This ethereal track finds the young Daphne Wolfe at perhaps her most vulnerable. I am intrigued to see where this burgeoning artist goes from here. Tune in this coming January to take the journey.
Fans of Bing Crosby, and old-school Phil Spector “wall of sound” production, mixed with late 50s Swing will be right out home here. Ferony’s backing band, which consists of Dena Derose on piano, Chris Berger on bass, and the effortlessly energetic Joe Strasser on drums is awash in frenetic, bright Christmas spirit.
It’s always a roll of the dice to pay homage to your heroes, as the artist runs the risk of chaining themselves to old ghosts, rather than moving themselves forward. This said, with Hasten Mercy, Michael Baker has not only managed to show us his influences but he’s got a very real foothole in showing us how he might better them.
If you’ve been searching for some R&B with Hip-Hop to soundtrack your next date night, look no further — New Jersey native, MARLEE, has delivered a fresh new track in the form of “Tru Luv,” which is sure to satiate your appetite.
Bathroom of the Future is at it again with another hard-hitting Nerd-Punk EP Everybody Else Here Is Having Fun. Starting with a chiptunes edit of one of the songs on the EP Capcom Girl followed by “Capcom Girl” and “Watching Bill and Ted Outside,” this 3 song EP encompasses all that the trio stands for in defining the genre of Nerd-Punk/Rock.
Micah Sheveloff was gracious enough to send us a copy of his LP Rockville, and it’s a wonderful easy listening composition of songs that range from melancholic realizations to songs about hopefulness and happiness for the future.
I sure hope that this is not the last that the public sees of Dream Sitch. This album provides some strongly-written songs with tight arrangements that take the listener on this synth-driven trip; a definite escape needed from this crazy times.
To say that Jeff Plate was elated to learn of the positive reviews that his solo project of over 30 years yielded would be an understatement.
“I Don’t Feel Well” is an emotional glimpse and response to the dumpster fire that was 2020 in each note, producing an album that is nothing short of evoking and beautiful. Josh Klinghoffer aka Pluralone really shines on this album.
Some artists harness the ability to instantly tap into that part of their listener’s soul that allows them to deeply connect with each note, and “GEA” by Mia Doi Todd did just that for me.