Category Archives: Albums
Guthrie Govan was first came to my attention with his series of videos on YouTube. His talent is unquestionable, and his new band The Aristocrats seems to be a good outlet for his talents. I feel as though Govan has earned his place among the guitar legends Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and this is a project to show that he can do more than session work. Culture Clash shows that The Aristocrats may be the Cream of progressive rock, with powerful side-players coming together to create good music together in their genre.
Rumours of a Presence is the name of the newest album by Norwegian stoner-rock band Spirits of the Dead. The band shows that although they are modern, they are capable of touching on the sounds of 60s and 70s rock.
A solo acoustic artist, Grey Gordon has put his heart and soul into his newest EP, Still At Home Here. 5 tracks of simple guitar lines and soulful vocals ensue that please the ear and make the heart ache.
Hearts pumping, voices raised, fists in the air: this is what The Welch Boys sound like. Coming out of Boston with a blue collar punk sound, their newest album Bring Back The Fight is a boxing match from start to finish, throwing punches and kicking down doors, all in the name of brotherhood and a good time.
What do you get when you combine a major pop-punk songwriter, one of the most prolific and pop -rock oriented musicians around since the 90s, and a foreign language? You get Scott & Rivers, the debut album from the combo of Scott Murphy of Allister and Rivers Cuomo of weezer, sung almost entirely in Japanese. Each a potent force on their own, how do they hold up as a duo?
Pop-rock at its utmost, This Century’s newest full-length, Biography of Heartbreak, shimmies and shakes its way through 13 tracks of thumping hooks and catchy choruses. Like something you’d hear on the radio station, any radio station, every song is a ready-made Top 40 hit.
Flashlights is a project that was once a solo-acoustic project, but they manage to not sound like every other white-male-singer-songwriter. Their new EP “Don’t Take Me Seriously” is very well put together. With only three songs, it leaves listeners wanting more.