full review on Last Frame Pictures.
Recommended Tracks: Magic, Last Star, Ready for a Look
Many of the band bio’s came straight from wiki & Last FM. FYI