Check out this new acoustic video from The Last Year. “Sugar” is a haunting little number that showcases some great songwriting. With a nice open arrangement of piano and acoustic guitar, complemented by Nikki Barr’s expressive vocal, the song soars in acoustic form.
Oklahoma natives and southern-infused hard rockers Anti-Mortem have released an exclusive acoustic performance video for the song "Hate Automatic." The song comes off the band's upcoming debut album, New Southern. Formed in 2008 and raised on southern rock and heavy metal, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the metal greats they've learned from.
Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour has no problem going acoustic. In fact, he’s played loads of acoustic covers, and we must say, he sounds downright bitchin’. Here Taylor tackles the classic Black Sabbath track “Paranoid.”
Lee DeWyze premiered his new music video for the song “Fight” today. “Fight” is a heart-warming story that was conceived and directed by DeWyze. He explains, "When making this video, I wanted something people haven't seen before. I wanted it to be whimsical, heart-warming, funny, and visually exciting. The song in itself is an anthem for fighting for whatever it is you believe in, and a song everyone can relate to. I hope everyone gets lost in the music, the lyrics, and the magic of the video. Enjoy!!"
Today we're excited to present you the world premiere of moe.'s music video for "Blond Hair and Blue Eyes." The song is featured on the band's upcoming album No Guts, No Glory, available May 27, 2014 on Sugar Hill / Vanguard Records. For nearly 25 years, moe. has let their knack for dynamic, democratic improvisation influence nearly every facet of the band's existence.
An Americana track with a tinge of British landscape, "Take Me Away" tackles the longing to be on the road and the wish to return home. It’s a simple strummed track with a few melodies embedded in the chords. It requires a big sounding guitar so my eye went straight to this 1950 Gibson Super Jumbo 200 Natural.
James Durbin was first launched into the national music scene as a contender on season 10 of American Idol. He was known for his rock edge on Idol, but after being eliminated from the show, Durbin explored this territory deeper with the harder sounds found on his debut album, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster. Recorded with heavy-hitter producer Howard Benson, the record is chock-full of gained-out guitars and pounding drums – there’s even a song featuring Mötley Crüe guitar god Mick Mars.
Candyrat Records, home to some to today’s most skilled fingerstyle acoustic guitarists, recently uploaded a video of musician Daniel Voth. Performing a new song called “Brazil,” Voth incorporates tapping techniques that, by this time, we’re well acquainted with. What’s different here, however, is the pace at which Voth propels his way through the arrangement, creating an ambient and enveloping experience through the use of delay.