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Louise Aubrie Late44

Louise Aubrie Late44

Louise Aubrie LATE 44 Cover Art

This artist splits her time between London and New York. Louise Aubrie pumps out powerful pop with a healthy dose of rock and punk. Her latest release, Late 44 is an excellent ten-track release. Every song entertains from start to finish. Produced at Abbey Road Studio, the producers and the musicians totally clicked to create an amazing sounding work… Superbly done!  I honestly can find nothing bad to say about this release.  I love it!

The music is packed with powerful guitar and vocals. While all the musicians performed awesome on this album, moving perfectly as one, I was drawn to the guitar work and vocals. They are superb. Check out how well she uses her dynamic and powerful voice, like an extra instrument at times, on Next to Nothing. The punkish guitar riffs on Winter Dolour.   The nice crunchy guitar on Tearjerker.  Seriously folks, every track on this release is a treat.

Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies

POSTED ON October 9th  - POSTED IN Blues, Blues Rock, Celtic, Community, Entertainment, music, New Media Order, news, Opinion, punk, videos

More Music Videos for Celtic Thursday – Drunken Lullabies from Flogging Molly

w00t! Today is Celtic Thursday.  An awesome idea from the equally awesome Marc Gunn.  While we at Indie Nation spin all genre, Brian, our tech and news director, though Marc’s idea kewl enough to reprogram our bot to spin all Celtic music from 10 AM to 10 PM DST every Thursday.

Sick of Sarah is Touring

POSTED ON September 26th  - POSTED IN Community, Concert, independent music, interviews, music, punk, rock

Sick of Sarah is Touring

I was so thrilled to get this news. These ladies are awesome musicians. Having seen them live before, I expect nothing less than some great concerts. Nonetheless, I will let them fill you in.

You can find out more about these girls at their website and they are listing the tour dates on their Facebook page.  If you wish to hear how they sound live, check out the interview and concert recording Lumpy got back in 2011.

Married with Sea Monsters as The Mary Janes

POSTED ON September 22nd  - POSTED IN Entertainment, independent music, music, punk, videos

From the Edge of Spider-Verse, The Mary Janes

I admit that I am a huge Spider-Man fan.  While what follows is actually from a Spider-Woman series, I still think it is worth a mention.  Married with Sea Monsters has turned themselves into the band that the heroine is part of in the series. To be truthful, I never heard of the band until I noticed this song on YouTube.  I like their sound much and I love the idea of becoming The Mary Janes.

Check it out as they do a song from the comic book, Face it Tiger.

You can explore Married with Sea Monsters at:

The Boy From The Crowd Releases Revelator

POSTED ON September 3rd  - POSTED IN Community, Entertainment, independent music, music, news, Opinion, Press Release, punk, rock

This Duo Makes Some Seriously Awesome Noise

Lets be frank and honest, distortion is noise.  The reason they are selling so many distortion pedals is because so many of us love that kind of noise.  Frankly, I like what one of the band’s members had to say very much:

“One of the things that makes rock ’n’ roll great is its little imperfections and riding on the edge of disaster, knowing full well that any second it could all just fall apart.” – Vinny Piana

Latimer House Releases 7″ Red Vinyl Single

Alternative, Blues, Rock, Punk, Pop and  More – Call it Latimer House

Latimer House - BirdCage Walk

Latimer House – BirdCage Walk

While the headline is about a single, that is just the starting point.  I urge you to buy the single but don’t to stop there. Get the full album as well.  Birdcage Walk and Until Then are both great tunes but how much can I tell about only two songs?

Let us talk about the album for a bit.  Once you check out the album, you will still want the single because the B side is not on the album AND Birdcage Walk is a remix. Personally, I like it when the singles are not the same material you get when you buy an album. You can find all the band’s work discussed in this review at their Bandcamp page.

Let me start by saying that I had brief doubts about this album when I gave it my first listen.  It was one of those experiences where it was a bit different and not exactly what I expected.  When I discovered the band, they were described as “pop”.  While pop may work, they are much more eclectic than just pop. Putting labels on music may help with marketing and sales but it threw me momentarily.  The overall experience was one of being unexpectedly pleased.  It was better than I expected.

For example, at first, I cared not for This is Pop with simple very popish rhythms and melodies.  It was just too popish but…  two minutes into the tune, I began to appreciate the sarcasm of the delivery. By the end of the tune, I was loving it. (The video is also very good as well.) In my opinion, it is the best choice of the ten to kick the album off with for it quickly sets the tone… the listener should expect something slightly different, not over the top , crazy different but like a novel new flavor added to coffee, something pleasantly refreshing and not part of one’s daily routine.

The band drives much of their music with guitar rhythms but it is all the interplay that gives them a sound with a bit of an attitude.  They syncopate well and in their own style.  It is a refreshing break from typical.  While I don’t like genres and don’t fully agree that they are pop, I totally believe they should be popular because they are producing great music.

While the ten song collection does fit the descriptions above, it is much more than that.  The musicians do a great job of combining material familiar to the listener while spicing it with novel and unique sounds, rhythms and melodies.  It is just great music.  Toss it into that genre.

This is not just another alternative band.  This is not just a pop album.  This is not going to be the best album you ever bought.  However, it a collection of worth which you will enjoy. This is a solid collection of songs that makes one want to follow the band.

Girl Band Giving It Away for Free

POSTED ON July 2nd  - POSTED IN independent music, music, New Media Order, news, Opinion, Press Release, punk, rock

What Were You Thinking?  I Hope a Free Music Track

Sometimes things are not what you might first think.  For one thing this band is giving away a two track release at bandcamp.  For another thing, the name Girl Band is rather deceptive, according to their Facebook Page, they consist of the following members:

  • Dara Kiely – Vocals
  • Alan Duggan – Guitar
  • Daniel Fox – Bass
  • Adam Faulkner – Drums

Absolute Punk Premires And We Danced Video for “The Ring”

POSTED ON June 17th  - POSTED IN Community, independent music, music, news, Opinion, Press Release, punk

Great New Video and Song

AbsolutePunk.net is premiering today the brand-new music video from And We Danced, for their new song The Ring. The song is taken from the group’s upcoming release, Back To The Middle, which drops July 1 via Paper + Plastick Records.

More on the band after the video

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