LOCAL ARTISTS OF THE WEEK OCT 31-NOV 6 by speiser
Our top played St. Louis artists this week are:
Local New Releases
Via Dove – El Mundo Latino
Via Dove creates a solid album with a very good rocking mix of songs that are all good enough for radio play. The album starts off very quick tempoed, with a good “party” feel and progresses to a slower tempo as it continues. These are all very solid songs.
Favorite Track: “Fast Times”
Spelling Bee – Sweet Dreams, Strange Animal
This weird noisy rock duo permeates energy whether it comes in the form of spastic rhythms or a wall of sound bowling you over at their live shows. Spelling Bee‘s drummer Joseph Hess once described their band to me as “stupid loud,” and I cannot disagree with his assessment. Along with singer and guitarist Mabel Suan, they create fast, aggressive songs that frequently change rhythms. Their debut “Sweet Dreams, Strange Animal” on APOP Records captures their live energy well, with the added bonus that you can control the volume on your home stereo.
Favorite Track: “Omelettes”
If you are in a St. Louis band and would like your cd considered for airplay and a review, email firstname.lastname@example.org.