As you likely know, I’m a bit of a nostalgia geek when it comes to music, and I’ve loved the reemergence of several of my favorite old genres. Today my homies in Philly based band Restorations are furthering my foray into older sounds with this jam “The Red Door”. The song has a sort of old school emo vibe to it from the early years of the genre akin to bands like Sunny Day or The Cast. Those sounds combined with the gritty, angry vocals of lead singer Jon Loudon makes for a new experience in a somewhat old school genre.
Restorations will release LP5000 on September 8th via Tiny Engines.
We’re done talking about how much we’re struggling after last week and it’s time to start rocking again! Getting you back in the rock mood is this banger called “Tough Talk” from Brooklyn based Stimmerman. The group, artistically run by Eva Lawitts, features some loud and rocking guitars with some very impressive key and speed changes. It’s sort of like some old school Cursive if fronted by a female lead singer. Nicely done Eva.
This track will appear on an EP entitled Pleasant Vistas in a Somber Place due out this April.
Is everyone else starting to pick up the SXSW fever? This time last week, I really wasn’t, but now I’m beginning to feel that itch, that desire for the week to get here already. Of course it helps that Nate Dawg and myself have the entire week off from work, so yeah… Anyway, I’m carrying the torch of SXSW interviews today with a quick and easy one from Washington D.C. based ATH faves Bad Moves. Strap in and check out the responses after the jump.
What else could we possibly say about Brooklyn based band Sun Voyager? We’ve been posting their tunes for several years now and the guys continue to hit the mark time after time. With that out of the way, I was pleased to find a new single from the boys in my inbox a few days ago and even more pleased to share “Caves of Steel” with you now. Once again we are treated to some of the heaviest, psych themed rock music I’ve ever heard. It’s like these guys know only one speed, and I dig it.
Just when I thought Egghunt Records couldn’t deliver me anymore badass new albums, they do it once again with a new release from Delaware based artist Grace Vonderkuhn. Her new single is called “Worry” and appears on her brand new album coming in February. The track is a rocking one with some clear sounds similar to fellow lady rockers like Screaming Females or gents like Ted Leo. A couple of comparisons like that must let you know that Mrs. Vonderkuhn receives the ATH seal of approval.
I love when you hit play on a song and it kicks off, without any hesitation, into a fit of rock n roll. That’s exactly what I have for you today in the form of this new track “Never on Time” via Oslo based Sauropod. Having recently signed to rising Scandinavian label Propeller Recordings, the band don’t mess about with their new single as the pace and ferocity of the guitars never seem to let up. And hey, we love rockin’ 3 pieces around these parts.
It’s hard to fathom really, but we are entering festival season here in Austin! As some festivals are already going down, the massive ACL Festival has week one going down in a matter of weeks. Ready or not, you know that your boys here at Austin Town Hall will make sure you are prepared with interviews, previews, guides and photos. Entering our 9th year covering the festival, we’ve got you covered. Our very first piece of coverage is in interview form from rock n roll superstars White Reaper. Check the jump for full interview, set times, and tunes.
I continue to enjoy some nice upbeat rock tunes in a current period of soft, mellow type music. My bit of rock music today comes from Vancouver based artist Impuritees and new single “Nothing Matters”. The guitar parts are nice and heavy and the song flows nicely in a tight, rock filled jam of a song. Hope you enjoy.
Impuritees will self-release EP Nothing Matters on June 16th.
My old friend Mike, formerly of Night Panther, pointed me towardsthis new project of his the other day. Going by the name Residuels, the group play their very own version of garage inspired, guitar heavy rock and roll music. Today I’m pleased to share with you their rockin’ new single entitled “Ordinary”. I’m immediately having this image of a snarling lead singer with a backing band who are keeping the energy levels turned to 11. Impressive debut guys.
I know so very little about Columbus based Saintseneca, though I’m looking to remedy that as much as I can today. Let’s start by sharing this new track from the band entitled “River” to get things started the right way. Rock n roll is the name of the game here, with some hints of pop and a pretty slick drumline keeping things driving and interesting throughout. This is an easy one to to enjoy so hopefully we hear more from these guys in the future.