The countdown begins!
Ok, for all you vinylphiles, and everyone interested in keeping independent record stores alive, Record Store Day 2013 is almost upon us. On April 20th, select independent outlets are going to get a slew of exclusive, rare, and regional releases from some of the best known and loved acts around, as well as a few noobs on the come-up.
You can find the complete list of titles available RIGHT HERE. Get out there and support your local retailers, favorite artists, and help keep your independent record stores alive! They count on days like this to help their bottom line, so save, scrounge, and return bottles to keep them going for another year!
Interview with Elias Soriano from Nonpoint; Help them stay on the road (details below) @nonpoint @razorandtie
Long-running modern metal road warriors Nonpoint continue to pound pavement, blazing through cities and towns in their unending quest to conquer the metal landscape. Though the Florida quintet has undergone some lineup changes in recent years, the key members, vocalist Elias Soriano and drummer Robb Rivera, have found freshly oxygenated blood in guitarists Dave Lizzio, Rasheed Thomas, and bassist Adam Woloszyn, rounding out their sonic attack with a power and flair that rivals their early work.
To help with their quest, the group is currently in the midst of an indie-gogo campaign to help fund their travels with new transportation (which you can find HERE,) and when speaking of their latest self-titled release, their ninth overall and first on Razor and Tie, they say “This record sounds like war coming out of the speakers.” With a description like that, how can you NOT give it a listen?
Los Angeles, California’s Polaris Rose currently in Austin, Texas for SXSW as a duo, and it looks like I have to block off some time to catch them perform. Upon my very first listen to “Chartreuse,” the opening cut off of their self-titled EP, I was immediately impressed when their indie-pop- soulful-swagger hit my headphones. Polaris Rose bring an easy, ear-pleasing listen for anyone looking to catch up with some worthy upstarts.