Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days
‘Let’s Get This Party Started’ by TOM MORELLO (New York)
Tom Morello, the guitar hero of furious rockers Rage Against The Machine
released his 2nd solo album, titled The Atlas Underground Fire, yesterday
with a cast of big-name guests on vocals.
This one was recorded with British post-hardcore
noiseniks Bring Me The Horizon.
Wanna party? You betcha…
‘Recklessly‘ by JEEN (Toronto, Canada)
“After a while, it can be hard to know whether you control your destiny or if
your destiny is controlling you. ‘Recklessly’ is for when you can’t tell if you’re
moving forward or falling behind and when it’s impossible to know where
you’ll end up,” says the Toronto songstress about her emotional eruption.
Jeen expresses doubting and depressing sentiments with grit and punch.
She shares the feelings many of us had/have to deal with due to the bizarre
times we live(d) in. One small comfort: you’re absolutely not alone.
This may help…
Jeen releases her new album Dog Bite next week, 22 October.
‘Got Me Going’ by ECLECTICUS (Canada)
Got me Going is the title track of the new EP.
by this buzz and fuzz outfit from Toronto.
Gar Reid (frontman): “Everyone seems to get supercharged before seeing
a live concert, so this song along with the music video really celebrates this
feeling associated with the pre-game festivities leading up to going to a concert!”
Not insane yet after the past crazy coronavirus crisis? Well, you have another
chance here to go out of your mind with this adrenalized vaccination of pure
rock ‘n’ roll euphoria.
‘Crutch’ by BAND OF HORSES (Seattle, US)
The Americana romantics are back and they feel good as they called their new album Things Are Great, out 21 January 2022. Well, lead-single is a pretty great thing, pushed
by a streamlined rock drive, a feet-tapping beat, and flavored with their characteristic
Press play and feel great too…
‘Born Too Late’ by KICK AND THE HUG (Boulder, Colorado)
The fact that this band is scattered across the country, stretching all the way from
Los Angeles to Philadelphia, and Denver doesn’t prevent the quartet to start a fire.
Born Too Late is the perfect belter to test your lungs’ flexibility. The vocal
power developed here reaches a peak when the glorious chorus comes up.
Big vibe, big tune, big kick.
Put your phone down and oil your vocal chords…
‘C’mon America’ by JEFF TWEEDY (Belleville, Illinois)
This week Wilco‘s maestro dropped two new songs. This one is my favorite.
Tweedy says: “It’s a wry classic rocker from an unreleased group of songs with
mostly sci-fi lyrics.” Sci-fi lyrics? To my ears, this song’s content is crystal clear,
hearing these lines over and over again “What you gonna do, now that the world
is turned against you / C’mon America.”
Check it out…
‘Nowhere’ by BUD (Canada)
This Canadian singer-songwriter “wanted to capture that feeling of “I have no idea
what’s going on but let’s figure this one out!” depicting the energy in a dystopian world
while recognizing that we are the energy that can create positive change.” I guess we
all had to go through a ‘who am I?‘ phase, if not it will hit you sooner or later.
But wait, this full-on glam-bam stomper might be the start of a more optimistic state
of mind. You don’t take a risk with going loose for 160 seconds. On the contrary, free yourself, get up and dance and go somewhere.
Right here, right now…
See/hear you next week, music junkies…