Eclectic Vibes

by Andrew Frey

Reviews From: Pop
Bleeder Project - The Systematic Subversion of Fear and Insecurity

Bleeder Project - The Systematic Subversion of Fear and Insecurity

Bleeder Project
The Systematic Subversion of Fear and Insecurity
Label: Toystaar Records

Gabriel Scott is the prolific front man at the helm of this project that focuses on heavy industrial rock and strong early Nine Inch Nails-like angst with pop hooks to it.

The Bleeder Project Website

 - French Horn Rebellion

- French Horn Rebellion


French Horn Rebellion
Label: Self Released

A quirky pop-tronica trio from NYC, but with roots in Milwaukee, WI. The infectious retro bent they shade their compositions with is their trademark and has an immediate off-beat commercial value that serves them well.

Website

Anew Revolution - Rise

Anew Revolution - Rise

Anew Revolution
Rise
Label: Koch Entertainment

Watered-down, radio-ready bubblegum metal. Oh, it’s so filled with emotions, intensity, blah, blah, blaze. For fans of such mass consumable and radio friendly bands as Staind, Dope, etc.

Anew Revolution WebsiteAnew Revolution Wiki

Musicians For Minneapolis - 57 Songs For the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort

Musicians For Minneapolis - 57 Songs For the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort

Musicians For Minneapolis
57 Songs For the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort
Label: Electrovoice

Produced by audio equipment giant, Electro-Voice, the only thing longer than the title of this 3-CD release is the list of amazing musicians contributing to this self-explanatory fund raising project. Dick Dale, George Clinton, DJ Spooky, Calexico, Les Claypool and MANY, many more.

Musicians For Minneapolis Website

Bill Purdy - Move My Way

Bill Purdy - Move My Way

Bill Purdy
Move My Way
Label: Bill Purdy Music

This singer/songwriter and pianist bellows out smooth pop rock grooves in the vein of Jack Johnson but manages to find his own gritty pace and emotion on this EP

Bill Purdy Website

Burning Brides - Anhedonia

Burning Brides - Anhedonia

Burning Brides
Anhedonia
Label: CobraSide Distribution

A hard rockin’ trio pumping out a flavorful spin on heavy alternative rock with a heavy hand in the low end grooves and a droning swagger filled with post punk angst and profound awareness. “Anhedonia” means the inability to gain pleasure from enjoyable experiences.

Burning Brides WebsiteBurning Brides Wiki

Dengue Fever - Venus On Earth

Dengue Fever - Venus On Earth

Dengue Fever
Venus On Earth
Label: M80 Music

Have you been searching for 60’s retro Cambodian pop rock with a psychedelic slur and female vocals? Then look no further than this flamboyant Los Angeles-based group to fulfill your need!

Dengue Fever WebsiteDengue Fever Wiki

Mike Zito - Today

Mike Zito - Today

Mike Zito
Today
Label: Eclecto Groove Records

Soulful bluesy roots rock combined with pop singer/songwriter mischief. Zito got into music at an early age and has a veteran attitude to compliment. The vocal delivery strikes me as having a Dave Matthews-ish sashay layered in an adult-contemporary musical playground.

Mike Zito Website

Legendary Pink Dots - Plutonium Blonde

Legendary Pink Dots - Plutonium Blonde

Legendary Pink Dots
Plutonium Blonde
Label: ROIR

Disquieting platitudes from the sardonic seedy underbelly of pop music adoration. Edward Ka-Spel and crew spin tales of gothic disturbances that uproot and empower unknown musical pathways to your brain.

Legendary Pink Dots WebsiteLegendary Pink Dots Wiki

Noodle Muffin - Long Live The Spin

Noodle Muffin - Long Live The Spin

Noodle Muffin
Long Live The Spin
Label: Fyoog State Records

Indie pop punk with a fired up politcal agenda. Organizers of www.operationregimechange.org, musically they utilize “spin” to their own devious ends by fractionalizing sound bytes and reorganizing them to their advantage with sarcastic and hilarious results. As great as the clips are, the music seems secondary and lags accordingly.

Noodle Muffin Website

Fall From Grace - Sifting Through The Wreckage

Fall From Grace - Sifting Through The Wreckage

Fall From Grace
Sifting Through The Wreckage
Label: Bodog Music

When you are searching for glossy, fake, radio friendly, pop punk straight out of the cookie cutter, look no further. If you are searching for originality or musical fortitude, try again! All sold out here

Fall From Grace WebsiteFall From Grace Wiki

Two Left Feet - Two Left Feet

Two Left Feet - Two Left Feet

Two Left Feet
Two Left Feet
Label: Skilletone Records

Self indulgent indie pop rock with a humorous flair. I suspect they put on quite a show for the throngs who appreciate their oft Weezer-esque droll lyrical delivery and sarcastic wit. Sadly, I was not enamored.

Two Left Feet Website

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