The First New Album in Ten Years, Puddle of Mud Drops New Album “Welcome to Galvania”

 

We know that we mainly cover electronic music on this platform, but we have to support our one of our favorite rock bands from our home area. This morning we were treated to a sweet surprise in our Spotify recs from a blast from the past, Puddle of Mudd. The band finally dropped a brand new album, Welcome to Galvania, after a ten-year new music hiatus. Originally formed back in 1991, Mudd’s first official release wasn’t until 1994 with their Stuck EP, produced by the band themselves. They didn’t receive any significant notoriety until the release of Come Clean in 2001, where the album sold over 5 million copies. After 2009 Puddle Of Mudd continued to tour but haven’t released any new music…until now.

Can we just say that this is a beautiful time for rock and metal music? Let’s look at this, within two months we have new albums from Tool, Puddle Of Mudd, Slipknot, and Korn! Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin provides a wide range of performances throughout the album, sticking to the classic Puddle of Mudd sound we know and love to a slightly hopeful and introspective alt-rock we haven’t seen much before now. We knew after hearing the first single “Uh-Oh” that we were going to love this album and it may join the few other albums that we can listen to completely without skipping. Welcome to Galvania was a pleasant surprise overall, and we can’t wait to catch Puddle Of Mudd on tour one more time.

Make sure you check out “Welcome to Galvania” on Spotify!

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Ambient Instrumentalist FerrariLover Teases New Soundscape With Single “Endless Seconds”

While trends and genres ebb and flow in the popular scene, but the solo instrumental guitarist is a definite mainstay. finishing off our journey we have the brand new single “Endless Seconds” from guitarist Nica Wyland. Better known as FerrariLover, Wyland is an amazing multi-instrumentalist that has been busy exploring the finer recesses of modern ambient guitar work through more in-depth compositions. Originally a San Diego native, Wyland has traveled all over the world in order to expand her mind and sound through inspirations from French, Italian, and Eastern cultures. Wyland has always been a child of music, easily being lost in the world of MTV during the 1980s.

While her debut album was mainly improvisational and recorded in only a single take, Wyland has taken much more time with each composition. This time around both her mind and studio have expanded, allowing Wyland more time to dwell and explore the ambient soundscape. Wyland’s style is one of “savoir-faire”, idyllic of surrealist images in the artist’s mind, much like the idea behind new wave cinema.

If you have have been following us for some time now, you know that we are absolutely in love with ambient and surreal sounds. Wyland’s guitar work teeters on the edge of the avant-garde, quietly haunting us while at the same time entrancing us with its pure beauty. With this skill level, we need FerrariLover scoring the biggest science fiction blockbusters of the year as we are encapsulated by this cosmic essence. Since “Endless Seconds” is just the latest single from FerrariLover’s new album Exotic Legend, we have successfully been teased and bitten down hard on the bait. We can’t wait to hear the rest of FerrariLover’s atmospheric adventure.

Make sure you check out the music video for “Endless Seconds” on YouTube or just the audio over on SoundCloud and BandCamp!

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Canadian Rocker Skye Wallace Drops Self-Titled Canadiana Album, Highlighting How Women Rock

We don’t often hear modern rock music quite like this. This time we are heading on up to our great northern neighbor for a brand new self-titled album from Canadian recording artist Skye Wallace. Wallace has spent her life traveling throughout the Great White North, picking up bits and pieces from every spot she broke ground upon. Due to this, the easiest way to describe this album embodies Canada as a whole an appropriate dose of Canadiana that we all need. Skye Wallace could have been a much different kind of musician if she didn’t discover punk in her teens and wrote music that excited us. Canadian Joan Jett anyone?

When asked about the album:

“This album is the sound I’ve been after, actualized. As an artist I hope to always be growing, but the sound that Devon Lougheed and I found on this record is something that I am deeply proud of and excited to share. The decision to have a self-titled album was a testament to that excitement and sense of achievement.  This album is loud and charged and emotional. The stories that inspired the album were given life; their presence behind each song breathed heart and soul and fire into the album as a whole. I’m thrilled to let this little baby out into the world.” – Skye Wallace

Can we just say that we love this Skye Wallace album in its entirety? The album thrives due to Wallace’s lyrical and vocal prowess, expressing folk themes and bouts of Canadian history. The album moves its way through the rock genres, from folk and ballads to grungy rock, Wallace can slay them all. If you only have time for one track, check out the album’s opening track “Death of Me”. On the more punk and grunge side of the musical spectrum, “Death of Me” transports us back to the late 90’s and early 00’s for a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The track feels like Florence and the Machine clashed with the Runaways and Nirvana, yet we couldn’t be happier. Skye Wallace needs to be on everyone’s radar, as she proves that women rockers are supreme.

Want to check out Skye Wallace on tour? Check these tour dates for a performance at a venue near you.

Tour Dates:
06.15 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s *
06.20 – Oshawa, ON @ Oshawa Music Hall *
06.21 – Windsor, ON @ GBCB
06.22 – Ottawa, ON @ Live! On Elgin
07.05 – Burnstown, ON @ Neat Cafe
07.09 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
07.11 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede
07.13 – Richards Landing, St Joseph Island, ON @ Go North Festival
08.09 – Brampton, ON @ Garden Square
08.10 – Blue Mountain, ON @ Mountainside Music Series
08.17 – Elora, ON @ Riverfest
08.31- 09.01 – Bala, ON @ Kee to Bala #

Make sure you check out “Death of Me” on Spotify, as well as live on YouTube!

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