April 10, 2021
About Mike D
Hey people I'm Mike D from Athens GR (43). I'm a sound engineer, radio producer, and certainly a music "freak." I couldn't be anything else, you see: I grew up in a musical home (my father was a composer), and wanted to be a rock-star but wasn't patient enough to study music. Instead, I studied the technical stuff and went really "nuts" when I started writing articles about the bands and artists I love. It all started back in 2002 in a printed magazine (Sound Maker - RIP) and I still do it because I really like sharing my libraries, discotheque, info, connections, knowledge, and all. I'm involved in all "waves" music (new wave/darkwave/post-punk/shoegaze), punk, industrial, EBM, alternative rock, indie, electronic, avant-garde/ experimental/ freestyle...but on the other hand I can easily throw a classical CD in the player, or a jazzy tune, or...ok you get it: Music! I'd like to read your comments on my writing because you know how it goes, and you all know the glorious song by Placebo,"Without You I'm Nothing"...Thanx and enjoy Freedom and Music, Loud!
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The Blue Hour — Always

October 2, 2017 Mike D 0

Seattle’s The Blue Hour will drop their new record Always on October 27. A magical offering of 11 tracks, it comes on the trail of their Kyoto Song single, a beautiful rendition of The Cure classic.

Artist of the week: Pylon Reenactment Society

September 29, 2017 Mike D 0

Guaranteed: This is a special one and important! Pylon Reenactment Society formed from the ashes of Pylon, a band among the most influential from Athens, Georgia, where the frontrunners of the scene–The B-52’s and R.E.M.–called home. It

The Horrors – Weighed Down

September 26, 2017 Mike D 0

UK’s London based alternative modern rockers The Horrors released their new Valbum last month. It’s their sixth 10-track LP (12 in the Japanese version) in a decade where the band succeeded to rock the continents

Symbion Project — Bloodthirsty

September 25, 2017 Mike D 0

Symbion Project, the personal vehicle of the electronic composer/producer Kasson Crooker, will be releasing the Bloodthirsty single on October 20 (first appeared in the Arcadian LP). Though a strange title for an indietronic song that

PLAYLIST: PZYK Liverpool Psych Fest

September 20, 2017 Mike D 0

This coming Friday and Saturday (22-23 September), Liverpool UK is the place to vanish in psychedelia, PZYK is the festival that will destroy you. It kicks into overdrive celebrating artists operating at the cutting edge of today’s

Trisomie 21 — Alice

September 19, 2017 Mike D 0

On September 14, brothers Philippe and Herve Lomprez–the acknowledged and most respected French (Lille) post punk act Trisomie 21–released their new single, Alice. T 21 started their course back in the early eighties and though some people

Artist of the Week: 68creep

September 13, 2017 Mike D 1

Summer ends in September?! Nope, and this Artist Of The Week is damn hot! Started a couple of years ago in New York, the band is like all these rock ‘n’ roll darlings who know

PREMIERE: Courtney Farren–Nothing Like It

September 5, 2017 Mike D 0

New York singer-songwriter Courtney Farren just released the first single/video of her debut album of the same name–Nothing Like It.  This six-track LP features guitar and piano songs recorded this past spring, and officially releases 6 October. New

PREMIERE: Discolor Blind–Long Vivid Dream

September 5, 2017 Mike D 0

Discolor Blind, a new band from Montreal, relased their debut EP on September 1 via Republic of Music. Long Vivid Dream is a 5 track record of alternative music–alternative in its trip hop style, and electronic! The

Artist Of The Week: Tombstones In Their Eyes

August 23, 2017 Mike D 0

This week we decided it was about time to introduce you to Tombstones In Their Eyes. The Los Angeles psych-rock act is deeply concentrated on that certain character of everything involved in their music: The name, the

PREMIERE : American Anymen — Flag Burner [VIDEO]

August 15, 2017 Mike D 1

Editor’s note: In light of this past weekend’s conservative Christian terror event in Charlottesville, NC, Noise Journal is proud to premiere American Anymen’s video for their latest single, Flag Burner. The acoustic punk track is an

Labyrinth Lounge — Trouble Won’t Last

August 14, 2017 Mike D 0

Summertime–and the heat that comes along with it–brings a spontaneous need to chill and listen to something less “aggressive,” but still rocking an alternative vibe. Enter Labyrinth Lounge! The Brooklyn-based band is set to release

SACCADES (The KVB Solo Project) — S/T

August 2, 2017 Mike D 0

Last Friday, Nicholas Wood released his solo album under the moniker SACCADES, a self titled LP on Fuzz Club Records. The Berlin based musician is best known for making up one half of the synth/post

Artist of the week: Rachel Mason

July 3, 2017 Mike D 0

It’s absolutely amazing for people involved in the arts when we discover talented artists and are able to recommend them to our readers, who are ultimately our most respected and exacting critics. That said, I’m

Interview: LUCKYandLOVE

June 25, 2017 Mike D 0

A brand new entry into the synthetic universe, LuckyandLove from LA are set to their release Eponymous LP via SRD Music on June 30. It’s a striking record, with a lot of diversity and excellent

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