Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Release The Panic: The Night Beat Winter Preview

I know, I'm a little late. Still, with the entire industry in hiatus in December, these things tend to happen. Not surprisingly, the first two quarters of the Platinum Vinyl Award eligibility year tend to be kind of light. Not to worry, we'll be swamped in the second half.

We begin with the rest of January. Newreleasetuesday has been previewing the recent album Limitless by Melbourne, Australia based Planetshakers, and I thought it was very impressive with a blend of Worship, Rock, Dance and Techno. I gave it 4.75 Emeralds. Check it out.

January concludes with two albums to watch. Staying in Worship, Auckland, New Zealand based The Ember Days brings their unique alt-worship sound to us once again with More Than You Think. I think the band knows we underestimate them. Based on past results with Emergency, this album should rock.

Speaking of Rock, January also closes out with the Fiction Family Reunion, a side project from Jon Foreman of Switchfoot.

February is the month of Valentines and love, and the Color of Love is RED. The Melodic Hard Rockers tell us to Release the Panic, and I think that you should. Though if Red isn't your color, maybe you should try The Letter Black. Their long awaited Sophmore release is entitled Rebuild. On the Dance front, we finally get to hear the long long long awaited release from Plumb Need You Now.

Nothing Says Loud Like Audio Adrenaline. Kevin Max joins the reformed band for its re-inaugural release Kings and Queens this March to close out winter.

That concludes our Winter Preview. Check out the Preview of Terra, Terra, Terra this week at AOL Music. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.