Monthly Archives: August 2017

ALLMUSIC PREMIERES BUFFALO KILLERS’ NEW SINGLE “PARACHUTE” FROM NEW LP

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO BUFFALO KILLERS’ NEW TRACK “PARACHUTE” FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM “ALIVE AND WELL IN OHIO” VIA ALLMUSIC!

Song Premiere: Buffalo Killers, “Parachute”

By Chris Steffen · Aug. 25, 2017

​Cincinnati four-piece band Buffalo Killers blends falsetto with fuzz on “Parachute,” a track from the band’s upcoming album, Alive and Well in Ohio. The song came together when songwriter Andrew Gabbard felt like trying to create a song in a Curtis Mayfield vein, which resulted in the song’s upper-register vocals, while the shuffling drums and distorted guitars — especially the jagged solo — remain 100 percent Buffalo Killers. Alive and Well in Ohio is due out October 20 on Alive Naturalsound Records.
http://www.allmusic.com/blog/post/song-premiere-buffalo-killers-parachute

YAHOO! MUSIC PREMIERES THE TWO TENS’ “MEAN SPIRIT” VIDEO!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE TWO TENS’ NEW “MEAN SPIRIT” VIDEO VIA YAHOO! MUSIC

Must Watch: Video premiere: The Two Tens debut ‘Mean Spirit’
by Wendy Geller

Los Angeles-based garage punk duo the Two Tens won acclaim for their raw sound on debut album Volume, and now are planning to take things in a slightly poppier — but still hardcore — direction for sophomore set On Repeat, which they are prepping for release August 18 via Man Della Records.

Yahoo Music is excited to give fans a preview of the new music with the video for “Mean Spirit” — which combines a gritty, Nirvana-influenced visual theme with something unexpected … a cheeky game of dodgeball!

“‘Mean Spirit’ is a pretty intense song both lyrically and musically. We wanted to make a video that had that same kind of intensity. However, we also like our videos to have some sort of fun feel to it,” explains frontman Adam Bones. “I’m part of a dodgeball league and thought it would be cool to use the intensity of the sport to match the song, but it’d be fun and silly because it’s dodgeball. So I asked my friends at the Eagle Rock Yacht Club to be a part of the video. They were happy to be included and we all had a really great time shooting it. Rikki and I got on the court and opened up a huge can of whoop ass!”

“Team Two Tens in full effect right here,” adds drummer Rikki Styxx. “I was excited to kick some ass in this video alongside my partner in crime. Plus I got to wear eye black and short shorts.”

If you’d like to keep up with the Two Tens’ schedule, check here.
https://www.yahoo.com/music/video-premiere-two-tens-debut-mean-spirit-141235598.html

IMPOSE MAGAZINE PREMIERES R.RING’S NEW VIDEO “UNWINDS”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH R.RING’S NEW “UNWINDS” VIDEO VIA IMPOSE MAGAZINE!

R.RING – UNWINDS
{ From the potent full-length album “Ignite the Rest” }
R.Ring. Not belonging to any one style, the album features distorted rock, while exploring a more atmospheric mood. From reflections of low-fi power pop to aggressive indie rock concepts, the forthcoming debut full length, Ignite The Rest is out now on limited vinyl, CD, digital and streaming formats via SofaBurn Records.
http://www.imposemagazine.com/tv/r-ring-unwinds

NEW NOISE MAGAZINE PREMIERES CRICKETBOWS NEW VIDEO!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT CRICKETBOWS’ NEW VIDEO “SUMMER SKY FESTIVAL” VIA NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

Video Premiere: Cricketbows – “Summer Festival Sky”
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Cricketbows’ new music video for their song “Summer Festival Sky” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP Communion, which is scheduled to be released through Mosquito Hawk Records on September 8th.

Cricketbows vocalist/guitarist Chad Wells comments on the song:

“We were jamming in the front of my tattoo shop and I came up with the cute little guitar thing that makes up the verse and Chris Corn, our bass player, added the fretless Motown influenced bass line. Musically, everything fell together really fast for that song. I had the idea that I wanted to write a song about a festival and Aarika suggested more of a Carnival, Gypsy sort of setting which sent my mind racing back to the church carnivals I’d go to as a kid, where I’d experience all sorts of highs and lows, heartaches and miseries, smoking cigarettes and drinking warm, underage beers behind the tents and rides and throwing darts at balloons to try to win Motley Crue, Def Leppard or Led Zeppelin mirrors. It’s about the end of a relationship with a self obsessed person that takes place at a festival.”

The band vocalist Aarika Watson comments on the video:

“Recording the video on the rooftop was one of the most nerve-racking things I’ve ever done. I am not an actress and I get nervous like anyone would. Thankfully, I have excellent support within the band. I could not have done it without their coaching and encouragement.”

Wells follows:

“The video is all shot in and around a big old industrial building that houses an indoor bike park owned by our lead guitarist Mike Bisig, interspersed with shots of local carnivals and festivals that our band members captured while they were there with their kids and families. Because we’re all over 30 and have families and careers as Artists and Business Owners, we really make the band happen in and around this other, more terrestrial, world. I think there’s a good representation of that on this EP. It’s got elements of psychedelia and surrealism and fantasy but it’s very down to Earth and roots driven. Effects on these songs are extremely tasteful if they’re used at all and the structure and lyrical content of the songs creates the reality that the songs exist in rather than leaning on a hundred delay or fuzz pedals to create some kind of artificial reality. That’s fun too but it’s just not where we’re at right now.”

GREAT ANDY GABBARD FEATURE IN DAYTON DAILY NEWS!

Andy Gabbard: Buffalo Killers guitarist releases new solo album
by Don Thrasher

Buffalo Killers guitarists Andy Gabbard, performing at the Yellow Cab Bldg. in Dayton on Friday, July 28, released his second solo album, Plenum Castle on July 14.

Andy Gabbard gets to inject his share of sweet melodies into his work with Buffalo Killers, the band he co-fronts with his brother Zach. Of course, those songs have to fit into that group’s framework of early-’70s-style guitar rock.

That’s not a concern when Gabbard strikes out on his own.

The Dayton-based musician, performing at the Yellow Cab Building in Dayton on Friday, July 28, released his second solo album, “Plenum Castle” on July 14. It’s pure pop-rock with sing-along choruses and indelible vocal and musical hooks. The dreamy, keyboard-heavy album is quite a departure from Gabbard’s grunge-pop debut, “Fluff” (2015).

“I didn’t want it to sound like my first album,” Gabbard said. “That’s just where I was at, I guess. I didn’t force it or anything but I tried to record it differently. I demoed the songs a lot to try different stuff and do some things I’d never done before. It’s the album I’ve always wanted to make on my own.”

On songs like “Fireworks,” “The Dance” and “Moonlight Skating,” Gabbard’s lyrics explore dating, young love and other coming-of-age concerns.

“The whole album is super childish,” he said. “In a way it’s kind of a concept album, because of the way my brain was working at the time. Sometimes I’d write a song about one of my kids or somebody presently in my life and then I’d instantly jump back into writing about a school dance in sixth grade. At the time I had a lot of that nostalgic stuff in my head, but I got it out of my system with this record.

“I’m just trying to be myself and as a big fan of music, it’s really hard to do that sometimes,” Gabbard said. “I’m trying not to be so serious. For a long time, when I was writing songs I felt like I was preaching or trying to teach some kind of lesson. I don’t want to act like I have all this knowledge that I don’t.”

That laid-back approach worked for the prolific songwriter, who has already completed another pair of solo albums. A new Buffalo Killers album will be released in October.

“I have friends that get discouraged when they work hard on something and it comes out and they don’t become a star or something,” he said. “I’ve lost any delusions about that. I really don’t have any goals as an artist but I have so many songs and that’s why I started doing this. It’s been great to have an outlet to get everything out there.”

http://www.daytondailynews.com/events/concerts/andy-gabbard-buffalo-killers-guitarist-releases-new-solo-album/DU7Y9dZ4hQCaP1vzRRq3xJ/

BLURT MAGAZINE PREMIERES JEREMY PINNELL’S LATEST SINGLE!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO JEREMY PINNELL’S NEW SINGLE “I DON’T BELIEVE” VIA BLURT MAGAZINE!

Track Premiere: Jeremy Pinnell “I Don’t Believe”
Ace tune culled from new album due out next week.
By Blurt Staff

Kentucky singer-songwriter and country-star-in-the-making Jeremy Pinnell is set to drop his new album Ties of Blood and Affection on August 11 via SofaBurn Records—it’s the followup to 2014’s OH/KY, which arrived seemingly from out of the blue and went on to knock the ball out of the park in the eyes of critics and the public alike. (Among the kudos: “mind-blowingly good,” courtesy Greg Vandy, KEXP; “tutorial on classic country music,” via Popmatters.) So we’re pleased and honored to be able to unveil a tune from the new disc. Check out “I Don’t Believe”

As Pinnell put it, “I wrote this out of gratitude and finding peace without religion.” Indeed, his sophomore effort finds Pinnell exploring different themes and adopting new points of view compared to the relative starkness of his debut. The music, too, builds upon the foundation laid down previously with plenty of twang ‘n’ strum, classic country stylings that at least one observer has likened to “if Waylon Jennings had cut a record with Alex Chilton” (Portland Tribune).”

Well, all right then! Pinnell will be touring his proverbial ass off for the rest of the year—check dates, below. You can grab the new album at the SofaBurn website, and get more info on Pinnell at his official website or Facebook page.

Photo credit: Michael Wilson
http://blurtonline.com/news/track-premiere-jeremy-pinnell-dont-believe/

  • Tour Dates

    • 10/26/17 IKEBE SHAKEDOWN in Kingston, NY at BSP .
    • 10/28/17 BUFFALO KILLERS in Wooster, OH at Lucky Records
    • 10/28/17 BUFFALO KILLERS in AKRON, OH at SQUARE RECORDS
    • 10/28/17 GRACE BASEMENT in St Louis, MO at Off Broadway
    • 11/03/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Pawlet, VT at The Barn Restaurant & Tavern
    • 11/04/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Peacedale RI at Roots Hoot House Concert

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