Posts Tagged ‘Rock’

The Texas band’s rock music is a vintage kind, an effortless, guitar infectious music that recalls the best of the best while maintaining its own steam. Their new album Performance just dropped and its their eighth album of solid tunes.

Great rock music is, above all things, a ton of fun. Texas band White Denim understand and live by this code. Just listen to their new album Performance. It’s nine songs of pure, unadulterated rock&roll. Packed with funk rhythms and guitar riffs so sharp you could cut glass with them.

‘Double Death’ is one highlight among many, the breakdown section in which could only ever be the product of four-lifetime professional musicians and ardent lovers of the genre. It’s a relentless project, album closer and heartstring puller ‘Good News’ is the closest we ever get to a ballad or downtempo number. Even that is not without its share of distorted guitars and accented drum patterns. It’s worth noting that the guitar solo in this song is perhaps the group’s finest to date. Howling fuzz against a wall of sound.

The album doesn’t suffer from a lack of variety, despite its unyielding high-octane sound. Some tracks, like ‘Performance’ are straight up rock songs. Others like ‘Double Death’ include aspects of classic funk acts like The Meters .

There’s plenty of southern rock influence to be heard too, check out the jubilant ‘It Might Get Dark’. Performance is a perfectly consistent rock record, one which is totally comfortable with what it is. Experimentation is all well and good, but White Denim have again proven once again that raw talent and unmatched songwriting skill is a rewarding well.

From the new album ‘Performance’ – OUT NOW

White Denim on later with Jools Holland TV show

The seekers in New York City’s Psychic Ills have spent more than a decade following their muse wherever it takes them. Inner Journey Out, the band’s highly anticipated fifth album and first since 2013, is the culmination of an odyssey of three years of writing, traversing the psych-rock landscape they’ve carved throughout their career and taking inspired pilgrimages into country, blues, gospel, and jazz.

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Inner Journey Out started out the way many Psychic Ills records have – with frontman Tres Warren’s demos. Like all of their records, Elizabeth Hart’s bass is the glue that holds everything together. Where other recent albums found Warren overdubbing himself to create a blown-out, widescreen sound, this recording handed the reigns to a multitude of guest players. A cadre of musicians and vocalists – including Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, who duets on lead single “I Don’t Mind” – join in on the journey. This is the first record to feature touring keyboard player Brent Cordero, his Farfisa and Wurlitzer work is a staple throughout. Rounding things out, is a platoon of drummers and percussionists including Chris Millstein, Harry Druzd of Endless Boogie, Derek James of The Entrance Band, and Charles Burst, one of the record’s engineers. These musicians build the frame on which Warren lays his hazy guitar and vocals. An endless array of friends and guests also provide pedal steel guitar, horns, strings, and backing vocals, which culminate in a career-defining moment for the Ills.


Thematically, Inner Journey Out is a detailed exploration of the interior and the exterior, and the pathway between the two. The focused songwriting makes the stylistic departures fit seamlessly within the band’s dexterous ethos. The rousing gospel number “Another Change” and the far-out free jazz exploration “Ra Wah Wah” help shape Inner Journey Out into a multi-faceted, full album experience. It’s the most personal Psychic Ills album, too, hinting tantalizingly at love and loss but denying the listener resolution — asking questions, but never answering; seeking, but never fully concluding.

A decade on from releasing their critically lauded cult debut, Dins, and the deep dive into cosmic improvisation of Mirror Eye that followed, through the more recent and straightforward outings of Hazed Dream and One Track Mind, Psychic Ills have delivered their most remarkable statement yet with Inner Journey Out.

This band falls into the category of California rock&roll with a 60’s tone. A true pearl pulled from the depths of a psychedelic time warp. powered by a mixture of psychedelia, garage and R&b. Fueled and fronted by a wild mans haunted soul



In this episode we bring you a special three-way show, featuring conversations with three iconic musicians.
Mick Collins: leader and founder of garage soul gurus The Gories .
Bob Bert: drummer of such classic bands as Pussy Galore, Sonic Youth, and Lydia Lunch.
Greg Errico: drummer of Sly and the Family Stone, and producer of the legendary Ms Betty Davis’ 1973 self titled release.


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Ola’ Kool Kitchen is a show on Rock XS Radio, KCLA 99.3 FM in Los Angeles, 107.5 andhow.FM, Primal Radio, Rock Velvet Radio and Maximum Threshold Radio hear more shows here
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  2. Angelica-Bring Back Her Head
  3. Sonic Jesus-Sweet Suicide
  4. The Halfways- Not All Are To Be Trusted
  5. John Howard and the Night Mail- Intact & Smiling
  6. Smithereens Featuring Suzanne Vega-In A Lonely Place Without You-Especially For You-Enigma
  7. Violent Femmes-Blister In The Sun-Violent Femmes-Rough Trade
  8. Add N To (X)-Take Me To Your Leader-Loud Like Nature-Mute
  9. All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavours-Your Imagination-Turning Into Small-Gern Blandsten
  10. Bobby Hebb-Sunny-Sunny-Phillips
  11. Lena Rios – Eu sou eu, nicuri é o diabo- Soul Braza: Brazilian 60’s & 70’s Soul Psych Vol 1-Nosmoke
  12. Ben Kweller – Wasted & Ready-Sha Sha-ATO
  13. Billy Swan-Don’t Be Cruel- Country Funk Volume II 1967 – 1974-Light In The Attic Records

ELDER – ” Lore “

Posted: December 30, 2015 in MUSIC
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Elder’s third album moves them on just a bit from traditional doom into another sound from that same era: the proggy hard rock of bands like UFO, Armageddon, Budgie, and at times a little Led Zeppelin. They filter that sound through just enough modern sludge to keep it from being a genre workout, but it’s also enough of a throwback that your cool uncle who saw Deep Purple on the In Rock tour might dig it too. The record is five songs that clock in just shy of an hour, and this thing has riffs for days. Any given song on Lore has more insta-classic riffage than some bands manage on an entire album. It’s the kind of record I could picture some kid hearing and wanting to learn to play the whole thing. Every generation needs records like that, and we’re lucky to have this one.

Lore is the third full-length album by Elder and a watershed moment in the band’s history. Joining the interplay of heaviness and melody which has become the hallmark Elder sound are a host of new meanderings through uncharted kosmische territory; krautrock, prog as well as classic heavy rock and doom can all be heard unfolding throughout the record’s five songs. By giving equal credence to riffs and atmosphere, Lore bypasses genre constraints, the group’s penchant for progressive songwriting and melody shining more brightly than ever


Elder is a three-piece heavy psych band hailing from Boston, USA. Their lengthy songs are told as stories, unfolding and undulating across genre boundaries


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7. J.M.K.E.-Tere Perestroika- Külmale maale-Stupido Twins
8. New Order-Plastic-Music Complete-Mute
9. Kelis-Jerk Ribs-Food-Ninja Tunes
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From Lucero’s new album “All A Man Should Do” available on Sept 18th. Lucero is an American country-punk rock band based in Memphis, Tennessee. Lucero’s sound has been described as a “synthesis of soul, rock, and country [that] is distinctly Memphisian


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2. Bleach-Wipe It Away-Eclipse-Way Cool
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5. The Vincent(s)-Opium Den Song-single-FIFA Records
6. Chris Spedding-Video Life-single-EMI
7. Long Ryders-Looking For Lewis and Clark-State Of Our Union-Island
8. Caribou-Your Love Will Set You Free-Our Love-City Slang
9. Errors-New Winged Fire-Lease Of Life-Rock Action Records
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11. Jr. Walker and the Allstars-Shotgun-Shotgun-Tamala Motown
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Sensational Space Shifters guitarist Justin Adams (temporarily) steals the show from Robert Plant during their performance of ‘Fixin’ to Die’ at the 2015 Mountain Jam Festival.

He’ll be forever associated with Jimmy Page. But Robert Plant‘s memorable onstage collaboration with Justin Adams at Mountain Jam 2015 proves all over again what a great bandmate the former Led Zeppelin frontman still is.

Watch as Plant, appearing with Adams on “Funny in My Mind (I Believe I’m Fixin’ to Die),” surrenders the spotlight for the guitarist’s rockabilly-infused solo . It’s clear how much fun Plant is having as he joins the crowd in marveling over Justin Adams’ out-sized swagger. Watch the above clip to see just Adams’ solo portion of the song.

Their musical relationship was forged over multiple solo projects, beginning with 2002′s Dreamland and continuing through subsequent Robert Plant efforts like 2005′s Mighty ReArranger and 2014′s lullaby andthe Ceaseless Roar. Adams and Plant shared co-writing credit on “Funny in My Mind,” Dreamland ’s opening track and a rewrite of Delta bluesman Bukka White’s ”Fixin’ to Die Blues.”

Plant also mixed tracks from lullaby, choice covers and a menu of re-imagined Led Zeppelin classics including “Black Dog,” “What Is and What Should Never Be” and “Dazed and Confused” during his Mountain Jam show. Fans who missed out on this stop.