Thursday, March 3, 2011

6 Artists You Need To Know

I provide name & genre, the link to learn more, and then you do some drowning. Plain & simple. Enjoy!

1) Lunatic Soul (Progressive Rock)

2) Neutral Milk Hotel (Indie Rock)

3) Gallows (Hardcore Punk)

4) Electric Wizard (Doom Metal)

5) Violent Soho (Alternative Rock)

6) Manic Street Preachers (Alternative Rock)

More soon! Keep reading! And subscribe for updates. :)

More Video Highlights

This is a very artistically altered take on the song "Tear" by The Smashing Pumpkins. Performed live on 05/28/1998 at the Botanical Gardens. Billy's most emotional & tender era in terms of releases and live shows. Very dark, and well-orchestrated. The Pumpkins live in Hamburg in 1997. First stop on the Adore Tour.

(credit goes to TheGoodShannon on Youtube)

Live Video Highlights

New thing I am starting. When I feel the need to do so, I will be posting my favorite live videos for your viewing pleasure. First up is Porcupine Tree. The angle may be far off, but it adds to the experience. Trust me. Sound quality & visuals are good, so watch away.

From their 2009 tour, Porcupine Tree performing the intro tracks to their album, "Occam's Razor/The Blind House."

(credit goes to swhq on Youtube)

Musical/\Revertion Song Of The Day: If Trees Could Scream, What Would They Sound Like?

Screaming Trees. One of the most unknown & underrated bands of the grunge era. Before Nirvana hit it big (before they were a band, even), these guys were already actively building their own sound & dedicated fanbase. "Sweet Oblivion" remains one of the top alternative albums of the 90's for me, and you really should check it out.

Vocalist Mark Lanegan is known for his indescribable baritone voice. As I stated, it cannot be described, so just listen please. One of their more well known tracks, and one of my favorites, here is "Shadow Of The Season." If you enjoy this, you may find the rest of "Sweet Oblivion" to your liking, as well as all of the Screaming Tree's discography.

Jimmy Chamberlin & Skysaw Release New Song

Skysaw. That is the name of ex-Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin's new band. Interesting, and easier to search on Google than their previous moniker, "THIS." The band consists of Jimmy Chamberlin, Anthony Pirog, Mike Reina, Boris Skalsky and Paul Wood. Reportedly, a deal with Dangerbird Records has been signed and the first physical release will come in May, entitled "Great Civilizations."

You can stream new track, "No One Can Tell" at Be sure to subscribe with their mailing list in order to gain a free mp3 download of it as well.

Now, if you are like me, you have missed the ferocity of Chamberlin's drumming since his March 2009 departure from the Pumpkins. The man is a monster, and is often cited as one of the greatest drummers of our era. His drumming on the newly released track, "No One Can Tell" is nothing phenomenal, but still refreshing to hear. Guy is as precise and smooth with his drums as ever.

Lyrically, nothing too special. The vocalist sounds like a loose interpretation of Maynard James Keenan or Billy Howerdel.  "No One Can Tell" is very reminiscent of the likes of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Ashes Divide without coming off as an imitation. It has it's own flavor, without a doubt. 

Looking forward to the release.


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