Milky Chance Ego Single Review
A unique singing voice and clever lyrics highlight”Ego,” a catchy new tune from Milky Chance. The song makes the listener think; and anything today that requires thought is refreshing. Is the singer talking about his ego or someone special in his life? It comes across as both in a sort of stream of consciousness battle within his thoughts. Of course in the end it doesn’t really matter how we interpret the meaning. The band has forced the act of interpretation and that is much more valuable.
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Floral and Fading – New Music from Pierce the Veil
Pierce the Veil recently debuted a music video for their new, and charming as hell, pop punk track, “Floral and Fading”. It’s a classic emo hit that might seem shockingly overproduced and synthy if you aren’t used to Fearless Records, but there is something to be said for that sticky sweet and nostalgic 3rd wave emo sound. Lighthearted delivery of suicidal lyrics, a music video that nods to “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, and the never forgotten “woah-oh” laced breakdown together are oddly classic at this point.
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Kolars is the newish lovechild of two former members of modern folk band He’s My Brother She’s My Sister. Rob and Lauren Kolar have crafted a distinctively creative sound that I’d categorize as Danceabilly. Imagine what would happen when Bleachers collide with Social Distortion – that’s the best way I can describe their sound.
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John Mellencamp – “Easy Target” Single Review
John Mellencamp has released a new song entitled “Easy Target.” Unfortunately,John seems to have missed the target anyway. I applaud his attempt at keeping the plight of African Americans living in the inner city on the forefront, but this sad, nay, depressing rendition of the dire straits faced by many young blacks is empty.
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Gutxi Bibang – System of a Gun
True story: I just had diversity training this week at the office, and it was very impactful to me. I honestly never thought of myself as biased against any group of people because of race, ethnicity, religion, etc., and then I saw an email with new music from Gutxi Bibang. What did I do?
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Anyone’s Guess So Long Video Premiere and Interview
Today is release day for “So Long” the brand new video from Orlando alt-rockers Anyone’s Guess. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we chatted with singer/bassist Sanja Jovanovic. Check out her thoughts, and then take a peek at the “So Long” premiere below.
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Streets of Laredo – Silly Bones
In his recent album review for Streets of Laredo’s Wild, Cretin offered his thoughts on their new single “Silly Bones.”
A blissful escape punctuated by pristine harmonies and sweet piano…
They just released their new video for the song and we decided it was the perfect choice to be our featured rock song of the week.
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New Rock Music
I’ve dug through my emails and discovered a nice cross-section of new rock music for your weekend listening pleasure. You’ll find a few hugely successful artists on the list as well as a few folks you’ve probably never heard. Give them all a try and discover something new as we continue our crusade to shine a light on the best new rock music each week.
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