Thursday, June 30, 2011
Good morning everyone. Several months ago I did a post regarding Zaphire Oktalogue. And it turned out to be a popular post. I wish more people would leave some comments if they find some tunes they want. Even a "thank you" would be nice. :)
Anyway, I finally found Ballads of a Burden, and it is a little different compared to the last one. They seem to have ventured into elements of pop and indie music with less psych blues. It's still a good album, with the exception of "Mr. Zoot Suit". Give it a try, and let me know what you think. I prefer the previous album, but to each their own.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
This album sounds old. It really does sound like it was recorded and written in the '70s. These fellas opened for The Sword and Karma To Burn at the Peel back in November. Mt. Carmel is a fuzzy blend of hard rock and blues. Don't expect anything earth-moving, but still some good retro sounding blues rock.
Check out the band's myspace.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend. This post should've been made about a month ago, but I just let it slip my mind. When I saw Freedom Hawk with ASG last year at The Brew Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC, I was immediately converted. I had listened to some of their music, but just never got into it. After witnessing their blistering live performance, I thought I'd give them a second chance. They've become a staple in my musical diet and I'm thoroughly excited about the new album. If you like groovy, stoner metal and hard rock, you'd probably enjoy this band.
The new album is to be released on Small Stone Recordings (http://www.smallstone.com) Late Summer/Early Fall on CD with a 180g Vinyl LP to follow. The new album titled “Holding On”, with the cover illustrated/painted by Alexander Von Wieding.
These are the track names in no particular order.
Edge of Destiny
Standing in Line
Living for Days
Check out the band at: http://www.freedomhawkband.com/