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20 March 2019

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NoTrace feat. Glenn Travis release “Vibrations”

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YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUlnyin8tt0&feature=youtu.be Creating a mood within a song is essential to making the narrative of its lyrics stick with the listener long after the music ceases to play, and for NoTraceand Glenn Travis, you couldn’t be asking a simpler task. The duo come together in the new single “Vibrations,” a heartfelt hip-hop ballad about the virtues of self-awareness and facing the challenges of […]

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12 March 2019

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DocFell & Co. return with another surreal slice of unvarnished Americana

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DocFell & Co. return with another surreal slice of unvarnished Americana in their incredible new album Heaven, Hell or Oklahoma, which was released last month to critical acclaim. In songs like the ominous “Peace Maker,” sizzling “A Different Drum,” rollicking “Mean Marie” and swinging “Beulah Land,” singer John Fell puts down some of his most endearing […]

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12 March 2019

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Bud Summers releases 3 new tracks

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In a new three-track teaser for his upcoming LP Hard Lessons, bluesy singer/songwriter Bud Summers takes some jazzy basslines out for a walk and colors the rhythm that accompanies them with a sophisticated texture that he’s built his brand on. Summers is ably backed by Rob McDonnell on bass, John Hand on keyboard and Marc Waters […]

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11 March 2019

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The Gary Douglas Band’s “Million Miles Away”

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FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/garydouglasband/ Photographs tumble onto a desktop. We cut to a car blaring down the highway towards a city. An Italian diner. Dropping a quarter into a jukebox. The Gary Douglas Band’s “Million Miles Away” plays as we watch the lyrics flash across the screen in this new video from the acclaimed country unit, the […]

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8 March 2019

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The Vics demonstrate their immense depth of emotion

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In two of their most lyrically vulnerable compositions thus far in their career, The Vics demonstrate their immense depth of emotion, musicality, and overall studio prowess with the release of “Fourth and Clay” and “Proud.” Anyone who has been following the east coast indie rock circuit as of late is already well aware of the […]

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8 March 2019

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Casey Ahern “He Was Summer”

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URL: www.caseyahern.com The bold balladry of “Indio,” one of four exciting new songs on Casey Ahern’s EP He Was Summer, starts off humbly enough on the whim of a poignant acoustic guitar melody that ambitiously marches into a danceable groove. Suddenly we’re washed with electric guitars and an evenly-paced rhythm led by Ahern’s honeysweet vocals, a […]

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8 March 2019

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Derrick Davis gets Anti-Social 

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Thunderous drums rain down on us from the heavens as a black and white bassline gets a shot of adrenaline from neon-tinted riffage. A spicy vocal track weaves its way into the fabric of the melody, beckoning us closer to the flames that the percussive beats are throwing off every few seconds. This is “Best […]

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8 March 2019

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Matt Shapiro drops EP

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URL: https://mattshapiromusic.com In the song “Is There Something Going On?,” Matt Shapiro emits one glistening verse after another against a subtle backdrop of ebbing instrumental harmonies that seem to linger in the air well after the music stops playing. The lumbering “Water’s Edge” takes a slightly different approach in smothering us with mountainous melodies, but […]

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4 March 2019

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The Muddy Crows “Straight Crazy”

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In his casual, swaggering drawl, The Muddy Crows’ Dan Wolff sings; “Girl, I’m hearing all the things you say to me / The words are hanging heavy like food on a Wrapping Tree / I could reach up and take them, but there is something in your eyes / I don’t know what it is, […]

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1 March 2019

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“Some Girls” by Penelope Robin

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URL: http://www.peneloperobin.com/ Pop music is defined by those special artists who come around every so often and introduce us to poetry meshed with melody that doesn’t just get stuck in our heads – it affects us on an emotional level, such as “Some Girls,” the new single from Penelope Robin, does. “Some Girls” is a […]

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