Friday, December 31, 2010

Fen, "Trails Out of Gloom" One of the Best Albums of the Year!

The year end lists are starting to creep out of the underground . . . we'll give you some love from Heavy Planet . . . check out #18 (and the snazzy JPT banner on the side bar!)

JPT Scare Band One of the Best Albums of 2010

A huge shout out to Captain Beyond Zen for ranking JPT Scare Band's Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden as one of the top 40 releases of 2010! If you haven't heard it yet, and like acidified blues rock, go to and listen to what all the fuss is about.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Ripple Christmas!




Getting ready for a Ripple Christmas. Happy holidays, health, prosperity, rock and roll and happiness to ya'll!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Modern Day Moonshine soaring up the Charts!

Modern Day Moonshine is staying busy by attacking the Americana radio airwaves. Their first single, “Don’t Waste”, has been picked up by a number of stations across the U.S. and Europe, and even topping the charts on several stations, including #52 on WMSV’s Top 100 (Mississippi State University), #169 on RadioFreeAmericana, and #3 on Wildman Steve’s Top 65. Of further note, many stations in the Netherlands have requested the song for rotation and we should be seeing reports coming along in the near future.

The first tracks from Modern Day Moonshine’s Bootleggers Club will be made available this week. Spread across the bands' newly redesigned website and social media, the project allows "MDM Bootleggers" to access a new song every Tuesday. With a catalogue of songs reaching well into the hundreds, the streaming mp3's will range from demos and live performances to previously unreleased studio tracks, and will feature exclusive photos and updates from the band. Fans will be polled each month to choose their favorite tracks, with the winners being compiled into a special edition “Bootlegger Album” that will be available as a download only.

And we just got a report that Modern Day Moonshine's Refuge album landed at #22 on the WALW-FM radio station . . . they're tucked neatly between Black Crowes, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, and Gov't Mule! Now that's a cup of alright!

We've also learned that Modern Day Moonshine has crashed the National Charts, breaking into the top 300 nationally for roots/Americana!

Friday, December 17, 2010

After years of plying their frenzied, hard-rocking, acid blues trade in near obscurity, the love and accolades keep pouring in for JPT Scare Band.  Classic Rock Magazine, one of the world’s leading magazines for good ‘ol rock and roll, honored JPT Scare Band by including their single “Not My Fault” – from the Ripple Music released Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden -- on their November edition cover-mounted CD.   After previously naming JPT Scare Band one of the “lost pioneers of heavy metal,” Classic Rock continued the love fest proclaiming that “JPT Scare Band plied a terrifying form of ear-bludgeoning hard rock that was so far ahead of its time, people are still trying to catch up.”

And it keeps getting better.  A quick peruse over at CD, the leading seller of independent CD’s, finds JPT Scare Band’s Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden, holding down the #2 chart position in the Extended Jams Category.  And extended jamming is what the band does best, as found on the monstrous acidified blues freakouts “Amy's Blue Day,” “Stone House Blues,” and the title cut “Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden.” And with the boys back in the studio, recording songs for the follow up to "Acid Blues," you can expect more extended jam, stunning guitar work, and frightening heaviness to be unleashed soon.

It seems the world is waking up to the terror that is JPT Scare Band and the masterful, mind-boggling guitar work of Terry Swope.  The Rock and Roll Report has proclaimed that Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden, “sizzles with fuzzy guitars, gritty vocals, and extended jam sessions that instantly transports you to what feels like a Hendrix concert. Terry Swope has got to be one of the world's most underrated guitarists! If you miss the glory days of Cream, Deep Purple, and Jimi Hendrix, you have to check out these uncovered gems from JPT Scare Band.”  Here Comes the Flood decrees that Acid Blues “holds its own against famous niche sharers, such as Cream, Ten Years After, Rory Gallagher and the mighty Led Zeppelin!” and Sonic Abuse gushes that Acid Blues is simply a “gem to treasure.”

Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden is available in limited quantities from Ripple Music in two-toned, gatefold, double-LP with two bonus tracks, Deluxe digipack CD, or digital at and all fine music sites like iTunes, Digstation, Amazon, CD Baby, and eBay.

Don’t miss out on the revival of classic acid Proto-metal and the album that the infamous Roadburn Festival has hailed as the “Album of the Day!”

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ripple Music: 2011 Releases

Ripple Music: 2011 Releases

In light of the success that we’ve seen here at Ripple Music over the last year, we wanted to look into our crystal balls and take a stab at what we see for the coming year, and then pass these findings on to you . . . the ever vigilant fan of heavy music! 2010 saw the label release seven titles, and 2011 is promising an even greater growth. Since the first release in June, Ripple Music has welcomed two additional acts to the family and has plotted out these follow up releases:

Scheduled for release in early April, we’re looking at a deluxe CD re-issue of the Stone Axe debut album with bonus live material, and a companion DVD featuring promotional videos and tons of live footage highlighting the bands epic performances. This re-issue will be released in conjunction with the bands trek across the Atlantic to tour the UK and parts of Europe that will culminate with their appearance at 2011’s Roadburn Festival in Holland.

While we’re on the topic of Stone Axe, word has come down from Tony Reed that the band is hammering away at material for a new album. No date has been set on the release, though initial discussions have us looking at a late summer street date.

Also featuring Stone Axe, we’ll be releasing the Heavy Ripples compilation double 7”, which will include the return of Brooklyn-based stoner-fied punks Mighty High, the introduction of blues-based retro rockers from the UK, Grifter, and on loan from the incomparable Small Stone Records, Sun Gods In Exile. The 7” will be packaged in a double gatefold jacket featuring the glorious artistic touch of Wayne Braino Bjerke. Expect to see this monstrous beast of sonic debauchery in April.

Speaking of Grifter, the band is partnering up with Ripple Music to release their upcoming album! The band is currently putting the wraps on the recording of new material and both parties are shooting to have the CD (vinyl?) released in May. A UK tour and potential U.S. tour are in the works in support of the as of yet unnamed album, though odds are, it will probably be self-titled.

Being that we talk with Tony Reed on a near daily basis, we have some information pertaining to another Reed project that has us rejoicing in our sleep. We’re looking at re-releasing the first Mos Generator album as a deluxe 10 year anniversary edition. The details are still being worked out in regards to time frame and content, but much like the deluxe Stone Axe CD, expect there to be some great bonus material to be included in this package.

On the doom metal front, is arm locked with Venomin James to re-issue their debut album, Left Hand Man, on vinyl! The album will be specifically mastered for the vinyl format and will include unreleased/live bonus material. Left Hand Man will be available in the first half of the year.

Poobah will be returning in 2011 with a brand new studio album entitled Peace Farmers. Originally self released by Jim Gustafson to a limited run of less than 500 copies, Peace Farmers acts as a great follow up to the re-issue of Let Me In and features a couple of updated renditions of some Poobah classics. Initially, Peace Farmers will be released on CD only, but as the case always seems to be, the door is open to press limited runs of vinyl to accompany the CD edition.

Santa Barbara’s melodic hard rockers Tripdavon are currently working on additional bonus tracks for the deluxe re-release of their latest album Sketches From Silence. As with many of the releases for the year, the time table isn’t set in stone, though we suspect that the album will be ready for mass consumption towards the end of summer.

Finally, Ripple Music will release the latest offering from Scotland’s Iron Claw. The as of yet titled full length album is comprised of all brand new material and includes the vocal talents of new member Gordon Brown. This will initially be a CD only release, but much like the Poobah release, there’s a great chance that it will also see a vinyl edition. Tony Reed is scheduled to master the album once it’s complete and should be available sometime mid-year.

That’s it for all of the major releases for the time being, though as things go around here, that could all change in a moment’s notice and the releases may double in quantity. Also, keep in mind, this doesn’t take into consideration any of the 7” single projects that are in the works . . . so keep an ear out for that news as it becomes available.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Attack of the Ripple Patch!

Now the Ripple Patch is corrupting small animals.  Where will it appear next?  Get yours at