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The One Tonic (feat. Matt Soren) releases ”Won’t Stop” EP 

Written by on 26 March 2020

The One Tonic’s five song EP Won’t Stop is the product of singer, musician, and songwriter Matt Soren’s experiences living life in recovery from chemical dependency and enduring the life-threatening illness of his wife. You will find no direct references to either experience in the lyrics of these songs, but Soren implies much throughout and hearing the […]

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Badgertrap releases Man Shed Head Crisis 

Written by on 26 March 2020

Whether he’s filling our speakers with a chilly white noise that somehow finds some warmth in the melody it churns out in “Scrotum,” hammering away at a patient beat in the progressive “Despite Everything,” redefining surreal pop using punk rock aesthetics in Slug,” slashing a simplistic harmony to shreds (poetically, mind you) in “How Long” […]

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We Are Vibrational Beings’ new album Return to Love

Written by on 26 March 2020

Stomping to life in a warm, string-powered march out of the silence, “Footsteps in the Attic of My Mind” comes into focus almost instantly after pressing play, but it isn’t until we’re a minute or two into the composition’s unfurling harmony of colorful strings and vocals that we’re able to appreciate all of its intricacies […]

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Thermal and a Quarter release “Leaders of Men” single

Written by on 24 March 2020

Thermal and a Quarter’s new album A World Gone Mad is their eighth studio collection and the single “Leaders of Men” promises this new album ranks among the band’s best. The Bangalore, India headquartered quartet has traveled the world, playing numerous global locales, and opened shows for bands like Jethro Tull and Guns ‘n’ Roses. I am […]

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“Piano Sentiments One” by Karluca

Written by on 23 March 2020

Karluca’s eleven song album release Piano Sentiments One is an instrumental effort guided by his classical piano influences. Other instruments, however, play an important role in shaping this collection. His classical music influences form the foundation of his musical knowledge, but Karluca’s exposure to electronic instruments, particularly keyboards, during his teens and beyond opened up new creative […]

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Calling Adam releases new Album

Written by on 19 March 2020

Neatly tucked between layers of a melodicism both psychedelic and loosely jazzy in tone, we find the seductive voice of Calling Adam ready to transport us to another consciousness in the potent “Distinguish Yourself Through Clouds of Smoke,” one of the more surreal tracks to behold on his new record, The Year of My Manifestation. As […]

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The Wildcat O’Halloran Band release Album 

Written by on 19 March 2020

Crunchy and volatile in “If Ifs Were 5ths,” melodic but gutturally textured in “I Wonder Who” and straight-up explosive in “Got Love If You Want It,” one of the most important elements for us to behold in The Wildcat O’Halloran Band’s Deck of Cards is its searing guitar parts, the best of which are scattered across each […]

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“Rise with the Dawn” (single) The Deer’s Cry single

Written by on 17 March 2020

Nashville based quartet The Deer’s Cry are debuting with the full length album release Rise With the Dawn and the first single from the release, its title cut, will make a big impression on listeners. Devotees of traditional music, particularly Irish, will flock to the band’s atmospheric invocation of a bygone era, but the songwriting and presentation […]

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Tonne’s Bridey Murphy (EP)

Written by on 17 March 2020

Guitars shaped like sonic buzz-saws bombard us with their fuzzy discordance in “Perfect Dream.” Slender, colorful grooves find a bright melodic core to straddle in “The Great Game.” Thunderbolts of texture and tonality trap commentarial poetry right where we need it to be in “Catalina,” and though a similar formula is employed in “Jesus, Julie […]

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Silvermouse releases Earthadelik LP

Written by on 16 March 2020

Colorful synth melodies crash into each other violently while lush, physical textures present themselves in everything from the percussion to the basslines we encounter in the 2019 LP from Silvermouse, Earthadelik, and although it isn’t the first time this Puerto Rican electronica unit have dazzled with their sonic showmanship, this latest release definitely sounds like […]

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