The Vapors Return After Almost 40 Years of Waiting!

LP-Cover-Large-768x768After a nearly 40 years wait — 39 years to be precise — we have a brand new album from The Vapors. This is not wishful thinking or a joke. The last album from one of the finest new wave groups was 1981’s Magnets. The hook-filled third album was released to the world this past Friday (May 15, 2020)!

And after listening to this record repeatedly, we have to say that it is indeed “12 chunks of pure Vapors goodness” as the band puts it on their website. These songs are catchy, melodic, and driving guitar riffs. The songs feature fresh sounding choruses that remind you of David Bowie while they make you want to sing along. The UK band that we all know from “Turning Japanese” can write some terrific indie pop.

Perhaps no one would have expected this record but following some brief touring a few years ago, the band re-caught the recording bug and put together this excellent collection. Let’s hope it is not another 40 years before the fourth record.

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New Music from Seth Canan

0020050458_100Amazing songwriter and keeper of the rock and roll flame Seth Canan is known for his super catchy music and high energy shows with Seth Canan & The Carriers. He has just made some new music available for us today that we need during these difficult days.
You can buy these records on bandcamp using the name your own price option! A gesture of generosity that speaks to the kind of person that Seth is on and off stage.
All songs written and performed by Seth Canan
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Seth with Assistant Engineers: Isaac Schaefer Jr. and Zac Pack Mastered by Micah Carli at Popside Recording in Troy, OH.
Cover Art: “Image of the Child” by Sadie Canan Graphic Design by Kena Nowlin
Great new music! Thanks Seth!
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Video of The Day: TINO – You Know

Today’s video is the latest from TINO! You can read our review of the record! TINO also has more for you on his YouTube Channel! Subscribe to his channel for video and information updates! TINO blends wisdom with incredibly high energy rock and rap using a mix of “rhyme schemes and unique flows over music ranging from golden era boom bap to trap mixed with soul samples and electronica.”

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April Singles Column at Off Shelf

cropped-off-shelf-full-logo-PURPLE-WEB-2Dr. J’s side hustle over at the fantastic Off Shelf.net! “In a cluttered world Off Shelf brings you the best in music, gaming, books and comics through our Digital Zine, curated interviews, features, columns, podcasts and Shelf Sessions series.”

Singles-ClubEvery month Off Shelf contributor and Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative host Art Jipson brings you the best singles of the month and puts together a playlist for your enjoyment. Below you’ll find nine highlighted songs that stood above the rest, which is followed by the entire playlist. Please follow our Spotify account so you don’t miss any future playlists!

 

 

Loving Surrender Human

Surrender HumanThis weekend at The Connells’ SOLD OUT show in Richmond, VA we saw Matt McMichael’s new project ‘Surrender Human.’  Absolutely loved them!  Great stuff! Surrender Human is a Chapel Hill rock and roll machine consisting of Matt McMichaels (guitar) formerly of lakes&woods and Mayflies USA, Robert Sledge (bass) formerly in Ben Folds Five and Tony Stiglitz (drums) who has played in lakes&woods, Jett Rink and Chris Stamey. Everybody sings because rock music is best when shared.

Speaking of sharing, you need to hear them! So take a little trip to soundcloud and enjoy!