Tag: jazz

October 1, 2021

Song of the Day: Havalina Rail Co. - I Change My Clothes

Havalina Rail Co. was a delightfully quirky, eccentric, genre-fusing and genre-bending experimental band from California. Across their 10-year career (give or take), the band dabbled in folk, ska, jazz, ragtime, blues, Americana, surf, and multiple internationally-themed genres. No two albums in their canon treads the same ground, and yet each successive opus is clearly recognizable as Havalina. The band stopped recording as HRC somewhere in the early 00s, but members have turned up elsewhere. Most notably are Matt Wignall who is a renowned photographer and is perhaps now best known as the producer for several Cold War Kids albums.… Continued →

August 30, 2019

Song of the Day: Lights for Nero - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Weapons Inspectors

Sadly, I only got to attend Cornerstone Festival once. I planned out my schedule in advance: hardcore here, punk rock there, metal over here, all sprinkled with alternative, indie rock, and goth too. If you’ve ever been to the festival, you’ll remember the countless numbers of flyers and leaflets for shows happening that week. One of the most mysterious and interesting was for a band I’d never heard of called Lights for Nero. Although I knew next to nothing about them, that flyer convinced me that I didn’t need to be anywhere else that afternoon.… Continued →

August 8, 2018

October 21, 2016

Sho Baraka Shares "The Narrative"

Sho Baraka’s fourth album “The Narrative” is now available and can be downloaded for free at Humble Beast’s website. The CD can also be purchased at their web store. Those already familiar with Sho’s work will be aware that this is his first contribution to the record label, and it certainly looks like a promising release. At 14 tracks long and with features from Jackie Hill Perry, Lecrae and others, “The Narrative” looks like an apt addition to the label’s discography.… Continued →

June 26, 2014

INTERVIEW : Numbers

Numbers is a difficult-to-classify band out of Seattle. They released their full length, titled Three, in March and to be honest it was an instant buy. I was totally unprepared with what this unsigned band offered musically and was immediately hooked. Check out the interview with vocalist Kyle Bishop below and get to know the band before your friends do! Don’t forget to check out our stream of the song “Legal Lee Speaking” as well.… Continued →

September 26, 2013

REVIEW : Dave Ian - Vintage Christmas Wonderland

Dave Ghazarian (formerly of Audio Adrenaline and Superchick) returns with his second Christmas release penned under the awesome name “David Ian” (this is awesome because it shares my name. Duh.) Beginning exactly where his last effort Vintage Christmas left off, this album acts much like an extension to the previous release.

October 2, 2012

September 8, 2009

REVIEW : Jake Hunter - The Life Project

Band: Jake Hunter Band Title: The Life Project Label: N/A Release Date: 2009 Reviewer: Jess Tracklisting:
  1. A Project Called LIfe
  2. Sweetest of Things
  3. You Ruined It All
  4. Rhythm
  5. Refuge
My boss told me a relative of his wrote music. At first I wasn’t sure what he was getting at then he proceeded to ask if I was still “active” in the music industry. So he handed me a copy of Jake Hunter’s album The Life Project and here I am presenting it to you.… Continued →