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Bandcamp Recommendations – 5/3/2012

The Heavy Eyes are back with a 2 track demo from their winter recording sessions. It’s only 2 songs (thus the “2”) but they already shows signs of a refined sound. Excellent music as always!


Bandcamp Recommendations – 4/26/2012

Colornoise is a noise rock duo formed by Sonya Carmona (Lead vocals, guitar) and Alison Alvarado (Drums, vocals). The style of the band is strongly marked by genres such as stoner rock, grunge, garage and post punk.
The project started in 2009 when the girls created a couple of songs in jamming sessions that they enjoyed playing for friends. Being only two, they decide to make their first album.


Bandcamp Recommendations 4/19/2012

First up, Electric Taurus. The band sound is strongly influenced by the ’60 and ’70 Rock Blues Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Grand Funk Railroad, Cactus, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Leafhound, Primevil, Buffalo, Blue Oyster Cult, May Blitz, Pentagram, UFO, Kyuss, Sleep,Trouble, Electric Wizard, Clutch, Down, Spiritual Beggars, Otis. Producing an heavy blues sound that include heavy grooves and fat riffs and leaves space for improvisation on stage.

They have 3 songs available but need to be downloaded separately.


Bandcamp Recommendations 4/12/2012

The Next Hundred Years is a band from Vancouver Canada. They play an interesting blend of hard rock citing influences such as Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. Their sound is not desert rock though. Perhaps a heavier Queens though. Very good and highly recommended.


Bandcamp Recommendations 4/5/2012

Grip of Delusion Radio has been the home for The Soda Shop Podcast since this past October. April 1st was the first birthday of the station and to celebrate, a free comp album was released. The album is massive. 100+ bands submitted tracks to be included. Well over 11 hours.


Bandcamp Recommendations 3/29/2012

Here’s a band from Australia called Hydromedusa. They play hardcore sludgy, stoner rock. It’s very fast and aggressive. Lots of great riffs galore too.


Bandcamp Recommendations 3/22/2012

Released a few days ago is the new album by Ice Dragon. The album, Tome of the Future Ancients, is a doomy sludge fest. Grab this one. It’s epic.


Bandcamp Recommendations 3/15/2012

Grave Disgrace is a heavy doom metal band from Russia with a lot of 70s doom metal, ala Sabbath, Trouble, Pentagram influence. This is one track (there is one other as well) that is just shy of 10 minutes long. It’s heavy and down tuned just to your liking.


Bandcamp Recommendations 3/8/2012

“Temples is a musical journey to the edges of the world, the dreamworld, the subconscious, life, existence, oblivion, sensitory control, concentration, reflection, enlightenment of the conscious and the realization of self.”

Temples are a heavy psych band with some pretty wicked tripped out tunes.


Bandcamp Recommendations 3/01/2012

PALO VERDE is a highly improvisational all-female, metal/sludge/noise duo from Portland OR. The band initially formed as experimental double-drum duo called Stick-It-In but evolved into the current improvisational guitar/drums incarnation. Since 2006, they have performed extensively in the Northwest and throughout the U.S., sharing the stage with bands such as Jucifer, Thrones, Black Elk, Japanther, and Kusikia. Drummer Lauren K also plays guitar in the blistering LKN.

RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE: Black Sabbath, Shellac, Jucifer.


Bandcamp Recommendations 2/23/2012

There’s a cemetery in the south suburbs of Chicago called Bachelor’s Grove. It’s rumored to be haunted. Over the years many people have gone to the cemetery in search for such ghosts, myself included. Most chicken out at the gate, others do not. This isn’t  a haunted ghost story, this is about music. The band (whom I’m sure took their name from the cemetery) is from Chicago and play mellowed out, blues based stoner rock.


Bandcamp Recommendations 2/16/2012

Thanks goes out to A Distant Rumble for some of these recommendations. As usual, everything is free, no strings attached. Support the band in any which way you deem necessary.

Old Man Lizard are a sludge rock band from the UK that play a mix of sludge metal and stoner rock with some bluesy elements. Their self titled album is available for our consumption. Go. Go get it now.


Bandcamp Recommendations 2/09/2012

Here we go again.

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the great music site Exploding in Sound. No? Well here’s your chance to get acquainted. The site is run by Dan Goldin, the man knows his shit too. He puts together some great comp albums. This one is his latest.


Bandcamp Recommendations 2/2/2012

let’s get right to it shall we?

J / Q pronounced (jā kyo͞o) [the slash is silent]. Hard rock from Boston. Simple, straight up, and worthy of your download.


Bandcamp Rcommendations 1/26/2012

Is it Thursday already? Yes, in fact, it’s the LAST Thursday this month. The month flew by pretty quickly. I’m going to stop beating around the bush. All FREE music. Support, support, support and support. If you like what you hear, give back in any way you can. Hell even a “like” on their Facebook page and telling all your friends works when all else fails. Anyways, the music, there are a few instrumentals this week. Lets give the vocalists some rest shall we?

Bear Baiting is the brainchild of bassists Matt Boylan (Cuneiform) and Dennis Valles (Helen 55). The two met at a mutual friend’s show and discussed a 2 bass project. Shortly after, the two got together and started writing material. Valles decided to program all the drums, and take a more DIY approach, tracking and mixing everything. We’re proud of our experiment, and hope you enjoy as well.Bear Baiting play instrumental post rock and shoegaze blend of music. Very interesting and very good stuff indeed.


Bandcamp Recommendations 1/19/2011

Another week, more free music. This one has a little something for everyone from blues, to punk, to stoner to sludge. You know what to do.

EVIL COSMONAUT is an energetic amped-up garage-power-rock band with strong blues, boogie, classic hard rock, doom and stoner metal influences.


Bandcamp Recommendations 1/12/2012

Welcome to yet another great Bandcamp Recommendations feature. There’s some more choice albums here today. Lots to keep you busy. Remember, you like, you buy or support the band in any other way possible.

Featuring current and former members of American Heritage and Blood of the Tyrant, Heaving Mass skillfully blends its earth- shaking metal riffery with a keen sense of rhythm, resulting in songs that can trot along deftly at quick tempos while still carrying enough weight and gravity to satisfy the most doom-obsessed of listeners.


Bandcamp Recommendations 1/5/2012

Welcome to the first Bandcamp Recommendations of 2012. Welcome. I hope your Christmas and New Years were nice, fun and safe. Now, onto the music. As always, everything is free. Some straight up free, others name your price. Please support the bands in anyway possible. Hell, even sharing this article and/or the bands music through your own social circles helps spread th word which is good the for the bands.

Band biographies are pointless piles of self-indulgent garbage. Therefore, the members of the Satanic Rock & Roll combo known as YOU HANDSOME DEVIL have chosen to say absolutely nothing about their extraordinarily spectacular band and how great it is. If you like it, turn it up. If you hate it, go to Hell. Either way you’ll be listening to YOU HANDSOME DEVIL.


Bandcamp Recommendations 12/22/2011

Merry Christmas to everyone out there and Happy Holidays to everyone else. This will be the last Bandcamp Recommendation feature for 2011. I’ll be taking a 2 week break from the feature to focus on other things within and outside of The Soda Shop.

It’s been a great year for the feature. To much music has been released and certainly not enough time to soak it all in. Well you know the drill by now. Listen, download for FREE and but what and when you can from the bands.

From Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom comes the progressive psychedelic sound that is Electric Sorcery.This electrifying power trio brings together three of the best known original musicians in the NEK, Derek Campbell, on vocals and guitar, Luke Laplant on the electric wind instrument and PJ Davidian on the drums.Like Frank Zappa, you’ll love these guys. They have some of the weirdest, coolest progressive psychedelic rock I’ve heard in a long time.


Bandcamp Recommendations 12/15/2011

I may take a break for the next two weeks from this. I haven’t decided yet. For now though, here’s this weeks finds.

Found this via Chybucca Sounds:

Sauntering in from the West Coast, The Rattlesnake Aces’ first, full-length release, is close to being the perfect debut: killer hooks delivered with chest-beating swagger.

Featuring members of: Unwritten Law and Agent 51, this San Diego quintet’s ‘Wreck’n’Roll’ formula is taking the much-recycled, riff-and-raunch fanfare of old, and rebranding it with renewed vigour and purpose. From the ZZ-Top-tinged, ‘Outlaw Girl: You’re Super Band’ ‘(‘Sleeping Bag’, anyone?), to the rustic, neo-psychedelia-tinged stomp of ‘Astral Dogs’…… (full review here)


Bandcamp Recommendations – 12/08/2011

Weekly Bandcamp Recommendations. Blah, you know what to do. Thanks to Distant Rumble for leading me to a few of these.

Formed in the mouth of a Buffalo late last year, coming to a mouth near you soon. Their influeneces rangre from Blue Cheer, Black Flag, Eddie Cochrane, Hasil Adkins, Hot Lunch, Shannon and the Clams, Glitter Wizard, Cosmonauts, Mean Jeans, Wooden Shjips, Grass Widow, tons more bands from the bayy.

Bandcamp Recommendations 12/01/2011

Well it’s December 1st. One more full month to go until 2012. It’s been a pretty productive year so far and next year looks to be even more so. The Bandcamp Recommendations has really grown and will continue to do so. That said, here is this weeks recommendations. All free of course but support the bands that you like in any way that you can.

To shed all the illusory rights & hesitations of history demands the economy of some legendary Stone Age–shamans not priests, bards not lords, hunters not police, gatherers of paleolithic laziness, gentle as blood, going naked for a sign or painted as birds, poised on the wave of explicit presence, the clockless nowever.With that said, I present to you, The Heavy Hills. Their album The Heavy Hills Roll is a tripped out psychedelic masterpiece. Their sound is vary similar to The Black Angels only a little less vocals.


Bandcamp Recommendations 11/24/2011

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there today for everyone who celebrates. For those who don’t, I hope your day is just as enjoyable. Lots of good stuff available today. All free of course but you should support the band whenever possible.

Gravel Guts have been featured here before. This past spring they released their latest album, Volume 3. Here it is some fine straight up rock and roll for your enjoyment.


Bandcamp Recommendations 11/17/2011

Bandcamp recommendations. Here they are. as always, free for your pleasure. Make sure you support the bands if you like what they have to offer!

To start things off lets go with a stoner metal band with tons of hardcore/sludgy overtones. The band is Tank Destroyer and the album is Head of the Demon.