From New York comes the latest release from punk band, Bad Mary titled "We Could Have Saved The World." The short six-song EP is a blast of energy, lead by the amazing vocals of Amanda Mac as she brings in elements of Gwen Stefani with more of a Joan Jett edge. The album begins with the adrenaline fueled "Creeper" and the striking guitar riffs of "Marz Attaqx" as Bad Mary have a great modern punk sound. The band slows down the tempo for the classic Ramones feel of "Cloud 9," before picking things back up with the quick-hitting "Meanwhile" and the revengeful "When You Think Of Me." To find out more about Bad Mary and their latest release, "We Could Have Saved The World," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/badmaryband.
From Chicago comes the latest release from indie-rocker Jesse W. Johnson
titled "Primal Scream." This album is a change of direction of his 2013
acoustic based EP "Cannon Rows" as five raw, hook-driven songs make up
his latest EP. Beginning with the titled song, "Primal Scream" has a
rockabilly boogie rhythm with loud blazing guitars motoring the song. He
changes directions with the light, airy, pop of "Why Aren't We In LA?,"
before closing with the big arena rock sound of "Springfield Supportive
Living" and the quiet acoustic, folk build-up of "Expecting To Fall."
To find out more about Jesse W. Johnson and his latest release "Primal
Scream," please visit jessewjohnson.com.
From New York comes the sophomore release from The Morning Sea titled "Mal De Mer." The album titled means "seasickness" in French, but their sound will enlighten you as the vibes are bright and airy as in "Don't Be Moronic, Merriam." They continue with the high-energetic impact of "Alexandra" and "Backburner Baby." Sandwiched between these rockers is the heartfelt ballad "Lonely Hearts In The Cosmos," which returns again for the wonderfully gentle delivery of the acoustic album closer "The Cold & The Quiet." To find out more about The Morning Sea and their latest release "Mal De Mar," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/themorningsea.
From Chicago comes the new release from Nice Motor titled "Seminary St."
It features four songs of alternative country that would make Ryan
Adams and Wilco proud. The new EP begins with the the twangy guitar of
the retro sounding "All The Neighbors" and continues with the contagious
steady rhythm of "Turn To Stone" as Nice Motor play it cool with their
delivery. Their new short release closes with some funk added to their
alt-country sound with "Thick In The Head." To find out more about Nice
Motor, please visit nicemotorband.com.
Connecticut singer/songwriter Mark Daniel recently released his latest
4-song EP titled "Repair To New." He is a former student of Berklee
College of Music and has toured along side such well-known acts as
Living Colour, Steve Vai and Everclear just to name a few. The new
release begins with the country/rock swing of "Vacant Beauty" as his
voice just soars. The strong rhythm of "The Breakdown" gives Mark's
music that harder rock edge, while the wonderful songwriting of "Fall
Behind" shows the complete talents of Mark Daniel. To find out more
about Mark and his new release "Repair To New," please visit his
Facebook page at facebook.com/mdanielmusic.
From Los Angles comes the self-titled, debut album from rock and soul
band Sugar Fly. It features amazing soulful vocals from Tia Simone,
backed by a strong hard rock groove that works so well with each other. Their
new five-song EP begins with the thunderous delivery of "Heartbreak
City" as your pulse quickens with each verse. The lead single from the
album is the grunge-like guitar driven hook of "Blind" as Tia vocals
steal the show. The album continues with the bluesy feel of "Speak To
Me," before closing with the rip-roaring rocker "Dig." To find out more
about Sugar Fly, please visit sugarflyband.com.
From Chicago comes the third EP from funk/rock band Freaks For Geeks
titled "TIN." It features four songs that combines elements of rock,
funk and rap to give their songs a wider audience. Beginning with
"Sleep, M.D." the music has a Red Hot Chili Peppers vibe, but with a
hip-hop style delivery to the lyrics. Freaks For Geeks hone their sound
with the lighter, ska/funk feel of "What Might Get Out," then bring in a
311 influence to "Settle The Score," before closing with the spinning
rhymes of "Jakfox." To find out more about Freaks For Geeks and their
latest release "TIN," please visit freaksforgeeks.com.
The songwriting duo of Paul Chastain (Velvet Crush) and John L.
Richardson (Gin Blossoms) recently released their debut album as The
Small Square. It features some guests from such bands as Badfinger, Ryan
Adams and Matthew Sweet to name a few. The new eleven-song release is
folk/rock gold, beginning with the acoustic strumming of "So Low" as
their warming vocals and laid back vibe puts your nerves at ease. They
pick the tempo up, but only slightly for the more rock oriented "Dream
Faker (Open Your Heart)," but find the perfect balance with the smooth
harmonizing of "Enough To Know." The Small Square have a hit single with
"Otherwhile," which has a great classic sound that is highly addictive.
The album closes with the quick-paced, up-beat rocker "Wild Chump" and
the experimental, country-rock vibe of "The Trip." To find out more
about The Small Square and their self-titled debut release, please visit