“Desire” – Tantal
Check out this slick live cover of Meg Myers “Desire” from Moscow’s Tantal. It’s always nice when a band covers a track from an entirely different genre and gives the song a new life. Tantal has just done that with this killer version of “Desire.”
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Switchfoot and Lifehouse Release “Shine Like Gold” Fro Hurricane Harvey Relief
Switchfoot and Lifehouse are in the midst of a North American tour together and wanted to do something special to give back to victims of Hurricane Harvey. The result of their creative efforts is a compelling new song, “Shine Like Gold.” The bands are donating all proceeds…
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Cream – NSU
49 years ago today, Fresh Cream was released in the UK. Fueled by Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton, they were the first real rock super group. Most fans remember “I Feel Free” as the first track on the album, but it wasn’t even included on the UK release, but “NSU” sure was.
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FAERS – Last of Our Kind
We exist at Rarasfarm because we love rock ‘n roll. You wouldn’t realize it from listening to commercial radio, but we know there’s a lot of great rock ‘n roll still being created by true rock souls. Today’s track from London’s FAERS is more proof that the rock ‘n roll spirit still has a pulse.
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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Davy’s On the Road Again
Every music fan is familiar with their Bruce Springsteen re-imaginings, particularly the wonderfully recreated “Blinded by the Light.” Then there are the classic rock hits like “Mighty Quinn” and Manfred Mann’s “Doo Wah Diddy.” They also had a slick 80’s radio hit with “Runner,” but, my favorite Manfred Mann’s Earth Band song was this live cut.
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SOTD: The Vex’s “Education Kills”
London’s The Vex have released a poignant and full bore punk anthem in honor of Malala Yousafzai, a remarkable woman who risked her life for a worthwhile cause.
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Break A Leg Kid – World War Me
Let’s kick off this week with a frenetic new track from Chicago’s World War Me. Paced by breakneck guitar riffs and full bore rhythms, this one is more punk than pop. The catchy music is juxtaposed by poignant, angst-filled lyrics. Bottom line: It’s a damn good debut from a band dripping with promise.
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Hayden Calnin’s Dark New Offering
The haunting, sultry music of Hayden Calnin’s newest release, “Collision” is used to simply draw the listener into the poetry of the lyrics.
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