About David Alpha
Music by David Alpha
David Alpha Brothers first attained attention as the lead singer and songwriter of the Fons (pronounced fones), with songs like "Surfside Swing," which was distributed nationally on a multi-band sampler album, and "Things in Love," a frequent spin on local radio. Both songs are from the band's critically-praised six-song EP, S Talk E, which continues to ... read more
2 months ago
Hi, all! I hope you're healthy and happy and looking forward to the eventual post-Covid world as much as I am! I just added a buy tab for "Light the Rockets," which was released under my label's name, "Mediavenger." I'm hard at work on the new album, which is an expensive undertaking, so I do hope you'll consider making my day with a download for just 99 cents!
Cheers, and have a great and safe weekend!
4 months ago
Hey, everybody! I've posted three new songs, and new recordings of brand-new songs will be coming this summer. Among the new tracks just posted is "Universalon," which the Ark of Music named to its "10 Best Singles of 2019" list at #4. These are all earlier recordings that are featured on my new compilation album Chameleon Wheelhouse (cover below). (Online buy links are disappearing like crazy, so please contact me about direct purchase from my website.) I'm also assembling a band to record the truly new songs, and hope to have them out but summer's end.
Cheers to all, and stay safe and well!
1 year ago
I couldn't be more excited about the reviews of Rockin' Roulette that have come in over the past week. Here are some excerpts:
"Alpha totally embodies that lost, vagrant soul that the genre pushed so hard [in the late '80s] and it’s great to hear it down with an authentic heart once again. ... anybody that likes actual rock music with guitars will find a wealth to love here. ... This music does what it wants and takes no prisoners, and nothing finer can be said of a rock n’ roll artist."
-- RJ Frometa, Vents Magazine
"With ... a set of vocal chords slathered in grease, Alpha leaves a very unique and individual imprint on his music. ... David’s solo work contains the bite of his past projects but with nothing getting in his way to deliver the goods. ... out flogs Flogging Molly and sends Social Distortion back to class with its attitude. ... There’s a total outsider perspective to the lyrics with themes of living on the street, self-abuse and screw the world shining through but the poetic turns to the madness incite fist pumps instead of frowns. ... As a one-man gang he’s unstoppable."
-- Anne Hollister, The Indie Source
"A sense of true passion burns through these tracks as David Alpha’s fiery vocal delivery takes front and center stage. Piercing lyricism helps to tie the whole of the collection together, featuring just the right level of wordplay, storytelling, and humor. ... On 'Rockin’ Roulette' David Alpha crafts a unique style, one that feels so contemporary while drawing liberally from rock and roll’s glorious past."
-- Skope, Skopemag
"David Alpha is a man of many faces; from sojourning blues/punk man, to underground rock n’ roller . ... Everything you hear on this EP is an authentic repetition of music and life as it’s meant to be heard. The lyrics talk tough. The music doesn’t relent and you know it’s crossed that path. David Alpha is truly like a lost, yet not forgotten, enigma; he comes and goes as he pleases but he is still in it for the power of the music."
-- Michael Rand, Mobangeles
"... a fireball of vitriol, hard drinkin’ nights and tight songwriting that not only get the job done but set the workplace on fire in the process. ... It’s a lifer’s sentiment on being resented and it hits the mark for those of us who’ve walked that fine line between do-gooder and degenerate. ... David Alpha’s solo work is cooking and burning, kind of like the material laid-down by PW Long outside of Mule. It goes down to the barest bone of his influences while marrying modern aggression to classic melody that catches like a virus and gets stuck in your head like a tumor you don’t want removed.
-- Sebastian Cole, Gashouse Radio
All for now! Everyone rock on safe and well!
Hey, everybody! After several delays (including a few rather bizarre ones) Rockin' Roulette is finally set for release. It will be available from all major digital music outlets on 10/25. "Instant grat track" ("Jeans") is available now from CD Baby. You can download the one track, or you can order the album (CD or download) and get the grat track in advance, automatically followed later by the rest.
Buy one (pleeeeze), or guitar bunny will getcha!
Hey, everybody! The 14-track album will be available for order soon on CD or by download from all major distributors. Here's a peek at the front cover. More soon. I'll keep you posted. Many thanks to you all, and have a great weekend!Read more
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