Friday, 3 April 2020

Fake Names - Brick

FAKE NAMES is a new punk rock group consisting of members Brian Baker (MINOR THREAT, DAG NASTY, BAD RELIGION), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., EMBRACE, ONE LAST WISH), Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, INVSN), och Johnny Temple (GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, SOULSIDE). The band will release their debut album on May 8th.

FAKE NAMES began to take shape as early as 2016 when Brian Baker and Michael Hampton met in Hampton's home in Brooklyn to play music together. Then there were no intentions of forming a band, but more might create a song or two. It ended with the two friends and guitarists writing a handful of songs that day and ended it all by spontaneously deciding to start a band.

Johnny Temple was then recruited as a bass player. He is also an old classmate of the two. Later that year, during Chicago's Riot Fest, they got the idea to bring in Dennis Lyxzén as a singer.

Their upcoming album is 28 minutes long, co-produced by Hampton and Geoff Sanoff and recorded in Renegade Studios (owned by Little Steven Van Zandt). The album should be filled with bare-bones breed of punk and a large dose of power-pop.

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Today's tune "Brick" is the first single from the upcoming self-titled album, available May 8th

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Thursday, 2 April 2020

Mamiffer - All That Is Beautiful

SIGE Records is owned and operated by Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner. It was founded in 2009 and is based in Vashon, Washington. The owners also have an experimental music project called MAMIFFER.

The long-arc vision of Faith Coloccia has deftly traversed a sonic terrain with an emotional depth and compositional restraint rarely found in contemporary music. Across multiple albums, EPs, and splits, she and her collaborators have tapped into the passionate elements of life—the sublime joys and the harrowing losses - while also providing a score to the less definable moments; the pensive times of solace, the dissonant chapters of uncertainty, and the meditative sojourns. MAMIFFER's latest album, "The Brilliant Tabernacle", transmutes darkness and rejoices in the force of life by illuminating the beauty of creation. Beginning with a foundation of piano, organ, and voice, Coloccia enlisted her partner and long-time collaborator Aaron Turner along with a congregation of auxiliary musicians to help her construct “a guiding light” in the form of seven songs.

Today's tune "All That Is Beautiful", is taken from the album “The Brilliant Tabernacle” (released November 1, 2019), The tune is a poetic salve buttressed by Coloccia’s piano, Jon Mueller’s communal drum patterns, Veronica Dye’s constellating flute, and Turner’s dichotomous combination of bucolic acoustic guitar and distorted squall. Coloccia weaves a private psalm of global stewardship and personal strength—a prime example of her music serving as a talisman in a labyrinthine world, enjoy!

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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Wear Your Wounds - Shrinking Violet

WEAR YOUR WOUNDS was created by CONVERGE founder Jacob Bannon. Initially conceived as a solo project, it evolved into a five-piece band that often works with collaborating musicians.

In 2017 WEAR YOUR WOUNDS released "WYW" (debut double album) and "Arthritic Heart" (a New Noise Magazine single). A live band was then assembled for a number of shows including Roadburn Festival 2017 and Desert Festival UK. Later on that year their "Dunedevil" (an experimental album) was released; a companion piece to Bannon's abstract art book of the same name. In 2018 Wear Your Wounds released their "Live at the BBC" 12" LP at Maida Vale Studio (MV4). That year WEAR YOUR WOUNDS also played select shows on the East Coast and Europe including an appearance at Roadburn Festival 2018, which was also curated by Bannon.

“Rust On The Gates Of Heaven” is the new album from WEAR YOUR WOUNDS. The release marks the first time the official lineup of the band; Jacob Bannon (CONVERGE), Mike McKenzie (THE RED CHORD, STOMACH EARTH, UNRAVELLER, etc), Adam McGrath (CAVE IN, NOMAD STONES, etc), Sean Martin (TWITCHING TONGUES, ex-HATEBREED, ex-KID CUDI), and Chris Maggio (ex-TRAP THEM, ex-SLEIGH BELLS, etc) have properly written and recorded together. It also features musicians Ben Chisholm (CHELSEA WOLFE, WHITE HORSE) and Gared O’Donnell (PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS, HAWKS AND DOVES) collaborating throughout.


Jacob Bannon: Vocals, Bass, Piano, and Electronics
Mike McKenzie: Guitars, Vocals, Piano, and Electronics
Sean Martin: Guitars and Electronics
Adam McGrath: Guitars and Vocals
Christopher Maggio: Drums
Collaborating Musicians:
Ben Chisholm: Piano and Electronics
Gared O’Donnell: Vocals

Today's tune "Shrinking Violet" is taken from the latest album "Rust On The Gates Of Heaven", Female Lead - Jen Hasty, Male Lead - Daniel White, enjoy!


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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Villagers Of Ioannina City - For The Innocent

VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY, one of the leading Greek heavy rock bands, comes from the mountains of Epirus. Their are deeply influenced by Greek nature and cosmic phenomena and infuse their unique brand of heavy psychedelic rock with folk instruments such as bagpipes, flutes and, didgeridoo.

With their inspired mixture between BLACK SABBATH and TOOL with the traditional instruments and scales from the Greek rich musical past, they created a blend meant to strike an impression both locally and internationally.

Since their debut album "Riza" in 2014 they toured all over Greece and brought their music out to many European cities (Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, among others). Throughout the last years performed in carefully selected shows in Greece, featuring a vast production with an impressive light show and grandiose stage settings, which highlights their open-air sold-out shows in Athens 2015 and 2019 with more than 6000 attendance each.

In the meantime, the foundations for the "Age Of Aquarius" were laid in absolute secrecy. 5 years in the making is not an easy feat to stay hidden, but VIC did manage to keep it under wraps until the autumn of 2019 when all preparations were completed.

The new album "Age Of Aquarius" is exactly what the title implies, a whole new era of creation and experimentation, sonically and lyrically, setting up a journey through space and time.

"Age Of Aquarius" was released September 20, 2019. Produced by VIC and Asteris Partalios Recorded by Asteris Partalios at Magnanimous Studio, Thessaloniki, GR. Mixed by Keith Armstrong at Pietown Sound, Los Angeles, CA. Mastered by Justin Shturtz at Sterling Sound, Nashville TN. Cover art by Fotis Varthis. Cover editing by Graphic no Jutsu.

Today's tune "For The Innocent" is taken from the new album "Age Of Aquarius", enjoy!

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