Posts Tagged ‘alternative’

The Kaos – Cold

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It starts with a few guitar strings reverberating throughout the empty spaces followed by rimshots on a snare then the vocals from Josh Audas come in, breaking the instrumental. This is the sound of the Kaos and their new single “Cold.”

Kilkovec – Plunge

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Here’s a fun game. Put on a piece of music from a popular genre and try to guess the nationality of the artist. Can you do it? My guess is probably not unless the vocalist isn’t speaking English or the music comes from the Middle East/Far East. If that proves to be the case, you […]

Silver Pup – Honey and Heartbreaker

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I firmly believe one should never judge an artist by a single song alone. Many bands and artists are only remembered for one or two great songs, such as Scorpions’ “Rock You Like A Hurricane” or Bobby Day’s “Rockin’ Robin.” Heck, there are even some well-known artists who are only remembered for mediocre tracks, like […]

Pet Clinic – Sick Witch

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Is bedtime not the best time? That seems to be the case for the guys in Pet Clinic.

Naked Walrus – Simple

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According to the band’s bio, “Naked Walrus is a creative vision developed around the premise of being comfortable in your own skin.” The group’s music appears to validate such a principle. The collective vibe is positive and no dissatisfied or morose feelings come across upon first listening.

Dinosaur Pile-Up – Eleven Eleven

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Recording in Strange Places is perhaps a more fitting title to Dinosaur Pile-Up’s new album Eleven Eleven. The reason I say this is because the first single, 11:11, was recorded (of all the more logical places) on a boat. A video of this nautical jam session can be found through VEVO.

Ceres – Drag It Down On You

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Listening to Ceres made me a little bit nostalgic. Upon first impression, the rawness of their vocals and production reminded me of blink-182 with a hint of Dashboard Confessional. I could picture my 17 year old self sitting in my room reading magazines listening to these types of songs on my Walkman. Wow I really […]

The Battles of Winter – At Once With Tattered Sails

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Writing for Creative Control has introduced me to a number of artists I probably wouldn’t have heard of otherwise. Each week, a new artist or group enters my field of vision, but there are times when someone I’ve written about before returns to focus. It’s like I’m making sequels, but unlike Hollywood’s unneeded ones, this […]

Japam – How’s My EP?

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Have you ever come across a band so odd that it left you dumbfounded? I could think of a few: Primus, Faith No More, Tool, and Japam. Who’s Japam? Well, let me explain.

Will Sims – May Never Be Forgotten

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Will Sims is a Baltimore-based alternative rock and pop artist who puts his musical focus into the creation of songs that focus on relationships. He hopes to form a connection with listeners through his high-energy and passionate vocals.