15 maj 2015, 14:11 av puremusic4everRemembering B.B. King
15 maj 2015, 00:44 av criminalrecordsKerrang! Magazine premiere the brand new music video by The Kut today (Friday 15th May)! The track, I Don't Need Therapy is taken from the recent 'Rock Paper Scissors EP' and was directed by Mike Gripz. Watch it from 4pm at http://kerrang.com
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6 maj 2015, 16:00 av fabrykamagazineIn Virgo - In Virgo |self-released, 2015| 5/5 industrial rock, metalcore
1. Set Me Free, 2. The Light At the End, 3. The Chosen, 4. Lost All Of You, 5. The Poison, 6. Breaking Apart, 7. Public Enemy, 8. Bully The Few, 9. Revolution, 10. Colors, 11. Exposed, 12. Part Of Me
It's quite common in the music industry to find a guitar-driven album holding between one and four hit songs. In Virgo's release however may be a breakthrough in that category, since almost every of the 12 tracks present here has the potential to be a hit.
Chris Egert (guitar/synth/programming) has already proved his songwriting skills through making catchy music for his past project Replica. He then joined an electro/rock band September Mourning a few years later. The singer, Emily Lazar worked together with Chris, and also a little with Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails) and Dave "Rave" Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy), leading to the Melancholia album released in Europe in 2012. While we’re talking collaborations, In Virgo's tunes are enriched with clear and metal-orientated voice of Chris Hodges, who definitely sounds fitting.
"Set Me Free" opens the tracklist with a gentle piano arrangement which is then joined by a dynamic fusion of edgy guitars, drums and metalcore vocals. There are guitar rock solos, the bass sounds thick, and every tune fits into the place perfectly. The lyrics here, and in other compositions on the album, refer to breaking from restrictions - and that can mean a break-up, a suicide attempt, opposing bullying, but also awakening to something new or an emotional detox.
"The Light At the End" brings a buzz of dynamics thanks to a tight mix of the guitar-bass-drums combo and rebellious, slightly raspy vocals. The track sounds catchy from the beginning to the very end and the choruses are going to etch themselves in your memory pretty easily. Such attributes make it a smashing hit to be performed live in front of a bigger audience.
The pace slows with the arrival of "The Chosen". The song's mood feels a bit darker than in the first two compositions. A bit more light shines through the choruses, however. As the song’s lyrics develop, a line of standing out vocals casts a feel of courage as indeed, anybody feeling as a 'chosen one' would be expected to express. Amazingly well written arrangements make this track a must-listen. Fans of Filter will dig "The Chosen" right away.
"Lost All Of You" begins with the sound of an unplugged guitar and catchy choirs, as if to avoid a repetition of intro techniques. It then develops into an alt-rock composition by bringing broad, uplifting choruses. My guess is that it was written to flow with sounds of many new and liked bands of the aforementioned genre. Yet there's no copycatting - it’s just In Virgo's original song writing enriched with the by now ‘usual’ edgy guitars. A lively and gentle guitar tune finishes the song, making its end a smooth match with the song's beginning, inviting to a looped listening.
A different vibe is utilized for "The Poison", which is kept in the vein of drum'n'bass thanks to phat and bubbly synths. There are, however, softer vocals used on the top of all the electronica. These can speak for Hodges' talent - his voice sounds at times rebelling, then velvety - and always adjusted to any song's mood. Since "The Poison" is one of tracks bringing slower tempo to the album, you can catch a breath before the high energy returns.
"Breaking Apart" will definitely please Filter’s fans, but they will not be the only ones enjoying it. Aside from bringing a familiar groove and melody, the song is vibrant to the point of spawning images of a fast-pace music video accompanying the track in your head. It has moments of drama, followed by the release of all the gathered-up tension. The drums and bass collaborate nicely here, keeping the dynamics steady. The vocals also comfortably appear as planned along all the instrumental parts, making the whole composition of "Breaking Apart" a prime example of great songwriting. Listeners who prefer heavier tunes get an exciting wall of sound, spiced up with aggressive vocals near the end of the song. Big applause to Chris Egert for the spreading of a harmonious mix of both electronic and guitar driven arrangements.
Next, we have "Public Enemy" with its vibrating, graded guitar riffs and a rebellious, marching vibe. The song moves from aggressive to melodic (and back again), especially in choruses. Through this track, In Virgo proves that a balanced composition needs to keep vocals at bay when there's a good moment to bring up instrumental parts only (and vice versa). Yet another great live show song.
As the title implies, "Bully The Few" touches on the very hot and relevant topic of bullying and speaks about breaking away from your enemies to honor your personal human freedom. It brings an equal portion of synths and guitars along with aggressive vocals and powerful dynamics. Yet again, In Virgo gives you a lesson in how to end a track properly.
"Revolution" comes with a slower tempo than its predecessors, but remains energetic thanks to the edgy guitar riffs. Its overall tune is softer, gives a hopeful feel, and could swap the vocals for female ones. Yet another track on the album good enough to be supported by a music video, as it brings a lively set of images to your mind while listening. While the synths put more 'air' and build up a space within the tune, the guitars, bass, and drums keep the entire composition properly grounded.
"Colors", on the other hand, is opened very lightly, with electronic samples. An effusion of guitar riffs follow next bringing a completely different 'color' to the palette of available sounds, including both brighter and darker shades. The riffs here sound dirty at times, while the drums are exposed. The song's mood is positive and uplifting though, with wide-open straightforward and repeating vocal parts make it a highly memorable hit song.
The theme of "Exposed" refers to dropping a mask without fear and living one's life in peace with the authentic self. The composition begins with a delicate tone which is then surrounded by a groovy, interlaced line built upon bass, drums, and guitars. Again, Chris Hodges presents his full voice range and you should be able to tell by now that he's a talented and definitely well trained singer. In addition, tiny choral elements in the background bring an “easy listening” feel to the track.
The album finishes on the peaceful note with yet another mild song. "Part of Me" offers a blend of modern rock sounds and therefore is a perfect track to be aired on the radio. The vocals and guitars are strongly accented but not pushy at all. They both flow smoothly, supported by matching drums and bass lines. "Part of Me" also calls for providing a suitable video for promotional purposes. Finally, if you listen closely to the lyrics, you may find traces of romantic poetry expressed through lines such as "I traded a photograph for sand and blue sky / It fades when the light falls short of your eyes when you cry".
Every composition on this album recalls a full circle - an entirely complete piece of art with extremely well written arrangements and compositions, professionally mixed, mastered, and produced. The tracklist order is set to gradually shift the listeners’ mood and attention for the ultimate listening experience. Fans of industrial rock, alt-rock, metalcore and those in love with Dope, Filter, the 90s Nine Inch Nails or even Celldweller will not be disappointed - but by no means should the audience for this album be limited to those groups. All the tracks could easily find their way to TV, movies or ads through licensing. They are equally promising for powerful live performances or intimate private listening sessions. The LA-based duo distribute their debut album in tune with a revolutionary new business model - you can either download music files for free or buy them. This should guarantee the In Virgo album reaches as many listeners as possible. Make sure you give it a try as soon as you finish reading this.
(Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, April 9th, 2015. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
Download/buy this album: http://invirgo.bandcamp.com
Buy this album: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-virgo/id991951866
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4 maj 2015, 23:22 av psenough
1 maj 2015, 15:21 av puremusic4everBREAKING NEWS: 'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dies
(CNN)Singer Ben E. King, whose classic hit "Stand By Me" became an enduring testament of love and devotion for generations of listeners, has died.
King died Thursday in New Jersey, his booking agent, Randy Irwin, told CNN. He was 76.
Born in North Carolina, King first found success as an original member of the Drifters, the doo-wop group famous for such hits as "Save the Last Dance for Me."
But he is remembered most for "Stand By Me," which was inspired by a gospel song. The tune was a top 10 hit in the U.S. in 1961 and returned to the charts 25 years later when it was prominently featured in "Stand By Me," Rob Reiner's 1986 coming-of-age movie about four adolescent boys.
The song has been covered hundreds of times and has long been a staple at weddings.
In March 2015 the Library of Congress inducted King's original version into the National Recording Registry, saying "it was King's incandescent vocal that made it a classic."
26 apr 2015, 11:32 av neeshWednesday nights from 7-11pm Central I host a radio show on Radio Xenu. This past year saw a return to a pre-recorded format to make sure I was able to include all the great music that crossed my ears. I play underground, independent, diy, new, old, classic. It's a pretty deep variety. Anyhoot, I threw together a monster playlist of the tunes spun the past year, that are in Spotify's library. Enjoy the tunes!
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3 • !!! • A Day to Remember • A Great Big Pile Of Leaves • A Lot Like Birds • A Perfect Circle • Abandon Kansas • Abandoned Pools • Absofacto • The Academy Is... • Adema • AFI • Against Me! • The Airborne Toxic Event • Alanis Morissette • Alexisonfire • Alien Ant Farm • Alkaline Trio • All Get Out • Ambulance Ltd • American Football • Amon Tobin • Anadivine • Anakin • Anberlin • Andrew McMahon • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness • Antemasque • The Appleseed Cast • Armor for Sleep • Artifex Pereo • As Friends Rust • As Tall As Lions • The Ataris • Athletics • Atmosphere • Audego • Audiogold • Avenged Sevenfold • Babe Ruth • Bad Books • Bad Brains • Bad Company • Bad Rabbits • Bad Suns • Balance and Composure • Bars of Gold • Bastille • Battles • Bayside • Beach Slang • Bear Hands • Bear vs. Shark • Beck • Ben Folds Five • Braid • Brand New • Brazil • The Breeders • Brent Walsh • Brick + Mortar • Bright Eyes • Broken Social Scene • The Bronx • Built to Spill • Busdriver • Bush • Cacophonic fm • Cadillac Blindside • Cage • Calexico • Caravela • Caribou • Cat Or Pillar • Catch 22 • Cave In • Chantal Kreviazuk • Charli XCX • The Chemical Brothers • Cherub • Childish Gambino • Christian Kane • Cibo Matto • Circa Survive • Circuitry • citycop • The Clash • Clean of Core • Closure in Moscow • Cloud Nothings • Coasta • Coheed and Cambria • Coldplay • Collarbones • The Color Fred • Colour Revolt • Consider the Source • The Contortionist • Coolio • Copeland • Cosmonaut • Cream • Creaming Jesus • Creepoid • The Cribs • The Crystal Method • Culprit • The Cure • currents • Cursive • Damiera • The Dandy Warhols • Darkher • Darling Violetta • Davenport Cabinet • David Bowie • Dawn Golden • Dead Kennedys • Dead Unicorn • The Dear Hunter • Death Cab for Cutie • Death from Above 1979 • Defeater • Deftones • Delta Spirit • Descendents • Devics • Devo • Dikembe • The Dirty Heads • Dishwalla • Dismemberment Plan • DJ Shadow • The Doors • dredg • Dropkick Murphys • The Drums • Duran Duran • The Early November • Earthsleep • Edison Glass • Edward Maya • Eels • Eisley • Elvis Costello • Emma Ate the Lion • Emmy Wildwood • Envoi • The Explosion • Face to Face • Failure • The Fall of Troy • Fall Out Boy • Far • Fastball • Fatboy Slim • Fear • The Felix Culpa • Fences • Fightstar • Fikus • Finch • Fiona Apple • Fireworks • The Flamingos • Flogging Molly • Foreign Tongues • Fountains of Wayne • Four Star Mary • Foxes • Foxy Shazam • Frank Turner • From Autumn To Ashes • From Indian Lakes • The Front Bottoms • Fucktard • Fugazi • Funeral for a Friend • Furslide • Further Seems Forever • Fyfe • Gates • Gatsbys American Dream • George Ezra • The Get Up Kids • Ghost B.C. • Glassjaw • Godspeed You! Black Emperor • Gorillaz • Grandaddy • The Grape and the Grain • Great Caesar • The Great Heights Band • Grieves • Gym Class Heroes • HAIM • Haken • Handguns • Hands Like Houses • Happy Body Slow Brain • Have Mercy • Head Automatica • Heavy English • Helmet • Hidden Hospitals • The High Strung • Hop Along • Hopesfall • Hot Rod Circuit • Hot Water Music • HRVRD • Hudson Hank • Humans • Hundred Waters • Hyro Da Hero • I Am The Avalanche • I Kill Giants • Ibeyi • Icarus the Owl • Icona Pop • Iggy Azalea • Imogen Heap • In The Presence of Wolves • In the Valley Below • Incubus • INXS • Iron Maiden • Islander • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole • Jagwar Ma • Jawbox • Jawbreaker • The Jazz June • Jimi Hendrix • Jimmy Eat World • Joe • jonah's onelinedrawing • Josh Benash • Joshua • Joyce Manor • Junius • K.Flay • Kaige Evans • Kanye West • Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground • Kayo Dot • Kiesza • The Killers • Kim Ferron • Kings of Leon • Kiss Kiss • Kiven • Korn • La Dispute • Lady Radiator • Laika • Lauryn Hill • Led Zeppelin • Lemon Demon • Les Discrets • Lesley Gore • Less Than Jake • Let It Happen • Little Yellow Box • Live • Lives of the Obscure • Los Campesinos! • Lou Reed • The Loved Ones • Lovedrug • Lower Definition • Loyal Wife • Ludo • Luscious Jackson • Lydia • Madness • Make Do and Mend • Man Overboard • Manchester Orchestra • Maoli • Marietta • Marmozets • The Mars Volta • Mary Lambert • Mastodon • Matchbook Romance • Matt and Kim • Matt Pond PA • MC Chris • MC Frontalot • MC Lars • Melvins • mewithoutYou • MF DOOM • Michelle Branch • Middle Class Rut • Midtown • Millencolin • Million Dead • Mineral • Minus the Bear • Moby • Modern Baseball • Modest Mouse • Mogwai • Molehill • Morcheeba • Mossbreaker • Motion City Soundtrack • The Movielife • Moving Mountains • Mr. Bungle • Muse • Mutemath • My Chemical Romance • My Epic • My Vitriol • Nada Surf • Narco Debut • The Neighbourhood • Nerf Herder • New Found Glory • The New Regime • Next to None • Night Verses • Nightmare Of You • Nightmares For A Week • Nikka Costa • NK • No Devotion • No Doubt • No Use for a Name • NOFX • Northern Faces • Nothing More • The Offspring • Onelinedrawing • Ontologics • Opeth • Orange 9mm • Ou Est Le Swimming Pool • The Outfield • Owel • P.O.S. • Panic! at the Disco • Paperhaus • Paramore • Passion Pit • Patsy Cline • Pavement • Pedro the Lion • Peeping Tom • Phantogram • The Pharcyde • Pharrell Williams • Pianos Become the Teeth • Picturesque • Pillow Fight • Pinback • The Pineapple Thief • Pink Floyd • Pixies • PJ Harvey • Placebo • Placeholder • The Pouges • Polar Bear Club • The Police • Polyphia • Pompeii • Pond • Porcupine Tree • Porno for Pyros • Portishead • Portugal. The Man • The Postal Service • Prawn • Pretty Boy Floyd • Primitive Radio Gods • Professor Elemental • The Promise Ring • Purity Ring • Puscifer • Que Sera • Queens of the Stone Age • Radiohead • Ramones • Rasputina • The Receiving End of Sirens • Reel Big Fish • Regina Spektor • The Reign Of Kindo • The Replacements • Revis • Rilo Kiley • Rishloo • Rival Schools • River City High • RJD2 • Rob Cantor • Rogue Wave • The Ronettes • The Rose West • Royal Crown Revue • Rubberneck Lions • Rush • RX Bandits • Sage Francis • San Cisco • Saves the Day • Say Anything • SBTRKT • Scale the Summit • Scatman John • Scroobius Pip • Seahaven • Seaway • Shamir • Sia • Sianvar • Silent Rider • Silversun Pickups • Sir Sly • Skyharbor • The Sleeping • Sleigh Bells • Sloss Minor • Somos • Sparta • The Specials • Sprung Monkey • St. Vincent • The Starting Line • Statistics • Stellar Young • Stolas • Strange Changes • Straylight Run • Sunny Day Real Estate • Superfine • The Swellers • T.I. • Take One Car • Taking Back Sunday • Tallheart • Team Sleep • Terrible Things • Terror Squad • Texas Is the Reason • Thank You Scientist • They Might Be Giants • Thievery Corporation • Third Eye Blind • Thirty Seconds to Mars • This Day Forward • This Old Ghost • Thomas Giles • Thrice • Thursday • Tides of Man • Tigers Jaw • Time Spent Driving • Tin Spirits • Tommy James And The Shondells • Tonic • Toro y Moi • Touche Amore • Traffic • Travis Porter • TRUSTcompany • TV on the Radio • Twothirtyeight • Underoath • United Nations • Unpaid Actors • The Used • Vallejo • Vast • Vaux • Velvet Chain • The Venetia Fair • The Ventures • VERSA • VOLA • Voyeur's Kaleidoscope • WATERS • Watsky • Wavves • The Weeknd • Weerd Science • Weezer • Wess Meets West • Wheatus • White Arms of Athena • White Town • Widowspeak • The World/Inferno Friendship Society • XTC • The xx • You Blew It!
23 apr 2015, 11:35 av puremusic4everHello, Last.fm Family. I have set up a "Last.fm" music group in memory of my late cousin. Please take a moment to check it out. This group is set up as a memorial to the life of Dexter Maurice Bryant (1963 - 2014). Dexter loved music and was a great musician who played keyboards, drums, trumpet, and bass. The artists represented in this group inspired Dexter to play music. He will be missed but not forgotten.
15 apr 2015, 18:19 av fabrykamagazineSpookshow inc. feat. Kissing In Graveyards - Underworld (song review) |self-released, 2015| 4/5
Spookshow Inc., as the band’s name may already indicate, loves making tense music. Their tracks on Visions of The Blinded World (pt. 1) proved this, but their most recent collaboration with Kissing in Graveyards - a spooky match made in a morgue, most likely, brings forth a real scare too.
This mostly electronic yet guitar-driven song is accented with a broad selection of vocals - once tempting and seductive, then screaming. Kissing in Graveyards' lead singer Rylan Chaos brings her Lilith-like artistic personality here while Soltex represents provocative masculine energy. When Rylan's voice is the bait, then Soltex's is the whip. The result is a musical dialogue not too far from an argument between two 'possessed' souls, rather than two talented musicians.
When it comes to instrumentation, the chunky guitar riffs are looped and kept in vein of industrial rock music as popularised by KMFDM - but you will hear a bit of soloing, too. The drum beats are enjoyable as they bring the right depth and density. The bass sounds a bit muddy, but it’s the drums that drive the tempo and overall dynamics here. With the addition of modern electronica skilfully provided through synths and samples, the song may be enjoyed by fans of other music genres too.
"Underworld" is a good opportunity to be prepared for the Visions of The Blinded World (pt. 2) album that should be coming later this year.
(Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, April 12th, 2015. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
This review on Fabryka Magazine: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=538
Lucky Spook (guitar, programming, songwriting, production): The biggest challenge while shooting 'Scary Dream' video was to haul back and forth all of the equipment: power generator, lights, hundreds of meters of cables at night - it was a task, I must say. I don’t remember myself being more exhausted after these two nights in the forest.
Read the interview at http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=553
10 apr 2015, 18:56 av Velvetleaf
Maïak creates one of key post-rock releases of 2015. They created to something big, something to be heard! The album is called “A Very Pleasant Way to Die”.
Filled with the symbolic weight of a catastrophe that arose as the punishment of man’s guilty arrogance in an outburst remained silent, Maïak delivers a dark and powerful instrumental rock that evolves between tenuous melancholy and chaotic blast. Released by Fluttery Records which usually release amazing post-rock, ambient and modern classical albums.
This post-rock storm comes from Switzerland. If you haven't heard it yet, here they have “A Very Pleasant Way to Die” on Bandcamp.
10 apr 2015, 16:52 av criminalrecordsThe Kut are due to release their 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP on Criminal Records, Monday 20th April. This last few months has seen some great support from Scuzz, BBC Introducing, MTV-U, Planet Rock, Kerrang! AXS America, Vevo, Putpat TV and Club NME, and we are delighted to be putting this record out on your radar.
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1. I Want You Maniac
2. Alekhine's Gun
3. I Don't Need Therapy (clean)
4. Bad Man
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Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Tool, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a rock trio born from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, their ‘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 2014 record saw immense support from Scuzz TV, BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio, AXS, MTV-U, Putpat TV, Vevo and 16 cable channels across the USA.
Their forthcoming 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP is a quicker than expected follow up to the 'Make Up' EP, and includes horror pop halloween single 'I Want You Maniac'. Alekhine's Gun is second single from the 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP, out 13th April. The Kut release their latest single 'I Don't Need Therapy' on Monday 6th April, which "is about rejecting the ill advice that people try to ram down your throat in the guise of helping you out." The track mixes riot grrrl grunge with contageous riffage and is soon to be accompanied by forthcoming video, produced by Mike Gripz (Boy Better Know / Frisco).
The debut single from the EP 'I Want You Maniac' was added to the playlists of MTV-U and AXS TV. These US channels joined major UK support from Scuzz TV, Planet Rock, BBC Introducing and Jim Gellatly's New Music Showcase among others. The EP has also been played out in the clubs including Club NME and Medication.
Pre-order the EP now and get the singles at http://thekut.bandcamp.com
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