Tag: spoken word

September 29, 2023

Song of the Day: Steve Scott - Heaven Hears the Heart That Breaks

British-born poet/artist/performer Steve Scott has been involved in or connected with Christian alternative music since 1983, having emerged from Croydon (South London) via the Bowery (New York City) before winding up in Sacramento, CA with the Exit Records scene there (Seventy Sevens, Charlie Peacock, etc.) where his debut album Love in the Western World was produced by Steven Soles (of Alpha Band fame). His solo work was a gleefully artistic take on new wave and/or post-punk with literate lyrics that pointed to his art school upbringing.… Continued →

May 9, 2022

Song of the Day: Propaganda - Healthy Don't Need Doctors

Propaganda is my favorite rapper whom I have officially seen & hung with twice. I’ve been listening to him since his days with Tunnel Rats & have every one of his albums if that tells you anything. You can also check out my other faves NF & Dirt. He is steadily going still & I am currently reading his Terraform book. This thought provoking SOTD is my fave & you can read the lyrics below. Once I heard this Middle Eastern carpenter say, “You know, the healthy don’t need doctors.” … Continued →

March 16, 2021

Yours For Mine to Release New Album This Friday March 19th

An incredibly talented band by the name of Yours For Mine (which we covered back in December of last year) are dropping their brand new album titled “How Dark The Night” on Friday, their first new music in 10 years. The independent band brings to mind some of that abrasive meets melodic, spoken word meets screaming over layer after layer of melodic emo tinged rock songs. It’s a perfect, spirited combo of music that’ll please fans of La Dispute, mewithoutYou, Thrice, Attalus, DENS, and even newer bands like Idle Threat, Meadows, and Eaves.… Continued →

June 24, 2020

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May 17, 2019

REVIEW : Chris Bernstorf - It's All Joy

Chris Bernstorf is the poetic equivalent to a bowl of jelly beans. Well, unless you study those jelly bean guides, but that’s beside the point. Opening track “Swing” lives up to its name, offering a dizzying array of topics from water parks, to The Mentalist, to online classes, all pointing to the theme of overcoming personal vices. That probably sounds random – which it is – but that’s precisely what works for It’s All Joy: the negative “without rhyme or reason” is turned into a positive.… Continued →

November 30, 2017

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December 8, 2016

REVIEW : Ospreyshire - Verses Vs. Anhedonia

Ospreyshire, the moniker of Illinoisan artist Curtis M., is a project that involves spoken word vocals, abstract soundscapes, and postminimalist aesthetics. His debut EP Verses Vs. Anhedonia is a brief seven poem journey. The urgency and brevity in these tracks lend itself to our attention deficit and sound byte culture. Verses Vs. Anhedonia is a mini-concept EP that revolves around the brief psychological journey of someone who is losing interest in the meaning of life before slowly becoming aware that there’s some semblance of hope in this otherwise dark world.… Continued →

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November 6, 2013

REVIEW : Bradley Hathaway - How Long

One of those rare beasts where it's more than beats and more than clever wordplay; you listen to it like an old radio play, sitting quietly in the dark, waiting for the next lines of the story to come.

August 26, 2013

INTERVIEW : Hotel Books

Recently I got to interview Cam Smith of Hotel books through Facebook Instant Messenger. Find out what it is like to tour as a spoken word artist, Who he has enjoyed playing shows with, and the meaning behind his words and songs.

October 24, 2012

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April 16, 2011