Joshua Hale Fialkov

Purveyor of sheer awesomeness.

Joshua Hale Fialkov is the Harvey, Eisner, and Emmy Award nominated writer of graphic novels, animation, video games, film, and television, including:

THE LIFE AFTER, THE BUNKER, PUNKS, ELK'S RUN, TUMOR, ECHOES, KING, PACIFIC RIM, THE ULTIMATES, I, VAMPIRE, and JEFF STEINBERG CHAMPION OF EARTH. He's also written for NBC's CHICAGO MED and SYFY's upcoming INCORPORATED.

Josh’s March Music Discoveries

I've got an eMusic addiction. I just crawl around and try to find shit that I've never heard and try it out. It's so cheap, I just can't say no. So, here's my most recent discoveries. Please note, if these bands are not particularly new or unheard of, I pay little to no attention to what's played on that new fangled radio thing.

Blue States http://www.bluestates.com/ Sort of like if Ennio Morricone was really into Trip Hop. Not as big a fan of the vocal stuff, but, overall, some really great stuff.

The Field Mice http://www.shink.dircon.co.uk/fieldmicebio.htm Early 90's Twee, sort of a New Order by way of the Smiths. Not particularly ground breaking by today's standards, but I can imagine when they first came out being pretty revolutionary. Really nice, not too too mopey.

Field Music http://www.memphis-industries.com/field_music.html Look, I'm a big Of Montreal fan. Field Music, as much as it pains me to say it, is a better Of Montreal. Very pastichey retro sound that's equal parts Elvis Costello/Talking Heads and Beatles/Atlantic R&B, just a breath of fresh air (and they're labelmates with The Go! Team if that helps push you over the edge at all.

So, there ya go. Again, if somehow these bands are all on the top 40 with whatever soulless game show winner is in the top twenty, I apologize. :)