Month: <span>December 2016</span>

SBS Podcast 019

On today’s show we honor those that came just shy of making our official top-ten for this year’s SBS reader-voted quest for Best New Sound 2016…all bands/artists in this episode made even making a list at all an impossible task due to the incredible year it’s been for independent music. So let’s celebrate that and […]Read More

Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: A Truth Called Nothing

Some of the year’s most powerful, socially-aware and boldly-expressive tunes came directly from A Truth Called Nothing.  We got the opportunity to review this band a couple times throughout 2016, at first for their incredible album Sluggerhand and then for their EP – the politically well-timed set of songs on The Orange Orangutan’s Revenge.  A […]Read More

The Gangsta Rabbi – The King Of Jewish Punk #30

The Gangsta Rabbi – The King Of Jewish Punk #30 & #68 – Album Review The Gangsta Rabbi is all the proof you need that some people truly want to be heard.  How each person chooses to go about that pursuit as a musician is of course an individual thing…there are many approaches…and if you […]Read More

Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: Sun.Set.Ships.

Personally if I was to hand out the trophy for sincerity in music this year, I’d have a real hard time not handing it straight over to this crew from northern Ireland.  I honestly don’t even know if THEY get just how good, how special or how rare the sound of their music is…I don’t […]Read More

0151 – Man Made Lake (Live @ SBS 2014)

Way back in 2014 when SBS was still on the west-coast of Canada – we had about ten artists/bands stop by for an event we held in collaboration with EverydayMusicTV where each of them had an opportunity to play a song or two in a try-out of sorts to get into EDMTV’s 1000-day lineup of […]Read More

Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: åMBe

With her stunning Enemy Of The People EP absolutely hitting the mark for uniqueness, beautiful textures and bold atmospheres in the music…combining them with the extraordinary, soaring vocals you’ll find in this project made this record we heard back in September pretty much guaranteed to find itself in the top-10 list this year – and […]Read More

Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: Jack Of None

I was, am and am-still impressed by the way this band of three-siblings, all spread-out throughout the globe created one of the darkest & most vibrantly artistic albums of the entire year; Jack Of None held nothing back on their album Who’s Listening To Van Gogh’s Ear? and fully committed themselves to every idea and […]Read More

Grand Tradition – Your Wish

Grand Tradition – Your Wish – EP Review Confession…I don’t often make a point of looking at how a band/artist tend to define their sound genre-wise until I’ve usually posted-up my thoughts as they’ve come to me naturally…even in those moments it’s more of a confirmation thing…finding out details after the event doesn’t ever change […]Read More

Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: The Quality Of Mercury

Through an entire host of otherworldly themes and extraordinary depth in sound, The Quality Of Mercury pulled off a stunning achievement in the thickness of atmosphere & sonics with the release of the album Transmission in the first-half of this year.  What you might/might-not know – is that The Quality Of Mercury is actually the […]Read More

Carry Illinois – “Electric Charm”/”Sea Inside”

Carry Illinois – “Electric Charm”/”Sea Inside” – Single Review In order to properly review and address the content on the new single from Carry Illinois…there’s an elephant in the room that needs to be addressed… When I was thinking about what I wanted to review this week, I ended up checking out several bands that […]Read More

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