Song Premiere

Song Premiere: Me Time, “Slow Hurry/Laurie”

On Record Store Day, Dayton, Ohio based label Gas Daddy Go! released a cassette compilation featuring the likes of Motel Beds, Oh Condor, The 1984 Draft, Kris N., and more.  One of the standout efforts was from Me Time, a band consisting of of Andy Smith (writing/singing/shitty guitar playing), Kyle Melton (good guitar playing), Elliot Ward (drums) and Josh Wickersham … Continue reading Song Premiere: Me Time, “Slow Hurry/Laurie”

Song Premiere: Frances England, “Light Brings Color”

Throughout the songs on Paths We Have Worn, Frances England has us contemplate being there for each other, being available physically, emotionally, mentally, just being, existing for each other. She is in good hands with producer extraordinaire Dean Jones. Listeners will be impressed, although not surprised, with the quality of Frances England’s debut grownup album. Introspective, thoughtful, melancholy, hopeful, joyful. … Continue reading Song Premiere: Frances England, “Light Brings Color”

Song Premiere: The Woolen Men, “Life In Hell”

The Woolen Men and Eyelids have prepared a split EP, to drop on Off Records on April 21.  Following the release of The Woolen Men’s self-titled LP on Woodist Records and Eyelids “Seagulls Into Submission” seven-inch on Off Records these bands bring their loose and frenetic approach to the proceedings. The Woolen Men scrape Mark E. Smith over the head … Continue reading Song Premiere: The Woolen Men, “Life In Hell”

Song Premiere: Paradise, “Born and Bound”

Paradise releases their sophomore record, Soldiers of the Modern Age, April 22 via Teen Sound Records. Recorded over two days in a living room at the Magic Closet on the south side of Portland, Oregon, the record is an authentic representation of Paradise’s uniquely vintage-inspired sound complete with Farfisa and Hammond Organ. Soldiers of the Modern Age explores the complexities of growing up sheltered in the … Continue reading Song Premiere: Paradise, “Born and Bound”

Song Premiere: Mount Carmel, “Gold”

Amid the current industry of cool, Mount Carmel’s lack of gimmick is a welcome anachronism. The Columbus, Ohio-based trio’s third album Get Pure is full of swagger, packed with great songs and inspired performances. This is true rock music like you haven’t heard in years. Crank it up! Mount Carmel’s Get Pure will be available on CD, digital formats and limited edition vinyl on March … Continue reading Song Premiere: Mount Carmel, “Gold”

Song Premiere: Mahayla, “Just Call”

New Orleans indie-pop quintet Mahayla has finished recording Electricspaceagesweetheart, their second album in nearly fourteen years, after taking a long pause to pursue side projects and answer some burning existential questions. They’re back to creative form with “Just Call,” which brings to mind ’90s alternative/DIY stalwarts the Lemonheads, Jawbreaker and Superchunk, in varying doses. And who can resist that male/female … Continue reading Song Premiere: Mahayla, “Just Call”

Song Premiere: Starving In The Belly Of The Whale, “The Book Of Right-On” (Joanna Newsom cover)

Borrowing his musical moniker (presumably) from Tom Waits, prolific Dayton songwriter Richard Lee Terrell Jr. performs fragile folk pop songs from five releases (the most recent being The Foolish Fellow released in April 2013) as Starving In The Belly Of The Whale. Terrell teams with his wife Lacey and cellist Scott Loy for this take on Joanna Newsom’s “The Book Of … Continue reading Song Premiere: Starving In The Belly Of The Whale, “The Book Of Right-On” (Joanna Newsom cover)

Song Premiere: For All The Girls, “Erica”

Singer/songwriter Drew Danburry is releasing a new For all the Girls album this coming Friday (Feb 14 2014) titled 70 Love Songs (which is a tongue in cheek homage to The Magnetic Fields, of course) and has 70 songs on it. Nearly every single track on the album is a collaboration involving a unique artist. Some songs pay homage to personal … Continue reading Song Premiere: For All The Girls, “Erica”

Song Premiere: Junius, “A Day Dark With Night”

Described by Rolling Stone as “a perfect hybrid of Neurosis and The Smiths,” Boston post-rock quartet Junius have returned with the highly anticipated follow-up to their groundbreaking 2011 release, Reports From The Threshold of Death.  The band – consisting of vocalist/guitarist Joseph Martinez, guitarist Michael Repasch-Nieves, bassist Joel Mungia and drummer Dana Filloon – will release their new EP Days … Continue reading Song Premiere: Junius, “A Day Dark With Night”

Song Premiere: The 1984 Draft, “Challenger”

  On January 10, 2014,  NFL films arrive in Dayton, Ohio to film The 1984 Draft (a band) for a documentary on the (actual) 1984 NFL Draft to air on the NFL network in April 2014.  More details on filming are forthcoming. In honor of the announcement, the band has decided to share this song with Ghettoblaster: CHALLENGER.. Few Dayton, Ohio-based musicians … Continue reading Song Premiere: The 1984 Draft, “Challenger”