Sunday, November 15, 2015
Sydney-based reggae-rock band, Ocean Alley, have just released a new single called ‘Muddy Water'.
They sound like a stoned version of Candlebox.
That's a good thing, I swear.
Dude, Just enjoy it and chill.
Here are a few more of their sweet tunes.
Indie artist around the world unite again to help with disaster relief.
In their own words....
"Rock Back for Nepal is the first in a 3-part series of disaster relief compilations being released by U.S. indie label Patetico Recordings. The label is partnering with nearly 60 independent artists and several small indie labels around the globe to make this happen. They have all come together in order to raise funds for victims of the recent catastrophic earthquakes in Nepal. All money raised will go directly to the relief efforts.
The compilations are being supported by several luminaries of the independent rock and shoegaze scene, among others. "Whenever Tom Lugo reaches out to his musical family, you know it's for a crucial and essential cause. The Rock Back for Nepal CD compilation is no exception," explains Dean Garcia of seminal shoegaze bands Curve and SPC ECO. "I'm proud to be part of this relief effort / fund raiser for anyone affected by the recent earthquake disaster in Nepal and if I can help or contribute in some way to aid support and assistance to the many displaced people, I will without question. Please support this cause and donate as generously as you can”
Perhaps one of the most renowned personalities in the shoegaze / noise rock spheres, Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers, Skywave) has also lent his support to the cause. “It is a horrible tragedy this destruction of culture and life. I feel lucky that I can use my craft and contribute a song to this fund to help them raise money for relief. If we can all do something to help and give relief for the people of Nepal we should do it now.”
"Great to be among this sparkling array of brilliant artists, coming together for a great cause," says Marc Joy of Welsh outfit Lights That Change. Alexx Kretov of Canadian-Ukrainian duo Ummagma also expressed hope. "May the common freebie attitude towards indie music fall to the wayside. We hope people will support a higher cause by spending a few dollars and spreading this music far and wide."
All three volumes are being released at the same time, and will be available through Bandcamp and Amazon.com exclusively, both digitally and on CD. The album artwork and design are by Gardy Perez.
The concept of the Rock Back compilation series was born in 2011, when disaster hit Japan and Tom Lugo, Patetico Recordings’ label owner acted on his empathy for charitable causes and non-profit organizations by reaching out to the community of artists he has in his network. They collectively put together a compilation and the profits were donated to relief efforts. The response was overwhelming, over 100 artists from across the globe joined in the efforts. What was to be a single CD compilation grew into the 8-disc compilation Rock Back for Japan. The compilation series hit the top 10 Indie Rock releases on Amazon.com’s chart for several weeks, with certain volumes holding the number 1 spot."
VOLUME 1 features
SPC ECO (UK), A Place to Bury Strangers (USA), Ummagma (Canada-Ukraine), Lights That Change (UK), Sounds of Sputnik(Russia), Stellarscope (USA), The Manhattan Love Suicides (UK),Clustersun (Italy), The One2s (USA), Panophonic (USA), Death Valley Rally (USA), The Virgance (UK), Purple Bloom (Japan), Arirang (Italy),The Artificial Shadow Band (Puerto Rico), Kitsch (Panama), andRevolution, I love you (USA)
VOLUME 2 features
Malka (NYC-Peru), Asalto al Parque Zoologico (Argentina), Stella Diana(Italy), Chatham Rise (USA), Tape Runs Out (UK), Under the Wire(USA), Psiconautas (Puerto Rico), Car Crash Sisters (Mexico), Last Remaining Pinnacle (USA), The Narentines (Switzerland), Huma
n Colonies (Italy), Sueño con belugas (Puerto Rico), Blackfeather Jane, Dead Parties (Spain-Australia), Est rella Oscura (UK), Mayflower Madame (Norway), and Los Sub (Argentina)
VOLUME 3 features
Novanta (Italy), Lunar Twin (USA), Joaquim Barato (Portugal-Peru), Withershins (
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Get more of Patetic Recordings music below.
The Virgance is Nathan Smith, formerly guitarist with nineties UK indie band Ripley.
Paradigm 3 is an amazing sonic experience. Dreamy and blissful soundscapes that will transport you to your happy place. Such feeling and emotion conveyed in what some people call "noise". I call it beautiful.
Seriously great! Someone should get this guy a gig doing movie soundtracks.
"Oh my god. It's full of stars!"
Sharkmuffin makes amazing super-heavy, noise-punk-meets psychedelic power pop. They are like a modern version of Babes In Toyland.
Both are driven by powerful women and both can rock your socks off.
Here is a video compilation of a few of their tunes.
Yet again, time to focus on a record label that is doing amazing things. Bringing tasty and exciting music to your ears.
This time I would like to introduce you to Ten Million Sounds. These guys mainly deal with beat music...which I LOVE!!
Here is a taste of what they do.
You will thank me later.
This album is sold on a name-your-price basis. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Action Against Hunger, a charity that is “committed to ending world hunger, and works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger."
Download their label compilation, 'Still', HERE!!!
If you are a fan of The Weeknd or The Neighborhood then you will love Harrison Brown. This 19 year old newbie is anything but. He has a lyrical maturity of someone at least 10-20 years older and the musical production skills of a veteran in the industry.
This is definitely someone to keep an eye on.
Zahed Sultan is a electronic multimedia artist from Kuwait. His music has been licensed for television, film and music compilations.
Haunting vocals and smooth beats help convey the struggles, pain and life experiences of this amazing artist.
Truly "world" music. You don't need to understand the vocals to feel the music.
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Two guys, Hybr!dz & Kid Whisky who met trough a common love of music.They like to play beats, raw bass and old warm synth sounds.
A strange blend, not easily definable, that they would love to share with you.
DOWNLOAD A COLLECTION OF THEIR TUNES HERE!!!
The Uk based band Affairs met at Hull University, drawn together by their mutual appreciation of 80’s music, art, slick hair, tight jeans and loose hips.
They are a sharply-dressed quintet, who have earned a reputation for their moving and theatrical live performances, thought provoking lyrics and synth-based electro-pop rock.
Think Simple Minds mixed with Arctic Monkeys.
I bet they look good on the dance floor.
The Staffords have impressed me with their thumping track "Bother You". Using militant rhythms, synth loops and samples they have crafted a tune that will be enjoyed by almost anyone who has a pulse.
The rest of their music seamlessly flow between genres and they do each very well.
Turn this up!!
Super groovy indie electro-pop from New York based Stray Echo, which is the new project of singer/songwriter Daniel Balk, formerly of The Postelles.
Lots of potential. I look forward to hearing more.