Posts Tagged ‘Post Punk’

vow

LA Duo Vow have just released a music video for their new song, Charm. Charm is off the forthcoming EP, Make Me Yours which is scheduled for an August 12th release through The Native Sound.  Check out the new video here:

The new EP can be pre-ordered on iTunes here or to pre-order the EP on vinyl click here. Vinyl pre-orders now include an instant download of the entire EP. Vow have music that knows no lines or boundaries of genres. Instead through the mesmerizing vocals of Julia Blake and the instrumentalist Andrew Thomas they are producing music that pleases many. They bring to life everything from synth pop, post punk, dark wave and alternative with swirling instrumentals and vocals that just capture your soul. Julia’s vocals are truly captivating and her hypnotic vocals will have you under the Vow spell.

Make sure to pick up the new EP Make Me Yours and visit the social media sites of Vow.

~ Marisol

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The Sixties are ready to give you a dose of their punk garage rock music with their new video Jean Jacket. The Sixties are really catching everyone’s eye with their fun new music that fuses alternative and punk rock style to their garage rock style. Check out their new video here:

The song comes off their new album, There It Isn’t which was recently released through Get This Right Records. The debut full length album can be purchased digitally here: http://bit.ly/1nb59h6 or buy a physical copy here: http://bit.ly/SQOmYs. The album was produced by Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, Balance and Composure, The Wonder Years), the 11 track album touches on themes of fighting for what you love, finding your place in the world, and holding on to who you are through it all.

Share with your friends their new video and make sure to visit their social media sites to stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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DotDash

Dot Dash from Washington D.C. are definitely making a name for themselves. With three albums under their belt, they are set on presenting catchy and creative songs that will have you singing along. You can categorize them as a post-punk pop band but yet they bring fresh influences in to their music.

Dot Dash is:

  • Terry Banks – guitar, voice
  • Steve Hansgen – guitar
  • Hunter Bennett – bass
  • Danny Ingram – drums

Their latest album, Half-Remembered Dream is currently available via their bandcamp page. Dot Dash is currently giving away a free download of their song, (Here’s To) The Ghosts of the Past which is off Half-Remembered Dream. Check out the song here and pick up your download here: http://dotdashdc.bandcamp.com/track/heres-to-the-ghosts-of-the-past

The song is a catchy tune with emotionally driven lyrics and vocals that are captivating. The tempo resonates it’s eclectic vibe and is definitely one to have on your playlist.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.  We will see if we can bring you an interview with Dot Dash.

~ Marisol

Information & Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dotdashdc

Bandcamp: http://dotdashdc.bandcamp.com/track/heres-to-the-ghosts-of-the-past

SINNER SINNERS

Happily married rocker couple Steve and Sam Thill met in a small town in the center of France at the age of 15 and fell fast in love. Eight years later in 2009, the couple started SINNER SINNERS out of their mutual love of rock music and desire to be at each other’s sides throughout all aspects of their musical careers. Since their inception and relocation to Los Angeles, SINNER SINNERS have pushed their forceful punk-influenced rock n’ roll out to the controlled masses, but see 2014 as a figurative launching pad designed to hit the big time. This is definitely the year for SINNER SINNERS.

SINNER SINNERS are just about to release their new album, XI in only a few days, April 21st to be exact. I have taken a listen and it is awesome! It is filled with aggressive punk infused rock songs that will electrify your senses and intensify your emotions. There is something so pure about this album where you can actually feel the passion of this married couple being emulated through their music. Definitely a journey that you will enjoy and leave you feeling invigorated after. The album will hit digital stores via independent release on the band’s Cadavra Records. Check out a video for their song Riot which is off the forthcoming album:

 

We had the opportunity to chat with SINNER SINNERS and are pleased to bring you that interview here:

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Music Junkie Press: Thank you so much for taking the time out to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press.   We are excited about the release of your new album, XI next week. Can you tell us what can we expect from the album or tell us more about it?

Sinner Sinners: Thank you. If you’ve heard our first record you can expect something very different, it’s faster, louder and a lot more aggressive. We mixed a lot of different influences we have and tried to not stick to any of them, it was pretty much written and recorded without any kind of rules.

Music Junkie Press: Being in a band and being married is awesome, you two get to experience this crazy world of music with your partner by your side. What is your songwriting process together?

Sinner Sinners: The awesome thing about it is that we can start working on a song at any time of the day or night. I usually come up with a riff idea and play it to Sam sometimes at 4 in the morning and we start putting something together right away.

Music Junkie Press: Your music truly brings out the punk angst which we have been so missing lately in the music scene. It has me reminiscing of my nightclub light in the 80s/90s. Who were some of the most influential artists for you and your music?

Sinner Sinners: We have a very wide variety of influences, the Doors, early Rolling Stones, 60’s psychedelic garage as well as punk rock and some metal. We steal stuff from all of those influences and try to mix it together to cover the tracks.

Music Junkie Press: With the release of the album less than a week away, do you have any touring plans in the works?

Sinner Sinners: Yes, we are now booking May and June in the US and heading to Europe in September

Music Junkie Press: With the album, No Hard Feelings, that is just a bad ass aggressive song that I love. Are you currently working on a music video for that?

Sinner Sinners: Yes, we actually filmed a video for it last time we were in France, it should be out by the time this get published.

Music Junkie Press: On the album, another song that really stands out to me is Rise Up, the intro and then the intensity comes in, LOVE IT! can you tell me more about that song? 

Sinner Sinners: We wanted to write a very fast and agro 1mn song to open the shows with, we then added the very mellow acoustic intro to it, that’s pretty much the only mellow part of the record. It talks about our atheist point of view of the horrors of Christianity. 

Music Junkie Press: We at Music Junkie Press are very strong believers about how music can heal, help, inspire and move, do you remember a particular time where music was there to help you the most? Can you share the story with us?

Sinner Sinners: Definitely, we grew up in a very small town of France with a very high percentage of unemployment. It made us travel and kept us busy instead of doing what most of the kids were doing, drugs, stealing cars and stabbing people. I’m exaggerating here but it kept us out of trouble. 

Music Junkie Press: Do you have any upcoming shows that we can share with our readers?

Sinner Sinners: Not anything we can talk about yet, sorry. Soon!

Music Junkie Press: If you could take a song from a completely different genre and turn it into a SINNER SINNERS style what might that be?

Sinner Sinners: There’s so many, we’ve tried a few. We’ve been thinking about White Rabbit, but it’s already been done by 10 billion bands, maybe a Shocking Blue song as Sam is from their hometown of Den Haag in Holland. Maybe some 60’s psychedelic or maybe a Cure song or Alice Cooper or Bowie… I can go on and on.

Music Junkie Press: If we could peak into your Ipod, what artist or song might we be most surprised at finding in there?

Sinner Sinners: That’s exactly why I keep people away from my Ipod! Maybe Pulp or my compilation of traditional Hawaiian guitar songs, I don’t know, is this surprising? 

Music Junkie Press: What is next for SINNER SINNERS?

Sinner Sinners: As always once our new album is out we start working on the following one, which is going to be very different from the previous one. So of course touring as much as possible and then go back to writing and recording some new tunes, which is very what we’re looking forward to the most.

Music Junkie Press: Lastly, what would you like to share with your fans and audience?

Sinner Sinners: Yes, French fries aren’t French at all, if you want to eat fries in France you can find some at McDonalds. We also never heard of french dips or toasts, don’t tell anyone. 

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 So make sure to pick up your copy of XI on April 21st and look forward to seeing a lot more of SINNER SINNERS in 2014! 

~ Marisol

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CURE

 

Today our Bottle Rock Napa Featured Band is The Cure. Yes, it is Friday and I’m in Love and so I had to feature The Cure today. The Cure are a band that really needs no explanation, introduction or description; they are THE CURE!!!  We all know them and many, many, many of us love them. I have been a true diehard fan of The Cure since maybe 1980 when I first heard, Boy’s Don’t Cry. I was listening to a lot of the classic 70’s style rock since I had two older brothers and a lot of R&B and Disco since I also had three older sisters. With the introduction of The Cure into my world, it became My Music, music for my generation. My older sisters and brothers definitely did not get it nor did they like it. That is also what drew me even more to listening to The Cure, my rebellious nature at 13 or 14 was kicking into high gear and The Cure soon became another soundtrack to a period in my life.

Over the past thirty years, I still listen to them at least a couple times a week. I have cassettes stashed in drawers and several copies of each CD. I remember not finding my favorites so I would go out and buy it all over again. I needed my fix of the Cure and I needed to have it on my own CD or Vinyl so I could crank it up loud since for me, that is the only way for me to listen to them. So when I saw they were coming to perform at Bottle Rock Napa Festival this year, the little 13 year old in me belted out the loudest scream. What is even more remarkable is that The Cure have been consistently putting out great music for the past 30+ years and there is no slowing down for them. That signature voice of Robert Smith will grab your attention every time and you can’t resist it, It is addictive!

The Cure has been described as everything from Gothic Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative, and many more but as Robert Smith once said, “It’s so pitiful when ‘goth’ is still tagged onto the name The Cure. We’re not categorisable. I suppose we were post-punk when we came out, but in total it’s impossible […] I just play Cure music, whatever that is.” Yes, well said Robert and we can’t wait to hear more Cure music. Here is our quick band feature:

Band Members:

Robert Smith – lead vocals, guitar, six-string bass, keyboards

Simon Gallup – bass guitar, keyboards

Roger O’Donnell – keyboards

Jason Cooper – drums, percussion

Reeves Gabrels – guitar

 

Music:  Disintegration (Digitally Remastered) which is available on Itunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/disintegration-remastered/id372100016

Songs to Check out: Friday I’m in Love  and  To Wish Impossible Things

 

 

Bottle Rock Napa Set: May 30th, 2014   

Check them out and make sure to visit their social media sites for the latest news. Also mark your calendars for the weekend of May 30- June 1st for the Bottle Rock Napa. You can get more details about the festival and pick up your tickets at  http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/tickets.  You can check out below all the bands that have been announced and there are still more to come. Stay tuned for a new band featured each day for Bottle Rock Napa.

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~ Marisol

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Number Station

It is finally here!! The wait is over and you have to get your copy of Number Station‘s new EP. I had told you about them a few months ago and are proud to say that I just picked up the new EP and it is everything they promised it would be. I LOVE IT!  I am cranking it up loud now, and it just delivers intensity, adrenaline fused alternative rock that will take over your senses!  Here is my old post as well as an update with the new songs:

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Sometimes you just need your music a bit heavier!! Well if now is that time, Number Station is the band for you. I recently got their EP sampler sent over and it was one of those rare moments. Those moments when I was in the middle of multitasking a hundred things at once, going over the list of things to have to get done and then popping the CD in. The first song that played was “The Invisible Fire” which has a great dark mysterious intro that just blends into a deep hardcore mix. It is like waking yourself up from a long sleep and seeing that you only have a few hours left of the day. So you wake up and give it all you got, energized and ready to scream out to the world. You are full blown energy ready to take on anything and you give everything of yourself. This song just gives and gives!  Here you can take a listen to that incredible song:

 

 

Then you get into the next song, “Deadline” which seriously makes me think of what The Cure or Catherine Wheel would be like today in the music scene. Their very best marbled with some heavier bass and increased intensity. It has a more alternative post punk feel that I just love. It reminds me of many great times in San Francisco during the early ’90s and enjoying what was then known as “hard alternative rock” at DV8, Paradise Lounge, etc. Truly an innovative song that keeps you engaged throughout. This song is going to really have a lot of people remembering their past but at the same time making a new sound for the younger generation to enjoy and be part of as well.

“‘Alchemists Kings” has a really off the the hook energetic intro, raising the intensity by marrying it perfectly with mysterious vocals at times. Next up is the great work of “The Occupied Movement”  that I can see being a very popular anthemic song with emotionally driven lyrics. It really is catchy but yet with just enough attitude!  ‘”Lucy”  brings on the energy once again and the Smiths feel at times. Damn, I love this band. Guitars on this one are incredible and the vocals once again deliver that dark soul touching emotion. You can seriously really get into the song and just feel it overtake you.

Number Station is fronted by Ean Clevenger on vocals who I swear sometimes gives me shivers because he reminds me so much of  Rob Dickinson which is one of my all time favorites. You then get Therron Francis and Barry Crider on guitar, Pat Freeman on bass and Jonathan Barklage on drums. Together they are incredible and if they bring fresh new take on some of my favorite music. I can really see them taking the music industry by storm because not only do they remind us 40 something fans of the alternative rock scene of what we miss so much, they also add something new to it that brings an updated sound for another generation to enjoy. I can imagine that their fan base will have a wide age span and once again; music will bring generations together.

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So whatever age you, this EP is one to add to your playlist. I will keep you updated as to any upcoming tour dates. For now, make sure to head over to Itunes or CDBaby to get your copy! Get ready to have your energy level just spike as you listen to them. I need to make “The Invisible Fire” the song on my alarm clock so I can wake up every day in a Cranked to 11 Mood but then again… maybe Deadline would be perfect…. or oh hell!! I will just have to start the day listening to the whole EP, then I will be ready to go. Check them out and let me know what you think.

~ Enjoy! Marisol

Number Station Links & Information

Website:  numberstationtheband.tumblr.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/numberstationtheband

Itunes: www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/ep/id676756482

CD Baby: www.cdbaby.com/m/cd/numberstation12

Reverbnation:  www.reverbnation.com/numberstationtheband

Youtube: www.youtube.com/numberstationtheband

Twitter: www.twitter.com/nmbrsttn

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Number Station

Sometimes you just need your music a bit heavier!! Well if now is that time, Number Station is the band for you. I recently got their EP sampler sent over and it was one of those rare moments. Those moments when I was in the middle of multitasking a hundred things at once, going over the list of things to have to get done and then popping the CD in. The first song that played was “The Invisible Fire” which has a great dark mysterious intro that just blends into a deep hardcore mix. It is like waking yourself up from a long sleep and seeing that you only have a few hours left of the day. So you wake up and give it all you got, energized and ready to scream out to the world. You are full blown energy ready to take on anything and you give everything of yourself. This song just gives and gives!  Here you can take a listen to that incredible song:

 

Then you get into the next song, “Deadline” which seriously makes me think of what The Cure or Catherine Wheel would be like today in the music scene. Their very best marbled with some heavier bass and increased intensity. It has a more alternative post punk feel that I just love. It reminds me of many great times in San Francisco during the early ’90s and enjoying what was then known as “hard alternative rock” at DV8, Paradise Lounge, etc. Truly an innovative song that keeps you engaged throughout. This song is going to really have a lot of people remembering their past but at the same time making a new sound for the younger generation to enjoy and be part of as well.

‘Lucy”  brings on the energy once again and the Smiths feel at times. Damn, I love this band. Guitars on this one are incredible and the vocals once again deliver that dark soul touching emotion. You can seriously really get into the song and just feel it overtake you.

Number Station is fronted by Ean Clevenger on vocals who I swear sometimes gives me shivers because he reminds me so much of  Rob Dickinson which is one of my all time favorites. You then get Chris O’Keefe and Barry Crider on guitar, Pat Freeman on bass and Jonathan Barklage on drums. Together they are incredible and if they bring fresh new take on some of my favorite music. I can really see them taking the music industry by storm because not only do they remind us 40 something fans of the alternative rock scene of what we miss so much, they also add something new to it that brings an updated sound for another generation to enjoy. I can imagine that their fan base will have a wide age span and once again; music will bring generations together.

I can’t wait to catch them live. It really is as if I pulled out an old cassette I might have found from long ago and I am so excited to share this new music with you. Number Station will be releasing their EP in February and then following up with a West Coast tour. They currently seeking management and a record label which with their sound, I don’t think they will have any problem achieving that. I can’t wait to see where 2013 will bring them, I have a feeling this new band will be having an INCREDIBLE year and future together!  Make sure to follow them on their social networking sites and keep up to date as to where they will be playing next. I will keep you updated as to any EP release or Tour dates as well.

~ Enjoy! Marisol

Number Station Links & Information

Website:  numberstationtheband.tumblr.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/numberstationtheband

Reverbnation:  www.reverbnation.com/numberstationtheband

Youtube: www.youtube.com/numberstationtheband

Twitter: www.twitter.com/nmbrsttn

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