While The Daredevil Christopher Wright’s debut album, In Deference to a Broken Back, doesn’t dramatize the agonies given them, they do face the weighty issues of cancer, death, and loss with a realistic and offbeat tone. Their joyful music is layered with the profundity of small moments that flavor life. The boys in the band gave us some lovely indie recommendations. Read more
Hey ya’ll. It’s Dennis Scanland bringing you another week of earthy roots morsels to pick at. Don’t miss another podcast, follow us on Twitter @musicemissions (no spaces).
- John Wayne – Nathan Xander (The Fear)
- Flirted With You All My Life – Vic Chesnutt (At The Cut)
- Broken Dreams – Greg MacPherson (Mr. Invitation)
- Dark – Seasick Steve (Man From Another Time)
- T For Texas – Dwight Yoakam (The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute)
- Foxglove – Murder By Death (Good Morning, Magpie)
- Black Smoke – Tindersticks (Falling Down A Mountain)
The Liars are making quite a splash with their new album, Sisterworld. Here is the very cool video for the track called Scissor. A little creepy but great visual for the song.
What do you call Fun.? Well, the band to start with. These guys pack a good time into a short time. Good pop/rock/punk Fun. We caught up with Andrew from the band to see what sort of Indie bands they’ve been into lately. Read more
Hello faithful listeners, It’s Dennis Scanland bringing you another edition of the New Music podcast from Music Emissions. Punk it up this week.
- My Friend The Guru – Victor! Fix The Sun (Person Place Or Thing)
- The Thespian – Alesana (The Emptiness)
- 1970 (I Feel Alright) – The Stooges (Fun House)
- Sick Little Games – All Time Low (Nothing Personal)
- Tell Me I’m A Wreck – Every Avenue (Picture Perfect)
I ran across the video for “Rat Trap” from Boomtown Rats when browsing Youtube the other day. I had no idea they did a video for this song. It’s a good track too. If you only know “Don’t Like Mondays” then you owe yourself to check out the rest of the Boomtown Rats catalog.
All public consumption of their three epic cover albums aside, The Easy Star All-Stars have something to prove. Not to anyone listening as much as to themselves as artists. Either way, terrific human spirits were up there glorifying sound. Having conquered and re-mapped three of the most legendary artists/albums in the history of music, one would think it’s all downhill from here. Not even close…
As Ras I-Ray (bass/vocals) just eluded to, The Easy Star All-Stars are merely getting started. Just for a second, let’s swipe away all the important studio track record of artistry and get down to the nitty gritty. The live show…
On a muddied Auditorium Shores coast of Austin, TX, the experience of these finely tuned professionals was present on stage. Even the intermittent raindrops added to the effect of their fully-banded sound as it echoed in front of the lowly clouded Downtown skyline. Concert-goers swayed from one direction to another, somehow finding harmony with muck at their feet. All about the vibe and rhythm, many artists displayed their talents that day (Mystic Roots, Grimy Styles), and even later on that weekend (Subrosa Union, Spiritual, Los Skarnales), but its The Easy Star All-Stars that have the capability of becoming the face of mass consumption for such a stereo-typed genre, Reggae. The question remains, can they materialize an original sound that will break from the chains of cover stardom? One reviewer has no doubt.
The Easy Star All-Stars hit the studio this summer to record a full album of original material, to keep up with the Easy Star All-Stars and other terrific Easy Star artists like John Brown’s Body visit their website
The Art of Shooting are a new female fronted rock band by way of Brooklyn. They’ve got their debut album, Traveling Show, ready for release and it seems like it’s going to be a good album (“dreamy shoegaze with crunchy, melodic and bursting with vocal harmonies”). We like to know what music inspires a band. Here are 5 music recommendations from The Art Of Shooting as they get prepared for the release of their debut album. Read more
Hey ya’ll. It’s Dennis Scanland bringing you another week of tasty pop/rock morsels for you to devour. Yes, this is my favorite indie genre that’s why this episode is a little longer than others.
- Seasons – Medications (Completely Removed)
- Canada – Communipaw (Communipaw)
- We Will Make A Song Destroy – Rogue Wave (Permalight)
- The Video Dept. – The Radio Dept. (Clinging to a scheme)
- Rave & Drool – The Killjoys (Gimme Five)
- Take it Easy – Surfer Blood (Astro Coast)
- Who Fingered Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cornershop (Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast)
OK, this week I’m bringing you a video that’s more about the actual video than the music contained within. Philip Bloom is a photographer/filmmaker/Director and he completed a project of filming/shooting via stop motion the days and night of Dubai. It is captivating. The music is from a girl that goes by Tryad. The song is “I See” and it’s very fitting to the visuals you are about to experience. Enjoy…