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“Explode” by Chris Ning

Written by on 3 November 2020

With a vocal like his, Chris Ning doesn’t need to do much to make a simple single sound like something a symphony created, and this has never been quite as true as it is in the new track “Explode” and its accompanying music video, both of which are out now and available everywhere smart indie […]

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Les Fradkin’s “System Crash”

Written by on 31 October 2020

Stepping out of the shadows with a gentle, flute-born melody, Les Fradkin’s “System Crash” doesn’t start off with a lot of fireworks, but don’t let this initially soft introduction fool you – what’s about to come pouring out of these speakers is as potent as anything the legendary player has put his name on thus […]

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“Smile When You’re Wasted” from Marc Miner

Written by on 28 October 2020

With an easygoing groove behind a rustic set of strings, there’s nothing cosmetically experimental about the surface appeal of “Everything but Modest,” but upon closer inspection, this outlaw country balladry is anything but conventional structurally. Like the other ten songs we find on the new record Smile When You’re Wasted from Marc Miner, there’s a certain rock […]

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Ten Penny Gypsy – “Fugitive Heart” (LP)

Written by on 23 October 2020

Ten Penny Gypsy’s Fugitive Heart, despite its faithful invocation of traditional Americana, is a thoroughly modern recording. The production is top notch on each of its ten songs and this approach to the material helps frame it in a modern sonic light rather than sounding like music from out of another time. There are such qualities […]

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From the Headache to the Heartache by The Confusionaires

Written by on 17 October 2020

If there’s one genre that refuses to die, it’s rock n’ roll, and never has its storied vitality been quite as obvious as it arguably is in 2020, with bands like The Confusionaires keeping some of its vintage tones alive via From the Headache to the Heartache for a generation seemingly eager to embrace them. URL: […]

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Shayne Cook Releases “Epiphonetics”

Written by on 16 October 2020

Shayne Cook’s nine song studio album debut Epiphonetics raises the curtain on his professional musical career in auspicious fashion. Hailing from Down Under, the Australian native boasts a variety of influences apparent with a single listen. Cook’s writing begins on a high note with first track “The Stawell Gift” and the atmospheric musical arrangement draws you into […]

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FrankySelector “She’s so Carefree”

Written by on 14 October 2020

There’s no shortage of chills to behold in the new single/video combo from FrankySelector “She’s so Carefree,” but if you ask me, the main source of this song’s excitement can be traced to its amazing vocal harmonies. Reminiscent of a 70’s soul that sounds particularly warm in this crossover analogue mix, the voices coming together […]

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Jaco Releases “Dose” LP

Written by on 13 October 2020

Birmingham based Jaco breaks out on Dose with a wonderful ten tracks anyone can listen to in the depressing 2020 Covid-19 era.  The songs are truly magnificent and really fit in at the right time for all that is going on in the world these are positive and uplifting songs of the power pop variety […]

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Christian singer/songwriter Antwan Jenkins Releases Two New Singles

Written by on 12 October 2020

Music in itself is a spiritual experience, and that connection, that power is exerted so eloquently from artist to listener. When singers and songwriters combine faith, religion and spirituality into the recipe, the resulting outcome puts on full display the power of humanity. It goes beyond music. Christian singer/songwriter Antwan Jenkins shares his faith, his […]

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