From Southern California comes the debut album titled "Southland Hum" from LP3 & The Tragedy. The new twelve track release carries a southern, Tex-Mex sound featuring help from Louie Perez (Los Lobos), David J. Carpenter (John Doe Band) and Richard Stekol (Garage Rock artist). Beginning with the title song, "Southland Hum," which carries a spaghetti-western type shuffle rhythm, you instantly hear the chemistry between singers Louis Perez III and Ruby Rosas (both children of Los Lobos members Louie Perez and Cesar Rosas, respectively). The bluesy-country swing of "1979" tells a storied tale, while the more upbeat, country vibe of "Truth Untold" showcases the maturity in the band's songwriting. LP3 & The Tragedy explode with the punk-like energy of "City Of Dreams" and the raw, honky-tonk delivery of "Cold Hearted World," before closing the album with guitar-boogie-shuffle of "Dusty Trail." To find out more about LP3 & The Tragedy and their latest release "Southland Hum," please visit lp3andthetragedy.com.
From Canada comes the the full-length debut album titled "Breathe A
Storm" from the alternative folk/rock band, Places Erupt. The new
eight-song release begins with the acoustic, roots based "Anonymous" as
the stark backdrop sets the tone for the rest of the album. Places Erupt
develop a more mainstream sound with the pop balladry of "Mayday" and
expand their sound with the neo-folk appeal of "Augustus." They pick up
the tempo with the quick, punk-like acoustic strumming of "Vincent,"
before closing with the dark story of the "Storm." To find out more
about Places Erupt and their latest release "Breathe A Storm," please
Canadian rock trio, Elephant Stone will be releasing their latest album
"Ship Of Fools" digitally on September 16 and physically in
early-November. The new eleven-song release begins with the album's
latest single "Manipulator." The song contains streaking guitars and a
synth-heavy pulsating rhythm that becomes very addictive. The electronic
pop/rock of "Where I'm Going" and "See The Light In The Ship" are
up-tempo, well-crafted gems that you can't help get lost in the energy.
They deliver an eighties-inspired sound in "Love Is Like A Spinning
Wheel," before the atmospheric, alternative rock of "Andromeda." The
album finishes with the dance beats of "The Devil's Shelter" featuring
Alex Maas (The Black Angels) and experimental dance/rock piece "Au
Gallis." To find out more about Elephant Stone and their latest release
"Ship Of Fools," please visit elephantstone.ca.