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19 March 2020

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Calling Adam releases new Album

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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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19 March 2020

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The Wildcat O’Halloran Band release Album 

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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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17 March 2020

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

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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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17 March 2020

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Tonne’s Bridey Murphy (EP)

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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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16 March 2020

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Silvermouse releases Earthadelik LP

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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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14 March 2020

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“Lucky” by Greye

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A rollicking guitar riff. A sizzling lead vocal. The percussive thrust of a strong southern wind. On their own, any of the three aforementioned elements would make for an interesting song, but in Greye’s new single “Lucky,” these components come together to create a stealthy rock swing-fest that can’t be turned down once it’s been […]

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10 March 2020

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“Try a Likkle More” by Jonathan Emile

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The late 2010s were leaving a lot to be desired amongst alternative artists in the underground, but with 2020 upon us at last, a new wave of exciting releases is as well – starting with Jonathan Emile’s fascinating new reggae disc, Spaces-in-Between. Led by the fantastically surreal “Try a Likkle More,” Spaces-in-Between is an eclectic (and sometimes eccentric) […]

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6 March 2020

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Carlos Washington releases a “Little Bit of Texas”

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Carlos Washington’s Steel Horse Swing might not be a household name for most Americans, but in the album Little Bit of Texas, the self-proclaimed king of western swing is rolling like he’s on top of the world – and loving every minute of it. In the songs like the record’s namesake, “The King of Western […]

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2 March 2020

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Patricia Lazzara releases Radiance (LP)

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In a misty haze of delicate piano, Patricia Lazzara’s Radiance LP rises from the silence ever so slowly before embracing us with the warmth of a flute melody that will be found not only in this opening track, titled “Woodland Sonatine,” but throughout the record’s brightest and darkest of moments – a gorgeous soprano-led “Ave Maria,” extended […]

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28 February 2020

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Little King releases 5 song EP

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Proving their sound is anything but little, the three-piece rock band Little King channels the influences of three different states and to create a thrilling final product in the five-song EP Occam’s Foil. Brash and bold, Occam’s Foil gives the listener a smattering of rock, Spanish influences and even some classically- sounding moments. Comprised of […]

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