Cricketbows (Photo by Randy Jennings)

Cricketbows release mini-doc, preview of “Charcoal”

Dayton, Ohio’s Cricketbows recently completed their latest LP, Diamonds, which is scheduled for release this fall. The album was recorded in the spring of 2014 at The Diamonds in Cincinnati, Ohio, and produced by Grammy-winning producer Brian Olive (formerly of Soledad Brothers and The Greenhornes). It was mastered by Dave Davis. “Brian Olive was an amazing guy to work with,” … More »

Zues (Photo by Dave Gillespie)

From The Horse’s Mouth: Mike O’Brien (Zeus) on Classic Zeus

The path to Zeus’ Classic Zeus was a long and often difficult one. By early summer 2013, the songwriting trio of Neil Quin, Mike O’Brien, and Carlin Nicholson, with drummer Rob Drake, had toured their acclaimed sophomore release Busting Visions (2012) all the way to a crossroads; relationships frayed and the future of the band uncertain. As Quin sings on … More »

Restorations announce LP3, tour (2014)

After a month of teasing, Philadelphia’s Restorations is pleased to announce the release of their highly anticipated third full-length, LP3, on October 28. Pre-orders for the groundbreaking album are currently available via SideOneDummy Records: and a headlining tour will kick off on October 24 in Asbury Park, NJ. The John Komar and Mitchell Wojcik-directed video for the first new material from the … More »

Butch Walker to tour with Ryan Adams (2014)

Butch Walker has announced a fall tour with Ryan Adams. His new EP, Peachtree Battle, is out now. 10/6: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre 10/7: Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater 10/9: Edmonton, AB @ Francis Winspear Centre 10/10: Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Aud. 10/12: Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre 10/13: Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium 10/14: Milwaukee, … More »

Death From Above 1979 stream new album, tour (2014)

The Physical World, the upcoming new album from globally revered and highly influential dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979, is now streaming in its entirety on iTunes.It will stream from today until its release by Last Gang Records/Warner Bros. Records on September 9. Produced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis), The Physical World comes a … More »

Faith No More record album

Faith No More, who reunited in 2009 for a series of sold-out performances and international festivals, is currently recording their first full-length album since 1997’s Album of the Year. A limited edition (5000 copies) 7-inch single of the song “Motherfucker” will precede the April 2015 release, available via Record Store Day’s Black Friday event (Nov. 28).  The single will be … More »

Ferrill Gibbs

From The Horse’s Mouth: Ferrill Gibbs on Significant Trees

For Significant Trees, Mobile, Alabama, singer-songwriter Ferrill Gibbs delivers a pleasant sounding album that at times conjures Coldplay and at others, Fleetwood Mac. Though self-released, the disc includes engineers, producers and players who’ve graced the music of artists such as of Montreal, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, the Allman Brothers Band and Government Mule, among others. Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Gibbs … More »

Body Futures play shows (2014)

Milwaukee Wisconsin’s Body Futures recently release their debut via Latest Flame Records. The band combine flawless pop sensibilities with full-speed-ahead rock dynamics, punctuated with insanely catchy choruses and utilizing unconventional instrumentation (effect-driven autoharp?) to produce a sound at once naggingly familiar and indefinable. Vocalist Dixie Jacobs (who doubles on the aforementioned autoharp and synthesizer) provides crystal-clear vocal melodies, offset by … More »