Yourband.info, has released a compilation album. The album, Local Blend Volume I, features various local solo artist and bands from around Concord NH. We THINK this project is the first compilation album done featuring musicians from the area(although we didn't really check to see if we were right). It was released September 8th 2014.
'Currents' is a Boston based post hard math rock punk band. The sound bounces between hardcore jazz to moments of Fugazi and The Fall. ‘Modegreen’ is the latest album released by this trio in December 2014.
When we talk about live sound or recording with mics, we hear a lot about phase cancellation. We know it is bad, but what is it really? Let’s not confused phase with the guitar effect known as phaser(that is different). Phase becomes something we have to worry about when we have two microphones recording the same sound (one mic can also have phase issues but is not as common). Phase cancellation is when the same sound is played out of a speaker at a slightly delayed time.This causes the speakers to play nothing or distorted sound. We will try to keep this a pretty high level overview. With that said, please keep in mind that some of the descriptions we provide will not be 100% “technically” accurate but used to demonstrate the principles at work; Don’t worry we will tell you if we are making stuff up.
How is it that I have not reviewed the newest People Skills album ‘People are People Too’? I seriously thought I had already. I mean, why wouldn’t I? It is one of the best albums of 2014. I feel like a terrible person now for not reviewing this great album.
Pleasant Creak is an indie/emo band form Boulder Colorado. It began as the solo project of songwriter Spencer Kalata in 2013, but has since expanded into a full band. Pleasant Creaks angst filled and introspective brand of indie punk is often categorized with the "emo revival' scene of the twenty-tens.
Alto Nido is a one man band from Sweden, by 21 year old Jakob Johansson. I’ll be honest- I did not expect to like this music before I heard it. I don’t know why; just something about hearing the words “one man band” and “Sweden.” I have no issue with either of these terms. I love Sweden. I love one man bands. I only say this because I want you to be aware of the uphill battle Alto Nido had to win me over.
The Strips are a rock band from Eau Claire, WI. These guys have me baffled. I think they are the least talented band I have ever heard. Beats are dropped, notes are mishit, vocals are ruff, sometimes the drums sound like a Casio keyboard. the lead guitar is a... is a.. I don't what the freckles it is.
Viva Apollo has been playing with their current lineup since Summer of 2013. This San Diego band is nothing but full power. This music is made to be turned up in your car, cranked on your home stereo, or blasted from an 80's boom box.
I have known a lot of musicians who think they are special. They believe they are going to be the next Beatles. Seriously, sorry, you won’t. More people have won the lottery then have been on a gold album. Let’s put it this way, The Ramones first album- It took 35 years to go gold. THE RAMONES! These guys are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and it took their album 35 years! What chance do you have of making it? Minuscule. This doesn't mean you can’t have a successful music career. Just be sure to set realistic goals so that you don’t cry and quit when you don’t become the next Herb Albert.
Remember how the 80's had good music? Some of it was utter shit. I don't want candy, I don't want to take on me, i don't want tainted love.. bamp bamp... tainted love. Sometimes I feel that the eighties sucked so hard that I can't escape them. I need to get away from anything that sounds like them. All The Wine from the Chicago suburbs drive into the heart of what made the good music from the 80's great. You can hear it on their recently released EP "Summer Parade"