September 2019


The Panic Room EP from Graveyard Of The Atlantic

The Panic Room EP from Graveyard Of The Atlantic 

Graveyard Of The Atlantic has released their Panic Room EP, and it's full of melodic alternative rock with hints of darkness looming beneath it's surface. The record brings elements of drifting guitars and although very moldy driven, still has a hard backbone to it. In full, the EP rocks damn well and doesn't let up. 

From the start, "Surrender", the first track, serves as an introduction as to what's coming. It almost feels like an old western upon its first verse or two. Until the chorus bursts in as a wave of sonic rock and grows intense with before it fades back down to where it began. 

The record is loaded with choruses like this one. They get your attention and then give you what you want. And this EP is what you want. 

The Summit Brings A New Kind Of Super Pop With The Def Cat LP

The Summit Brings A New Kind Of Super Pop With The Def Cat LP 

Pop is an ever changing genre but there are always the aspects that remain. Fun, grooves that make you move, and  something different each time.  This is exactly what The Summit brings with their  fresh new The Def Cat album. The release is brimming with a diverse pop fueled rock feel  complete with hard riving guitars, trumpets that fill any chance of empty space, and absolutely huge vocals. Songs like "Crazy For Life" quickly creeps into your veins and spews out guitar solo's reminiscent of Carlos Santana while others like "Two Way Ave" is a more bass and horn driven song giving an almost classic rock show tune with soul. You can hear bowed strings, deep horns, acoustic guitars, and more throughout the course of it's playback. All in all, the album is completely full of life and we can easily say it's  not quite something you've heard before exactly. Be ready for a lively, energetic, fun brand of pop rock with The Summit. 


The Nobodies Come In Swinging With Their Sweet Dreams Album Release

The Nobodies Come In Swinging With Their Sweet Dreams Album Release

To call The Nobodies Sweet Dreams LP indie rock would be wrong. This record is packed with outstanding and experimental guitar segments, breakdowns, emotionally driven vocals, and all around soul evoking song writing. But it's the way they write the songs that set them apart from the norm. And this record is anything but normal. Sure you can groove  to sultry, smooth sounds of songs like "Sunshine lady". Or you can drift away with classic rock tracks like "Play On", a quickly addictive song giving us something we may have heard in songs from decades passed. 

The main single "Dolphins and Incense" is an alternative rock song that swells musically and becomes growingly engulfing as you listen. 

There is no one genre to pinpoint The Nobodies under, but that is a great thing. It's time to get out of the norm with these guys. You will enjoy this record! 

Get into their grooves here

ILL Delivery releases one of the most relatable songs for the urban lifestyle crowd.  The track is entitled To All Considered featuring all three band members ILL Badaa, Rellz Tha Postman and Christobal The Vision.  This inner city jam takes you on a journey through the minds and daily activities of the low income community. Revenue and life conditions can effect the spirits of people and decision making on a level of consciousness.  If you like real hip hop and great production To All Considered is a must hear!

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Will Marvel Fans Love or Hate Scarlet Witch and Vision’s New Show?

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Marvel is already going on a tear announcing their upcoming streaming shows on Disney+, whetting appetites for things like WandaVision. If it seems like two years is too long to wait, you probably forget how fast time goes. When it's available, it'll likely become one of the most popular streaming Marvel shows next to Loki.
Of course, we're just assuming this based on the popularity track record of Marvel. We won't know anything until 2021, but WandaVision's success will depend solely on the writing and the cast itself.
Having Elizabeth Olsen at the helm will help considerably thanks to her respected acting pedigree. Nevertheless, it's worth looking at a few details on whether there's a magic formula here above the reported cinematic production values.
According to Olsen, the show will be a mashup of genres The Ultimate Disney Fan Event

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Don't go into WandaVision thinking it's going to be typical Marvel fare. Elizabeth Olsen (plus the entire cast) were recently interviewed about it by Entertainment Weekly, with Olsen revealing it's a mashup of American sitcoms and the Marvel universe we've grown to love.
If this sounds kind of surreal, you're probably right. Yet, you had to feel for the cast in their reveals because they spoke in hesitating tones to not dole out any spoilers. At least Paul Bettany continued by saying the initial mashup is a bit of a ruse. Apparently the show will blossom into an incredible Marvel movie.
For those skeptical about whether Marvel can win over people in a streaming format, you don't have to worry about lack of cinematic pedigree. The budgets put into this and the other MCU shows are reportedly over the top, meaning they'll be setting new precedents for everything else.
We all know this will attract millions initially. What about the appeal of Scarlet Witch herself as a favorite character?
Adding telekinesis and telepathy to the mix could make for added fun
Those of you still new to Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) should know she's always been considered a second-tier character, yet a longtime favorite in Marvel comic books. For a time, there was a tug-of-war between Fox and Marvel's overuse of the character on the big screen because Marvel once loaned out the rights to Fox for the X-Men franchise.
Two different Scarlet Witches existed between the properties, precipitating an understanding they can't make references to things happening in movies from either studio.
A lot of this is a distant memory now after Elizabeth Olsen created a memorable version of Scarlet Witch, starting with The Winter Soldier in a cameo, then moving on to being a critical part of the Avengers team. It's in this version of the character where we see her become telekinetic and reading people's minds.
Last we saw of her was in Avengers: Endgame, though it's expected she'll also show up in the next Doctor Strange film in 2021.
Scarlet Witch's supreme power, coupled with great writing, could be a winning formula
Many Marvel fans note how powerful Scarlet Witch really is, as demonstrated in Endgame. There's a lot that can be done with her powers for the streaming show, not including showing the liabilities involved in always being able to move inanimate objects or read the minds of friends/enemies.
There has to be some weaknesses in Scarlet Witch, and we hope they'll explore them in the show. Considering the MCU version of Scarlet Witch didn't have a suit to wear, looking at her more human side will be better for the show in general amid the stunning special effects.
What sounds the most appealing is the push to add a little more comedy to the proceedings, something we're seeing gradually increase at Marvel. Comedic superheroes are still an untapped genre, possibly making WandaVision very popular alongside Loki if the latter goes the same route.

MMPRxTMNT – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – New Comics Crossover For December

Coming from Boom Studios in December 2019… the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover. It seems so natural. But Boom Studios, alongside IDW Entertainment, are the first to do it., Officially that is.
Written by Ryan Parrott and drawn by Simone Di Meo,  the comic series will see The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver (a.k.a. The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger) but soon discover he's joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan. As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they 're confronted by another (fr)enemy… the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!. Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!
I mean, probably. You'll have to read the comic to find out of course. They have to fight each other first of course…



(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Dan Mora
* THE MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS AND THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME!* The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver (a.k.a. The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger) but soon discover he's joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan!* As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they 're confronted by another (fr)enemy… the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!* Written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) and illustrated by Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Venom Annual), the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight – and maybe team up with – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time.In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
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DC Unveils New Creative Team for 'Batman' Comic

Tony Daniel/DC Tom King will wrap up his run on DC's Batman comic book at the end of this year, as he prepares to launch the new Batman/Catwoman series with artist Clay Mann.
As events unfold around the world to mark this year's "Batman Day," DC has unveiled just who will be taking over the Batman comic book following King's departure.
Current Justice League and Justice League Dark scribe James Tynion IV will become the new writer for the series with January's No. 86, teaming with artist Tony Daniel.

The news was broken by DC publisher Dan DiDio at an event in New York, with Tynion, former Batman writer Scott Snyder, current Detective Comics writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Brad Walker in attendance. Danny Miki will ink Tony Daniel's pencils, with Tomeu Morey coming on board the series as color artist.  This won't be the first time Tynion has taken on the Dark Knight; he was the writer of the Detective Comics run that launched the "DC Universe Rebirth" era of the long-running series, and had previously co-written Batman Eternal and Batman and Robin Eternal with Snyder, his current Justice League writing partner. Daniel, also, has a long history with the character, having drawn (and occasionally written) various Batman comics since 2007.
More information about their plans will be released soon, as per DC.
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Sam Janesko and his Revolving Man EP isn't something you've heard before

Sam Janesko and his Revolving Man EP isn't something you've heard before

Songwriter Sam Janesko just released his debut EP dubbed Revolving Man, and if you like catchy guitar lines and experimental songwriting, this one is for you. From the start this record is a melodic work of art so to speak. These songs get you grooving and can really rock but it's all done in a unique way. 

With a focus on his single "Breakthrough", you can hear you're in for something new. Something you haven't quite heard before. The song starts off with a high impact guitar riff and doesn't let up from there. Then there are songs like "Metamorphic" which takes you on somewhat of a synthpop journey that feels like hovering above the clouds in a dreamscape of smooth melodies overlaying each other. 

Now, "Breakthrough" certainly makes a great single however, this EP is something to really sit and listen through. An outstanding effort from Janesko all in all! 


A Valiant Effort from A House Safe For Tigers

A Valiant Effort from A House Safe For Tigers

It's certainly not hard to tell that A House Safe for Tigers is made up of seasoned musicians. Upon listening to The Space Between record you start getting a feel for what you are in for. A chamber pop effort crossed with extremely catchy indie rock hooks and choruses. Orchestral strings fill the space with a deepening warmth and the songs only seem to get catchier the more you journey through the record. 

The album as a whole  is something of a work of art. You can tell plenty of time and love went into these tracks and for the most part, this is no basic rock record. 

The Space Between is incredibly strong and valiant especially with all the indie rock going around these days.  This record holds true to great songwriting and after only a short time, you'll want to play it all over again. 

Enjoy this one!

W/Child with "Scrapes While It Hugs"

Lead by front woman Sierra Swan, W/Child is mainly comprised of two members. Herself and producer Chad Weber who produced the record with her. The two of them put together a passionate alternative rock record that drips with grit and style. 

Songs like "Scrapes While It Hugs" is a catchy alt pop piece that has you thinking about that backing vocal melody all day. There's something strangely familiar about the track and the same can be said about the rest of the release. 

This self titled EP  is progressively addicting in all the best ways and should be checked out the first chance you get. 

Also check out the video for "Scrapes While It Hugs" 


Take a surf rock vintage alt-pop ride with Modern Water

Take a surf rock vintage alt-pop ride with Modern Water

Modern Water just released an LP that really builds off that 80's alternative  pop foundation we all know and love. The thing is, these guys really do well. Right down to the production and feel. The way chords are strummed, that classic guitar effect and atmosphere that makes you feel like a teenager again when you hear it. Then, they sort of take all of that perfectly done vintage alt pop sound, and they start adding a more current indie rock style over it with hooky guitar parts that get you whistling the melodies locked in your brain long after the track has ended. Some tracks even touch an almost post punk style and really drive it home. 

The album is called First Light in the Uncanny Valley, and once you hit play, it's incredibly hard to not go through the whole thing in one straight shot. All in all, it's not something that feels like it's from this decade until that's what it wants. And that's not easy to accomplish. The "Lamplight" single is a great example of that, but instead of describing it to you, it's better you go ahead and listen to it here


Kamilla November Gives Us All A Fresh Take on Indie Pop

When you hear the term "Indie Pop" you're really not sure what to think anymore honestly. It's more and more difficult to gage what it means. What it can sound like. With all the indie pop being released these days it's a breath of fresh air to spin Kamilla November's Fragile Silver Dreams record. The EP comes off mature with a youthful emotional backbone and all the while holds strong to a mainstream radio pop foundation. Painting pictures with each track, the release leaves a sweet after taste that makes you want to find more from the artist. It's the maturity we love about this record. Seemingly flawless, November comes through with a certain freedom with her songwriting. You can hear the full EP pretty much everywhere.


A darker side of alternative-eletro rock with Voices Below

A darker side of alternative-eletro rock with Voice Below

Voices Below grabs hold of electro rock and holds true to it's alternative  beginnings with the massive Stories By The Lake record. The album certainly doesn't hold back touching on the darker side of things. Songs dig deep and tell stories from one track to the next. Hitting the nail on the head with songs like "The Fallen", an alt rock creeper that slowly gets you addicted the more you listen. Other songs go full on electro dream pop but still hang on to that dark side of it all never straying from the concept  and feel of the album. On point with having an array of genres that almost clash without actually clashing, this record is a solid effort and turns out to be something that keeps you wanting more once it's finished. Be sure and give Voices Below a good long listen. There's no other way to do it. 

Holmstrum packs an emotional punch with "Empty Rooms"

Holmstrum packs an emotional punch with "Empty Rooms"

Holmstrum's single release "Empty Rooms" isn't your average alt rock song. Sonically grunge driven and emotionally giving, singer Kody Henry wears his heart on his sleeve in true emo style. Growing more aggressive and intense the longer you listen "Empty Rooms" will likely have you humming the chorus melody even after it's ended. The band definitely holds true to their hardcore/screamo roots with a classic breakdown into a half time version of the chorus giving it a little extra punch. We hope the EP (set to be released later this year) holds up to the single, and if it does, Holmstrum is a contender to look out for. 


Ryan Frazho delivers a Rollercoaster of Ups and Downs

Ryan Frazho delivers a Rollercoaster of Ups and Downs

Ryan Frazho delivers a rollercoaster of ups and downs with the Love Bug Time Machine album. Released this week, Frazho touches on everything from acoustic folk, to piano pop ballads, and straight up rock songs. Giving the record a spin from front to back will surely have you thinking about days and even people you thought you ad forgotten about.  A very honest and free record, Love Bug Time Machine has it's layers and it's quite fulfilling to soak it all in. 

The album has a multiple singles within its walls but the first of them is a song titled "Santa Cruz Blues". A song built for summer, the single is an indie rock song that has you humming its melodies far after its ended. 

You can check this album out on Spotify now! 


Rio Glacier - Nobody Loses Everyday but He Wins - #Flyah Review

Born in the winter of 2018, Rio Glacier began its journey into the unknown. As a result of the first tentative steps the single Ballerina appeared. A song written for Van’s oldest daughter who was on the verge of following her own path. One ear later, single N°2 The Evening Is A Robber and N°3 Drive followed the first one. The steps became more certain, safer, more confident. In the summer of 2019, RG released its first album Out Of Tune, an EP containing five songs about the dichotomy of life, not about Good and Bad, Black or White but about the things in between. Fascinating things. Things which the concrete heads of this world would love to drown. Currently, RG is recording its next album which is to appear at the end of 2019. For this purpose, Van Vogt, head and founder of RG, has retired to a secluded cabin in the alps to concentrate on writing his new songs.
 At the moment Rio Glacier is on tour as a trio. Van is being accompanied by Lukas Stalder (Guitar) and Heinz Morf (Bass).

When listening to Rio Glacier's "Out of Tune" single, I felt uplifted as I was living a cowboys dream. The strumming of guitars keeps a steady beat while the voice makes the listener float on a musical high. The lyrics are very deep and descriptive of a relationship that was once close but the other has drifted off on a separate route to living large. The one line "I'm coming down like a feather" brings you in the mindset of a strong man that has too much pride to let go and let the emotions overwhelm him. 

On the "Nobody Loses Everyday" song, Rio Glacier illustrates the picture of circumstances of losing everything you got. We all have ups and downs but its the challenge of maintaining or strengthen through time is what keeps us going. Rio depicts the concept behind the song's title; there's a bright side to the story as it continues on how one can find God on TV and happiness is expressed. An introspective view on two tales that center around life; a learning experience indeed we all can be taught.

Overall, the influences i get when hearing Rio Glacier are of Kenny Rogers Willie Nelson & John Mayer. The music is worth listening multiple times and the lyrics are emotionally driven with passion; it sounds like a blend between indie rock and blues. the instrumentation on all three tracks were calming while having a clear vibe.

If i had to rate Rio Glacier on the scale of 1 to 10, it will be a 8 on performance poise warmth and humbleness.

Songwriter Chad Johnson takes on the Indie Pop Scene

Songwriter Chad Johnson takes on the Indie Pop Scene

Chad Johnson isn't new to songwriting, and it's pretty clear when you press play at the start of his Over Cast EP. "Real", the first single from the record subtley gets you to stop what you're doing and listen. Before you kow it the track has your full attention. This doesn't seem to change as the EP keeps going. 

"Real" swiftly takes you to silky chorus and keeps you floating there nicely. 

The record is Indie Pop from start to finish and comes with the ability to make you think and almost transfix into what can only be described as a peaceful mental state of being. 

Here is what Chad says about his single: 

"The name is significant in that it is the most autobiographical song I've ever written. The lyrics deal with coming to terms with who you really are and accepting the things that are no longer part of it. Distancing yourself or falling short of others expectations of you have always been things I struggled with and this song is a way of explaining those feelings."

With so much Indie Pop out there, it can be daunting to find some qaulity stuff. Chad Johnson has you covered. 

You can find more on Chad Johnson below!