Red Tide Rising Takes Top Honors In Phil’s Picks 2016 Top 10 New EPs List

Courtesy: Vanity Records

Courtesy: Vanity Records

2016 has been an outstanding year for new music.  New albums from every genre have flooded the market.  While albums take center stage for so many audiences and critics alike, they are not the only new recordings that are deserving of attention.  EPs deserve just as much attention as albums this year and every year.  Keeping that in mind, this critic has maintained a list of the year’s top new EPs throughout the year.

Now with the year’s final weeks winding down, Phil’s Picks begins its annual “Best Of” lists with a list of the year’s top new EPs as, again, they are deserving of as much attention as the mass of albums released across the board.  This year’s list is topped by hard rock outfit Red Tide Rising’s new EP Voices.  Also included in this year’s list are new EPs from Fenix TX, Silvertung, Orgy and many others.

As in previous years, the lists presented by Phil’s Picks are topped by the year’s top 10 new releases.  An extra five releases worthy of honorable mention are included, too.  That brings each list’s count to 15.  Having said all of that, here is the first of Phil’s Picks “Best Of” lists for 2016.  It is 2016’s Top 10 New EPs.

 

2016 TOP 10 NEW EPs

 

1) Red Tide Rising – Voices

 

2) Fenix TX – CRE.EP

 

3) Silvertung – Out of the Box

 

4) Tengger Cavalry – Mountainside

 

5) Aree and the Purehearts – Aree and the Purehearts

 

6) Into The Fire – Into The Fire

 

7) Essential End – Essential End

 

8) Not A Planet – Smokebombs and Cigarettes

 

9) Orgy – Talk Sick

 

10) KT Tunstall – Golden State

 

*11) Guttermouth – New Car Smell

 

*12) The Brevet – Embers Chapter 2

 

*13) Crystal Yates – The Other Side

 

*14) Death Valley Dreams – Death Valley Dreams

 

*15) Step Sisters – Thick

 

Tomorrow, Phil’s Picks will offer up 2016’s Top 10 New CD Re-Issues.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

The Brevet To Release New EP Next Month

Courtesy: The Brevet

Courtesy: The Brevet

The Brevet has new music on the way.

The independent, Irvine, California-based band has announced that it will release its new album Embers: Ch. 2 early next month.  It is scheduled to be released Friday, August 5thPre-orders have already opened for the new five-song record.  Those that pre-order the EP now will get ‘Be Your Man’ and ‘Hold On’ as instant downloads.  In anticipation of the record’s release the band recently premiered the video for the record’s lead singe ‘Be Your Man.’ In regards to the song’s musical arrangement, it is akin to that of Mumford & Sons, The Dunwells, Delta Rae, and others of that ilk.  It mixes footage of the band’s live show with more candid footage of the band offstage and footage of the band’s fans.  As Front man Aric Chase Damm explains of the video, “All of ‘Be Your Man’ video was either shot by us or by fans during our most recent run of the east coast.  “It’s really cool to have these clips of the song come in. Hopefully it says we have some great people and fans in our life!”  The video is currently streaming online via The Brevet’s official YouTube channel.

Along with releasing its new video the band has also announced a small handful of live dates in support of its new EP.  It will be live this Friday at Slidebar in Fullerton, California.  On August 13th the band will be live at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA.  That performance will be followed by a live set at Goosenecks in Torrey, Utah on August 20th.  More dates are expected to be announced soon.  Audiences can keep up with all of those updates online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.thebrevet.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheBrevet

Twitter: http://twitter.com/thebrevet

 

 

 

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