Echo & the Bunnymen MP3 Cassette from Concert Live

It isn’t often that I get a truly unique and exciting piece of band merch. I admit this one is everything I love in one perfect package: Echo and The Bunnymen Cassette Mp3 Player Pre-Order – Release date 08/06/2016 Echo and the Bunnymen fans! Get your hands on this limited Read more…

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Copyright 2016 Liane Chan

AXS Contributions: Anime Expo, XTC top 10, SVIIB

Sometime last month, I received an email from Examiner about AXS needing a live entertainment writer – so I applied and become an AXS contributor! My most recent article was a “Performer Profile” on Anime Expo, though more like a brief history and explanation of recent AX attendance and the 25th anniversary. One of my most Read more…

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Album Review: Himmel “A Long Cold Winter”

Debut album by Himmel “A Long Cold Winter” (Long Gone Days Records) is an impressive collection of dreamy sounding instrumentals and collaborations with different vocalists. The first single “Reverie” features operatic vocals of Aurora Sebastiani, which lifts the track to majestic heights over rolling layers of guitar and synths. “Promises” is a Read more…

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Sounds of Sputnik – New Born Feat. Ummagma

I was recently notified of this excellent new release by Sounds of Sputnik, which features Ummagma – a very talented band whose great music has been featured on this blog before. Ummagma are also good people who provide encouragement for other artists. The album came out on August 25th, and the excellent Read more…

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Copyright 2014 Liane Chan

Macatier – The Outside World EP

I was pretty excited when I first heard this ‘upbeat acoustic’ EP by a young London based musician Dan Brown, who goes by Macatier when performing. The single “Dopamine” reminded me of a stripped down Wonder Stuff (just acoustic guitars, with a slight snarl on the vocals). “Collision” is a Read more…

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New Design + more free music!

As much as I like the MyLovely theme by mythem.es, I really wanted some more features that would make this blog more interesting and customizable. I’ve decided (for now) to go with a cool feature packed free theme called Tempera by CryoutCreations, which has a really easy to use backend with Read more…

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Copyright 2013 Liane Chan

Free music from Adult Swim and Williams Street Records

Years ago, I posted about a free download from Adult Swim called Warm & Scratchy. Going back through old posts, I learned that they are still putting out free music to download (though that album is long gone). Here’s a couple examples: Ghostly Swim featuring artists from the Ghostly International Read more…

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Ummagma single: “Rotation / Live and Let Die” (Emerald & Doreen Records)

I occasionally get bands (or PR people) contacting me about listening to and/or reviewing them, sometimes the emails just get lost in the pile of ads and newsletters I subscribe to (or my websites get messed up somehow and I need to spend days figuring out what happened). Since I Read more…

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The Little Ones – Morning Tide (Chop Shop)

The debut album by Los Angeles-based indie pop band The Little Ones is chockfull of happy melodies and upbeat harmonies. The opening title track is a good example of the poppiness of the album, offering an infectious beat and catchy chorus. The lyrics about the morning tide rising and falling Read more…

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Copyright 2008 Liane Chan
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