New Music Tuesday (Week of June 19th, 2012)The Dirty Heads, “Cabin By The Sea”
So-Cal alternative rockers, The Dirty Heads are back with “Cabin By The Sea.” The 16-track album features some of the band’s best material to date. “Cabin By The Sea” is the band’s long awaited sophomore album and follow up to their 2008 smash, “Any Port in a Storm.” The album features the band’s signature Rock/Reggae/Hip-Hop sound. The record is full of up-tempo tracks with great melodies. Standout tracks include, “Cabin By The Sea,” “Hipster,” and “Burn By Myself.”
PK, “The Lost Boy Sessions”
Indie-pop quintet, PK, provide listeners with up-tempo goodness in their EP, “The Lost Boy Sessions.” The 6-track record features radio friendly tunes like, “London” and their Cure like track “Some Nights.” “The Lost Boy Sessions” is the perfect album to crank up when you’re driving down to the beach on a hot summer day.
Mykul Lee, “Fortress”
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mykul Lee bares his heart and soul in his full-length album, “Fortress.” Whether it’s the melodic arrangements, his breathy vocals or heartfelt lyrics the album is bound to tug at the listener’s heartstrings. “Fortress” is beautifully executed and should withstand the test of time. There are no gimmicks, sampling or anything that can date this indie gem. Standout tracks include, “Loving Arms” and “Crazy Like Me.”
Maniac, “Kenneth & Eisenhausen Present: Maniac Records Radio Sampler”
Ten diverse tracks from four distinct albums serve as the perfect introduction to the dynamic duo that is Maniac. Formed nearly two years ago and already the band is displaying massive appeal and rock star potential. The sampler features tracks from their EPs, Sons of Summer 1 & 2, their self-titled 2011 album “Mania” and their 2010 debut EP, “Extended Play.” Standout tracks include, “Pride of Lions,” “Whatever Twirls Your World” and “Hey Love.”