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Author: Sebastian Cole

Canada’s own Wave 21 Releases New Music

Written by on 24 July 2021

It’s really easy to fall in love with the North American underground right now, and if you’re keeping up with Canada’s own Wave 21 at the moment, you already know exactly what I’m talking about. The formerly insular Canadian circuit has been producing smashing content from the likes of Wave 21 for several years now, but the band’s new record Brace Yourself is […]

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The Color Forty Nine Release New Music

Written by on 24 July 2021

A quaint strum here, an aggressive harmony there. Spun together out of fragmented melodies and broken emotions reimagined in lyrics, we find a bittersweet story to behold in the new album String Ladders from The Color Forty Nine that perhaps speaks to the fractures in alternative music, both self-created and aesthetically inevitable. In songs like the short […]

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“Heavy Shoes” LP by The Cold Stares

Written by on 23 July 2021

In Cold Stares riveting and dynamic new effort, Heavy Shoes changes speeds and tempos and presents the band’s gift of creating songs with freedom and clarity. Breathtaking in scope, Heavy Shoes takes the listener on a ride back to the days of Iron Maiden, Soundgarden and classic White Stripes. WEBSITE: Each song is perfectly […]

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Little King is Back With New Album

Written by on 21 July 2021

Little King is a band with a backstory that astounds many, and confounds a few. It was 25 years ago, that Ryan Rosoff decided it was time to branch out on his own from his prior band, and find his inner royalty. Since that time, Little King has gone through multiple iterations, and even a […]

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“The Last Gun” by Eagle Johnson

Written by on 16 July 2021

At once reminiscent of the growling tonal menace of The Stooges and something even further left of the dial, Eagle Johnson’s fretwork in the new album The Last Gun is probably the biggest reason it left me hypnotized upon hearing it for the first time. For the past ten years, good guitar rock has been inconceivably hard […]

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Musician Paul Rocha Releases New Music

Written by on 1 July 2021

Indie rock’s greatest moments have always been born of experimentations rebellious and reckless alike, and Paul Rocha’s new LP Apophenia seems to embody a little bit of both inside of its ten captivating tracks. From the haunting, Beat Happening-style “Sister Silhouette” to the fiercer “Sweet Marianne,” Apophenia sees Rocha dabbling in poetic complexities more than he is instrumental virtuosities, […]

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Pistols At Dawn Release EP

Written by on 18 June 2021

When it comes to maintaining consistency in content and energy, the guys in Pistols At Dawn are experts. Any project you listen to by them feels as concise and focused as the last, and their latest EP, Nocturnal Youth, is no exception. The four tracks are all extremely well-produced, and they each feel inevitably destined […]

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“Don’t Look Down” by Doug Kistner

Written by on 12 June 2021

Doug Kistner’s “Don’t Look Down” is the latest single from the New Jersey singer and keyboardist. Kistner has an extensive history working as a touring musician who has shared stages with a variety of acts such as John Waite, Chicago’s Danny Seraphine, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, as well as Blood Sweat and Tears. He has a […]

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GREYE Releases New Album

Written by on 11 June 2021

2020 was probably the most devastating year rock music has endured in a long time, and it had almost nothing to do with the prime talent rocking the American underground these days. One of my favorite indie acts at the moment, Greye has a new album in So Far So Good out this summer that seeks to […]

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