The Slang’s “Desperate Times”

The Slang’s “Desperate Times”

The Slang is the type of band that knows no city limits. In fact, the band has recorded their songs in a variety of cities in order to hone in on new feelings. The Slang claims it’s how they capture “…the vibe and feel of each city…” and that it’s important for them “…as a band.” It’s not unusual for musicians and bands to record on-the-go, but The Slang takes that extra step to write music and have it intentionally packaged by professional sound engineers in different studios in a…

Brother Brother’s New Single “With My Eyes Wide Open”

Brother Brother’s New Single “With My Eyes Wide Open”

Brother Brother is a folk-hop band that have played over six-hundred concerts in three years. Their previous album, The New Kids, reached the number two spot on iTunes New Release Charts. I myself have gotten through a lot of long road trips zipping around while jamming out to their rousing songs. These folks know how to rock and their stamina is inspiring. Brother Brother has returned with a hot new single, “With My Eyes Wide Open.” I would describe it as folk-hop, respectively. Folk-hop is a genre of music that…

Good Field – Surface Tension

Good Field – Surface Tension

Jim Eno of Spoon and James Petralli of White Denim have found success in their 2018 musical release, Surface Tension by Good Field. Though Good Field has members of well known projects, Good Field was a band that flew under my radar. That’s mostly because their prior records collected little recognition compared to Surface Tension. While exploring past tracks, I’ve noticed a telling progression into this year’s release. Good Field performs in consistent accordance among instruments providing a superior listening experience. Lending an ear to Good Field this year versus…

Crooked Flower Blooms in Summer

Crooked Flower Blooms in Summer

I’ve found it incredibly difficult to get through an album as of late. I wasn’t sure what was going on or what I was looking for, especially after seeing legendary Al DiMeola and his amazing band live in New York City a few weeks back, which I sadly never got around to writing about. It was like being reintroduced to “real” music and was left high and dry later that evening. Everything new and getting meme’d has been boring me to tears and all the old stuff became too hypnotizing,…

Iuliano Adds Chance to Experimentation

Iuliano Adds Chance to Experimentation

In a soon-to-be world of digital media libraries getting rid of their one touch purchase systems, such as iTunes, independent producers and artists much like the Italian musician Iuliano that we’re about to briefly explore, will need to take their experimental hits to ever-growing and welcoming websites like Spotify and SoundCloud, which are precisely the two places where Iuliano will drop his independently produced EP Hidden Roots. Before getting too excited and realizing that there are still platforms out there for independent artists like Iuliano and quite possibly yourself, please…

Astral Cloud Ashes Redefining Emo Since 2016

Astral Cloud Ashes Redefining Emo Since 2016

Here in the United States, emotionally charged punk rock, commonly referred to as emo, has gone through a series of evolutions and changes since the 1980s. At some point in the late 2000s or early 2010s, the genre felt like it finally went through enough reshaping that its former self finally disappeared. It didn’t. It simply found a new home in Jersey, not to be confused with the state of New Jersey. Astral Cloud Ashes adopted some of the earlier forms of the genre, carefully mixing it with toe-tapping alternative…

It’s A Revolushn

It’s A Revolushn

In the past few months Nerdopotamus discussed a slew of varied artists, including vastly different rockers. It’s not until now we are finally covering Psych Rock group, Revolushn. Go ahead and say the band’s name out-loud. The way it’s spelled is the way it’s pronounced, and the way it’s pronounced, slushy and conclusive, encompasses the lively tone from the trippy San Franciscan musicians. With light pop and blues influences, the psychedelic compositions of Revolushn’s June 15th, 2017 album, Further!!, tends to prefer early methods of song writing derived from rock’s…

Winter Calling Speaks Out With “Faces” Videos

Winter Calling Speaks Out With “Faces” Videos

Floridian Prog Metal Band Winter Calling have been picking up major steam since their 2016 release of Faces. Since then, they’ve released a number of music videos to complement their dreamy record. It’s worth noting that John Wesley of Porcupine Tree and Fish appears on Faces, adding a little bit of celebrity value and a lot of general awesomeness. “Not Like You” is one of the latest songs on Faces to receive the music video treatment. Influenced by real world events, the song deals with combating personalities of a middle-aged…

The Best Games of E3 2017

The Best Games of E3 2017

E3 2017 has come and gone and with it an abundance of announcements. In this video Will goes over some of his favorite announcements from the show. While we mostly knew what to expect, there did wind up being a few surprises here and there. Shadow of the Colossus remake and Beyond Good and Evil 2 caught most people by surprise. Als Mario and Rabbids? Who figured that would actually be awesome? But everything else was pretty much expected. God of War, Crackdown 3, Days Gone, Horizon DLC, Call of…

Erich Mrak’s Single “With You” Popularizes Sentimental Hip Hop

Erich Mrak’s Single “With You” Popularizes Sentimental Hip Hop

Twenty-one-year-old Erich Mrak has been writing lyrics and music since he was seven years old. His new single “With You” is an excellent mix between modern day hip hop and soft pop. The Toronto based chill-hop producer lovingly blends rap and saccharine bubble gum pop resulting in a relaxing fusion of musical unification. “With You” involves digitally made instrumentals encasing a voice of adolescent hesitance, and is probably meant to be played in a high school kid’s coupe or college dorm room. Coming from the mind of a young musician,…

Dark Model’s Action-Adventure Infused Saga

Dark Model’s Action-Adventure Infused Saga

Tatsuya Oe’s newest project Dark Model is fierce artistry. His fresh enterprise seamlessly incorporates electronically infused orchestral strings with throat resonating beats. For those out of the loop, Tatsuya Oe is known for his movie and video game scores, numerous accolades in the music business, and collaborations with other worldwide mainstream artists throughout his impressive twenty-year career. Tatsuya Oe’s Dark Model willingly gives listeners a straight look into his intellectual madness, celebrated in the form of bombastic strings and heroic chanting. Saga, the current album in review, easily sits at…

Microsoft And Sony Getting Along During E3 2017

Microsoft And Sony Getting Along During E3 2017

E3 2017 is well under way. With announcements for the past three days, there’s something for everyone. Microsoft and Sony have a yearly battle to win over the hearts and minds of gamers. This year however, it seems they don’t want us to fight! Check out the loving tweets between the two UK divisions of Xbox and PlayStation below. We here at Nerdopotamus are mostly machine agnostic, so this makes us very happy. Have a great E3 everyone. SOURCE: Reddit