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New York Artist XI.ME.NA Summons Electronic Pop and Avant-Garde Opera Muses on Enchanting “Before You” EP

We’re very pleased to introduce award-winning artist XI.ME.NA, who uses her multi-disciplinary background, personal life experience and out-of-this-world vocal capacity to create a truly original sound, demonstrated on new EP release “Before You”. Art pop singer XI.ME.NA from New York/Venezuela uses her voice to create neoclassical, vocally-driven, ambient, electronica music. Produced by Joe Rogers, these are...

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Portland Doom Metal Group Alltar Release Dark, Destructive “Hallowed” EP

Portland doom metal newcomers Alltar plod along ever so slowly, methodically, building atmosphere and intention with every note. There is a real majesty in that. The whole band are in complete sync, uniting on heady, hypnotic riffs and pummeling rhythms while vocalist extraordinaire Juan Carlos Caceres shifts with ease between crooning and wailing like a...

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The Cool Moonmist Mountain Band - Fire Sign EP

Who is Seattle’s The Cool Moonmist Mountain Band?

The new EP from Seattle’s psychedelic trip-hop, electronica/dance artist known as ‘The Cool Moonmist Mountain Band’ is entitled “Fire Sign”. The Cool Moonmist Mountain Band is the brainchild of Jared Sand who wrote, recorded and produced this trippy collection of songs that are heavily layered with synths and beats, creating a psychedelic soundscape that could...

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Rock/Americana Singer Songwriter Kevin West Releases 6-Track “Story Of My Life” EP

Rock/Americana singer-songwriter Kevin West has released his latest collection of tracks, the 6-song EP “Story Of My Life“. West’s music is characterized by an unpretentious, heart-on-the-sleeve quality in it’s lyrics and performance and a Statesman’s charisma on the mic. This marks his 5th studio album since 2001. From the artist: My songs are about my real...

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Paul Maged Releases New Politically Fiery Alternative Rock EP “Fight To The Death”

“The ultimate win is still the war within that goes on and on and on…” Paul Maged is back and ready for a fight as he releases his long awaited EP “Fight To The Death” (FTTD). FTTD is the third and final album in Maged’s EP trilogy, following “Light Years Away” and “The Glass River”....

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Jane in Space - Electro-Industrial Duo from Brooklyn

Brooklyn Electro Rockers Jane in Space and Director Permian Strata Bring The Tension With “Through The Vines” Music Video

Back with the final music video release in support of their “Gorerunner” EP, Brooklyn’s electro-industrial group Jane in Space are back and in menacing form with “Through the Vines”. As a duo, Jane in Space are forceful and pummeling yet lean, calculated and cool. Cold, even. Out now via Aion Records. The “Through the Vines” video is...

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LA rockers Secondborn hit the heights with ambitious new EP

American rock has been in a state of flux for a while, but with the likes of Rise Against, Thrice and Saosin come with it a banner and mark of excellence, could LA band Secondborn be the next big American band? With group members made up of experienced musicians, the newly-formed collective have just put...

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Top 7 Songs of 2015 So Far

As a three months for music, 2015 has contributed lots to the zeitgeist; between Kanye ‘jokingly’ attempting to take Beck’s Grammy from him, to Kanye’s Brit Awards performance being heavily censored and Kanye’s…you get the picture. While the infamous rapper might just feature on this mini-countdown (I’ll keep you in suspense for just a little...

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Skrillex; YAY or NAY?

It feels like the artist known as Skrillex, a.k.a Sonny Moore, has been around for AGES. The oft-hated, maligned dubstep pioneer has been on the scene for a good four years or so, without a solid, traditional LP release to boot. Instead the American put out lots and lots of EPs to the world, that...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Finish Your Damn Album

Sorry for my bluntness. This is a quick point about the importance of finishing/releasing your album or EP. I often receive submissions from artists seeking promotion to music media. I’m always excited to take a close listen to new music, and sites like Soundcloud are an excellent way to preview an artist. They provide a...

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Puscifer “Donkey Punch The Night” CD Review

Puscifer (Maynard James Keenan, Jeff Friedl, Matt McJunkins, Mat Mitchell, Carina Round and Josh Eustis) are back with a new EP entitled “Donkey Punch The Night”, and while it’s always a good thing to have new material from Mr. Maynard James Keenan, it’s important to note that this release shouldn’t be considered as a proper album, or...

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The Incredible Kicks will appeal to Queen fans with “Fairytales”

The Incredible Kicks are a hyper-powered prog pop explosion of techy riffage, addictive hooks and surprising vocal gymnastics guaranteed to impress fans of Queen, Coheed and Cambria, Protest the Hero and Rush, while still satisfying fans of hair metal and pop punk with their bright, goofy collective persona and playful aspects. It’s a rare feat...

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