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.
Australian singer/songwriter Niq Reefman has a new release of strangely beautiful music titled ‘A Selection of Musical Tales’. I say strangely because it is such an eclectic array of sounds and stories. It’s rather intriguing, enjoyable, and odd, all at the same time. It’s, at the least, a talented piece of work.
I love a great, simple singer-songwriter sound. Something that tells a story and is full of feeling. This new EP from Matt Townsend fits the bill. It’s part of a two-part EP series, featuring some of Western North Carolina’s (where Townsend hails from) finest musicians, including Bill Berg (Drums on Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks) River Guerguerian, Kat Williams, Franklin Keel, Jackson Dulaney, Carly Taich, Charles Gately (Doc Aquatic), Ryan Burns.
When you’re personally picked by Bif Naked to go on tour, it says something about your awesome pop stylings. Jordan Alexander is pretty awesome, and the hype around her is well-founded, even if I am not a fan of her single, “Cool.” Oh, trust me, the EP harboring this song is pretty great, I just am not a fan of that one song… Here’s why: