There are some excellent Stoner Blues albums around right now, with enough beef to wake you from that delightful trip around the Mojave on the back of some languid solo work. The name of Memphis quintet The Heavy Eyes speaks of a lull into one of those shamanic stupors, but fourth album Love Like Machines (Kozmik Artifactz) has a ‘bad boy’ image to keep those peepers open. Continue reading
The more disparate aspects influence a band, the more it’s able to grow. Psalm Zero‘s music prior to the new album Sparta (Last Things Records) was all aggravated Indie, the tunes given an edge by guitarist Andrew Hock. With his departure and the subsequent recruitment of Kayo Dot pairing Keith Abrams and Ron Vodun, remaining founder member Charlie Looker has added a warmer, heavier feel to the Grungey lightness and this, together with a tantalising contribution from Lingua Ignota‘s Kristin Hayter, makes the album an enticing prospect. Continue reading
Rock supergroup Gone Is Gone, the band featuring Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, At The Drive-In’s Tony Hajjar, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, has released a new song called ‘No One Ever Walked On Water’. ‘No One Ever Walked On Water’ is the first new music from Gone Is Gone since the release of ‘Phantom Limb’ in November 2017 as part of a seven-inch red vinyl single for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Gone Is Gone’s debut album, Echolocation, entered Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart at No. 3 back in January 2017. Check it out now!
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ERRA has dropped an unusual cover song for their new single. The band covered ‘You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire’ by Queens Of The Stone Age. The track comes from the bands’ 7 inch vinyl single featuring the cover and the previously released track “Eye of God”. Listen to the song and pre-order the single now!
Ghost Cult does its best every week to uncover exciting new and artists who might be unsung today but could be important acts in the future. In this spirit, we bring you a new track by From This World, ‘Let It Go’! The song comes from their debut album Variations on a Dream and is a powerful mix of self-described “New Classic Rock”. We would liken these sounds and the album overall to a blend of Desert Scene rock, Jazz, proto-punk, great Americana, and Indie Rock bands of yesterday. At the same time, even with the throwback vibes, there is a modern nuance to the songs that will capture fans of Queens of The Stone Age, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and even The White Buffalo! Jam out to this track and be on the lookout for more From This World soon. Continue reading
It’s been four years since Denver quartet Luna Sol powered onto the scene, with a certain amount of buzz around the fact that frontman Dave Angstrom had recruited former Hermano bandmate John Garcia as a guest on debut album Blood Moon (Cargo Records). Follow-up Below The Deep (Slush Fund Recordings/Cargo Records) continues the theme of the band’s self-styled “High Mountain Rock,” which incorporates variety into the Desert template. Continue reading
Since their 2010 inception, Ohio trio Valley Of The Sun has been lauded in the same breath as Grunge legends Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, while not yet achieving that level of iconic status. New album Old Gods (Fuzzorama Records) sees the band maturing, with a gentle psychedelia gracing those heady grooves.
Ian Clement (Wallace Vanborn) and Michele De Feudis (formerly of Horses On Fire) have put their raw talent and imagination to deliver the outrageously fun, The Very Very Danger. Transforming into their own superheroes—Kitty taming the synths, Bunny behind the drums and Bear chugging away on the bass—they bring you Witness The Legitness (9000 Records/Consouling Sounds) Continue reading
The latest in the long line of Alternative Rockers are Mantra, a British trio who formed three years ago. This year sees the release of their debut album Dreamland (Dine Alone Records), produced by Tom Dalgety whose body of work ranges from Ghost and Opeth to The Pixies and Royal Blood – with the latter two providing the inspiration here. Continue reading