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...
Bad Astronaut-Acrophobe – CD

Bad Astronaut-Acrophobe – CD

Bad Astronaut-Acrophobe – CD (Honest Don’s) I love the simplicity of the cover art work for this CD. With the addition of keyboards and cello meshed with the great changes that occur in the songs, this release shines above the same old alternative pop...
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...