Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Switchfoot finds its voice with ‘Vice Verses’

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Switchfoot finds its voice with ‘Vice Verses’

With the release of Vice Verses, Switchfoot’s eighth studio album, the band feels more confident than ever that they are playing the music that they were born to make. The album is the band’s most daring endeavor yet, as they approached it with a more focused ear. “We wanted to really have the bass and drums be so good that you didn’t really didn’t even want to put guitars on it,” Drew says, “so we have a lot of verses that are very sparse because we wanted it to have some space, to have a landscape – a timeless quality like that.”

The Start of a Revolution: An Interview with Alpha Rev + Photos From the Show

Monday, September 26th, 2011
The Start of a Revolution: An Interview with Alpha Rev + Photos From the Show

Austin-based band Alpha Rev couldn’t have picked a more fitting name for their latest record, New Morning. Lead singer Casey McPherson gives us an insight into his journey from darkness to the light from the heavy “Colder Months” and “Heaven” all the way to the fast paced and rejuvenating song, “New Morning.”

Review: Trevor Hall’s ‘Everything Everytime Everywhere’

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
Review: Trevor Hall’s ‘Everything Everytime Everywhere’

After spin number one, my first thought was “shoot, this guy knows how to groove.” It sounds cheesy, but it’s absolutely true! Songs like “All I Ever Know” and “Good Rain” pull you in and keep you hooked with their spiritually uplifting and positive lyrics and steady beats. Songs like “Brand New Day” and “Different Hunger” can easily fit in with more mainstream playlists, while still staying true to the heavy reggae influences that make Trevor so special.

Review: Kate Lynne Logan’s ‘Chrysalis’ EP

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Review: Kate Lynne Logan’s ‘Chrysalis’ EP

One of the things I love about Kate is her ability to write meaningful, relatable lyrics – and on Chrysalis, she delivers them flawlessly with the instrumental support of producer Dylan Fant. Dylan, a Seattle-based recording engineer and musician, provided his talents all five of the songs.

Trevor Hall Announces ‘Everything Everytime Everywhere’ Coming August 23

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Up and coming Vanguard Records recording artist Trevor Hall announced that he will release ‘Everything Everytime Everywhere’ on August 23.  Starting in early August, Trevor will be heading on tour in support of the record.

Check out Shannon Curtis’ inspirational “Brightest Light in the Room”

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

In a time when we struggle to find equality in diversity – it’s stories like this that give me hope.  Los Angeles singer-songwriter Shannon Curtis wrote this lovely song to celebrate the engagement of two female veterans who served in Iraq.

An Interview with Anacortes rock band The Lonely Forest + free song!

Friday, June 10th, 2011
An Interview with Anacortes rock band The Lonely Forest + free song!

Amongst the vast ocean beach and towering evergreen trees in Washington state there lies a small town by the name of Anacortes. It’s not one of the first places that people think of when it comes to the Washington music scene, but that’s about to change as people start to recognize four of its very talented residents.

MP3: “In A Circle” from Robert Pollard’s forthcoming record ‘Lord Of The Birdcage’

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
MP3: “In A Circle” from Robert Pollard’s forthcoming record ‘Lord Of The Birdcage’

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Robert Pollard released the first single off of his upcoming record, Lord Of The Birdcage, this morning. The album will be the 17th full-length solo studio record release from Pollard and it is already receiving positive accolades.

Kings of Leon debut new video for “Back Down South”

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

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Let’s get down and be different: get into Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s + interview

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Let’s get down and be different: get into Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s + interview

Let me just start off by saying that I have been waiting to interview this band for years! From the moment I heard their debut album, The Dust of Retreat, I fell in love with this group of musicians. They’re wonderfully unpredictable and unlike any other band I’ve ever heard. Lead singer and songwriter Richard Edwards isn’t afraid to get down, get dark and be different.

Gavin DeGraw to Release ‘Sweeter’ on August 9 + Tour

Monday, May 16th, 2011
Gavin DeGraw to Release ‘Sweeter’ on August 9 + Tour

J Records announced the release of Gavin DeGraw’s brand new album, ‘Sweeter,’ this morning. The album will be available in physical and digital form on August 9th. The first single, “Not Over You” – co-written by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic – will be premiering today on AOL’s music site and will hit the radio waves on June 6th. The single will be available for digital purchase on June 7th.

Rain Phoenix talks about her influences and the latest album from papercranes

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Rain Phoenix talks about her influences and the latest album from papercranes

Papercranes is an alternative experimental band fronted by the ever remarkable Rain Phoenix. The band, consisting of Rain, Michael Tubbs, Dave Lebleu, Andy Lord, Michael Amish and Rob Buono, was originally formed in Florida but has since seen a revolving door of guest members including Flea (of The Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mark McAdam and Jack Irons.