Hailing from France, Baaj & Baaj makes electronic music with soulful intent in his Cognac-based personal studio. The producer driven by his strong desire to connect and heal people, loves writing music that’s captivating and joy-inspiring, but also discusses serious topics from societal issues to human interactions. His new EP “You and I” is exactly…
The title “Outside Time” by The Trudy refers to the little album’s timeless insides. Consisting of 7 tracks with a total runtime of 21 minutes, releases of this length would be referred to as an EP. Not this one though.
After releasing their previous EP, Disconnected, Packetloss continues their creative efforts in this new and exciting song four-stack. Written and recorded remotely in its entirety, the EP captures Jamie Tees (Vocalist & Lead Guitarist), Geetar Jack – (Rhythm Guitar & Bass), and Steve Buckley (Drums / Mixing & Master) as they go back and forth…
The new Vol. 4 by DCxPC is Antagonizör, Hailing from Gainesville, Florida, the band sound possesses a harshness and brashness of hardcore punk that some might even find a kin to “crossover thrash,”.
Founding members Elash and The Sgt. formed Fat Bottomed Boys in 2020 to continue and honor the legacy of the iconic rock band by way of original music after years of playing together in an actual Queen tribute band.
Neil C. Young’s expertly crafted arrangements, supported by Alan Whitham on bass and Ben Gonzalez on the drums, create a musical journey filled with joyful virtuosity and undeniable musicality. ReWorks Vol. 1
Vargen hinted at the upcoming original album by releasing a slew of singles, among them “Toxicon”, a flamboyant and rather sexy song strutting along the catwalk and wishing for eternal youth. Those singles now join the 9 songs of “Vargen” with a total runtime of almost 33 story-packed minutes.
It instantly became one of my favorite releases of the year. An album 3 years in the making, “Wingspan” by Hana Piranha is the follow-up album to 2020’s fantastic “Wednesday’s Child,” a testament to the notion that good things come for those who wait.
“Kristoffer” by Kiirstin Marilyn is a heartbreaking and warm album, cinematic and descriptive at its love-driven core. It’s home to 5 original songs and a cover that has formed the devastating, all-encompassing emotions into music that has the power to transform and reach far out.
The LP, home to 14 tracks, comes wrapped in beautiful indie folk melodies of shimmering acoustic guitar. It is paired with the equally stunning voice of Stephanie Phillips, and it’s safe to say she has always sounded incredible, from 30 years ago to today.
Dive into the world of Metrophobia’s “Can’t You Hear Me” and let their soulful compositions envelop you in a transcendent musical experience.
Over the course of 2 years, “Adverse Camber” by no ordinary fish was crafted at the band’s home studio, a project that began during the challenging times of the Pandemic. Mastered by the accomplished Duncan Chave, the album carries an organic and raw quality, reflecting the heartfelt emotions woven into its fabric.
At its core, “Across the Acheron” by Matyascorvinus is a successful recovery from serious burnout that affected the artist for a long period of time. The creation of this record was a long process lasting months on end, but in the end, he succeeded in finishing a body of work that would become this EP,…
“I Know, I Guess” shows Tired Cossack’s artistic growth and versatility. He effortlessly navigates between different styles, creating a cohesive yet diverse sonic landscape.
“Blind Spots” by To Hell With Tradition feels like a journey of a cautionary side showing what living with all the progress and relapses feels like.
The lads (Pete, Ted, And Sydd) AKA 9 o’clock Nasty from Leicester are back and dropped a rocker of an album on us titled, “Culture War 23”
In a musical landscape often marked by predictability, The Miller Test’s “Double Country” is a breath of fresh air.
The short and delightful love-shaped card of “Passerby” by Swivvel was released right when the summer season ended, leaving us an opportunity to look back to the colorful events that took place in the season.
A self-described “pop-punk dad that never fully grew up”, Matthew S. Horner’s take on the pop-punk/emo sound is definitely an inspired one. Tipping into a whole scene at once, The Dark Room immediately transports you to that early 2000s.
Across the EP “Sugar for the Flies” Audri takes us on several journeys, sings about a wide variety of themes, and even gives us warnings and advice.
“The Trouble with Me” by S J Denney serves a nostalgic yet fresh sound that will undoubtedly resonate with fans of adult contemporary, soft rock, and singer-songwriter music.
“Unsent Letter” by Little League Rebellion is a dark symphonic electronic rock project with progressive influences. The album’s tracks offer diverse experiences, from the electro-rock of “The Collection” to the dark atmosphere of “The Centre Of It All.”
Bloomfield Machine’s “Left to Your Own Devices” is a beautiful journey that hopefully helps the listeners to make sense of the quickly changing world and find the courage and optimism to evolve along with it. It’s also a pretty awesome headphone album – there’s plenty of goodness taking place within the songs!
Dance! by De Antiquis Et Novis is an impressively cohesive album when you listen to it from start to finish, it almost sounds like it’s telling a story from track to track, as it deals with themes such as wishfulness, love and loss, the beauty and the pain of everyday life.
“Fun” is the keyword here, everything about the EP sounds joyous to listen to. There are eight tracks on this EP, and it’s just tight enough for BreakTime to showcase that all of their abilities are at their highest.
“Come To Light” by MAL is an exceptional offering that takes listeners on a thrilling ride through the band’s diverse influences. The seamless blend of grunge, hard rock, alternative, metal, and progressive elements, coupled with captivating vocals and impressive musicianship, sets this album apart.
DCxPC’s latest compilation. It features four remarkable artists in totality, two artists being from Florida (Sticky Steve, & Dougie Flesh and the Slashers) and two artists from Tennessee (Jacob Danielson-Moore, & Borrowed Sparks).
As a reflection of the people “Withstand” by Cornelius Eady Trio talks about, the release holds a whimsical, honest, and brave tone that’s spiced with the distinct “gone through hell and survived it” mood.
“Have an Existential Crisis.” by Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra is 14 tracks album. Yet, there are only seven songs. There is a robot version and a version with a human singer featured. But just you wait, we haven’t even gotten to the twist yet. The vinyl is pressed with parallel grooves.
“Executive Functions” by PolSky comes with 12 tracks, and it is an album about the heavy burden of today’s life. Short attention spans, feelings of unachievable dreams, ominous news every day, and uncertainty of the truth are just some of the things we face in present reality.
Shaven Primates have created a musical journey that embraces both powerful rock choruses and intricate instrumental arrangements.
Daniel Lerner on this EP seems to be following the footsteps of incredible artists like Mac DeMarco and Conor Oberst, while still managing to sound absolutely like himself every step of the way.
The Margaret Hooligans have been able to release no less than 37 songs! They released on July 17th their third album: “Saturday Night in Bartertown”
“No Better Time” is a testament to finding solace and tranquility amidst the chaos, and it solidifies Dogface and the Pony Soldiers as a force to be reckoned with in the alternative folk rock and Americana genres.
Over the course of the short thirteen-minute-long “Wonderful” EP, Roland AKA Fish and Scale navigates the world and mundane daily life through the lenses of a truly folk auteur,
“In his relentless physical pumping Mickey Humper demonstrates that we are not the slaves of global media empires. We salute our comrades, The Qwarks.” – 9 o’clock Nasty
The collaboration between The Qwarks and Herbie Flowers shows immense artistic vision. By building entire songs around Herbie’s tuba lines, they have created a truly unique sonic experience.
“The Crack And The Light” is a magical album that showcases the band’s fresh and fully rounded sound. The jangly rhythm guitars, astute drums, dense vocal harmonies, and incredible songwriting create an immersive experience. This debut record solidifies CMON CMON’s position as a force to be reckoned with in the alt-rock genre. Prepare to be…
“Legend of the Bleeding Heart” by Golem Dance Cult is a bliss for any Goth Rock, Grunge, and Industrial Rock fan out there.
“I wanted to record this L.P. on tape without endless overdubs, like the recordings of the sixties, hence the double meaning in the title, ‘Plainsongs’. The aim was to capture the energy of the songs that I had been performing live with my band before we came into the studio. Musically and lyrically, the songs…
Queen Daxene is Alex Denny’s music project. A London-based musician who has been writing and performing music all his life. Together with drummer Alex Reeves (Elbow/Bat for Lashes/Shania Twain) and Robert Ogden, they’ve created a whimsical and euphoric piece of art.
Moving us to a different era, Suburban Bicycle Gang delights us with a wildly entertaining musical journey filled with organic Rock and Roll tracks, and a good dose of sense of humor.
“This EP was birthed out of the Covid-19 pandemic when everything felt so uncertain. Outwardly with the uncertainty in the world, but inwardly too, I was struggling with my own future and the future of the music world in general. So, I hunkered down in my home studio and continued making the music I felt…
Degenerates of Punk are active members of the New England punk scene and maintain working relationships with other bands that they refer to as “a large extended family.”
Without a doubt, “The Day (OK Lion! Remix) EP by Factheory is a journey; short, but with a lot to discover. A beautiful landscape closes the tracks, while we are left with the urge to start all over again. So, listen now!
In this album, “In Between The Noise” LAUTMALR presents 8 tracks of mesmerizing sonic qualities, from somber to magical, the album moves forward like a motion picture, just like a soundtrack taken out of an art film.
Mythologies by Herald K it’s a heartwarming listen full of wisdom, clarity of thought, reflection, and sheer human nature, all wrapped in acoustic folk melodies that support the blooming tale.
Described as the next chapter of Lump200’s electroacoustic journey, “Isles of You” comes along with a myriad of new ideas combined into 13 tracks. 3 previously released singles “Kryptomarch”, “Cex” and “I Am the Elephant in the Room” are included.
At its core “Ghosts on Wigan Lane” by The Sacrificing Hands is an experimental release uniting folk and elements of the occult. It’s also entirely instrumental by choice to allow listeners to fill in the spaces with their own experiences, instead of being led on by what the lyrics would say.
The folk vibes that Tom Craven is known for are all here, filled with lush production and a sunny atmosphere. This album was written and recorded remotely during the worst of the pandemic, it’s music that saw what was going on with the world and decided to go in the opposite direction.
The album, “I like It But I Do It” by Beatdenker which is actually one 20-minute-long track running in a continuous flow through various stages, mirrors the busy world within us that constantly generates new thoughts and ideas, and at the same time, it visualizes the potential hidden within that just needs to be made…
Opening up with a soft atmosphere, “The Keeper” is a pleasantly slow tune with a lively acoustic sound. This song is actually inspired by the artist’s best friend and a former bandmate partaking in one of S J Denney’s previous projects.
Solar Soundz and DJ Flipcyide created this album “Fantastic Beats And Where To Find Them” over the course of two years. Filled with famous movie speeches, like the one in Network (Peter Finch) which you can listen to in “Mad!” this album is a call to decency, freedom of being, and authenticity.
I was hooked right away. This was some killer metal but with great ardcore/punk influences. It was fast as hell, dirty as fuck, and heavier than I’d seen in a long time. Mr. P (DCxPC) on the first impression of No Coffin
Featuring 11 mesmerizing tracks, “Bull in a China Shop” by Atomic Bronco effortlessly blends garage rock, lo-fi, and classic rock, resulting in a unique and refreshing sound.
Tiago Freitas, the man behind Clinically Sane, is finally revealing his upcoming EP. A rush of emotions, electrifying riffs, and over-the-top vocals are what await inside “Tales Of No One”, with five tracks that tackle different subjects inspired by real-life stories.
“Affection & Absence” by Carl Liungman home of 4 pieces, the slow-paced and calm EP takes a form of a little storyteller starting off with the sprouting of love, and ending with notes of sadness longing for the flurry of emotions that was just there before.
“This Was Gonna Last” is Butterfly Garden’s debut full-length album, one which took 50 hours to make. In their own words, “The process was extremely rewarding, including the more tedious aspects of recording”.
Slow Violence by Occurrence is a massive collection of twenty-two songs, showcasing all of the trio’s abilities at once. Over the course of the record, we see the band creating powerful music, with dreamy atmospheres and vocal melodies alongside crashing percussion and a somewhat industrial influence.
The amount of care put on into every little detail in “Zeitgeist” can be literally heard, every kick and every snare, every reverb and delay effect. Flatfoot Sam has created a landscape so unusual that you might struggle to connect it to anything you’ve heard before.
“Medicine”, referred to as the self-care record by the artist, is home to 6 tracks with each touching its chapter experienced as Lily Welch grew older and learned to know herself.
Green Acres Motel is a powerful and promising debut EP by Gunslingers that takes folk in an unexpected direction. The nostalgic and melancholic feelings that each of the six tracks transmits to the listener are sure to accompany them for a good amount of time. Do not miss it!
Break the Matrix by Moon and Aries was released in three parts beginning last September, so now it’s time to take a listen to the full project as it was intended. It’s a concept album composed of nine tracks, and it features the most diverse mixture of textures and nuances…
“I’ve been working on this album for over a year and I really love it. It’s a testament to hard work, collaboration, and being patient with yourself and your capabilities. I really can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” Alexa Lash
Kicking Out Time shows us how Prince of Sweden’s talent has evolved throughout his musical career, marking a new bold direction that he has built up with his previous work. Do not miss this EP!
Blu Joy was created by high school friends Kris Wilson and Niqo Robertson after meeting in their school band. Niqo discovered Kris’s passion for songwriting and soon after, the two were writing and jamming together. They are inspired by classics from the pop and rock of the mid-20th century, while also adding some 90’s influence…
The best way I could describe Mad Painter in terms of their sound is that it’s inventive, energizing, and melodic with a distinctly retro vibe. “Splashed,” the band’s latest release, a whopping 17-track full-length album, is slated to be released on March 15, 2023.
Aldís Fjóla immersed herself in upbeat Rock music, particularly Grunge, during her teenage years. Constantly searching for meaning in songs, she identified with the agony and sarcasm that Grunge offered lyrically.
“Quincy was written and recorded during a really hard time in my life. But instead of writing sad songs (already did that on my first album!) I decided to chase the joy that I was missing in my life. I wanted songs that reflected my heartbreak but could also make you dance. I kept being…
The trio of Melissa Grey & David Morneau and Robert Kirkbride’ has released Always Becoming as a musical essay on the relationship between music and the cycles of life.
Aggressive Soccer Moms recorded a cover. A version of Yoko Ono’s “Why” “Her way of approaching music has many similarities to ASM’s way of experimenting with their music. The monotony of her song “Why” is interspersed with rock’n’roll vibes as in “Sisters, O Sisters”. If any genre boundary is identified, it must be broken.
“I love music of all kinds and I love how music can take the listener through all the colours that life throws at you. I’m so excited for people to hear this EP. I think when they hear the music together, they will get what I’m trying to do, which is to take them on…
“This EP is a collection of pieces of my identity, both musical and otherwise. It is, not coincidentally, about having to redefine myself in a different environment and phase of life and the struggles that brings along. It’s uncomfortably transparent at times but also filled with riddles and metaphors that will make you want to…
This poetically told story by Ali George enveloped in a tender acoustic atmosphere depicting brokenness, terror, and despair taking place one awful night acts as a warning of what alcohol abuse can lead to.
“I’m now ready to reveal my next move. A four-track EP created as a way to celebrate my Latin heritage, and as a musical outlet to dance our sorrows away… Releasing this February 10th!” Madzen
With Tom Aries’ memorable, seductive melodies and captivating instrumentals, blending with Jordana Moon’s thought-provoking, poetic lyrics and emotionally intimate vocals, they are back with the final Episode: Episode Three by Moon and Aries
“Again very late I was reading in bed when this idea just came, a small melody line. So I instantly got up and started to make a simple demo and wrote the lyrics. I imagined something dystopian, but still beautiful, when you’re high up on a mountain or a roof with someone you feel comfortable…
“Listeners will hopefully find our music recognizable but original at the same time. Like you´ve picked up an old vinyl for your collection and realized you’ve never actually played it before. Mattias Cederstam / Slim Loris
“Ethic Endless Fun” by Beatdenker is a whole new territory for music lovers searching for something different, and not just noise music different, but an alternate and refreshing vision of the concept of rhythm.
“The band JUNK plays its own original music made first to satisfy the musicians that make it. We blend styles to make us feel good when we listen to it.” Dirty D / JUNK
“I always find something new in Playscapes for myself and often start thinking, wait, how did we do it and why does it sound like that. This is literally my playscape in music with all the different instruments and my voice used together and through with electronics. A Nordic innovative electroacoustic breeze.” Tuulikki Bartosik
Ethos: Son of a Sharecropper is a personal album that explores the identity of Terry Blade. It presents us with a complex individual making us realize just how our own ethos is influenced by different factors: race, sexuality, history, culture, friends family, life events and many more.
“Arcade” marks the 13th full-length album in his repertoire. Heavily influenced by Classic Rock sounds of the 1970s and 1980s, it is set for release January 20th and currently taking pre-orders on Bandcamp.
The DCxPC live performances are streaming everywhere on Friday, January 20th and the 7-inch vinyl is available on the DCxPC website for pre-order now! Pressed on sea glass blue and a limited-edition quantity of 200.
All four tracks deliver a deeply personal feeling which can be easily appreciated. It’s safe to say that Noon’s lyrics come from the heart, and his voice is the conduit that delivers his touching messages.
Treading between the upbeat and the beatless, the desolate and the uplifting, “Talk of Things” by Frank Joshua brings forth a glorious collection of music that transforms elusive emotions into captivating genre-crossing tunes that easily penetrate the surface for even the most reserved listeners.
“Thank you for listening and I hope you like my songs! You can expect lyric heavy, acoustic guitar-based music that is definitely indie-folk, but vocally I probably sound more like Matt Berninger or Eddie Vedder than the more folky artists of the genre, albeit with an Irish accent. Fans of Frightened Rabbit might also like…
Home to 8 songs with total runtime of almost 42 minutes, “Infant” brings forth a blend of several different genres of electronica combined with smooth spacious soundscapes. There’s a perfect balance between the beats and the ambient bits, making “Infant” a pleasurable listening experience for all fans of electronic music. No matter whether you prefer…
Though I have been playing music for decades I recently hit a dry spell. After getting married with a baby on the way I decided to get a corporate sales job which triggered some kind of crisis of identity. It was like by assuming this new responsible role of provider I could no longer be…
The last main thing was the editing and molding of the songs. I tried to really limit any dead space within the song and have them under 4 mins if I could without losing anything. That was a tough one, but I think when listening to the album everything flows well and doesn’t drag on.…
The EP is an homage to their late friend Jeff Hewitt, who sadly left this world too soon. “He was a true artist who constantly pushed himself. Jeff was a champion of our city, music, community, arts, and us. We miss him and wrote The Antonym to honor him.”, Spirit Gun explains.
The EP consists of seven tracks, approximately a 26-minute voyage by virtue of synth-wavy, part-experimental, part-roots-rock n’ roll exposition. However, when ordering it on Bandcamp, the album also includes a bonus track, “Bizarre Love Triangle”- a New Order cover. A nice “crescendo” to the overall experience.
“Friday Night Rockstar” is Lewca’s new upcoming album made with long time collaborator S.O.A.P. both had a hard time thanks to Omicron, and they decided to spend their time creating a full-length album about time passing, personal doubts and demons, abuse and dreams that will never come true. Don’t look so sad, the album is…
“Feel The Love” is a song that seeks to reinvigorate that spark and to remind of all those reasons that brought the lovers together in the first place. Built as a duet, the single shines with wonderful vocals, caressing synths, and gentle percussion that slowly makes way to a dancy groove that invites to get…
KIMMERLY exhibition aka the debut LP comes as a 11-track release titled “Of Muses and Music”, home to 4 previously released singles as well as a slew of brand-new songs. Each song is titled after the piece or an era in art history it represents.
The label describes Some Kind of Nightmare as “touring machines,” as they spend at least half the year of every year over the last decade on the road. Their sound is raw, fast, and energetic. A live energy that transcends so well on record. The stage presence is felt on recording.
Subtle dark atmospheres, Industrial backgrounds, and pounding basses are also added to the table, making this album perfect and giving a great listening experience from start to finish, so hit that play button now!
My overall assessment upon hearing the album is that it is just as advertised. The first thing that comes to mind is Rock Opera. Operatic in the sense of over-the-top performance and dramatics. Anyone who has an ear for that legendary classic rock sound is sure to enjoy this record.
“During the first week of sales, all purchasers will be entered into a raffle to win the corresponding VML Live album. For example, this is DCxPC Live Vol. 5, so we will raffle off VML Live Vol. 5 Presents Sloppy Seconds. The album also includes a reversible cover, so fans can choose whether to display…
Kat Delitto (Lead guitar), Krista Marie Setera (ukulele, vocals), Ben Bonadies (Bass) and Matt Wilson (Drums) came together musically to create songs that are both technically challenging and full of emotion. Lyrics are deeply personal, spanning from romantic disasters to emotional struggles and an inside rage that seems to only dissipate thanks to the high-gained…