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Jesse And The Hoggs Release “Get Hammered”

Written by on 1 June 2021

Jesse And The Hoggs, might just be Country Music’s answer to The Bloodhound Gang. One of the reasons for that, may be that the band doesn’t consider themselves Country at all. Jesse And The Hoggs have illustriously deemed themselves as, Cow Punk. The mere sight of this proposed genre on paper is riotous enough to […]

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Rob Alexander – “Dream Out Loud”

Written by on 1 June 2021

An artistic ethos underpinned by melody and universality fuels Rob Alexander’s Dream Out Loud. Its impressive thirteen tracks are distinguished by several strengths. The album’s superior musicianship, vocal excellence, and command of songwriting fundamentals, however, sets him far apart from many contemporaries and peers. His gift for incorporating influences into his own art without sacrificing his […]

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“Shared Secrets: Wave” by OMI Records

Written by on 24 May 2021

Some of the tracks in Shared Secrets: Wave were designed to entrance you with their surreal melodies. Others with their textural intensity. There are even a few that bind us with muscularity only to evolve into a droning, equalizer-defined harmony when we’re least expecting them to. The bottom line here is simple; whether it’s the crunch of […]

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Soulful Femme – “It Is Well With My Soul” (LP)

Written by on 21 May 2021

Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey… the list of legendary female voices within the overarching genres of classic soul and jazz seemingly goes on and on. Further encompassing the blues within this elongated, awkwardly-misshapen Venn Diagram of genres just adds more icons to the list, but as long as the list […]

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“Bird Mouth” EP By Cory Williams

Written by on 14 May 2021

Don’t let Cory Williams’ numbers on streaming fool you; though he only has two albums under his belt, his experience is far from novice, and his two albums are nothing to scoff at — contained within his first two LPs lies some of the most self-assured and confident music in any indie artist’s releases, and […]

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Barista Drops New Album

Written by on 10 May 2021

Filmmaker David Fincher once said in most art, the audience knows you can do anything, so it really becomes about what DON’T you do. Istanbul-based artist Barista knows this sentiment very well and yet somehow still manages to flex such a wide range of abilities with his latest release Open Sesame, Vol 1. His last […]

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Sam Green and the Time Machine Quietly Making Incredible Music for 10 Years

Written by on 7 May 2021

If you value first rate singer/songwriter material and unique perspective, the bookends of Sam Green’s recording career the last eight years merit your attention. Green and his Time Machine project has brought together a cadre of musical talents enhancing his already considerable talents. Comparing the album releases from these disparate points likewise illustrates his ongoing […]

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Fredo Viola’s “My New Head” 

Written by on 4 May 2021

Presented to us with a delicate vocal and a barebones instrumental backdrop as to maximize the effect of the lyrics, “Black Box” is one of the more memorable tracks in Fredo Viola’s My New Head, but unmistakably only a single chapter in a vast, personal story that is the album in its entirety. Throughout every song […]

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Brian Shapiro Band – All We Can See (LP)

Written by on 23 April 2021

The Brian Shapiro Band is an East Coast based trio whose debut effort All We Can See rates as one of the most interesting releases in 2021. It’s a heartening development that, despite the pandemic-induced disarray of the past year plus, musical units such as the Brian Shapiro Band are as creative as ever. The nine track […]

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Robert Miller Releases Second Solo Effort

Written by on 19 April 2021

Robert Miller legitimately might be one of the hardest working and dedicated musicians you might not have heard of. In a time when the pandemic has made it a lot more difficult to keep up with the never-ending output of “content” based music, Miller is more thoughtful than that, especially on his newest solo venture, […]

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