Bastille – Bad Blood – CD

Bastille – Bad Blood – CD

Bastille – Bad Blood – CD (Virgin Records) Like many others I became aware of Bastille due to their infectious hit “Pompeii” with its great driving rhythm, haunting vocal lines and unique instrumentation structure. As I dug deeper into this indie electronic...
The Bangs – Sweet Revenge – CD

The Bangs – Sweet Revenge – CD

The Bangs – Sweet Revenge – CD (Kill Rock Stars) The Bangs have been around for quite a while and are in my mind one of the leaders in the whole riotgrrl scene that was spawned about a decade ago.   Fun, bouncy and raw punk pop played with a passion and...
Blakely, Mike - West of You – CD

Blakely, Mike - West of You – CD

Blakely, Mike - West of You – CD (Swing Rider Records)   Mike Blakely sings good old country flavored tunes with a folksy flair. I’m one of those people who isn’t too keen on the pop styling that country music has adopted, the so-called new country. So if you...

Bed Devils – Le Caprice - CD

Bed Devils – Le Caprice - CD (Syck Dawg Records) I must admit, I chose to review the Bed Devils’ Le Caprice mostly because I thought the cover was achingly adorable: a little blond toddler in a red hooded sweatshirt, complete with little devil...

Body – Thethinhour – CD

Body – Thethinhour – CD (Rosemont Recordings) If you like electronic/experimental soft modern rock, this is it.  Moderate tempos, creamy keyboards with an 80’s attitude.  Body’s unique sound can be found somewhere between Depeche Mode and local...
Braindance – Redemption – CD

Braindance – Redemption – CD

Braindance – Redemption – CD (Progressive Darkwave Records) Braindance is an interesting mix of goth, black metal and industrial…with a sense of humor.  They are a duo featuring Sebastian Elliot-double-edged throat & unmentioned vocal process,...
Betty Already – Amerimaniacs – CD

Betty Already – Amerimaniacs – CD

Betty Already – Amerimaniacs – CD (Fly Lyla Records) From the get go I could tell that the band X is a big influence for this band. The combo of the male and female vocals on the tracks throughout this release have John Doe/Excene written all over...
Brassy – Got It Made – CD

Brassy – Got It Made – CD

Brassy – Got It Made – CD (Wiiija Records)  Fresh, Fun, Funky!  Brassy is a hot!  The spoken/sung words work perfectly with the ever-changing palette of the DJ. ”Nervous” a raucous rock song is a nice change to keep this 17-song disc from...