I Set My Friends on Fire’s O.G. ‘Astral Rejection’ to Get Official Release

In 2011, I Set My Friends on Fire released Astral Rejection – a sweet, grating fusion of crunkcore, extreme metal and emo-pop. It continued what the band pioneered on their 2008 debut to largely negative reviews. What’s not as well known is that there was an original version of Astral Rejection. Epitaph Records shelved it in 2010. But now, the label has decided to release … Continue reading I Set My Friends on Fire’s O.G. ‘Astral Rejection’ to Get Official Release

Producer/Artist, Speck City Drops Experimental EP “Delight St.”

“The song is about the anxiety and anticipation leading up to leaving a situation that I had been in for a long time, but knew wasn’t right for me. And the liberation and growth that comes in like a wave afterwards. In all honesty, I wrote this track after seeing how happy my dog was leaving the vet after a painful exam. It was very … Continue reading Producer/Artist, Speck City Drops Experimental EP “Delight St.”

Meet CLIFFDIVER, the Contagious Pop-Punk Fusion Band with a Saxophone

Before 2018 comes to a close we would like to take a moment to shine a light on a great release from this year out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Small Hours” is an EP by CLIFFDIVER which features emotionally raw vocals and well composed lyrics. The EP starts with an explosive track called “You Sir, Are Obviously Not a Golfer.” It’s a song that is driven … Continue reading Meet CLIFFDIVER, the Contagious Pop-Punk Fusion Band with a Saxophone

Easy Life Creates a Unique Sound by Fusing Many Genres on “Pockets”

Easy Life is a 5-piece band that cannot be boxed into one genre. The talented group cleverly fuses key elements of genres such as hip-hop, jazz, afrobeat, soul, pop, 90’s rock and beyond. Their chill song “Pockets” starts off with a mind blowing horn section that merges into a vocal that feels like a sing-song rap bit. Eventually, the chill-starting vocal explodes into something so … Continue reading Easy Life Creates a Unique Sound by Fusing Many Genres on “Pockets”

Gabe Greenland’s ‘Sunbrnd’ Is Awesome, Non-Traditional Sad Pop-Punk

Gabe Greenland’s ‘Sunbrnd’ is eclectic, layered pop rock with a clean, sad tone tone. This artist describes himself as, “a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and producer from Los Angeles. Influenced by a disparate hodgepodge of west coast icons such as Stephen Malkmus, Flying Lotus and Russell Westbrook,” he aims to fuse “a deep knowledge of hip-hop production with modern punk-influenced slacker emo to create a personal … Continue reading Gabe Greenland’s ‘Sunbrnd’ Is Awesome, Non-Traditional Sad Pop-Punk

Papaya Tree’s ‘Youth’ Is High-Energy Australian Rock with a Jazzy Take

Papaya Tree’s ‘Youth’ is some smooth alternative rock with clean, decidedly eighties approach. Since its “conception almost two years ago, the six-piece outfit,” is releasing this as its third single. “Following their last releases, they [have] sold out” several venues, “and are currently touring around with Sex on Toast.” Continue reading Papaya Tree’s ‘Youth’ Is High-Energy Australian Rock with a Jazzy Take

Elemantra’s ‘Such Tiny Fish’ Is Groovy, Jazzy Alt-Rock with a Dreamy Vibe

Elemantra’s ‘Such Tiny Fish’ is expansive, freeform alternative rock with an untethered shoegaze vibe. Citing influences “comprising iconic bands… from Sense Field, The Appleseed Cast and Sunny Day Real Estate to Hum and The Smashing Pumpkins,” these guys, “have concocted a sound with nods to the past but very much aimed at a contemporary audience.” Continue reading Elemantra’s ‘Such Tiny Fish’ Is Groovy, Jazzy Alt-Rock with a Dreamy Vibe

‘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

Ritual Talk’s ‘Reminders’ Is Upbeat Pop Rock with a Fast, Jazzy Approach

Ritual Talk’s ‘Reminders’ is upbeat pop rock with a fast, jazzy approach. The band describes the song as featuring, “interlocking guitar parts, bouncy synth bass, spurts of vocal harmonies and even a trumpet solo.” This secondary single from the group’s debut LP and “live favorite comes out September 27th via the band’s own Sonosoma Records.” The intense, impressive guitar work on here really takes the … Continue reading Ritual Talk’s ‘Reminders’ Is Upbeat Pop Rock with a Fast, Jazzy Approach