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Monday, December 11, 2017

Vast Asteroid: Vast Asteroid


Los Angeles based indie rock band Vast Asteroid have released their S/T debut album. The band is somewhat of a supergroup, comprised of  former Warlocks bassist Mimi Star, Slaughter And The Dogs drummer Mark Reback, along with singer/guitarist James Poulos and a guest appearance by Dave Catching from Eagles of Death Metal. The eight tracks are compelling rock anthems, with superlative musicianship, loads of reverb, towering vocals and at times a Beatlesque vibe. This is a masterful record and an absolute must have. Stream and buy Vast Asteroid at the link below.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Lapis Exilis: Hexagram


Hexagram is the debut album from occult inspired band Lapis Exilis. Musically, the seven tracks are more in the vein of King Crimson than holding any affinity to modern darkwave. Driving bass lines, hard drums and  heavy guitars blend with towering melodic vocals to give the album a bit of a metal feel, but this seems more anachronism than intent. The album as a whole is enjoyable, but lacks any commercial center to hold on to. This will see it appealing to a more metal audience and probably not resonating with indie or alt rock communities. Give it a listen at the link below.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Floorshime Zipper Boots Best of Lists 2017

Top 10 Videos of 2017: December 27, 2017

Top 20 Artists of 2017 #20 - #11: December 28, 2017

Top 20 Artists of 2017 #10 - #1: December 29, 2017

Equinox: It's Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sin


It's Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sin is the imaginatively titled debut album from UK experimental auteur Equinox. The fourteen tracks present a literary take on avant-garde pop.  Just the term avant-garde pop is an enigma that foreshadows the album as it unfolds. With poetic muse, the tracks play out as a series of cerebral experiences, longing for resolution, yet yearning for the next stanzas. An album that defies expectation and eschews conventionality, Equinox leads where few have tread, into the defining of a totally original art form. Watch the video for album track Kiss, then stream and buy It's Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sin at the link below.



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I Will Always Be Here & Never Wanted You on NBTMusicRadio Top 300 Singles of 2017



Russian Winter Records is extremely happy to announce that "I Will Always Be Here" from the Standing Here EP by Ric Gordon has been named #30, and "Never Wanted You" the debut single from Taylor Mac has been named #157 on the NBTMusicRadio Top 300 Singles of 2017!



Digster Wednesday Playlists


Welcome to this week's Digster Wednesday Playlists feauring their Travel Playlists. Take to the asphalt with Road Trip Sing Along Songs for 3 hours of music to get the whole car hopping, or there's the Relaxed Driving, 118 songs to stay mellow with while the miles roll on. Try the Road Trip playlist, with 6 hours of the best indie traveling music, or listen to the Pokemon Master Go Team Mystic and just weird out for the whole trip. Check out all of the Digster Travel Playlists at the link below.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

UV Rays: Picking at the Bones

Picking at the Bones is the new EP from Brooklyn band UV Rays. The FZB favorites serve up 5 tracks of imaginative post-punk, with tons of edge and originality. Utilizing tantilizing time signatures, unexpected phrasing and the blending of heavy and melodic passages, the band shows innovation at its highest level. This is an absolutely great record, full of the unexpected and strong from ear to shining ear. Stream and buy this definite must have at the link below.


Monday, December 4, 2017

Lucille Furs: Lucille Furs



Chicago psychedelic band Lucille Furs have released their S/T debut album. The twelve tracks are theatrical pieces, with a myriad of sonic textures and world influences. The obvious comparison to Foxygen is unavoidable as the phrasing and stylistic nuance is unrelentingly present. However, this in no way denigrates this thoroughly enjoyable album. The songs are captivatingly complex structures of simplicity, with each owning a unique personality. Stream and buy Lucille Furs at the link below.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Spinifex M: Revision 4


Revision 4 is the debut album from Alabama based artist/producer Spinifex M, aka Brad Davis. The seven tracks are minimalist excursions into noise based ambient sonic structures. The album occupies a space where frequency manipulation and dissonant expression manifest as a tonal poem of atmospheric textures, rather than a definable musical structure. Stark, challenging and at times irritating, the work shows an artist will to push the limits of sound induced emotion. Stream and buy Revision 4 at the link below.