Archive for February 1st, 2016

midwest soul

Midwest Soul Xchange offer solid roots rock on ‘New American Century’ LP

Wisconsin duo Midwest Soul Xchange, comprised of members Nate Cherrier and Ryan Summers (who’ve known each other for 20 years), recently released an 11-track full-length titled New American Century, which is essentially the Heartland in audio format—everything you might expect the band’s moniker to represent. Speaking on the album in a recent interview with Vents […]

stormy mondays

Stormy Mondays feature a bevy of instruments on their double EP release

Oviedo, Spain-based folk-rock quintet Stormy Mondays simultaneously released two EPs late in 2015, titled The Lay Of The Land and Wading The River, respectively, with a combined total of 13 tracks. Melding elements of classic rock with modern folk and Americana, the five-piece have countless instruments featured across both releases, including traditional guitars and percussion […]

BEA5T

Craig Owens releases frenetic, 4-track grindcore EP

Craig Owens (Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S., Cinematic Sunrise, etc.) has released a surprise EP through his subscription-based service, Cheer Up Kid. To the shock of many, it’s not exactly what most would likely expect from the Michigan artist. This project’s debut, dubbed Empathy Is A Gift, is a rip-roaring grindcore effort worthy of the project’s vicious moniker, […]