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Timeout Jimmy Yourself

Yourself by Timeout Jimmy

The cliche goes that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, and when a band puts out a three track EP that checks in at less than ten minutes, the window of opportunity to influence the [...]

May 16, 2012 New Music
Just Us Basics

Basics by Just Us

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to sit side-by-side with your significant other and pour your collective hearts and thoughts out into an album? Indie-Folk duo Jenna Murphy and Thomas Louis, better known as Just Us, have [...]

May 13, 2012 New Music
Chris Brown

Sing Yourself To Sleep by Chris Brown

SIMGEssential “It’s always been my business/To try and spill my guts/But this whiskey tongue is so damn loose/Can’t keep it all locked up.” It is with these opening lines to the song “Don’t Tell Me I’m Wrong” that folk/punk singer-songwriter [...]

May 13, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
Batten Down The Hatches Beginnings

Beginnings by Batten Down The Hatches

SIMGEssential Freehold-based pop-punk outfit Batten Down The Hatches have returned with their latest EP, Beginnings, released on Meadowbrook Records. The five-piece has turned in another quality piece of work, combining punk sensibilities with pop sentiments. The result is four tracks that rock [...]

May 13, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
Huff This TL

Tuff Love by HUFF THIS!

SIMGEssential Alison Clancy is not your average singer-songwriter. She is a woman of many talents and has a number of other gigs outside of her music, such as being a Wilhelmina Model and a “dream-thrash” dancer who has performed with [...]

May 13, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
kidisqual

Ladies Choice by Kid Is Qual

SIMGEssential If you’ve ever been stroking your beard, pondering your existence and the music that is its soundtrack, and stumbled onto the sudden conclusion that, “This song, and my entire reality, lacks the appropriate amount of bass,” then stop what [...]

May 5, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
Imaginary War

The Angel’s Share by Imaginary War

“Never been wrong/Never been right,” Imaginary War lead singer Tom Dunphy cries at the outset of their latest EP, The Angel’s Share. “Still I’m running/Still I’m running for my life.” Reinvention is a common theme in music. As a band transitions from one [...]

May 5, 2012 New Music
Preteen Zenith RG&BBE

Rubble Guts & BB Eye by Preteen Zenith

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May 5, 2012 New Music
Town Hall R&B

Roots & Bells by Town Hall

SIMGEssential [...]

May 5, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
Jeremy Benson DS2

Darksongs 2 by Jeremy Benson (The Roadside Graves)

Jeremy Benson  knows his fair share of pain. Broken relationships, disappointment…it’s all covered in the form of Benson’s second solo effort, Darksongs 2. The album’s May 7th release will come eight years after the songsmith’s solo debut Darksongs. The time in between [...]

May 5, 2012 New Music