Sunday, June 18, 2017

American Pancake Podcast # 6 - Sounds from Another Dimension

Hello boys and girls! It has been a while since I posted up a podcast / radio show, in fact I believe it has been about 2 weeks. Life got so busy and hectic but PODCAST number 6 is UP and it is a good one. I hope you check it out. I implore you to, pretty please ?!!?

It was such a pleasure shooting the breeze with CW Lott from Wall of Ears. We talked about a lot of trippy stuff and swapped thoughts on his new album 3 years in the making, "Hello Beautiful Nothing" that is so damn special. As always let me know what you think.
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Robb Donker

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hear Pre-Mastered "No Matter What Planet" For A Limited Time




















Dying Star, my project EP is coming out this month. For a limited time I am sharing the unlisted Semi-Mastered track for No Matter What Planet (Eclipsing Rays) through the bio link on my Instagram. See below. Enjoy-
Robb Donker


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Superet - Official Video for "Pay It Later"

























Superet, they have just entered my musical consciousness. They are a rock outfit out of Los Angeles. They just wrapped up an East Coast / Midwest tour supporting DREAMCAR. They seemed to have coalesced from many past musical bands / happenings and as close friends came together last Valentine's day. They just released the video for Pay It Later. It is a dense juggernaut of amped up blendo rock with heavy glam influences and new wave infestations. As the song filtered through my brain I thought of T-Rex, Sweet, The Killers, and even Adam Ant (does anyone remember the Ant man?). I don't know more than that except that according to their press release they are coming. From this Adrenalin filled taste I look forward to more.
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Robb Donker



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mr. Byrd - Feel "I'll Never Let Go" From His Upcoming Steel Cold Train EP























Woke up this morning with a million thoughts in my head. Last night was full of airport people, No Mas, hugs, tears and hopes of rebirth. Then I found Mr. Byrd. Jeremy Byrd to be exact. His EP Steel Cold Train is dropping June 9th. The song I'll Never Let Go starts easy but quickly induces chills across your skin as the weight of the melody pushes you down to your knees. Like wistful, even painful memories invading your brain the song builds to a powerful moving conclusion. Byrd carries emotion firmly in his vocal tones in a deep way. I imagine he closes his eyes when he sings and I imagine he feels everything he sings it in a real way.

Feel this song below.
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Robb Donker






Nashville-based Country/Folk artist Mr. Byrd
To release debut EP, Steel Cold Train, out June 9th


(Brooklyn, NY) The story of songwriter Jeremy Byrd is that of a classic Southern upbringing, major label disillusionment and, ultimately, finding one’s voice through it all. As a member of the Verve-signed The Bridges at a very young age, along with his sisters, Byrd jammed in a lifetime’s worth of highs, lows and in-betweens all by the age of 23.

Once the dust had finally settled on the big ticket promises of The Bridges, Byrd took a job cooking at a coffee shop while keeping his guitar and family close. Joined by his sisters on gorgeous harmonies, Jeremy is now readying to share his debut release as Mr. Byrd, the Steel Cold Train EP.

“I’m from Alabama, Cold Water to be exact,” shares Byrd. “Just about 5 miles away from the Talladega Speedway. I was plucked from Orlando and dropped in nowhere Alabama when I was eleven, when my dad decided to start a church with another pastor in 2001. I never really like that town. Never really liked the people who lived there. I did find joy in my family and songs and some close friends I made who, like me, also played guitar. This became very much my life. When i was seventeen I joined my sisters band, a vocal group writing and performing original songs and hailing some attention from nearby cities; Birmingham and Atlanta. I was the drummer. We wrote prolifically. I learned structure and melody from sitting in with them while they hammered out each bar of music. I had ideas of my own, and eventually my ideas would become the fresh sound we wanted to portray. Though it did take some years.”

It was after that time that Byrd would reconvene with his sisters and producer K.S. Rhoads where the fabric behind Steel Cold Train would fall into place.

“I guess it’s funny though, I used the band that drove me to and then away from music to bring me right back into it. I just can’t seem to get away from these girls. The songs themselves come from years of sitting in the background, patiently waiting, and/or processing heartbreak.”