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All Eyes on You by Nathan King

Written by on 6 May 2019

Southern rock is reborn in All Eyes on You, the latest album from up and coming country star Nathan King, and while it’s admittedly as addictive as any of the biggest hits in mainstream pop at the moment, it’s anything but an exercise in artificial artistry. King bears everything to us in the title track, […]

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Labán “Para Ti”

Written by on 3 May 2019

Guitar strings penetrate a reflective drum beat in the opening bars of “Para Ti,” the third single from Labán’s highly anticipated debut album Todos Somos Dueños de Aquí, but they’re not the only agent of evocation that is flexing some sonic muscle at the onset of the track. The percussion shadows the strut of a […]

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“Mama” by My Luv Notes’

Written by on 3 May 2019

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1037394139693832 The guitar that welcomes us into the warm embrace of “Mama,” My Luv Notes’ new single out now everywhere that independent music is sold and streamed, is flanked with a faint solemnness that is enough to colorize a black and white rhythm which this song uses as a means of translating emotions that […]

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Midnight Shine deliver a remake of Neil Young classic

Written by on 30 April 2019

BANDCAMP: https://midnightshine.bandcamp.com/album/high-road Few compositions in the international pop songbook evoke as emotional a response in western listeners as Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” does, and Midnight Shine recently took it upon themselves to put their own flavor on the track in an all-new single and music video. Translating a chunk of the lyrics into Cree […]

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Kingdom of Birds’ new record Glitz

Written by on 30 April 2019

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kobbandtoronto/ Brushing up against an ominous bassline, the guitars that adorn the main verses in “Waiting,” one of five songs that listeners will find in Kingdom of Birds’ new record Glitz, are at peace with the melancholic crunch of the reverberating percussion that shadows their every move. Though different from the Thurston Moore-esque shimmer […]

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Jeffrey Halford & the Healers’ latest album, West Towards South

Written by on 30 April 2019

URL: http://jeffreyhalford.com/ A blue-colored rhythm creeps out from the shadows of a staggering slide guitar and cuts through anything that gets in its path in the title track of Jeffrey Halford & the Healers’ latest album, West Towards South. In “Gallows,” a mischievous melody is broken up by a slothful percussion that is as much an […]

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Drake Jensen – Talk Me Down

Written by on 29 April 2019

Drake Jensen’s new single “Talk Me Down” is the complete package. The song definitely stands on its own as a sterling example of what talented modern performers steeped in country music influences are capable of, but hits home even harder thanks to the superb video accompanying its release. The song is taken from Jensen’s latest […]

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Little Birds new single gHost

Written by on 26 April 2019

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2fnV6seL0Y3klLT1gR7Qa2 There’s been a lot of talk from critics about the Annapolis-founded, Charleston-stationed indie soul crew Little Bird recently, and when you listen to their brand new single “gHost,” it’s not at all hard to see why. “gHost,” the first of four tracks being cut this year from the band’s upcoming record Proxima, is a […]

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“Call Me, I Miss Ya!” by Victor Pedro

Written by on 18 April 2019

For the last couple of years, Victor Pedro has been making some of the coolest grooves in the international R&B underground, and this spring he’s releasing his most searing stuff to date in “Call Me, I Miss Ya!,” a powerful hip-hop ballad that espouses the emotionality of its composer better than anything else he’s ever […]

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Charlie Marie releases self-titled EP

Written by on 17 April 2019

An acoustic guitar is gently strummed to a feathery beat as we get lost in the hypnotizing vocal of Charlie Marie. She sings of broncos and blue jeans, dusty cowboys and the adrenaline that comes with riding a wild bull. Her passion is audible, her emotion undeniable. In “Rodeo,” one of five songs comprising her […]

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