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

From The Horse’s Mouth: Ryan Baca (Wake Up Lucid) on Gone With The Night

On their upcoming fourth release Gone With The Night, Los Angeles gutter rock trio Wake Up Lucid puts it simply: “Give us something real, something we can feel. Or get fucked.” This statement resounds as both rejection of fakery and pursuit of honest music, which have remained Wake Up Lucid’s only guidelines for writing and performing throughout the [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Alex Weinhardt (The Black Antler) on 100 Wolves

In mid-2009 a duo of musical veterans from Columbus, Ohio, teamed up to form The Black Antler, a return to their metal and hardcore roots.  And considerable roots they had, guitarist/vocalist Adam Lowe, and drummer Alex Weinhardt cut their teeth in a buttload of celebrated indie and underground bands including Six Gallery, The Phantods, Inept, [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Chris Feigh (Remainders) on Fine Exits EP

Pittsburgh, PA band Remainders use their melodic punk to conjure up the genre’s sometimes lost perception of fun. Forming the band in 2014, guitarist Dan Delucia, guitarist/vocals Karim Akacem, vocals/bassist Chris Feigh and drummer Tim Little cultivate a driving and hook-packed sound. Combining that sound with songs whose lyrics deal in the frustrations, disappointments, and [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Anthony Fusco (Divider) on All Barren

Nearly a decade after its formation, Divider delivers its first full-length album: All Barren. Glory Kid Ltd. will release All Barren on September 23 as a vinyl LP and digital download.  All Barren is Divider’s debut full-length yet the Long Island, New York band has been making records since 2006 – a Kurt Ballou-recorded debut EP and a split with Bone Dance, among others. Through many changes in [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Andrew Low (The Jazz June) on After The Earthquake

Revered indie rock outfit The Jazz June is set to drop their first new studio LP in over 12 years, After The Earthquake, on November 11 via Topshelf Records. The LP was recorded with producer Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) at Gradwell House this past spring, with Steve Poponi (Young Statues) engineering/mixing and Dave [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Derek Zanetti (The Homeless Gospel Choir) on I Used To Be So Young

Pittsburgh’s indie folk-punk act The Homeless Gospel Choir, a one man band consisting of outspoken singer-songwriter Derek Zanetti, has released its new album, I Used To Be So Young, via A-F Records. The Homeless Gospel Choir is the Woody Guthrie of the post-hope / pre-apocalypse world that we live in today. He’s personally charged to [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Travis Beck (The Foxery) on Unless

When asked to describe The Foxery, each band member contributed one word: Passionate. Intense. Cathartic. Heavy. Genuine. Fun. In a sense, there could be no better way to characterize both the music and the poetically thrashing spirit of the Louisville sextet. Coming on the heels of several independent releases, incessant D.I.Y. touring, and months and [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Alex Schiff (Modern Rivals) on Cemetery Dares

Brooklyn quartet Modern Rivals have assumed a somewhat fitting moniker for their transcendent psychedelic pop that both evokes antique ’60s mod optimism, while also sounding defiantly current with their experimental edge. Thier ethereal and dextrous songs share the buttoned-up charm of ’60s psych-pop bands like The Zombies, mixed with more technically crafty contemporary artists like Flaming [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Joel Schneider and Andy Lum (My Goodness) on Shiver + Shake

Seattle based rock band My Goodness will release their new full-length album titled Shiver + Shake on June 24 via Votiv Music. The thirteen track record was recorded and produced by esteemed Seattle producer Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Blind Melon) at London Bridge Studio. Consisting of singer/guitarist Joel Schneider and drummer Andy [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Aurelio Valle on Acme Power Transmission

Acme Power Transmission is the debut solo album from erstwhile Calla frontman Aurelio Valle. Self-produced, the album was recorded in Valle’s apartment under an elevated subway line in 2013 after five years of private, contemplative musical experimentation carried on while he worked day jobs in motorcycle repair and in a tailor shop respectively. Acme Power [...]