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    • On this Day April 26, 2016
      A list of tracks by a death metal band was accidentally printed on the back of a new album by UK comedian Bernie Clifton. The 80-year-old (who is famous for riding a yellow ostrich), said he was "fuming and furious" about the error, which saw songs by the group Abhorrent Decimation printed on his new CD.
    • On this Day April 26, 1995
      Courtney Love reportedly turned down an offer of $1m from Playboy to pose nude for the magazine.
    • On this Day April 26, 1988
      Mick Jagger appeared in White Plains, New York, Federal Court in the copyright infringement case brought by reggae singer Patrick Alley, who claimed the Mick Jagger solo track Just Another Night was a plagiarism of his own song of the same name. Alley was claiming $7m in profits from the track. During the case Sly Dunbar played drums to the court to show how […]
    • On this Day April 26, 1980
    • On this Day April 26, 1969
      During the band's second North American tour
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    • Could These Posters Be The Work Of Radiohead? April 26, 2017
      And if so, what are they up to...?A number of posters placed around Europe could be the work of Radiohead, if fan speculation is to be believed. On May 21st the band's seminal 'OK Computer' album turns 20 years old, leaving fans to speculate about a possible anniversary event. A series of posters have appeared around Europe, and seem to tie in […]
    • Premiere: Hot Dreams - 'Will You Dive' April 26, 2017
      Deeply atmospheric and hugely promising...Hot Dreams hail from London, a city with a near-unrivalled musical pedigree. The band, though, have no desire to look back over the past, and want to write their own chapter in their own unique style. Debut single 'Plungepool' gained attention from BBC Introduction, a precocious track that was brimming with […]
    • In Conversation: Lowly April 26, 2017
      Honing in on the incredibly creative Danish alt-pop project...Remember when you were forced to do group work at school? Having to interact with a mismatched bunch of shirkers, egomaniacs and oddballs, all in the name of learning how to “cooperate with others”? It’s surely not something that any right-thinking person would enjoy. But then there’s Danish five- […]
    • Katiya Falcone Conjures Explicit Pop Noir April 26, 2017
      Check out new cut 'Lust Is A Ride Through Hell'...Passion is a universal phenomenon. It's something that dominates some of the finest pop songs, a belief that losing yourself to love is somehow just right. Rising artist Katiya Falcone knows this, and her new explicit pop noir frequently indulges matters of the heart. New cut 'Lust Is A Ri […]
    • Olympia Turns 'Smoke Signals' Into An Acoustic Gem April 26, 2017
      Check out this heart-stopping performance...Olivia Bartley grew up in rural Australia, coming of age in a small town dominated by the church. It's where she learned about music, learning to play by ear as the sermon rang out around her. Leaving this world behind, she choose the name Olympia as a vehicle for her thoughts, dreams, and her music. "I d […]
    • Good Trip, Bad Trip: Stone Foundation April 26, 2017
      Touring recollections from the storming sound of UK soul...Stone Foundation aren't so much a band as a movement. The UK group unite the forces of soul music from across the generations, with new album 'Street Rituals' featuring southern soul icons William Bell and Betty Lavette. Continually looking ahead, the band invited Paul Weller into the […]
    • Sonny Green Salutes Jeremy Corbyn April 26, 2017
      Southend MC drops new track...Rising rapper Sonny Green has dropped new track 'Jeremy Corbyn' in salute of the Labour leader. The Southend MC has been following the politician's work for some time, and recently went into the studio to focus on a track that includes those themes. It couldn't have come at a better time. The weekend saw a ho […]
    • Track Of The Day 26/4 - Siv Jakobsen April 26, 2017
      'Like I Used To'Siv Jakobsen grew up in Norway, surrounded by remote beauty. There's a glacial charm to her music, a slow-moving sensibility that allows the mood, the atmosphere of each piece to subtly overwhelm. Making her home in the UK, Siv recorded her fragrantly beautiful debut album at London's Urchin Studios. Standout cut 'Lik […]
    • Mura Masa Announces Debut Album Plans April 26, 2017
      And the cast list is incredible...Mura Masa has announced plans for his self-titled debut album. The release will be released via his own Anchor Point imprint, and was announced through an international poster campaign. The campaign underlined the strength of the record, with Mura Masa recruiting a stunning guest cast for the full length. The cast includes ( […]
    • Hackney Colliery Band Light A Fire On 'Gather Your Wits' April 26, 2017
      Check out this incendiary live cut...Hackney Colliery Band are pure, simple fun. The band's live shows are sheer enjoyment, ranging from their own brass-laden material to those cheeky Prodigy mash ups or their festival-smashing 'No Diggity' cover. A new live album is the perfect document of these sweat-laden, hip-shaking outbursts, nailing the […]
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      This past Saturday, Anthrax closed the show at the sold-out Los Angeles “KillThrax” tour stop and those in attendance witnessed an exclusive treat, the band’s first-ever live performance of Carry On, their cover of the classic Kansas song. With shout-outs from fans for the band to play the song at the “KillThrax” shows, airplay on... Read more
      This Monday 4/24 on TRUNKNation a big show! 2-3P ET Ice T will be in studio to talk about the new Body Count album and more. Then 3-4P ET Taylor Momsen and Ben Phillips on The Pretty Reckless will be in studio. Join us live on SiriusXM channel 106. The entire show replays 9-11P ET... Read more
    • WARRANT STREAMS “PERFECT” April 21, 2017
      As previously reported, Warrant will release their new album, Louder Harder Faster, on May 12th. The band is currently streaming the song, Perfect, which can be heard below. With a line-up featuring original members, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen, and Steven Sweet along with singer Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Cry of Love), Warrant are... Read more
      Zakk Sabbath, the all-star Black Sabbath cover band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde, bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson and drummer Joey Castillo, will release a limited-edition EP, Live In Detroit, on June 16th via Southern Lord Recordings. The three tracks comprising Live In Detroit were captured at the band’s thundering performance at The Fillmore in […]
      Welcome one and all to The Mission, Styx’s sonically sweet 16th studio album and its most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding release to date. Please take note of the official stardate, as The Mission has duly been set for liftoff June 16th on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. Fans can pre-order the album... Read more
      Multi-platinum selling artist Rex Brown has debuted an all new single titled Crossing Lines, exclusively via Rex Brown will release Smoke On This… on July 28th, 2017 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). Listen to Crossing Lines below. “My motto these days is ‘Shake some s–t up,'” Brown declares about the new LP. “I’ve... Read more […]
      Been a bit lax on updates here with my usual crazy schedule. Apologies for that. Please be sure to follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for regular daily updates on my radio shows and more. Had a great week of shows so far on TrunkNation with some great topics. Including “bands that should have been huge” and... Read more
      Having released his new album, Inverted Grasp of Balance, last year via Metal Blade Records, Monte Pittman is now launching a performance video for the album track Obliterated, featuring drummer Richard Christy and bassist Billy Sheehan (both of whom played on the album), watch it below. There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters,... R […]
      Judas Priest have collaborated with Parliament Tattoo Studio in London to bring together an exhibition of hand painted leather biker jackets, inspired by the band’s albums and song titles. The artwork is by some of the world’s greatest Tattoo artists, and Rob Halford is taking time out from recording in the studio with the band... Read more
      Megadeth have announced some North American tour dates, see the itinerary below. Special guests, on the tour, will be Meshuggah, Tesseract and Lillake. The dates are as follows: Jun. 23 – Big Flats, NY @ Tags Summer Stage Jun. 25 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Jun. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore... Read more
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    • Cat Clyde Will Take You Back In Time April 25, 2017
      The blues/folk singer-songwriter talks about her retro-influenced sound and her upcoming album Ivory Castanets. Cat Clyde Will Take You Back In Time by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Why Your Summer Plans Should Include Festival d’été de Québec April 24, 2017
      For 11 days in July, Quebec City is the destination for all your music needs. Why Your Summer Plans Should Include Festival d’été de Québec by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Big Week for Canadian Indie Music April 24, 2017
      The 17th Annual Independent Music Awards took place during Canadian Music Week at the Phoenix Concert Theater and we were there to check out the winners and the performances. Big Week for Canadian Indie Music by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Your Guide to CMW: Weekend April 22, 2017
      It's been almost a week of very little sleep and some amazing shows. Here's our guide to the final two days of CMW! Your Guide to CMW: Weekend by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • New Music Videos – Birds of Olympus Trip Us Out April 21, 2017
      We have a little bit of everything in this week's music video list, including a husband and wife duo, a little Kung-Fu Kenny and a psychedelic video out of Ireland. New Music Videos – Birds of Olympus Trip Us Out by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Your Guide to CMW: Day 4 April 21, 2017
      It's Friday and that means another jam packed night of music ahead of us. Your Guide to CMW: Day 4 by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • New Music: RAC’s “This Song” Will Get You Dancing April 20, 2017
      Danceable tracks lead the way on our list of the best new songs. New Music: RAC’s “This Song” Will Get You Dancing by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Your Guide to CMW: Day 3 April 20, 2017
      Everything you need to know about CMW festivities for Thursday, April 20. Your Guide to CMW: Day 3 by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Your Guide to CMW: Day 2 April 19, 2017
      Get ready for day 2! Your Guide to CMW: Day 2 by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Your Guide to CMW: Day 1 April 18, 2017
      Are you ready, Toronto? Canadian Music Week is upon us and with all the bands at all the various venues it can get a little overwhelming but we’re here to break it down for you. Your Guide to CMW: Day 1 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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