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

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 [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Richy Epolito (Barrows) on Red Giant

Barrows’ Red Giant is fittingly massive in thematic scope as it is in sonic heft. A concept album about the life of a star and what happens after it dies, the band depicts the stages of celestial death throughout the album’s five epic tracks. Akin to similarly expansive musical works like Pink Floyd’s Meddle, Tangerine Dream’s [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Charles Cure and Jordan Cozza (HUSH.) on Unexist

From Albany, New York, HUSH. announces the June 24 release of its first full-length album, Unexist. Unexist was engineered by Ryan Slowey, mixed by Kowloon Walled City frontman Scott Evans (Old Man Gloom, Ladder Devils), and mastered by From Ashes Rise frontman Brad Boatright (Nails, Tragedy). Like the best bands of its genre, HUSH. excels [...]

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 [...]