Bear, Man Dangerous – Slow Violence EP

Bear, Man Dangerous emanates from Seattle, Washington. This solo project operates as a singular psychedelic shoegaze machinery under the conductor’s baton of Jason from Rest As Mutes. If you’re familiar with his previous endeavors, you’re probably aware that this experimentations with shoegaze are going far away from the crushing post-hardcore sound of his primary band.… Read More Bear, Man Dangerous – Slow Violence EP

Ways Away – Ways Away LP (Other People Records)

Ways Away is a brand new supergroup comprised of some renowned musicians, well-known for being an integral part of some legendary pop-punk and hardcore punk bands for decades. The group consists of Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam, Knapsack, Racquet Club, Solea) on guitars, Jesse Barnett (Stick to Your Guns, Wish You Were Here) on vocals, Ian Smith… Read More Ways Away – Ways Away LP (Other People Records)

H.P. Zinker – Mountains Of Madness 2×12″ (Noise Appeal Records)

H.P. Zinker nurtured a turbulent lifestyle throughout their career, but that eventually nominated them for cult status among the Austrian underground music scene. Led by a prolific mastermind Hans Platzgumer, Zinker released five great albums, such as And There Was Light, Beyond It All, Perseverance, Staying Loose, and Mountains Of Madness. Besides the albums, H.P.… Read More H.P. Zinker – Mountains Of Madness 2×12″ (Noise Appeal Records)

Steve Hewitt – Bigger Than Words CD (Engineer Records)

Steve Hewitt is a British singer and songwriter emanating from Kent whose previous works gained a lot of positive critics from admirers of acoustic-oriented music. However, his music carries a lot more than simplified stripped acoustic melodies, and Steve tends to decorate his music with subtle additions of other instruments. His back catalog includes a… Read More Steve Hewitt – Bigger Than Words CD (Engineer Records)

Hidden Cabins – The Hidden Cabins Band EP (Engineer Records)

Hidden Cabins is a remarkable indie-folk duo comprised of Craig Cirinelli (vocals and hand percussions) and Brian Hofgesang (guitar, textures, addt’l microphone). They recorded numerous recordings in this lineup, such as a split compact disc with Brother Octopus, a split 10” record called Weathered with Eyeswan. Then the duo appeared on Daily Grooming compilation with… Read More Hidden Cabins – The Hidden Cabins Band EP (Engineer Records)

V/A – Lamp Light The Fire: A Compilation Of Quiet(ER) Songs Vol. 3 (Engineer Records)

Sometimes it feels so good to slow things down a little bit, so what’s a better occasion than to write a couple of lines about Lamp Light The Fire, a compilation release that mainly focuses on acoustic music. This compilation comes out every couple of years and covers artists who are or were the part… Read More V/A – Lamp Light The Fire: A Compilation Of Quiet(ER) Songs Vol. 3 (Engineer Records)

(Damn) This Desert Air – Nebulosity CD (Engineer Records)

It’s been a while since I covered some alternative rock music on these pages, and I feel this particular group is more than adequate and worth mentioning on the blog. (Damn) This Desert Air is an alternative rock quartet commencing from New Jersey. The group has been active for more than a decade, went through… Read More (Damn) This Desert Air – Nebulosity CD (Engineer Records)

Tired Radio – Patterns CD (Engineer Records)

What started as a solo project, soon become a full-time band when Anthony Truzzolino joined forces with a drummer Kevin Daly. With his experience in writing profoundly emotive, depressive, sad lyrics and composing melancholic soothing melodies, Anthony compiled eight appropriate compositions for his debut mini-album. Kevin was a perfect addition to the lineup, and with… Read More Tired Radio – Patterns CD (Engineer Records)

The Fall Of Troy – Mukiltearth LP (Big Scary Monsters)

The Fall Of Troy is a longstanding post-hardcore trio from Mukilteo, Washington. The group has it’s ups and downs since their formation in 2002, but the trio always delivered top-notch recordings to the broader auditorium. So far, they published records such as a debut self-titled full-length album, Doppelgänger, Ghostship Demos EP, Manipulator, Phantom On The… Read More The Fall Of Troy – Mukiltearth LP (Big Scary Monsters)

The Midnight Vein – Till It Explodes 7” (Swimming Faith Records)

John Toothill is a man of thousand talents, and he doesn’t hesitate to showcase them through countless incarnations. Besides being entirely responsible for anything considering his record label named Swimming Faith, John performs in dozen of quality groups and outlets along the way. Science Man, Night Slaves, Alpha Hopper, Spit Kink, Black And White Cat… Read More The Midnight Vein – Till It Explodes 7” (Swimming Faith Records)