Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Sunpilots

Good Sunday evening everyone! I trust you're all doing well. I've got something very special in store for you all tonight. This may very well be the best kept secret in music that you're about to discover with me here at MY Indie Music Blog. Strap in now, because you're about to be blown off your indie music loving asses with this one.

I give to you, for your listening pleasure, The Sunpilots!

Coming to us from Sydney, Australia, the Sunpilots are Raj Siva-Rajah, vocals; Bob Spencer, guitar; Kay Ketting, drums and Adil Baktir, bass. One of the hardest working bands in not just indie music, but music today, the band has been on a near non-stop tour of Europe since 2010, playing shows in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Latvia and Lithuania. Next up? North America this coming fall and the States!!!

This is easily one of the most successful indie bands on recent record. Since their inception in 2008, the band has racked up awards nearly unrepresented for an indie artist. Their 2009 debut, Living Receiver, was the recipient of an MusicOz award as well as Australian street press awards for Album of the Year as well as a couple of Album of the Week awards. North American college radio soon picked up on the phenomenon and they became a quick favorite on the way to winning Best International Artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards as well as single of the year for Spotlight in the Sun at the L.A. Independent Music Awards. WHEW!

But what about the music you ask? I'm glad you did. Their latest offering, King of the Sugarcoated Tongues, is slated for a release later this year and is probably one of the finest examples of what a fiercely independent artist will give you. Take a listen...

Alternative rock, progressive rock, concept rock, a rock opera for a new generation. Call it what you will, but this, my friends, is rock n roll. If the other 170 posts in this blog haven't convinced you of the merits of independent artists and the music they create and inspire us with, then the Sunpilots should be your calling card.

While the band is in the studio preparing to record their next album, they are offering King as a free download (in advance of its aforementioned release) on their SoundCloud page. All they ask in return is that if you like what you hear, you shout it from the rooftops and help spread the word! Seems like more than a fair asking price to me!

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Broken Romeo - What Are You Looking For?

I am here tonight to bear witness to the rock n roll supremacy of one Broken Romeo.

And I brought proof.

Regular readers of this blog should be well versed on Tuscon, Arizona, USA's Broken Romeo. We were given our first taste of their upcoming EP, Side One (2014), when the guys released the first single, Broken Man, which was quite the satisfying appetizer.

Now, we've been given the first course... and what a helping of rock n roll the guys put on our plates! Feast your ears on W.A.U.L.F. (What Are You Looking For?)!

Broken Romeo has succeeded in taking the "modern" tag out of the rock genre and just flat out rock their collective asses off like no one's business. Period. 

I can't say enough times how much I absolutely love this band. Every new song they give us just proves what I've know all along, and what it's time for the rest of the world to find out. Broken Romeo is the real deal. End of story.

Head over to their BandCamp page today to order your copy of W.A.U.L.F. as well as Broken Man. Once you're done there, get your ass over to their ReverbNation page for some true BR classics... then hit up iTunes and Amazon to get your copy of Depseration Daze. DO IT NOW!

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Spider Rockets

Alright, it's time for me to stop being greedy and finally share with you something VERY special. For those of you who know me on a personal level, you know of my fondness for female fronted rock bands. No, it's not for the obvious reason (although, the obvious reason is a nice perk!), it's because, well, who doesn't like a badass female fronted rock band?!

Tonight, I've got one of the baddest of the bad for you right here on MY Indie Music Blog. Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you, for your listening pleasure, Spider Rockets!

The Spider Rockets come to us from Hazlet, New Jersey, USA,  and are made up of Helena Cos, lead vocals; Johnny Nap, lead guitar/backing vocals; Dan Prestup, drums and Greg Manning, bass guitar/backing vocals. There's a slew of musical influences to their sound, and the band does an incredible job of tying them all together in one loud, rocking package that leaves your earholes begging for mercy while begging for more!

The band recently got a huge boost in exposure when WWE up-and-coming diva Charlotte chose their song Going Down as her ring entrance music. This has huge potential for the band as the WWE is one of the premiere entertainment shows on TV today, with weekly viewership numbers well into the tens of millions!

I've been infatuated with their latest album Bitten for some time now. There isn't a missed moment on the entire album as the band shows off their rock chops from track to track and everywhere they can fit a note in between. They've definitely taken the genre and turned it on its collective ass to shake it up. There isn't another band out there on mainstream radio that can pull off what Spider Rockets has. The sky is without a doubt the limit for this band, and I for one can not wait for them to catch on. In a HUGE way!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

When Particles Collide - Constant Disaster

What's this? ANOTHER post about When Particles Collide? Well, considering they've released the first single and video off of their upcoming album Photoelectric, YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT IT'S ANOTHER POST ABOUT WHEN PARTICLES COLLIDE!

You're going to be seeing the picture above frequently in the weeks to come. With a June 10th release date upcoming, anything and everything to do with the release of this album will be shared, blogged about, posted on Facebook and Tweeted as often as it needs to be to get the word out! I was one of the lucky ones (READ: SMART) who pre-ordered my pink vinyl copy of Photoelectric and was rewarded with an early download of Constant Disaster prior to its official release. It's been stuck in my head for the better part of 2 weeks now. I don't see it leaving there anytime soon either.

Sasha and Chris are really on to something special here. I CAN NOT WAIT for Photoelectric to be released in all its vinyl/digital glory. There are even rumors of a hidden track on the vinyl album. You really should have ordered a copy!

In the meantime, enjoy Constant Disaster and keep checking back with me here at MY Indie Music Blog for anything and everything you need to know about WPC... they're about to reach Lit on the Flash status as my most blogged about artist!

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Melic - An Hour to Anywhere

July of 2012 was when I really ramped up my support of indie artists. This is when I first discovered the now defunct Wise Radio, who at the time was nearly unmatched for their support of indie artists. This is also, coincidentally, where and when I first heard Melic.

Now tonight, I give to you the long overdue introduction to Melic and their debut album An Hour to Anywhere.

Melic is a 4-piece mix of eclectic music goodness based out of London. Made up of Andrew Coogan, drums; Romy Attewell, sax/keyboards; Steve Hitchcock, bass/vocals and Mark Hitchcock, vocals/guitar/trumpet, Melic draws on individual musical influences from singer/songwriter to metal to classical to funk/rock. One listen and it all comes together seamlessly into one huge pop/rock/funk explosion for your earholes!

An Hour to Anywhere turned out to be a true labor of love for Melic. It took them 5 years to record this album while they were headlining some of the top venues in London as well as touring New Zealand to critical acclaim in 2012. This is one of the finest examples of what mainstream radio is depriving us of today- originality and artistry that is unmatched.

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