Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Both Strange and Familiar

 

Hey, readers.  Happy After Halloween.  Back to counting down the days til the next one.  While you wait, pull up a seat and give a listen to Strange & the Familiars.  The band combines dark cabaret, rock opera and progressive rock to produce a dark and whimsical sound.

Over Halloween weekend, they released their second album, Strange World.  It's a multimedia project that involves short stories, indie comics, puppets, video, images and (of course) music.  On the music side, the album is soothing to the ears as it tells tales of words of warning and mourning for all that humanity might lose.  The accompanying comic will be released episodically starting in December.  I believe checking out Strange & the Familiars is a definite must.

This strange entry has come to a close.  If you enjoy reading my blog and want to show some love, consider donating to my Ko-fi page.  The link can be found in the header under "KO-FI" and in my profile.  Til next time.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Metaphysical Demigod Visions

 


Hey, readers.  Back again with some more music recommendations from Bandcamp.

  • Guillotine Dream: I talked about this band before in a previous post.  But I'm bringing them up again because they have a new album coming out called Demigods.  The album doesn't come out til October 15, but it's available now for digital pre-order.  The band also made 3 of the singles off the album available to listen to on their page.
  • Vision Video: Vision Video is a goth-pop band from Athens, Georgia.  They describe they're sound as dance music for the end-times.  Nice.
  • Tony Moon: I don't listen to that much rap/hip-hop music.  Mostly because I find a lot of it to be crap.  Don't @ me.  But once in a while, I will come across an artist with a sound that I can vibe with.  That's the case with Tony Moon.  Tony's sound is ...... trippy.  A good trippy.  He raps about subjects that range from the metaphysical to politics.  Definitely recommend checking him out.

To listen to any of the artists that I have listed, just click on their names and you'll be directed to their Bandcamp page.  And so ends this blog post.  
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Monday, May 3, 2021

To the Guillotine!

Hey, readers.  Popping in with another bandcamp review/recommendation.  This time for Guillotine Dream's latest album Damaged and Damned.  The whole album screams old school gothic rock and gave off Sisters of Mercy vibes.  Highly recommend.

In other news, I finally figured out the problem I was having with streaming on twitch.  Now I can start doing listening parties on the platform.  Did one over the weekend for The Long Losts'  latest album At This Late Hour.  Might be doing some watch parties there as well.  The link to my twitch channel can be found in the header and in my profile.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Time for Work

Hey, Readers.  Back with another band review.  This time, I was contacted by an industrial metal band from Germany called MIY.  Their sound blends industrial metal with darkwave, synth pop and future pop.  They messaged me about promoting and reviewing their newest album, Work.

I listened to it and, again, I was not disappointed.  This album fucking slaps.  In a pandemic-free world, there are definitely some tracks on here that I would request at a goth club.  Work releases on February 21.  Until then, you can hop on over to their bandcamp and listen to their previous album, The Seeking.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

7

Hey, readers.  Today marks the 7th anniversary of my blog.  Haven't been in much of a celebratory mood though.  My creative output hasn't been looking that great either.  2020 was a total shit show and 2021 is proving to be an even bigger one.

Might talk about the craziness that happened earlier this month in another post.  Anyway, just wanted to take this time to let y'all know that I'm still around.  Til next time.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

A New Nightmare

Hey, readers.  A few weeks ago, I was contacted by The Nightmares.  A noir pop band located in Newport, Wales.  Back in September, they released a double A side single featuring the songs "The Falling Dream and Give Up The Hoax" and wanted me to give it a listen.  Disappointed I was not.

The songs have a late 80s/early90s feel to them.  Like something you'd hear in an independent film about a group of misfits going on a long road trip, where bonds are tested and love happens.  They are for sure worth checking out.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Cinema!

Hey, readers.  I'm here with some film news.  Meant to bring this up earlier, but I got caught up with some other stuff.  Anyway, the topic of this post is the Social Justice Now Film Festival.  This online event will showcase content that focuses on the social and economic issues facing black and brown communities in the United States.

The SJNFF will run from Oct. 21-25, 2020.  Content will range from narrative features, documentaries, short films and new media projects.  In order to watch, you'll have to register on the festival's website.  The price for signing up is free.  

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