Archive for March 26, 2017

Top BandCamp Discoveries Week #5 – “From the North” by John Wilkes Booth

Holy hell!!!! Do you like a riff that grinds your head into a pulp? Do you like have said riff burst down your musical door like the SWAT team on steroids? Do you like the searing and burning screams of Chris Cornell? Then, my friends… Please buckle up and put on your neck brace, as your sonic air bag is about to punch you in the face… You all have been warned!

 

Top 20 BandCamp Discoveries #4: Hello September (Goodbye April) by Heavy Glow

I said in my interview with Jared Mullins of Heavy Glow that their music had some serious “swagger” about it, and it does! Take their song “Fat Cat” for instance. If that ain’t the definition of musical swagger, I am not sure what is.

But “Hello September (Goodbye April)” is a different beast. It starts very soft and poignant, almost ambling along looking for a place to go. Lacking direction, if you will. But then it comes…and when that wave comes, it comes a stupendous wave that shows another side of this band altogether. I’ll never get sick of that middle section! Dive in my friends….dive in!

And the live one:

 

Top 20 BandCamp Discoveries #3: “Picture in Picture” by Dopapod

This song has so many elements that I love to hear: enough progressive technicalities without being stupidly alienating, a groovy bassline (albeit simple for much of the song), superb vocal harmonies and melodies and a production level that throws little tid-bits of ear candy all the way through. I dare you not to be nodding your head within the first ten seconds.

Take the next five minutes and discover one of the many journey’s Dopapod can take you on!

And a live version:

 

Top 20 BandCamp Discoveries: Week 2

“N.O.G.A.S” – by The Mungmen

LANGUAGE WARNING ON THIS ONE!

This is a very recent purchase and yet it has wormed its way into familiarity like few have. Running for only a little over 2 minutes it has it all; A simple back and forth chord progression that is equally as catchy as it is rocking, the garage rock ramblings of a “Who gives a shit!” frontman that is accompanied by sweet as harmonies and a guitar solo that slots in like the last piece of a child’s jigsaw puzzle. Oh, and a burped swear word at the end! Rock and Roll!!!!!

Take 2 minutes (three if you go find your leather jacket and shades) and check these guys out!

Live version: