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An Interview with Lech Wierzynski of The California Honeydrops

I recently fell madly in love with an album called A River’s Invitation by The California Honeydrops. A band whose members play half the instruments under the sun, who call the Bay Area of San Francisco home, they blend everything from old jazz and pre-blues with New Orleans funk and classic R&B. In...
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#songoftheday = Project Skyward: “Holographic Universe”


Project Skyward is the musical name Los Angeles resident Ryan Field goes by. He's a holistic science/astronomy graduate, which say a lot about his songwriting perspective, which is both unique and a blend of several genres, including ambient, electronic, shoegaze, and new age and I dare say...
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#songoftheday = Circus Maximus – “Remember”


Circus Maximus' "Remember" is one of the best blends of modern rock and old school metal I've ever heard. Just dig the super modern guitars of the verses and chorus then cheer on the old school metal solo; fantastic! Here's one that can be played on...
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NEWS: BAT FOR LASHES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, THE BRIDE

Yes, you read that correctly, Natasha Khan, known professionally as Bat For Lashes, is releasing a new album this year. (First Garbage, now Natasha — this is going to be a marvelous year indeed!)  It’s called The Bride and it will be released on July 1st.  You can find the two tracks from the album...
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#albumoftheday / EMMY THE GREAT: SECOND LOVE

I recently reviewed Emmy the Great’s Boston show, and did an insightful interview with her, so you probably should realize that I’d recommend her new album, Second Love, but I’m writing this anyway, just in case it wasn’t so obvious, and in case you forgot that the album was coming out today.  Besides,...
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