Life Of A Spuckle

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Swear - The Sleep Inside

The Swear - Every Trick's A Good OneSome cracking rock for you today from Atlanta's The Swear. The band are writer/guitarist Elizabeth Elkins, guitarist/writer Jeremy Zamora, bassist Kevin Williams and drummer Kent Aberle. Together they create some great, powerful punk-rock songs.

The Swear - January

Their debut mini-album, Every Trick's A Good One is a six-song EP produced by Russ-T Cobb (Bowling for Soup, Avril Lavigne) & mastered by Howie Weinberg (System of A Down, The White Stripes, Nirvana) and can be bought through the band's website.

The Swear - Chicago

The album's sound has been described as "Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano fronting Green Day."

If you want to hear more you can download the track Deadfall, and stream the track List at their MySpace page.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Jets To Brazil - Psalm

After spending the better part of the '90s as the frontman for Jawbreaker, Blake Schwarzenbach had decided to move to New York and become a writer. But on the night of Jawbreaker's last show ever, Schwarzenbach met Jeremy Chatelain, whose own band Handsome was about to hit the skids. The two met up in Brooklyn a few months later and, with former Texas Is the Reason drummer Chris Daly, initiated a new project - Jets to Brazil.

With the 1998 release of their first LP, Orange Rhyming Dictionary, Jets to Brazil surprised most with their fresh and excitingly powerful breed of music.

Jets To Brazil - Resistance Is Futile

Jets To Brazil - Starry Configurations

As the bandmembers became more comfortable with their expanding sound, the world could see something quite intriguing evolve. Jets to Brazil followed up with Four Cornered Night in August 2000. Adding a second guitarist (Brian Maryansky), some epic piano parts, and even cello.

Jets To Brazil - You're Having The Time Of My Life

Jets To Brazil - Your X Rays Have Just Come Back From The Lab And We Think We Know What Your Problem Is

Two years later, the band returned with their darkest, most inspirational material to date; Perfecting Loneliness appeared in October 2002 and reflected tightened musicianship from the band.

Jets To Brazil - Perfecting Loneliness

Jets To Brazil - Cat Heaven

In March 2003 the band announced the addition of Matt Torrey, filling the drum spot left vacant by Chris Daly's late fall departure, before finally breaking up later in that year. has disappeared with the end of the band, but a fansite still survives.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Johnnie Burton - Volcano

Yummy Johnnie Burton is a REAL rock chick from East Hollywood and supplies our first track of 2006.

Johnnie Burton - Hello Lover

Johnnie’s band includes: Dave Philips on lead guitar formerly of Frank Black and the Catholics, Ralf Balzer on drums from The Flys, and Paul Engel from Fluter on Bass.

Johnnie Burton - Red Rubber Ball

You can buy her self-titled independently released album through Paypal on her website, as well as being able to stream a few more tracks.