It’s been a great year for us here at Stereo Dynamite Recordings and Riot Rock Management. Fantastic new albums from Saint Alvia (‘Static Psalms’), Lacuna Coil (‘Dark Adrenaline’ – the band’s 2nd Top 20 Billboard debut with Riot Rock Management!), and exciting new demos from Ocasan gave us lots to enjoy. And while the new album from Simone Denny is still in it’s early stages, the recordings sound absolutely breathtaking so far. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. Simone’s album is definitely going to be a game changer for us here at Stereo Dynamite.
Outside of these recordings, here’s my list of things that got me excited this year:
Nick Waterhouse – ‘Time’s All Gone’ / ‘Is That Clear’ (EP)
Fun, retro garage-ish R&B. Really good live as well.
Lindi Ortega – ‘ Little Red Boots’ / ‘Cigarettes & Truckstops’
I’d always liked a few of the songs that I’d from her over the past few years – but I finally bought both of these albums after seeing her blow Social Distortion off the stage in Toronto. Definitely some timeless classics on these albums.
JD McPherson – ‘Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)’
FINALLY got see him live this year. No idea how long we have to wait for a follow up to the ‘S.&S.’ album, so this new single will have to do. Christmas tune or not, the song still rocks. And great to see him taking off worldwide.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!