More Music from the Inbox: 25 December 2012

[Yes, it’s Christmas Day but I’m guessing at some point today, you’re going to want to retreat from the family for a while.  That’s why Larry Lootsteen has provided some new music recommendations. – AC]

Artist: Trails, “SHT FKR”

Album: Wish To Scream

How can you go wrong with a title like that?

Sounds like:  Punk open season on Catholicism!



Artist: Shintaro Sakamoto, “How to Live With a Phantom”

Album: How to Live With a Phantom

Big in Japan, as the saying goes.  Some travelling ears find interesting departures.

Sounds like: 70’s pop-rock meets laidback Beck



Artist: The Amsterdams, “Sunology”

Album: N/A

I mean seriously, they aren’t Dutch?  How about Romanian!

Sounds like: A poppy sugar-rush with some teeth!



Artist: Mueran Humanos, “Culpable

Album: N/A

Traveling mood this week!  One band/two countries – Brazil/Germany

Sounds like: A grinding warble that never quite gets tiring!



Artist: Clockwork Radio, “Feel It Up (live)”

Album: Ubuntu

One of those bands that I find that grabs your interest.

Sounds like: A jangling, piercing soul spin…



Artist: Steve Smyth, “In A Place”

Album: N/A

Aussie troubadour who deserves a little exposure. This is an older song but I had to share.

Sounds like: Tom Waits without the growl…haunting…


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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