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Casper the Indie Rocker

artist: Casper Jones :: genre: rock|folk|alt-country :: album: Delicious Creation :: label: unsigned


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Bleeding Heart :: Better Man

To be quite frank, I really didn’t think I would dig this one all that much as I am just not very fond of alt-country/indie/add your own adjective here.  As I pressed play on the mp3 player I cringed, bracing myself for the impending train wreck of sound that was sure to follow.   But it didn’t.  To my pleasant and wonderful surprise, Delicious Creation, the 2009 debut album by Danish guitarist/singer-songwriter Casper Jones (now living in Boston, MA) showcases Jones’ edgy guitars as his soulful lyrics laced with alt-rock angst take center stage for an Incubus meets Cracker kind of experience.
As the first power chords of Bleeding Heart’ rang out I found myself intrigued and looking forward to what was coming next…even though I had no idea what that could be.  Then, much to my chagrin, the next (2) tracks I listened to (‘Nothing Else’ and ‘One Night in Hell’) left me scratching my head as I now found myself looking for the folk/alt-country influence.  Where was it?  Next, I queued up ‘Better Man’.  The song opened with a bright country/blues riff…and there it was.  There’s the rub.  However, that which I had feared I actually found to be quite a refreshing compliment.  In fact, I would be being less than truthful were I not to admit that I was somewhat enamored with the bouncy tempo of Jones’ crisp/melodic guitar work.
Casper Jones’ Delicious Creation is a serendipity of sound that truly lives up to it’s namesake.

– Drago

   


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What's that Whirring Sound?

artist: The Joy Formidable
genre: alternative | rock

Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable and their killer track ‘Whirring’.  We hope this will tide you over until their full-length disc is released but if, perchance, another fix is needed click here to check out the video for their newest singlePopinjay’.

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Grunge…Italian Style

artist: Thisorder :: genre: alternative | rock | grunge :: label: unsigned

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Late Empire :: Unus

Your friends here at Froglix are pretty impressed with the alternative music coming out of the “the Boot” and that’s saying something because we don’t impress easy.  Italy’s Thisorder delivers a healthy dose of melodic mayhem that packs a respectable punch without going overboard.   This, my friends, is a good thing because while I dig music with an edge I’d prefer that it not be accompanied by the guttural utterance of strung out anger mavens…please and thank you.  Fortunately, that is NOT what you get with Thisorder.  Emanuel Rontino’s vox is a versatile one in that it can pull off both the “alt” (as demonstrated on the track ‘Unus’) as well the “rock” (check out ‘Late Empire’).  The guitar work of Marco Albanelli adds just the right spice to the mix as he, bassist Domenico Muscariello and drummer Tommasao Manna drape their compositions with a soundscape that pairs the aggressive nature of grunge with the melodious agility of alt-rock.   Inner Island, released earlier this year, was mastered in New York City at Sterling sound by Justin Shurtz who has worked with a number of very successful artists such as the now defunct Fall Out Boy as well as My Chemical Romance, Seether and Slipknot.  We digs it.

– Drago