Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) – What It Takes to Move Forward Reissue

Count Your Lucky Stars is repressing the debut full-length from Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate). The What It Takes to Move Forward LP repress and CD reissue are now available for Pre-Order. Continue reading “Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) – What It Takes to Move Forward Reissue”

POP ETC Releases “Running In Circles”

“Pop is music that gives you something to hold on to,” says Chris Chu of POP ETC. It can be a melody, a lyric, a rhythm, or all of the above but pop music always elevates and celebrates the hook – the catchy bit that sticks in your head, or sends you reaching to turn up the volume. At its best, pop also mixes familiar elements with the fresh and unexpected. POP ETC has evolved by combining its roots in rock with a diverse variety of popular recordings. Continue reading “POP ETC Releases “Running In Circles””

HEAVING EARTH Announce February 6 Release Date/Artwork for ‘Denouncing the Holy Throne’

HEAVING EARTH will release Denouncing the Holy Throne February 6 on Czech label Lavadome Productions. Artwork and track listing can be found below. Continue reading “HEAVING EARTH Announce February 6 Release Date/Artwork for ‘Denouncing the Holy Throne’”

ABOVE & BEYOND RING IN THE 2015 NEW YEAR IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

ABOVE & BEYOND kick started Sydney’s New Year’s with a very special “Push The Button” moment, when band members Paavo Siljamaki and Tony McGuinness picked two fans, who happened to be twin sisters, to join them on stage as they counted down to midnight and dropped their anthem “Blue Sky Action” in front of 6000 revelers. The band has posted a video to their YouTube channel, just in time to ring in 2015 with their friends in Europe and North America. Watch the video now at http://youtu.be/640bzjbAZEg Continue reading “ABOVE & BEYOND RING IN THE 2015 NEW YEAR IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA”

Vinyl Floor Vaudeville CD Review

Change the Song is a track that links together The Killers and Franz Ferdinand with a rich eighties style that is reminiscent of The Psychedelic Furs or Talking Heads. The rich production of this introductory track will immediately draw listeners in to the second cut, Shift. Shift is a track that has Vinyl Floor strip down their style to adopt a much more front-forward and Detroit rock-esque sound. The quicker tempo of Shift provides ample momentum for listeners to stick around until the band closes up shop with Angel (Reprise).

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Angel of Crime is a richly ornamented track that tells just as much of a story with the track’s instrumentation as the vocals contribute. This tendency is continued through our favorite track on Vaudeville, Sensational Freedom Country Estate. Sensational Freedom Country Estate pushes things to a bold new frontier with smart instrumentation and vocals; the drums are really able to shine with this cut in a fashion unparalleled on Vaudeville. Castles is a more introspective track that utilizes a very traditional singer-songwriter style, firmly placing Vinyl Floor into a mid-seventies style. The act is talented enough to make the effort work in the ears and hearts of current music fans through an emotive and intricate guitar line that is weaved through the track.

The great thing about Vaudeville is the fact that individuals that wish to hear the title can pay a fair price (the band suggests a level of donation) to see precisely what is going on. The band has clarified and evolved their sound to make for one of the catchiest and most fulfilling albums that we have reviewed in the last year.

Top Tracks: Change the Song, Sensational Freedom Country Estate

Rating: 8.5/10

 

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French Toast Crunch

French Toast Crunch is a cereal that first debuted in 1995 but the cereal was taken off of shelves in 2005. Fast-forward about 10 years and General Mills has heard enough public outcry to release the cereal yet again. The cereal is going to be rolled out at the national level first starting in January 2015 and will run around $3.50-5.00 for a box. The cereal is precisely like I remember with the perfect amounts of hearty and sweet. Continue reading “French Toast Crunch”

Beanfield’s Bean and Rice Chips

There is a sense that tortilla chips are not the healthiest thing to snack upon and that one should have smaller portions when it comes to eating these chips. Beanfield’s has an entire line of chips that look to capture the tortilla flavor and mouth feel profiles and has a wide enough variety of flavors to keep snackers interested no matter how often they eat the chips. Beanfield’s chips are available in unsalted, sea salt, salt and pepper, ranch, nacho, pico de gallo, and barbecue flavors. The 1 ounce serving size of Beanfield’s chips has about 140 calories of which 50 come from fat. There is a total of about 5 grams of fat in a 1 ounce serving which is roughly 8% of an individual’s recommended daily intake. Continue reading “Beanfield’s Bean and Rice Chips”

Call of the Void Announce February Tour Dates

CALL OF THE VOID unleash another ferocious blast of sonic destruction with their forthcoming effort Ageless. A pummeling fusion of crusty grind, sludgey hardcore and groove injected metal, Ageless was recorded and mixed by Andy Patterson (Subrosa, Eagle Twin, Gaza) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, From Ashes Rise, Integrity). Having cut their teeth playing live over the past two years with Today is the Day, Eyehategod, Code Orange, Ringworm, Brutal Truth and many others, Ageless sees CALL OF THE VOID further sharpen their aggressively vitriolic sound into a fine-tuned display of hardcore savagery.  Ageless will be out on February 10th, just as the band hits the road….

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GNC Puredge Complete Amino

Amino supplementation is needed for anyone that is looking to maintain the gains that they have achieved while working out. Amino supplementation is necessary no matter the sorts of physical activity which one conducts. The good thing about amino acids is that they work particularly well mixed in a flavored suspension. The new GNC Puredge product, Complete Amino, is a perfect example of this as the tropical punch flavor makes for a drink that is similar to those mixed fruit drinks that one drank when they were a child. Continue reading “GNC Puredge Complete Amino”

Afika Nx Unveils VIDEO For Buzz Single Rat Tat Tat

“Life keeps beating on your bones,” declares Afika Nx in his delightfully catchy, yet powerfully poignant new single, “Rat Tat Tat.” And, whether or not he sings from experience, Afika Nx is beating on the door of the music industry with his satisfying blend of Hip-Hop, Rock and Reggae.

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