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Patrick Ames Evolves Lyrically Potent Blues, Funk, Soul and Folk Sound on “The Virtualistics”

Patrick Ames Evolves Lyrically Potent Blues, Funk, Soul and Folk Sound on “The Virtualistics” Composer and writer Patrick Ames continues to evolve his lyrically potent signature cocktail of junkyard blues on the new LP, “The Virtualistics.” due for release June 16th. The album contains 8 songs written during the pandemic by the Napa Valley-based artist, each one hopeful and...

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KID LAB RAT Embodies the Underground Spirit on Visceral New Alternative Hip Hop Album “More Sad Songs”

KID LAB RAT Embodies the Underground Spirit on Visceral New Album “More Sad Songs” Melbourne-based Alternative Hip Hop Artist KID LAB RAT truly embodies the underground spirit, lacing traditional hip hop and alternative rock with dark, revealing lyrics and oddball melodies. His new album “More Sad Songs” shows off KLR’s ability to effortlessly switch from a gentle alternative instrumental...

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NYC-based Musician Vast Caldera Embraces Love of Classic Rock and Modern Electronic Music on New EP

NYC-based Musician Vast Caldera Embraces Love of Classic Rock and Modern Electronic Music on New EP Dense psychedelia, modern electronica and proggy Crimson-vibes unite in solo NYC-based musician Vast Caldera‘s debut self-produced instrumental EP “Vast Caldera 1”. Vast Caldera serves as a vessel of expression for musician Justin Weiss, who embraced his twin loves of...

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Langley-based The Cole Patenaude Band deliver Big Blues, Folk, Country, Pop and Rock on New “Are You Happy Now?” Album

Langley-based The Cole Patenaude Band deliver Big Blues, Folk, Country, Pop and Rock on New “Are You Happy Now?” Album Langley-based band The Cole Patenaude Band deliver bold, electric, revelatory blues alongside soulful folk, country, pop and rock sounds on latest full-length album “Are You Happy Now?”, due for release July 24, 2020. TCPB’s signature sound is all authenticity and...

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Russian American Hard Rock Band RSC Deliver Old School Thrills with “Shadow Lady”

Russian American Hard Rock Band RSC Deliver Old School Thrills with “Shadow Lady” Unapologetic-ally old school Rock/Metal band RSC have released a string of recent singles, all providing a taste of the band’s upcoming album. The latest single release is the hard-hitting“Shadow Lady”, following up “Confession”, “Bad Story”, “Moving On” and “Fire in Her”. This band is a melting...

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Essential New Music: Listen to Ivan Beecroft Give No F’s, Make No Apologies on Retro Grunge Album “The Cynical Express”

Essential New Music: Listen to Ivan Beecroft Give No F’s, Make No Apologies on Retro Grunge Album “The Cynical Express” Introducing Melbourne-based rock devotee and straight-laced storyteller Ivan Beecroft and his new electrified full-length album “The Cynical Express”, due for release June 18, 2020 independently. “The Cynical Express” provides a musical reset: it reeks of...

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Essential New Music: Rock Mystic Andrew Reed Spends A Year In Isolation, Releases Ecstatic New Album “As A Bird of the Air…”

Essential New Music: Rock Mystic Andrew Reed Spends A Year In Isolation, Releases Ecstatic New Album “As A Bird of the Air…” Introducing rock mystic singer songwriter Andrew Reed and his ecstatic new full-length album “As a Bird of the Air…” Can I live as a bird of the air or lily of the field?  Can I...

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Coronavirus: The Best New Songs and Albums For Self-Isolation

As COVID19 has streamlined a powerful assault on just about every Earthen industry, we are forced to stay at home and pause aspects of our lives, and the mounting stresses are real. Constants are more important than ever right now. Art is a constant. Music is a constant. These can be created in isolation and their rich emotions can be experienced in isolation. Music being released during these hazy, unseemly times is without a doubt defiant. 

Luxembourg-based Female-Fronted Grunge Rock Group Ptolemea Bring Sabbath and Alice in Chains Heaviness on New ‘Maze’ EP

Luxembourg-based Female-Fronted Grunge Rock Group Ptolemea Bring Sabbath and Alice in Chains Heaviness on New ‘Maze’ EP Ptolemea’s 5-track EP is due for release March 13 via FinestNoiseReleases (FNR). We’re very pleased to introduce Luxembourg-based female-fronted alternative/grunge rock group Ptolemea and their new EP Maze, due for release 03/13/2020. Ptolemea’s music is informed by both...

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Toronto alternative rock artist Delyn Grey still from BATTLE music video shoot

Toronto Alternative Rock Songstress Delyn Grey Sends Powerful Mental Health Message with BATTLE Music Video

Despite the fact that more than 300 million people around the world suffer from depression, and over 450 million people will suffer from mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, there’s still huge amounts of stigma surrounding the topic. Thus, It’s definitely unusual for musical or lyrical subjects of choice. Don’t tell...

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Happy Freuds Bring Thoughtful Folk and Electric Fuzz Worship on Balanced “Echo of Sounds” Album

Javea, Spain-based quartet Happy Freuds do a wonderful job of balancing both sides of their musical personality. On one hand, they do more than dabble in the loud electric soundscapes, playing fuzzed out riffs that wouldn’t sound out of place on a late 70’s metal record. On the other hand, they maintain a fascination with...

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Lord Sonny the Unifier's "FINAL NOTICE!" album is featured on I.M.P's Best Rock playlist. Cover art by Soulfire Design.

The Best New Rock Music with Depth on Spotify

We’ve been busy curating playlists of the best bands, major and underground, into a cohesive music discovery experience. Check out our ‘The Best New Rock Music with Depth’ playlist on Spotify and find a new favorite band! 1 Sober – TOOL 2 School – Live At The Paramount/1991 – Nirvana 3 Dirty Shirt – Metz...

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