Author Archives: Mike Manzo


Death From Above 1979 – “Trainwreck 1979”

The Canadian duo, Death From Above 1979 is back, after an 8 year break up. They have reunited and are expected to release their first album since their “hiatus” on September 9th, The Physical World, with 11 new tracks.

The first single released is “Trainwreck 1979” and if it’s any indication of what to expect from the album, we are in for a treat.

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Artist You Should Know : Perfect Beings

What do you get when you take some Genesis, add some Yes, a dash of Pink Floyd and top it off with a pinch of Marillion? You get Perfect Beings, a band out of Los Angeles. They just released their debut self-titled album, that is receiving heavy praise both nationally and internationally. A few have already dubbed it the Best Album of 2014.

I too can attest that this is a solid album throughout. One way I like to gauge an album’s strength is to go to track 7, where most albums start to falter and break apart, and see how strong that track is. This one did not fail in anyway whatsoever. If you are a headphones album listener, such as myself, this album is magical in every aspect. Continue reading


Artist You Should Know : Temples

Temples, out of Kettering, London, is one of the latest bands of the emerging psychedelia scene.  Their music is a throwback to the 60’s rock sound. Being compared to such bands as The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and Small Faces, their debut album Sun Structures definitely reflects this. It’s a strong album throughout with strong lyrics and phenomenal production; this album won’t disappoint.

“The Guesser”, an ear tantalizer, is a strong stand out track with a Guess Who influence. If you’re going to Coachella this year be sure to check them out . Noel Gallagher of Beady Eye (formerly of Oasis) is quoted as saying, “it’s cosmic space music – it should be played on an empty Death Star.”

I think this will be one of the standout performances that people will be talking about afterwards, so don’t miss out.

Temples – “The Guesser”