Monks of Mellonwah – AG173

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Monks of Mellonwah

Monks of Mellonwah Ghost Stories EP album art

How this band showed up in the Audio Gumshoe file stack is a mystery to me. They are well known the world over. They have won awards (‘International Rock Artist Of The Year’ at the Los Angeles Music Awards, 2012 and ‘Best Indie RockBand’ at the Artists In Music Awards, 2012) and they have appeared on broadcasts, web sites and podcasts for quite some time.

Something must be hiding in this band’s existence that has caused to us to miss something significant. Is it that they recently worked with producer Keith Olson (Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, Heart, Joe Walsh)? No, that’s readily available information. Are we missing something about their diligence in working toward worldwide acceptance? No, they’ve recently signed with A&R Worldwide (Coldplay, Muse, Adele). That information is readily available, as well.

I leave it to you to follow the links in this page to find out more about this band. After listening, I believe that you’ll find that they create good, solid, well-produced music that will leave you to wanting to hear more. Be cautious, though. They may have a dark side. The song titles played in today’s episode hint to something a bit more sinister.

Enjoy the show — and don’t forget to talk up the Monks of Mellonwah on your social profiles. They’ll love knowing that you’re talking about them.

Songs Played

– Ghost Stories
– Afraid to Die
– Alive for a Minute

Band Links

Monks of Mellonwah
MOM at Facebook
MOM at Twitter

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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The Non-Domestiks – AG171

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The Non-Domestiks

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When the client doesn’t seem to know what sound they are looking to find, it makes this gumshoe’s work a bit more difficult. I had been asked to locate a band that sounded like “early 70’s ballad pop in the likes of the Carpenters and Elton John, combined with a hint of art and prog rock with classical influences similar to the Moody Blues and Renaissance, then throw in some Lou Reed, Bowie and Rundgren for a little edge.” Yeah, sure.

So, with a little digging I was able to locate a duo in the Philadelphia area called The Non-Domestiks. Apparently, these two women don’t spend much time in the home or in the office. They are busy playing multiple instruments and recording tracks for their albums. Both Rosalba Gallo and Katrina Wylie have the ability to play keyboard, guitar and bass. It seems that Rosalba focuses on playing lead guitar, as well as bass and drums. Her musical partner, Katrina, plays keys and woodwinds, not limited to saxophone, clarinet and bassoon.

They’ve recently released an album called September Monday. In my research, I discovered that they named it this way after reading a news article about the frequency of suicides on Mondays in the month of September. Youch. I’d be cautious about the lyrics in these tracks, just to be safe.

I have to admit, I dig the sound these two are dishing out. Be sure to talk about them on your social media profiles, such as Twitter and Facebook. It will raise their egos and also let them know that you’ve been to the office to dig through my files. You never know what you’ll find in that heap o’ manila folders on my desk.

Songs Played

– Is There No One
– How Does It Feel
– If I Had a Wish

Band Links

The Non-Domestiks
The Non-Domestiks at Facebook
Tne Non-Domestiks at ReverbNation

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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Recalling Love in the Here and Now – Audio Gumshoe 164

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Recalling Love in the Here and Now

calendar image with heart

Original image created by findingthenow at Flickr.com. http://www.flickr.com/photos/-karens-/ Creative Commons by-nc-sa 2.0

It seems that the lyrics and titles of songs begin to create a greater theme when I’m putting these shows together. As I listen to each of the artists’ submission, I begin to realize an overall picture or thought. Today, it is that love can be brutal. We remember it, we want to dismiss it, we want to find it again, we fear it, and yet we hope to make it last. If you like what you hear in today’s show — or perhaps don’t — please leave me your thoughts/feedback by clicking the “Send Voicemail” tab on the right hand side of the page — or by visiting the voicemail page. You can also submit your comments using the form on the contact page.

Artists and Songs Played

Artist: FrodoCPU
Song: Drop of Love

Artist: Damion Taylor
Song: Fear of Love

Artist: Ghostrain
Song: I Recall

Artist: T.S. Idiot
Song: I’m Not Here

Artist: Grownup Avenger Stuff
Song: Now

Artist: Jeff Campbell
Song: Shut Your Mouth

Artist: Jenny Katz
Song: Ernst

Artist: Craymo
Song: Moment

Artist: J.J. Crowne
Song: Another Day of Love

Artist: California Death Rays
Song: California Death Rays

Thanks to findingthenow for the use of the image “Tomorrow – 103/365” from Flickr. It is used by permission under a Creative Commons license.

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Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
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CoolHunter – AG PT2

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Audio Gumshoe Pinched Tracks

Pinch [pinch] -verb Slang
a. to catch
b. to arrest
Specifically as seen in film noir featuring gumshoe detectives.

Audio Gumshoe Pinched Tracks are songs that have been submitted to the show by artists hoping for play to potential new fans. Often, these artists don’t submit enough material to be featured artists. Their songs are still good, though, and worthy of playing at Audio Gumshoe. If you like these, please visit the artist links to find out more — and to purchase their music if it is available.

CoolHunter

CoolHunter band promo imageCoolHunter is a pop alternative band from Slovakia. Rain is a featured track from their CD “Deborah”.
It is a pop-alternative ballad dedicated to all soldiers who died in senseless wars. CoolHunter says that the song is dedicated to all wives and children who must grow without their husband or father.

Song Played

– Rain

Artist Links

CoolHunter at:
Official Site
Myspace
Facebook

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook
Audio Gumshoe on MySpace

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JP Corwyn – Audio Gumshoe 141

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Songs Played

– Dire
– Find Myself
– That Sensation
– Rain

“JP Corwyn isn’t quite “Stevie Wonder blind”, or “Ronnie Milsap blind”. But then, those icons would have made music regardless of what their eyes were capable of. Maybe they did it a little better than those who can see; maybe their intuition is stronger and their sense of the click-click-clicking of the world around them is more keen. JP Corwyn makes excellent music, of which you should really be aware, without his eyes, and with his hands, and with his mouth, and with his mind, and his hips, and his spine, and his legs and fingers and toes and nerves.”

JP Corwyn Profile PhotoLately I’ve found myself more discerning and much more critical of the submissions to Audio Gumshoe. I wasn’t sure why, but I think it was because I was looking for something with a bit more “edge”; maybe something with more grit or punch. I needed to kick it up a bit.

As I delved into the many songs that had arrived in my drop box I kept finding music that didn’t satisfy this quest. Then, as I looked at the many suggestions provided by Sara and Christine at Ariel Publicity, I found it. I found the music of JP Corwyn.

From his site:

“How could you be so blind? You haven’t heard of JP Corwyn? You haven’t seen him live? You haven’t heard his music? How embarrassing for you. Really, though. It’s ok. You’re in the right place. For JP, the rationale for the blind jokes is, well, reasonable. He is legally blind. Born with a degenerative condition, he has been legally blind since birth, with the shades pulling ever tighter throughout his as-yet-brief-but-potent life. This makes his genre tag of Blind Indie Rock make more sense. Otherwise, he’d just be sort of pretentious and snarky, but not in the fun depraved sit-com way. Corwyn’s vocal-driven indie rock style is infectious, reminiscent of Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips co-writing songs with Angie Aparo that get snatched by Adam Levine of Maroon 5, with occasional stomps into Creed and Pearl Jam-esque electric anthem territory.”

Album Cover Image for In Plain SightIt is apparent that JP has a great sense of humor — or at least acceptance of a life that could have taken him down other roads. Through it all, though, he has produced an EP and two full albums, including “In Plain Sight“. The latest, The White Cane Conspiracy” will be released in January 2011. Working with multi-platinum producer Michael Seifert, he has grounded his sound more firmly on the acoustic side of indie rock. It has, as mentioned on his profile, “affirmed the great maturity of [his] songwriting.”

I think you’ll dig the sounds of JP Corwyn. Give the show a listen, sample the four tracks featured, then find yourself at any of the links below to purchase more of his music. Show the love and I’m sure that JP will continue to give us more great tracks.

Get the Music

JP Corwyn: In Plain Sight

Artist Links

JP Corwyn Web Site
JP Corwyn at Facebook
JP Corwyn at Twitter
JP Corwyn at MySpace
JP Corwyn at iLike
JP Corwyn at Last.fm
JP Corwyn at ReverbNation
JP Corwyn at YouTube

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook
Audio Gumshoe on MySpace

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