American High are a rock quartet hailing from Sacramento, California. In March they released this debut full-length album, 'Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement', and I was able to get a little 5-song taste of it through SoundCloud. Their music is catchy and has kind of a 60s and 70s rock influence to it, mixed with some folk and Americana as well.
Saint Blasphemer is a prog rock sounding metal band. Their music seems to defy rock genres. They hail from Santa Ana, California, and have a new 5-song EP out. The band consists of John Castellon on guitar, Thomas Monroe on vocals, Steve Shell on bass guitar, and Steve Ybarra on drums.
Roger Jaeger seems to have found a way to blend together the sounds of the radio pop rock you hear each day on commercials and walking through the grocery store with a more outside the normal pop atmosphere sound. It’s kind of like college rock meets pop rock. It’s sensible, sounds good, is different, but has that Top 40 vibe nonetheless. Jaeger hails from Oklahoma and “Elevator” is a track from his third album, ‘Start Over.’
The new 4-song EP from The Long Dark Road is loud and in your face. If you are not a hardcore fan you might not get this music, even though it is really worth listening to. The band hails from Toronto, Canada and is Jeremy Cavan on Guitars and vocals, Rufus Cavan on Bass, Toby Cavan on Drums, and Vanin Ferall on Guitar. However, the two permanent members of TLDR are Jeremy Cavan and Rufus Cavan. Since recording, Liam Frith and Quin Henderson have been hired to fill the touring void.
While I am still confused as to why solo singer/songwriter artists feel the need to use anything but their actual name for recording and performing, I am still in awe of Velvet Winter, which is Talon Majors (I think her actual name is the way cooler option). I had this discussion with my boyfriend the other day, who performs under his own name, Dale Wicks. Maybe it’s just that everyone wants to be the next Trent Reznor/NIN, who knows!?
I am always itching to hear new music that reminds me of the old days when music didn’t all always sound the same. I am happy to have found it in an album from a talented singer/songwriter, Emilia Cataldo, from NYC.