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Krust Toons: "I'm With the Band!" by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "I'm With the Band!" by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.

Debut A.I.O.S. EP Available for Streaming & Download

Recording under the moniker of A.I.O.S., which is short for Analog Intelligence Operating System, Keith Bowman recently packaged a collection of tracks for the simply titled, EP 01. Entrenched in an electronic groove, peppered with space-age sampling transmissions, trumpet blasts with a classic, technology-warping feel, an homage harkening back to the early 90’s. There’s a complexity of several spinning plates of sound, and that loop vibrantly serves as the continuous timeline for the puzzle’s pieces to link together.

Trace Mountains celebrates album release at Alphaville on 03.30

Under the Trace Mountains moniker, Dave Benton makes folky, lo-fi tunes that blend in synthesizers and post-production effects for quirky and occasionally noisy compositions. Benton, who’s also a songwriter in beloved indie rock quartet LVL UP, sings with a tender delivery fit to the gently building arrangements of his tracks while crunched up drum machines and softly strummed guitar propel his voice onward. On A Partner to Lean On, due March 30th on Figure 2 RC, he brings together recordings of new material and updated versions of previously released songs. The album release will coincide with a show at Alphaville where Trace Mountains will be joined by Operator Music Band and Spirit Was, which features Benton’s LVL UP bandmate Nick Corbo. – Cameron Carr

New Track: "Wait" - Cave People

Kingfisher, the forthcoming EP from Cave People, will be released via Stereophonodon Records on April 6. Its lead single, “Wait,” ponders in a daydream of distraction. Hung up on an individual or ideal, the song pleasantly stirs in a delayed sadness. Then, that mid-tempo tone ramps up as haunting howls breakthrough in the background. With support from Petal and Body Guard, you can catch the band’s record release show on Thursday, April 12 at Boot & Saddle.

Jimbo - Psych Stoner Rock from Kingston

Jimbo is a solid band name and I was excited to have a listen to this psych-rock band from Kingston. “Thunderbird” opens their debut EP with a thumping pace before the guitars kick in with a classic blues driven lick. It’s a nice mix of 70’s hard rock and 90’s stoner tunes. There’s also a real face melter of a solo in this track as well. Grab this EP when ya got 15 minutes available to rock out. – Kris Gies

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