Vinyl Is On The Rise Again

Vinyl Is On The Rise Again

The record is in demand again like never before. When industry launched the compact disc the end of the LP and single seemed to be sealed. Quite a few experts predicted a slow death for vinyl. That seemed to be the case for a long time. Sales fell, the CD dominated the market. But with the digital revolution, everything changed again. The downloads gradually replaced the physical sound carrier, but the record started a comeback. David Bowie Was At The Forefront Again The masses first became aware of this a few years ago. The occasion was the death of the British superstar David Bowie. His last, recently released album Blackstar also sold like hotcakes on LP. The record pulled global...

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A Wealth of New Releases from Old Favourites in 2020

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2020 has been the ultimate year for new releases from firm favourites spanning the full range of independent music. 90s singer-songwriter superstar Fiona Apple released her first album in 8 years, and Aussie favourite Tame Impala made a triumphant return with his latest album after a five year break. It has certainly been a year full of surprises, including early release dates, unexpected albums and changes in direction that have made for some interesting listening. (more…)

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Move over NSync for The Newest Boyband in Town – 5SOS

5 Seconds Of Summer have walked the path that only a few have successfully managed, after constructing themselves from Pop/Punk heroes to a genuine pop band in only five years. From their song ‘She Looks So Perfect to their recent release of ‘Teeth’, they are nearly unrecognizable to the public. A lot has changed since the band’s debut in 2014. For example – The American Apparel - the clothing brand that acknowledged their first song – is no longer ongoing. One Direction is on a break that looks like it could be a permanent decision which has given 5SOS the throne to ascend to the ‘biggest boy band in the entire world’. This band couldn’t have achieved this title if...

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Move over NSync for The Newest Boyband in Town – 5SOS

Boy bands were a sensation during an era when men were looked at as legends of rock and punk music. For young boys to come forward with a music offering was a rare idea that succeeded with the public. Soon, there was no stopping to the boys forming bands and creating a teenage sensation among the young people of the 90s. Today, the idea of having a boy band or following one is done to death. There are so many boy bands that no one even pays attention to them anymore unless for some reason they can shine above the others in the industry. The competition is brutal and not every band is as lucky as the backstreet boys or...

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The Vivian Girls and Their Memory

Over a decade ago, the indie rock band Vivian Girls was one of the famous faces of the genre. Remembering the years that followed their activity in the independent rock genre, some would comment that the Vivian Girls’ music was polarizing for fans of the genre. A number would even mention candid reviews of the band and their music hand-in-hand with the unhindered opinions of netizens in the comment section of indie blogs. It was not surprising then that only two years after Share the Joy, their 2011 album, the band officially broke up. Katy Goodman, the singer-bassist of the Vivian Girls, explained the cause of their two-year inactivity and their eventual break-up. Katy mentioned that the members “broke up...

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The Spielberg Offspring to Release Second Album

Wardell is a musical duo formed by Sasha and Theo Spielberg. The siblings proved that it is not only their father who had the innate talent for production and entertainment. As a rock band, the music of Wardell focuses more on creating indie folk music. Four years after the release of their first album Love/Idleness in 2015, Sasha and Theo Spielberg are excited to announce this August the release of their new upcoming album this fall through their debut single “I am a Man.” The song is highly anticipated after their first EP Brother/Sister followed their first album in 2017. “I am a Man” and the New Album “I am a Man” is one of the tracks that would be...

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Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren is an odd fellow, some may say, and he certainly makes a very compelling point if he’s trying to prove it. Ever since he released his amazingly diverse double LP “Something / Anything ?” back in the 1970’s, he has only grown to be increasingly obtuse and hard to predict, sometimes at the expense of his music being borderline unlistenable and some other times producing grand masterworks that are not easily digested, and one of those is Something / Anything’s amazing follow-up, “A Wizard / A True Star”. We’re talking about an album that has been reduced to $2 bin-status on most record shops and only a few have actually been reacquainted with the idea of the album...

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