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THE METAL BYRDS (Rock n' Roll)
SAM JANESKO (Experimental Rock)
ANSON JONES (electronic-Pop Singer Songwriter)
FREDDY GONZALEZ (Singer-Songwriter)
THE SUMMIT (Jazz Pop)
W/CHILD (Riot Rock & Alternative Pop)
BROKE BODY (Psychedelic Punk Rock)
A HOUSE SAFE FOR TIGERS (Indie Pop-Rock)
GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC (Alt-Pop-Rock)
COLDSWELL (Ambient Alt-Rock)
LANTERNS OF HOPE (Indie Neo-Folk)
VOICES BELOW (Electronic-Rock)
CHAD JOHNSON (Indie Pop)
MODERN WATER (Alt-Pop)
WEEKEND WEATHER (Rock-Country)
RYAN FRAZHO (Rock-Blues)
HOLMSTRUM (Alternative Rock)

THE METAL BYRDS - ROCK N' ROLL

The Metal Byrds Take On The Rock Arena

It seems The Metal Byrds are consistently pushing out singles through out the course of the past few years, (along with a few bigger additions) and with each they evolve their sound without moving away from their incredibly solid rock roots. The latest is "Dark Highway". This songs gets better with each listen and that's a gift to Rock N' Roll. Kicking things off with some stylish and fun guitars and launching into the song giving off a classic Ozzy Osbourne feel. Female fronted attitude laden singing into an outrageous chorus and flows into some real deal guitar solos.  Another song of note is "Magik", a single released by the band previous to "Dark Highway". "Magik" is also complete dynamo of a rock song. All in all The Metal  Byrds sure tear it up and with ease. Check out "Dark  Highway" on Spotify and Bandcamp now.  

SAM JANESKO - EXPERIMENTAL ROCK

The Deepening Experimental Rock of Sam Janesko

Sam Janesko is a songwriter at heart. His Revolving Man EP is made up of a boisterous combination of over dubbed guitars and clean singing. Produced, written and recorded by Janesko, this record gives a great clarity on how solo artists can achieve massive sounds all by themselves. And sometimes, that may be better. The record opens up with the swirly rock of "Breakthrough". The song brings a lot of what's to come on the release. "Gosta Hosta" comes next and starts in on the experimental side of things. Wonderful guitars are scattered about the track and really fill the space. Next is "The Mouse's Tail", a song that reverses into existence and keeps your attention with it's dissonant pop rock elements. "Po Mo Pie" may be the most fall into a deep trip in the desert sort of track. Neil Young might love this one if he heard it. Then there's the final send off  "Metamorphic" which takes a sharp right into synth-wave. A perfectly vintage sound and still works with the EP somehow. A release well worth a spin! 

ANSON JONES - ELECTRONIC-POP SINGER-SONGWRITER

Anson Jones Steps it up with his Wait & Wait EP Release

Pop songwriter Anson Jones just dropped his self produced EP Wait & Wait. Within the release it's clear to see he's a contender with the heavy hitters of the genre. The radio pop stylings of Anson's songwriting shows there is a real love behind doing what he does. With another EP on the horizon already, the artist is keeping up his chops and doing it all well. The Wait & Wait release is up on all streaming platforms but if you want to learn more about him go to https://anson-jones.com where you can dig in a little more. Pop fans will enjoy these songs and get hooked on the sound. 

FREDDY GONZALEZ - SINGER-SONGWRITER

The Show You EP Release From Freddy Gonzalez

Songwriter and vocalist Freddy Gonzalez and his brother producer SamUiLL have been sharing their musical passion with the Show You EP. Aptly titled, the EP does indeed show us a superb pop release that propels from indie pop to radio pop with ease. Songs suitable for mainstream and underground pop enthusiasts, the EP is based on an instinctual need to express what's felt beneath the surface. Balancing between sadness and hopefulness, everything you hear is coming from someplace very actual. And it's all done with attitude. Sleek and  lustrous from start to finish all the songs on the release are as strong as the last. "Ballin Out Here" is something of an welcoming to the  record and is one of the stronger singles. Again, all these songs are notable and click together extremely well. 

THE SUMMIT - JAZZ POP

The Summit gets extra with their Def Cat LP release

The Summit's new "Def Cat" LP release crushes a multitude of pop in a variety of well sustained genres. Kicking things off is "uNi", a song laced with style and instruments. Horns, keys, synths, guitars, and more can be heard in this introduction to what lays ahead. "Two Way Avenue" is completely fun and progressive song infusing some great influence of classic rock bands at once. "Crazy for Life" seems almost like an 80's soundtrack until exploding into a pop rock song with pounding drumming and orchestral back up vocals. "Mizzer" gets funky and jazzy while still remaining ferociously poppy. "The Shelf", one of their singles from the release, is very Simon and Garfunkel in the most genuine way. "Beachside Girl" lets you sink into your seat and relax in true easy listening style. "The Red Sea" gets back to that classic rock mind set with its acoustic based guitars and wind instruments. "Your Gold Ain't Super" draws you in with it's bassline and sly feeling tones. "A Disappointing Funk Dog" gets a little Beach Boys vocally and shows off some excellent guitar chops. The Def Cat LP is completely overloaded with outstanding musicianship and shows a great future for today's youth in music. 

W/CHILD - RIOT ROCK & ALTERNATIVE POP

W/Child takes grunge rock into their own hands

Calling Minneapolis based band W/Child 'grunge' would be just plain wrong. Female fronted, vocally profound, and musically edgy can all be a good start. W/Child takes attributes from riot rock, alternative pop, and a few more styles in there. The record is alive with cavernous dungeon rock styles and yet somehow manages to pull off quite the assemblage of pop songs at their core. "Scrapes While It Hugs" scores big points with intense catchiness both vocally and musically. The EP (self titled) flows through and through with a biting passion. The first track entitled "Innocent" shows the staple sound of the group well and gets you reeled in. An aggressive new rock record all in all. 

BROKE BODY - PSYCHEDELIC PUNK ROCK

Broke Body's cool rock with "Cold Hands"

The "Cold Hands" single from Philadelphia natives Broke Body sounds like a super cool indie rock song dipped in pop and laced with a little surf rock below the surface. And 'below the surface' seems to be an appropriate term seeing that the massively desirable single is also about death and the ring of emotions it comes with. "Cold hands" along with the rest of the Bleed EP show a somewhat youthful maturity in pop rock songwriting. Most songs are just as fun as the next and each one comes with something unique to it's own personality. Broke Body is an up and coming band you should know more about.

A HOUSE SAFE FOR TIGERS - INDIE-POP-ROCK

A House Safe For Tigers "Space Between" LP

Buffalo based indie rock band A House Safe For Tigers recently dropped their second full LP and it turned out to be a tremendous and intricately entwined piece of work. Tracks like "Constellations" are dream-esque and  flowy. Strings add a wonderous and affable sound while the song remains a  gorgeous pop soundscape. "Left and Right Angles"  for  example keep true to that dream rock sound while "Shelf Life" gets a little Pink Floyd with slightly somber but catchy attributes. Then, of course there is "Bumblebee", the very first track on the LP. Gripping vocals and spacey guitars give way to an outstanding chorus and leads straight into instrumental lines that turn out to be just as catchy as the chorus was. "Windsor Ave." takes on a bit more of a garage rock style and still not astray from the sound of the rest of the record. These songs all have a bit of a life of their own and still come together to make a whole effortlessly. Indulge in this show of rock maturity when you can. 

GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC - ALT-POP-ROCK

Graveyard Of The Atlantic (G.O.T.A.), recently dropped their debut EP "Panic Room" and it lays out an enormous spread of ambient hard rock soundscape. The EP begins with "Surrender", an ever growing an incessantly addictive alternative rock song with all the bells and whistles to get you jonesing for more. From there "The Wolf" gets you unanchored with it's guitar line and lyrics that start with "last night I had a dream", and that's what it feels like. The song feels like a dream from the get go. Then comes the title track "Panic Room". The song rocks but continues into the dream like state with watery guitars and vocals that show the bands knack for writing catchy sections that still can remain on the gloomy side. Experimental guitar segments and a huge sound. Next comes "Bully" and the theme of the EP is set in stone as the intro sweeps through as guitars give ambience until the chorus kicks in and those vocals take over in that part of your brain that leaves you in a slight awe as if you're not sure what just happened. An outstanding song. Then is "Point/Counterpoint" which starts in harder than the others and gets dreamy later. This one feels like a single and shows some pop punk influence. Finally there is the final song "Pony" and it does indeed play off like the final act of a theatrical performance. The EP is a great show of a deeper side of rock. One that, from start to finish, is some intense and well thought out songs. 

COLDSWELL - AMBIENT ALT-ROCK

Coldswell Drops "Void Calls" Album

"Void Calls" is first full length LP released by Cleveland alternative rock band Coldswell. Wavering between the lines of metal, hard rock, and emo rock, the album has been a long time in the waits for Coldswell. Dropping several EP's and singles before, the "Void Calls" LP is a culmination of what they've built everything up to. Made up of slamming guitars and anthemic chorus lines, the LP offers up some pretty indelible songs appealing to alternative rock followers. While there are a cluster of singles lining the album, it's best listened to as a whole. It is out on vinyl on the bands website  coldswellmusic.com for those collectors and real music appreciators out there. It looks like writing songs and dropping a steady catalog over the past 4 years have given Coldswell a well deserved name for themselves. Grab a copy of Void Calls on their site or take a gander on SpotifyBandcamp, or AppleMusic

LANTERNS OF HOPE - INDIE NEO-FOLK

Follow the Lanterns Of Hope

Lanterns Of Hope recently dropped a huge album and if you love neo-folk and indie rock with some emotion, this one is for you. The album is titled "Upward Over" is made up of a series of powerful and moving folk songs that get you thinking. Especially a track called "There Was This Girl". Obviously relatable but also really pristinely put together and not lacking any emotional value. It's all there and it's just one of many songs on the album that makes you want to hear more and more. It's a good thing there are enough songs to satisfy not only a folk but an indie rock pallet as well. Songs are descriptive and visually enticing to the imagination. Follow the Lanterns Of Hope, there is a message in the music. 

VOICES BELOW - ELECTRONIC-ROCK

The Sounds Of One Man Band Voices Below

Masterminded by one man, Voices Below is a project from singer, guitarist, and producer Mike Goldberg. This is an electronic-rock concept record and well though out. Songs either swarm in at you getting you pulled in by guitar parts and electronic synthesizers, or crawl slowly into your brain. Lyrically it seems the songs touch on a deep murkiness with detail and at times and musically go from a edgy rock feel, to a cinescape of digital pop. The record is dubbed "Stories By The Lake" and rightfully so. Production wise, this was bright while being musically dark. A very large musical entity, "Stories By The Lake" is some excellent work impressively starting from one mind, and ending in your ears. 

CHAD JOHNSON - INDIE POP

Chad Johnson's Over Cast & More

Chad Johnson's Over Cast EP is some very well put together indie -pop with out question. The release feels longer than it actually is and that's a good thing. With tracks like "Steam" and "Real" it's absolutely going to fill your synth minded indie -pop pallet. However, upon a deeper look into his material, you can hear a lot more synth-wave, future pop, and even jazz oriented music. Both vocal and instrumental. The series of albums are called the "Red Bomber Man" volumes. There are 3 of them and they are great too chillax too for a night off. You can find his catalog on spotify.

Groove on with Chad Johnson !  

MODERN WATER - ALT-POP

Get Moody With Modern Water

Alt-pop duo Modern Water just dropped a full length LP "A Light In The Uncanny Valley". The LP takes you through a ride of moody pop songs with a taste of indie rock evenly sprinkled on top. 

Arlen Brown and Jesse Kennedy are responsible for this release and the two have managed to put something special together. Working with each other for a long time, the songs begin as jam sessions and once the idea is there, they take it to the next level. 

Everything said and done, the LP will make you feel good. Top songs include "Above The Haze", "Lamp Light", and "Cool My Blood, Warm My Heart, Slow My Mind". 


WEEKEND WEATHER ROCK-COUNTRY

Weekend Weather Rocks with new album Bomb Cyclone

Weekend Weather definitely tells some stories with their Bomb Cyclone album release. Packed with catchy vocals, and a very indie rock style of song writing. The songs supply a great pop feel and the album rocks. The more you listen, the more you feel like maybe these guys must be a great live band as well. 

With focus on indelible choruses and musical hooks, Bomb Cyclone most likely has a  little something for everyone. Guided by vocalist and songwriter known only as Johnny D, the band has performed around Colorado for years and don't plan to stop soon. 

Several singles  emerged from the release and they all show different sides to the band. Notable songs include "Lie To Me", "Honestly" and "Terry Lake" among others. 

Have a good listen to Bomb Cyclone

RYAN FRAZHO ROCK-BLUES

Ryan Frazho's Solo Rock N' Roll

One man band Ryan Frazho has put out an album called Love Bug Time Machine and it rocks ! The album has more  than a few catchy tunes including "In The End". The full record has about 10 tracks and a lot of it is fun alternative rock with musicianship and song writing that shows experience, maturity and still a youthful energy. 

Everything you hear on the Love Bug Time Machine album is written and mostly performed and recorded by Ryan and there was a lot of love that went into it. Songs mostly come off full and satisfying. 

Ryan Frazho took his time with this one and it shows. Listen to the "Santa Cruz Blues" single and see if you end up chanting "Fell in love with a girl like you" over and over in your head. Bet it will happen. Excellent straight Rock N' Roll record here ! 

HOLMSTRUM - ALTERNATIVE ROCK

A Healthy Dose of Metal With Holmstrum

Holmstrum serves up some pulse pounding metal in their While We Were Distant EP. Hardcore breakdowns, catchy riffs, and full throttle drummer and bassist along with guitars blasting sounds you can't forget, the EP is tied together with their lead vocalists memorable lines. Singer Kody Henry along with guitarist Alex Martinez, drummer Aaron Centeno, and bassist Landon Matson come together naturally and the songs are fluent and powerful through and through.

"Skinned Doll" crushes with it's screamo attack and combines it with a solid chorus and destructive guitars giving a sound reminiscent of bands like The Deftones and Smashing Pumpkins. With a pressure point at its ultra heavy climax.

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