Brooklyn based Hey Guy fronted by singer and songwriter, Russian born Boris Pelekh, a member of Nickelodeon’s “The Naked Brothers” show, is currently in the studio working on their latest record. The band’s sound is one seldom heard today: a modern rock act with catchy melodies and artistic sensibility that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
On a rainy afternoon in February, Göteberg, Sweden’s The Soundtrack of Our Lives made their way to Stratosphere Sound (which counts ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha as one of its owners) in New York City. Only hours after landing, they plugged in their equipment and cranked out five fantastic numbers that…
Who likes metal? Who likes alcohol? If you said yes to both of these, then I have the perfect CD for you. Taking More Shots Than An Alcoholic is six shots of great metal. Hailing from Toronto, Deterrence released this EP to North America back in 2005. Now read on and learn how to down such crazy music.
Billog formed in the summer of 2002 in Bekescsaba, Hungary. In the summer of 2003 they played at some Hungarian festivals and at the end of the summer, they recorded their first full length Jelzesertek, at Song Song Studio, Bekescsaba. The CD was self-released and positive reviews. In 2004 there were some changes of members, but in the summer/autumn of 2005, a five-song EP was recorded. The EP is titled Szivszakadas, and 3 songs were recorded in English.
A common trend from the 90s was for artists to release acoustic albums under the name Unplugged. Some acts that created acoustic releases of their work were Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, Nirvana and Neil Young, among many others. Mary And The Black Lamb has joined these artists by recording their own unplugged EP Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing.
The self-titled, trashed-up, guitar-driven release from Heaven’s Basement is not the generic flavor of the month. Quite the contrary, this CD is chock full of bluesy, ballsy tunes that are extremely fun and enjoyable to listen. More often than not I find at least a couple of songs, where I hit skip, but there is no filler to be found here on this CD. As a mater of fact after a second listen through I could not find one song I liked above the rest; they are all great and beg to be played repeatedly. Each track is full of swagger and attitude and packed with sing along choruses and tons of unbelievable guitar work.
The Alternative rock scene is filled with cookie-cutter, dime-a-dozen bands that seem to be writing almost formulaic tunes; that is about to change. With the release of their six song debut EP, The Static Seas, Alt-Rockers Throwing Color are well on their way to proving that they can stand out in a genre that has become increasingly packed with watered down, ordinary, run of the mill acts.