‘Above the Towers’ by Mercy Stone Is Eclectic, Progressive Globally-Oriented Rock

‘Above the Towers’ by The Mercy Stone is eclectic, classically-oriented rock with a progressive, world music vibe. The group describes the track as featuring, “a driving 15-beat rhythmic pattern, lush vocal harmonies, and a trippy vocal canon at the end.” Continue reading ‘Above the Towers’ by Mercy Stone Is Eclectic, Progressive Globally-Oriented Rock

Free Paintings (Band) are back with a DIY Video for their Psychedelic Anthem

  Free Paintings have just released their new music video for “oneinamillion.” This song is off of their most recent record “Beer Is Free If You Believe It Is.” The band has a knack for creating psychedelic songs and music videos that make viewers feel part of. The music video feels romantic in a unique way. Enjoy this great video! Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/free.paintings/Continue reading Free Paintings (Band) are back with a DIY Video for their Psychedelic Anthem

Punku’s ‘On the Beach’ Is Full Dynamic Alt Rock with Artsy Tendencies

Punku’s ‘On the Beach’ is full, dynamic alt rock with a healthy dose of an eclectic art rock vibe. “This is a beach song that crackles like a bonfire made of feedback,” the artist says, with a “soaring melodic noise, heartfelt vocals, and a chillwave outro!” There’s a lot going on in this piece. It moves from a relatively simple alt rock song into untethered, … Continue reading Punku’s ‘On the Beach’ Is Full Dynamic Alt Rock with Artsy Tendencies

‘Bicycle Rider’ by Drens Is Brief, Eclectic German Art Punk

‘Bicycle Rider’ by Drens is rough, attitudinal German punk rock. “Bicycle Rider is a one minute twenty-six second ride on your bike to space,” the band says, where you’ll encounter, “a collission with the pavement right after losing your backlight [and] driving home with a wobbling wheel.” The guys describe themselves as, “a surf punk four-piece from Dortmund [and] Cologne.” There’s a simple, lo-fi vibe … Continue reading ‘Bicycle Rider’ by Drens Is Brief, Eclectic German Art Punk

‘Huntress’ by Swells Is Funky, Uncategorizable Global Music

‘Huntress’ by Swells is funky, global music with tons going on. It’s hard to put your finger on exactly what this is. On top of traditional rock instrumentation, the group employs a whole suite of different instruments to achieve a big band feel. In some regards, there’s kind of a ska vibe, but at the same time these guys seem more jazz-inclined. On here, it’s … Continue reading ‘Huntress’ by Swells Is Funky, Uncategorizable Global Music

Collider’s ‘Glockster’ Is Beautifully Progressive Danish Shoegaze

Collider’s live performance of ‘Glockster’ is a beautifully progressive take on shoegaze. “Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Collider is one of the newest Escho signings,” they say. “They debuted with a song ‘Bruno’ in 2016 and have been delivering chaotic, energetic all over the place sounds ever since that proved to be just the kind of thing international crowds at showcases are looking for.” Live performances are a … Continue reading Collider’s ‘Glockster’ Is Beautifully Progressive Danish Shoegaze

‘All Out’ by The Boston Shakers Is Eclectic, Janky and Groovy Rock

‘All Out’ by The Boston Shakers is janky, groovy classic rock with a party-oriented, rap-influenced vocal approach. The band describes itself as, “a modern mash-up of Beastie Boys’ ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)’, ANDREW W.K.’s ‘We Want Fun’, and Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In the Name.’” There’s some quality guitar work here which is enhanced by a progressive, untethered production style. … Continue reading ‘All Out’ by The Boston Shakers Is Eclectic, Janky and Groovy Rock

Goosebump’s ‘She Don’t Say Goodbye’ Is Artsy Torontonian Indie Rock

Goosebump’s ‘She Don’t Say Goodbye’ is some artsy, spacey indie rock. Neil Rankin, one of the core songwriters, said this tune is, “a meditation on saying goodbye to someone despite them being right in front of you and them not really saying anything. A light bit of disco for you to groove to.” These guys “have been involved in the Toronto avant pop scene for years,” … Continue reading Goosebump’s ‘She Don’t Say Goodbye’ Is Artsy Torontonian Indie Rock

Medium Talk’s ‘Killing My King’ Is Unglamorous Retro Post-Punk

Medium Talk’s ‘Killing My King’ is well-done, candid post-punk. This New York-based trio has a good grip on the Joy Division sound. In spite of that, they’re a refreshing development in this now middle-aged genre. The rhythm section on here is strong. The drums are timely and pounding. The bassist knows when he needs to stay in the pocket, but he’s also not afraid step … Continue reading Medium Talk’s ‘Killing My King’ Is Unglamorous Retro Post-Punk