New Single from GOLD COAST “Free” Released!

Check out the new single “Free” from Gold Coast below. Their new album “The Time Is Took Us To Build” will be released later this month on the 28th.

These guys are seriously one of the most talented and hardest working independent band I know.

Make sure to like their FaceBook page at: to keep up to date one with them!

Noise Maker Profile: Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood is an alt rock band from West Palm Beach, Florida and is made up of:
John Paul Pitts (lead vocals/guitar)
Thomas Fekete (guitar/backing vocals)
Kevin Williams(bass guitar/backing vocals)
and Tyler Schwarz (drums).

Founding members John Paul Pitts and Tyler Schwarz started playing music together in Orlando, Florida.They met Thomas Fekete in Miami and the group was formed.

In March 2010, playing songs from their debut album Astro Coast, Surfer Blood made quite a splash at the SXSW NPR music party (and returned to SXSW in 2011).

I discovered Surfer Blood from NPRs All Songs Considered SXSW 2013 preview podcast. After hearing Demon dance a few times I was hooked.

On October 25th, 2011 Surfer Blood released the Tarot Classics EP on Kanine Records. The EP’s first single “Miranda” debuted on Pitchfork

on August 30th, 2011 and “I’m Not Ready” was named NPR’s Song of the Day on December 8th, 2011.

The band opened for the Pixies during their Doolittle Lost Cities Tour in 2011. The tour came about after Pitts met the Pixies in an airport in New Zealand and they said they were already familiar with Surfer Blood’s music. Surfer Blood performed a cover of their song “Gigantic” for the AV Club’s music-video series “AV Undercover”.

In May 2012 the band confirmed via their Twitter account that they were moving to California on May 12th 2012 to record their second album.

Surfer Blood will release Pythons on 6-11-2013.

My Thoughts On The Band Train

Back in 1998, when Train released their debut album Train it was way different than the pop driven music they are releasing now.

I believe at the time my family was a subscriber to BMG Music Club, The idea behind music subscription services was that you would pay a monthly flat fee and have music automatically sent to you on a monthly basis without you having to lift a finger. In addition you could choose other non featured CDs and have them sent to your house also. This second feature cost extra but it was the convenience factor that drove this service. Back to the subject at hand Train. I received Train’s debut album using this service. This was one of those albums you could actually press play and sit back and enjoy every single song that came through your speakers! This is a rarity that we are seeing less and less of these days.

Listen to Train by Train on Spotify:


With just enough edge to it and great songwriting Train entertained me so much that when time for 2000’s Drops Of Jupiter was released I had to have it as soon as it was released. This album proved to be great musicianship but less edge to it, moving more towards the pop feel and less rock feel that I really enjoyed of their first album. This ended up being the last Train album I purchased.

Listen to Drops Of Jupiter by Train on Spotify:


2003’s My Private Nation brought radio single “Calling All Angels” which is an ok song but doesn’t match the sound at all of the bands origins.

Listen to Calling All Angels by Train on Spotify:


Several years went by and in 2007 Pat Monahan lead singer for Train released a solo album with the single “Her Eyes” which I enjoyed and was glad that the name Train wasn’t used to release this.

Listen to Her Eyes by Pat Monahan on Spotify:

Train took the rest of the first decade of 2000s off but came back in 2010 with Save Me, San Francisco featuring the single “Hey Soul Sister”. That song blew up and was everywhere and I hated how the sound changed.

Listen to Hey, Soul Sister by Train on Spotify:


I do realize that every band much change their sound to stay fresh and new but I really cannot stand the progression from the edgy alt rock sound to the pop over processed sounds that we hear today from Train. The final straw has been pulled with 2012’s release California 37 featuring the single ” 50 Ways To Say Goodbye” which in opinion is a total rip off of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom Of The Opera”. The first time I heard the track I could not place how I had already heard this song but knew it wasn’t a “cover” and wasn’t original in nature.

Listen to 50 Ways To Say Goodbye by Train on Spotify:


Listen to The Phantom of the Opera – Single Album Version by Andrew Lloyd Webber on Spotify:


What are your thoughts? Thanks for reading my rant! I have wanted to share my thoughts on this for several years but with the release of ” 50 Ways To Say Goodbye” I could no longer stay quiet.

Noise Maker Profile- Imagine Dragons

This is the First of something I would like to call Noise Makers Profile. This edition is all about the up and coming buzz band-Imagine Dragons. this four piece indie band who call  Las Vegas, Nevada home had found its way into my ears thanks to a co-worker. The first listen was on a cell phone one morning after a long night at work, I was pretty tired but it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t really seek anymore information or music for about a week-until I was streaming a radio in Texas on IHeartRadio and they introduced Imagine Dragons, and My ears perked; HEY I know that name!!!
2012 has been great so far for this band with the release of their third EP- Continued Silence, produced by Grammy winning producer Alex da Kid (Eminem, Rihanna) who noticed the great songwriting of the group. Their first full length album is due out in September.

Name: Imagine Dragons
Origin: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Genres: Alternative rock, indie rock
Years active: 2008–present
Labels: Interscope Records/KIDinaKORNER

Current Members
Dan Reynolds
D Wayne Sermon
Ben McKee
Daniel Platzman
Past members
Brittany Tolman
Andrew Tolman
Night Visions (September 4, 2012)
Imagine Dragons (2009)
Hell and Silence (2010)
It’s Time (2011)
Continued Silence (2012)
The band us currently in the running for Best Rock Video 2012 for the song “It’s Time”

I am falling behind….

It has been awhile since I have posted a blog. I hope you guys have been doing ok! I have started working a second job a few days a week so all the extra time I get a few hours shut eye has been appreciated.

Fun. Some Nights

Besides the fact that “pop” radio-aka the corporate rehashing of the same ten songs; have been non stop playing the hit ” We Are Young” by Fun. I have really enjoyed this album even thou I just purchased it this last weekend. This album flows well and there is not a bad song on it, In my opinion. I would pair this with the likes of Foster The People and Gotye. Semi Electronic with some horns, which seems to be the norm for most of the 2012 releases. All those jocks that were picking on Band nerds back in High School are probably loving every minute of it… I know that I have enjoyed the return of these non traditional instruments into popular music.

The O Music Awards

In less than 24 hours the Third annual “The O Awards” will begin. Offbeat, Outrageous, Online: The O Music Awards, not your traditional awards show; is an awards show presented by Viacom to honor music, technology and intersection between the two also every year they have try to break some kind of Guinness Book of World Records

During with the inaugural O Music Awards in Las Vegas in April of 2011, rapper Chiddy of Chiddy Bang earned the Guinness World Records titles for the Longest Freestyle Rap and the Longest Marathon Rapping record after rapping for 9 hours, 16 minutes and 22 seconds.

For the second O Music Awards A group of 13 dancers assembled at The Roxy, in LA on Halloween Eve to take on this epic attempt of : Longest Team Dance Marathon. Twenty-four hours later, all 13 were still standing and seized the record.

This year is no Different, The Flaming Lips are attempting to beat Jay Z’s current record of the most Concerts in 24 hours (multiple city). There is no beef with the Rapper/Producer, just an attempt at a record.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends

One day after The Flaming Lips release their Record Store Day release (The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends) onto CD (Originally only available on limited quantity vinyl) , they will assemble with many of the collaborators on the album for this record attempt.

How can you watch the show? Head over to Http://WWW.OMusicAwards.Com Tomorrow at 7:30PM ET.


Its been great to have time to write this for you guys tonight, It’s time for me to wrap this up and get ready for work. Since Summer has officially started I wanted to do a blog on your Favorite Summer time songs or songs that remind you of some summer memory… you can tweet me—@SonicDishes or email: