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The Flying Black Hats break your 4-track with “Soft Song”

The Flying Black Hats break your 4-track with “Soft Song”

James Moore November 29, 2011 Comments Off on The Flying Black Hats break your 4-track with “Soft Song”

Starting off with muddy, dreamy guitars slightly reminiscent of The Beatles’ “Julia” (I say slightly because The Beatles are sacred), indie acoustic act The Flying Black Hats play “Soft Song” the way I’d like

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Give Chase merge punk and nintendo with quality results

Give Chase merge punk and nintendo with quality results

James Moore November 29, 2011 Comments Off on Give Chase merge punk and nintendo with quality results

Merging glitchy dubstep influenced electronica with Linkin Park and Snapcase inspired alternative punk, indie band Give Chase bring ambition and a slight twist to some familiar genres. The breakdowns feel like aggressive Nintendo music,

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Paul Y Justin talk about DIY and punk music marketing

Paul Y Justin talk about DIY and punk music marketing

James Moore November 29, 2011 Comments Off on Paul Y Justin talk about DIY and punk music marketing

Today I spoke with eccentric Sacramento rock duo Paul Y Justin, who are currently working on their debut album. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions. Tell us about Paul Y Justin and what you bring

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Brazil’s Cultivo Comes In Peace

Brazil’s Cultivo Comes In Peace

James Moore November 28, 2011 Comments Off on Brazil’s Cultivo Comes In Peace

Brazilian sensations Cultivo “transport the listener to a state of joy and well being”, according to their biography. I have to say that I feel slightly as if I’m on vacation after listening to the

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“Selfish” by metal newcomers Judgemetal

“Selfish” by metal newcomers Judgemetal

James Moore November 28, 2011 Comments Off on “Selfish” by metal newcomers Judgemetal

A good effort by independent metal act Judgemetal comes to us in the form of “Selfish”. The recording is respectable and the spirit is there, with the opening vocals reminiscent of stoner metal clutching

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Rock n Roll Storm’s A Comin – A Hideous Blue Inspires

Rock n Roll Storm’s A Comin – A Hideous Blue Inspires

James Moore November 27, 2011 Comments Off on Rock n Roll Storm’s A Comin – A Hideous Blue Inspires

“Nothing’s what you bargained for. Give it up like a cheap whore.” That sums it up, doesn’t it? There is a positive message in there if you look for it. Your plan. Give it

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The Worries Sense Trouble

The Worries Sense Trouble

James Moore November 27, 2011 Comments Off on The Worries Sense Trouble

“The world is in trouble. So much trouble.” So starts the track “Strictly Worries” by London-based reggae/soul band The Worries. From the necessity of an Occupy Wall Street movement to the crashing worldwide economy,

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NO impress Bono with “Meet Me After Dark”

NO impress Bono with “Meet Me After Dark”

James Moore November 26, 2011 Comments Off on NO impress Bono with “Meet Me After Dark”

You know that you’re on the right path when you get a call from Bono saying that he’s a fan of your music. Los Angeles-based pop rock 4-piece NO have had this experience, and

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Act Natural wear their hearts on their sleeves with “Highs and Lows”

Act Natural wear their hearts on their sleeves with “Highs and Lows”

James Moore November 26, 2011 Comments Off on Act Natural wear their hearts on their sleeves with “Highs and Lows”

When I hear the term alternative rock band, I’m not really sure what it means anymore. In some circles, even Nickelback is labelled alternative rock (Don’t ask me for references on that one). However, one

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Pia Dean releases “Maybe”, Feeling Good, Feeling Great

Pia Dean releases “Maybe”, Feeling Good, Feeling Great

James Moore November 23, 2011 Comments Off on Pia Dean releases “Maybe”, Feeling Good, Feeling Great

“Brand new day and it’s looking good. It feels like I can breathe again.” Nothing at all wrong with some revival and positivity in my books. I can agree with the sentiment. Independent newcomer

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