[Album Review] Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars
Sep26

[Album Review] Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars

Their debut EP, Song of the Crippled Bull was on every metal site’s Top 10 list of 2013 and they were a band to be on the look out for in 2014. Now Black Crown Initiate are here with their debut album, The Wreckage of Stars and they show no signs of stopping their furious campaign for metal supremacy. Hailing from Reading, PA, this brotherhood of metal dudes hit the road this past year pouring their blood, sweat, motor oil and...

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The Future Laureates Release New EP & Fall Tour Dates!
Sep23

The Future Laureates Release New EP & Fall Tour Dates!

Chicago’s Pop-Folk-Rock band The Future Laureates have officially released their newest EP Here and After today! The band worked with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Grainger, who has worked with artists such as Wilco, Switchfoot, and Sixpence None the Richer perviously. “We feel like this record is a more accurate representation of our live sound,” says co-frontman/ guitarist Danny Surico. “The songwriting and...

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[MEET] Alela Diane: American/Psych Folk Queen
Sep19

[MEET] Alela Diane: American/Psych Folk Queen

I don’t know too many people who have heard of Alela Diane. My first listen was two, maybe three years ago when I stumbled upon one of her most notable songs, ‘White as Diamonds.’ Her sound is a mix of a psychedelic folk, and soulful blues. Her last album, About Farewell came out last year, and hopefully she has another album in mind soon. Her voice has a hint of the early folk Queen; Joni Mitchell. Diane, now 31 has...

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Released Today: “Autumn Leaves” by Revolution, I Love You
Sep09

Released Today: “Autumn Leaves” by Revolution, I Love You

Philadelphia electro rockers Rob Lindgren (lead vocals/guitar/synth), Jason Reynolds (vocals/guitar/keyboards), and Jeff Ormsby (drums) of Revolution, I Love You  released their new single, “Autumn Leaves,” TODAY! It is the first single from their upcoming 2015 record, Black Feathers. The single was released by Monster Entertainment and Redeye USA. “Autumn Leaves” marks a turn away from the sunny nostalgia of...

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ALT-J ‘THIS IS ALL YOURS’
Sep08

ALT-J ‘THIS IS ALL YOURS’

The Leed, England based band, Alt-J cranked out their second album, ‘This is All Yours.’ Due out later this month, on the 23rd. You can pre-order it here. Consisting of four guys, Joe Newman leads with vocals and guitar. Newman’s voice, a quivering, and definitely the most interesting voice I have heard yet. Although it has been said that they have a similar sound to Mumford and Sons, and Radiohead. However, I feel...

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[MEET] ‘Sylvan Esso’ Electropop meets Indie Folk Rock
Sep08

[MEET] ‘Sylvan Esso’ Electropop meets Indie Folk Rock

You can find Sylvan Esso on all the top lists of up and coming bands to know this year.  Amelia Meath originally from the band Mountain Man, and Nick Sanborn from Megafaun created the electropop band Sylvan Esso last year in North Carolina. Meath and Sanborn met a few years back while Mountain Man was playing a gig with Sanbourn, and their styles meshed perfectly. Check out this great in-depth interview from Tucson Weekly.   The...

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