Browsing the "Breaking Rad" Category


Breaking Rad: Kate Pierson (B-52s), Nick Valensi (The Strokes), and Sia Walk Into A Studio

It’s like one of those collaborative Converse exclusive tracks that popped up in the summer of 2011, but with less Best Coast and more rock lobster. Recently B-52s frontwoman Kate Pierson embarked on a collective musical effort with one of [...]

January 21, 2015 Breaking Rad, Features
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SIMGE Stream: Hammonton’s Parkwood Shares The Two Track Solus

Oh yeah, I like this a whole lot. Fresh outta Hammonton, NJ is the first bit of new material from post-punk quartet Parkwood since 2013, the two track Solus. The opener, “Wasting”, lumbers and builds with massive swells and dark, [...]

January 14, 2015 Breaking Rad, Features
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SIMGE Stream: Foxanne (Formerly Cherry Sea) Shares Debut Live Demo Release

Back in August we introduced you to NJ songwriter Chelsea Gohd who at the time was operating under the name Cherry Sea. With the new year comes a new name and a debut release from the newly minted Foxanne. Five [...]

January 8, 2015 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Spencer Berger (aka Auditorium) Drops “My Grandfather Could Make The World Dance” Single

From the age of nine until he 12-years old Spencer Berger was a burgeoning young talent singing in front of packed houses on the Metropolitan Opera circuit, sharing the gilded stage with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and the likes. Now, well, [...]

January 7, 2015 Breaking Rad, Features
Bad Case Of Big Mouth

SIMGE Stream: NJ Easycore Outfit Bad Case Of Big Mouth Share “A Fistfight With Bambi”

Bad Case of Big Mouth is an Easycore band from Harrison, New Jersey. I’ve had the chance to see them live twice. First at Starland Ballroom for the Get Real Tour and then at the Radiant in Nutley. The band [...]

December 23, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features
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Little Silver Based Minimalist Rocker Nolan Mendoza Shares Emotional “Summer Child”

The local NJ music scene does a lot of things well, but is admittedly a little lacking when it comes to more pensive, ambient side of things. Enter the dark baritone and minimalist pangs of Nolan Mendoza who is ramping [...]

November 17, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Australia’s ScotDrakula Drops “Stupid Everything” Single…Prep Fleeting Youth Records LP Burner

Someone needs to produce a study on Australian punk singers and their uncanny ability to snarl a melody in such a fashion that it hooks into your mind and soul, and ultimately forces the listener to believe they too can [...]

November 12, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: French Post-Rock Metalers Nojia Release Gheist

It isn’t that I never knew it existed, I just never developed an appreciation for Instrumental-Rock concoctions until witnessing the artistry of Asbury Park’s own Chemtrail in the live arena. As a writer I hold a deep appreciation for the [...]

November 10, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features
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Breaking Rad: In Time For Halloween, It’s Teenage Halloween…Luke Henderiks’ Latest Is Recording w/Chris Schaeffer (Hot Blood) ++ Playing w/PUP

Luke Henderiks wears a lot of hats. As a local songwriter, founder of Broken Edge Records, and lead promoter with booking collective The Clef, his schedule is stacked. Bus Buddies and Loser Year are a couple of his more notable projects, but [...]

October 30, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Hau Drops Self-Titled EP…Or Discovering The Third Band I’m Afraid Of

Prior to spinning the latest self-titled release to surface from the Greece-based Noise-Rock duo Hau, there were only two bands that scared me. The first was an isolated incident. Radiohead and Thom Yorke are by no means regularly frightening entities. [...]

October 28, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features