Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Bloody Jug Band Launches A Contender For Best Record of 2015 With Rope Burn

Best Album Art of 2015!
As far as creative bands are concerned, The Bloody Jug Band just hit my radar with full force. This type of alternative rock music is one of the reasons why I love music in the first place. With their release of “Rope Burn”, they truly put down a record that is going to be on my top 10 records of 2015. It starts off a bit slow with “Volfkiller”, then it spirals out of control with some amazing elements. Mixing strong guitar driven melodies, interesting narratives in the lyrics, and strong vocals, this is a record that opens up like a horror movie and comes through with grindhouse precision, only a bit more polished.

There’s a “country” vibe that you get from some of the tracks, but it seems to be more in the way the lyrics are delivered. Strong and story filled, you are going to want to close your eyes and pay attention to the words. There’s a lot going on here, a story that is very easy to follow with each hand. A strong blues and country mix with strong percussion, and even harmonica like that found on “Dorothy Gale”.

As you progress through the record, you are going to be treated with a lot of songs that get stuck in your head. You’re going to be hard-pressed to not get some of these stuck in your head. I couldn’t stop humming the melody of “Dance with the Devil”, much to the chagrin of my cat. Apparently, they don’t like when you pick them up randomly and dance with them in mid-air. The mix of country, alt rock, and blues hits heavy with this record, and it’s something that I can appreciate.

The Bloody Jug Band really puts on a showcase with this record. It’s not just one sided, it has so many layers, that you’re going to want to listen over and over again. This creative reach makes “Rope Burn” one of the best records I’ve heard in a while. I love the cover art, and the stand out tracks make this 13 track release, your new favorite record. Just listen up, and you’ll be amazed at what comes through.

Don't miss out on this excellent release, and make sure to follow The Bloody Jug Band via their official website here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The One2s Are Back With A Second EP That Will Punch You In The Throat

Ok, it’s not that aggressive, they are not the second coming of Pantera. But what they offer is something that flows right in with the best in alternative music. The power that made their first EP one of my favorites of last year, comes through again with even more eclectic influences. From the first track, “Gazed Out”, you are taken to another place. If you close your eyes, you can feel an ethereal musical landscape come through. The band does so much to propel you into a new wave of attention that by the time you get to “Cryer”, you are prepared for one hell of a record.

There are moments that are purely rocking here, and some that are subtle and quiet. There’s a balancing act that is here that reminds me of Silversun Pickups and even a little Jesus and Mary Chain. However, the band puts together a sound on their own with a focus on guitar driven melodies and strong alternative rock leanings. It’s hard to put these guys in one box, as they rise towards several genres as they go through different sound waves. If you’re a fan of shoegaze, alternative, and strong leading vocals, this EP is going to fit right in between the aforementioned bands and even a twist of Starflyer 59.

My favorite track is “Pop the Ripper”, which is a stand out on the EP. With 5 tracks, the band manages to flow through different eras, push you through various melodic rock styles and maintain focus on cohesion. This is another one of those records that you want to listen to all the way through. It’s a journey of sound, and it doesn’t let you step off the ride until the last note is played.

Overall, The One2s come back with another representation of what good music is right now. I can’t wait to see what they do next. I’m hoping an extended tour and a major record label debut, they are definitely the next big thing, if you ask me. Of course, you didn’t, but then again, whoever does? I love this record, pick it up, pay attention, and put on some headphones, this second helping sounds awesome.

Get more info on The One2s via their official website here. Catch them on Facebook here, and listen to them below or get their records on their site. You owe it to yourself.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Ghost of Brooklyn Brings About Guitar Pop In Unique Fashion

Touted as being a real ghost that is singing songs of past, present, and future, The Ghost of Brooklyn will catch you off guard. The guitar driven music is pleasant, and mixes various genres. From a bit of pop to a little reggae and ska, you are going to be astonished by what you hear in the mix. While those genres may seem like stretches, all you need to hear is “One Love”, and you’ll understand the measure of the artists soulful tunes.

It’s not just one track that will capture the soul of the musical experience of The Ghost of Brooklyn. Listening to the tracks that are available now, you are going to immediately feel a kinship with the artist. There’s something simple about the music, and the lyrics, which paint a picture for you. “Beautiful Day” for instance, takes you on a simple journey to enjoy things a bit more. A smile on your face will appear as you listen to the song and lyrics that illustrate a bit of joy.

There’s a certain rock sensibility to the music pushed forward here. Something that has that intangible quality of greatness. You’re going to hear songs and immediately hum along with the melodies. The best artists make you remember their words, their song structures, and will not let go of your psyche. That’s exactly what the Ghost of Brooklyn does, and it’s a great thing. You’re going to find that the poetic soul and pop rock prowess shines through with each song.

You have to check out the songs and music that this artist is bringing out. You’ll find that it grabs you with melodious rhythm. Don’t just take my words for it, listen to some of the tunes featured below, and you too may be haunted by this eclectic musical artist.

Check out more on The Ghost of Brooklyn via Facebook here. Or listen to the tracks below or both!

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