MI2N
Music Industry News Network
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Releases (more headlines) 01-17-2013

Skope Reviews The Royal Wigs 'Cosmic American Heartthrob Blues'

Bookmark and Share
Email: joeblack_music@yahoo.com
Website: http://royalwigs.bandcamp.com/
Cosmic American Heartthrob Blues is the recently released debut EP from The Royal Wigs, a multi-genre outfit with country leanings. Though the members hail from Michigan and Maryland, their sounds and lyrics tend to venture south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

The opening track, “White Line Fever,” begins with some percussive, palm muted guitar chords. It seems the song is flirting on the brink of a barroom brawl type explosion, but a different sort of sentiment takes effect.

Though initially the mention of these destructive “white lines” seems to pertain to the abuse of powder narcotics, “white lines” is actually a Keith Richards phrase relating to musicians who spend too much time on the road, and end up losing their minds, their souls, or both.

http://youtu.be/qpj0kUNsDYI

A pervading sense of restlessness lurks over track 2, “Leaving New York City.” The lyrics make Jack Kerouac seem like a homebody: “maybe I’ll head to California,” “maybe I’ll head down to Virginia,” “maybe I’ll head up to Chicago,” etc.

At around 3:20, the vocals become real passionate. Then a fine guitar solo takes the forefront. The song’s conclusion takes on a rather somber mood: “We're all just prisoners of that lonely road / And I'm still getting old...getting old...on that lonely road...”

During track 3, “Laurel Canyon Hangover Blues,” it dawned on the reviewer that The Royal Wigs are somewhat reminiscent of Seven Mary Three (of such fine, brooding pieces as “Cumbersome” and “Water’s Edge”).

Track 4, “Oh, My Soul,” brings a nostalgic longing for old. Things have changed, and not for the better. Just when one might classify this song as a country lament, it merges into alt rock (at around 2:50). Then, 30 seconds later, it’s now acid trip time, as the sound turns all psychedelic, and there is an invocation of that notorious “yellow submarine.”

The EP’s fifth and final track, “It’s Over Now,” presents a jaded voice from a weary heart. The lyrics are eminently mournful: “Sold everything / gave back a wedding ring…looks like it’s over now.” In this tune of resignation, there is no hostility, just the apathy of despair.

Less desperate are the prospects of The Royal Wigs, as the EP showcases considerable talent.

To browse and purchase Cosmic American Heartthrob Blues, head straight to: http://royalwigs.bandcamp.com/

The Royal Wigs can also be accessed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRoyalWigs

Ray Cavanaugh - owleyesgatsby@yahoo.com

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Momentous Game Of Thrones Music And Video Released To Introduce Musicnotes And Jarrod Radnich Partnership

GINGIO Is Set To Assist The Music Industry With Exceptional Services

Plunky & Oneness Release "Never Too Late (Go-Go Remixes)" Maxi-Single

Provocative Beijing Rockers Second Hand Rose To Play NYC, DC, Philly, Boston

NC Handcrafted Ukulele To Be Raffled For LEAF

IES - Indie Entertainment Summit Wraps Up Third Consecutive Successful Edition In L.A. To A Global Audience As The Greatest Event For Indie Artists, Producers & Labels

ROCK AND ROLL REVIVAL!

IAMA Winner Meghan Trainor Hits #1 On Billboard Charts



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Streaming Music Subscriptions To Exceed $3bn In USA And Western Europe This Year
» New 50/25 Watt Additions Grow PRS Guitars’ Popular Archon Amplifier Line Up
» Curb Records And Sweetwater Rain Announce The Addition Of Kaitlin Walker To The Band
» Disturbing New Music Video Shines A Light On The Dark Side Of Love
» Vertex Standard Strengthens EVerge™ Digital Radios
» Vince Szydlowski Named Senior Vice President, Label Sales For Capitol Music Group
» Music2Deal – The Community For The Music Industry Now Also Available On Mobile Devices
» The Modern Sky Festival Expands To U.S. Confirming Two Days In New York's Central Park With Cat Power, Atomic Bomb!
» New Zealand Rock Band SALT To Release New Album
» AFM President Blasts NFL Super Bowl Halftime Kickback Scheme


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» BROBST Electro-Rock Leads MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart
» Love And Peace 2014 Outdoor Camping Music Festival
» MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart (Vol. 1, No. 4)
» The Courtesans Drives MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart
» FM Pilots Skyrockets To Top Of MusicDish*China Indie Song Chart
» MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart 07/19-07/25/2014
» Zebra Music Festival (Shanghai) Ticket Giveaway Winners
» MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart 07/12-07/18/2014
» Temple Bar 3 Year Anniversary
» Zebra Music Festival (Shanghai) Announces Headlining Acts (Chinese Version)
» Raising Our Voices For Fennie: Benefit Concert Zajia Lab, July 13
» Raising Our Voices For Fennie: Benefit Concert Zajia Lab, July 13 (Chinese Version)

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2014 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.