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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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20 February 2020

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Rob Georg Sings Just Like a Cowboy

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Germany’s Rob Georg sings what’s it like being a professional cowboy. The grit. The bloody and blistered hands. You could say the same thing about learning to play a guitar and even writing a song. He does ‘em both in the packed 15-song album Radio Cowboy. Relying more on strong storytelling then over-the-top music beds, Georg’s […]

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16 February 2020

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Mike Donello & the New Essentials release EP

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Mike Donello & the New Essentials simply have no time for the fluff that a lot of other pop groups would employ when making a debut record in their self-titled EP and its five lush tracks – on the contrary, theirs is a rookie offering that rejects the very notion of putting filler where genuinely […]

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12 February 2020

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Darren Michael Boyd gets his funk on via new LP

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Enormous melodies dressed as metallic daggers confront us with formidable strength in “The Earth is B flat.” The overdrive gets turned down while the tempo gets twisted in “This song won’t get played on the radio.” Darren Michael Boyd gets his funk on in “Was it something I said?” with just as much passion as […]

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