Thursday, November 19, 2009

The InBox, Vol. 1

I've been busy of late. You know, I've got the whole chicks gotta make a living thing going on like most of the world's population! Anyway, I've been slowly but surely making my way through my inbox reading the email that comes my way. Somewhere in the mist of reading about recommended bands and listening to submissions, I thought, "hey Quirky NY Chick, maybe you should try something a little bit different!" So, after an in-depth meeting with the powers that be over here at ... yeah, in other words, myself, I decided to come up with The InBox.

What is The InBox? This will be where I'll share some of the info that lands in my inbox. Since I'm still testing the waters with this feature, I'm sure it'll go through some changes before it reaches its final state and becomes a regular part of my little corner of the blog world.

The InBox, Vol. 1

British musician Richard Jay is sixteen, has garnered radio attention in the UK and writes his own music. He also has a fun song called "Today." Check him out for yourselves.

New York based Ivory Tower Project play classic pop/rock. In listening to them, my first thought was they kind of remind me of Survivor. So, if you like your rock with a strong dose of the whole 80's vibe, check them out. You can listen to samples of their music HERE.

UK based MyOwnFlag have a record out, Divello. I gave them a listen and my first thought was, they remind me of some of the more aggressive sounds that came out of Seattle back in the 90's. With the exception of Alice In Chains, I got rather bored of the so called "Seattle sound" rather quickly oh and I'm still feeling mad love for the one off Temple of the Dog record but that's a different story and I digressed. If you like your rock a little more on the aggressive side, check them out. My favorite track on the record is "Black Lady."

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not a big fan of hip-hop. There have been a few rhymes here and there that I've liked but in general it's not my cup of tea. Anyway, an email from a nice gentleman over at The Nu Breed Music Group landed in my inbox introducing me to the sounds of a young man named Tryfle, the son of reggae artist Keith Hudson. He has a new record out called Lost Son which is available at The Nu Breed web store. I had a listen to some tracks and decided that "My Bad" has a catchy chorus and music. You can watch the video HERE. If your cup of tea is of the hip-hop flava, check him out.

freesoulJAH is, well, I'm not really sure I can properly describe him. On first look, I thought perhaps he might do some sort of reggae tinged music. But I gave him a listen and it turns out he does some experimental (experimental being the operative word), oft times psychedelic, hippy folk type stuffs. Yes, I said stuffs! I found myself with the urge to light some incense and craving brownies, you know, the special kind that your friend Moonbeam Starshine's parents make. He has a bunch of music up on his website to listen to and download, so, pop on over and check him out for yourselves. "Peace To The People" is the track that stands out the most to me from his album Light Headed. I'll be honest, I'm still trying to process the record.

Everyone's Talking are a couple of guys out of Canada, Evan Kuhn and Daniel Rosenoer to be exact. They are of the progressive pop/rock genre. They have a new record out called Dragonflies. It can be found on their website (HERE) as one of those "pay what you want deals" so, you have no one to blame but yourself if you don't like the price! Anyway, I've had a listen to some of the tracks and decided that the title track "Dragonflies" and "Between You and Me" are the standout tracks for me. Swing on over and check them out for yourselves.

This video landed in my box. It's UK band Mirrorkicks with their cover of Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love." Their debut record is slated to come out February 2010.