Features What I Would Change About The Music Industry 

What I Would Change About The Music Industry: The Indie Vocal Sound Is Annoying

The indie vocal sound is annoying for both listeners and sound engineers, especially in live settings. I’ve heard it a million times. Everyone’s doing it. Please stop it. What is the “indie vocal sound”? It’s a heavily layered lead vocal effect. It includes digital distortion, digital delay and digital reverb. Here’s a male and female vocal example: Please follow and like us:

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News Pop Punk 

NOUNS Announce US Spring Tour

Arizona punk band, NOUNS, have announced a Spring 2015 Tour that includes nine stops across the United States. The 10 day tour kicks off on April 18 in Memphis, Tennessee and travels through the East Coast and Midwest before winding down in Chicago, Illinois on April 28. The tour will be in support of all of the band’s releases including still and still bummed that were released via Funeral Sounds Records in 2013 and 2014 respectfully. Check out the tour schedule below the jump and let us know which stop is closest to you. To hear…

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Indie News 

Michael Cera Releases Surprise Album

Actor Michael Cera has just released a surprise indie/folk album. Actor Jonah Hill tweeted a link to Cera’s debut full-length album and said that Cera is “not only a brilliant actor, he also makes great music.” The 18-track album is titled True That and is available via bandcamp. You can check out Jonah’s tweet and stream the album below. Cera isn’t touring but in the meantime, you can purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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Bands' Bands Features Indie Rock 

The Bands’ Bands: Uncle Tupelo

bands’ band (bӕnds bӕnd) n 1. a musical group/person who is widely regarded amongst other musical groups/persons as worthy of adoration, despite said group/person’s lack of popularity and success within the music industry and/or amongst music consumers 2. talented beyond comprehension 3. tragically unlucky     Please follow and like us:

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Indie News Pop Punk Rock 

ALBUM REVIEW: Zachary Russell ‘Hello, Xmas’

I can’t help but immediately compare artists to Dave Grohl and the first Foo Fighters’ demo when I find an album in which one person does just about all of the work; however, when that album is a 3-track EP of Christmas cover songs, the Grohlishness starts to fade away.  Zachary Russell’s Hello, Xmas is really nothing new in the grand scheme of things, but when looked at on a much closer level, the individuality of these three songs comes forth. Russell is clearly a skilled musician; he takes on…

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Guest Blogs News 

GUEST BLOG: Bill Hicks, DIY, And The Duality Of Man

One thing that makes me sad is that the very talented and intelligently hilarious Bill Hicks is becoming more and more obscure to the general public. Hicks transcended both comedy and music during his life long career as a stand-up purist and his words will forever echo in all of my aspirations. An over arcing message in his act was to “play from your heart” by which he meant that “rock stars” and other performers should never aspire to become successful in order to be hired by corporations to sell…

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Jesse Cannon (Man Overboard, Transit, The Menzingers) Releases DIY Book

Jesse Cannon, manager and producer of bands like Man Overboard and Transit, has released a new book titled Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The Music Business. You can purchase a copy of the book here and check out more information after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Interviews News 

Interview: Night Verses

Infectious Magazine chats with Night Verses to discuss their current tour with Wilson, DIY marketing, and their recent signing with Easy Killer Records. Check it out after the jump and buy concert tickets for upcoming dates here! Please follow and like us:

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