Intense, Alanis Morisette-influenced, angry rocker girl takes a spiritual, introspective angle on new record.
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After nearly 17 years surviving New York City’s creative, yet intensely competitive, music scene, Girls Rock & Girls Rule founder and musician Gail Silverman made like a winter bird and transplanted to Sarasota, Florida. With the move she left behind memories of late-night subway rides and heavy, rock-and-roll jams with other female-infused bands she helped to elevate. More notably, she also left her band for sunnier, warmer pastures. So, of course, it only made sense that she would create a record that reflected this moment in her life.
Only a month after signing with Meryl Music Distribution, (which helped produce Joan Jett, and the Dollyrots among other) Antigone Rising has finished its latest release 5th record, 23 Red, will be available on iTunes August 2nd.
Overall the album is a strong testament to the grit and perseverance of the 18-years-strong female country-pop-rock band from New York, which was started by Kristen and Cathy Henderson.
And it seems that losing and gaining band members has made for the development of an evolved sound. A collection of loves stories and tales of …
If you ever catch Gemma Ray with her band, you’ll notice how close her music is to Sixties Pop – to a very dark version of Sixties Girl Pop, that is. Chances are though that you will see the British artist live playing music the way she does on “It’s A Shame About…” – solo and very raw – because Gemma usually only plays with her band in the UK and on the continent, while she goes solo overseas.
But even though her shows are solo a lot, this album – …
There was a time when good, threatless punk rock (if this is not a contradiction in itself) had its moment. Green Day’s “Dookie” is one of the finest examples of this style – an album that is heavy and catchy, aggressive but not angry. An album that makes you want to do things: not smashing windows but riding your bicycle or your skateboard. “Sunday morning punk,” that is what I call this music.
3 Kisses call their songs “Texas Party Punk” which is pretty much the same idea. It’s music for …
Jessica Delfino’s songs are meticulously crafted, as contagious as a cold and glide through a wide array of styles from folksy acoustic (“No More War”) to bluesy shuffle (“I Was in Love With You”) to poppy hip-hop (“My Pussy is Magic”) without a hitch.
But use caution when sharing with small children or the easily offended, as Delfino’s purposely filth-driven and ribald lyrical content is bound to be an intentionally surefire dealbreaker. The 15-track endeavor “I Wanna Be Famous” boasts a host of sharp songwriting that matches Delfino’s fork-tongued retellings …
A fine songwriter in her own right, for her third album, Love and Circumstance, Carrie Rodriguez has opted to pay homage to the American and country music greats that came before her, some who are still creating contemporary music.
Tackling the music of such impressive artists as Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Lucinda Williams – just to name a few of the well known names she’s borrowing from for this disc – can be a daunting task for any musician, but Rodriguez pulls it off with aplomb.
Rather than reworking the …
Chances are that you’ve heard The Pack a.d. before. The duo from Vancouver played an impressive 157 gigs last year, even made it to Europe with No Means No, and played at Santo’s Party House In NYC this March. They still found the time to record an album, entitled ‘We Kill Computers’, their third release after the self-published ‘Tintype’ and 2008’s ‘Funeral Mixtapes’.
‘We Kill Computers’ is a bit of a surprise: Even though the duo consists of a drummer and a guitar player (the standard line-up these days, it seems), …