(Pictured: Cosmic Coronas)
Lest you (or even I) think that the Music Enthusiast dwells entirely in the past, wistfully longing for the days when he could just “crank some Foghat,” think again. Every once in a while he comes out of his bubble, seeking new music which he can then share with a thirsty public. Herewith, a few tunes from bands that maybe you have not heard from before. Some rock, some bluesy soul. And from Russia with love, some tasty post-rock…
☛Slow Death Lights is a “Toronto-based stoner rock outfit.” This release has been a long time coming and getting to the final product was no easy task. We traveled as far south as Joshua Tree to record some songs straight to tape at Brant Bjork’s studio and came back to Toronto to finish up the record – all in the attempt to revive stoner/desert rock in Canada.
The album is here. There’s a lot of good crunch ‘n roll there. My favorite tune is “The Blood To Stone Me” but much to enjoy:
☛Antethic is an instrumental rock trio from St. Petersburg, Russia. The trio is notable for impressive and organic combination of a variety of genres, such as electronic, progressive rock, ambient, drone, and shoegaze.
Staying true to the band’s experimental and atmospheric roots, every new release shows progression towards a more balanced and electronic sound. Throughout a 5 year lifetime, Antethic has released 2 LP albums, several EP’s and singles. They compare themselves to Fuck Buttons, This Will Destroy You, 65daysofstatic, Three Trapped Tigers.
A nice bit of post-rock, “Ilium.” This is some grandiose shit. The album is here.
☛They didn’t know it at the time, but for years the members of The Cosmic Coronas were on an inevitable collision course toward the creation of the ultimate rock experience with tasty bits of soul, punk, folk and funk.
Their desire to use music to ignite the cosmic connection between us all launched them rapidly from casual jam sessions to headlining respected venues across NYC, including Mercury Lounge, American Beauty, and Webster Hall.
The Grove is a concept album that takes the listener on an emotional musical journey through love, desperation, loss, self-discovery, and ultimately, to finding the way home.
Check out the tune “Foolish Hearts.” A nice, smoky, bluesy number that makes me think of Joplin. Powerful set of pipes courtesy of Alexa Linberg. iTunes presale EP is here. Available all platforms 5/30.