Feed your Soul

Get swept away by the spellbinding vocals of Nora Rothman and get ready for her debut EP

May 9, 2017

Folk soul songwriter Nora Rothman has one of those voices that you make quite an impression on you.  She feeds your soul with passion and mystical magic and you can’t help but feel swept away as she sings.  Nora has announced she will be releasing her debut self-titled EP on July 21, 2017. To feel the magic of Nora’s voice, check out a live studio version of her original track, Judy Garland: The EP was recorded at  The Fortress in downtown Los Angeles. All songs on the EP were written and arranged by Nora Rothman and produced by Grammy-nominated Felix McTeigue (Radio Perfecto, Florida Georgia Line), Drew Guido (Ingrid Michelson, Sara Bareilles),and Nora Rothman. The EP was mixed by Drew Guido, mastered by Amar Lal, and engineered by Adam Lathrum and Brian Harris. Nora comments about the EP, “These songs were all written alone, in my studio apartment, with a ukulele and a notebook. I wanted the EP to be truthful to that. Intimate, natural, and really damn honest, it’s me at my most bare.“ We anticipate [Read More]

Video

Check out the lyric video for Slant’s cover of U2’s With Or Without You

May 9, 2017

Rockers SLANT have released a lyric video for their cover of U2’s With or Without You, which was produced by Sameer Bhattacharya. Sameer comments, There was something endearing about tracking “With or Without You” with Slant. Hearing the urgency and passion in Fahim’s vocal performance solidified the song’s relevancy after 30 years. It was a pleasure to be part of the process.”   Munir Haque comments, With or Without You” is our favorite cover song to play in a crowded room to get a whole lot of strangers to come together for 3:49. Check out the video here: You can pick up the track by heading over to https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/slant25. About Slant: Slant: to take a diagonal course, direction, or path. Just like its definition, Slant is nothing ordinary. All members come from various cultural backgrounds and life experiences that influence  their unique form of rock. Each member merges their personal life experiences along with diverse cultural backgrounds and ties musical inspiration from artist such as Tool, Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold, and Nirvana to create the unique sound that is Slant. [Read More]

Alternative

VINYL RELEASE: Virginia producer Ki:Theory releases new 12 track album, Silence

May 9, 2017

As you know we are avid vinyl lovers and can’t wait to tell you about a newly released vinyl! Virginia producer and recording artist Ki:Theory has had quite a busy Spring and will be headlining Florida’s Harvey Milk Festival on May 13th and features on the recently released official soundtrack for Scarlett Johansson thriller Ghost in the Shell. On May 5th, Ki:Theory released a 12 track album titled Silence. The album brings an eclectic blend of electronic and alternative rock.   Track listing: 1. Used to Like You 2. If You Don’t Care / Fake It 3. Bringing Me Down (ft. Ruelle) 4. Walkin’ After Midnight (ft. Maura Davis) 5. Reaction 6. Surprise Me (ft. Maura Davis) 7. Breaking the Silence 8. Terraform 9. The Way it Was 10. Wave of Mutilation 11. Enjoy the Silence 12. Goner You can pick up the new album by heading over to https://kitheory.com/. Check out the new video for the track, Bringing Me Down (ft. Ruelle):  Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on [Read More]

Folk Rock

Take a listen to the new track Sleeptalking off The Grand Southern’s upcoming Traded Heaven EP

May 9, 2017

LA based indie/folk band The Great Southern are gearing up for the upcoming release of their Traded Heaven EP. The EP is set to release out on May 23rd.   The LA duo features Dash Hutton on vocals/drums and Jesse Tyre Karp on vocals/guitar. You can take a listen to the latest track off the EP, Sleeptalking  which Karp comments as, “The whole thing came alive in the studio when Renee Olstead sang the duet, such an incredible voice. Greg Leisz added this beautiful baritone guitar on top of his pedal steel playing, giving it that haunting feel. It was a great compliment to the song.”     Make sure to visit their social media sites: Website: www.thegrandsouthern.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegrandsouthern Twitter: www.twitter.com/grandsouthern Instagram: www.instagram.com/thegrandsouthern

Band of the Day

Check out Colossal Street Jam for your fix of 70’s inspired melodic rock and roll

May 9, 2017

For our next Spotlight Band, we would like to feature a band that is bringing back the feel good rock of the 70’s. Colossal Street Jam from New Jersey have released an 11 track LP, Living Free that will have you hooked from the first listen. It is a great heaping dose of 70’s inspired classic rock, full of great melodies, infectious vocals and feel good rock vibes. They comment about their music, At the end of the day, no matter what is going on, we did this for us. In the old days, we did this to be famous, to make money, and to be rock stars. Now, we’re doing this for us, and I think that’s why it’s working and getting a great response.  Check out their video for their track, I Can’t Take It: Band Members: Gene Potts – Vocals Sal Marra – Guitar, Vocals & Fender Rhodes Tony Flora – Bass Dave Halpern – Drums & All Percussion Eric Safka – Hammond B3, Piano, Fender Rhodes You can pick up the new [Read More]

Doll Skin
'70s Rock

Doll Skin release new single “Shut Up (You Miss Me)” off their upcoming LP

May 8, 2017

  Pop Punk all female band Doll Skin have just released a new single off their upcoming LP Manic Pixie Dream Girl. The song is Shut Up (You Miss Me) and you can check them out here: MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL hits stores June 16th via EMP LABEL GROUP/AMPED, and in Europe via EMP/SPV. Produced and Mixed by Cage9 frontman Evan Rodaniche (Lacey Sturm, Powerman 5000), MANIC is the follow up to Doll Skin’s EMP debut, 2016’s IN YOUR FACE (AGAIN), Produced by Grammy Winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, which garnered massive Worldwide press, spawned multiple singles including “Family of Strangers”, “Let’s Be Honest”, and “Furious Fixation”, and saw the band tour much of the year with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Fire From The Gods, Hellyeah, Dead Kennedys, Escape The Fate, September Mourning, Through Fire, and more. Tour Dates: DOLL SKIN Headlining: SHUT UP 2017 TOUR: 5/09 Peoria, IL. @ Rail II w/ Drugs Delaney & Evil Engine 5/10 Joliet, IL. @ Bada Brew w/ Drugs Delaney & Evil Engine 5/11 Ft Atkinson, WI. @ Hijynx w/ [Read More]

Electronic

Electronic rock duo Bullet Height release alternative version of Bastion

May 8, 2017

Berlin based electronic rock duo Bullet Height  features Sammi Doll of IAMX and Jon Courtney of Pure Reason Revolution. They have released an alternative version of their track Bastion. Commenting on the thought process behind the new version, front woman Sammi Doll explained: “The idea to revisit Bastion stemmed from wanting to take a more stripped down approach that would be easy to recreate in a more acoustic environment. What came of it was a slower, more sultry take on the full version that unveiled a different side to Bullet Height. We hope to do more of these reinventions in the future.” Check out the track here: The album version of “Bastion” is available as an instant download with digital pre-orders of Bullet Height‘s explosive debut album, No Atonement, set for release on May 19, 2017 via Superball Music (Century Label Group/Sony). No Atonement features 10 tracks that fuse together industrialized electronica, dark avant-garde, heavy guitars, and heartbreakingly sweet melodies. “Bastion“, “Hold Together,” and “Wild Words” are available as instant downloads when fans pre-order the album. No [Read More]