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Jerad Finck’s “Home”

Written by on 12 May 2019

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/2k05vn2KVMGeuTKhQeLEvL?si=H8QproQXTEOv8pkmw6h57Q 2019 has produced varying results for the American pop underground, but one of the shinier diamonds to see release this April is undoubtedly Jerad Finck’s “Home,” a low-key synth ballad that sees the young singer/songwriter transforming a reflective verse into an introspective confessional that stands out in his intriguing body of work. “Home” is […]

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Safe as Houses’ “Lucky Lucky”

Written by on 11 May 2019

URL: https://www.safeashouses.ca/ In a soft, half-whispered melody, we’re told “Look at where I’m falling from / Somewhere high enough to scare me” at the start of Safe as Houses’ “Lucky Lucky,” and though spiked with enigmatic prose of the most cultured variety, this indulgent opening verse is only a small sampling of what’s to come […]

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Whitebeard (Alan Curtis) releases new music

Written by on 11 May 2019

This April, Canadian crooner Whitebeard is taking listeners on a journey into what he’s calling Nashipeg; a bold fusion of north and south that is best embodied in the new single from his latest album Plaid Is the New Black, “Paris.” “Paris” has the look and feel of a country song with the cosmopolitan construction […]

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Zero Frequency release LP

Written by on 8 May 2019

The wallop of guitar and bass violence that is just waiting to come alive in “Disco Ball Rider” is only a sample of what listeners can expect to find in the heavier tracks included on Zero Frequency’s new record The Ocean’s End, Vol. 1, which alongside two other volumes is rocking the underground and stirring […]

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Trevor Drury New Single Head On The Tracks 

Written by on 7 May 2019

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/5M0CDx19b9E3K3bvWkULOo Trevor Drury has slowly, but surely, become one of the most discussed solo artists in the American indie underground over the last year, and he’s back in the headlines this March with a brilliant new single titled “Head on the Tracks” that fans and critics can’t seem to get enough of. Released on March 29thto […]

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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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