Mae: "Suspension" Video
Anagram is a rock outfit from Spain.
The Loved Ones are a rock n roll outfit based loosely out of Philadelphia. Born in late 2003 singer/guitarist Dave Hause and his fellow cohorts DC based bassist Michael "Spider" Cotterman and drummer Mike Sneeringer are deeply steeped in their hometown lineage having initially offered up their talents as players in Kid Dynamite, The Curse, Trial By Fire, and for a time Paint It Black; where Hause handled axeman duties before leaving to front The Loved Ones. So while the three-piece is definitely a departure from the members past endeavors, the punk sensibilities, and organic approach to playing still remain paramount. Owing as much to Bruce Springsteen as say Dillinger Four, the end result mixes killer riffs and raspy vocals to explosive ends. Expect big things, as heartfelt hometown sing-alongs simply don't get any better than this.
This blistering live cut comes from the "Backbeat Punk Rock" DVD.
Instead of resting on the laurels of their previous acts [Joan Of Arc, Owls, Cap ‘n Jazz, etc.], Make Believe fearlessly forge ahead, connecting the dots between avant-indie acts like US Maple and Polvo with the emotion of say Minor Threat all the while sounding absolutely nothing like any of the above. In other words, Make Believe are just four really talented dudes in their 20s trying to reinvent punk rock the only way they know how. Love it or hate it, this is the new, urgent sound of "now" played with complete abandon. Take a listen and pick a side.TV On the Radio: "Mr President"
The Brooklyn indie-rock outfit put together some weird & wacky viral shorts for the upcoming release of their new album Return To Cookie Mountain.Number One Common: "Locust"
Number One Common create a fresh style of hard rock by throwing heavy grooves, alternative rock melodies, punk rock attitude, and metal guitar solos all into the same blender and then spit it out into your face with an intense live show that bleeds with hunger and passion.Interview with Hilly Kristal, owner of CBGB
At the August 31, 2005 CBGB Forever concert in New York City, Download Music caught up with a legendary figure in punk-rock history, the late Hilly Kristal, founder of CBGB.NobbyNormalSuperstar: "noLife(WannaBeMe?)"
Don`t Worship False Idols!!! Punk Rock video in a humorous style? Elements of Misfits musically but other than that i have no comparisons of my own. You tell me...Malajube: "Fille ? plumes"
With their second album Trompe-l'Oeil, Malajube, have created a unique pop/punk/rock sound that will make you scream for more, while it continues to break language barriers all over.The Moaners: "Heart Attack"
Yep Roc is proud to introduce The Moaners, a female rock duo that manages to capture the unapologetic sexuality of Polly Jean Harvey with the raw amplified blues of the Fat Possum crowd. Featuring former Trailer Bride front woman Melissa Swingle and transplanted Baltimore punk drummer Laura King, The Moaners unleash a batch of hard love songs on their debut, Dark Snack. From the opening yowl of feedback that precedes the albums pounding opener,"Heart Attack,"to the sense of longing on "Talk About It" ("I know you dont want to talk about it theres too much to say"), this album is an exuberant expression of freedom and sexual emancipation from a distinctly female perspective. Whereas Swingles previous band, Trailer Bride, conjured visions of dark, Flannery OConnor-esque tales, moss-covered trees and mournful secrets, The Moaners are a rock band that are as comfortable invoking the spirit of Chapel Hill-born folk blues legend Elizabeth Cotton as doing their own reworking of "House of the Rising Sun" with lyrics inspired by a local rural joint, the Paradise Club. Swingles Mississippi-bred drawl wraps around the lyrics like a warm wind an instantly recognizable voice that can go from honeydrip sweet to searing in seconds flat. Check out the track "Terrier," where an exasperated Swingle snarls, "But you know, you aint no Great Dane?" It's the best dismissal of a pushy sort of, uh, overcompensating man you?ll ever hear. The two women cut a striking image on stage. Both brunettes, Swingle is tall and willow thin, usually sporting a huge pair of 70s-era Jackie O. shades, maintaining a sultry onstage aura of cool but all the while seeming like a kettle about to boil. Playing a tuned down hollow-body guitar and using loops and delays, her guitar sound is full and visceral the kind volume you can feel pulsing under your ribcage. Drummer King, whos been playing since age 11 (shes a vet of Baltimore bands Pedge, Headless and others), is a muscular, hard-hitting drummer who beats the hell out of her clear Vistalite bicentennial kit. They met when their former bands played a gig together King was playing in Grand National, a rock trio featuring fIREHOSEs Ed Crawford on guitar. Swingle was going through the dissolution of her marriage. "I was blown away by her drumming, Swingle recalls. I started writing songs to fit her drumming, which is very rock and roll. Basically, once we started playing, our styles collided and it became what it is. Were both self-taught, so its like a real natural feel. It was like, Forget the sad songs, its time to rock and roar." A collaborative effort fueled by estrogen and Sparks (a caffeinated malt liquor beverage the two started drinking during the recording of the album), King adds backing vocals and contributes lyrics; Swingle, also an accomplished artist, contributes to the visuals. The two make their own buttons and T-shirts and have already hit the road with everyone from pals the Drive-By Truckers to Wanda Jackson, as well as making a splash at Chicagos Estrojam festival. The sky is the limit, the road is truly their lady, and the chemistry is audible. There is nothing mournful about this music, Swingle says. This is music to crank up and drive around to!! These are the most rockin love songs Ive ever written not sweet ones. A lot of Trailer Bride was minor key, depressing music. Im happy with what weve got!