The Crystal Method Denounce the Kremlin’s Use of Their Music

The Kremlin recently created a propaganda video that shows airstrikes being conducted in Syria. Apparently, they used a song produced by The Crystal Method called “High Roller” in the video’s soundtrack. The only thing is The Crystal Method claims they never gave Kremlin the permission to use their song in the soundtrack of the propaganda […]

Samson by Regina Spektor

The first time I heard this song was on The Voice (performance below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hh5WOz8RY I couldn’t believe it–had I heard this Regina Spektor song before? It turns out this song is older…regardless, I decided to post this song, in the spirit of timeless music; lasting forever. Until next time…get LOUD AND NOISY!

Dead Sara

Dead Sara have been highlighted by me previously, and they just released their second album “Pleasure To Meet You”. The band, evoking shades of Hole, Sleater-Kinney and L7 play straightforward guitar driven rock. The band comparisons are mostly due to vocalist/guitarist Emily Armstrong and guitarist Siouxsie Medley – you don’t see too many female-fronted rock […]

I Wont Let You Down by OK Go

“I Won’t Let You Down” – This song is somewhat of a departure from the original sound of the band; honestly, the entire 4th album is a step in a different direction musically. Upon first listen of this song, it sounds like something you might hear in the late 70’s early 80’s. The band stated […]

Hotel Anywhere by Cold War Kids

“Hotel Anywhere” is a bouncier tune, driven by Maust’s bass line.  It starts off big right from the get go, drums, guitar and the bass firing on all cylinders, along with some nice keyboard accents.  This is much more of an anthem song, with a big U2-esque chorus.  It’s fun to listen to and I […]

Hot Coals by Cold War Kids

“Hot Coals” plays the simple route again, with a big drum beat and guitar playing around Willet’s vocals at the beginning of the track.  After the first verse, the bass guitar kicks in and adds a little more muscle to the sound.  This song builds up as it moves along, with Willet adding a little […]

Here It Goes Again by OK Go

“Here It Goes Again” – This is the song that gave me full exposure to OK Go. The opening guitar rift immediately asked for my attention and maintained my attention all through the course of the song. The catchy chorus is hard not to enjoy also. The video features the band dancing on treadmills in […]

First by Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids released their 5th album in October – “Hold My Home”.  Hailing from the OC in Fullerton, CA, the band released their first full length album “Robbers & Cowards” in 2006.  Their debut came after some well-hyped EPs and live performances, and it showed a great deal of promise for the band (and […]

Ghost by Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson – “Ghost” – Ella comes to us from England, where she has been singing since she was 3yrs old for her family.  At the age of 5, she taught herself to play the piano and began putting on Christmas performances for her family every year going forward.  Thanks to these many performances, she […]

Stand Up by In The Valley Below

In The Valley Below is a duo comprised of Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail.  The two met in the Hollywood music scene, and their debut album “The Belt” which was released a few months ago shows a great deal of potential.  They share songwriting credits and vocals and the two really mesh together very well.  […]