Wednesday, May 8, 2013

CD Review: Indie-Artists Mahoney & The Moment, Astronauts Anonymous and Dallad David Release New Music

From New York returns the duo of Mahoney & The Moment with their sophomore album, "Don't Say No." The new release continues with their signature folk/Americana sound that has been on the rise on modern rock radio. The addition of their wonderful harmonizing vocals only adds to music's simple appeal.

The new album starts off with a story of revenge in "Who Is Archie Lane?," as they add a more rock element to their sound. After the guitar-shuffle of "Waiting For Your Love," Mahoney & The Moment fall back into their signature sound with "Astoria" and "Emma Simpson." The gentle acoustics of "Changes Around Here" shows-off their heartfelt vocals, while the up-tempo "Mystie (Don't Say No)" shows the band have fun with their music. The album closes with the acoustic, folk storytelling of "Where Losers Meet" as they grow with each new release.

The new album "Don't Say No" was released in April and has the band heading over to Europe for a load of spring concert dates. To find out more about Mahoney & The Moment, please visit mahoneyandthemoment.com.

From Wilmington, NC comes the indie-rock band Astronauts Anonymous with their new release, "Still Sleeping." The album was released at the end of April and the band's sound is described as "experimental alternative rock."

The 11-song album begins with the keyboard instrumental "Dropping In," which leads into the "space-rock" of "Louder, As We Speak." The band comes together for the up-tempo rocker, "Body Language," which would fit in perfectly with today's mainstream rock radio-play. The band's sound captures a youthful, up-beat feeling with "7th & Grace" as their music hits the rock chords as well as the dance floor. The album finishes up with the six-minute "Animal Etiquette" as the band expands and experiments on their alternative rock sound.

To find out more about Astronauts Anonymous, please visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/AstronautsAnonymousMusic.

Also new from singer/songwriter Dallas David is his new full-length album entitled "Benson." Dallas performs all the instruments himself as the album carries that indie-pop/folk sound.

The 13-song album starts off with "The Biscuit Works" as Dallas mixes in different vocals in order to give the song some depth. He gets a little bluesy with his guitar on "Circles" as he receives some vocal help from Valori Grace. He hits the right cord with "Cancun" as Dallas adds a little island flair to his acoustic folk to enhance his storytelling. Dallas displays his guitar playing more than his singing on "Baby Teeth, " while "Heneree"  and "The Church Bells" show a more completed song. Dallas David's music just needs to be fuller with a live band performing on some of these songs in order for them to make a bigger impact.

To find out more about Dallas David please visit dallasdavid.bandcamp.com.

1 comment:

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