A Life Once Lost should resonate with fans of Pantera, Lamb of God, Tool, Sepultura, Danzig and Black Sabbath.
"the Ozzfest generation has a new band to worship." - All Music Guide
"Logging countless miles on the road over the past 5 years, A Life Once Lost has developed into an absolute force to be reckoned with in the live setting... with (their latest) Iron Gag... is the rare heavy record with staying power. Supremely well-paced, the music dovetails its blend of raw-power metal and fuzz-tripping hard-rock... this band can only go forwards and the deeper reaches of Iron Gag are very clearly the sound of (the band) finding new waters in which to hunt." - Interpunk
"On Iron Gag A Life Once Lost... (sound) something like a mixture between Pantera and Lamb of God... (with) some slight Mastodon style touches that make the whole thing even more interesting." - Metal Temple
"A Life Once Lost blends hardcore, metal and southern rock influences... excellent musicianship and songwriting into extreme but very catchy music." 4/5 - Heavy Metal
A Place to Bury Strangers busted out nationally with a HUGE buzz on their last tour with Holy Fuck. They will be touring in support of a new LP out in September on the Mute label!
"A Place to Bury Strangers' self-titled debut LP sets tinnitus-inducing noise-pop against a tension-wracked Joy Division-meets-Ministry backdrop. Plenty of bands have tapped the trebly, ecstatic side of shoegaze in recent years, but none have imbued it with this band's frustrated aggression or lacerating feedback." 8.4/10 - Pitchfork
"A Place to Bury Strangers are a precious gift for those of us who will always carry a torch for the delirious rush of pre-1990s Jesus and Mary Chain, and the glistening chill of late Joy Division. Add in a little Cure circa Pornography and this debut is quite a treat." 8/10 - Pop Matters
"A Place to Bury Strangers... a staggering debut" - Stylus
"Turn on the black lights, kids. This year's model is A Place to Bury Strangers... uber-fun, uber-recommendable." 7.5/10 - Coke Machine Glow
"A Place to Bury Strangers have released the best shoegaze album of the year, hands down." - Delusions of Adequacy
A Purge of Dissidents is a film created by Dalek, composed of 10 animated shorts featuring an appealingly disturbed Space Monkey. FYI, Dalek is not the experimental rapper who is on Ipecac Recordings, rather this is the Brooklyn visual artist. The film features music from Haze XXL, aka Tom Hazelmyer, who comes from the late 70s/early 80s punk/metal scene. The film also features music from the Melvins.
"There's a sad beauty, a bittersweet melancholy that runs through the songs of A. J. Roach" - Paste
"Roach is a deep woods troubadour with a cunning wit and a southern gothic spiritualism that sounds older than voodoo. His music is parochial and far flung at the same time, witchy and unabashedly romantic..." - Pop Matters
"Is there a genre for cosmopolitan hillbillies? Mountain-bred troubadour, A.J. Roach makes his home in Cali now, but his moonshine grumble and spooky backwoods lyricism harkens back to a world so remote and gorgeous that he makes Iron and Wine sound like a soundtrack for subdivision construction." - Hybrid
A.J. Roach is reccommended if you like: (Smog), Iron & Wine and/or Hayden.
Aaron Gilmartin and band are sometimes compared to James Taylor or like Iron and Wine with Buddy Miller in the band. Among others, he plays with local drummer Bruce Halper (Leila Lopez, The Luminarios, The Sidewinders). The songs use Latin influences from samba to flamenco mixed in with a rocking electric folk band.
"Gilmartin... brought the house down with positive energy, lots of laughs and soothing insightful sounds." - WBAI
"The frizzy-haired livewire Ab-Soul may be the least-known member of the left-coast rap quartet Black Hippy, but that seems like it might change soon, since everything he’s been doing has been pure gold." - Stereogum
Aberdeen City is poised to get a lot of attention - they are on all sorts of industry radar screens. How do they sound? They get compared a lot to bands like British Sea Power, The Stills, Snow Patrol, and Interpol, but they also have an OK Computer Radiohead-ish about them. Very cool.
"Powerful, brooding indie from the Stills/Editors/Interpol school. Wonderfully morose mini-epics laced with romantic defeat, some with cello." - Chart Attack
"Just back from a West Coast tour, rockers Aberdeen City are generating true believers through their October debut release, The Freezing Atlantic. They're serious musicians!" - Village Voice
"If you can imagine what it would sound like if the Strokes and Interpol had a love child, well, that shuold give you some idea. How Is It?: There are approximately 8,434 bands doing this exact same thing in Williamsburg alone - but we're betting Aberdeen City are better than 99 percent of them." 4/5 - Alternative Press
"The lead singer for Boston's Aberdeen City has perhaps the most amazing range and depth to his voice I've heard this side of the pondâ€¦ With lyrics that bring to mind Sunny Day Real Estate, the gorgeous guitars of a band like Elliott... the band has crafted an album of beautiful and powerful modern rock." - Delusions of Adequacy
Acid King is a must see for fans of Black Sabbath, Monster Magnet, Fu Manchu, Nebula, Kyuss, and Fireball Ministry.... Stoner Rock at its best!!!
"Even though Acid King's brand of metal has often been described as stoner rock, one needn't be a stoner or use drugs to appreciate (their) metallic grooves... Even if you consider yourself a teetotaler, Acid King is an exhilarating dose of metal." - All Music Guide
"Acid Mother's Temple's panoramic sound has combined elements of white noise terror, Sabbathy rock groove and explosive free jazz, all played with teeth-gnashing heaviosity that is as aurally aggressive as it is mind-expanding." - Montreal Mirror
"Japan's Acid Mothers Temple have become a modern psych powerhouse since their inception in 1995. Over 40 releases grace the collective's discography, a varied and impressive sum, considering the group's relatively short period of existence... and when Acid Mothers Temple are in full swing, one can almost see the colors dance." - Dusted
"Unrelenting, rolling waves of guitar feedback this beautiful come only out of Japan." - Harp
"There's as much spiritual longing as there is righteous guitar shred and grimy punk fury. This album brings to mind the MC5 and the Stooges jamming with Eddie Hazel on Cosmic Slop under the influence of John Coltrane's Interstellar Space." - Tucson Weekly
"Acid Mothers are strong folk. You'd think they'd tire quickly, all tucked away on their island, strewn about on tree roots while baking their lungs and throats to a knotty green tinge. But instead of waltzing through life like hippies, they manage to not only tour and put out records every year, but also to fill those albums with 30-minute jams and assorted freakouts... (they) assault listeners with frighteningly dense walls of white noise, psychedelic swirl effects and, yes, even guitar solos.. Truly, AMT's endurance and threshold for cosmic lashings are both worthy of admiration." - Pitchforek Media
Acorn Bcorn is a garage rock duo featuring the two sisters Marina and Leann from The Sweat Band!
"Acorn Bcorn, the sister duo—Marina and Leann Cornelius—formed from the ashes of The Beta Sweat. The siblings trade off on guitar, bass and drums, with Marina handling the vocals, and the duo specializes in a brand of riot grrrl-inspired, skeletal punky blues. Part of the fun of seeing Acorn Bcorn is seeing the division of labor between the two—for example, Marina might play guitar, sing and keep a drumbeat simultaneously, while Leeann plays the bass and takes over percussion when Marina is too busy to do so." - Tucson Weekly
Alt. Country singer/songstress Betsy Scarinzi with a host of Tucson music scene mainstays make up Silverbell. Playing original songs that borrow from the past and present, Silverbell create a big, often driving sound partnered with soulful, heartfelt lyrics.
"Active Child songs feel at once rather humble and astronomically huge. Bits of Animal Collective's stacked harmonies... and M83's post-New Order epic pulse coalesce in (Active Child's) tidy yet titanic sound, stretched out over six songs on the Curtis Lane EP." 7.7/10 - Pitchfork
"The Curtis Lane EP doesn’t disappoint... echoing beats that clip at the corners of my speakers, a blanket of synths I can feel wrapping around my shoulders, and lyrics that manage to be both deeply personal and entirely accessible... it’s still infinitely beautiful." - The Line of Best Fit
"With such simple strokes (Active Child) produces epic magnitude and though the EP only spans 6 songs its power is astonishing. It's the soundtrack to a momentous event in your life." - Chimpomatic
After sold out USA and UK shows in 2012, pop icon Adam Ant launches his largest North American tour in 18 years to support his new album, "Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner's Daughter."
With his iconic white strip and swashbuckling charm, Grammy-nominated recording artist Adam Ant is one of the most recognized faces of the 80s who has sold over 40,000,000 records. His massive, global hits including “Goody Two Shoes”, “Stand and Deliver”, “Prince Charming”, “Room at the Top” and “Wonderful” have crowned charts worldwide.
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