Davenport Rex is a Motor City duo focused on progressive compositions that develop themes, explore alternative chord progressions and song forms. They strive for accessible melodies and meaningful lyrics, and they encourage you to listen multiple times to get the most from the songs. The band members are Dave Gillespie and Jim Murphy (featuring vocal work from Danielle Blanchard), and they go back to the Music Program at Michigan State University. They have been writing and playing music for many years - They work slowly with a lot of attention to arrangements, instrumentation and performances.
Progressive pop / rock compositions. Rock band foundation with additional synthetic and symphonic instrumentation. Accessible and complex. These ten tracks are pretty diverse ranging from guitar based rock to cinematic orchestrations to simple acoustic and vocal arrangements.
Green Grass for Miles & Shooter have released the split EP "A Year and a Day Apart" on November 8th. Green Grass For Mile's side of the split is atmospheric post-rock with a bit of an alternative emo tinge to it. Shooter's side is piano-based orchestral style post-rock. The first song has a short vocal part but the rest of the EP is instrumental.
In Lights are a post-rock band hailing from San Jose, California. Their sound is bittersweet and cinematic, taking the listener on a very emotional journey through sound.
Their recent studio project is a full-length album titled “This is How We Exist.” The songs on the album have a lush, meditative quality that makes for an introspective listening experience. Save for the last track, all the other song titles are simple words. “Search,” “Before,” “Dream…”
The aesthetics of the song titles reflect the band’s inner simplicity, allowing their music to stand out for the sheer quality of the arrangements.
If you are a fan of bands such as Stars Of The Lid, Explosions In The Sky or This Will Destroy You, you are surely going to enjoy the sound of this band. One of the most striking elements appearing consistently on the album is the crystal-clear tone of the guitar melodies. The guitar tone is present, beautiful and textured, enhanced by a splash of reverb and delay, but still retain a lot of intimacy. One of my favorite songs on the release, “Memory”, stands out as a truly exceptional example of the band’s striking dynamic range. The track son “This Is How We Exist” span from whisper-quiet to Earth-shattering loudness, going for a true rollercoaster ride with staggering heights and lush irrespective moments.
With this release, the band managed to borrow from the best Post-Rock tradition and create a sound that feels remarkably personal and expressive. One of the perils some groups might face in this particular musical niche is that they might get stuck tracing well-known patterns and perhaps, emulate their favorite bands a little too closely. While their influences are evident, In Lights arguably work harder to wow the audience with something truly special and direct.
Finnish alternative rock group Stale Lane has released new single and music video 'Pyro'. Since late 1990's on various line-ups as in MALfUNCTION musicians Tomi and Sami played loads of shows and recorded various of demos until MALfUNCTION called it quit on 2007.
After a couple of silent years, the former bandmates started to make music together again with the idea being not so much in forming a band but more collaborative and incorporating the many friends the guys have come to know over the years. This became STALE LANE. And their first single "Pyro" is here.
The Tambourine Girls are a four-piece band from Sydney, Australia. Formed by ex-Deep Sea Arcade guitarist Simon Relf, the band released their debut EP 'The End of Time' in 2014, and followed up with their debut, self-titled LP in 2016. Frontman Simon Relf has toured extensively as a solo act supporting Dustin Tebbutt and Megan Washington, and the band are set to release their second LP in early 2018. "You Don't See Me" is the first single from that second LP. The album is the first ever to be recorded at Golden Retriever Studios in Sydney, run by Simon Berckelman (The Philadelphia Grand Jury) and was engineered by Tim Whitten (The Go Betweens, Lupa J, The Church, Augie March) and mixed by Nick Franklin (Australia, Richard In Your Mind, Matt Corby). "This track is my take on Bob Dylan's 'Talkin World War III Blues.' There's a line in there that could save the world if it were considered more often: "I don't blame him too much though he didn't know me," explains Simon. The song has a driving, robotic rhythm contrasted with sweeping synth-like guitars and a loose, almost conversational vocal melody. The tension is released in the final verse with the bittersweet resolution: "I think you loved me completely in darkness, so that's where I'll be.""You Don't See Me" was released through MGM on 11/17. with an intimate NSW launch gig at Sneaky Possum in Chippendale on 11/23.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.