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William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death – 2015

William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death – 2015

It’s been a while since any song made me pine for the days of driving around with my best friend, Angie, in her Mustang and the opening track of William Elliott Whitmore’s Radium Death has done just that. “Healing To Do” manages to dredge up the innocence of why that we did what we did, […]

Mix Tape – Train Songs

Mix Tape – Train Songs

Track Archive <embed type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”430″ height=”330″ src=”http://mwbe.romeosidvicious.com/mixwidget/mixwidget.swf” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=”config=http://mwbe.romeosidvicious.com/confs/trainsongs.xml&playlist=http://mwbe.romeosidvicious.com/playlists/trainsongs.xspf&skin=http://mwbe.romeosidvicious.com/skins/agfa-roscata.jpg”></embed> This mix was inspired by the comments on my Top 5 Train Songs post both here and on my Facebook wall. I had to do a little curating but I tried not to do much. Some songs I couldn’t find a decent version of and some […]

Top 5: Train Songs

Top 5: Train Songs

It’s been a while since we had a top list and I figured train songs would be a great topic. So here are my Top 5 train songs: The Monkees – Last Train To Clarksville: This one has a lot of sentimental value for me and while it might not be one of the best […]

Stream Dollar Signs’ Yikes

Stream Dollar Signs’ Yikes

All I can say is that any band that can a pen the lyric You are the possum living in the trash can of my heart You’re a possum in my heart is a band that deserves consideration. Of course I’ll be covering this release more in depth. But for now you can enjoy a […]

Lonely Like Thursday – A TBT MixTape

Lonely Like Thursday – A TBT MixTape

As I go through my old archives I keep finding mixes that I really like and think need to see the light of day again. This one seemed perfect for a Thursday where I am buried at work. I can’t remember how in the hell I actually put these tracks together, in this order, and […]

Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) – Party Adjacent – Stream and Pre-Order

Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) – Party Adjacent – Stream and Pre-Order

It should come as no surprise that I’m a huge Alkaline Trio fan. I don’t follow them close enough to have noticed Dan Andriano’s first solo release but I’m on top of Party Adjacent. His 12 track sophomore effort is available to stream and pre-order now. You can expect my thoughts on this release a […]

Lexington Field – Greenwood – 2015

Lexington Field – Greenwood – 2015

Lexington Field’s Greenwood is one of those albums that’s innately hard to describe because it encompasses so much. If you go search the sites that tend to review their music you might be led to believe that they’re a celt-punk outfit, which I suppose might be descriptive to some degree if you take their back […]

Genius – Lucky Mistake (Single) – 2015

Genius – Lucky Mistake (Single) – 2015

Most of the music we get through promotional email is either bland, completely out of our wheelhouse, or just plain bad. Every once in a great while some thing awesome drops and other times you get something you just can’t quite decide whether it’s really good or really bad and those are always intriguing. I’m […]

Brent Best Talks To The Donors Who Funded His Solo Effort

Brent Best Talks To The Donors Who Funded His Solo Effort

This seems like something we should be talking about here on 9B but I’m not quite sure what to say. I know there has been some controversy over the way this happened but I wasn’t a donor and as we’ve learned with the boom in crowd funding over the intervening years, there are always risks […]

The Tosspints – The Privateer – 2015

The Tosspints – The Privateer – 2015

In case you missed my review of Have You Been Drinking this a three piece punk/gypsy/Irish/drunk outfit hailing from Saginaw, Michigan. I have followed them ever since I first discovered their music and I haven’t been disappointed at all. In fact it led me to Deadline Riot where I got to listen to a lot […]