Month: March 2017

Bluetint Magazine Volume 12

Listen Here!   Track Listing: K Flay: High Enough Jessie Reyes: Shutter Island Hey Violet: Break My Heart Era Istrefi: Redrum (feat. Felix Snow) The Shins: Mildenhall Laura Marling: Wild Fire The Picturebooks: Home is a Heartache The Dandy Warhols:  Thick Girls Knock Me Out Gorillaz: We Got the Power Wavves: Animal Donovan Woods: What They Mean Colin Hay: A Thousand Million Reasons Paul Mcartney & Elvis Costello:  My Brave Face (original...

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The xx- I See You

I was looking for something different when I came across The xx new album I See You. Another band that hails from England, I would classify The xx as being minimalist, but in a good way. The tone of the album is quiet and contemplative, ranging in themes from loss to heartbreak to self doubt. The opening song “Dangerous” introduces the album with a flurry of horns; it comes across as a dance track with its synthetic notes and upbeat rhythm. After that, the songs slow down, becoming melancholic and introspective at times. “Say Something Loving” is about a...

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The Picturebooks – Home is a Heartache

After several listens, and exactly as their press release stated, I’m not surprised to learn The Picturebooks record in the same garage where they regularly refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers. Seeing and hearing Fynn Claus Grabke [vocals, guitar] and Philipp Mirtschink [drums] it’s clear these guys aren’t screwing around.  The opener, “Seen Those Days”, clocks in at :34 seconds giving these guys an immediate punk rock vibe, which this reviewer can certainly appreciate. Things then get tribal with “Wardance”, complete with chanting and some wicked deep heavy floor toms played with mallets. Upon further research I see the drum...

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Bluetint Magazine Volume 11

Listen Here! Track Listing: Depeche Mode: Where’s the Revolution Daniel Ash: Freedom I Love Ryan Adams: Do You Still Love Me The Orwells: They Put a Body in the Bayou Lower Than Atlantis: Had Enough Eisley: You Are Mine Future Islands: Ran The New Pornographers:  This Is The World of The Theater ZZ Ward: The Deep (feat. Joey Purp) Linkin Park & Kiara: Heavy...

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Ayron Jones : Rock & Roll Is Not Lost

Whatever happened to good old American Rock and Roll? According to the Seattle-based musician, Ayron Jones, the beloved genre isn’t lost, just newly interpreted. Upon anticipation of his sophomore album release, I was able to chat with Jones about his evolving craft, and his hopefulness for a classic rock resurgence. I want to start off by talking about Seattle because it’s very apparent that your home evokes a great deal of passion in you. Can you tell be a bit about your relationship with the city?     Yeah, I am a second generation Seattleite, my family moved here...

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