WAZU brings metal, synths and a heavy dose of the 80s

WAZU

Wherever this new wave ‘80s-tinged music trend came from, hopefully it sticks around for a while. If you loved Bowie and Depeche Mode from the ‘80s spun with a hint of Nine Inch Nails, layered over some metal undertones you’ll love WAZU. WAZU comprises Matt and Rizz, two Australian ex-pats currently situated in New York City, but making waves all over North America and Europe. The two reportedly met at a … [Read more...]

Are we ready for a new Chili Pepper?

RHCP

Sometimes fear of change is justified, especially when it could mean poor album sales and the dissolution of a band. It’s hard to say at this point whether change for the Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) is good or bad. The absence of John Frusciante in the Chili’s new release I’m With You is obvious and unfortunate. However, newcomer Josh Klinghoffer seems like a breath of fresh air that could bring something new and … [Read more...]

Beastie Boys’ long awaited album is hot!

Beastie-Boys

Nothing brings a good time like a new Beastie Boys album—especially a long awaited one like Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, released this May, was originally scheduled for release in 2009 but was delayed due to band member Adam “MCA” Yauch’s diagnosis and subsequent recovery from cancer. During the time more songs made their way to the studio and eventually it was announced that Part … [Read more...]

Muse may borrow but they certainly deliver

If you like a little of past, present and future in your alternative rock albums then grab a copy of The Resistance by UK band Muse. The band, known for deriving much of their sound from inspirations such as Queen and Radiohead, deliver a successful modern anthemic album full of catchy riffs, rebellious lyrics and classical ties. Muse shows they’re not only talented musicians but businessmen as well, combining all … [Read more...]

Lambert’s first album a carefully constructed hit

The time has come—the release of the real favourite American Idol Adam Lambert’s album For Your Entertainment. For those whose eyes were stuck to the television with millions of other viewers during season eight of American Idol, it may have been a disappointment to see Lambert come second to the winner Kris Allen. The two are obviously at the opposite ends of the performance spectrum but it looks like their music … [Read more...]