Skip to main content

Rock/Jazz/Pop Fusion: Sundogs - Legends In Their Own Minds (Independent / 5 March 2019)

Rock/Jazz/Pop Fusion
Sundogs - Legends In Their Own Minds
(Independent / 5 March 2019)

Stream the Album from their Website

Jazz rock fusion mixes with thoughtful poetry on this interesting release by Seattle based Sundogs on their latest studio recording. It's an album that looks back to the golden era of guitar pop-rock and fusion with ear worm hooks and a genuine groove.

Fallen Hero epitomizes their distinctive sound. At first, you assume that the rock heavy rhythm section and guitars mean a strictly classic rock approach. But, then it veers into a piano solo, with jazzy rhythms and chord changes. On top of it, a clear tenor sings in a melodic mode.

Growly vintage guitars are a signature sound for the group, mixed with a variety of influences. In Snowman, a jazzier rhythm and melody weave in and out of an edgier voice (which is whose is not clear with both Stan Snow and Jed Moffitt on vocal duty on the release).

On Johnny, Snow's guitar work is prominent in more of a country rock mode. The stylistic variation keeps it interesting, with tasteful musicianship that results in the nicely loose, organic sound of musicians who know each other well. The lyrics focus on storytelling. From the piano-driven ballad Land of Broken Dreams,

The halcyon days of platinum and vinyl;
You could lay down your dollars and be part of a rock star's dream.
You'd thumb through the pictures of the princes
Who rose to the top of the rarefied air in this pyramid scheme...

Did It Really Happen

This is the second release for the veteran Seattle studio musicians, and will be a video album, with three videos released so far.

Track List:
1. Fallen Hero
2. Snowman
3. Johnny
4. Castle
5. Hope
6. Alive Tonight
7. Already Gone
8. Land of Broken Dreams
9. Did It Really Happen
10. Intro
11. Sahara
12. End of The World

Stan Snow: Songwriter, Producer, Vocals and Guitars, etc...
Jed Moffitt: Songwriter, Co-Producer, Vocals and Keyboards

Fallen Hero


Popular posts from this blog

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …