The world is ready for …Trail of Dead. Their fifth offering (can that be right?!) comes with all the sonic hooks of radio-play-ability, but with no deterioration of the Trail sound. They are still weird, in take notice way. They are still complex, in a classic musician sense. New reminiscences surface on Worlds Apart, not […]
This band began writing songs by sending audio clips to each other via email, since all three members lived in different cities – San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Cambridge. The irony that this exchange of musical inspirations in this somewhat cold way has resulted is something personal and warm, with an aptly named album title.
When a band’s name contains an expletive or some punctuation expressing heightened excitability like an exclamation point, I think it is reasonable enough to assume that the music would be much the same: excited. Take a band like !!!. They aren’t exactly a lounge act. Or Against Me!. They don’t exactly play slow jams. I […]
To attempt to know the future you must understand the past; such is true with music. Artists must be aware of the pioneering sounds of yesteryear to truly expand the musical developments of the future. Modern rock can definitely trace its broad roots back to the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s, and Populuxe’s new […]
After one listen to Beep Beep’s debut, Business Casual, there is no doubt that this band is of the eccentric variety. Omaha, Nebraska has bred some pretty fascinating acts lately, and this is one of Saddle Creek Records’s latest gems. Kaffeinebuzz.com caught up with the Beep Beep’s lead singer, Chris Hughes, via phone from somewhere […]
To those that know, Sage Francis is a true grit; a storyteller who passes on the traditions and the pointed social commentary. To those that don’t know, well, I’m afraid you’ve been missing out! Hailing from the miniscule state of Rhode Island comes the savior of hip hop. One listen to Francis’ latest—A Healthy Distrust, […]
In this day and age, it seems that controversy, negativity, sexually explicit lyrics and violence are being adopted by more and more hip-hop artists in order to sell their product; choosing to gain attention with shock and awe tactics, rather than with true musical talent. During its 30+ year history, hip-hop has grown beyond the […]