Just Like Before, Only Totally Different
With all apologies to John Kennedy Toole, I wanted to introduce you to a new idea here at Rarasfarm. We are a rock music blog who have been toiling around the rock music scene for years. As it turns out, no one really cares about my long-winded reviews from the past, so we will be shaking things up a bit.
Continue reading Meet Our Union of Dunces
Alter Bridge Singer Releases Sweet Solo Effort
For the past decade, Myles Kennedy has displayed the best voice in rock ‘n roll. On his new single “Year of the Tiger” we see Kennedy breaking off into a jangly, acoustic vein. The song demands attention the same way Chris Cornell’s “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart Did.” That track went on to be our Song of the Year…
Continue reading SOTD: Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger
SOTD: Alison Moyet – “Reassuring Pinches”
Alison Moyet is the iconic voice we grew to love as part of the sweet 80’s synth-rock duo Yaz (or Yazoo if you hail from the UK). Along with Vince Clark, Moyet delivered a handful of early alt-rock hits during their brief two album career together early in the 80’s. This week, we were gifted with some new music from the legendary singer.
Continue reading Hello 80’s – Alison Moyet
Album Review: The Cranberries’ Something Else
Something Else, the latest release from The Cranberries, is a sweet homage to their older songs as well as a bright introduction to something new.
Continue reading Something Else – The Cranberries
Can We Hang On? – New Single from Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids have released a new single from the album L.A. Divine out today, 3/7/17. If you have been anticipating their fresh offerings, it is good to know the wait is over. The single “Can We Hang On?” comes to us with promises of more honest, soul driven fare. The song asks the timeless questions in any long term relationship. Where did our passion and obsession go? Can we survive what is happening? Moreover, what in the hell happens tomorrow?
Continue reading New Cold War Kids
Amaranthe – Boomerang Our Rock Song of the Day
In honor of their new album and tour, Amaranthe have released a new video for their track “Boomerang.” They have just kicked off their North American headline tour in support of their latest album Maximalism with Rarasfarm favorites Citizen Zero opening up for them.
Continue reading SOTD: Amaranthe – Boomerang
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.
Continue reading The Yugos – Ingenue
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?
Continue reading Gutxi Bibang – Read On if you love Rock