Sold for Tomorrow
Sold for Tomorrow is the debut album of the band The Moog. A "Digital Only Bonus Version" song, "Hit Song" was included on the EMusic website. "Your Sweet Neck" "Everybody Wants" "I Don't Want You Now" "I Like You" "Never Hide!" "If I Died" "Anyone" "Survive" "Goodbye" "Xanax Youth" Sold for Tomorrow at MuSick Recordings webpage
Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music; the term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, seen to be descended from punk rock. Alternative rock broadly consists of music that differs in terms of its sound, social context and regional roots. By the end of the 1980s, magazines and zines, college radio airplay, word of mouth had increased the prominence and highlighted the diversity of alternative rock, helping to define a number of distinct styles such as noise pop, indie rock and shoegaze.
Most of these subgenres had achieved minor mainstream notice and a few bands representing them, such as Hüsker Dü and R. E. M. had signed to major labels. But most alternative bands' commercial success was limited in comparison to other genres of rock and pop music at the time, most acts remained signed to independent labels and received little attention from mainstream radio, television, or newspapers. With the breakthrough of Nirvana and the popularity of the grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, alternative rock entered the musical mainstream and many alternative bands became successful. In the past, popular music tastes were dictated by music executives within large entertainment corporations. Record companies signed contracts with those entertainers who were thought to become the most popular, therefore who could generate the most sales; these bands were able to record their songs in expensive studios, their works sold through record store chains that were owned by the entertainment corporations.
The record companies worked with radio and television companies to get the most exposure for their artists. The people making the decisions were business people dealing with music as a product, those bands who were not making the expected sales figures were excluded from this system. Before the term alternative rock came into common usage around 1990, the sort of music to which it refers was known by a variety of terms. In 1979, Terry Tolkin used the term Alternative Music to describe the groups. In 1979 Dallas radio station KZEW had a late night new wave show entitled "Rock and Roll Alternative". "College rock" was used in the United States to describe the music during the 1980s due to its links to the college radio circuit and the tastes of college students. In the United Kingdom, dozens of small do it yourself record labels emerged as a result of the punk subculture. According to the founder of one of these labels, Cherry Red, NME and Sounds magazines published charts based on small record stores called "Alternative Charts".
The first national chart based on distribution called the Indie Chart was published in January 1980. At the time, the term indie was used to describe independently distributed records. By 1985, indie' had come to mean a particular genre, or group of subgenres, rather than distribution status; the use of the term alternative to describe rock music originated around the mid-1980s. Individuals who worked as DJs and promoters during the 1980s claim the term originates from American FM radio of the 1970s, which served as a progressive alternative to top 40 radio formats by featuring longer songs and giving DJs more freedom in song selection. According to one former DJ and promoter, "Somehow this term'alternative' got rediscovered and heisted by college radio people during the 80s who applied it to new post-punk, indie, or underground-whatever music". At first the term referred to intentionally non–mainstream rock acts that were not influenced by "heavy metal ballads, rarefied new wave" and "high-energy dance anthems".
Usage of the term would broaden to include new wave, punk rock, post-punk, "college"/"indie" rock, all found on the American "commercial alternative" radio stations of the time such as Los Angeles' KROQ-FM. Journalist Jim Gerr wrote that Alternative encompassed variants such as "rap, trash and industrial". In December 1991, Spin magazine noted: "this year, for the first time, it became resoundingly clear that what has been considered alternative rock – a college-centered marketing group with lucrative, if limited, potential- has in fact moved into the mainstream"; the bill of the first Lollapalooza, an itinerant festival in North America conceived by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, reunited "disparate elements of the alternative rock community" including Henry Rollins, Butthole Surfers, Ice-T, Nine Inch Nails and the Banshees and Jane's Addiction. That same year, Farrell coined the term Alternative Nation. In the late 1990s, the definition again became more specific. In 1997, Neil Strauss of The New York Times defined alternative rock as "hard-edged rock distinguished by brittle,'70s-inspired guitar riffing and singers agonizing over their problems until they take on epic proportions".
Defining music as alt
MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open data music database, similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database, a database for software applications to look up audio CD information on the Internet. MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, the length of each track; these entries are maintained by volunteer editors. Recorded works can store information about the release date and country, the CD ID, cover art, acoustic fingerprint, free-form annotation text and other metadata; as of 21 September 2018, MusicBrainz contained information about 1.4 million artists, 2 million releases, 19 million recordings. End-users can use software that communicates with MusicBrainz to add metadata tags to their digital media files, such as FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis or AAC.
MusicBrainz allows contributors to upload cover art images of releases to the database. Internet Archive provides the bandwidth and legal protection for hosting the images, while MusicBrainz stores metadata and provides public access through the web and via an API for third parties to use; as with other contributions, the MusicBrainz community is in charge of maintaining and reviewing the data. Cover art is provided for items on sale at Amazon.com and some other online resources, but CAA is now preferred because it gives the community more control and flexibility for managing the images. Besides collecting metadata about music, MusicBrainz allows looking up recordings by their acoustic fingerprint. A separate application, such as MusicBrainz Picard, must be used for this. In 2000, MusicBrainz started using Relatable's patented TRM for acoustic fingerprint matching; this feature allowed the database to grow quickly. However, by 2005 TRM was showing scalability issues as the number of tracks in the database had reached into the millions.
This issue was resolved in May 2006 when MusicBrainz partnered with MusicIP, replacing TRM with MusicDNS. TRMs were phased out and replaced by MusicDNS in November 2008. In October 2009 MusicIP was acquired by AmpliFIND; some time after the acquisition, the MusicDNS service began having intermittent problems. Since the future of the free identification service was uncertain, a replacement for it was sought; the Chromaprint acoustic fingerprinting algorithm, the basis for AcoustID identification service, was started in February 2010 by a long-time MusicBrainz contributor Lukáš Lalinský. While AcoustID and Chromaprint are not MusicBrainz projects, they are tied with each other and both are open source. Chromaprint works by analyzing the first two minutes of a track, detecting the strength in each of 12 pitch classes, storing these 8 times per second. Additional post-processing is applied to compress this fingerprint while retaining patterns; the AcoustID search server searches from the database of fingerprints by similarity and returns the AcoustID identifier along with MusicBrainz recording identifiers if known.
Since 2003, MusicBrainz's core data are in the public domain, additional content, including moderation data, is placed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 license. The relational database management system is PostgreSQL; the server software is covered by the GNU General Public License. The MusicBrainz client software library, libmusicbrainz, is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which allows use of the code by proprietary software products. In December 2004, the MusicBrainz project was turned over to the MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit group, by its creator Robert Kaye. On 20 January 2006, the first commercial venture to use MusicBrainz data was the Barcelona, Spain-based Linkara in their Linkara Música service. On 28 June 2007, BBC announced that it has licensed MusicBrainz's live data feed to augment their music Web pages; the BBC online music editors will join the MusicBrainz community to contribute their knowledge to the database. On 28 July 2008, the beta of the new BBC Music site was launched, which publishes a page for each MusicBrainz artist.
Amarok – KDE audio player Banshee – multi-platform audio player Beets – automatic CLI music tagger/organiser for Unix-like systems Clementine – multi-platform audio player CDex – Microsoft Windows CD ripper Demlo – a dynamic and extensible music manager using a CLI iEatBrainz – Mac OS X deprecated foo_musicbrainz component for foobar2000 – Music Library/Audio Player Jaikoz – Java mass tag editor Max – Mac OS X CD ripper and audio transcoder Mp3tag – Windows metadata editor and music organizer MusicBrainz Picard – cross-platform album-oriented tag editor MusicBrainz Tagger – deprecated Microsoft Windows tag editor puddletag – a tag editor for PyQt under the GPLv3 Rhythmbox music player – an audio player for Unix-like systems Sound Juicer – GNOME CD ripper Zortam Mp3 Media Studio – Windows music organizer and ID3 Tag Editor. Freedb clients can access MusicBrainz data through the freedb protocol by using the MusicBrainz to FreeDB gateway service, mb2freedb. List of online music databases Making Metadata: The Case of Mus
Árpád Szarvas is a Hungarian musician from Budapest, best known as the lead singer, lyricist, guitarist of the Hungarian indie band EZ Basic. Szarvas is from Szabadka and lived in Szeged, however, he moved to the capital city, Budapest after graduating at Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Szeged to pursue a music career. Szarvas played guitar in Pale Blue Eyes, a Szeged-based noise rock band while attending the secondary school; the band played music influenced by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Sonic Youth, Joy Division. However, he formed EZ Basic with his friend Dénes Pesztalics. Szarvas was influenced by bands such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, House of Love, Primal Scream, Broadcast, he is the founding member of EZ Basic. Apart from EZ Basic, he released music under the name Evil Men Have No Songs and Models Can't Fuck. With EZ Basic: Albums and EPsEZ To Say EP Hocus Focus Hello Heavy Memories of Spring EP Dead End Darling Sissyfuzz With Evil Men Have No Songs: Albums and EPsEvil Men Have No Songs EP Always Somewhere Else EP Where We Come From EP With Models Can't Fuck: Albums and EPsMove To Iceland EP Models Can't Fuck EP SinglesGhost Kid Home Tonight Move To Iceland New Lines Unnatural Whatcha Gonna Do With Your Life?
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Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1970s. Used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was used interchangeably with alternative rock; as grunge and punk revival bands in the US and Britpop bands in the UK broke into the mainstream in the 1990s, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective. In the 2000s, as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the Internet, some indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term. Sometimes used interchangeably with "guitar pop rock", in the mid-1980s, the term "indie" began to be used to describe the music produced on punk and post-punk labels; some prominent indie rock record labels were founded during the 1980s. During the 1990s, grunge bands broke into the mainstream, the term "alternative" lost its original counter-cultural meaning.
The term "indie rock" became associated with the bands and genres that remained dedicated to their independent status. By the end of the 1990s, indie rock developed several subgenres and related styles, including lo-fi, noise pop, slowcore, post-rock, math rock. In the 2000s, changes in the music industry and in music technology enabled a new wave of indie rock bands to achieve mainstream success. In the early 2000s, a new group of bands that played a stripped-down, back-to-basics version of guitar rock emerged into the mainstream; the commercial breakthrough from these scenes was led by four bands: The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Hives and The Vines. Emo broke into mainstream culture in the early 2000s. By the end of the decade, the proliferation of indie bands was being referred to as "indie landfill"; the term indie rock, which comes from "independent," describes the small and low-budget labels on which it is released and the do-it-yourself attitude of the bands and artists involved. Although distribution deals are struck with major corporate companies, these labels and the bands they host have attempted to retain their autonomy, leaving them free to explore sounds and subjects of limited appeal to large, mainstream audiences.
The influences and styles of the artists have been diverse, including punk, post-punk and country. The terms "alternative rock" and "indie rock" were used interchangeably in the 1980s, but after many alternative bands followed Nirvana into the mainstream in the early 1990s, "indie rock" began to be used to describe those bands, working in a variety of styles, that did not pursue or achieve commercial success. Aesthetically speaking, indie rock is characterized as having a careful balance of pop accessibility with noise, experimentation with pop music formulae, sensitive lyrics masked by ironic posturing, a concern with "authenticity," and the depiction of a simple guy or girl. Allmusic identifies indie rock as including a number of "varying musical approaches compatible with mainstream tastes". Linked by an ethos more than a musical approach, the indie rock movement encompassed a wide range of styles, from hard-edged, grunge-influenced bands, through do-it-yourself experimental bands like Pavement, to punk-folk singers such as Ani DiFranco.
In fact, there is an everlasting list of subgenres of indie rock. Many countries have developed an extensive local indie scene, flourishing with bands with enough popularity to survive inside the respective country, but unknown elsewhere. However, there are still indie bands that start off locally, but attract an international audience. Indie rock is noted for having a high proportion of female artists compared with preceding rock genres, a tendency exemplified by the development of the feminist-informed Riot Grrrl music of acts like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, 7 Year Bitch, Team Dresch and Huggy Bear. However, Cortney Harding pointed out that this sense of equality is not reflected in the number of women running indie labels; the BBC documentary Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie pinpoints the birth of indie as the 1977 self-publication of the Spiral Scratch EP by Manchester band Buzzcocks. Although Buzzcocks are classified as a punk band, it has been argued by the BBC and others that the publication of Spiral Scratch independently of a major label led to the coining of the name "indie".
"Indie pop" and "indie" were synonymous. In the mid-1980s, "indie" began to be used to describe the music produced on post-punk labels rather than the labels themselves; the indie rock scene in the US was prefigured by the college rock that dominated college radio playlists, which included key bands like R. E. M. from the US and The Smiths from the UK. These two bands rejected the dominant synthpop of the early 1980s, helped inspire guitar-based jangle pop. In the United States, the term was associated with the abrasive, distortion-heavy sounds of the Pixies, Hüsker Dü, Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr. and The Replacements. In the United Kingdom the C86 cassette, a 1986 NME compilation featuring Primal Scream, The Pastels, The Wedding Present and other bands, was a document of the UK indie scene at the start of 1986, it gave its name to the indie pop scene that followed, a major influence on the development of the British indie scene as a whole. Major precursors of indie pop included Postcard bands Josef K and Orange Juice, significant labels included Creation and Glass.
The Jesus and Mary Chain's sound combined the Velvet
Dawnstar are an indie-rock band from Hungary, Budapest. The band's line-up is the songwriter Attila Wind, Bálint Hamvas, Zsolt Szemenyei, Viktor Albert; the sound of the band is a mix of flanging and light distorted guitars, throbbing bass, enchanting keyboard melodies. Dawnstar represent a mixture of mid-1960's psychedelic, late 1970's goth, mid-1980's grunge and 1990's indie rock of the Budapest indie music scene. Wind met Hamvas in the mid-1990s at the Teleki Blanka Gymnasium in Hungary. In 1999 they formed Ansellia, named after the eponymous orchid, as a duo project and recorded their first demo, Eunomia. In 2000 Wind composed eight new tracks which were recorded in Piliscsaba; this demo entitled Vanity helped the band recruit Albert, Hamvas's classmate at the Budapest Business School. After several concerts at local clubs, in spring 2001 the band started using the name Dawnstar, a portmanteau of ″dawn″ and ″star″ as an alternative for Morning Star or Venus, instead of Ansellia, they gave their first concert with this new name on 13 December 2002 at the Woodoo club in Csepel.
The early sound of the band was influenced by the grunge revolution from Seattle. However the band started to mix their sound with many different music genres such as psychedelia, post-punk and garage rock. In 2002 Dawnstar recorded their third demo, Under Your Wings, at the Pick-up Studios in Budapest; the result was a mixture of flanging verses and distorted choruses establishing the distinctive sound of the band. The band were on hiatus from 2003-05 due to the foreign studies of the band members. In 2003 Wind continued his studies at University of Trieste in Italy while Hamvas at the University of Padua in 2004. On 16 April 2005, Dawnstar performed at the Ecofest, organised to celebrate eco-friendly ideas by the Védegylet. A week before the show, Wind recruited Mitropulos as an additional musician to play the keyboard. Mitropulos joined Dawnstar as a permanent member in late 2005. In 2006 Dawnstar recorded their fourth demo entitled A Metrosexual's Confessions. In 2006 the band played three shows at the Erzsébetliget Theatre in Budapest.
Before their third show on 31 November 2006, the band members were interviewed by Beatrice's lead singer Feró Nagy. On 30 March 2007, Dawnstar performed at the Budapest Fringe Festival. On 30 November 2007, Dawnstar released their first EP, Change The World, including three songs: the title track Change The World and Don't Die A Martyr For Me; the band opted for Heaven Street Seven's Zoltán Takács and László Philip as the sound engineers for the record. The band spent two days with the recording at the Abnormal Studios in November, 2007. On 22 January 2017, the band's song entitled Don't Die A Martyr For Me was listed among antiwar songs on the Italian website, Antiwar Songs. On 6 July 2009, Dawnstar played at the Donaukanaltreiben Festival in Austria; the band was spotted on the community website, Myspace by Heidimarie Pyringer, who organised the concert for the band in the Austrian capital. On 10 April 2010, Dawnstar played at the Fringe Festival in Pécs, selected to be the European Capital of Culture for the same year.
Next year, on 1 April 2011, Dawnstar performed at the Budapest Fringe Festival for the third time. In 2012 Dawnstar started recording their first full-length studio album entitled Saturnine Valentines at the Abnormal Studios in Budapest; the band hired Dávid Schram, who worked on Shell Beach's This Is Desolation and FreshFabrik's MORA, as mixing and mastering engineer for their album. On 19 May 2013, Dawnstar uploaded three songs from their upcoming studio album on YouTube and SoundCloud and three months the full record was available on Bandcamp. In December 2013, Dawnstar was featured on J. D. Doyle's Queer Music Heritage. In the same month Love's Gonna Be Tender was aired on OutRadio. On 19 January 2016, the band's first video clip, In Heaven We Meet Again, was premiered on Underground Magazin; the video was shot in Üröm in December 2015 and it was directed by Wind. The video was inspired by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez's psychological horror movie Blair Witch Project. On 12 February 2016 the band played a show at Szilvuplé Bár és Varieté in Budapest with three guest vocalist including: Viktória Wind, Zsófia Toporczy, Viktóra Sereg.
This was the first time. On 17 June 2016, Dawnstar released their second video entitled London Nights. In the video Wind is wandering in the streets of London, The United Kingdom passing by some famous sights such as Tower Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral; the other band members and Hamvas are waiting impatiently for Wind to arrive at the rehearsal room. At the end of the video Wind arrives at the rehearsal room and the band start to play the song together; the London scenes were shot on 13 July 2013, while the rest of the video was filmed in Budapest, Hungary on 22 May 2016. On 26 August 2016, the band debuted on Rádió Rock 95.8 with their song In Heaven We Meet Again. A couple of days on 9 September 2016, another song from Saturnine Valentines, London Nights was aired on the radio station. On 27 November 2016, the band was interviewed by Ádám Rédl on Rádió Rock 95.8. During the one-hour talk 5 songs were aired on the radio station including Love's Gonna Be Tender, Almost Every Flame Will Fade Away, two played songs: In Heaven We Meet Again and London Nights.
On 13 April 2017, Zsolt Szemenyei joined Dawnstar as a keyboard player. AlbumsChange The World Saturnine Valentines SinglesLove's Gonna Be Tender Music videosIn Heaven We Meet Again London Nights Budapest indie music
Bence Bátor is a Hungarian musician, best known as session drummer and the drummer of the Hungarian indie band Amber Smith and "Frenk" and of "Bowies Keep Swinging", a David Bowie tribute band and in other projects. Bátor has been pursuing a modeling and commercial acting career in worldwide. Bátor was born in Hungary, he attended the Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences. He moved to the Capitol of Budapest in 1997, where he still resides. Bátor joined Amber Smith in 2000. Bátor has played the drums on four Amber Smith albums, RePRINT, Amber Smith, Modern and NEW; the Annabarbi was founded by Ákor Örmény, Bence Bátor and Gergely Bátor. In 2002, Ne Hangosítsd Fel... EP was released. In 2003, the band's last studio recording was released entitled Három. In 2014, the Annabarbi reunited and played two shows, one at the Gozsdu Manó klub and another at the Fishing on Orfű festival. With Annabarbi: AlbumsNe Hangosítsd Fel... Három With Amber Smith: AlbumsrePRINT Introspective Amber Smith Modern NEW Bátor uses TAMA drum kit, Starclassic Maple in "Antique Natural Burst" 22" x 18" Bass Drum 12" x 9" Tom 16" x 16" Floor Tomand 14" x 6,5" Tama Star Reserve Hand Hammered Copper SnarePedal - Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide Single Pedal Stands - TAMA STAR, Iron Cobra and Roadpro series Throne - TAMA 1st Chair Round Rider Bátor uses only MEINL cymbals 10" Byzance Traditional Splash 10" Generation-X Filter China 14" Byzance Vintage Sand Hat Benny Greb Signature 18" Byzance Vintage Sand Thin Crash - Benny Greb Signature 20" Byzance Vintage Sand Ride - Benny Greb Signature 18" Byzance Vintage Sand Medium Crash - Benny Greb Signature 16" Byzance Vintage Trash CrashSticks - Benny Greb Signature Model: Drum Heads - REMO REMO Emperor Coated on Bass Drum REMO Vintage Emperor Coated on top of the Toms REMO Ambassador Coated on bottom of the Toms REMO Emperor Coated on top of the Snare REMO Diplomat on bottom of the SnareExtras Big Fat Snare Drum LP Tambourine & LP229 Mambo Cowbell KBrakes for Bass Drum slide prevention Bátor appeared in commercials of several companies including: T-Mobile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oImXzRWoXg Telenor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrnsHcY21sU Grando.hu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLGJDS9j7p0 Füstli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrMg3vHJydg Minor Falling In Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CZztf8OdAM Heizen Mit Öl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV3lk7hajKE Flavon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_wb4ATfcyU CIB bank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJuzTVvn3nw Honda https://vimeo.com/153359332 https://vimeo.com/153359840 https://vimeo.com/153359411 Grundfos https://vimeo.com/142851076 Telenor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60gshzc_Omo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evm7vja5Vjg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVSTf2FdhGE Budapest indie music scene Amber Smith Imre Poniklo Bátor on Discogs