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In certain circles, Five Iron Frenzy is the biggest band on earth.  The group played Christian ska music from 1995, the height of the third wave ska era, until 2003, when they performed what was to be their final show in a sold-out Denver arena.

Of course, a band that specific has to reunite at some point.  There aren’t many bands filling the void in the Christian ska punk genre, or at least not any that are as good as Five Iron.

Barons of Hiddenhausen, is a mysterious and hidden secret, with it’s origins in Vienna.  Although the project sounds like a full-fledged band, the mastermind behind the project is one person: Moritz Kofler.  Kofler is no stranger to the genre – after he recorded “World Withdrawal,”  he collaborated with Digital Noise Academy in L.A., a project by Ken Andrews (Failure, Beck, A.P.C. NIN), Jordon Zadorozny (Blinker The Star, Courtney Love, Melissa Auf Der Maur) and others. That experience shows in this record.

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It’s been a while since rock music has sounded the way Stars In Stereo plays it.  The group approaches its songs with a firm grasp on gritty rock instincts as well as a innate understanding of clean pop sensibilities.  The main attribute of Stars In Stereo, the band’s recently released self-titled album, is that its particular style is difficult to pin down.  It’s not totally heavy and not totally soft, but more a combination of the two than some strange middle-ground.

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Rabbit & The Hare is proof that good things can happen on Craigslist.  The band formed after singer/songwriter Neill MacCallum posted an ad in NYC’s section of the website in search of a “female multi-instrumentalist.”  Marisa Duchowny, a person that happens to fit both of those requirements, also happened to read and respond to that post.  Just like that, with the strange power of the internet, a duo was born.  Marisa became the Rabbit, Neill the Hare.

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I don’t know what I expected the band Bass Drum of Death to sound like, but it definitely wasn’t this.  The group released a couple EPs in the late-aughts (I hate that term but I’m using it anyways) and a full-length in 2011.  I listened to none of them and just discovered the band today via a post on Stereogum.  That website posted a link to the group’s new song, entitled “Shattered Me.”  It’s scheduled to appear on their forthcoming self-titled full-length.

“It all goes back to that John Lee Hooker session,” enthused Ben Harper. “Even John Lee mentioned it, saying: ‘yeah, yeah, you guys… that’s good. Yeah, yeah. You should stay with that. Do that.’”

And the rest is history.

Listen to Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite on Earbits

Ben Harper has teamed up with world renowned harmonica player and blues-man, Charlie Musselwhite, for one of the most interesting collaborations to come along in sometime. And, we have the album, Get Up!, on Earbits!

by Steph Rodriguez

Chris Zukowski may be an environment artist for the video game industry first and foremost, creating backgrounds and scenery to fulfill his day job, but he’s also dedicated the last six years fine tuning an alternative career choice under the moniker Z4.

Listen to Z4 Music on Earbits

An electronic and house music artist based in Chicago, Z4 recently released his debut EP Dance Around the World, on March 2 available for free download on  Z4-music.com.

With the rise in popularity of various genres of popular music , it’s a surprise nobody’s made a narrative video game that places just as much emphasis on the music as it does gameplay.  With movies, it’s sorta been done (the newest Tron, Drive, etc.).  And with games, music has certainly had a huge impact.  Half the songs I hear on the radio are actually just “Fifa” or “2k” songs in my mind (shout out to executive producer Jay-Z for the latter’s soundtrack), and even the tune from Yoshi’s Story is still fresh in my mind.

Three Of Swords, by Mimi, an eclectic Singer-Songwriter from Toronto, begins with a song called “Goodbye Heartbeat.”  The track contains soft-spoken, airy vocals with varying rhythms and melodies over a frantically pulsating bass line.  An acoustic guitar plucks along steadily.  The song has a dreamy, ethereal quality that’s consistent throughout it’s nearly 4-minute run-time.

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That pleasant tone is maintained throughout the rest of the album, although the ways in which Mimi delivers her songs greatly vary in style and arrangement.  The second track on the album, for instance, is rife with Latin flair— propelled by a cornet part played by Patric McGroarty and spot-on use of Spanish-language vocals.  The song is entitled “Porque Te Vas,” and it’s a cover of José Luis Perales’ 1972 song of the same name (originally performed by Jeanette).

by Charles Rojas | Metal/Hard Rock Manager, Earbits.com

Nowadays, you’ll find most Hard Rock bands trying to outdo one another by playing the same guitar riffs louder than each other. It’s an endless sea of Rock n Roll cliches and a lack of originality. Amazingly, Los Angeles natives Rooftop Revolutionaries have managed to rise above the noise and pose a unique brand of sound. 2013 is seeing the release of their new album, Resolute.

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