By Leslie Snyder
A scenic journey begins in Ithaca, New York from an unsigned ambient/post punk rock solo artist named Andy Schwartz. I Fucking Love You is his latest musical endeavor which uses mind imagery to bring out light, darkness, and happiness. I Fucking Love you sounds similar to Herbie Hancock with his dark, but “fluttering” electronic sound. I Fucking Love you released his latest CD “I Fly” on January 22, 2014 featuring seven “mind numbing” instrumental tracks that will make one shiver with excitement.
The mind numbing journey begins with a peaceful walk through the woods on a spring day. This statement best describes the first track “Yes.” This is a calm instrumental track featuring “fluttering” keyboards that sound like birds “chirping” a happy tune about spring bringing hope for a brighter future. Meanwhile, the mind numbing journey continues with overwhelming sadness. This statement best describes the fourth track “White Noise Dance.” This is an “eerie” instrumental track featuring “haunting” keyboards that sound like the devil is laughing at a troubled individual’s misfortunes. This track sounds like the troubled individual is sitting around and “sulking” in a dark room with the sound of “fuzz” blaring from an old television set.
Finally, the mind numbing journey ends with hope for the future. This statement best describes the fifth track “Was This the Best Day Ever?” This is a joyful instrumental track featuring a ukulele “crackling” and the sound of drums lightly “thumping” like two nervous heartbeats. This track sounds like a loving couple who is having their psychedelic wedding ceremony on a warm summer day.
I Fucking Love you is a wonderful musical endeavor from the unsigned ambient/post punk rock solo artist named Andy Schwartz. Andy Schwartz’s latest CD “I fly” best describes how humanity can change its behavior depending on the particular situations that may arise in life. This intense collection of music will make listeners senses go crazy.
Artist Website: http://www.ifuckingloveyou.bandcamp.com
“A Fifth of Elvis”
By Leslie Snyder
The good times are rolling coming out of Fort Lee, New Jersey from an unsigned alternative rock quartet called Morningside Lane. Morningside Lane is a “rowdy” quartet that sings songs about living life to the fullest and having a great time because life is too short to be unhappy. Morningside Lane sounds similar to Blink 182 with their “screaming” vocals and heavy, “grinding” alternative rock melodies. Morningside Lane released their latest CD “A Fifth of Elvis” on February 18, 2014 featuring six obnoxious tracks that will make one’s neighbors go crazy.
The party begins with the first track “A Fifth of Elvis.” This track features “screaming” vocals and “thunderous” alternative rock melodies. This track is an obnoxious rant about a man who is living the “hard partying” lifestyle of a rock star with absolutely no regard for its consequences should this man continue to keep on living this outrageous lifestyle. Meanwhile, the party continues with romance “blossoming” in the second track “Boardwalk.” This track features more “screaming” vocals and “breezy” alternative rock melodies. This track is a heartwarming tale about a man who is telling a beautiful story about how he met his “first love” on a warm summer day down the shore.
Finally, the party ends under a cloud of uncertainty in the third track “He’s A Good Kid.” This track features soulful vocals and “slithering” alternative rock melodies. This track is an anxious tale about a young man who is trying to convince a young girl’s father that his intentions are good. The “well mannered” young man would not harm the young girl in any way.
Morningside Lane is a great unsigned alternative rock quartet sings songs about having a good time in life and living life like there is no tomorrow. Morningside Lane combines “screaming” vocals and heavy, “grinding” alternative rock melodies which bring out the raucous tone of the quartet’s latest CD “A Fifth of Elvis.” This “hard charging” collection of music will make fans of alternative rock music proud.
“The Day We Became Houseguests”-Single Review
By Leslie Snyder
Sadness is looming in San Francisco, California from an unsigned electronic/pop rock trio called Faux Canada. This “eerie” trio sings songs about heartache and looking forward to the future for a more peaceful life without a lot of emotional turmoil. Faux Canada sounds similar to Missing Persons with their sorrowful vocals and haunting pop rock melodies, along with “icy” keyboards that will send “chills” up one’s spine. Faux Canada released the “heart wrenching” single “The Day We Became Houseguests” on January 14, 2014.
This track features “angelic,” but “weeping’ vocals and haunting pop rock melodies, along with “icy” keyboards that bring out the sadness that one will feel when listening to the track. This track is a heartbreaking tale about a couple who is on the verge of a breakup. The woman is tired of her boyfriend criticizing every little thing that she does. However, the heartbroken woman is determined to move on with her life and live in peace without the constant criticism.
Faux Canada is a great unsigned electronic/pop rock trio that will be around for many years. Faux Canada has remarkable musicianship with the ability to bring dark music into the light with passion and honesty. This trio will remind people that romance can be extremely painful when it ends.
Band Website: http://www.dropbox.com/s/p1rxga0ygffzt6q/FauxCanadaHouseguestprojector.zip
“Roll Up” EP
By Leslie Snyder
A cloud of uncertainty hangs over London, United Kingdom from an unsigned alternative/blues rock quartet called Ziegler Company. This “soul bearing” quartet sings songs about love, loss, and hopelessness sorrowful, but passionate vocals and “crisp” alternative/blues rock melodies that will surely “tug” at one’s “heartstrings.” Ziegler Company sounds similar to The Beatles, but with a much more melancholy tone throughout the quartet’s debut EP “Roll Up” which was released on January 30, 2014 featuring five “heart wrenching” tracks.
The uncertain journey begins with a ray of hope in the first track “Fall In.” This track features soulful vocal “breezy” alternative/blues rock melodies. This track is a heartwarming tale about a man who is desperately hoping to fall in love with a beautiful woman and be happy with her forever. Meanwhile, the uncertain journey continues with heartache in the second track “Slide.” This track features “brooding” vocals and “groovy” alternative/blues rock melodies that sound like a man sobbing uncontrollably. This track is a sorrowful tale about a man who is literally watching his life pass him by after his relationship with his former girlfriend ended. The sad man decided to sit around and mope rather than enjoy his hobbies.
Finally, the uncertain journey ends with hopelessness in the third track “It’s everywhere.” This track features “weeping” vocals and “eerie,” but “crisp” alternative/blues rock melodies. This track is about a lonely man who is telling a sad tale about how the world is full of deceit and disappointment all around him. The troubled man sees no hope in his future, and the troubled man feels that he will continue to be used and lied to by individuals that he once trusted.
Ziegler Company is a great unsigned alternative/blues rock quartet that sings songs about love, loss, and hopelessness with “sorrowful” vocals and cold, “crisp” alternative/blues rock melodies. The quartet’s debut EP “Roll Up” is perfect for those fans who like the “darker” form of alternative music.
Band Websites: http://www.zieglerco.bandcamp.com
“Space Punk” EP
By Leslie Snyder
A storm is brewing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from an unsigned modern garage rock/new wave punk quartet called Audio Kings of the Third World. This ominous quartet released their latest EP “Space Punk” on January 3, 2014 featuring five “brooding” tracks about the possibility of the world coming to an end in a very dark and dramatic way. Audio Kings of the Third World sound similar to Iggy Pop and The Cure with their “moaning” vocals and “gloomy” lyrics that will send chills up one’s spine.
The stormy adventure begins with the first track “Sky Was Red.” This track features “robotic” vocals and a harsh “galactic” new wave sound, along with “gritty” garage rock melodies. This track is a dark tale about a man waking up in the morning and thinking that the world was literally over because the sky was an ominous color. Meanwhile, the stormy adventure continues with the third track “8 Bit Man.” This track features “groaning” vocals and “gloomy“, but “fluttering” garage rock melodies. This track is an angry tale about a man who wants to become a huge robot in order to make people do things his way. The angry man is tired of being bullied by other people who are around him.
Finally, the stormy adventure ends with the fifth track “Camera.” This track features “moaning” vocals and “thunderous” garage rock melodies. This track is a frightening tale about a person who is constantly being stalked by an unwanted observer. This person is feeling restless and extremely uncomfortable.
Audio Kings of the Third World are a great unsigned modern garage rock/new wave punk quartet who sings songs about the world’s possible dramatic demise with dark lyrics and “brooding” garage rock melodies. The quartet’s latest EP “Space Punk” reminds people to be alert because one never knows who, or what is “lurking” around this planet.
Band Website: http://www.audiokingsofthethirdworld.bandcamp.com
By Leslie Snyder
Heartache oozes out of Toronto, Ontario Canada from an unsigned pop/dance duo called High Diamond. High Diamond sings about finding hope after heartache in the video “Broken” which was released in December 2013. This “high energy” pop/dance single features soulful vocals and heavy “pulsating” dance beats throughout the track.
This track is an agonizing, but hopeful tale about a woman who is heartbroken after a painful breakup with her boyfriend. However, the heartbroken woman realizes that she is better off living life on her own terms rather than being treated badly by a man who claims to love her, but really has no clue about what love truly is. The heartbroken woman knows that she will eventually find “Mr. Right” as she slowly travels down that long, winding road called life.
High Diamond is a brilliant unsigned pop/dance duo that has a promising future on today’s music scene with soulful vocals and “groovy” dance beats that will surely make one want to show off their dance moves good, or bad. High Diamond lets people know that romance can hurt, but it does not have to mean that the world is coming to an end. However, a breakup is a “bump” in that long, winding road called life in which people will travel down at one time or another.
Band Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPsilGTsCLY
“Cobwebs (Split EP W/Selah.Selah)”
By Leslie Snyder
Get ready to “squirm” from anxiety when one hears the latest collection of music from an unsigned alternative/psychedelic artist named Shane Graybill who is from Denver, Pennsylvania. Cult Choir released his most intense and darkest material to date called “Cobwebs (Split EP W/Selah.Selah). This latest release came out on December 18, 2013 featuring four “spooky” tracks that will surely make one’s teeth rattle. Cult Choir sounds similar to The Velvet Underground with “moaning” vocals and “ghoulish” sounding alternative and psychedelic rock melodies.
The haunting nightmare begins with the first track “Demons.” This track features “moaning” vocals and “eerie” alternative/psychedelic rock melodies that sound like a group of witches “cackling” throughout the track. This track is a lonely tale about a troubled man and his past mistakes constantly following him wherever he tries to go. These feelings of doubt and guilt make the troubled feel hopeless. Therefore, the troubled man sees no light at the end of his dark tunnel.
Meanwhile, the haunting nightmare continues with the second track “Wayfaring Stranger.” This track features “quivering” vocals that sound like a ghost is following a scared man around an further instilling the intense fear within him. This “gloomy” track also features “snarling” alternative/psychedelic rock melodies. This track is a depressing tale about an introverted man who has spent his entire life wandering “aimlessly” though the streets. This introverted man has made absolutely no attempt to make any positive changes in his life. So, the introverted man has chosen to feel sorry for himself for the remainder of his lifetime.
Finally, the haunting nightmare ends with a ray of hope in the third track “Believer.” This track features “groaning” vocals and “icy” alternative/psychedelic rock melodies. This track is a “heart wrenching” tale about a lonely man who is desperately hoping to find a woman he can trust and who believes in him without a doubt in her mind. The lonely man is tired of being lied to and taken advantage of by individuals who claimed to have cared about the lonely man. However, these “crooked” individuals really did not care about the lonely man they were just out to make his life absolutely miserable.
Cult Choir is an excellent unsigned alternative/psychedelic rock creation of artist Shane Graybill. The latest release “Cobwebs (Split EP W/Selah.Selah)” has a much darker sound than Shane Graybill’s previous releases. This collection of music lets people know that loneliness and evil will continue “lurk” among humanity which will make people fearful on a daily basis. This intense anxiety will live on until the earth stops spinning on its axis.