Posts Tagged ‘independent’

Hand Drawn Records. A Compilation. Volume 3. Live Studio Session at Big Acre Sound (Copper Canyon, TX) – Words by Michal Elizabeth Smith // Photos by Ronnie Jackson – Acoustic singer-songwriter and cowboy cool artist, Taylor Craig Mills concluded Hand Drawn Records’ recording sessions for their third compilation album…

Hand Drawn Records. A Compilation. Volume 3. Live Studio Session at Big Acre Sound (Copper Canyon, TX) – Words by Michal Elizabeth Smith // Photos by Ronnie Jackson – Owner of Big Acre Sound, as well as session engineer, Andrew Tinker affably lent his studio space to Hand Drawn Records for the tracking of their third c…

– Interview by James Villa – On Tour sat down with Kaoru of Dir En Grey before their show at Trees in Dallas, TX to discuss their current U.S. Tour, crossing the language barrier, and what fans can expect in 2014. Exclusive Interview: Dir En Grey JAPANESE ONLY VERSION Exclusive Interview: Dir En Grey JAPANESE WITH ENGL…

– By Dustin Blocker – With chilling piano and a gorgeously haunting voice, Irish singer-songwriter Róisín O takes a minimalist approach to the music on her newest single, “Hold On”, and its video is equally sparse.  A stark narrative of two lowly service workers, and their could-be romance tiptoe about the dim office s…

– By Dustin Blocker – Detroit electro duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are set to release their sophomore record The Speed of Things next month and here’s their early offering, “War Zone“. A tasty preview chock full of summer ain’t gonna end guitars, poppy synth beats and airy vocals. This new single gets a #PUSHPLAY. “War Z…

– By Dustin Blocker – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” The Polyphonic Spree is a conundrum. Forget the visual spectacle; one producing dozens of rotating band members donning long form robes, hand-clap-dancing like a satirical choir.  Forget this, because the band’s inherent visuals are a distraction from the truth, that The Polyph…

New Previously Unreleased Single by Dallas’ Faded Grace – By James Villa – The new record’s not out yet, but guess who has the all femme heavy rock band Faded Grace‘s new single “Sister“?  You’re a good guesser! The track is all you should expect from heavy; cathartic, crunchy, and most importantly, earnestly emotive.…

– Lucas Jack by Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Lucas Jack’s Sun City is a must for fans of piano driven easy listening. With influences such as Billy Joel and Elton John, one can’t go wrong. The full length record is laced with feel good hits like “Don’t Get Carried Away (Curtis)” and “Where We Are (We Belong)”…