Dragons of Zynth Announce Very Special 7” Single To Benefit Two-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

“Xerathyn (Between Two Hurricanes)” Out Aug 28th on Gigantic Music Debut LP “Coronation Thieves” Out on Gigantic Music October 16th Produced by Dragons of Zynth & David Andrew Sitek (TVOTR)

8.30 Tonight @ Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (10pm)

“Dragons of Zynth, a Cleveland-bred group whose as-yet-titled debut, is produced by Dragons of
Zynth & David Andrew Sitek, which is bonkers. Their hazy rock and synthesizer soul, coupled with
brilliant shows in New York, are just what these war-torn summer days should sound like.” – XLR8R Continue reading “Dragons of Zynth Announce Very Special 7” Single To Benefit Two-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina”

Brave Story: New Traveler (PSP)

Brave Story: New Traveler / 2007 XSEED Games / $39.99 / For: PSP / http://www.bravestorynewtraveler.com / http://www.xseedgames.com/

RPGs are obviously my favorite genre of games. I typically shy away from RPGs created by companies I am not familiar with, but after digging a little, I realized that XSEED is a company founded by former members of the USA branch of Square Enix. They are relatively new, but have been attached to games such as Wild Arms (4 and 5), Shadow Hearts: From The New World, Valhalla Nights, and Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground. Brave Story: New Traveler is a 2006 Japanese game that was modified and edited for an American audience by XSEED. The premise of the game is a little goofy. The lead character, Tatsuya, is too immersed in playing eir PSP to see that eir friend Miki has taken a turn for the worse and passed out. After playing/wishing/hoping that Miki can get better, a disembodied voice sends Tatsuya into the world to collect 5 gems, in order to place them in eir traveler’s sword and give Miki a new lease on life, and generally make things better. Continue reading “Brave Story: New Traveler (PSP)”

The Confession Tour With Megadeth

The Confession, championed by Alternative Press as one of “100 Bands You Need To Know in 2007” pounded audiences this summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Blazing through tracks from their debut CD entitled Requiem, produced by Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows, the Dana Point, California band is now readying themselves to hit the road this Fall on the Tour of Duty with metal juggernaut Megadeth. Continue reading “The Confession Tour With Megadeth”

Europe – Live From the Dark

Europe – Live From the Dark / 2006 MVD / 240 Minutes / http://www.mvdb2b.com /

For twenty dollars, the sheer amount of information that individuals get here is nothing less than extraordinary. More than just a concert slapped on a DVD, there is also present on this DVD set a documentary that details twenty-four hours in the life of Europe as they go from Holland to London. Europe is another one of those bands that do not easily fit into a specific genre tag. Sure, at some level they are rock but they never could easily fit into the hair band designation; they are at times (“Ready or Not”) even harder than the vast majority of hair bands out. Continue reading “Europe – Live From the Dark”

A Life Once Lost Tour With Dillinger Escape Plan

Critically acclaimed Philadelphia, PA hard rock unit ALOL (A LIFE ONCE LOST) has announced a U.S. tour in support of its much-talked-about forthcoming release “IRON GAG”. ALOL will hit the road alongside New Jersey tech-rockers The Dillinger Escape Plan for a planned three week trek that will launch on October 9 in Cleveland, OH. Continue reading “A Life Once Lost Tour With Dillinger Escape Plan”

OST: Kyle XY

OST: Kyle XY / 2007 ABC Family / 14 Tracks / http://www.myspace.com/kylexy

I know that a lot of individuals are really into Kyle XY. I never got to watch the show because it didn’t seem like something that would be too terribly interesting to me, and I didn’t even have cable until last month. Regardless, the disc has a who’s who of solid indie rock, alternative rock, and emo bands. Earlimart, OAR, Mates of State, Sherwood, and Kate Voegele all represent individuals and groups that have garnered some serious media attention, the presence of these individuals only will help relative newcomers like Mariana’s Trench, Sean Hayes, In-Flight Safety, and April Matson. Continue reading “OST: Kyle XY”

Sic Osyrus releases his highly anticipated mixtape album ‘Sic-O-Nomics’

Inasirkl Music Group’s Sic Osyrus releases his highly anticipated mixtape album ‘Sic-O-Nomics’ Hosted by Remy Ma’s DJ, Bedtyme357. ‘Sic-O-Nomics’ is an expression of real life struggle painted through words that cannot be denied. The release includes production by Drawzilla, Shuko and DJ Static. Continue reading “Sic Osyrus releases his highly anticipated mixtape album ‘Sic-O-Nomics’”

Divasonic – Changing Wind

Divasonic – Changing Wind / 2007 Digital Bliss / 12 Tracks / http://www.divasonic.com /

The brand of wide-open, electronic pop music that Lynda Arnold puts down on “Changing Wind” will remind individuals of individuals like Enya and Bjork. There is a panoply of styles and sounds that are present on the disc’s opening track, “I Feel High”. This means that funk, rock, and tribal sounds all unite to create something catchy but walking to the beat of a decidedly different drummer. This same general sound continues for “Summertime”, but Lynda adds in more electronic influence to this track. This means that hints of the Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, and Josh Wink first show their influence during this track. “Summertime” shows Arnold’s ability to construct a narrative without anything in the way of vocals. The multiple instrumental layers present during this track give listeners something that all can enjoy. By the end of “Summertime”, individuals will be hooked. Continue reading “Divasonic – Changing Wind”

Radio Moscow Release New Single Digitally

Ames, Iowa psychedelic blues rock trio Radio Moscow is heading back out on the road in support of their self-titled debut release on Alive-Naturalsound Records, produced and engineered by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The band’s 18-date trek will take them from the midwest, to the east coast and down south. Continue reading “Radio Moscow Release New Single Digitally”