May 22, 2018

SPOONFiSH: "Psycho Bitch" live video

Watch SPOONFiSH perform their single Psycho Bitch live @ Qbus in Leiden, The Netherlands. Recorded on April 1st for 4themusic.nl, a local TV show run by volunteers.

The new Anglo-Dutch freak funk band they will take the stage again @ Muziekhuis QBus on May 25th to perform songs from their forthcoming album The Devils' Delight. Support act: Temple Renegade.

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» Temple Renegade on Facebook

La Cerca: tour dates

Tuscon based alternative rockers La Cerca hit the road, playing their own take on smart college rock that was all the rage in the nineties. Live dates:

  • 05/22 Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room Jack London
  • 05/24 Portland, OR @ Kelly's Olympian
  • 05/25 Seattle, WA @ LoFi Seattle
  • 05/27 Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond's Garage
  • 05/28 Boise, ID @ Liquid
  • 05/31 Denver, CO @ Lion's Lair
  • 06/01 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
  • 06/02 Bisbee, AZ @ The Quarry Bisbee

May 21, 2018

Vickers Vimy: Atlas Of Hearts

Irish folk band Vickers Vimy looked West for a shot of Tex Mex Americana for their new album Atlas Of Hearts, with prominent roles for mandolin, brass and strings. With lead singer Ed Drea as a captivating story teller they serve up tales about big cities, the Irish country side, and dilapidated luna parks. It's a gently swaying record, carefully arranged with just enough rough-around-the edges ardour to keep the momentum going.

The quartet and their guest players have managed to bottle passion in large quantities. Ask them for a refill and a buzz of musical enjoyment will kick in shortly. Be prepared to sing softly along with instantly timeless songs.

May 20, 2018

May 19, 2018

What Artists Get Wrong With Their Vinyl Releases

With the resurgence of vinyl as a format it's essential to get all the EQ's right during the mixing and mastering stages before sending it off to the plant, only to discover that the album sounds like shit when the finished product is playing on a record player. Reverb.com sat down with Scott Hull, a veteran in the business and owner of Masterdisk in Peekskill, NY. First off: vinyl can handle way more than is widely believed.

There’s been so much written about the limitations of vinyl that I think people get the misconception that vinyl is somehow fragile and not a robust format.

Hull covers a lot of ground during the interview, and some technical knowledge might come in handy, but most of it pretty straightforward use of common sense: