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Parker Millsap: The Very Last Day

Parker Millsap: The Very Last Day

Parker Millsap The Very Last Day (Okrahoma Records) Parker Millsap began singing at church at age five and spent most of his […]

Minor Victories: Minor Victories

Minor Victories: Minor Victories

Minor Victories Minor Victories (Fat Possum) As far as indie collectives go, Minor Victories has tapped talent from some of the UK’s […]

3bubble & J. Gray: Live from the Pentagon

3bubble & J. Gray: Live from the Pentagon

3Bubble & J.Gray present Live From The Pentagon, a full roll-out of some wonderful raps and sing-able commercial chorus songs.

Mike Harrison: Mike Harrison/Smokestack Lightning/Rainbow Rider

Mike Harrison: Mike Harrison/Smokestack Lightning/Rainbow Rider

Mike Harrison Mike Harrison/Smokestack Lightning/Rainbow Rider (BGO Records) If the devil could sing, he’d sound like Mike Harrison. Harrison’s threatening, bluesy growl […]

Deep Purple: Stormbringer

Deep Purple: Stormbringer

The slower “Holy Man” (lot of trickling Blackmore here) sees Hughes lilting high voice (probably higher actually then Coverdale) on a truly commercial read, “You Can’t Do It Right (With the One You Love)” is Purple funky, Ian Paice keeping things pushing forward with his tight high hat and Hughes and Coverdale switching leads on this sexy love song for the one you love. It’s great to hear Blackmore finding a loose groove, less rockin’ and wailing; another stand out…it’s even got a kind of corny Jon Lord’s synth lead.

Caveman: Otero War

Caveman: Otero War

Caveman Otero War (Cinematic Music Group) With Otero War, Brooklyn’s own Caveman has provided a rock album that is the perfect soundtrack […]

Gwen Stefani: This Is What the Truth Feels Like

Gwen Stefani: This Is What the Truth Feels Like

Gwen Stephani This Is What the Truth Feels Like (Interscope) Oh, Gwen! How I’ve missed you! It’s been a bit of time […]

Cool Company: Summer Daze

Cool Company: Summer Daze

Cool Company from Brooklyn, NY presents their Summer Daze EP, a 6 song mélange from Matt ‘Fat Matt’ Fishman and Yannick (Cool Yan) Hughes.

Sunrise opens with annoying low keys and only really recovers because of Hughes lilting vocals and a snapping beat, when Fishman comes back with his chants and through to the end the tune grooves but relies too much on an almost-rap feel that undercuts it.

The island-groove of percussion and acoustic guitar of “Simple Things fares better; I’m still not convinced of the male vocals here (both the singing and the rap), but there is a great groove to this 2nd song, making it a very strong offering indeed.

Garbage: Strange Little Birds

Garbage: Strange Little Birds

Garbage Strange Little Birds (Stunvolume Records) Back when music videos still meant something, Garbage was infinitely cool. With her bright red hair […]

PORT OF Est.: Onyx Moon

PORT OF Est.: Onyx Moon

The multi-instrumental talents of vocalist Hannah Tarkinson and producer Todd Kitchens have concocted this new 9 song Onyx Moon. It’s a heavy percussion/synth atmospheric treat under some very passionate vocals and strong passionate songwriting.

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