Entries for the ‘From The Horse’s Mouth’ Category

From The Horse’s Mouth: Mark Herman and Keith Testerman (The Estranged) on The Estranged

The Estranged formed in Portland, Oregeon back in the summer of ’06 by Mark Herman (vocals, guitar), Derek Willman (bass) and Keith Testerman (drums). All three were in legendary Portland band Remains Of The Day, and various members are/were in notable Portland bands such as From Ashes Rise, Hellshock, Lebenden Toten, and more. Continuing in [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Eric Solomon (Tiny Empires) on Weird Headspace

Tiny Empires, a new outfit from O Pioneers!!! founder/vocalist Eric Solomon and New Bruises’ guitarist and Kiss of Death label owner Bryon Lippincott, release their debut album, Weird Headspace, on April 15. Alternative Press, in review of a split EP with Tigers Jaw and what would serve as Tiny Empire’s recording debut, described the young [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Emma Ruth Rundle on Some Heavy Ocean

Known for her work in Red Sparowes, Marriages, and The Nocturnes, Emma Ruth Rundle’s first official solo album Some Heavy Ocean presents a collection of impassioned, cathartic songs exorcising the ghosts of one of life’s dark detours.  Melancholic, but equally hopeful and accessible, the album wears its emotions on its sleeve.  One critic described Rundle’s [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Jesse James Madre (Tiger Flowers) on Dead Hymns

Melotov Records recently announced the signing of New York City’s Tiger Flowers. Melotov will release Tiger Flowers’ debut full-length, Dead Hymns, on April 8.  “Hometown heroes” of the New York scene, in the words of MetalSucks, Tiger Flowers are renowned for their cathartic sound and unfiltered realness. Their live shows are the stuff of local legend and their brand of metallic [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Ryan McLaughlin (Typefighter) on The End of Everthing

DC-based band, Typefighter is sure to ignite an absolute nostalgia kick for ’90s Pavement and Pinkerton-era Weezer among listeners. Set to release The End of Everything on April 22 via DC label Huge Witch Records , Typefighter has built a reputation in the nation’s capital for disarming melodicism. With their debut full-length, the band has rewired its unique instrumentation into an arresting rock and [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Mark Redding (The Shackeltons) on Records

The Shackeltons had all the makings of a band to watch about five years ago – great reviews, blistering live shows and tastemaker radio championing the band.  All of that was sadly sidelined when singer and principal songwriter Mark Redding got word of his mom’s terminal cancer diagnosis.  Mark decided to put everything on hold [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Jake Woodruff (Dreamtigers) on Wishing Well

Dreamtigers is the songwriting collaboration of Jake Woodruff and Andrew Gary. Their nostalgic, dynamic and folk-tinged indie rock songs take shape through many rounds of mutual revision, drawing on nearly a decade of collaboration to create a sound at once new and familiar. It’s the sound of New England troubles, over a beer with a [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Zac Eisenstein (Farpoint) on Think About The Future EP

Farpoint, the solo project of Man Overboard’s Zac Eisenstein has released the debut EP, Think About The Future on iTunes and physically via Lost Tape Collective.  Physical copies will also be available on the upcoming Man Overboard tour with All Time Low and their headlining tour with Transit, Forever Came Calling and Knuckle Puck.The seven-song [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Nick Sintos (The Flips) on A Harm Deep But Shining

Debut albums are a tough lot. Sometimes bands who’ve self-released a few EPs try to crank out (and, in effect, stretch out) more of the same formula that came before, somehow hoping for a different result or even recapturing the magic of their first recordings. Others aim for cookie-cutter hits, and still more experiment a bit in an [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Scott Martin (BOYFRNDZ) on Breeder

Austin, TX progresive / experimental quartet BOYFRNDZ emerge with their second full-length record Breeder.  Self-produced by the band and engineered/mixed by Erik Wofford (Maserati, The Black Angels, White Denim), Breeder sees the group further expanding their meticulously constructed hypnotic sound into new realms of colorful, energetic and emotional territories.  Impossible to pin a label to, [...]