Signal-to-Noise is the brand new project by Michael Downing, a talented electro-rock songwriter & producer based in Chicago who draws on influences from a diverse range of favorites (e.g. Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, and Supertramp, etc). Starting this past January, Michael locked himself away in his Chicago apartment, where he composed and produced his first full length Signal-to-Noise album, a standout piece of work that is available via his Soundcloud page or central band website.
Not too long back, in December of this last year Downing abandoned a career in neuroscience to become a full-time musician. Up until that point all of his major life decisions were based on fear; fear of disappointing others; fear of becoming impoverished; fear of the consequences of not following the beaten path. He had forgotten that life is an experience, an ever-changing amalgamation of thoughts and feelings whose substance can only be defined by the experiencer.
Signal-to-Noise is a reminder to live in the present, look inwards, turn down the noise, and find your signal.Something to Say HypeMachine
This week on The Bugcast: The extension of our listener family, Podcast Awards update, and coffee, coffee, coffee! plus we play our usual mix of 8 great tracks of Creative Commons and Independent music!Songs played
- Zack Linton – Maybe I’m In Love – from Perth, Australia – source
- Bryyn – Bus Stop Waiting – from Lausanne, Switzerland – source
- Lyonn – Shining Eyes – from Knoxville, TN – source
- Psychostick – Bruce Campbell – from Phoenix, AZ – direct from the artist
- This Public Life – Balloons – from Melbourne, Australia – source
- The Fumes – blahblahblah – from US – source
- Emerald Park – Liberteens – from Malmo, Sweden – source
- Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings – Sunshine Street – from Hamilton, VA – direct from the artist
- Podcrawl Glasgow, Friday 10 July 2015
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- The next definite live show will be episode 359, broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 1 May 2015 at 21:30 UK time (BST/UTC+1).
Episode 358 may well be recorded live at some point during next week, but we cannot guarantee this – keep an eye out on the socials!
The artists for allowing us to play their music.
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.
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Audio Graffiti for replaying the show on their station
The new trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens came out yesterday, so I couldn’t wait to talk about it!! check it out here if you haven’t already seen it!!
Let’s make this quick. I’m under the weather AGAIN! How many illnesses must Edinburgh Man Junior bring into this house before my immunse system shutsdown completely. My throat is sore again this week so it’s very much a light on chat show. No really. Honestly.
1. Dog Legs – “Holiday” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
2. Storm the Palace – “Popular Science” (Played courtesy of Storm the Palace)
3. Henry & Fleetwood – “A Perfect Mess” (Played courtesy of Olive Grove Records)
4. Man meets Bear – “Mono Cliffs” (Played courtesy of ur audiovisual)
5. Under Bare Poles – “Salt of the Sea” (Played courtesy of Under Bare Poles, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Dressed Like Wolves – “Trying To Walk Off Into The Sea But It’s Too Late” (Played courtesy of Dressed Like Wolves)
7. The Last Battle – “Viv Nicholson” (Played courtesy of The Last Battle)
Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #204
- Kontinuum: Red Stream (from “Kyrr”, Iceland)
- Khors: Night Falls onto The Front of Ours (from “Night Falls onto The Front of Ours”, Ukraine, Candlelight)
- Dead Lucky: Prowler (from “Sons of Lazarus”, South Africa)
- Ad Nauseam: Superimposing Mere Will (from Nihil Quam Vaciutas Ordinatum Est”, Italy, Lavadome Records)
- The 8th Bridge: Wake or Die (Cardiff, UK)
- Arrival of Autumn: The Court of Owls (from “Shadows”, Canada)
- The Lidocaine: The End to The Beginning or The Beginning go The End (from “Chicken Cage of Horror”, Finland, Inverse Records)
- House of Arteus: Oresteia (from “The Spear and The Ichor that follows”, Minnesota, USA, Dark Descent Records, Clawhammer)
- Elderoth: Always Remember (from “Mystic”, Canada)
- Strong Addiction: Fix me (from “Anesthesia”, Helsinki, Finland)
- Deathblow: Beyond Obsession (from “The Other side of Darkness”, Salt Lake City, USA)
- Chip Di Monick: Uncaged (Single Release, Pittsburgh, USA)
- Inquinamentum: Banned To The Nether (from “Void”, Leeds, UK)
- Cyrence: The Hospital (Single Release, Munich, Germany)
- Klogr: Breaking Down (Single Release, Capri, Italy)
- Palace of The King: No Chance in Hell (from “No Chance in Hell”, Melbourne, Australia)
- Betrayed with a Kiss: Goodbye My Love (Indianapolis, USA)
- Calatrilloz: I am Alive (London, UK)
- Teethgrinder: Misanthropy (from “Misanthropy”, Netherlands)
- Entropy O.A.C: Failure to Thrive (from “Dark Clouds and Clarity”, Wisconsin, USA)
Brooklyn’s Jeremy Bass recently released the first of two EP’s included in his recent successful Kickstarter. Winter Bare, the excellent first gift in the pair enjoyed a successful release party a night or two back. Jeremy says of the new EP, “‘Winter Bare’ is an album of love songs, but its lyrical center tends to hover around love’s fragility and the potential for loss, rather than committing wholly to the joy of falling in love or the devastation of losing it.”
The tune was the first one that Bass wrote after falling in love again following a devastating divorce that left him physically isolated from the world.
“I thought that feeling was dead in me for a long time,” he says, “But then suddenly, without looking for it, it reappeared when I least expected it.”
Bass’ and his new girlfriend were long distance for a time, which is reflected in the song’s longing and its preoccupation with the unknown. He had begun working on his pair of upcoming albums during his period of isolated existence in the brutal winter of 2013.
“It was on one of those dark nights when it was all I could do to keep myself from going crazy,” he remembers. “Winter has always been tough for me, and the winter of 2013 was especially hard.”
Just prior, Bass was splitting up with his wife, selling the house they shared together, and toiling away for the third year straight on a debut album that he had become disconnected with by the time it was finally released late last year. Returning to single living in Brooklyn during the intense New York winter of 2013, Bass found himself secluded in an empty house, sifting through his memories.
“I was drinking, I had run out of money, I was nearly unemployed, and certainly unemployable,” he confesses. “But, I had a fireplace and my guitars.” Though Bass was in the grip of despair, he thought that maybe he could write his way out of it and actually change the course of his life in the process. By the end of the winter, I’d fallen in love again, and had a set of songs that wove their way through loneliness, despair and near-insanity, to love and longing, and ultimately hope,” he says.
Following up from, “Winter Bare” – which arrived on April 14th will be a strikingly different album of Bossa nova-inspired tunes called “New York in Spring” on June 2nd Musically, the album bares the influence of musical outlaws such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Tom Waits.
[via Fanatic]Download Winter Bare HypeMachine
Yup, i’m back – this episode talking about recent happenings, Freaky and (f)C(f)CW check in from the Carolinia/Detroit hockey game, taco bell, and Red Wings Hockey playoffs!! Thanks for listening!!
This week I play a few new songs as well as take a stroll down memory lane….
Playlist this week includes Runabay - Moon Turns Blue, Fake Chatter – Saw Mill PKWY, Marvin B Naylori – Space Ships There Are, Nick Tann – Don’t, Schnauzer -Everything Is Nice, Liz Longley – Rush, Tom Bishel – The Feeling of Home, Tom Caulfield – Catholic Girls, Sam Page – Release Me.
It is from their album Citizens which arrives on May 26th, 2015.
Claire’s off on holiday this week so Randy Combs, contributor and first time as cohost joins me rockin’ the airwaves with all the good songs we can muster. It’s also our first broadcast from Bozeman, Montana but we stick to the Walla Walla gigs for just one more week.The Playlist Title Album Artist Easy Enough To Love You What You Find In A Bottle Chilina Kennedy Love House of Many Rooms Laila Biali and the Radiance Project I’m Invincible Today SeepeopleS SeepeopleS Never Did Me Harm 3:00 AM Nick Tann How Do You Sleep? (Winchester) Live in Bath, Winchester and Broadmayne Nick Tann Little Gina The Life and Death of Rattlin Bone Molded Chrome Molded Chrome The Nature of Ghosts Atlantic Terminal Atlantic Terminal (single) Analog Birds St Catherine’s Oratory Once On The Grand Union Set Me Right Knites – Songs Knites Let’s Be Bolder Let’s Be Bolder (single) Hanna’s Marines Just Enough Just Enough single Blacktooth London Town is Falling Down Grand Madness Black Bikini Alpha Daemons What We Do Shook Twins Make You Scream The Best I Can Be EP Bobbie Morrone Perpetual Leader Live and Solo Blake Noble Lovin’ You Don’t Pay Live At Pedernales Titty Bingo Pigfork Old Good Poor Crazy Dead The Imperial Rooster
See you next week!
~JW and CR
Yep you guessed it, it’s that time again. Time for another Rathole Radio. Another hour of the best eclectic independent music from all over the world. This time we had Spanish folk, French Dubstep, a Swedish ballad and a double dose of Russian rock to mention just a few. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks to Tim Gibbons, Warren Knight and Evgeny Kuznetsov, plus all the wonderful Flattr peeps of course.
NEXT SHOW: Sun April 26th @ 9pm BST (GMT+1)
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Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoyed the show. Thanks also to everyone who turned up in our IRC channel at irc.freenode.net the channel name is #ratholeradio. I don’t expect much to happen there in the weeks between shows, but if people want to hang around and chat you’re more than welcome. Don’t forget you can access the channel from a web browser by going to webchat.freenode.net and entering #ratholeradio in the channel text box. Take care till next time folks.
Music Sources and Licensing: A few of the tracks in this show are from the artists own personal websites and don’t contain licensing information. That’s why they are listed as unknown. The individual licenses are listed next to each track, where known. If there is no license listed you must assume all rights are reserved on that song.
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Isle of Wight based female singer-songwriter ‘Ever’ crafts a form of melodic electronica, a self-described original brand of personal confessions. Its a stunning debut from this new artist, with a self-exploratory theme finishing off with quite the beautiful outro and gorgeous vocals shining throughout.
Today’s featured single is the debut which officially became available late last year on 12.12.14, and includes exceptional artwork above by Valerie Vargas. An EP should be available shortly, and you can download the track here or alternatively under a pay-what-will model over at the Bandcamp link below. Several teasers from the upcoming EP are also available in addition to a great Kings of Leon cover track that we highly recommend checking out.
Influences: Kimbra, Grimes, Daughter, Lana Del Ray, Lorde and Laura MarlingDownload Bodies HypeMachine
“Les Limbes is an exercise in intensely focused energy and atmosphere. Its four instrumental tracks are driven by dense, heavy guitars and a lithe, propulsive rhythm section, counterpointed with soaring strings and driving pianos. This mix of adrenalised rock heft with atmospheric pop dynamics is both mesmerising and incredibly visceral, no better exemplified than on new single ‘Hypersonic’.“ [bio via HS]
Idiosyncratic Transmissions is a member of the Association of Music Podcasting.
Monster Jaw – Love
Only For the Night – Bring Me Home(Remix)
The Mind Orchestra – Nomad
Light Over There – Where Memories Live
Modern Pitch – Boys, Girls, Toys, and Words
Suzy & the Lifeguard – The Way Back
Hosted this week by Chris from Canada of Insomnia Radio: Canada
Episode number 128 of Insomnia Radio: UK
Ro at the controls again. Eight tracks from UK Artists
Release Date: Sunday 12 April 2015
Rating: Work Safe
- Monsters as Humans – Go Get Your Warpaint
Lancashire | BandCamp | Facebook | Twitter
- Daveit Ferris – Vital Sign
Derry | Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- Lights That Change – Theme 1, Stage 3
Mold | ReverbNation | Facebook | Twitter
- Argonaut – Seven
London | Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- Cartesian Jetstream – Celebrities
Isle of Man | Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- Juniors – We Swim
Leicester | SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter
- The Reveurs – Harriet
Manchester | Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- Nordic Giants – Shine (Featuring Cate Ferris)
Brighton | Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
1. Ladybug – Cashmere (Sesimbra, Portugal) [artista do mês de Abril]
2. Brass Wire Orchestra – Love Someone (Lisboa, Portugal)
3. Afonso Pais – Pode Ser (Lisboa, Portugal)
4. Aloa Input – Krk Blues (Munique, Alemanha)
Comprar: Morr Music
5. Tape Junk – Six String And The Booze (Lisboa, Portugal)
6. Andrew Combs – Foolin’ (Dallas, E.U.A.)
7. A Silent Film – Tomorrow (Oxford, Inglaterra)
Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.
Houston Texas dream-pop band TELEPHANTOM recently released their first 3 song EP earlier this year on February 2. They’ve got a great video to go with the stellar track which dropped in January, which we’ve embedded in both forms further below. Additionally the band has issued a new track in the last few days titled, ‘Good With Words’ which you can check out over at their Soundcloud page.
Influenced by: STRFCKR, The Stone Roses, Small Black, The Raveonettes, The Presets, M83, Jesus & Mary Chain, New Order, Pulp, SuedeDownload Silence HypeMachine