Tuesday, March 11, 2014
KXM - KXM (2014) Rat Pak Records
Produced by KXM
Tracks : 1.Stars 2.Rescue me 3.Gun fight 4.Never stop 5.Faith is a room 6.I´ll be ok 7.Sleep 8.Love 9.Burn 10.Do it now 11.Human friction 12.Tranquilize 13.Rescue me (radio edit)
4 out of 5
It´s time to clean the flooded charts of mainstream pop with some kick ass rock, let´s bring in the lynch mob and chase away the posers with some serious riffin´.
Who you´re gonna call? Well, not the ghostbusters because they´re not around anylonger so the guys we need should know rockmusic like their backyard. And here they are, KXM!
Ray Luzier, the amazing drummer of KoRn, dUg Pinnick, a legend in his own time and the frontman of Kings X, George Lynch, the great sixstringer that needs no introduction.
This trio started jamming in 2013 with no plans of starting a band or making a record but they got along well and the songs kept coming, so now they´re label pals with Metal Church, John Corabi and Pamela Moore on Rat Pak Records with a brilliant debut album out now.
Pinnick´s been rather busy the last year with the solo album "Naked", the Pinnick Gales Pridgen album and now KXM that is even heavier than the ones mentioned.
So how does the album sound like? In fact, KXM is the result of a combination between Lynch Mob, Kings X and KoRn. Pretty much what any fan of these bands have on their wishing list.
Highlights : Stars, Rescue me, Do it now
Los Angeles based trio Nico Vega will release their sophomore album "Lead to light" on June 10, the new single "I believe" produced by Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, is out now.
Ryan Star posted 2 unreleased songs, "Red flare" and "Never stop me", recorded during the sessions of his latest album "Angels + Animals" here:
A N G E L S + A N I M A LS showcases the best of Ryan Star’s signature style: honest, stream of consciousness matched with innovative production elements. Influenced by Frank Ocean, The National, James Blake and Bon Iver, the record is distinguished by its raw vocals and sophisticate, genre-blending production choices. Star’s goal was to make listening to A N G E L S + A N I M A LS akin to meeting him for the very first time -- "It's very autobiographical," he says, "I gave only the most raw, most honest version of myself on this record. It's primal in that sense. It starts with an apology and takes us on a man's journey to become his best self for the woman he lives for. We are all a bit angel and a bit animal, we do the best we can."