- “Wreckless” by Finale Hill – 16
- “Mileage” by Root Glen – 12
- “In Disguise” by Matt Huston – 9
- “My Baby Don’t Lie” by Nicole Atkins – 1
- “Don’t Match” by The Obvious – 0
“In Disguise” by Matt Huston
Huston’s diverse song writing ability, which ranges from the catchiest of singalong Pop-Rock tunes to the chilliest of Radiohead-esque numbers, leaves something for everyone to enjoy. Huston’s accoustic fret work is accompanied by a wailing vocal style bred from spinning the records of The White Stripes, Muse, and the aforementioned Radiohead. Huston recently released a collection of Demos he’s worked on over time, from which this next track is from. Check out his music page here.
“Mileage” by Root Glen
Root Glen hovers around the border of groove-heavy jam band and melodic, funkified, Rock N’ Roll. The guitar work of founding member Ross Griswold is prickly and soothing like acupuncture, and the vocals Dave Moroney are straight out of the ’90s Alternative-Rock universe. This next cut is from the band’s 2010 EP Petrified Whale. You can check that release out here while you wait for the outfit’s upcoming record, a six-song EP.
“My Baby Don’t Lie” by Nicole Atkins
It’s been a successful 2011 for the Asbury Park Blues Rocker who released her sophomore full-length album Monde Amore earlier this month, was confirmed to play Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in June this past Tuesday, and performed on Conan O’Brien’s show last night. Atkins can be added to the list of prime time artists to come from the boardwalk.
“Don’t Match” by The Obvious
This Asbury Park four-piece has been compared to Nirvana, while front-woman Surojanie Sugrim has been said to garner a stylistic likeness to the late Kurt Cobain…but that’s not true of anyone or any band, so let’s get it straight…The Obvious is a hard rocking act who’s members play with a blood drenched reckless abandon and show no regard for their own well being, and that attitude comes through on their recorded work, which you can check out here.
“Wreckless” by Finale Hill
This collection of young guns from Millstone play a soulful brand of Hard-Rock that caught the ear of Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets, who added the budding rock stars to its inaugural Asbury Rocks! party at The Wonder Bar last month. I expect big things to come. You can grab Finale Hill’s EP The Basement Sessions Vol. 2, released earlier this month right here.