Saturday, February 28, 2009

"Whitelite Britelite" by Auradrone (Electronica Artist from Los Angeles, California(CA))

Imagine if the members of The Cure decided to replace lead singer Robert Smith with a sexy female vocalist. If you can't, then perhaps listening to "Whitelite Britelite" by Auradrone will help you see the big picture. Hailing from Los Angeles, the band is fronted by the very talented Jon Mack. Her vocals are filled with tasty lyrics and sex appeal to the max. Just give a good listen to songs like "Auto Erotic" and "A Channel," and listeners will be able to hear her vocals at their best. The band is also very good and is great at changing the style of songs while still keeping that "Auradrone" sound throughout it all. "Indigo Child" is both classic 80's and super erotic at the same time, so be sure to give that track a few spins. If you love The Cure or the sound they represent, give Auradrone's "Whitelite Britelite" a good listen.

-Shaun H. and the reviewer team
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"Back to Basics 2009 Remix" by Finlay Morton (Rock Artist from The United Kingdom)

Finlay Morton takes a crop of classic rock influences and fuses them together with some country, resulting in a fine album called "Back to Basics 2009 Remix." Morton's songwriting is very similar to that of Tom Petty, with Americana flowing throughout the album and the sound of an organ whirling about. This influence is most evident on songs like "Hang On To Your Dreams" and "My Friend". The best attribute about Morton is his silky rock voice, emulating the more recent vocal tones of Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. Give "Scary Monsters" a good listen and you will hear those vocal tones similar to Waters'. There is also some nice country lap steel work on the song "Back To The Start". If you own Petty's "Wild Flowers" album or anything put out recently by Neil Young, you will love Finlay Morton's "Back to Basics 2009 Remix."

-Shaun H. and the reviewer team
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Monday, February 16, 2009

"Hide and Speak" by Nessi (Country Artist from Germany)

Award winning singer Nessi flaunts her angelic voice on her newest album which is embedded with acoustic folk/jazz material on "Hide and Speak." Her partner in crime, Canadian guitar player William Mackenzie, also does his part with some solid acoustic playing. Nessi showcases her polished vocal range on songs "Like Steel" and "Empty" while also depicting her stories through her lyrics quite well. Mackenzie's guitar playing shines through on "Midnight" with his James Taylor-esqe finger style picking. In addition to these two fine musicians are notable guests Harry Manx and Kevin Breit who has played with Norah Jones. "Hide and Speak" is a must have for any fan of Carla Bruni or Norah Jones.

-Shaun H. and the RadioIndy Reviewer Team
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Friday, February 13, 2009

"Imposi-bull" by Infinite Tone (Rock Artist from Quebec, Canada)

With their debut release of "Impossi-bull," rock band Infinite Tone has compiled a collection of powerhouse rock songs. Reminiscent of '80's head-banger music, Infinite Tone centers their sound around big guitars and melodic vocals. The lyrics are well-written and are sung with confident and crisp vocals. The keyboards also play an immense part in this group's sound. Take note of the Hammond B-3 organ sound on the solo of "Burn!" or the chord stabs on the title track "Impossi-bull." Listeners will be able to notice the diversity in the tempos in "Picture of You" and "In My Eyes," which are slow rock ballads driven by power chords on guitar. If you're a fan of Guns N' Roses or AC/DC you will thoroughly enjoy listening to the edgy hard rock tunes on the Infinite Tones' album "Impossi-bull."

-Diane and The Reviewer Team
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Unforgettable Soweto" by Jay Lou Ava (Jazz Artist from District of Columbia)

Releasing his latest album "Unforgettable Soweto," artist Jay Lou Ava gives the listener an outstanding collection of his latest compositions. Cleverly blending the musical techniques of jazz and African-based music, this album delivers an assortment of diversity. The guitar on "Te Revoir" is exquisitely fused with emotional spirit, with nice layering of instruments and percussion. One album highlight is the song "Tara," where the female vocals are smooth and silky with a nice bounce to the springy beat. In a change of genre, "My Latin Feeling" has a Latin-based piano melody with solid support on the guitar. "Unforgettable Soweto" is a delectable mixture of jazz merged together with African rhythms and is one jazz album well worth hearing.

-Diane and The Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

RadioIndy is pleased to present The boots with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Long Way To Morning"

RadioIndy is pleased to present The boots with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Long Way To Morning"

"Long Way To Morning" is a true-to-its-roots rock album from Finnish outfit The boots. This album is filled with great rock arrangements from a set of tight and experienced musicians who nicely incorporate progressive and blues elements into their sound. The electric guitar drives the entire album, with great riffs and solos alike, splicing themselves throughout and solidifying the sound. Their influences draw from the '60s, '70s, and '80s from the likes of The Beatles, The Doors, Electric Light Orchestra, and a variety of rhythm 'n blues pioneers. Suffice to say, that is where their sound sticks. The songs are catchy and melodic, complimenting the rock arrangements nicely. The production quality of "Long Way To Morning" is quite good and the entire record sounds polished, though some of that must be accredited to the band. You can really tell that talent played a big role in the quality of the product. "Corduroy Man" has a great rock & roll arrangement, bluesy guitar solos, and a catchy chorus. "Never Meant to Shine" is a ballad with incredible vocal layering, an acoustic lead, and electric riffs. "Long Way To Morning" is another hit album from a longstanding mainstay of the Scandinavian rock scene. Fans of classic rock and great blues guitar, check out The boots.

-Chris & the Review Team
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RadioIndy is pleased to present Fagan and Payne with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Fagan and Payne "

RadioIndy is pleased to present Fagan and Payne with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Fagan and Payne "

"Fagan & Payne" is the self-titled debut featuring a well-crafted collection of songs that are classically upbeat with a touch of broodiness from UK artists Fagan & Payne. Kelly Fagan's voice wraps itself beautifully around Lucho Payne's wonderful and diverse acoustic guitar work. Their relationship leaves little need for trickery; rather, Fagan & Payne are all about great melodies, a naturally distinct sound, and great performances. Although they have their own styles, the two incorporate several genres into their act, including alternative and pop rock, lounge, and jazz, and they do it with ease. This album is well-recorded with an intimate quality that makes you feel as though you could hear a pin drop. Highlights include the opener, "The Story of Me and You," which sets the tone right off the bat, creating an immediate window into the concept, and includes some cool hand claps, a lovely guitar progression, and a crisp vocal. "Dear Dear Me" features a great lounge jazz progression and a warm vocal performance. "Started Thinking (Stuart Boldt Remix)" wraps up the album with a great layering of vocals, thumping beat, and a simple acoustic progression and extreme danceability. If you enjoy acoustic acts with a dark swagger and style, you will enjoy Fagan & Payne.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

"Polarity" by Ian Cocker and The Times (Pop Artist from Australia)

Ian Cocker and The Times have released their latest easy listening/pop album "Polarity." This album features well-written lyrics with catchy melodies while blending different genres of music. Vocals are cool and relaxed, which shows the versatility covering this select style of music. Harmonies are sweet and polished while never overpowering the lead vocals. The chemistry within this group of musicians is genuine as they perform with consistent tonality and rock-solid sounds. Feel the cool jazz on "Through My Skin" with the crisp sound of the ride cymbal and flavorful chord progressions on the piano. Catch the bluesy guitar licks and soulful organ stabs as they play harmonic progressions on "My Lane." You won't want to miss hearing Ian Cocker and The Times' "Polarity," especially if you're of fan of Sting or John Mayer, as it captures a little jazz, blues, and soft rock.

-Diane and The Reviewer Team
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Monday, February 2, 2009

"All That I Could Give-New Edition" by David Hansen (Easy Listening Artist from California(CA))

David Hansen's "All That I Could Give-New Edition" is a wonderful piece of music that really delivers to the adult contemporary crowd. Although his background is strongly rooted in jazz music, Hansen throws out more of an adult pop punch on his most recent effort. On the title track "All That I Could Give" screams of classic James Taylor vocal approach and is smooth and silky in style. If you are looking for some soothing jazz then "Love In Three Days" is a good track to check out. It features some very well polished jazz flute riffs and invites you into the artist true musical taste. This CD could easily be spun on any light rock radio station today and is a great listen. Should you find yourself wanting to hear something new and in the musical style of James Taylor or Steve Winwood then "All That I Could Give- New Edition" is a CD you will want to add to your collection.

-Shaun and the Reviewer Team
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