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    • On this Day January 22, 2017
      English bass guitar player Pete Overend Watts and founding member of the 1970s rock band, Mott the Hoople died from throat cancer aged 69. Watts helped start the Buddies with guitarist Mick Ralphs, a band that evolved into Mott the Hoople after periods in which it was known as the Doc Thomas Group, the Shakedown Sound, then Silence. They became Mott the Hoop […]
    • On this Day January 22, 1994
      D:Ream had their first UK No.1 single with 'Things Can Only Get Better', it stayed at No.1 for four weeks. In 1997 the track was adopted by the UK Labour Party as their theme for the 1997 UK General Election. Keyboard player Brian Cox became a renowned physicist and science broadcaster on the BBC.
    • On this Day January 22, 1969
    • On this Day January 22, 1959
      Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment
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    • 10 Best Songs of the Week: Mount Eerie, of Montreal, Gwenno, Yo La Tengo, Ought, and More
      2018 is coming on strong with lots of fantastic new tracks this week in our second Songs of the Week post of the year. Like last week, it was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10. Preoccupations, The Spook School, Hinds, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, St. Vincent remixed by Kelly Lee Owens, Eels, and Hinds all could have easily made the Top 10, but […]
    • Bucket List: First Aid Kit
      Bucket List is our recurring feature where an artist provides a list of what they want to accomplish before they die. For this installment Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit (Johanna and Klara Söderberg) submit their lists.
    • Bucket List: First Aid Kit
      Bucket List is our recurring feature where an artist provides a list of what they want to accomplish before they die. For this installment Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit (Johanna and Klara Söderberg) submit their lists.
    • Fischerspooner Share NSFW Video for New Song “TopBrazil” and Announce Tour Dates
      Fischerspooner are releasing a new album, Sir, on February 16 via Ultra. Now they have shared a new song from it, "TopBrazil," via a NSFW video, and have also announced some tour dates.
    • Soundtracking the Resistance - An Interview with Mimicking Birds
      This week we're joined by Nate Lacy from Mimicking Birds who talks the wonders and dangers of nature, plus we have medicals, shutdowns, presidential racism, and a sad loss. 
    • Soundtracking the Resistance - An Interview with Mimicking Birds
      This week we're joined by Nate Lacy from Mimicking Birds who talks the wonders and dangers of nature, plus we have medicals, shutdowns, presidential racism, and a sad loss. 
    • 2017 Artist Survey: Marika Hackman
      For Under the Radar's 15th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2017 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.
    • Watch Franz Ferdinand Perform “Always Ascending” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
      Scotland's Franz Ferdinand are releasing a new album, Always Ascending, on February 9 via their longtime label Domino. Previously they shared its fun and dance-y title track, "Always Ascending," as well as a video for the song, plus the album's second single, "Feel the Love Go." 
    • Ariel Marx, Composer on Sundance films “The Tale” & “Hair Wolf”
      Ariel Marx has been busy. The composer has work on a handful of short films over the last several years, and now she's heading to Sundance for the first time with her scores for the feature film The Tale and the horror short Hair Wolf. Marx, who received her master's in music composition and film scoring at NYU, met The Tale's director Jennife […]
    • Hinds Announce New Album, Share Fun Football-Themed Video for New Song “New For You”
      Spanish all-female quartet Hinds have announced a new album, I Don't Run, their sophomore album, and shared a video for its first single, "New For You." Lucía Pardo directed the fun video for "New For You," which features the band engaged in a game of football (or soccer if you must). 
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    • Erasure Prepare Classical Collaboration January 21, 2018
      'World Beyond' will be released on March 9th...Erasure have detailed plans for a new classical collaboration on upcoming album 'World Beyond'. The idea seemingly came from Vince Clarke, who sought out the aid of revered Belgian post-classical outfit Echo Collective. Recorded in 10 days, 'World Beyond' adds an extra dimension to […]
    • Drake Drops Two New Tracks, Addresses J-Lo Split January 21, 2018
      ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ are online now...Drake has shared two new songs, ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Diplomatic Immunity’. The rapper intends to release new EP 'Scary Hours' shortly, with this pair of new songs leading the way. Things get emotional, too, with ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ referencing his recent split from Jennifer Lopez. Never one to […]
    • Dead! - The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying January 21, 2018
      Straight up rock ’n’ roll and punchy pop punk fuel their big ambitions...If you thought the exclamation mark at the end of Dead!’s band name insinuates that they’ve nailed the knack of concocting brash, ballsy and boisterous sonic burning effigies, then you’d be correct. Enter, ‘The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying’, the debut album from the aforementioned Lond […]
    • Cardi B Defends Migos' Offset Over Homophobic Row January 21, 2018
      "I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not..."Cardi B has defended Migos rapper Offset following a homophobic row. Offset made a guest appearance on YFN Lucci's song 'Boss Life', and used the word "queers". Later apologising, the row brought the rapper enormous criticism, with Cardi B now […]
    • Tom Petty Died Of An Accidental Drug Overdose January 21, 2018
      Family post moving statement online...Tom Petty's family have confirmed that the singer died of an accidental drug overdose. In a moving statement posted online the family of the rock 'n' roll icon confirmed his cause of death, and also the health problems he endured during his final years. It seems that decades of heavy touring took their tol […]
    • David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy Gains New Vinyl Pressing January 19, 2018
      It's coming later this year...David Bowie's legendary Berlin trilogy is set to gain a new vinyl pressing. The iconic artist's stint in the German capital has become the stuff of mythology, re-carving pop culture to suit his own ends. Parlophone are set to issue the trilogy - 'Low', 'Heroes', and 'Lodger' - on Febr […]
    • Clash DJ Mix - Jacques January 19, 2018
      A guide to a complete one off talent...French composer Jacques is playing by his own rules. Ruthlessly adventurous pop music of an electronic bent, each track seems to usher in a complete re-wiring of the way we approach listening to music. Ending 2017 with his avant-bubblegum electro melter 'In The Radio', the composer set about recording a demons […]
    • Where To Start: The Cosmic Genius Of Sun Ra January 19, 2018
      There are other worlds they have not told you of...In the pantheon of musical trailblazers, Sun Ra is a shooting star; with his huge ‘band’, the multi, multi instrumental Arkestra in tow, he bursts miles ahead of anyone else in terms of chronology, mythology, and straight up otherworldliness. Born in 1914, it was as early as the opening years of the 50s that […]
    • Premiere: Desert Sound Colony - 'Tethered' January 19, 2018
      A return to his roots in club culture...Electronic composer Liam Wachs has been through many phases, many creative iterations. Using the name Desert Sound Colony as an umbrella term for these projects, he recently completed an international tour with a three-piece line up. Deciding to strip things back, Liam Wachs re-engaged with the elements of club culture […]
    • Ashley Henry's Jazz Interpretation Of This Nas Classic Is Astounding January 19, 2018
      The World Is Yours, indeed...These are heady times for UK jazz. The scene is gaining international recognition, while the sheer diversity of sounds on display seems to reconfigure identity on a daily basis. South London's Ashley Henry & the RE:ensemble have just signed a major label deal, inking a new partnership with Sony. New EP 'Easter' […]
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      Eddie spoke with former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent at the the Atlanta KISS Expo on January 19th. Vincent discusses his life, his time in KISS, and his possible return to the music business, listen to the discussion below. Vinnie Vincent joined KISS in 1982, replacing Ace Frehley. As the “Ankh Warrior,” he toured with the... Read more
      Following the recent release of the music video for the first single, Year Of The Tiger, Myles Kennedy has released a lyric video for another song from the upcoming debut solo album. Haunted By Design is the second track released from Year Of The Tiger; the upcoming album available worldwide on March 9th via Napalm... Read more
      Justin Kroll of Variety reports: Colson Baker, known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly, has been tapped to play Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee in Netflix’s adaptation of the band’s biography The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine, who helmed the Jackass movies, is directing the film from a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos. Julie... Read more
      Promising to be the Tour of the Year, two of the world’s greatest rock bands – Def Leppard and Journey – are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, half the shows being closed by Journey and half by Def Leppard. The tour, promoted by Live... Read more
      Resurrection, the new album from Michael Schenker’s Michael Schenker Fest project, will be released on March 2nd through Nuclear Blast. When asked how Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett came to be involved with the project, Schenker told Poland’s (as transcribed by, “He is a fan. He always wanted to jam with me. He actually... Read […]
      Joe Perry–legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith–and his all-star band crushed it at a two-hour plus set this past Tuesday (January 16th) at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Joe was backed by guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Buck Johnson (keyboards/vocals/Aerosmith) a […]
      Coming this Monday to Trunk Nation a big show with Joe Elliot of Def Leppard and Neal Schon of Journey joining me live in the studio! Don’t miss this show live this Monday. Joe and Neal in at 3P ET. Also 2P ET Randy & Felix from Zebra drop by! It all happens this Monday... Read more
    • THE DEAD DAISIES SET TO “BURN IT DOWN” IN 2018 January 16, 2018
      Burn It Down, the new album from the Dead Daisies, is a muscular tour-de-force, a tornado of pounding drums, pulverizing bass, screaming guitars and in-your-face raw vocals. Evoking the best of 70s Rock, with moments of Birmingham’s finest, blended with the early works of Boston’s best, Burn It Down will do just that: burn down... Read more
      Have some new info regarding the Atlanta Kiss Expo this weekend I will be appearing at. I can now confirm that Vinnie Vincent has agreed to an interview. I’ll be broadcasting my SiriusXM show live in channel 106 Volume this Friday 1/19 from the Expo from 2-4P ET. Vinnie will join me at aprox 3P... Read more
      Frontiers Music and Spread Eagle are very proud to announce the planned release of a new studio album in 2019. The band has started pre-production in the Music Building, New York, NY which is the exact place where our debut album was written and rehearsed. Recording will take place at Studio E in Brooklyn, NY... Read more
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    • Sawdust City Music Festival July 27, 2017
      The inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival takes over Gravenhurst, Ontario this August long weekend. Running from August 4th – 6th the festival features performances from a plethora of talented artists from the area and all over Canada. Whether you want to check out the Muskoka music scene or experience the Jim Cuddy Family Band perform [...] Sawdust City Mus […]
    • Interview: Danko Jones July 21, 2017
      We sat down with John Calabrese, bassist of Danko Jones to talk about the band's impressive 20+ year career, most memorable moments and their newest album Wild Cat.  Interview: Danko Jones by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Kid Koala July 20, 2017
      Kid Koala chats with us about his chaotic party show Vinyl Vaudeville, his new album Music To Draw To: Satellite and working on . Interview: Kid Koala by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • The Lemon Bucket Orkestra July 19, 2017
      A Toronto music staple Lemon Bucket Orkestra had humble origins as buskers in Kensington Market, the band’s ringleader Mark Marczyk spoke to the Chart Attack team about the evolution of LBO and their drive to keep performing live for (and with) their ever-growing audiences. The Lemon Bucket Orkestra by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Mix Master Mike July 17, 2017
      Mix Master Mike put on an epic show in Quebec City on Friday and again in Toronto last night. We chatted with him about his tour with Metallica and his new Virtual Reality work. Interview: Mix Master Mike by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: The Dirty Nil July 14, 2017
      The Dirty Nil played one of their biggest shows in Canada yesterday. We caught up with the band just before the show to talk about opening for The Who, touring and Minimum R&B. Interview: The Dirty Nil by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: A Tribe Called Red July 13, 2017
      A Tribe Called Red played their biggest show in Quebec yesterday at Festival d'été de Québec. We caught up with Bear Witness just prior to the festival to talk about We are the Halluci Nation. Interview: A Tribe Called Red by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • FEQ in 2 Days! July 4, 2017
      Celebrating their 50th year this summer,  Festival d'été de Québec is throwing an epic bash from July 6th to July 16th. FEQ in 2 Days! by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt June 30, 2017
      The unconventional songwriter has been making waves with the release of his fourth album. Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) June 17, 2017
      Wednesday, June 14th at the Horseshoe Tavern: dance-punk at its finest REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.

New Release Round-Up (February 10, 2015)

Posted by falconi5 on February 15, 2015



Boom goes the New Release dynamite with the strongest field of albums so far this year. Kicking things off is thestevet latest from Houston’s own Steve Tyrell.  This time out the preeminent standards bearer in the American Songbook arena sets his Tom Waits meets Bob Seger vocal style on the second generation of The Great American songbook with the release of That Lovin’ Feeling, a set of songs that takes us back to the Brill building and the songwriters who influenced him back in the day as he was just starting out. With guest pop-ins from Neil Sedaka on “Laughter in the Rain,” Bill Medley on “You’ve Lost That Lovin Feeling,” and BJ Thomas for whom Steve produced the Ocsar winning “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” and the most excellent Rock and Roll Lullaby, this makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day present for that music loving someone.

fatherjohnJosh Tillman under his moniker Father John Misty returns with I Love You, Honeybear, the more than stellar follow-up to 2012’s Fear Fun. This Laurel Canyon tinged record combines 70’s Pop with Orchestral Folk to create an earscape of pastoral beauty. With lyrics that evoke Randy Newman in places, and silliness in others, this effort is one not to be missed. Top 10 material, maybe not. If this were the playoffs, the album would just miss the post season, but for a lazy afternoon sitting in the sun drinking a wine cooler, this one might be just the ticket.

And now, ladies and gentlemen listen very carefully, this is not a drill.  Repeat, this is not a drill. Holding all the Roses, the latest from country rockers Blackberry Smoke is finally here.  One toke over the line between The Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynard and .38 Special, these guys are the real retro-rock 70’s deal. Don’t fear the every once in a while mandolin your ears are detecting, these guys are no hipster band, just look at them. The extended mid-song romp on the title track has a fairy dusting of The Allman Brothers on it, and “Rock and Roll Again” has hit single written all over it. If the old school Flying Burrito Brothers decided to become a rock band, this is what they would have sounded like.

You may not have heard of Gretchen Peters, but you know her very well. Having penned hit songs for Carriegretchen Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Bryan Adams, and countless others, her songs have been part of your musical buffet for almost two decades.

A recent inductee into the Nashville writers hall of fame, this whirlwind of talent has stepped out from behind her quill to produce Blackbirds, a stunning set of tunes that feature gust drive-bys  from Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Kim Richey, Jimmy LaFave, and Suzy Bogguss.

The narratives here are almost Springsteenian in nature with devastating stories of the common man like on “When All You Got Is a Hammer” a song that features Jason Isbell and tells the story of the problems a veteran faces after returning from war duty, and “Blackbirds,” the title track is simply epic.

“I left you lying there like rotten fruit upon the ground, and I lit a torch and burned the whole thing down.”

You won’t find better songwriting this side of Lucinda Williams.

If you have never heard of the band Peace, you now have been duly informed. This Birmingham, England band has a new school ambiance about them with a definite 80’s old school Post Punk vibe. Happy People, their latest has sort of a U2 meets Oasis feel to it with a lot of energy and moxie to spare.


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