Monday, November 27, 2023


“Just The Way She Goes” art by @hannahbluink

THE DROWNS, who recently announced their latest full-length “Blacked Out” (coming out February 16, 2024), have now unveiled their new 7” to give fans a preview of what to expect from the LP. “Just The Way She Goes / 1979 Trans Am” is a double A-side that has two rock ‘n roll bangers that showcases The Drowns’ penchant for writing 50’s inspired rock with a punk attitude! It will be coming out November 24th - just in time for the holiday season.

With rabid audiences worldwide clamoring for a taste of Seattle rockers The Drowns’ latest album Blacked Out, a 7” single release was inevitable! This presented the band and Pirates Press Records with a unique conundrum, however: how do you pick a single with an entire album chock full of wall-to-wall rock ’n roll anthems and no “B-sides”?

On an album of swaggering, glam-infused rock with punk heart, these two standout singles are bound to get fans’ motors revving and hips swaying, all the while building even greater anticipation for the forthcoming album!

Both of these singles pay tribute to very different vehicles and the lifestyles that go with them. “Just the Way She Goes” examines the life of a rock band’s relationship with their cantankerous tour van, as a metaphor for perseverance and optimism in the face of life’s adversity. “We all break down from time to time,” relates singer & bassist Andy Wylie, while the music propels the listener forward with enough spirit and energy to overcome any setback. “1979 Trans Am” on the other hand, fronted by singer-guitarist Aaron Rev Peters, is The Drowns’ take on the classic rock ’n roll story of “boy-meets-girl, boy & girl go for a joyride in a classic muscle car,” with a steady backbeat that will get any listener moving!


1. Just The Way She Goes

2. 1979 Trans Am


01/19/2024 - Bakersfield, CA - Temblor Brewing (w/ AGENT ORANGE)

01/20/2024 - Ventura, CA - Gigi’s Cocktails (w/ AGENT ORANGE)

02/16/2024 - Seattle, WA - Clock Out Lounge (w/ NOi!SE)

03/01/2024 - Morro Bay, CA - The Siren (w/ AGENT ORANGE)

03/02/2024 - Palmdale, CA - Transplants Brewing (w/ AGENT ORANGE)

08/01-04/2024 - Blackpool, UK - Rebellion Festival

Friday, November 24, 2023

Texas Garage Punks THE MULLENS Bring their Legendary Sounds to Los Angeles LIVE with Three Highly Anticipated Shows in October

Texas garage punks The Mullens are set to take the West Coast by storm with their invigorating blend of garage punk, infused with a unique Texas style. With numerous LP releases under their belt, including cult-adored albums through Get Hip Records, The Mullens have garnered a dedicated following over a span of decades.

Known as pure legends of the Texas garage rock scene, The Mullens are ready to embark on an unforgettable journey across Los Angeles with three highly anticipated shows. Fans can catch them live on Friday, October 13 at Liquid Zoo alongside fellow rockers The Unclaimed and The Killing Floors. On Saturday, October 14, they'll be igniting the stage at Redwood with electrifying performances by The Unclaimed, Sonic Blossoms, and The Electric Shine. And for those looking for a Sunday matinee show experience like no other, make sure not to miss them on October 15 at Alex's Bar where they will be joined by powerhouse acts such as The Killing Floors and The Loons and The Wyld Goom.

The Mullens' live performances exude raw energy and deliver genuine Texas garage punk vibes that leave audiences feeling like it's a righteous, rock riot on the Sunset Strip! Don't miss these three explosive shows that will redefine what it means to experience pure garage punk bliss.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

The Rolling Stones "Hackney Diamonds"

The last time the Rolling Stones released a proper studio album, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were still a year or two away from retirement age, celebrated expanded reissues of Exile on Main St. and Sticky Fingers weren't even being discussed and, most significantly, original drummer Charlie Watts was still alive. A Bigger Bang arrived in 2005 with a revitalized band linking their gloried past to a new future, and the Stones built on its momentum with several tours, repackaging of their classic records and enough nostalgia to remind everybody that they used to be the greatest band around.

Their 2016 album Blue & Lonesome managed a glance back even further, all the way to their original dues-paying club days, with a set of blues covers first made famous by their earliest heroes. It's the best they sounded on record in decades. Hackney Diamonds, only their second album of original material this century, finds the Rolling Stones at a curious stage in their long career: with both nothing and, for the first time in decades, something to prove.

And they step up for the occasion, delivering their most committed set of songs and performances in years. Starting strong with "Angry" – a blender whirl of classic Stones signposts – and continuing through to the LP-closing acoustic "Rolling Stone Blues," Hackney Diamonds is the rare occurrence of a veteran band embracing its legacy with new determination. The Rolling Stones aren't doing anything new here, but there's a surprising amount of vitality to almost everything they do.

Producer Andrew Watt – who has worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop and Eddie Vedder in recent years – never gets in the way of the songs, while still infusing tracks with nods to the band's storied past. There's Sticky Fingers-like sax in "Get Close," a snarling, punk-inspired Some Girls-era vocal from Mick Jagger in "Bite My Head Off" and "Dreamy Skies," a Beggars Banquet throwback featuring Keith Richards on acoustic slide. Hackney Diamonds sounds like a half-century's worth of classic Stones music distilled into 50 exhilarating minutes.

The album comes with a bigger guest list than usual: Elton John, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and original bassist Bill Wyman show up in some capacity throughout. The late Watts appears on a couple of tracks that were started before his 2021 death. Steve Jordan, the Stones' touring drummer and Richards' longtime solo sideman, ably fills in for the rest. But it's the songs that will immediately grab you. Even the ballads are uniformly solid: "Depending on You" and "Driving Me Too Hard" absorb country influences; "Sweet Sounds of Heaven" builds over seven and a half minutes, recalling a Let It Bleed castoff with Lady Gaga channeling Merry Clayton. Maybe it's the renewal of their fighting spirit, or perhaps they realize that because it took nearly two decades to get here, this could be their last album. Whatever the reason, Hackney Diamonds finds the Rolling Stones sublimely reclaiming a crown they relinquished long ago.

The Smile announce new LP 'Wall of Eyes,' share title track (watch Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video)

The Smile (Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, and former Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner) have announced their second album. Wall of Eyes, the follow-up to their excellent 2022 debut, A Light for Attracting Attention, is due out January 26 via XL Recordings. This time around they worked with producer Sam Petts-Davies instead of Nigel Godrich, and the album features string arrangements by the London Contemporary Orchestra. See the cover art and tracklist below.

The album features “Bending Hectic,” which they released back in June, and they’re now sharing the beautiful, eerie title track, and an accompanying video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Watch that below.

The Smile will be on tour in the UK and Europe in March of 2024. See all dates below.

Read The Room
Under Our Pillows
Friend Of A Friend
I Quit
Bending Hectic
You Know Me!

Wed 13th March: Copenhagen – K.B. Hallen
Fri 15th March: Brussels – Forest National
Sat 16th March: Amsterdam – AFAS Live
Mon 18th March: Brighton – Brighton Centre
Tue 19th March: Manchester – O2 Apollo
Wed 20th March: Glasgow – SEC Armadillo
Fri 22nd March: Birmingham – O2 Academy
Sat 23rd March: London – Alexandra Palace

Friday, November 17, 2023

From New York to Nashville, Reviver Records Recording Artist Brooke Moriber Making Her Mark in Country Music

Born and bred NYC native and current Nashville resident Brooke Moriber is returning to her roots this winter for two special shows. First, the burgeoning young Country star will be playing on Thursday December 7th for the “Nash Meets Patch Honky-Tonk Showcase” presented by Planet Of Sound Promotions at 89 North in Patchogue, NY on Long Island.

Then after the new year, see Brooke perform as part of the new bi-monthly “Nashville in New York” Songwriters in the Round series, which will also feature Jeff Cohen, Kara DioGuardi and members of the 615 Collective including Sarah Darling, at the legendary The Bitter End on Bleeker Street in NYC on Saturday January 13th at 6:30pm.

Brooke Moriber is a singer/songwriter and native New Yorker who has paved an unconventional path for herself in Country music. After getting her start at a young age professionally performing on Broadway, Brooke turned to songwriting as a teenager to cope with losing her eyesight to a rare eye disease. When the disease went into remission after a difficult four years, Brooke began traveling to Nashville to tell her own stories. Praised for her “clarion voice” (Associated Press), she went on to release her first single “Cry Like A Girl” independently in 2019, and later signed with Nashville’s Reviver Records.

Moriber’s music has been in rotation on many Music Choice channels and has been featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Country and Country Christmas playlists (“Little Bit of You”, “Down to Nothing”, “All I Want for Christmas is You”), CMT online, Music Choice Network and the Music Row Country Breakout radio chart. Brooke most recently released a self-titled album featuring “Holy Ground”, a soulful duet with The Voice’s Ian Flanigan.

The New York City girl performed her hometown anthem “This Town Made Us” on Today in Nashville and shared the stage with other young breakthrough artists including Dylan Scott and Caroline Jones. When she is not on the road, Moriber has been hard at work in Nashville with some of the industry’s top writers and producers, including Todd Lombardo and Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves), Karen Kosowski (Mickey Guyton) and David Pittenger (GAYLE, Parmalee). Hailed as a “stellar songwriter and a powerhouse vocalist” (Country Swag) and “a force to be reckoned with in Country music” (Celeb Secrets Country), Brooke is poised to take her place among the biggest voices in Country music.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Inspiring Pop Songstress Tina DeCara Set to Break Big with Empowering Anthem “Bones”

Electrifying Artist Tina DeCara’s brand new single “Bones” is now available on Spotify and all the major music services.

Co-written by Seann Bowe, Produced by Helveeta, mixed/mastered by Vito2300 and recorded at Celia Werner Studios, “Bones” is about to break in a very big way.

New York based pop artist Tina DeCara is an unmistakable star in the making. Inspired and influenced by a wide variety of modern day artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Dave Grohl with a nod to legends including Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Michael Jackson, Tina has been regularly turning heads and commanding the attention of discerning music aficionados across the world. With her intriguing, soulful vocals and thoughtful sing along lyrics, Tina’s music has an authenticity that has attracted enthusiastic fans from everywhere.

No stranger to the game, the past few years have seen Tina appearing on several high profile features, including her collaboration with Thoreau “Illusion” which hit over 1 million streams on Spotify, and releasing several well received tunes herself like “SOLO” which hit New Music Friday in the US and the UK, and “Dreamer” which she performed at EZOO. Recently, Tina also took a turn starring in FUSE TV’s national docu-series “Saturday Morning Fever,” as the only female singer/songwriter to showcase her talents in singing, acting and dancing on the show.

Monday, October 2, 2023

How Leonard Cohen transformed the art of songwriting for Jarvis Cocker

Over the last 30 years, Jarvis Cocker has made a name for himself as a pioneer of the Britpop movement and one of the biggest names in indie music. The Sheffield-born frontman began Pulp at the age of just 15, but they weren’t to find success until the 1990s Britpop boom. Between genre-defining hits like ‘Common People’ and ‘Disco 2000’, Pulp secured a place as one of the “big four” of Britpop alongside Blur, Oasis and Suede.

Since then, Cocker has also embarked upon a solo career under various monikers, most recently adopting the name Jarv Is. Along the way, he appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the singer of the fictional band the Weird Sisters, sang an original song for Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, and provided a cover of ‘I Can’t Forget’ to a Leonard Cohen tribute film. For the latter, Cocker abandoned his Britpop roots and the experimental arty pop of Jarv Is in favour of Cohen’s classic sound. His deep voice was accompanied by minimal, soft instrumentation.

Cocker’s love for Cohen goes far beyond a cover contribution to a tribute album. The Pulp frontman has adored Cohen since his youth, as he explained in an interview with The Talks. Cocker stated that the ‘Hallelujah’ singer has always been important to him before recalling the transformative experience of listening to him for the first time. He shared, “My first time listening to Leonard Cohen was quite a mind-blowing experience – I guess because of his use of words.”

He continued to explain how Cohen’s lyricism transformed and matured his own songwriting: “His songs were melodic and accessible, but they weren’t trying to be like a pop song. And they were talking about grown-up relationships. And for me that at the moment I listened to him, it was like music grew up; it moved from being an adolescent thing to being a thing that could talk about what it was like to be an adult.”

Cohen’s lyricism has always been heralded for its range and depth of themes – he explored depression, religion, love, and more with great thought and care. This was a “big revelation” to Cocker: “So, sometimes it’s almost like seeing into the future.” He suggests that a phrase or lyric can stick in your mind seemingly without meaning but can become relevant later in life: “And I think that can also work with your own songs.”

Detailing his own songwriting process now, he shared, “I’ve found when I write lyrics, some of it’s thought out, but a lot of it is kind of spontaneous and something that maybe sounds right or feels right to me at the time. And sometimes I’m not always sure what a song means; I just have to know that it feels right to me and feels genuine.”

Though Pulp’s biting lyrics around class tourism and failed romantic endeavours don’t quite channel the poetry of Cohen’s discography, the legendary lyricist taught Cocker the maturity possible in songwriting.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Sarah Mary Chadwick - Messages To God - Album Out

"... a mighty impactful portrait of grief, recovery and vulnerability. Alternately bruising, funny and thought-provoking, it is a testament to one of the 21st century’s most powerful songwriters."
- The Line of Best Fit

"…few other singer-songwriters currently working can write with such gut-wrenching clarity."
- The Guardian

"...Sarah Mary Chadwick has a voice unlike anyone else. Her lyricism is brutal and raw, and her records are a wholly consuming affair. Chadwick is just as spellbinding live – it’s hard to look away."
- The Sydney Morning Herald

"...Sarah has songwriting down to a fine-tuned art. The precision with which she melds dynamic chord progressions with poetic lyricism – heart-wrenching in its vulnerability yet cut with moments of humour – shines particularly bright in her latest work..."
- Beat Magazine

", sparsely accompanied baroque-pop ballads that have maintained a certain disaffected introspection..."
- FLOOD Magazine

"...the Melbourne singer-songwriter’s music has grown dramatically in scope, encompassing rollicking country throw-downs, showtune-style ballads, and an immense, intense album..."
- Pitchfork

"...perhaps her most colorful and fascinating work yet."

"...a tender, teeth-smashing listen."
- Exclaim!

" being on the receiving end of a warm hug after the other team scores a miracle shot in the final second."
- +rcmndedlisten

"We’re lucky to have Sarah Mary Chadwick."

Messages To God is perhaps a more universal record in terms of its content than 2021’s Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby, yet it is still unquestionably intimate. Like all of Chadwick’s music, the album is centered around her completely singular approach to songwriting and storytelling, delivering one of Chadwick’s most dynamic records to date.

New Zealand born, Melbourne-based Sarah Mary Chadwick is a gifted and singular songwriter, uniquely attuned to the minutiae of human emotion, not unlike Phil Eleverum’s work as Mount Eerie and Daniel Johnston’s adventures on tape. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Chadwick’s songs are unsparing, brutal, and absolutely lovely. Eight records into her solo career, following the recent success of 2019’s The Queen Who Stole The Sky, 2020’s Please Daddy, and 2021’s Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby, comes Messages To God, her first ever record made alongside award winning producer, Tony Epsie (oracle to The Avalanches).

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Rob Eberle Set to Headline Mercury Lounge in the Heart of Manhattan on Sun Oct 1

Prolific young Singer/Songwriter/Producer Rob Eberle presents another headlining show on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with support from Andrew Maxman and Claire Nichols.


Sunday, October 1st. Doors at 5PM


Mercury Lounge

(217 E Houston Street, New York, New York, 10002)

Tickets are now available HERE! Get them while they last!

Rob Eberle is a young, versatile singer & songwriter and producer born and raised in Long Island, NY. Rob’s ability to capture snapshots of his life and other’s experiences is a special gift that separates him from lyricists within his genre. Rob writes all of his own music, lyrics and works with various producers to create unique moments within his songs.

Each one of Eberle’s songs are stories and moments into his life and others around him. Influences from an eclectic group of artists such as FINNEAS, Elliott Smith & Billie Eilish, Jeremy Zucker, JVKE and Alexander 23 all the way to Madison Beer, Olivia Rodrigo and Panic! At the Disco have helped to create Eberle’s genre bending darker-alternative to traditional Pop Rock.


Eberle's Website


Monday, September 4, 2023

London Punk Vets VIRVON VARVON Drop New Release Ahead of US Tour Dates, Gonerfest 20

Virvon Varvon are UK (London) vets featuring members of Black Time, Wake Up Dead, Candy Highway, and The Jazz June.

After burning through a couple of pressings of their debut mini-LP "Mind Cancer" (Girlsville Records), they gigged around London and played Get Lost Fest in Hamburg, Germany last year. In September they head to Gonerfest in Memphis, TN for their first-ever shows stateside.

To coincide with their appearance at Gonerfest, Virvon Varvon is releasing a new EP called "Voices" on Girlsville Records.

"Voices" was written by Virvon Varvon bassist, Cunha. Pulling more than his fair share of weight as the new member of Virvon Varvon & penning the lead single on the EP, "Voices" doubles as the lead single for the follow-up LP to the debut Virvon Varvon 12" (Mind Cancer), due in 2024.

Voices is a hooky and raucous shouty punker with Lemmy Caution's guitar leads functioning as what could be mistaken for a Wavey synth bit, Hanne's vocals: urgent, venomous, raw, and appropriately desperate. The backing vox on the chorus drives home the message: voices in one's head that can't be silenced.

"Useless" was written by Andrew Low and is aggressive punk pop with immediacy and a huge chorus. Virvon Varvon delivering once again on the promise of hard & fucked up pop for punks!

"Holding Pattern" is a composition by Lemmy Caution and is reminiscent of the lo-fi punk of the sorely missed Black Time, with a spoken word bit that to these ears is a clear nod to Huggy Bear, both in delivery and the music, bringing to mind something akin to the outro to Teen Tighterns. SLOW. DEATH. IS. YOURS!

Voices EP is getting a limited run of 100 cassettes to commemorate Virvon Varvon playing Gonerfest 20 in Memphis, and will only be available at the shows in Memphis. If I have any left, I'll put them up on Bandcamp upon my return.

The download is available to purchase for everyone, and it includes artwork, Front and Back, by Lemmy Caution.

Tour Dates





Friday, August 25, 2023

Miley Cyrus releases new single 'Used To Be Young': Watch the music video

Miley Cyrus has released her new single "Used To Be Young" and its accompanying music video.

In a statement, the singer said the new track "is about honoring who we've been, loving who we are and celebrating who we will become."

The understated but emotional video shows a teary-eyed Cyrus wearing a Mickey Mouse T-shirt under a red sequined bodysuit, singing about how she's grown.

"I feel proud when reflecting on my past and optimistic when thinking about the future," Cyrus' statement continued. "I am grateful to my loyal fans who make my dreams a reality daily. I am sincerely thankful for the stability of your steadfast support. This song is for you."

"I know I used to be crazy / I know I used to be fun / You say I used to be wild / but I say I used to be young / You tell me time has done changed me / That's fine I've had a good run / I know I used to be crazy / That's cause I used to be young," Cyrus sings in the chorus.

"It's super emotional because I am kind of a mini-me of my mom and I could see her inside of the camera by using a technology where I could livestream with my mom from inside of the camera," she explained. "So, we could see each other and as she was dancing it just made me cry, it made me laugh, it brought up so many real emotions and I think it's really letting people into true emotion, which I don't feel we get to see very much these days."

Cyrus' TV special event "Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions)" is also available to stream on Hulu.

Aborted Tortoise and Ghoulies Tour Europe, Prep Split 7" via Goodbye Boozy Records

‘The music is better than the name’ – words that Aborted Tortoise have heard numerous times. A union of 5 idiots with many gripes, Aborted Tortoise began as a dumb high school band that soon grew to be a dumb mid-20s band. Alex (drums), Tom (guitar) and Charles (guitar) played their first gig at Tom’s sister’s 21st where they played Kids in America by Kim Wilde twice. They soon recruited John (bass) and Connor (vocals) and continued to churn out songs about bees, the Goosebumps book series, Coles minis, getting blasted into the sun and being born.

They continued to stumble their way into good luck, playing with bands such as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Growlers and Ausmuteants. In 2018 they flew to Europe for some shows where they played in an abandoned basement, stayed in the worst hotel in Berlin and Connor almost lost his passport about 20 times.

With 4 releases under their belt as of 2021, Aborted Tortoise will continue to dominate the front end of your alphabetised record collections with their 2nd LP, ‘A Album’. With the power of nepotism, they’ve swindled their way onto the eponymous label, Bargain Bin Records, a comfy place for them to call home and continue to make ‘stupid music for stupid people’.


Ghoulies hail from Perth, Australia, and they play a frenetic brand of synth-punk. The group includes Aborted Tortoise and Kitchen People members, so you can expect plenty of art freaky weirdness here. The head spinning synth lines add to the circus atmosphere while sugar-pill punk drives the group’s surrealistic mayhem into overdrive. They sound somethin’ like a thirteen tricycle pile-up under an exploding piƱata, but the band’s caustic wit should be disclaimer enough against eating their candy.