I’m afraid Don McLean was was wrong about the day the music died. Last week it was alive and well at the 17th annual NON-COMMvention at the World Café in Philadelphia.
The Commuters: Before I Was Born
New York City continues to be a hotbed for compelling new rock music. For today’s Song of the Day, we offer you the title track from The Commuters new EP Before I Was Born. The stylistic track drips with passion and feeling and features fantastic vocals from Zeeshan Zaidi.
Harlem – New Indie Rock from Bear Fight
Well done. Bear Fight wins this round with their new single.
“Harlem” has everything needed to provoke the listener to listen to it over and over. At first, the lyrics seem to suggest an unrequited love situation. But this is not the case. It is more about the hardships a band can experience just trying to get heard and understood, the hardships of a city.
Ingenue assaults your headphones as a long rush of fuzz and distortion but gradually transforms into a slick indie rock offering. The song is a meandering track that demands attention and delivers a creative vibe much different than anything else on the markets these days. At times, I felt like I had my ass parked on a huge bass speaker in the corner of the dance floor at The Revival in Philadelphia listening to a killer new wave dance party.
Song of the Day: Freedom Fly – Awake
Upon first hearing this new song from Freedom Fry, I was immediately reminded of Of Monsters and Men. The upbeat and clever combination of whistles, guitars, and male/female vocal play had me singing the chorus at various times during the day.
Song of the Day: Four Star Riot – Beautiful Soul
It’s always exciting to stumble across excellent new rock and learn that the artist is from right here in the Sunshine State. Clearwater’s Four Star Riot released their sumptuous new single”Beautiful Soul” this past weekend and it’s a treat for our ears. The song is old school rock featuring soaring vocals, sharp hooks and effortless guitar riffs.
The Rival Sands Album Review
Powerful and moving, indie rock band The Rival, bring their A-game to listeners on their new EP Sands. The EP is the Nashville duo’s second in a planned three release set, and it is a collection definitely worthy of more attention.
We love our RARAs Farm readers, and we love introducing them to new rock music. Today, we take a peek at a handful of songs that caught our attention from the piles of emails stacked up on our desks. As usual, you’ll recognize some bands and discover a few new ones as well. We present to you our alternative rock songs of the week.