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Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Music Junkies are on Hiatus

We keep thinking that we'll be back to do more posts, mixes, artist spotlights, and such soon, but we keep running into obstacles in the real world that's taking all of our time up for the site. So until further notice, we are on hiatus. We hope to be back soon, but until then, check out our past posts and mixes.
Friday, March 23, 2012

Mix Tape: Stage Show Vol. 02

Stage Show: Ahhh, concerts... the best part of being alive. This mix is nothing but fantastic live recordings. Some of these songs are from arena filled stadiums while others are from intimate club settings.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mix Tape: 5th Free Download Promo Mix is Here!!!! - Junkiemobile

1st we had Junkie Vision
2nd came Junkie Island
3rd Junkie Wonderland developed
4th was Junkie Iniquity
Now we can add Junkiemobile to our list


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Super Hairy

Genre: Jamtronica, Electronic Rock

Junkies' Description:

First off, we love when bands have a name that doesn't fit their sound at all. When we hear that a band’s named Super Hairy, we would originally think it’s bluegrass or southern rock. But no, actually it’s a jamtronica band...a very good jamtronica band at that. If you’re not familiar with this genre, jamtronica, also known as livetronica, is newer emerging genre that sounds like it travelled from the future to your eardrums. This genre puts a band’s talent to the test because they have to be able to adapt to the emerging technology that’s used for electronic music, yet be extremely talented with the instruments that puts any successful jam band on the map. Super Hairy has passed with flying colors. Flying colors because that’s what you’ll see before your eyes when you listen to their trippy electronic tweaks layered over their catchy grooves. Their music is like taking an LSD trip through the universe, but you’re still sober. Not only that, they're a duo, yet it sounds like ten guys. The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, and STS9 may be the well known jamtronica bands at the moment, but Super Hairy will be at their level soon if they keep these beautiful mind licking tracks coming.

Album: Super Hairy EP




Official Bio:

Super Hairy band members Jonny Swift and Zack Tomlinson are just as hairy as the Electronic Rock music they make.
Jonny and Zack have been successfully creating music together since 2005 when they founded and performed in Empire, a Rock band with melodic bass lines, heavy drums, and wailing guitar solos. While always staying true to their Rock and Roll roots, both members realized that music was moving forward into an Electronic era. Using this knowledge, their mastery of music, and their overall amount of body hair, Zack and Jonny evolved into Super Hairy. Super Hairy bridges the gap between Rock and Roll and the future of music: Electronic. They call this genre "the New Rock and Roll." Drawing on influences from artists such as Pretty Lights, Ratatat, and The Glitch Mob, Super Hairy blends electronic synths, sick beats, and samples with overdrive guitar and heavy bass lines, creating a euphonic sound that will shake the house and melt your face off!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mix Tape: The Music Junkies Mix Vol. 15

LISTEN to the 15th Volume right here!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mix Tape: Night Cruise Vol 04


Night Cruise: A mix that compliments the mysterious atmosphere of the night. All of the songs are mostly downtempo, empty, and perfect for a dark drive. Listen to this mix while driving home from a concert or party, or just sitting on the back deck late at night to unwind.
Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mix Tape: Sunny Drive Vol. 04

Click Here to Listen to this Bright Happy Mixtape

Sunny Drive: A mix for road trips and adventures on a bright clear day.
Pack up the car, van, or bus and burn yourself a copy of Sunny Drive. There’s nothing but good vibes here.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mix Tape: Psybient-Trip Vol. 01


Psybient-Trip: This mix is dedicated to the absolute trippiest of trippy genres of music known as Psybient. This electronic genre has been tweaked and manipulated so much that the beautiful yet bizarre noises literally paint a moving picture in front of you that’s so complex that... well no one’s mind can quite wrap around how complex it is.
Monday, March 5, 2012

Mix Tape: The Music Junkies Mix Vol. 14


The Music Junkies Mix: This mix has no rules. It includes anything and everything we’re listening to at the moment.
Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Music Junkies 4th Free Mix: Junkie Iniquity

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Free Tunes 4 All

New artists giving away their tracks include:
Super Hairy - Jamtronica
Brett Detar: Alternative Country, Folk, Blues
Ryan Helsing: Chill/Lounge Electronic
Gomez Addams: Folk

+ the other artists and our personal promo mix tapes you have failed to download thus far...but that's ok, you can now :)
Friday, January 27, 2012

Mix Tape: Re-Raved Vol. 03

CLICK HERE is you want to hear remixes of Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kid Cud, Radiohead, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Linkin Park, The Smashing Pumpkins, and more
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Starnes & Shah

Genre: Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Junkies' Description:

Dania Abu Shaheen (Shah) & Zilpha Starnes (Starnes) are two folk musicians from the opposite ends of the Earth. We don’t know how a girl from Texas and a girl from Lebanon started a group, but lets be glad they did because their interesting spin on the folk genre is bliss. Normally, the keyboard has to sit on the sidelines during many of history’s folk songs, but it’s a refreshing twist to hear it to be front and center in many of their newer tracks thanks to Starnes. Then we have Shah’s guitar work. Their early material is much more on the acoustic side while their later material needs an outlet or two. Unplugged material is the most vulnerable while the electric guitar gets your blood pumping. Shah does a great job playing in both instances. Their poetic lyrics spill out onto the mike quite nicely as they sing most of their songs together in harmony. All of this together, you have yourself two ladies that are sensational singer/songwriters.


Lucinda from Starnes&Shah on Vimeo.



Official Bio:

Starnes&Shah, featuring vocal duo Dania Abu-Shaheen (guitar/vocals) and Zilpha Starnes (keyboards/vocals), was formed in Astoria, NY in 2005. Bring a poet/songwriter from Lebanon together with a choirgirl from Dallas, Texas, and you get a unique musical counterpoint.

The songs range from pared down acoustic ballads to rock anthems complete with choral arrangements and layered guitar effects. They are stories rendered with Dania’s poetry and music. Zilpha’s harmonies play between exchange and tension to produce a signature sound.

On November 12, 2011 Starnes&Shah will release "Red Brick Tide," their third full-length album. "Red Brick Tide" packs a rock'n'roll punch with vocal and compositional complexity. Quirky synthesizers and hard-driving guitars augment the duo's trademark harmonies to conjure up nuanced narratives.

Starnes&Shah have released an acoustic EP titled "Here Again on the Island" (2006) and two full-length albums, "Summer in the Woodshed" (2007), and "Pink White Blue Green" (2009), featuring full band arrangements.

S&S have played shows in Northeastern cities including Burlington, Portland, Boston, Philadelphia, and their current home city, New York. They continue to play regular shows in New England and New York, and will be touring to promote "Red Brick Tide" in the spring and summer of 2012.
Monday, January 16, 2012

Mix Tape: Original Vs. Cover Vol. 07

In this corner... we have The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers, The Who, Nirvana, The Ramones, R.L. Burnside, Elton John, & Dead Or Alive

& in this corner...we have Brandi Carlile, Rob Zombie, The Wailing Souls, Kamchatka, Puddle Of Mudd, North Mississippi Allstars, John Mayer, Ill Nino, & Dope

Let the battle between original vs. cover begin!
Saturday, January 14, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Poynte

Genre: Hard Rock

Junkies' Description:

For hard rock fans, you may find this spotlight a Poynte of interest. OK, forget the lame joke; we have an amazing band for you. Years ago, we went to see Drowning Pool live and got there early. We're glad we did because we got to witness Poynte's performance. It was full of passion, yet their heavy guitar riffs were like a teeth shattering kick to the mouth. Years later, their January 2012 EP “One More Day” shows the same passion and power as that live show we were lucky to see. For example, their song “Forever” has beautiful yet somewhat bleak lyrics surrounded by a tornado of earthshaking bass, drums, and guitar. Also, if you like a band with solos (and who doesn’t), then there are plenty to be heard in their tracks. Originally, the band came up with their name as a play-on acronym. POYNTE: Persons Of Young Nature Torturing the Elderly, but we don’t know if they kept the acronym idea anymore. As mentioned in their bio, Poynte’s shared the stage with bands that include 10 Years, Drowning Pool, Saliva, Pop Evil, Taproot, Fuel, and many more. As you would expect, if you like those bands, then Poynte is one to add to the collection.



Official Bio:

POYNTE was formed in early 2007. Band members Matt Bryant, Chris Nichols, Jeremy Dok, Bryan Poss, Kenny Hathorne have all been part of the Atlanta music scene for over 15 years. Their hard work and dedication to making great music is beginning to pay off. For the last three years, the hard rock band has left audiences speechless across Georgia with their tremendous energy and their proven ability to entertain audiences of all ages. POYNTE writes music that is a solid mix of individual influences that uniquely combine to provide driving rhythms, solid bass lines, and rocking guitars, all topped off with melodic vocals and harmonies. The band is without a doubt on the industry radar and creating a buzz across the world. POYNTE has shared the stage with such artists as: (SALIVA, DROWNING POOL, FUEL, TAPROOT, FLAW, SHAMANS HARVEST, POPEVIL and the legendary PARLIAMENT FUNKIDELIC) as well as members of: (RATT, LA GUNS, PUDDLE OF MUDD, ALICE COOPER, and GUNS AND ROSES)
Monday, January 9, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Mike And Cody

Genre: Dancepop, Electronic, Synthpop

Junkies' Description:

Whenever we hear dancepop that has somewhat of an 80s vibe, our first thought is usually, “that’s pretty corny...but, it’s pretty catchy.” After a few more listens, it goes from, “that’s pretty catchy” to “that’s pretty damn good.” Electronic music about dancing, partying, and sexual attraction just grows on you in that way. This was the case for this spotlight. Mike & Cody have composed some catchy tunes in this fun and energetic genre. I swear as we’re writing this review, their title track “Let’s Go!” from their first EP is lodged in our heads as a catchy dance track should. Just a funny sidenote, it’s quite ironic that the EP’s called “Let’s Go!,” yet the album art's them chilling on top of a roof watching the sunset (and a random Citgo sign). Anyway, their tracks are groovy and filled with synths with a hint of guitar weaving in and out of their house style beats. Their lighthearted auto-tuned lyrics would have Daft Punk fans givin' them a thumbs up. In their bio, they mentioned that they played jazz growing up, and you can hear that influence in a few of their tracks like “Everything You Do.” In a nutshell, if you’ve jumped on the Chromeo or Cut Copy fan train, then you need to get a ticket for Mike & Cody’s. We’ve got ourselves a seat.

Album: Let's Go!




Official Bio:

Mike and Cody are old pals. We used to play jazz together in D.C., then we started making pop in Boston late last year.

We like lots of music - we really like nice grooves, nice chord changes, and yup melodies. We like making songs that make people move their booties.

We put out a few random tunes last year, got a nice response, then spent this past summer working our booties off on writing, recording, and mixing this E.P. We're really proud of it, so we hope you like it and pass on to people you think might like it!
Friday, January 6, 2012

The Junkies' List Of The Top 100 Albums Of 2011

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