Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mike Viola Returns Again To The Time Machine

This is the third time Mike Viola is guest at The Time Machine with Michael McCartney. Listen here:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ken Stringfellow - Danzig In The Moonlight

Ken Stringfellow is a musician, songwriter, producer and arranger with more than 20 years of music experience. His band The Posies releases critically acclaimed records since 1988, he was part of rock legends Big Star and spent ten years on the road and in studio with R.E.M.
Ken's onstage and on-album appearances range from Snow Patrol to Neil Young, Patti Smith and Death Cab For Cutie.
He even had time to put out three solo albums - 1997: This Sounds Like Goodbye, 2001: Touched and 2004: Soft Commands.

Ken is set release his fourth album, "Danzig in the Moonlight" October 1st on Lojinx in Europe. By the way, I love the wordplay with the album title. I wonder how many people misread it.

Track list:
1. Jesus Was An Only Child
2. 110 Or 220 V
3. Superwise
4. Shittalkers
5. History Buffs
6. You're The Gold
7. Drop Your Pride
8. Pray
9. 4am Birds - The End of All Light - The Last Radio
10. Odorless, Colorless, Tasteless
11. Even the Forgers Were Left Fingering the Fakes
12. Doesn't It Remind You of Something (feat. Charity Rose Theilen)
13. Savior's Hands
14. You're A Sign

Jesus Was An Only Child is a stunning opening track, starting very relaxed and filigree but suddenly bursts out into something completely different (no, I won't mention Bowie here!). 110 Or 220 V gives you a great acoustic feeling. The next three songs Superwise, Shittalkers and History Buffs are my personal highlights from the record. All three are extremely catchy, with wonderful harmonies and lyrics. Drop Your Pride is a dark and splendid song, Pray is a perfect radio single: it's easy-going and laid-back which isn't a bad thing at all. You're A Sign closes the record with a beautiful ballad, that's alone worth buying this album!

Preorder "Danzig In The Moonlight" here:

Sunday Sun - EP I & EP II

"Sunday Sun provides the ideal soundtrack for carefree days with timeless pop songs to fall in love."
This is from the official website from Sunday Sun. Though it looks like a cliché, it fits perfectly to them. The band is the brainchild of Koen-Willem Toering, Yoshi Breen, Wouter Rentema and Jan Strasbourg, they come from the Netherlands (you may suggested it already).
EP I and EP II are already out - EP III is released on October 12, 2012. And I highly recommend them to you. Please listen below.

By the way: thanks to Miyuki who introduced them to me. I'd missed so much good music without your help!

Official website: