Exclusive Spin: Prom Queen’s ‘Blonde’ & interview with Leeni Ramadan

Exclusive Spin: Prom Queen’s ‘Blonde’ & interview with Leeni Ramadan

Prom Queen’s upcoming album, Doom-Wop, is a continuation of the sound the Seattle group has honed on their previous two releases. However, per the band, it’s different, and more of an album that “celebrates the ensemble that we’ve built over the last few years.” That camaraderie has been “built from the ground up,” they state, and it really shows. If you’ve enjoyed the darkly mysterious versions of the girl-group sound Prom Queen has explored on Night Sound and Midnight Veil, then you’ll likely adore Doom-Wop, an album to which I’ve returned again and again since it showed up in my inbox a couple of weeks ago.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/31/exclusive-spin-prom-queens-blonde-interview-with-leeni-ramadan/

A Prairie Home Companion’s Fred Newman shares his sound effects secrets

A Prairie Home Companion's Fred Newman shares his sound effects secrets

Voice actor Fred Newman has appeared in numerous films and television programs over the years, including voicing the titular Bigfoot in 1987's Harry and...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20973773/a-prairie-home-companions-fred-newman-shares-his-sound-effects-secrets

Vinyl Review: Fourth of July – On the Plains

Vinyl Review: Fourth of July - On the Plains

Breezy and seemingly effortless, the 10th anniversary vinyl edition of Fourth of July’s On the Plains comes just at that point in the summer where the heat’s left everything baked dry, while all you really feel like doing is sitting around and listening to music while you cool off. Maybe you’re dancing to the opening cut, “Be Careful,” while trying not to knock things off your coffee table. Or maybe you’re leading group singalongs to “Surfer Dude,” but you’re definitely drinking a tasty beverage and probably bumming cigarettes off your friends, even though you totally plan on quitting when school starts back up in a couple of weeks.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/28/vinyl-review-fourth-of-july-on-the-plains/

Vinyl Review: Sia – Some People Have All the Problems

Vinyl Review: Sia - Some People Have All the Problems

Just in time for its 10th anniversary this coming January is the vinyl debut of Sia’s fourth album, Some People Have Real Problems. The album, which started to cement the Australian singer in the mind of listeners the world over, is quite interesting, because while it did quite well in Australia, and nearly cracked the Billboard Top 25 albums in the United States, the artist would soon after go on hiatus following the release of her next LP, We Are Born.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/28/vinyl-review-sia-some-people-have-all-the-problems/

Interview: A Giant Dog

Interview: A Giant Dog

It seems like many articles on Austin’s A Giant Dog tend to focus on the band’s stage shows and the things which happen when vocalist Sabrina Ellis performs. What seems to get shunted to the side is the actual studio music, the band having released three very excellent albums – Fight, Bone, and Pile — with a fourth, Toy, out today on Merge Records. The music of A Giant Dog is driving, pulsating stuff, and it’s never been more apparent than on Toy‘s first single, “Bendover.” It’s a big — nay, huge — blast of punk rock with the power of a ’70s arena band. We’re so besotted with it that this where we started our phone conversation with Ellis and guitarist Andrew Cashen as they drove from Austin to Portland to play a show with their other band, Sweet Spirit.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/25/interview-a-giant-dog/

Vinyl Review: Various Artists — Closer To The Grave (15 Years Of Tor Johnson)

Vinyl Review: Various Artists — Closer To The Grave (15 Years Of Tor Johnson)

Five years ago, Tor Johnson Records celebrated their 10th anniversary with a 7-inch compilation, featuring songs from Saint Jude, Now Denial, Pretty Faces, and A Fine Boat, That Coffin. It came housed in a handmade, screen-printed jacket made from recycled LP sleeves, and included a download code for more than twice as many digital bonus tracks, featuring the likes of Weak Teeth and Jesuscentric. It was a cool reflection on how the label had evolved over its first decade.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/25/vinyl-review-various-artists-closer-to-the-grave-15-years-of-tor-johnson/

Talking Lawrence Beer Company’s opening party with the brewery’s Matt Williams and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Dicky Barrett

Talking Lawrence Beer Company's opening party with the brewery's Matt Williams and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Dicky Barrett

Friday, the Lawrence Beer Company kicks off its existence with a big street party, featuring veteran ska-punk act the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. It's the cu...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20973310/talking-lawrence-beer-companys-opening-party-with-the-brewerys-matt-williams-and-the-mighty-mighty-bosstones-dicky-barrett

Downtown Boys talk punk shows & accessibility in advance of their Monday show in Lawrence

Downtown Boys talk punk shows & accessibility in advance of their Monday show in Lawrence

Downtown BoysMiguel RosarioWith 2015's Full Communism on Don Giovanni, Providence's Downtown Boys drew wide acclaim for music that attacked capitalism, a...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20972487/downtown-boys-talk-punk-shows-accessibility-in-advance-of-their-monday-show-in-lawrence

Izzy Bizu on the heart of her music before her Sprint Center show on Tuesday

Izzy Bizu on the heart of her music before her Sprint Center show on Tuesday

British singer Izzy Bizu's rise to prominence has been rather amazing. In the past five years, she's gone from the standard pop sounds of SoundGirl to t...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20972205/izzy-bizu-on-the-heart-of-her-music-before-her-sprint-center-show-on-tuesday

Vinyl Review: Detto Mariano & Dallaglio — La Principessa Nuda OST

Vinyl Review: Detto Mariano & Dallaglio -- La Principessa Nuda OST

Forty years after its debut, Stella Edizioni Musicali — one of the many sub-labels of Berlin’s Private Records — has unearthed another gem of a score by Italian composer Detto Mariano. This one’s for the soft-core international intrigue film, La Principessa Nuda, aka Black Magic.  The score features music by both Mariano and Dallaglio — also known as Gianni Dall’Aglio — who played together in the early half of the ‘70s as part of the Rebels, an Italian beat combo, with Mariano on keys and Dallaglio on drums.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/14/vinyl-review-detto-mariano-dallaglio-la-principessa-nuda-ost/