Denver based husband/wife duo Team Callahan hail from St. Petersburg, Florida but made the jump to Colorado after finishing their first effort, Afterglow in late August. The superb full length album was a year in the making, with the team putting together their music in quick bursts between classes and work during their first year of marriage.
Lyrically the band states that Afterglow encapsulates their relationship, college, career pressure, generational failings, that dingy first apartment, grownup problems about money and insurance, isolation, fear, and hope.
Point Doom is the striking first track from the thirteen track album, a perfect sun kissed theme for the overflow of continued Summer months here in LA.Point Doom HypeMachine
The duo consists of brothers John Vallarelli on Drums & Percussion, and Michael on Keyboards. They describe their music as “experimental, post-rock, electronic, sort of”.
Winter comes via the release “Found Records”, an inspired track issued through Cult Classic Records. We found the following description by Annette Bizz that best describes the stellar effort:
“Just stop for a moment. Free your mind of everyday monotonous thoughts, focus your attention only on the music. The album “Found Records”, consists of seven tracks, or in other words, seven stories. It’s hardly possible to ignore images that appear before your eyes, while listening to such things. The music fills you, it creates incredible atmosphere, it’s melancholic and cold, but it doesn’t push you away. It doesn’t feel false or insincere. Every record is so real and true, close to life and relevant, for each of us, at any moment. This music gives you shivers and food for thought. It’s all about us – our deep feelings mixed with pleasant moments, our disappointment and efforts to fix everything.
It’s about life too – faces of random strangers, preoccupied with their thoughts , gray buildings , asphalt, cars and buses passing by, rooftops, rainy sky, city noises and casual conversations. There are so many people around, but at the same time you are alone. This album could be called audio diaries, very personal, meant to be listened to rarely. It is full of profound quotes and unbearable anguish. Moments of our routine life are slipping away like a film frame and everyone only has time to see only their own.
What do YOU see?”[Via Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)] Inchange HypeMachine
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Episode number 139 of Insomnia Radio: UK – Are You Inexperienced?
Stuart at the controls again. Eight tracks from UK Artists
Recording Date: Thursday 10 October 2015 (Sorry its a week late)
Rating: Work Safe
- Get Inuit – I Am The Hot Air
Kent | Web Site | FaceBook | Twitter
- Co-pilgrim – You Come Over, You Go
Winchester/Oxford | Web Site | FaceBook | Twitter
- Where Fires Are – Kill My Mind
Leeds | Web Site | FaceBook | Twitter
- Damn Vandals – I Hate School
London | Web Site | FaceBook | Twitter
- Streaming Lights – Box Room Boy
Hull | Web Site | FaceBook | Twitter
- The Inexperienced – Something Outta Nothing
North London | Web Site | Pink Hedgehog | SoundCloud
- Celestial Wish – Crossing The River
Birmingham | ReverbNation | FaceBook | Twitter
- CAB Collective – I Am Mine
Northern Scotland / Southern France | Web Site | FaceBook
- AMP – The Association of Music Podcasting
- Made in the UK Show
- Intro music by Blame Amy
- Music bed Run by Time in Antactica
Offbeat Cooperative is a four to five piece band from Dresden, Germany who mix the best of a selection of musical genres like ska, polka and reggae. Several additional inspiring tracks from their catalog can be found via their Soundcloud page below.
The Band is Tobi on Saxophone and Vocals; Angi – E-Guitar; George – E-Bass; Jojo – Drums, Percussion and Background VocalsSophie HypeMachine