Month: <span>November 2014</span>

Da Challenger – Verbal Canvas Volume 1

Da Challenger – Verbal Canvas Volume 1 I can’t even begin to explain…obviously a LOT of changes around here at the homepage right now…and as beautiful as they all are…that’s a LOT of change for a curmudgeon like me. So let me just say…I was definitely looking to find me some music with a nice […]Read More

Zeequil – Here

Interesting in all sonic-forms, the new album from Zeequil entitled Here is a perfect blend of electro-meets-jazz in all its darkly-melodic glory.  From the moment the playfully-rubbery opening track “Rise Up” begins, the textures, tones and subtle-nature of Zeequil begin to hum along together like fine-tuned machinery. Vocalist Lizzie Bradley carries on beautiful, melodies in […]Read More

Voxmirage – Voxmirage

Wicked stuff.  Right off the draw I’m hearing music that reminds me of elements of some fantastic pop/rock/electro bands like Snow Patrol, MGMT…even some R.E.M. thrown in here.  This two-piece band is making completely exciting music with intense grooves and fantastic songwriting. And what’s THIS?  They’re from my home-away-from-home of Seattle?  LOVE IT.  Just an […]Read More

Da Butcher – All Hallow’s Eve

What a wicked ride through five tracks!  Da Butcher has got himself a flow much similar to one of my favorite rappers/hip-hop artists of our generation, similar to our very own member of the Vancouver-based group crew, Swollen Members – he rhymes with incredible thought and skill, just like Prev-1.  It’s the tone and confidence […]Read More

Rasplyn – Scenes Through The Magic Eye

Ahhh…how cool my life can be at times! Starting a day by listening to Rasplyn’s debut experimental album is a real treat for the ear. There’s so many incredible new ideas and soundscapes here; it might still qualify as ‘experimental’ – but this album has been put together with a tremendous amount of thought and […]Read More

Pink Floyd – The Endless River

Reunions and re-releases aplenty in our world today…and in 99% of those cases I’d usually advise some caution…but of course, 99% of those bands are NOT Pink Floyd.  Welcome back to your favorite, flawless band – they haven’t dropped an inch in creativity, tone or execution.  And while many of these songs come to us […]Read More

SBS Live This Week – 015

Man Made Lake with Colin, Brent, Morgan, Aaron, Steve and Nate from the band kicking ass inside our studio early in 2014 with the second half of their set. Features special guests Laura Kelsey and a spotlight on the music of Logan Crawford!Read More

Imaginator – Imaginator

This new three song set from Imaginator is brutally heavy and built to destroy everything that can’t handle ‘loud’ in its path. It makes me stop and pause, reflect on how far I’ve personally come in music-reviewing for just a second…five years ago, this might have been ‘too much’ for me, too aggressive sounding, too […]Read More

The Bombay Blue Notes – Face The Pain

Hmmm…this one’s a little tough.  At first instance in pushing play, I know this is ‘outside’ my particular genres of choice…so I’ve got to throw my objectivity-hat on here and mine this new music from The Bombay Blue Notes for personal relevance in moments that speak to me.  That being said, the gift of objectivity […]Read More

Mariachi El Bronx – Bronx

Mariachi El Bronx – Bronx – Album Review You know…when I think about it, there’s a true advantage in the music of Mariachi El Bronx in that I can’t for the life of me remember hearing true ‘Mariachi-style’ tunes ever with English vocals before. I’ve certainly heard bands take a departure in their sound for […]Read More