Re-Discovery: Ten Second Epic: Count Yourself In (2006)

Cover for Ten Second Epic's 2006 album Count Yourself In

Ten Second Epic is a Canadian band, specifically from Edmonton. Wikipedia describes them as an "alternative rock" band but also attributes the emo and pop punk tags in the side bar. Based on my recent listening experience, I think "emo punk" is probably a safe tag for the music. I don't remember how I got… Continue reading Re-Discovery: Ten Second Epic: Count Yourself In (2006)

Said The Whale ‘Dandelion’ and Pokémon 25: The Album

Half of today's post comes from one of the weirdest media releases to fall into the Alternative Airwaves inbox; now I will admit that I am very bad when it comes to reading emails to this address, forget even responding, but in my endeavor to get back to writing about music, I was drawn to… Continue reading Said The Whale ‘Dandelion’ and Pokémon 25: The Album

Review: Désigné by Nova Spire

Désigné is an album by an Ottawa-based producer / artist, Nova Spire. This particular album is Synthwave, though according to the artist's BandCamp page he produces other styles for various forms of media. I found this via Reddit, on the OttawaMusic subreddit. I'm trying to commit to reviewing one album or EP each week, and… Continue reading Review: Désigné by Nova Spire

Looking Back at Ryan Adams’ 1989

A caveat for this post: I am well aware that Ryan Adams hardly qualifies as an independent artist, and is definitely NOT creative commons. But I'd like to talk about music in general on the blog, so I'm going to continue writing about things that spark joy. Ryan Adam's 2015 album 1989 is a direct… Continue reading Looking Back at Ryan Adams’ 1989

#116 – Heart’s Racing

Anemos Promotions was kind enough to provide me with a full copy of THE SEARCH's latest album HEART'S RACING and I have a couple of tracks from the album to play, plus a contest! Listen for details. The Search - Don't Let Yourself DownAll Rights ReservedBirocratic - bob ross goes to hollywoodSome rights reserved - CC… Continue reading #116 – Heart’s Racing

Alternative Airwaves # 115 – Keep Going

Two months later, I'm back with a podcast full of heavy guitar riffs with some lighter stuff mixed in for good measure. I had a fun time putting this episode together and I hope you enjoy it. Here's the track listing (with links to the tracks or artists). Dr. Groove Gang - RememberCarter Vail -… Continue reading Alternative Airwaves # 115 – Keep Going

Sleeping Brothers Records present: Do Over! Volume 1

Do Over! Covering the 70s

I've been sleeping on this for too long now (pun definitely intended) but I thought this was a cool album to share if you're looking for something new, but at the same time familiar. Sleeping Brothers Records presents: Do Over! Volume 1: Covering the 70s The Sleeping Brothers Records label put out a release of… Continue reading Sleeping Brothers Records present: Do Over! Volume 1