Oh 2013, where have you gone? So much music, so little time. So instead of yet another tedious Best Of list, here on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE are 5 albums that just may have slipped under your radar from: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Javier Dunn, Brendan James. Ours and the Veils.
The thing about The Moth & the Flame is their command of the backbone of art rock with an eerie and atmospheric haunt which was thoroughly showcased on their heady 2011 self-titled debut release. Think something of a Radiohead/Pearl Jam lovechild. Dig into The Art of Rock: The Moth & the Flame
Welcome to the second installment in my series of recaps of the songs and artists that I selected for our High Voltage segment on Dirty Glitter with Brody Ramone. Artists featured: Brendan James, the Alarm Science & the Moth & the Flame. A little art rock, a quintessential singer/songwriter and some indie rock touched with electronica. Diversity makes the musical world go round.
ALBUM REVIEW: "This stuff is called ‘art rock’ for a reason; in the listening you hear songs that are more meticulously ‘designed’ rather than simply written but they still maintain rock’s elemental nature of boldness."…as published on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE
It's that time of the year, kids: time to wrap it all up. If you missed any of our High Voltage Magazine radio segments on WBGU-FM's Dirty Glitter with Brody Ramone, here is the first installment of recaps of my personal Dirty Glitter picks in 2013 featuring The Record Company, James Bay, Ceasefire, MONA and Louis London.
VIDEO: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Shed A Little Light..."It's a beautiful and typically atypical moment of grace from the band that feels like a hymnal on the ears and a warm balm to the soul."...as published on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE / BRMC
ALBUM REVIEW: "Upon first listen to John Mayer's Paradise Valley you may find yourself: a) nodding off, b) confused or c) appreciating the twisted celebrity love/sex/rock and roll fantasy that flamboyantly played out in the public eye between this love and that one in Mayer's little black book..."...as published on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE
REVIEW: "The early crowd in the room at the Fonda Theatre who were there for the formidable Peter Murphy had to suffer through an eight song set from main support and tour mates, Jimmy Gnecco & Ours, and suffer they did. They suffered so much that by the sixth song there were at least two yells for an encore..." as published on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE
ALBUM REVIEW: "Working under the assumption that when The Veils entered the studio they did so with the expectation of making the best record of their career, Time Stays, We Go may be The Veils most satisfying output yet (or at least on par with Sun Gangs)..." as published on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE
VIDEO: "In their latest video, "Workers of the World Unite!," Delila (vox, bass), Edgey (guitar) and Fernando Silva (drums) tame their usual high energy to shine a light on the plight of farmers and the American dream that doesn't always come to fruition.." as published on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE
ALBUM REVIEW: The Neighbourhood "I Love You"- "In truth, I Love You sits comfortably on the boundary lines they've drawn for themselves with preceding teaser EPs Thank You and I'm Sorry and goes nowhere near crossing them. But don't be mad at them because, after all, they are a band with a plan."...as published on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE
CD REVIEW: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Specter at the Feast: “As with most of BRMC’s albums, what we have are two sides of a complicated coin. In the case of Specter at the Feast, it’s the mourning and the acceptance that the fight of your life is still ongoing despite what you’ve lost.”…as published on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE
DVD REVIEW: Amos Lee: Live From The Artists Den.."And while the vibe is so mellow that you might think the crowd is collectively snuggling in a morphine cocoon, that's the kind of attention that Amos Lee warrants."...as published on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE
Arc & Stones: "What they deliver is aggressive yet accessible, even radio-ready songs waiting to be jammed out for your approval in a club or arena near you. The music is progressive in that it’s a complete package: the instrumentation boasts nimble melodies constructing anthemic and soulful rock offerings served up handsomely by the emotional vehicle of Pellarin’s powerful and flexible voice. Girls will dig it, guys will reap the benefits: a win-win for all"...HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE
12/21/12- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Take on at the Troubadour and the End of the World in Los Angeles. "A band so damned garage rock and distorted blues heavy who live and die by razor-sharp chaotic guitars and the backbone of an unflappable drummer are not to be taken lightly...." as published on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE