Music to My Ears: Rocker Stalker’s Top 5 Releases of 2014

Posted: January 3, 2015 in Entries
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I know I’m two days late to the usual “year in review,” but here are the Rocker Stalker-approved, top 5 releases of 2014!

1) Royal BloodRoyal Blood 

Every track on this self-titled album is a blistering, in-you-face rock track. This UK duo is bringing the rhythm section to the forefront, embodying the power of a group many times their number.  Royal Blood will be touring with Foo Fighters this summer, so don’t miss their incrdible live show! Get a taste of Royal Blood with the video “Figure It Out:”

2) Reignwolf“Lonely Sunday:”

Yet another teaser to the TBA album from this heavy blues-rock power trio. Originally a solo project of Canadian born, Seattle- based guitar virtuoso Jordan Cook, this band is reigning supreme on the rock circuit, having toured with Black Sabbath this year,  and gaining fans exponentially all over the world. Check out the track “Lonely Sunday” below:

3) The WansHe Said She Said

Follow up to their 2012 self-titled EP, Nashville-based The Wans can be very proud of this past year’s full-length He Said She Said. Ten tracks of non-stop face melting, this grungy garage three-piece took the festival network by storm throughout 2014 and even had song in a BMW commercial.  And, just when you thought they were all business, think twice and get a good laugh with their video for the single “Never Win:”

4) The GraycesWesting

I’m not sure what it is about Nashville, but something awesome must be in the water. Heavy and ominous, The Grayces’ October 2014 release Westing takes you on a dangerous ride through the darkest parts of rock ‘n roll with fierce vocals, penetrating bass lines and unrelenting drums.  The trio embarked on an extensive tour in support of the record, and definitely scared some hipsters when they took the stage here in NYC. Take the plunge with The Grayces’ video “Lord and Gods of Alcohol:”

5) The Phuss– On The Prowl

Ever since I laid eyes and ears on these three gentlemen from Dallas/Fort Worth, I’ve felt better about the future of rock ‘n roll and punk. 2014 was a big one for The Phuss, joining forces with Magnetic Eye Records, toured the nation, and dropping their sophomore album On The Prowl, which has gotten a lot of people talking and a lot of people headbanging.  The Phuss reinvigorate the down ‘n dirty rock mentality that makes their live shows all-the-more-fun.  Party with The Phuss in their video “I Don’t Feel Good:”

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