• Albums of the Week (Neeshcast segment for 2015)

    22 feb 2015, 13:37 av neesh

    Each week I pick a different album, either from 1995 or 2005, for myself and listeners of Neeshcast to lend an ear to. It could be a first listen, or it could be the first in quite some time. Some truly groundbreaking albums came out 10 and 20 years ago. It’s nice to push them back into focus, and reflect on their influence.



    The Album of the Week from Wednesday, February 18, 2015 to Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (week 7) is the third dredg album, Catch Without Arms.

    I've put together a handy Spotify playlist including all of our Albums of the Week to date, with the exception of Cage’s Hell’s Winter, which is not in Spotify’s library.


    I encourage you to lend an ear to the Albums of the Week and share your thoughts! A new album is announced every Wednesday night during the Neeshcast between 7-11pm Central on Radio Xenu.
  • Miles Davis Primer

    28 jan 2015, 11:00 av MisterJunior

    I originally wrote this for a guy on YouTube who expressed a desire to get into Miles Davis, but since I ended up writing so much I thought I would cross-post it here just in case someone happens across this page and is unfamiliar with but curious about Miles as well.

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    Here are 10 albums from Miles Davis that in my opinion make an excellent "primer" of his overall body of work. These are not necessarily the 10 Miles Davis albums I consider to be "the best" but rather the 10 that I feel best capture the various aspects and important phases of his long and very influential and innovative career. I've tried to take into account the albums' accessibility, quality and how representative they are of the particular phase from which they're drawn.

    1. Birth of the Cool - Collection of sides recorded in '49-'50 with larger ensembles. As the title indicates, it was instrumental in the development of the sound, which distinguishes itself from / by generally using slower tempi, larger, more orchestral ensembles and an overall lightness of feel. Another noteworthy thing about this collection is that it gives us Miles' first collaboration with conductor/arranger Gil Evans, with whom he would record several times later in a wholly different but also widely acclaimed style. More on that later.

    2 & 3. Volume 1 & Volume 2 - Early recordings for the legendary Blue Note label. Miles has left behind by this point, this represents a move toward / and finds Miles recording with the likes of Art Blakey, Jackie McLean and Horace Silver. Great stuff recorded between '52-'54.

    4 & 5.Milestones & Kind of Blue - Milestones (1958) is Miles flirting with , the apotheosis of which is the following year's Kind of Blue. The Milestones quintet is basically the same as Kind of Blue's (John Coltrane, Philly Joe Jones, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers) except Red Garland is on piano instead of Bill Evans, whose contributions to Kind of Blue were immense (so much so that a box set issued under Evans' name was called [albumartist=Bill Evans]Kind of Evans[/album]) and who played on all of its tracks except the blues number "Freddie Freeloader." Kind of Blue is considered to be one of the greatest jazz albums of all time and rightly so. I think it would commonly be said that if you only own one Miles Davis album it should be Kind of Blue.

    6 & 7. [albumartist=Miles Davis]Miles Ahead[/album] & [albumartist=Miles Davis]Porgy and Bess[/album] - These are two of the great (a blend of Western Classical music and Jazz) that Miles made with Gil Evans, who handled the arrangements of the orchestra who plays along with Miles on these albums. Both are classics. Many people might include [albumartist=Miles Davis]Sketches of Spain[/album] as a better example of this style than one or both of these records but to my mind it's not quite of the same quality, though it is still good and worth buying/hearing.

    8-10. [albumartist=Miles Davis]Miles in the Sky[/album], [albumartist=Miles Davis]In a Silent Way[/album], [albumartist=Miles Davis]A Tribute to Jack Johnson[/album] - Miles in the Sky is the first album where Miles begins to incorporate "electric" instrumentation but it isn't quite a album, instead falling under the heading of , which no one really knows how to define exactly. Anyway, it's a transitional album that doesn't have quite the iron-clad critical reputation that some of the surrounding stuff does, but it's great; the band includes Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Ron Carter. In a Silent Way and (A Tribute to) Jack Johnson are both full-blown "electric" albums that include, among others, Hancock, John McLaughlin and Chick Corea contributing. Both are masterpieces; In a Silent Way has a spacier sound to it -- and is in fact sometimes described as -- while Jack Johnson is the most Rock-influenced thing Miles ever recorded in the studio.

    So, there's 10 great albums to get you started on a nice Miles Davis kick. I did not include [albumartist=Miles Davis]Bitches Brew[/album] because it's 90 minutes long and in my opinion is not a good starting point for someone who doesn't yet understand Jazz/Fusion/Miles Davis; I think in jumping into that one you'd find yourself overwhelmed and end up disliking an artist/some music you might otherwise really come to enjoy. I also didn't include [albumartist=Miles Davis]On the Corner[/album], which you may see on various "top albums" lists (Pitchfork, for one, included it on their Top 200 of the 1970s list some years because I personally don't feel that it's a first-rate Miles album and I don't think it's as critical in his development as the others I've listed; it is pretty good but it doesn't have much in the way of vital compositions nor is the band Miles has surrounded himself with as high quality as on the albums I've listed above (only Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock are first rate players of those in the On the Corner band, in my opinion).

    I consider the albums Miles and his first great quintet (Paul Chambers - bass, Philly Joe Jones - drums, John Coltrane - tenor saxophone, Red Garland - piano) recorded for the Prestige label -- [albumartist=Miles Davis]Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet[/album], .[albumartist=Miles Davis]Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet[/album], [albumartist=Miles Davis]Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet[/album], [albumartist=Miles Davis]Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet[/album] -- to be among the peaks of the Hard Bop subgenre as a whole, but since the albums were all recorded at the same sessions and are virtually indistinguishable from one another both stylistically and in terms of quality, and since there are four of them and I wanted to limit this ilst to exactly ten albums, I didn't include them. If you're already familiar with Bebop/Bop/Hard Bop but not Miles, I'd suggest jumping right in with any or all of these four. Volumes 1 & 2 are great collections that chart Miles' development in a fascinating way but these four quintet albums are uniformly excellent.

    As with any great musician who is both a big name and who had a long career, there are a number of tossed-off compilations and live albums out there that aren't worth a damn. Generally the compilations have titles like "Miles for Lovers," "Mellow Miles," etc. These types of things are useless and all but defeat the purpose of listening to Miles Davis. Jazz is different from other genres in that many live albums are actually very good, since much of the point of Jazz lies in group and individual improvisations, soloing, etc. However, there are a lot of labels out there that are unscrupulous as hell, taking audio of poor sonic quality, slapping a title referencing a well known Miles song on there and charging a hefty price tag for it. Much of the time these unscrupulous labels will re-release the same live recordings that have been released under similar circumstances previously, making it easy for the unsuspecting customer to end up with a lot of not just mediocre material but duplicated mediocre material. A good wa to avoid this with Miles is to stick to releases by labels like Blue Note, Prestige and Columbia/CBS. Maybe sometime I'll do another part of this list that includes his best live albums or something.

    I think that's it for now. Enjoy!
  • My 2014 Year End List

    16 jan 2015, 05:43 av irishtim

    Wow, it's hard to believe it's that time again. Is it just me, or did this year just fly by in a blink. After compiling my list of albums I obtained and listened to, I'm convinced that this year was pretty bland as far as great albums go. There definitely are a few the were stellar, but with the exception of a select few, nothing absolutely blew me away. Enough chatter and on to the list.

    My 10 Favorite*
    *(in alphabetical order)



    Baptists - Bloodmines
    This album has gotten a lot of negative reviews and press complaining that it fell flat in comparison to their debut, Bushcraft. While I agree that this album doesn't come close to the brilliance that Bushcraft was, Bloodmines certainly does not suck. In fact, songs like Vistas, Festered, and Calling are some of my favorites that they've written to date. Nick Yacyshyn also continues to establish himself as one of the best drummers in the heavy music realm with his incredibly technical and speedy delivery.




    Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown
    These guys have always been hit and miss with me. I loved Gutter Phenomenon, didn't like The Big Dirty as much; I loved New Junk Aesthetic, but didn't like Ex Lives. It seems like every other album lacked from the previous. By that thinking and reasoning, I should love this new one... and I do. The band also did themselves a favor by enlisting the services of the best producer in the metal scene, Kurt Ballou. The end result is a well produced, technically solid release that does not disappoint.




    Enabler - La Fin Absolute Du Monte
    Their release "All Hail The Void" narrowly missed my cut for the top ten in 2012. This year brought us their follow up full length. Although not as strong as their previous release, this 3-piece from Milwaukee sure knows how to melt faces with their blend of fast pissed off hardcore, punk, metal. Highly recommended for fans of bands such as Converge and All Pigs Must Die.




    Generation of Vipers - Coffin Wisdom
    This was probably my favorite release of 2014. This band fucking slays!!! If you're not familiar with these guys, they play an awesome mix of post-metal and sludge with riffs and rhythms that hit so hard, you'll be picking your teeth up off the floor. If you're into heavy music with growling vocals, chugging dark riffage, and pounding drum rhythms, do yourself a favor and get this album.




    Helms Alee - Sleepwalking Sailors
    This band has gotten better with every album in my opinion. Their debut Night Terrors was great, their follow up Weatherhead was even better and made my top ten in 2011. This year, the band releases their best album to date. Great heavy, sludgy song-writing with 3 part, male/female vocal harmonies. I've also said it before and I'll say it again, Hozoji Matheson-margullis is my favorite female drummer and she keeps getting better. She's got some serious chops on this album.




    Minus the Bear - Lost Loves
    I wasn't expecting this album to be this good let alone to crack the exclusive top ten. Don't get me wrong, I love me some MTB, but their last few releases have not lived up to the greatness of their earlier releases. Lost Loves brings back those elements of technical finger tapping and complex song-writing that hooked me in the first place. This album puts to the wayside the simplified and mainstreamed sound of the last few releases and returns the band to their earlier sound that put them on the map.




    Mursa - MRSA
    Here's my curveball in the top ten. This album was a gem of a find while cursing around on Bandcamp one day. This 3-piece band of youngsters from Portland, Oregon solidified their spot in the top ten with an album chalked full of crushing, heavy, sludgy goodness. Looking for that new metal band that no one has ever heard of? Than look no further than these guys. Check it out for yourself, you won't be letdown http://mursa.bandcamp.com




    Run With The Hunted - The Sieve and The Sand
    This was another random discovery while poking around on Bandcamp. Run With The Hunted play a blend of high energy, pissed off, chaotic, hardcore punk that would be a welcome sound in the toughest of mosh pits. I have a hard time not pumping my fists while listening to this album at an ungodly volume. This could easily be the soundtrack to a massive street brawl or neighborhood riot.




    Steaksauce Mustache - The Almighty Aardvoctomalark!
    After years of playing shows, and numerous line-up changes, my hometown Grants Pass, Oregon's own Steaksauce Mustache finally released their debut full length album via Bandcamp. This album is highly recommended for any fans of early The Dillinger Escape Plan, Norma Jean, The Chariot, and Arsonists Get All The Girls. Check it our for yourself, name your price @ http://steaksaucemustache.bandcamp.com/releases




    United Nations - The Next Four Years
    It was a long 4 year wait since their epic EP Never Mind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures, but it was well worth the wait. This supergroup featuring members of Thursday, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Pianos Become the Teeth, and one of my favorite drummers Ben Koller of Converge, Mutoid Man & All Pigs Must Die to name a few, delivers an all out assault on their second full length album. I can only hope it won't take another 4 long years before we'll from this awesome band again.

    Other Greats*
    *(Not quite top ten)



    ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - IX
    Not my favorite album of theirs, but really good nonetheless. these guys really can't do no wrong in my book.



    Audrey Fall - Mitau
    Really great , , album from this 4-piece band from Latvia.



    Barrows - Red Giant
    This Los Angeles , , caught my attention with their 2011 release, Imprecari Island. This release is just as memorable. Check out for yourself, both releases are name your price @ https://barrowstheband.bandcamp.com



    Dirt Cannon - Tough Love
    Superb , album from a band obviously heavily influenced by bands such as Every Time I Die, He Is Legend and Cancer Bats. Regardless, I really enjoyed this one.



    Ire Wolves - The Ascetic
    Very solid debut from this 3-piece band from Duluth, MN. Recommended for fans of Isis, Cult of Luna or Mouth of the Architect. Find out, name your price, here http://irewolves.bandcamp.com/releases



    Jack And The Bearded Fisherman - Minor Noise
    Don't let their kinda foolish name deter you. This French , band narrowly escaped my top ten in 2011 with their Places To Hide album. They did the same thing in 2014 with this release too.



    Kerretta - Pirohia
    I've love everything this , band has released to date, and this album is no exception.



    La Mar - Tides
    Great , , band from Caracas, Venezuela. I listened to this one a lot.



    Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun
    I believe that I mentioned it before that I've came to terms with the fact that gone are the days of the Remission/Leviathan era Mastodon and that they've molded their sound into something different. With that said, I do love me some Mastodon. This album is catchy as hell and it grew on me quite a bit.



    Minerva Superduty - Minerva Superduty
    Anyone who knows me and my musical taste knows that I'm a sucker for a great instrumental band. This was probably my favorite album without vocals in 2014. I couldn't get enough of it. Not to mention they made it a name your price @ http://minervasuperduty.bandcamp.com



    Nero Di Marte - Derivae
    Awesome technical album from this 4-piece band hailing from Bologna, Italy. Recommended for fans of Gojira, Neurosis, and Tool.



    Oceanic - Origin
    When this , , band from Halifax, Nova Scotia locks into one of their many complex and off-time rhythms, it gives me goosebumps. Very solid debut album.


    Good, not great*
    *worth mentioning

    Akela -Akela (Hardcore, Post-Metal)

    Alaskan - Despair, Erosion, Loss (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Alinda - Comets' Tails (Post-Rock)

    Allochiria - Omonoia (Post-Metal)

    Aminals - Dead Air (Hardcore)

    Amniac - Infinite (Sludge)

    Amouth - Awaken (Post-Metal)

    Antethic - Origin (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    Appollonia - Dull Parade (Post-Hardcore, Post-Metal, Alt Metal)

    As We Draw - Mirages (Post-Metal, Hardcore)

    Astralia - Atlas (Instrumental Rock)

    Attic - Seasons (Hardcore, Death Metal, Progressive)

    Bear the Mammoth - Yamadori (Post-Rock)

    Becoming The Lion - Automa (Instrumental Rock)

    Beware of Safety - Lotusville (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    Bird Eater - Dead Mothers Make The Sun Set (Chaotic Hardcore, Sludge)

    Body Hound - Rhombus Now (Progressive, Math, Instrumental Rock)

    Brontide - Artery (Post-Hardcore)

    Carne - Ville Morgue (Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore, Sludge)

    Challenger Deep - Irreversible (Post-Metal)

    Clover - Vultures (Hardcore)

    Cold Blue Mountain - Old Blood (Post-Metal)

    Comrades - Safekeeper (Instrumental Rock)

    Cotidal - Lunar Day (Post-Metal)

    Deaf Eyes - Deaf Eyes (Instrumental Metal)

    Direwolves - Aegri Somnia (Hardcore)

    Earthship - Withered (Sludge, Post-Metal)

    Echoes and Signals - V (Instrumental Rock)

    Escapethecult - All You Want To (Progressive Rock)

    Exalt - Pale Light - (Hardcore)

    Father Figure - Heavy Meddlers (Progressive, Jazz, Instrumental)

    Giza - I Am The Ocean, I Am The Sea (Instrumental, Sludge, Stoner)

    Gunfight Fever - Gunfight Fever (Instrumental Metal)

    Gust - Gust (Hardcore)

    HawkMoth - Calamitas (Instrumental, Post-Metal)

    Herod - They Were None (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Huldra - Black Tides (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Ilenkus - The Crossing (Hardcore)

    Ilydaen - The Crossing (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    In The Presence of Wolves - Thalassas (Progressive, Post-Hardcore)

    Jakob - Sines (Post-Rock)

    Key of Solomon - Exile (Progressive, Instrumental Metal)

    LANDS - Misanthropy (Post-Metal)

    Lost in the Riots - Move On, Make Trails (Instrumental Rock)

    Mantar - Death By Burning (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Marasme - De Ilums I Ombres (Post-Hardcore, Hardcore)

    The Mercury Tree - Countenance (Progressive, Indie Rock)

    Moanaa - Descent (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Mongrels - Gnawed Bones (Hardcore)

    Moutheater - Passing Key (Noise Rock)

    N.Tesla - Lux Manifesto (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Old Man Gloom - Ape Of God (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Pet Slimmers of the Year - Fragments Of Uniforms (Instrumental Rock)

    Redwood Hill - Collider (Sludge)

    The Return South - The Return South (Instrumental Rock)

    Ritual Mess - Vile Art (Noise Rock)

    Rodha - Welter Through The Ashes (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    The Samuel Jackson Five - Seasons In The Hum (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    Save Us From Archon - Thereafter (Math, Instrumental Rock)

    Show Me A Dinosaur - Dust (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    Slugdge - Gastronomicon (Hardcore, Sludge)

    Sora Shima - You Are Surrounded (Post-Rock)

    Telepathy - 12 Areas (Instrumental Metal)

    Terraforma - Creatures (Instrumental Rock)

    Terronaut - (Instrumental Rock, Post-Metal)

    These Are My Tombs - Morphosis (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    Torrential Downpour - Truth Knowledge Vision (Hardcore)

    TotorRo - Home Alone (Instrumental Rock)

    Trade in a Temple - Obsession (Instrumental Metal)

    Trudger - Dormiveglia (Hardcore, Sludge)

    Tsima - Shatter (Post-Metal)

    Watered - Some Are Born Into The Endless Night (Instrumental Rock)

    Yarn Of Norna - Ronové (Post-Metal)

    Yoma - Approaching Silence (Post-Metal)

    Biggest Disappointments



    Giant Squid - Minoans
    I've really enjoyed everything this band had released up to this point. This album fell flat to their previous work. I found it kind of boring and uninventive for their standards.


    He Is Legend - Heavy Fruit
    This makes me really sad that I have to put this one in the disappointment list. I just could not get into this one at all. After about song 4, it just drags and never picks back up to the intensity that they're know for.


    Maybeshewill - Fair Youth
    A big letdown of a release from one of my favorite cinematic instrumental rock bands. Nothing really grabbed me enough to stay interested in this album.


    This Will Destroy You - Another Language
    For a little time there, I though this band would battle Explosions In The Sky for the throne of best instrumental and climactic band. But, in my opinion, this band peaked with their debut EP, Young Mountain. Every album since then has gotten less and less interesting.


    Young and in the Way - When Life Comes To Death
    I was really hoping they would have built on the momentum from their last 3 releases. But this one feels a step in the opposite direction to me.


    Well I think that about wraps it up for 2014. It may seem like I listened to a ton of albums (which I did) but as you might notice, I didn't really have that much to say about the majority of them. All in all, I think this was a pretty down year as a whole as far as great albums goes. It was actually fairly difficult determining my favorite ten.

    As always, your comments, suggestions, two cents, and hate mail is more than welcome. If you feel I missed the mark on something, for sure let me know. It won't hurt my feelings.
  • The tentacles of Dr Orlovsky - Second trailer.

    7 jan 2015, 21:37 av Slaggprodukt

    The Tentacles of Dr Orlovsky - Second official trailer is now online. Move into the 90´s and get embraced by the tentacles. This is also the second trailer done for this planned movie in 2014 (more trailers will be produced). It was sent to Förvaltningsrätten since it was #‎relevantförmittärende and has been there. Now, it is available on social media and it is possible; as with #sadoschoooccpock to get drawn into it. Get drawn into the Tentacles. The name may change to another title; but it is a planned tribute movie to Jess Franco and Lina Romay. The tentacles are real, they are closing in and you can get embraced - by ”The tentacles of Dr Orlovsky”. First, #‎sadoschoccocccpock which is finished. Then, ”The oasis of Dr Orlovsky” which is being produced. And later, as a planned film: The Tentacles of Dr Orlovsky. A Bollywood touch, and a planned #ffa & #pfk project.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51kKyCMT5Tc

    Beware the tentacles, and beware Fhui Manzui
  • Best of 2014

    28 dec 2014, 01:14 av Carali

    Top 10 Albums:
    1. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
    2. Taylor Swift - 1989
    3. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
    4. U2 - Songs of Innocence
    5. Charli XCX - SUCKER
    6. Beck - Morning Phase
    7. Lykke Li - I Never Learn
    8. Miranda Lambert - Platinum
    9. Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
    10. Ed Sheeran - X

    Top 100 Tracks:
    1. Jenny Lewis - Just One of the Guys
    2. Taylor Swift - Blank Space
    3. Ed Sheeran - Don't
    4. Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
    5. Sia - Chandelier
    6. Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
    7. Hozier - Take Me to Church
    8. Lana Del Rey - West Coast
    9. Ella Henderson - Ghost
    10. Ryan Adams - Gimme Something Good
    11. Lykke Li - Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone
    12. Sam Smith - Stay with Me
    13. Echosmith - Cool Kids
    14. Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang
    15. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
    16. Paramore - Ain't It Fun
    17. Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong
    18. Lana Del Rey - Brooklyn Baby
    19. Little Big Town - Day Drinking
    20. Nick Jonas - Jealous
    21. Charli XCX - Boom Clap
    22. Miranda Lambert - Smokin' and Drinkin' (feat. Little Big Town)
    23. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
    24. The Black Keys - Gotta Get Away
    25. U2 - Every Breaking Wave
    26. Imogen Heap - You Know Where to Find Me
    27. Christina Perri - Human
    28. OneRepublic - Counting Stars
    29. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Young Blood
    30. Lana Del Rey - Shades of Cool
    31. Beck - Blue Moon
    32. Gabrielle Aplin - Please Don't Say You Love Me
    33. Justin Timberlake - Not a Bad Thing
    34. First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining
    35. Pentatonix & Lindsey Stirling - Radioactive
    36. Disclosure - Latch (featuring Sam Smith)
    37. Little Mix - Salute
    38. Calvin Harris - Blame (feat. John Newman)
    39. Magic! - Rude
    40. DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down for What
    41. Iggy Azalea - Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)
    42. Ella Henderson - Glow
    43. Fall Out Boy - Centuries
    44. Charli XCX - Break the Rules
    45. Melanie Martinez - Dollhouse
    46. Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This
    47. Iggy Azalea - Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora)
    48. Maroon 5 - Animals
    49. Ed Sheeran - Sing
    50. Fall Out Boy - Centuries
    51. Aretha Franklin - Rolling in the Deep (The Aretha version)
    52. Miranda Lambert - Automatic
    53. Kenny Chesney - American Kids
    54. Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat (From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1)
    55. Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
    56. Angie Miller - Lost In The Sound
    57. La Roux - Let Me Down Gently
    58. MisterWives - Reflections
    59. Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)
    60. Colbie Caillat - Try
    61. Little Boots - Taste It
    62. Pixie Lott - Lay Me Down
    63. The Black Keys - Turn Blue
    64. American Authors - Best Day of My Life
    65. Jake Owen - Beachin'
    66. Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down
    67. Melanie Martinez - Carousel
    68. Maddie & Tae - Girl In A Country Song
    69. Ariana Grande - Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea)
    70. Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life
    71. Cher Lloyd - Sirens
    72. Lykke Li - No Rest for the Wicked
    73. Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Moving
    74. Lily Allen - Air Balloon
    75. Elizaveta - Hero
    76. Pixie Lott - Nasty
    77. OneRepublic - Love Runs Out
    78. Imagine Dragons - Warriors
    79. Lady Antebellum - Bartender
    80. Ariana Grande & The Weeknd - Love Me Harder
    81. Aloe Blacc - The Man
    82. Kongos - Come With Me Now
    83. John Legend - All of Me
    84. Maroon 5 - Maps
    85. Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart
    86. Shakira feat. Blake Shelton - Medicine
    87. Within Temptation - Paradise (What About Us?) [feat. Tarja]
    88. The Fray - Love Don't Die
    89. Amy Lee - Push the Button
    90. Haley & Michaels - Just Another Love Song (feat. Richie MC Donald)
    91. Sarah McLachlan - In Your Shoes
    92. Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good (Feat Justin timberlake)
    93. Johnny Cash - Baby Ride Easy (With June Carter Cash)
    94. Miranda Lambert - Somethin' Bad (with Carrie Underwood)
    95. Jacquie Lee - Broken Ones
    96. Carrie Underwood - Something in the Water
    97. "Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes
    98. Coldplay - Magic
    99. Mary Lambert - Secrets
    100. Dierks Bentley - Drunk On A Plane
  • Sadoschoccck Official Trailer (Made november 2013)

    14 dec 2014, 19:06 av Slaggprodukt

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3zV9D0ttGk

    The trailer that was sent to Förvaltningsrätten as part of my case #‎relevantförmittärende - There was also sent the second official trailer for "The oasis of Dr Orlovsky" and a trailer for the planned "The tentacles of Dr Orlovsky". Before 2015 starts the second trailer to "The Oasis of Dr Orlovsky" will be posted here. #‎sadoschocccck will have a premiere with an event in 2015 - hopefully before march. In the meantime; get drawn into another trailer. For Sadoschoccck. Also, another case was opened at Förvaltningsrätten regarding if moviemaking could be seen as getting support from the city. This means, naturally that at least three trailers will be made - one for Sadoschocccck, one for the Oasis of Dr Orlovsky and of course a trailer for the planned"The tentacles of Dr Orlovsky".
  • Sleepstream's post-rock / post-metal video: Cirrus Formed Antennae

    7 dec 2014, 17:00 av Velvetleaf



    Sleepsteam is the post-rock / post-metal band has shocked the world with their second album "They Flew In Censored Skies" which came soon after the debut.

    Their latest video, Cirrus Formed Antennae is on YouTube.

    Sleepstream is known for creating deep atmospheres by well written melodies with guitars, cello and the violin. Sleepstream’s mindset for this album was to “capture” their live sound with their full-scale dynamics and give the listener the best possible perception of the energy their compositions have. It seems that the album will satisfy the listeners of post-metal and post-rock genre who thinks that atmosphere is important.

    You can listen to the album here.

    The album is released by post-rock, ambient, modern classical label, Fluttery Records. The label is giving away a free sampler, it includes 24 great tracks from the best post-rock, ambient, mod-classical artists around the world. You can download it free here.
  • The Exits Debut Album - Out Monday 1st December

    28 nov 2014, 17:41 av criminalrecords

    Listen to the album here: The Exits (Criminal Records)

    Like it? Give it a heart here and let other people hear it! http://www.last.fm/music/The+Exits/The+Exits+Debut+Album

    1. Let The Damage Begin 

    2. You Gotta Help Me Out 

    3. The Fear Inside 

    4. Life Lines 

    5. Fever 

    6. Dead On Arrival 

    7. How Long is Forever 

    8. I Wanna Know 

    9. Fall From Grace 

    10. Tears 

    11. Smoke In The Room 

    12. Broken Smile 

    13. Trip 



    Pre-Order it here:
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  • Argonaut 'TV' - Out Mon 24th Nov - Listen here!

    14 nov 2014, 13:53 av criminalrecords

    'TV' is the debut single from the second Argonaut 'TRY'.

    Out Monday 24th November on Criminal Records
    Listen here: TV

    Like it? Then give it a heart on this link and help more people hear it!
    http://www.last.fm/music/Argonaut/TV+(single)

    Pre-order it here
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    #YouDontNeedATV
  • The Kut – ‘I Want You Maniac’ (Out Now on Criminal Records) - Halloween Single

    20 okt 2014, 19:35 av criminalrecords

    The Kut – ‘I Want You Maniac’ (Out Now on Criminal Records)

    Listen now! Make your own mind up: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Kut/I+Want+You+Maniac
    I Want You Maniac
    If you like it please give it a heart <3

    Produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / Sonic Boom Six / My Vitriol), The Kut -‘I Want You Maniac’ is an upbeat, grunge fused horror-rock track taken from the bands forthcoming EP. As a quick follow up to their ‘Make Up’ EP, it has been good news that the band is back in the studio so soon, especially given what spanned a near 3 year hiatus.

    Front-woman Maha spoke about the single, shortly after the news they’d been confirmed on the Camden Nightmare Festival line up today… “We’ve always wanted to put out a Halloween single, it’s always been our rock Christmas, and I Want You Maniac was the right track for us to celebrate it with... It’s been awesome working with James in the studio again, and the video was a lot of fun to make as well… We envisioned it as a zombie version of pet cemetery, it’s a bit scary”

    Forthcoming Dates
    Fri 31st Oct: Halloween Special, The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
    Sat 1st Nov: Nightmare Festival, (Proud Camden), London
    Mon 10th Nov: The Black Heart, Camden, London

    The Kut: Biography
    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a London basement rock trio formed from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, the recent ‘Make Up’ EP was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Page & Plant / Def Leppard), featuring 3 brand new tracks plus 2 previous releases ‘DMA’ and ‘Closure’. The latest offering, ‘I Want You Maniac’ ties some of those tracks together, combining elements of horror pop with their grunge rock sound. Recently joined by ex-Riot Squad drummer, Violet, on drums, the band are due to release their new EP in Spring 2015.

    This year the band’s first EP, ‘Make Up’ saw dark and emotive tracks like ‘No Trace’ into the Scuzz Most Wanted Rock Chart, alongside bands like Paramore, Green Day - as well as playlisted on their 'All-Stars of Rock Show'. The single was also supported by Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio and picked up by BBC Introducing in Lancashire and Oxford. This lead to The Kut being invited in for a BBC Introducing live set, where they performed a 4 song set live from the Blackburn studios. The video was play listed on Putpat TV (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) and featured by Vevo, with a number of USA stations also including the track.

    Most recent single ‘Mario’, was supported by Scuzz TV on their ‘Huge Rock Anthems’ show, as well as Putpat TV and BBC Introducing Lancashire, just ahead of the release. The band’s previous video, ‘Closure’ was playlisted on Sub TV, Tuune and NME TV (Radar), whilst their first ever video ‘DMA’ (aka Doesn’t Matter Anyway) was added to 16 USA cable channels on the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll Show this May. The band has also had a number of tracks playlisted at the major UK clubs including Club NME and Medication. Previous shows include London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics, and a sold out UK tour. In 2013 the band performed DJ sets for Kerrang! Klub, London and a string of 14 dates on the Club Criminal tour.

    ‘I Want You Maniac’ available now at http://thekut.bandcamp.com

    http://www.thekut.co.uk | @thekutgirlsrock |http://www.facebook.com/thekutgirlsrock | http://youtube.com/TheKutVEVO

    Kerrang! Magazine
    “Despite the loud Courtney love references they’re more than just Hole II. Mario has an Against Me! Strut to the intro, while DMA is a pounding gem”

    Metal Mouth
    “If they can fulfill their early promise, then The Kut could end up being a big name in no time at all.” 8/10

    Subba-Cultcha
    “Heavy guitar, banging drums, dirty crisp vocals and a whole of attitude… the NMS would like to welcome The Kut to the party … without a shadow of a doubt they’re on the ascendancy! ”

    Hit The Floor Magazine
    “[No Trace] epitomises the girls’ influences from the likes of Nirvana and Incubus, displaying their no messing around approach to modern day grunge and taking us back to the early 90′s, where grunge rock was at it’s best!”

    Bristol Live Magazine
    “If Deftones and Hole had a little baby they’d probably sound like The Kut”

    Tasty Fanzine
    “‘Mario’ has guitar hook similar to Trey Spruance era Faith No More and an awesome ending. ‘Closure’ and ‘DMA’ are equally noteworthy and the whole EP is impressively polished. Bravo The Kut.” 7/10

    SWNK Magazine
    “No Trace, the opening song on The Kut’s Make up EP, has a big chance of being the most played song this summer. Awesome stuff!”

    Alt Dialog
    “It’s almost as if Soundgarden and Hole were put into a blender with The Kut being the result.”

    Ultimate Underground
    “They are equal parts L7 and bands like Placebo. They even show influences of Nirvana without being a retread and falling prey to the familiar.”

    Seba-Rashii Culture
    “When we first heard The Kut, we knew that the London based trio were going to be worth keeping a careful ear on. Our patience has been rewarded with the release of the Make Up E.P!”

    Uproar Webzine
    “Known for their enthusiasm and uncontrollable energy on stage, The Kut have created quite a crazy fan base who as you would expect are ecstatic over the release of their new EP, Make Up.”

    Peek-a-boo Magazine
    “The Kut present a sonic collage that evokes everything that made the 1990’s alternative rock scene such a beautifully broken beast”

    Blast Out Your Stereo
    “Grunge trio, The Kut have released a brand new music video for their song, “Mario,” which is off their upcoming EP, Make Up.. Trust me, you’ll be singing along to this number for a while (if you aren’t already).”

    Mistree Magazine
    “Mario” is 90s alternative rock at it’s very best. It is gritty and heavy, with chugging riffs and thudding percussion.”

    Palace of Rock
    “There are moments when the all female rock band The Kut sounds like Courtney Love´s Hole… But there are also moments when this London trio bring thoughts to a heavier The Bangles like “Mario”, I guess you can call it grunge pop.”

    Backseat Mafia
    “The rock girl trio based in London have not long since visited my hometown’s longest running live music venue The Lincoln Imp. I went to see them live and they rocked the room with their melodic tracks, long metal hair shaking and rock stances.”

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