Postmadonna is a rapid math rock, progressive rock infused outfit based out of Seattle, WA. The self titled album, featured below, plays like Taking Back Sunday mixed with The Sound of Animals Fighting with a large serving of extra experimental rock on the side. Don’t miss out on these guys before they get really big. http://postmadonna.bandcamp.com/album/postmadonna
The Features →
I have been impatiently waiting for months to get my hands on this album, and it’s available for streaming a week early, which is super exciting. In case you’re unaware of The Features, they’re an indie-rock outfit based out of Nashville, TN and they’re basically the bee’s knees. They’ve released several albums, which are all amazingly catchy and definitely...
Old Canes →
Looking for heavy guitars, bold drums, horns, and a folky sound? Yeah, that’s Old Canes. A musical project of Christopher Crosci from the band, The Appleseed Cast, Old Canes is an interesting sound, which could be closely described as reminiscent of Neutral Milk Hotel; while bringing something fresh and original to the table. Of the music that has been produced and released, it was recorded...
SLOTHPOP is an ethereal avant-garde pop/indie band from Indy (see what I did there? xD) who has sadly disbanded, but that hasn’t stopped me from obsessing mercilessly over their self-titled album. The vocals and lyrics are amazing, the instrumentation is phenomenal—each song seems to take you on a completely different journey, and yet the album is cohesive and comfortable. Slothpop is...
Levi Weaver →
I found out about Levi Weaver the same way that I’m assuming a lot of people did—seeing him open for Imogen Heap back in ‘06. I’ve been a fan of this Nashville-based singer/songwriter ever since. His sound is alt.country/folk rock, and his voice is stellarly stellar. He also is a huge proponent for independent artists and has written a really interesting blog series about...
The Rose West →
The Rose West is an amazing example of progressive rock, driven by telling a story through music. This New York band draws a narrative in a way that should make fans of Coheed very proud. Weaving a story through each song dripping with jazzy guitars, bluesy vocals, tinges of classic rock, infused with modern prog rock ideals. This is a band that has started to make a name for themselves, starting...
Rolling Stone Mobile - News - Music: Ray Manzarek,... →
I’m a firm believer that you can’t wholly appreciate the present without an understanding and appreciation of the past. This man’s work helped to form one of the most influential groups of the 1960s, and continued to work and inspire other groups throughout the years. So. Rest in peace, Mr. Manzarek.
Interview with: Weerd Science
Here you go, the interview with the awesome Mr. Josh Eppard, aka Weerd Science. We got the opportunity to ask some serious questions. Enjoy!...
Thaddeus Lowe →
Thaddeus Lowe’s album “Rose Garden in the Gospel of Now” is a beautiful, acoustic-based experimental/chillwave album that should come with a complimentary glass of red wine and a sunset on the beach. Every track on this album is solid, soothingly beautiful, and amazingly layered for a fun listening experience. If you’re into Bon Iver or City and Colour, or mellow...
The Rose West/For Your Aural Enjoyment - Facebook... →
Alright guys, contest time. The amazing guys in The Rose West have agreed to run a giveaway. There will be 15 prizes/winners in total. The contest begins today (Saturday) 5/11/13 and will end 5/19/13 (Sunday) at 11am est, and the winner chosen at 12pm. The prizes are: - 10 digital download codes for “When The Road Darkens” from bandcamp, which allows the winner to download a...
Save me, when the rivers run dry…. Bring me where the waters run deep,...– The Dear Hunter - The Love
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There Is No Mountain →
There Is No Mountain is a new project from the Portland-based duo that brought you the americana-pop group The Ascetic Junkies. Their first single “Owl Hymn” is a bit more indie without losing their bluegrass/folksy roots, and catchy to boot. They’re offering it free for download on their bandcamp. http://thereisnomountain.bandcamp.com/ PS-If you’re not familiar with The...
Interview with Mark Lombardo of Titanics →
Alright guys, here’s that awesome interview I did with Mark Lombardo, the lead singer of the amazing indie dream-pop band,Titanics. Enjoy! 1. How did the band get started? - The band originally started as a side project of our lead singer, Mark Lombardo. Although the project was acoustic/folk based - it led to a more dreamy and rich sound that became the band as we know it today. After...
The Elephant in the Room - Need Your Help →
Alright, so there’s this band, The Elephant in the Room. And Casey Crescenzo wants to record and produce their first real record. That’s pretty damn exciting, but they need your help to do so. They have started a Kickstarter to get the word around, and they have some pretty awesome pledge rewards. Click the title above to go there and pledge. Help this band realize this amazing...
Titanics: I’m always in search of new indie/dream pop/chillwave music to listen to. I’m addicted to it, there is just something about synthy pop that warms me to the core. So, with that, I was recently contacted by the Albany based band,Titanics. I wasn’t familiar with them prior, but I’m hooked now. As it turns out, they were just what I wanted in a band. They recently put...
The Secondside →
Looking for a new post-hardcore/alternative rock band? Look no further. Check out The Secondside, a band based out of New Jersey.
Download "My Eyes Are Open" for free →
weareallcaptives: In case you didn’t know, you can download our EP from Bandcamp for free, unless we run out of free downloads for the month, then you all have to be patient and wait till the next month. Follow us on all our other social network sites too, if ya want. www.facebook.com/Weareallcaptives https://twitter.com/wearecaptives http://instagram.com/wearecaptives
Miles of Machines →
Miles Of Machines: Miles of Machines is a progressive metal band from the magical land of California. Drawing influence bands such as Coheed and Cambria, Clousure in Moscow, and even Slayer, this band is sure to rise. Check out their EP, To The Quiet Winds on bandcamp for name your own price. http://milesofmachines.com/album/to-the-quiet-winds-ep
Neither Scene Nor Heard →
Neither Scene Nor Herd is a band out of Greensboro, NC. This band is a healthy mix of alt, indie punk, and it’s a breath of fresh air. Great layered sound, amazing drum and guitar work, and really fun vocals. This is band on the rise. I was reminded greatly of Zlam Dunk!! and even a little bit of influence from The Fall of Troy while listening. You can get the EP for ‘pay what you...
For Your Aural Enjoyment Presents: The Very Best...
Born Blonde - What the Desert Taught 2:54 - 2:54 Coheed and Cambria - The Afterman: Ascension Circa Survive - Violent Waves Athletics - Who You Are is Not Enough Vuvuzela - The Hollow Choir Josh Benash - The Dismal; The Beautiful Stellar Young - Everything At Once Hotel of The Laughing Tree - Mammoth Skin Pt. 1 By The Sea - By The Sea mewithoutYou - Ten Stories Bats - The Sleep of...
New music release: Ticktockman →
Prog-rockers, Ticktockman also released their newest EP, ‘Calling Out the Hounds’ for digital download today, with a name your own price option. This EP is fantastic. I know this, because I’ve been listening to it for months. Please, check it out. You won’t leave disappointed… http://ticktockman.bandcamp.com/album/calling-out-the-hounds
To Give You The Stars →
Have you heard To Give You The Stars? It’s a progressive rock opera, that takes place in space. Sound familiar? Probably because this gentleman was inspired by the awesomeness that is Coheed and Cambria. Well, today is officially ‘To Give You The Stars’ day, so you can pick up this epic album, on sale for just $3 at http://togiveyouthestars.bandcamp.com/ go now. do it.
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground →
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground Much like Ticktockman, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground is another band that came from the hiatus of Gatsbys American Dream. The music draws from a very wide range of genres, with a sound unlike any other. Kyle O’Quin and Kirk Huffman of Gatsbys set out to make a mark on music, and they have. With styles ranging from jazz, pop, and indie rock. Kay...
Calexico is an Arizona based band, that draws many different influences. The best was I can describe them is: tex-mex/indie rock/country. Inspired by the music of Latin America, such as mariaichi, infused with rock, this band has a unique sound, that’s mild and soothing, and never to disappoint. They have a new album coming out tomorrow!!!
Tilly and the Wall →
Tilly and the Wall is an indie rock/pop group from Nebraska. Best known, of course, for opting to use a tap dancer on most songs, instead of a drummer. I love this band, they have a certain appeal. They may not be for everyone. They are finally releasing a new album this fall, the first since 2008. Check out this video for the song, Bad Education. http://youtu.be/DQDDOGa2bEE
Night Verses →
Night Verses: These guys are great. Great instrumentation, even better lyrics/singing. The lead, Doug, used to be the singer for The Sleeping, one of my favorite bands. I was crushed to hear they split. But when I heard Doug was going to be singing for these guys, my heart lifted right back up. The band Night Verses is a perfect mix of math and progressive rock. Check out their debut EP for...
I Was Awake →
I Was Awake: This is a band from Boston, that doesn’t have nearly as many fans as they should. The have a great sound, which is indie progressive rock, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Check out their EP: http://iwasawake.bandcamp.com/
This Town Needs Guns →
This Town Needs Guns: Another band from the UK, This Town Needs Guns have a great experimental, math rock sound. https://www.facebook.com/This.Town.Needs.Guns
Arcane Roots →
This 3-piece band from the UK that captures the progressive rock/pop/metal genre perfectly. Great vocals, even better instrumentation. https://www.facebook.com/ArcaneRoots
Throwback Thursday: Fear Before the March of... →
Throwback Thursday: Fear Before Let’s talk Fear Before The March of Flames. This experimental rock band from Colorado, is currently inactive, but don’t count them out just yet. There is always a chance they will make more music together. I’ll be first in line to purchase. After 4 successful albums, several on Equal Vision, they still exist in the list of my top bands. After 3...
Ticktockman: This alternative rock outfit from Seattle is one of the best i’ve heard. Formed from the ashes of another band, Ticktockman holds members from Gatsbys American Dream and Wild Orchid Children. The style of rock is mind blowing. Great guitar riffs, awesome drum work, and amazing lyrics. If you like the Mars Volta, you’ll love Ticktockman. ...
Hail the Sun →
Hail The Sun: These guys are an alternative, progressive rock band from California. You should check out Hail The Sun’s 5 song EP, Elephantitis. I don’t think you will be disappointed. For fans of: Circa Survive, I the Mighty, The Speed of Sound in Seawater
I the Mighty →
I the Mighty, one of my favorite alternative rock bands in existence, recently signed to Equal Vision records, and put out an amazing EP, Karma Never Sleeps, and are currently at work on a full length. One of the best things about this band, is the originality, and the dedication they have. They care about the fans, they care about putting out quality music. You can get the first EP, Hearts and...
Fireflies is a UK based experimental, indie rock project of one Reece Warburton. Very soothing, talent filled music. Please check out this amazing project on Facebook, HERE.
Grey Sky Symphony →
I was given the opportunity to listen to this album, when the artist was gracious enough to send me a download of the album. I thoroughly enjoyed this music. It’s indie pop, and the descriptions you read from others are accurate, it’s like a mix of Death Cab for Cutie meets Owl City. The lyrics are great, the music is genuine, and although I hate auto tune….it’s used in...
Throwback Thursday: Envy on the Coast →
For this weeks Throwback, let’s talk about Envy on the Coast. This Long Island alt rock band had all the makings for success in a big way: a cult following, catchy tunes, and charisma. After 2 fairly successful full length albums, and an EP, Envy on the Coast called it quits. For any number of reasons, many selfish, I wish they hadn’t. Their final full length, Lowcountry, was...
A Place To Bury Strangers →
A Place to Bury Strangers is a band from New York with the ability to make noise into music. Often described as loud noise rock, the music also varies from psychedelic, ambient, post-rock, and even shoegaze. Check them out: http://aptbs.tumblr.com/ https://twitter.com/APTBS
Taking a short break from posting to take care of some personal things. I’ll try to resume next week. For now, scour through what I’ve posted and enjoy some kick ass music.
Ex Era →
Ex Era comes to us all the way from St. George, Utah. The band brings us an EP, of fast paced, indie progressive rock. I’ve been waiting for this to come out for months, and finally, it’s here. The only thing I hated about this EP, is that there isn’t enough songs. It does have 5 songs and it’s a great listening experience, even though it’s over before you want...
Castielle is progressive rock band born and bred from the indie scene in Memphis, TN. Their sound encompasses a wide variety of genres, being compared to bands such as Coheed, Circa Survive, Rush, and Dredg. This debut LP is a very impressive start for this band, and if all goes well, you should be hearing more about Castielle in the coming years. https://www.facebook.com/CastielleBand ...
Corporate Fandango: →
I love these guys. Corporate Fandango is a ska band, with a progressive twist. Think RX Bandits. This North Carolina band is on the rise, and touring all the time. Check out the most recent EP “Lunch Money“ FFO: RX Bandits, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats I love these guys. Corporate Fandango is a ska band, with a progressive twist. Think RX Bandits. This North Carolina...
Feather Oars →
Indie, ambient, post-rock. Feather Oars is a band from Tennessee. It would seem that their influences include: As Cities Burn, Manchester Orchestra, Explosions in the Sky, etc. Check out a free or pay what you can song, HERE. FFO: Brand New, As Cities Burn, Colour Revolt
Tidal Arms →
Tidal Arms is an experimental, psychedelic rock band made up of ex-members of Kiss Kiss and From Autumn to Ashes. Their debut album, The Sun Exploding, is pretty damn good. It was released last year, but these guys are still going strong. They have played with Glassjaw, and just recently opened for Night Verses, another band I plan to cover pretty soon. http://www.facebook.com/tidalarms ...
Shapes & Colors →
Shapes & Colors: This band from Michigan is self described as “alternative Rock with a blend of different musical spices”, which is the perfect description. They recently released their debut album : http://shapesandcolorsmusic.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/shapesandcolorsmusic
Winter Wars →
This rising band from Upstate NY will shock you with amazing with thoughtful lyrics, and well thought-out instrumentation. Currently, they are working on releasing an EP. I’ve heard the songs, and they are well worth whatever the cost will be. For now, check out this song, Fear of Flying.