Archive for July, 2010
Acoustic indie band City and Colour is the sideproject of Alexisonfire guitarist Dallas Green. The band mix beautiful lyrics with soft acoustic music.
City and Colour recently played dates with Pink on her UK tour and are currently touring with Tegan and Sarah. They have an upcoming festival date with Weezer and Rist Against as well.
The group has released two live albums in so far this year, Live at the Orange Lounge and Live at the Verge. There is talk of a studio album by the end of the year.
After over a year of negotiations, the rumors have surfaced that hip hop supergroup Slaughterhouse has finally signed to Eminem’s Shady Records. The deal took over a year to complete and was held up by Koch Distribution before an inevitable buyout happened this month.
Slaughterhouse consists of MCs of Joe Budden, Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9 and Joell Ortiz. The group started the rumors when they showed up behind Eminem in Drake’s “Forever” video. They are already in the studio with Eminem working on their second album.
Eminem has mentioned in the past months that he would like to rebuild Shady Records and is signing new artists. As of today, there is no mention of Slaughterhouse on Shady Records website.
BMM sat down with Emily Peal for a session of 10 questions. Check it out on our Interview page!
Sing it Loud is a five piece band from Minneapolis, MN consisting of Pat Brown (lead vocals/guitar), Kieren Smith (guitar/backing vocals), Nate Flynn (bass), Ben Peterson (piano/keyboard) and Chris Lee (drums).
The band has been around since 2007 but has really come into their own with the release of their new album, Everything Collide, release this year by Epitaph Records. The album seems to abandon most of the pop punk trends of their earlier work and be more of a mature record. The anthems are still there of course, and so is the pop rock hooks, but in a much more defined and unique package.
They recently played the Mall of America in their hometown of Minneapolis for their c.d. release party.
The band has toured with fellow emo and pop rock acts like We the Kings, Forever the Sickest Kids, All Time Low and Cobra Starship as well as logging tons of dates on The Vans Warped Tour. They are currently on tour with Every Avenue and The Secret Handshake as part of the Rock Yourself to Sleep tour.
Grayskul are a gothic hip-hop duo from Seattle, Washington. They consist of MCs Onry Ozzborn and JFK. Their music is dark, slow and forbidding. They are currently signed to Rhymesayers and have toured opening for Atmosphere.
Their new album Bloody Radio is a dark, grim concept album featuring Slug of Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Cage, Pigeon John and Andrea Zollo formerly of PrettyGirlsMakeGraves.
From their press release:
“Wanting to always reinvent themselves, Grayskul returns as Count Draven (Onry) and Count Magnus (JFK) to deliver their latest opus Bloody Radio. This conceptual masterpiece serves as reverse brainwash music for today’s contemporary hip-hop listeners, typically force-fed imaginary genres. Grayskul smashes these genres seamlessly into one while interweaving all with message, substance, concepts, wittiness, opinion and most of all, honesty while still maintaining a sense of humor, imagination, and originality. Bloody Radio has something for everybody.”
Betty Steeles describes her music as “friendly pop”. This indie-folk songstress has stolen our collective heart. One listen to “Flowers in Pain” or “Bus Boy” and you will be sold as well. As her myspace says, think Jack Johnson meets Bjork.
The native Londener has played the festivals and plays often in and around London.
Her new album I am…Betty Steeles was released on A&G records earlier this year
Listen to Flowers in Pain by Betty Steeles: