Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Trashlight Vision Readies Release

Indie punk rock band Trashlight Vision is set to release their first CD titled "Alibis and Ammunition" on indie label EVO Recordings November 14th. The CD has early pre-release ordering at a discounted price available at EVO Recordings with a Halloween ship date. "Alibis and Ammunition", distributed by Redeye, will be available at all retailers on November 14th.

Trashlight Vision has toured Europe with Stiff Little Fingers as well as The Buzzcocks and just completed their first American tour with the misfits' michale graves.

For more information about Trashlight Vision, please visit their web site.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wat's Up with Wampus?

Wampus will distribute a new compilation, 'Rip This,' focusing on Wampus artists and targeted at independent filmmakers, in early 2007... Kowtow Popof is readying his long-awaited 'End of Greatness' for release... Arms of Kismet are collaborating with sitarist Gaurav Mazumdar (Ravi Shankar, Philip Glass) on their new record, 'Play for Affection'.... tvfordogs are recording a new album, some of which is previewed on the forthcoming Neil Luckett disc, 'Radio for Cats'.... Johnny J Blair has been gigging in the Bahamas as keyboardist for former Monkee Davy Jones.... Casey Abrams performs at the National Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, Tennessee early next year....

OK, take a breath, people. Visit Wampus.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Aroarah Rocks On!

Aroarah has been chosen from thousands of bands internationally as a nominee for ARTIST OF THE YEAR in the 16th Annual International Los Angeles Music Awards. The band hasn't gotten this far by just sitting back and looking pretty. (Although they have been caught doing that at times.) Check out these accomplishments:

  • Nominated and won the Southern California Music Awards for best out of area
  • EPK directed by Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down)
  • Starred in nationally televised Converse commercial
  • Limited edition Converse shoe with Aroarah logo
  • Featured in an article for BBC News
  • The first all-girl rock band to be endorsed through ESP guitars
  • Endorsed through Vic Firth
  • Featured as American Idol Underground’s spotlight artist in the 2005 December issue of Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Receiving national and international radio and Internet radio airplay
  • Getting reviews nationally and internationally in magazines and web zines

    Indie going big time! It doesn't get any better than this. You can find more information at the LA Music Online's main Web site.

  • Sunday, October 01, 2006

    Magnatune Introduces Zilla

    Zilla: Egg

    Maybe the reason Zilla is performing to so many sold out crowds these days is because of the ultra-rare musical niche they inhabit: improvised DJ set soundscapes performed by actual humans on actual instruments with no loops or sequences. Or, maybe it's just because they're a great band. In any case, Zilla is a Colorado based trio of musicians that specialize in live, improvised electronica.

    Be sure to listen for the incredible hammered dulcimer performance by Jamie Janover on the "Wicker Pilots"
    track and others.

    -- Magnatune