Song Premiere

Song Premiere: Great Woods, “Strange Times in the City”

Great Woods is the band that lives inside of Eric Ryrie’s head. Ryrie lives in Brooklyn. His songs are built on strong melodies and intricate arrangements that are executed with a seasoned precision, honed by years of live performance and dedication to his craft. Strange Lives, due out June 23, is the first release from Great Woods. It was written, … Continue reading Song Premiere: Great Woods, “Strange Times in the City”

Song Premiere: PANICKER, “Parties”

Beginning with a music career in San Diego which included titles of distinction such as cross-dressing dancer for Optiganally Yours, drums for Thingy, Followers, and Goblin Cock, bass for Alpha Males and, simply, “everything” in Schlag-Schlag, Brent Asbury has experience in most musical areas and genres. Since his time in California, he took up producing and engineering at his current … Continue reading Song Premiere: PANICKER, “Parties”

Song Premiere: Swarming Branch, “Laid Back and Practical”

Photo by Adam Nedrow Swarming Branch is a band engaged in three seemingly disparate pursuits: elaborating folk music’s four-chord strum with complex extensions and substitutions, winking at the theater of glam rock from dive bar stages around the country without causing the cynics to spray beer out of their nostrils, and inviting the droning, unbridled tendencies of modal jazz to gradually … Continue reading Song Premiere: Swarming Branch, “Laid Back and Practical”

Song Premiere: Brothertiger, “The Working Hour” (Tears For Fears cover)

In the mid 1980s new wave era, with feel good singles, such as “Love Shack” and “Footloose,” at the top of the charts, confessional songs of disheartening childhood experiences was the last thing one might expect from an aspiring young band. Yet it was the then newcomers Tears For Fears’ dark remembrances, supported by infectious melodies, that many rock critics … Continue reading Song Premiere: Brothertiger, “The Working Hour” (Tears For Fears cover)

Song Premiere: M Iafrate & The Priesthood, “Get Behind Me,” “Maneater” (Hall and Oates cover)

Photo by Jocelyn Carlson For over two decades, West Virginia songwriter Michael John Iafrate has honed his craft as a songwriter and performer alongside his work as a member of some of West Virginia’s most creative independent music acts such as The Minus Tide, COBRA, and Killed At Camp. More recently, Iafrate has carefully developed his unique voice among regional … Continue reading Song Premiere: M Iafrate & The Priesthood, “Get Behind Me,” “Maneater” (Hall and Oates cover)

Song Premiere: EL.i.BE, “Feelin’ Right”

EL.i.BE is a Twin-Cities based, nationally recognized MC, producer and  co-founder of Cherry Sky Studios. EL.i.BE’s sound is defined by the moods and textures that reflect the layers of his complex journey. His work is largely Inspired by being a first-generation immigrant living within the confines of two cultures. A lyrical warrior, EL.i.BE speaks of the urban American reality through … Continue reading Song Premiere: EL.i.BE, “Feelin’ Right”

Song Premiere: The Phoenix Within, “Sleep”

The Phoenix Within, hailing from Queens, NY, is the project of Omar Feliciano. Primarily acoustic based, Feliciano draws from a wide range of influences, from Jimmy Eat World to Ace Enders to Dashboard Confessional. Whispers is the third album for The Phoenix Within, following the self-titled full length in 2013, and Natalie Rose in 2015 via Crybaby Records. After spending much of the early … Continue reading Song Premiere: The Phoenix Within, “Sleep”

Song Premiere: Lost In Japan “Animal”

Hailing from London, Ontario, Lost In Japan have only been together since late 2016 and they have been hard at work.  Front man Addison Johnson and company have been hard work crafting unforgettable hooks and relentless tunes that have caught the eye of those who have attend their live shows. Ghettoblaster is proud to share “Animal”, off the upcoming late May … Continue reading Song Premiere: Lost In Japan “Animal”

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”