LISTEN: Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket Releases “Snowflake”

carl broemelCarl Broemel of My Morning Jacket has released the track “Snowflake” from his forthcoming solo LP, 4th of July due out August 19 via Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers. Broemel tells SPIN, “’Snowflake’ is partly influenced by the interesting but questionable book ‘The Hidden Messages in Water’ where a scientist flash freezes water drops while participants think happy or sad thoughts. Positive thoughts made beautiful snowflakes and negative thoughts made messy ugly shapes.” The track is an instant download with album pre-order along with the first two singles “Sleepy Lagoon” and “In the Dark”.… Continue reading

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Hunna Talk ‘100’, Songwriting, First Crushes

the hunnaHailing from Hertfordshire, England, The Hunna has garnered a growing and loyal following and supporters in a short time-span of less than a year. The four-piece consisting of singer/guitarist Ryan Potter, lead guitarist Dan Dorney, bassist Jermaine Angin, and drummer Jack Metcalfe quickly built a local following before teaming up with producer Tim Larcombe (Lana Del Rey, Halsey) to record their debut single “Bonfire” and its B-side, “She’s Casual,” in October 2015. Earning supporters by influential names such as, BBC R1’s Annie Mac and Huw Stephens and Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, The Hunna sold-out their debut headline UK Tour as well as shows in Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. The band has completed their debut album, 100, set for release on August 26, 2016 and their fans known as The H-Squad can’t wait.… Continue reading

ON-REPEAT: Zipper Club – “Going The Distance”

zipper clubHere at B-Sides, we’ve been obsessed with the track, “Going The Distance” by Zipper Club. The new Los Angeles-based band is comprised of guitarist and founding member Mason James and multi-instrumentalist, co-writer, and vocalist Lissy Trullie. In speaking of the track, “Going The Distance”, Mason stated: “It’s synth-bred, weird-sounding music that’s different but still melodic and palatable. If it sounds good I don’t care if it’s from the 1920s or the 2016s. As a musician, you take little tidbits of cool sounds you hear and combine them into something completely unique.
Music needs to reflect on itself.” … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Dreamers – This Album Does Not Exist

DreamersBrooklyn, New York’s Dreamers are here to make your day brighter. The trio play smart, sunshiny, pop, and are unapologetic about it. Their debut LP This Album Does Not Exist is way more than their notion of “three minute tunes to perk you and make you shake”, and it’s spectacular. There are times in life when everything, even music, seems so damn heavy, and this band certainly understand that. I think Dreamers could make the next great indie record, but instead said “fuck it” and made a great pop record, just the type of record they wanted too….. And the listener can hear how much fun they have playing these songs, and it’s infectious, and who doesn’t love that?… Continue reading

PHOTO RECAP: Vans Warped Tour 2016- Mansfield, MA

warped-16-MAWarped Tour is a summer long party, full of renowned, up and coming, and insane bands. It is not only an event that many across the country anticipate, but it is the one day a year that music is celebrated with a loving and accepting community, all thanks to the founder, Kevin Lyman. The 2016 Warped Tour was a special edition to the tradition, considering its main sponsor, Vans, celebrated its 20th Anniversary and the festival’s lineup was a little different than previous years. 2016 Warped featured several throwback punk bands, like Sum 41, New Found Glory, which both made a come back with hit songs, that were performed even better live.… Continue reading

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Mowglis Perform “Monster”, Talk New Album

mowglisSouthern California band, The Mowgli’s are putting the finishing touches on their yet-named forthcoming album due later this year. The six-piece group released their single “Freakin’ Me Out,” earlier this year and are playing select dates throughout the summer. Their debut album, Waiting for the Dawn (Photo Finish Records) premiered at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and yielded the group their first hit song “San Francisco.” Their sophomore album Kids In Love included the feel-right summer song “I’m Good,” originally written for an anti-bullying campaign. … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Hunna – 100

The Hunna

When a band shuts themselves from the world to spend time together honing their craft and sound they can create excellent music that you can’t help but feel completely engaged and connected too. Since before October 2015, a 4-piece band from the UK have to work steadily to create their masterpiece first debut album.

In August of 2016, The Hunna will release an album entitled “100.” Here are some reasons why you should experience this album as soon as it is released:

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ON-RADAR: Dan Lipton – Breathing In

Dan LDan Lipton’s nomadic wanderings are the heart and soul of his new record Breathing In. The album was recorded in various intimate settings, mostly cabins in the woods, throughout the Eastern US. The singer songwriter has drawn comparisons to Ray Lamontagne but with this new record has branched off that line to come into his own as an artist. Breathing In runs the gamut of emotions from the fun and whimsical, to the downtrodden and sullen. His voice is inviting and warm and sounds at home in front of a fireplace with a blanket and a bottle of wine.… Continue reading

ON-RADAR: Wonky Tonk – Stuff We Leave Behind

thG4JO0QRJCountry and Punk Music are natural cousins, however unnatural that sounds. Both come from an underground, rebellious, music of the people. The Clash knew this, as do, Ryan Adams, and Social Distortion. There is a soul in both genre’s that are fueled by angst, sorrow, and attitude. Unfortunately, new-age country is mere pop-music with the occasional banjo, but there are saviors of the old sound including Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, and Kentucky born Jasmine Poole who goes by the name Wonky Tonk.… Continue reading

ON-RADAR: Kim Killspeed – “Inside”

thKim Killspeed is a quintet hailing from Australia. With one EP, Ultrasound, and some studio demos under their belt, the band is about to break on the strength of their new single “Inside” from their forthcoming record due out late 2016.

The easy feeling and vibe of the song pushes Kim Killspeed into new directions of their sound. Production duties from The Tea Party’s Jeff Martin, sets the single on a blues roller coaster shying away from the pop sheen of Ultrasound. Martin also provides backing vocals and has his fingerprints all over the song, from the deep bass and drums to his iconic guitar sound.… Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Bat For Lashes – The Bride

Bat for Lashes-The BrideThe Bride by Bat For Lashes is the newest theatrical concept album, set to be released on July 1, 2016. Bat For Lashes, aka Natasha Khan, recently had an interview with Rolling Stone on her perspective of the Brexit. Little does she know that Bat For Lashes has her very own “Brexit” from the norm of her indie alternative and electronic scene.

Concept albums are nothing new and you may already know this, especially in the progressive metal scene. What are some reasons you should care about another concept album you might call as yourself? Part of the reason you should pay attention to Bat for Lashes is that the album is entirely atypical for her style. Not only is it different, so to speak, it is also magnificent at capturing emotions.… Continue reading

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