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Brown Kid – Rusty Strings

Written by on 25 July 2018

Brown Kid – Rusty Strings SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/brown_kid_music/sets/rusty-strings A unique artistic sensibility is increasingly difficult to find, but listeners unfamiliar with Brown Kid will likely be immediately taken by the signature quality of Brown Kid’s Rusty Strings opener “Welcome to My Funeral”. It’s written from the deceased’s point of view and has a streamlined precision, acoustic in nature,  […]

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Elvira Kalnik “Just Dance With It”

Written by on 20 July 2018

Elvira Kalnik “Just Dance With It” YOU  TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBsu_K1GinQ Mainstream music journalists will have you believe that intellectually stimulating pop music is dead and gone in 2018. The idea that there could be anything other than pop music that supports some larger commercial premise, some thin line that separates it from the radio jingles being […]

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The Jackstones – Love Badly

Written by on 16 July 2018

The Jackstones – Love Badly URL: https://www.thejackstones.com/ The strum of a bright electric guitar guides us with ease into a grinding organ that echoes off into the distance and sets the stage for singer Andy Machin to some of his trademark dispatch some poignant, earthy vocals over the beat in “Cruise” the opening track from […]

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Oddnote is “Mystified”

Written by on 13 July 2018

Oddnote is “Mystified” URL: https://www.oddnote.net/ Rock music is at a very critical turning point in its long and storied history right now. For the first time in a couple of generations, rock isn’t the biggest, most dominant force on the charts anymore, and the genre has become incredibly diversified, encompassing a vast number of influences […]

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Andy Nolte releases LP

Written by on 13 July 2018

Andy Nolte releases LP TWITTER: https://twitter.com/andynolte1?lang=en Andy Nolte’s debut solo album is chock full of the goods. Nolte is a professional touring keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, singer, and songwriter residing in Austin, TX. Hailing from Corpus Christi TX, he is a self-taught player born into a family full of musicians. His eclectic tastes span many genres […]

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Spayed Koolie – Ashtray Change 

Written by on 13 July 2018

Spayed Koolie – Ashtray Change BANDCAMP: https://spayedkoolie.bandcamp.com/album/ashtray-change Spayed Koolie is the name of a little band from Florida that, if you’re keen on country music, you should definitely start familiarizing yourself with over the next coming months, because they’re coming to take over. Their latest record Ashtray Change is indeed a garage rock record tailored specifically for […]

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Matty T. Wall – Sidewinder

Written by on 11 July 2018

Matty T. Wall – Sidewinder YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujhp-Km8Yrk If you ever wonder why someone like Eric Clapton has enjoyed more long term commercial success than his other guitar hero contemporaries like Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, look no further than the fact Clapton has an effective singing voice while Beck and Page are always reliant on […]

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Steve Wheeler – Terminal Velocity

Written by on 11 July 2018

Steve Wheeler – Terminal Velocity SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/stevewheelermusic/sets/terminal-velocity-ep The EP release Terminal Velocity from composer Steve Wheeler is an instrumental effort, but listeners fond of such material will embrace the color and texture filling this work. It’s an obvious statement of music imagination in a time when people are often talking about the ongoing dumbing down of popular […]

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Captain Ledge releases LP

Written by on 10 July 2018

Captain Ledge releases LP SOUNDCLOUD: https://thecaptainledgeband.bandcamp.com/album/rumours-of-the-great-white-skunk Outsider music, a sort of kitschy label that I’ve never been particularly fond of when it comes to describing left field recording artists and their dabbling in the avant-garde, has been enjoying a bit of a renaissance this summer. New strains of rappers who are more influenced by acapella […]

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Crack of Dawn – Spotlight

Written by on 9 July 2018

Crack of Dawn – Spotlight URL: https://crackofdawnband.com/ Crack of Dawn’s new album Spotlight kicks off with outrageously infectious energy with the song “Crack of Dawn”. It initially promises something potentially meditative with its deliberate keyboard sheen introducing the track, but percolating drums soon enter the fray and the horn section vamps it up when the […]

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