Dead By April with their new single "As a butterfly", from their upcoming album "Let the world know", out Feb 12.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Blood Command´s latest single "High five for life" is nominated "Best song of 2013" on Norwegian radio, the song is taken from their latest album "Funeral beach" (2012).
Boston-based rock band The Venetia Fair has officially announced the release of their highly anticipated cover EP, “The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke”, which will hit digital retail platforms on December 24th, 2013.
Plans for this EP stem back to the band’s extremely successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 which funded their acclaimed full-length record, “Every Sick Disgusting Though We’ve Got In Our Brain”. During this campaign, 6 donors purchased a prize which entitled them to choose a song for the band to cover - as a result the track listing for this EP was born.
Singer Benny Santoro comments, “We said we'd cover anything they wanted and we got 6 very different songs from different genres and different eras in music, each with their own challenges. We had no intention of simply playing these songs as they were originally played (especially Bohemian Rhapsody... we didn't wanna go anywhere near that song!) so we took our time and completely rebuilt them from the ground up to make sure we made them our own. Some of the songs we loved and had to figure out how to tweak them without totally ruining them and some of the songs we hated and had to figure out how to make them good, but I believe we rose to the challenge and, with the help of our Kickstarter backers, put together a very strange and very cool little cover EP. We definitely trashed some classic tunes, but it's all very tongue-in-cheek since we would never take a cover song seriously 'cause it's basically just doing karaoke..."
This pre-holiday treat will feature 6 well know songs (listed below) which have been pulled apart and pieced back together in the whacky, wonky TVF style that their fans have come to know and love.
Keep your eyes on the band’s social media pages for more news, clips, and images leading up to the Christmas Eve digital release.
Album Track Listing:
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runner
3. Rock Lobster - The B52s
4. Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
5. Camouflage, Camouflage - The Blood Brothers
6. The Willing Well III: Apollo II: The Telling Truth – Coheed and Cambria
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Perpetrators - Stick ´em up (2013) Independent
Produced by The Perpetrators
BLUES / ROCK
Tracks : 1.Sweetgrass 2.Spend more money 3.You´ve got to tell me 4.Smokes ´n chicken 5.Tired of tryin to keep my cool 6.I must be crazy 7.Who´s it gonna be 8.Shake it 9.Bad man 10.Take you on
3 out of 5
The Canadian band The Perpetrators is led by singer/guitarist Jay Nowicki and their albums has been nominated several times as the best blues recording in Canada.
Their 4th album "Stick ´em up" is the follow up to the 2007 album "Tow tuck" and what we get is a cool mix of Memphis blues and dirty rocknroll, think Jeff Healey meets Rockpile with a touch of Stevie Ray Vaughan and you´ll get The Perpetrators.
This ain´t the kind of music I normally listen to but Jay is a great guitarplayer and their blues feels very honest, I also like the band´s energy a lot. I bet they´re an awesome live act, just listen to songs like "Smokes ´n chicken" or "Sweetgrass" and you´ll know what I mean.
The glowing riffs in "I must be crazy" bring thoughts to early Led Zeppelin while "Tired of tryin to keep my cool" should make ZZ Top real proud, thumbs up!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Boston - Life, love and hope (2013) Frontiers Records
Produced by Tom Scholz
Tracks : 1.Heaven on earth 2.Didn´t mean to fall in love 2.0 3.Last day of school 4.Sail away 5.Life, love and hope 6.If you were in love 7.Someday 8.Love got away 9.Someone 2.0 10.You gave up on love 2.0 11.The way you look tonight
1,5 out of 5
The long awaited new studio album from Boston must be one of the biggest disappointments of 2013, bandleader Tom Scholz has taken 10 years to write and record this album and the result is a disaster for Boston fans. The mix is a mess and the drummachine must be from the stoneage, there´s no balance between all the hundred guitars and everything else. Scholz insisted on re-recording 3 tracks from the 2002 album "Corporate America" which can only mean he couldn´t come up with more new songs for "Life, love and hope". There are a bunch of lead singers on this album such as David Victor, the late Brad Delp, Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberly Dahme and Scholz himself. But that only creates confusion and I prefer not more than 2 lead singers on a Boston record, the songs are ok and would´ve sounded a lot better with a stronger production except for "If you were in love" that sucks big time. I fear I will never listen to this album ever again.