MUSIC REVIEWS

Various Artists – Rival: Epic Orchestral 

Drums reverberate with a menacing beat as Kevin H. Ross’ “Phoenix Rising” begins to soar through the air around us with a passionate thrust into the ethers, and much like the tension-sparking “No Boundaries” from John DelVento and Christian Perucchi (the song preceding it in the tracklist of the new …

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Mount Hudson releases Lakeside Water

Brooklyn does it again. There truly must be something in that water in that town – another singer/songwriter has delivered a hit. Dave Yim, who performs under the name Mount Hudson, has released the just under-four-minute folk/pop rock song “Lakeside Water”. This song is  just a thrill. URL: https://www.mounthudson.com/ “Lakeside …

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Terry Ohms delivers new LP

Chugging guitars come flanked with discordant bass and drum flurries in “IMO JSYK BTW.” A J Mascis-flavored fuzz finds its way into the mix of a walloping “That Song” much as the squeaky-clean aesthetics of a post-post-punk riff rock dominate the comprisal of “All In The Past.” Terry Ohms is …

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“Bullet” by Morgan Mallory

“I need you / Like a bullet to the brain, just to see if I’m alive / I need you / Like an arrow to the heart, just to feel something inside” croons a seductive Morgan Mallory in his stunning new single “Bullet,” released this past January 23rd, with every …

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“All That I Want” (single) by Kings County

2019 was a really awesome year for independent rock groups, with acts throughout the American and British underground making an impact worth writing home about. Stateside, New York/Florida-transplants Kings County issued a debut album that got a noteworthy reaction from critics and fans largely on the strength of star-caliber songs …

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