Song Premiere

Photos: Frank Iero and the Patience/Dave Hause & the Mermaid, A&R Bar, April 25, 2017

Frank Iero and the Patience performed for a sold-out crowd at the A&R Bar in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, April 25. Dave Hause and the Mermaid also performed. Photographer Jeremy Ward was there to capture the action. Dave Hause & the Mermaid: Frank Iero and the Patience: Catch Frank Iero and the Patience on tour here: Apr 26 The Agora … Continue reading Photos: Frank Iero and the Patience/Dave Hause & the Mermaid, A&R Bar, April 25, 2017

Song Premiere: Paul Collins (The Beat), “Broken Hearted”

Photo by Joy Whalen Paul Collins’ (from The Nerves, The Breakaways) two long lost EPs with his band The Beat from the early ’80s make it to Lolipop Records as the first re-issue on all formats in over 30 years, from the “king of power pop” himself. To Beat Or Not To Beat was recorded in New York in 1983 at The Ranch with John Mathias … Continue reading Song Premiere: Paul Collins (The Beat), “Broken Hearted”

Song Premiere: Thomas Wynn and the Believers, “My Eyes Won’t Be Open”

Photo by Jim Arbogast Thomas Wynn and the Believers are a six-piece ensemble from Orlando, Florida who have been named the #1 local rock andcountry/folk band for the past seven years by Orlando Weekly. Led by Thomas and his sister Olivia — who honed their skills performing in church as kids — the band’s deep southern heat, complex, pulsing rhythms, … Continue reading Song Premiere: Thomas Wynn and the Believers, “My Eyes Won’t Be Open”

Song Premiere: Charming Disaster, “Little Black Bird”

Brooklyn, NY duo Charming Disaster is a songwriting and performance duo formed by musicians Ellia Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette and Funkrust Brass Band) and Jeff Morris (of Kotorino) in 2012. Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the stylish aesthetic of French new wave film, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair … Continue reading Song Premiere: Charming Disaster, “Little Black Bird”

Song Premiere: Coolzey “Tough Guy”

The current state of commercial hip-hop has never been fully examined in the way that Coolzey showcases in the clever single “Tough Guy”. Today, Ghettoblaster is proud to premiere the Midwestern abstract emcee’s song, coming off from the forthcoming Coolsay Too. Released this Friday (April 21st) via Public School Records, the EP falls along the line between lounge-rap, nerdcore, and … Continue reading Song Premiere: Coolzey “Tough Guy”

Song Premiere: Warriors of the Dystotheque, “We’re Taking Control”

WotD step things up with their latest release, joining forces with the mighty Pop Will Eat Itself and drawing on their background in the early noughties that saw the rise of chemical breaks, squeaks and bleeps and played a major role in a decade of DJ shows at home & across the globe for two of the bands members. Christened … Continue reading Song Premiere: Warriors of the Dystotheque, “We’re Taking Control”

Song Premiere: Veltlite, “The Devil All the Time”

Veltlite is the artist name of a debut alt Americana- musician from Spring City, Pennsylvania. Heavily influenced by a family history whose roots in America are tied to Amish Christian beliefs and some family members joining a cult as chronicled by his cousin in her non-fiction trilogy “Growing Up in an Amish Jewish Cult,” published in 2007. He also takes … Continue reading Song Premiere: Veltlite, “The Devil All the Time”

Song Premiere: Crown Larks, “Swoon (For Fred Hampton)”

Riding waves of noise out of a Chicago basement, Crown Larks return with their sophomore LP, Population, a heady dose of multi-instrumental, polyrhythmic post punk and psychedelic noise rock that channels the grinding bleakness and dynamic energy of their native city. The record compels both catharsis and close listening, distilling a century of music and four years of touring into … Continue reading Song Premiere: Crown Larks, “Swoon (For Fred Hampton)”

Song Premiere: PLS PLS, “Animals”

After 10 years, six albums, and over 1,000 shows with his former band, Dropsonic, Dan Dixon decided it was time to re-invent the wheel he’d spinning for so long. Though Dropsonic had done too many tours to count and had toured with or opened for bands ranging from The Strokes, Garbage, Archers of Loaf, And You Will Know Us By … Continue reading Song Premiere: PLS PLS, “Animals”

Song Premiere: Katmaz, “Afterlife”

Katmaz is Matthew Kaz, an American songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who approaches music from the visual sense first, which often results in an emotional and cinematic sound. Influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Beck, and Gorillaz, the Brooklyn-based artist gave a sample of his emotive, soulful strain of music with his release Nautical Things in April of 2016. Today, Ghettoblaster … Continue reading Song Premiere: Katmaz, “Afterlife”