Archive for June 30th, 2012

Ryan Meagher – Tone (2012)

Guitarist Ryan Meagher describes his music in very straightforward terms; he calls it “modern jazz for the indie rocker.”

Jon Sandler – Late Night Champ (2012)

Blessedly unencumbered by a constricting sense of pop decorum, Late Night Champ has a kitchen-sink sense of discovery — as Jon Sandler thrillingly weaves in threads from across a broad musical spectrum.

Tyshawn Sorey – Koan (2009)

Sometimes, you dial up a particular piece of music because you know what you’re getting. You’re in a certain mood, and the Nth listen to The Ramones’ Rocket To Russia is what you need.

Testament, “True American Hate” from ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ (2012): Something Else! sneak peek

Testament, “True American Hate” from ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ (2012): Something Else! sneak peek

While most thrash bands have gone through identity crises since the ’80s ended, few of them have come out of that period as strong as Testament.