Alcohol & Bad Decisions
Psychocide is a hard rocking quartet from Montreal. Their music is explosive and energetic. Their latest release, Alcohol & Bad Decisions shall be available March 3, 2017.
The album is engineered by Christian Cummings who has worked with U2, Blink-182, Switchfoot and The Used. The album is a concept album which tells the story of characters that will be in a future comic book. After the break is a music video from the band.
An advantage of being far behind on inbox submissions is I can be super-selective. You are going to love what Pseudonym.
First, I shall let this musician introduce himself. From his bio on BandCamp:
“Pseudonym is a band consisting of me, Paul Desjarlais, and other real or imaginary people. Back in Boston a long time ago I used to play bass for The Uncalled Four, and then for Haberland. After that I released a cassette album called Pabz, and later a CD called Pig Tail World. Now I live in San Francisco and I record songs when I get a chance and sometimes post albums online.”
With so many out there with a synthesizer, drum machine, minimal skills, and a computer self-proclaimed a DIY musician, it is a tag line here at Indie Nation… “We listen to bad music so you don’t have to”. Pseudonym is a welcome exception.
Who Hits 50!
The Who is releasing a special 42 song, two disc definitive set to celebrate 50 years of making music. The last track on the collection if titled Be Lucky and references Daft Punk’s Get Lucky. While definitive sets have their place, it is nice to see the extra track. You can find out more over at Pitchfork. Check out the video for Be Lucky after the break. The release date for Who Hits 50! is 27 October, 2014.
Wanna Know from Bubby Jackson
This artist sent me an email with a few tracks to sample from his recent release. I think it some good music and suggest that listeners here check it out. But first a little about Bubby, from his bio:
My name is Bubby Jackson. I’m a guitar player and songwriter from northeastern Maryland. I’m excited to be releasing my first indie collection, “Wanna Know”. This is a retrospective of sorts, and encompasses unreleased songs from the last ten years or so. Some of these have been demoed or performed live by myself and bands I’ve been part of, but this is the first time you get to hear fresh studio recordings updated for 2014. We did the recordings at Harlem Parlour in New York with producer/drummer extraordinaire, Sammy Merendino (Cyndi Lauper, Billy Joel, Hall & Oates, Kinky Boots Broadway, etc.) and engineer/co-producer, Derik Lee (everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Matchbox Twenty to Britney Spears to Broadway everything). Bass guitar and some additional recording was handled by my long-time friend, Ross Troy. I have tried to include a variety of song styles which showcase all of the different musical genres I enjoy – and I hope you’ll find something you like, too.
Personally, I agree, you are going to find something you will like. You can find out more about him at his web site and the links below:
From Toronto, Skinny Bitches
I don’t know much about this band. I never heard of them before they contacted us. However, I am damn glad they contacted us.
Monogroove’s New Release, Echos in the Glass
This is a request to review an album that I was really glad to receive. It is was, unlike many, great to listen to. The tough part will be deciding on a favorite track.
First, a little basic information on Monogroove, according to their Reverb Nation Bio is:
Monogroove is the Los Angeles based female fronted dual vocal Power/Pop Band Performing in and around the LA circuit, Benefits, Charity/fundraisers and private gatherings
The Members are:
- Rin Lennon – Vocals and Guitars
- Andrea Ireland – Vocals
- Brad Myers – Bass
- Kenny Cratty – Drums
Yes, the gender make up is the same as the Mamas and the Papas. Musically they do have somewhat of that sound. However, being a fan of the famous foursome, I think that this release offers a much more eclectic mix of sound.
Echoes in the Glass is a very solid album of great music. From the catchy sax rift that kicks the album off with the first track, When You Went Away, with a sound much like Mo-town, to the last track, the band does a good job of providing the listener with 17 tracks that you will want to listen to. They even tossed in an awesome cover of Tomorrow Never Knows, a tune that, in my opinion, is a tough one for any band to cover.
The band is excellent vocally with some beautiful harmonization on almost every track. It is definitely the vocals that I feel is the band’s strong suit. However, I want to make it clear that the music is also great. Another thing the band does well is to keep a certain style of their own while still giving the listener a good dose of eclectic music. There are funky songs, mellow songs, sad ballads and just down right happy tunes on this collection.
You can find out more about this band at the links below:
You can buy their music at (affiliate links):