THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers From The Past 7 Days

7  from the past 7 days

1. ‘This Night’ by SUPERCHUNK (North Carolina)

The second single from their 11th LP
called Wild Loneliness, out 25 February.

Mac McCaughan (guitarist) About: “Like much of Wild Loneliness, this song was
written in the mode of “let’s look around and be thankful for what we have rather
than focusing on what Republicans have taken from an entire generation.”

Never too old to rattle and roll…


2. Slowly Separate by CROWS (London, UK)

Almost three years after their debut album Silver Tongues this must-hear
post-punk hit team returns with follow-up Beware Believers, out 1st of April.

James Cox (frontman): “Slowly Separate is about living in London, working a job
you hate and just going through the mundane routine of hand to mouth living.”

A blazing uppercut with the
cutting force of a chainsaw.



3. ‘Am I Really Going To Die’ by WHITE LIES (London)

Another warm-up piece from their upcoming
6th longplayer, out on 18 February.

Not a happy one, yet funky and jumpy in sound…


4. Wake Me Up by FOALS (UK)

I’m not a big fan of remixes unless the remixer – in this case, electro duo
Flight Facilities – transforms a head-dazzling rocker into a head-dazzling
disco stomper that works like a vaccination with a shot of adrenalin.

Yoohoo! Party time…


5. ‘Lights’ by BAND OF HORSES (Seattle, US)

Album number six Things Are Great hit the streets on 4 March.
And they dropped taster number three Lights a few days ago.

An experience with security guards and the police flashing
their lights inspired frontman Ben Bridwell to write this song.

Vibrant vibe…


6. ‘Thrown’ by BODEGA (NYC)

I’m sure that this Big Apple indie squad has all Parquet Courts records on their shelves. You already could hear it on their 2019 debut album Endless Scroll and their second one, titled Broken Equipment looks to go in the same direction when hearing new single Thrown.

Not original but tumbling
and revolving nevertheless…


7. ‘Fraggle Rock Rock’ by FOO FIGHTERS (Seattle, US)

Seems like Dave Grohl and his Fighters adore the spotlights
and do anything to have them shine on them every day.

Check this… children’s television series Fraggle Rock gets a full revival on Apple TV+ and yes, you already guessed it, the Foos are among the musical guests on the show. For the occasion, they wrote this bonkers retro rocker that triggers your laughing muscles.

Have fun

New Albums – A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS Next Month With 6th Longplayer ‘SEE THROUGH YOU’

22 January 2022

Who: Infamous psych-noiseniks from Brooklyn, NY
led by founder/mastermind Oliver Ackermann
Active: Since 2003 / 6 LPs (new one included)

Out: 4th February via Dedstrange Records

Info (via Rough Trade): “A Place to Bury Strangers defund post-punk orthodoxy with the most audacious and varied songwriting of their career on their sixth album, See Through You, out on Oliver Ackermann’s label, Dedstrange. Following up on 2021’s highly acclaimed Hologram EP delivers an overclocked set of futuristic electronic punk music encoded with punishing industrial rhythms, swirling voltage-starved guitars and unclassifiable auditory annihilation. Across thirteen tracks recorded in seclusion throughout the nihilistic absurdity of the coronavirus pandemic, See Through You is proof-positive that the group hailed as “The Loudest Band in New York” is still finding new ways to push the needle deeper in the red.”

New single: I’M HURT – 3rd shared piece of the LP

Enjoy some lockdown paranoia…

Check all 3 shared singles on Bandcamp


Hello Europe…


WAR – What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing

Top singles from the past

21 January 2022

American singer/songwriter EDWIN STARR (born Charles Edwin Hatcher) would
have celebrated his 80th birthday today. He was born on 21 January 1942 in
Nashville, Tennesse.

He had his biggest hit with WAR in 1970. An anti-Vietnam song
written by Motown artists Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong.

What did the world leaders learn 51 years
after Starr‘s warning? Absolutely nothing!

Edwin Starr passed away in 2003. Only 61.

A Rush Of Blood To The Head – Roma Trio VONAMOR With ‘YOU THE PEOPLE’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

21 January 2022


Who: Postpunk-darkwave-electro trio from Roma/Italia

Members: Giulia Bottaro (voice, bass, metal flute),
Francesca Bottaro (drum station, sequencer, sax, clarinet)
and vocalist Luca Guidobaldi.

FFO: Atoms for Peace, Fever Ray, Woodkid, Kaelan Mikla,
ACTORS, MISSIO, Daughter, SUUNS, Minuit Machine

Debut album: VONAMOR
Out: 18 February via Time To Kill Records

New single: YOU THE PEOPLE

Giulia Bottaro: “Through our darkwave music and words, we search for
the question, the ambiguity, the multiform influence of a variety of demons.
We feel the urgency of questioning ourselves, our fellow human beings, and
the reality around us.”

Turn Up The Volume: This is a mindboggling knockout. You The People starts
as a meditative harbinger for a mindboggling sonic orgasm midway, inflamed
by whamming percussion, an ear-shattering guitar explosion, and haunting
male/female, English/Italian vocals before an abrupt comedown ends this rad
rush of blood to the head. Wow!

Premi dove fa male / Push where it hurts
Sul mio livido blu / On my blue bruise
Rendilo verde amaro / Make it bitter green
E saprò che sei tu / And I’ll know it’s you

You the people out there, listen here…

VONAMOR: Facebook – Instagram

(Images via Shameless Promotion PR)

R.I.P. MEAT LOAF – “Like A Bat Out Of Hell I’ll Be Gone When The Morning Comes”

21 January 2022

Singer/musician Marvin Lee Aday aka MEATLOAF
was born 74 years ago in Dallas, Texas. Yesterday
evening came the sad news that he passed away.

This statement was published on his Facebook page:

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed
away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughters Pearl and Amanda
and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours. His amazing
career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide
and star in over 65 movies, including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show
and Wayne’s World.

‘Bat Out of Hell’ remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time. We know how
much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support
as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful
man. We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From
his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!” ”

A cause of death is not yet known.

Meat Loaf released 12 albums between 1977 and 2016. His debut Bat Out Of Hell
with its massive blockbuster hit Paradise By The Dashboard Light made him an
instant superstar. His theatrical rock swagger, his appetite for bombastic epicness,
his sturdy appearance, it all made him the worldwide legend he was/is. R.I.P.

Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes
When the night is over, like a bat out of hell, I’ll be gone, gone, gone
Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes

MEAT LOAF: All Albums – Facebook