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by John Garratt

10 Mar 2014


File this under: download them before they’re taken away. Ancient Pistol is guitarist Mike Feeney, a truly independent musician who sculpts his music with a wide array of effects and zero commercial ambitions. Operating out of Brighton, Massachusetts, his Reverbnation page has been ranking quite well there, thanks largely in part to the number of tracks available for free download. As of last count, there were 18 free songs and four available for streaming. Feeney’s latest, Groovy Pavement, is available here on CDBaby.

How did I find out about Ancient Pistol? I went to CDBaby and typed in “Bruce Gilbert”. I discovered “Race with the Blahs” and that just about sealed the deal.

by Cole Waterman

10 Mar 2014


With their performance video of “This Woman’s Work”, Los Angeles synth-based quartet Mirror Talk have unveiled the first installment in an ambitious project.

“We’re filming a series of live videos wherein each member of the group picks a song of some significance to them and we arrange, perform, film, mix and edit in a day,” said the group’s guitarist Steven Lopez. The cover of the Kate Bush tune maintains the original’s piano-led starkness, but adds a level of synthy ambience and the sexy, electronic vibe of a Prince ballad. The austere mood is matched by the single-perspective video, depicting the band’s shadowed profile with blues and purples coloring the background.

by Al Kennedy

7 Mar 2014


Following from 2012’s critically lauded album TIMETIMETIME&TIME for US based ‘Vaporwave’ label ‘Beer On The Rug’, mysterious 21 year old, Kansas based experimental producer and sonic auteur ‘YYU’ (Ben Straus) is set to release his first 12” single – entitled Kiss As We Walk - for UK based powerhouse RAMP, with his second official full length album set to follow on the label later on this year.

by PopMatters Staff

7 Mar 2014


Fan Modine‘s Gordon Zacharias takes his time to compose perfectly balanced and complex pop songs. It’s that meticulous attention to detail that makes every Fan Modine album a cause for celebration among pure pop fans. That’s on full display with this first single, “One Company Town”, from Cause Célèbre, coming in April from Lost Colony Music.

by PopMatters Staff

7 Mar 2014


The Singles latest tune is the garage poppy “(She’s Got) A Heart of Stone”, a three-minute slice of classic pop. Vince Frederick (guitar/lead vocals) tells us, “‘(She’s Got) A Heart of Stone’ is the first track we recorded for the new album. One of our favs to play live, it came together quite quickly in the studio. Not a lot of overdubs, straight forward rock n roll.” Look for a new full-length album, Look How Fast a Heart Can Break, this April.

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