Best of 2016

Best of 2016: Andrew and Devin Oliver of I See Stars

I See Stars exploded into the mainstream in 2011 after making their national television debut via “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The band produce a propulsive blend of aggressive music that has build ups that spawn from techno/dub-step/and electro influences. Ghettoblaster recently caught up with drummer Andrew Oliver and vocalist Devin Oliver to find out their favorite albums of the year. This … Continue reading Best of 2016: Andrew and Devin Oliver of I See Stars

Best of 2016: Tim Krug of Hexadiode, Oh Condor

Formed in 2014 and hailing from the bleak, industrial factory city of Dayton, Ohio, Hexadiode delivers a creative burst of energy amongst the drab landscape from which they were born. They’re a hardware only electro-industrial dance act that dabbles in art damaged, experimental tendencies, Hexadiode are committed to producing an old school EBM dynamic with a forward thinking, 21st century … Continue reading Best of 2016: Tim Krug of Hexadiode, Oh Condor

Best of 2016: OvO

OvO’s ninth album, Creatura, was released this month via Dio Drone Records. The veteran Italian duo’s raw and dramatic sound is a unique mix of primitive industrial, horror-movie ambience, and noise-rock punishment, led by the theatrically demonic vocals of Stefania Pedretti. Counting Swans and Diamanda Galas as their biggest influences, Pedretti and co-conspirator Bruno Dorella have spent the past 16 years releasing albums on labels … Continue reading Best of 2016: OvO

Best of 2016: Keith Ulrey of Pohgoh, New Granada Records

Born, raised and still living in Tampa, Florida, Keith Ulrey sank his teeth into Central Florida’s DIY/indie/punk/emo scene almost 30 years ago and remains involved as a musician, show promoter and record store owner. He lives and breathes all things music. The label he co-founded in 1994, New Granada Records, is still going and has seen notable titles over the … Continue reading Best of 2016: Keith Ulrey of Pohgoh, New Granada Records

Best of 2016: David Beale of Geometers

Brooklyn, NY’s Geometers is bassist/guitarist/vocalist Sam Wadsworth, drummer David Beale, and guitarist/vocalist Kyle Pollard. Formed in 2015 and living in a place like New York City- and particularly the rapidly populating area of Bushwick, it’s easy to get caught up in fitting in and keeping up with the current trends. Instead, this trio plays the music they must, looking  to … Continue reading Best of 2016: David Beale of Geometers

Best of 2016: David Payne of The New Old-Fashioned

Dayton, Ohio, rock band, The New Old-Fashioned, released its second full-length album, Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights, on September 26, 2015. Technically speaking, the second New Old-Fashioned album is three years in the making. In the time since the band’s debut self-titled record (recorded in the summer of 2012 with producer Patrick Himes and released in December of the same year), … Continue reading Best of 2016: David Payne of The New Old-Fashioned

Best of 2016: Infinity Shred

The power of nostalgia is in its ability to make us long for our former selves. Founded in 2012, Infinity Shred is the sound of a perfect future doomed to relive its past. A forty-third century metropolitan utopia fatally obsessed with analog synths and distorted instruments. Armies of gracefully engineered, doe-eyed warriors mercilessly slaughtering each other under a dusky sky … Continue reading Best of 2016: Infinity Shred

Best of 2016: Jung Sing of Silent, All Leather

Silent was formed in Baja California by Jung Sing himself has been the drummer for All Leather, Locust/RETOX singer Justin Pearson’s agit-noise synth band. Silent’s music takes on various aural approaches. hypnotic, distorted, and sometimes surfy and catchy, Silent emits grief and desperation that brings to mind a Mexicali-reincarnated Nick Cave. Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Sing to ask about … Continue reading Best of 2016: Jung Sing of Silent, All Leather

Best of 2016: Allman Brown

Allman Brown is a London-based singer-songwriter who announced himself back in 2013 with the wonderfully emotive and poignant single “Sons And Daughters,” a collaboration with fellow Londoner Liz Lawrence. To date, the song remains the bedrock of Allman Brown’s ever expanding catalogue, with over three million Spotify streams, half a million numerous online cover versions and a raft of notable … Continue reading Best of 2016: Allman Brown

Best of 2016: Lol Tolhurst, Author of Cured, Ex-Cure Member

For the first time in the band’s forty-year history, here is the incredible story of The Cure—virtual inventors of alternative music—from someone who was there at the very beginning. Because Robert Smith prefers to let the band’s songs speak for themselves, Cured by drummer Lol Tolhurst (Da Capo Press), is the only insider memoir of the group that’s helped generations … Continue reading Best of 2016: Lol Tolhurst, Author of Cured, Ex-Cure Member