Thursday, April 9, 2015

Egg Radio - The Music Has NEVER Stopped

Yep... been away for a very long while, allowing my spiritual, emotional and physical beings to
recover from near death experiences and more than one Crisis of Faith.
I seem to have come through it unscathed for the most part.
I'm three years into my real world job, almost five months into an amazing relationship with a beautiful, smart, very funny woman (who loves music as much as we do) and my Squiddo starts college VERY soon.
It's been a great recovery and, now that I'm back, it's time to start blogging again.

The first thing you should know is that, even during the darkest of times, I never neglected Egg Radio. I was still scouring the internet for news and music from the artists that fit our musical criteria and never added fewer than one-hundred songs per month to the rotation. I just did it quietly.
And so MUCH great music is out here waiting for you to embrace it! Priests, Tweens, Annabelle Chairlegs, Courtney Barnett, Babes, new albums from Death From Above 1979 and Faith No More... it is an amazing time for music if you are just adventurous enough to go in search of it, find it, open your ears and embrace it.
I am excited and utterly engaged with the current crop of artists that are expanding the boundaries of Indie Rock and proving (as younger generations always do) that Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay.
The best way to prove this is to have you listen to Egg Radio. We have been, for 10 years, the most consistent and best prognosticators of what will succeed mightily and what will fail... sure, we miss on occasion but those bands that never get real recognition are worth listening to and Egg Radio is their home.

Just for the record, today has been proclaimed 'Riot Grrrl Day' in Boston, primarily in honor of the brilliant Kathleen Hanna, who led the charge and busted the barriers for women who were more than ready to go toe-to-toe with the boys when it came to punk. She has been through a lot and come back
strong, so spend a little time and watch the documentary 'The Punk Singer'. I promise... you will want to start a band right away.

What? NO, I didn't forget Marilyn Manson, Parquet Courts, the rejuvenated (and fucking AMAZING) Sleater-Kinney, The New Pornographers brilliant 'Brill Bruisers' or Young Tongue's latest... there is just a whole LOT to write about and I'm getting back into the business of telling you about it.

The weather is warming, releases are heating up and it is time to do what we do best: Tell The World What They Are Missing.

(First time here? Click a player link in the upper right hand corner and listen live to Egg Radio.) 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hey, Everybody! It's Music Time!

She WILL steal your heart, Just warnin' ya.
There is a double fuckin' dump truck load of new music this month and it is all about quality, not quantity.
The total is 77 new songs... but what a haul.
If you've yet to hear Babes, do yourself a favor and check out 'ATMO'. The young lady who stars in the video is Lourdes Hernandez, aka as Russian Red, another artist you should hear. Three other Babes tunes are in today's upload.
We have new tracks from longtime favorites such as Cold War Kids, TV on the Radio, and the Gaslight Anthem plus three classic tracks (I Will Refuse, Don't Stand In Line, No Bunny) from the Al Jourgensen/Ian McKaye band 'Pailhead'. (Al you know from Ministry and, at the time, McKaye was about to form Fugazi).
Rancid is back (thank ya, boys!) with a new cd. Titled '... Honor Is All We Know' it is everything a fan could want and a new recruit can get pumped over. Classic sound; Armstrong and Frederikson crushing on guitars and vocals, staying true to the roots. Four new tracks from the album are on Egg Radio.
Tacocat? Having WAY too much fun without us.
I'm not exactly sure who Tacocat are... but they are definitely onto something good. We have two new songs from their debut cd on the Egg and you really need to see the video for 'Bridge to Hawaii' to fully appreciate their esthetic sense.
The Rentals have reunited and their new single is '1000 Seasons'. The Vaselines have released 'High Tide, Low Tide' and The New Pornographers just keep killing it with the amazing 'Brill Bruisers' cd; the latest single is the amazingly addictive title track.
The common thread here is that ALL of these songs and 5,000 more songs can be heard -fer FREE- every minute of every hour of every day on Egg Radio. Look to the upper right hand column of the page. See the player icons? Pick the one you use and click.
Just like that, you have become incredibly fucking cool. Welcome to our little ol'club!
(I apologize for the white highlites but, y'know, fuck blogger.)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hey. Hi. Long Time No See.

Yep. Been a VERY long time since last I posted. Clinical depression will do that to ya.
I didn't want to post anything about why I wasn't posting, so I just sorta let it slide on by and... well, y'know?
It took the death of Robin Williams to make me wake up and realize that depression does need to be discussed and those who suffer need to come in to the light so as to make people aware that it can lead to suicide. To learn more, please take time to read this article and (hopefully) save a life.

I'm happy to announce that I've been busily collecting music and just today added 266 new songs to the Egg Radio library. Great stuff, I might add (ever so humbly opining). Arcade Fire, The Pack AD, St. Vincent, Supersuckers, Tweens... jeez, 2014 has been such a great year for new music and we have it represented.
I hope you'll listen for an hour or two. You'll like it, I promise!

And... I'm back to posting on a regular basis, so check back, okay!

All the love,

Doc S.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Band Alert - Menace Beach

Photo via Stereogum.
I get VERY excited when I hear a 'newish' band that fulfills the indie rock credo as convincingly as Menace Beach. It is fuzzed out bliss and much more fun than anything you'll hear on terrestrial radio these days.
Read what Stereogum has to say and then listen to Drop Outs, Fortune Teller and the latest blast, Tennis Court - which is what the Pixies MIGHT have done if Frank hadn't pushed Kim out of the band... again.
Tennis Court is from a double a-side single being released by the 'Memphis Industries' label and I think that you'll love this in an old-school loyalist kind of way.