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Alternative Rock Playlists

raras radioYou’ve read it here countless times. Today’s rock radio in the good old USA is kind of weak… ok, it totally sucks. There are some decent stations out there, but even those few listenable stations are rehashing the same hits from the past five decades.  So, being the caring folks that we are, we have an alternative for you…

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Terence Jack Rises Up

My InBox was recently gifted with a fantastic new song from Indie rocker Terence Jack. I know it’s only the Spring, but “Eastern Rise” is quite possibly the song of the year thus far in 2016.

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Bodacious Rock from Purple

This trio from Texas exploded onto our new music radar last year with their fantastic debut effort 409. This week, they release another compelling offering, Bodacious, a collection of twelve intriguing rock tracks.

Bodacious, out 4/1 on Play It Again Sam records
Bodacious, out 4/1 on Play It Again Sam records

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STaG Offers Provoking Rock

This distinctive Los Angeles pop rock outfit tantalized us a few weeks back with the release of their uber-creative single “Colorado Suicidal” giving us a nice sample of what to expect on their brand new LP Don’t Check Out.

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Fun New Rock From Rebel Light

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This talented hard-working SoCal trio is on the verge of big things, primarily due to the exploding popularity of their latest single “Strangers” which is just an absolutely delicious pop rock hit in the waiting.

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My Old Dutch Single Review

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My Old Dutch With Unique Spin on 50’s Rock

They’re a unique blend of rock music. A band boasting a creative retro modern feel, and an intriguing sound.

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My Old Dutch, an entertaining two-piece out of Melbourne have released a captivating new track with a clear 50’s vibe. It’s their first single and I guarantee you’ll be itching for more. They are a bit Stray Cats, a bit Social D and they dole out a raucous serving of rock ‘n roll. On “Howlin’ Marilyn” we sample them doling out a sentimental rockabilly beat with a healthy serving of fuzz and distortion.

A 2:49 excursion through the past and future of rock, and a hell of a lot of explosive guitar and drums. The vocals are pure 50’s, while the fuzzy guitar and hard-driving drums are more reminiscent of modern day Black Keys. It’s a fun, invigorating track from two talented guys that leaves me curious to see what’s in store next.

The low tech video is a fun journey, as well, as our protagonist deals with “Howlin’ Marilyn, his monstrous girlfriend. Check out the song and video below and let me know your thoughts.

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New Music Selections

We get a slew of submissions each day here at RARA’s Farm headquarters.  While our Rock And Roll Animals graze around the farm, this is some excellent new stuff we found worthy of gracing our speakers, and all groups that are generally not yet getting well-deserved local radio play.  It’s a diverse, eclectic mix, but there’s some excellent stuff on the playlist.

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God of Small Things – The Burning Of Rome –  Such a unique sound, both comfortable throwback and cutting-edge creativity… simultaneously. Their publicist introduced them to me thusly: “they’re like a warped version of Abba who like Gogol Bordello and are influenced by The Flaming Lips.” That’s pretty damn intriguing and it’s fitting as hell. Grab the single, and see for yourself.

Parachute – The Vinyl Kicks – Florida-based Indie rock that is definitely worth a listen. This quintet from Tallahassee keeps creating creative, distinctive Alt-Rock.  They’re destined to become a household name, so jump on the bandwagon now, while there’s still room.  Joey Farese reviewed their last album here : Ambitions Don’t Age Well

Like I Need You – Kan Wakan – Not really sure how to classify this music, but it has a bluesy alternative feel to it, and it quickly draws the listener in. It’s a slick, dark journey with an edge, something you could easily hear on a Twin Peaks soundtrack. I could listen to the gritty vocals of Kristianne Bautista all day long. (This is one with a killer video)

No Good – Knuckle Puck – This one is easy to classify: Energetic pop-punk. The powerful punk offering is hard-driving with a good mix of melodic and dirty vocals. They look like they’d be a blast live, and are coming to Central Florida with Senses Fail in a few months: o9/24 at Underbelly in Jacksonville and 9/25 at The Social in Orlando, FL

Bored With You – Jacob Thomas Jr. – Singer-songwriter with a warm folksy feel. It’s just Thoas and his acoustic guitar, and it feels like he’s playing for you in a cozy neighborhood bar, and I just love Thomas’s voice. This one might not be rock, but  it’s an excellent track, with interesting lyrics from a performer with a distinctive voice.

Wasting Time – Matthew Szlachetka – Another talented singer-songwriter.  This track reminds me a lot of The Thorns, which is a good thing.  Just like that semi-superstar line-up, this is good old American acoustic rock.

Sister City, Brother Bone – Jesus On The Mainline – Rock ‘n roll with soul, and from a fifteen piece band. It’s a fun romp that crosses many musical genres. Blues, rock, soul and funk…

One More Night – Go Wolf – It’s a slick pop-rock tune from Northern Ireland. It’s a more melodic smoother Bastille.  Definitely worth a listen if you are a fan of the current UK Alt-Rock scene.

There you go; eight new tracks you probably never heard of, but ones that should be pouring through your speakers. What do you think?

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