Tag Archives: Garage Rock

Godfathers – You Don’t Love Me

Godfathers – You Don’t Love Me – The Un-Valentines SOTD

Happy Valentine’s Day you hopeless romantics out there. In honor of this lovely holiday, it seemed appropriate to celebrate with a song about love. Oh, this is not a love song, but rather an opportunity for the heartbroken to lick their wounds and make room for their next romantic foil.

Continue reading Godfathers – You Don’t Love Me

Coathangers – Make It Right

Song of the Day: Coathangers – Make It Right

Coathangers - Make It RightThis Atlanta trio puts an invigorating hard-edged spin on “chick rock.” They’ve been making music for a decade now, and their albums are a diverse eclectic mix of garage rock. On their latest single “Make It Right,” they dish out a frenetic punk-tinged tune that’s a blast to listen to loud. Check it out, and then see their acclaimed live show on tour this Winter, including six Florida stops in early February, highlighted by a show at Orlando’s cozy Will’s Pub on February 4th.

Continue reading Coathangers – Make It Right

New Music From Journalism

My true appreciation for rock music started as a late night DJ on an alternative rock college station. Until that time, I was your typical teenage fan of 80’s hair bands – that music was good stuff at the time, but the music I discovered dripping through my headphones each night was something special. The music that grabbed my attention back then wasn’t beautifully polished, but instead raw and passionate, and just a little bit dirty.
Continue reading New Music From Journalism

Hit Song From Babaganouj

Excellent New Rock From Brisbane

I’ve got a whole slew of intriguing new rock in my InBox, and figured I needed to start sharing some of this ear candy with all of you. For our first taste, let’s go back to the well with another talented young Australian band, Babaganouj, and check out their new single, appropriately and let us know if you think it’s appropriately titled – “Hit Song.”

Continue reading Hit Song From Babaganouj

The Harlots – On Their Way


 
harlots
 

The Harlots “On My Way” Single Review

The more music I hear from Australia, the more convinced I am that the country is quickly becoming the hottest incubator for fresh rock ‘n roll.

Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage.

 
The latest band to catch my attention is Harlot, a talented six-piece from Melbourne, Australia.  They’re a group of twenty-somethings who are about to deliver their fantastic new single “On My Way” on June 26th.

The infectious rocker is in invigorating call to action. It’s a rare rock song that is both raw and exquisitely polished at the same time.  The single is a guitar-driven effort laced with sharp hooks, which are masterfully paired with catchy vocals from Tom Pitts (the nephew of Nick Cave of Bad Seeds fame).

Pitts’ vocals are vibrant and quite diverse and the song is a great landscape for his talents, but the lush musical bed is even more captivating. Hard-driving drums provide the perfect backdrop for a song that is drenched with excellent guitar work throughout.  It’s an catchy and generous 4:23 gem that wonderfully builds to a soaring close.  Check it out and let me know your thoughts.
 

 
Rock On!
Cretin

Okay, well if you made it this far in the article, you are obviously a rock music fanatic like the Rock And Roll Animals at RARAsFarm. Do us a big favor and like our Facebook page for future updates, rock news and photos. Thanks and please spread the word to other intelligent, creative, beautiful music fans like you 🙂

 

Radkey Releases Scorching New Single


 

Photo Credit: Andy Hughes
Photo Credit: Andy Hughes

Meet The Next Royal Blood / Black Keys

These three brothers, 20 year-old Isaiah Radke (bass), 17 year-old Solomon Radke (drums), and 21 year-old Dee Radke (vocals/guitar) from Missouri are about to change the rock ‘n roll landscape. They deliver fresh, pure rock music with an absolutely distinctive and powerful sound.

Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage.

 
A few months ago, I was headed out to see Rise Against, and got there early enough to catch the evening’s opening band, and they blew me away. “Radkey are three young brothers from St. Joseph, who defy categorization. They absolutely embody everything that is great about rock ‘n roll. They are different for sure, and in rock music, different is so damn rare these days, and in this case, oh so welcome.” Read the full show review HERE.

Today, they take the next step in their rock ‘n roll odyssey with the release of the title track from their forthcoming debut full-length Dark Black Make-Up.

The brothers Radke are not your typical rock band, they’re from Missouri, they’re home schooled, they’re brothers, they’re young (all under 21) and they’re African-American, but the most critical trait is that they are passionate about their craft and true to themselves, as we see on “Dark Black Make-Up.”

On the single (available here: Dark Black Makeup – Radkey) we witness them beginning to mature as artists on a gritty rocker with socially conscious lyrics. It’s a hard-driving rocker built around Dee’s deep voice. It’s a hard-driving aggressive track with ample touches of punk and garage rock. “That song is about how much of your teenage years can just be such a waste,” says Isaiah, “If you spend all of your time not caring about anything just because you think you’re not supposed to then you’re probably leading such a boring life… Do something. It’s annoying that you can’t necessarily change the fucking world at that age, but you can make your own situation better. Stop wasting time;” incredibly mature for a trio of their age.

Check out “Dark Black Makeup” here:

The album produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys) will hit the streets on August 21st, and will feature 13 tracks including a few reimaged tracks that may be familiar. “We wanted to show people that you can still make a proper rock record,” explains Isaiah, “Something that is both super catchy and super heavy. We want people to hear it and think Fuck Yeah! Mostly we just try and only write songs that we love—that we love the shit out of—and that way it never gets boring and it never feels like a drag to play them live. It seems like a simple thing, but we really just want to make the music that we want to hear.”

Dark Black Makeup Tracklisting

1. Dark Black Makeup
2. Romance Dawn
3. Love Spills
4. Parade It
5. Best Friends
6. Le Song
7. Hunger Pain
8. Feed My Brain
9. Sank
10. Song of Solomon
11. Evil Doer
12. Glore
13. Feel

Pre-order the album below:

Also, check out our preview of 12 Can’t Miss rock bands this summer for soe more thoughts on this fantastic new band, as well as a bunch of other artists you need on your Summer 2015 radar: 2015 Rock Concerts

Rock On!
Cretin

Okay, well if you made it this far in the article, you are obviously a rock music fanatic like the Rock And Roll Animals at RARAsFarm. Do us a big favor and like our Facebook page for future updates, rock news and photos. Thanks and please spread the word to other intelligent, creative, beautiful music fans like you 🙂

 

Faults – Alexander Single Review

The Faults Single Review – Alexander

It seems like I’ve been hearing lots of excellent new rock out of Australia these days. For that reason, I was intrigued when I saw this new offering pop-up in my InBox and noticed the comparisons to Tame Impala and The Strokes.

Make sure you Like our Facebook at the top of our site for more rock music coverage.

Comparing The Faults to the aforementioned bands is pretty damn appropriate; they have the cool swagger of Tame Impala and the gritty, edgy rock that is embodied in The Strokes. If their first single is any indication of what’s in store, it’s only a matter of time before this talented Sydney duo finds their way onto American alternative rock radio.

Oli is the guitarist/vocalist and he’s got a unique twist with his music.  His guitar riffs are catchy, and the vocals gritty and edgy, and he throws out a nice falsetto for good measure.  Not sure how to best describe his voice but it’s likeable as hell, and it has a great rock ‘n roll balance to it.  Coupled with the cool, creative drums from Tom, these guys just drip with garage rock coolness and it makes sense, as the band was founded in a Sydney garage.

It’s fresh music that’s better than must gracing the rock radio airwaves today.  Give it a listen and let me know your thoughts.  If you like what you hear, grab it on iTunes: Alexander – The Faults

Rock On!
Mike

Okay, well if you made it this far in the article, you are obviously a rock music fanatic like the Rock And Roll Animals at RARAsFarm. Do us a big favor and like our Facebook page for future updates, rock news and photos. Thanks and please spread the word to other intelligent, creative, beautiful music fans like you 🙂

faults
The Faults – from Sydney, Australia

Gaslight Anthem’s Handwritten Album Review

New Jersey rockers, The Gaslight Anthem are back with their fourth studio album, Handwritten.  The quartet out of New Brunswick have continuously evolved their sound, and continue to grow musically on this, their fourth album.

They’re often compared to that famous Garden State rocker from Asbury Park, and lead singer Brian Fallon admits the influence that Springsteen has had on his career.  But, these guys are not Springsteen clones, not by any far stretch of your imagination. Their sound reminds me much more of Paul Westerberg and The Replacements, or possibly a less punkified version of Against Me! They’ve got an edgy garage rock sound with catchy lyrics and memorable riffs.  It’s straight forward American rock and roll.

The first single off of the album, “45,” has enjoyed tremendous success on Alt-Rock radio. It’s the first cut off of Handwritten, and a great way to kick off the album, as Fallon sings about a long relationship that has run its course: “Turn the record over… I’ll see you on the flip side… Let her go, let somebody else lay at her feet.”  

The remainder of the album is filled with decent songs, but it’s not that special album we’ve come to expect from the band. Handwritten is the band’s first album on Mercury Records, after an amicable split with the typically less polished sound on Side One Dummy Records.  The result is an album with more personal lyrics, but one that is also missing some of the sharp edges we’re used to from Gaslight Anthem; in effect, we see a trade-off of musical passion for lyrical passion.

Make no mistake, it;s still a good album, and better than most of the stuff on the market, but it’s a step back from the previous efforts on The ’59 Sound and American Slang.  There is some good diversity here from the soulful classic rock sound of “Too Much Blood” and “Haul” and the powerful pop sound of “Desire” to the haunting closer “American Anthem” which highlights a tender side to Fallon’s voice, and is my favorite track on the album.

Check it out below and sample each of the songs, there’s definitely something for every rock fan from the new sound of New Jersey.

Rock On!
Cretin

GTR Store