Loveskills: Multiplicity

A fusion of synth, bass, and subtle vocals make up the signature sound of Loveskills, otherwise known as Richard Spitzer. He is the one-man, hip-hop-influenced, post-dubstep talent behind Multiplicity. Track one is “Cover Me,” a cut with an intro that sonically mirrors an ‘80s dance song. Synth dominates this …

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Bear Colony: Soft Eyes

Bear Colony dropped their second release, Soft Eyes, on Nov. 12. “We Don’t Know Harm I” sets the stage for the soundscape of this record. The opening cut is slow with vocals and a tone that puts the listener into a lull. The style overall is reminiscent of a …

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Said The Whale: Little Mountain

Earlier this year, the full-length Little Mountain was released by the mellow, pop rock Vancouver quintet, Said The Whale. “We Are 1980” opens the record with hooks and singing akin to the style of The Shins, with a chorus of gang vocals that strike a chord. “Big Sky, MT” begins …

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Lasorda: Lasorda

Lawrence, Kansas-based outfit Lasorda are bringing 2012 to a close with their self-titled album that is scheduled to be on sale Dec. 11. Their debut, released by Clifton Motel, begins with “The Age Of Wonder,” a dreamy tune full of whimsical singing and poetic storytelling. On “Basque On The Borderline,” …

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The Epilogues: Cinematics

Denver, CO-based alt-rock band The Epilogues have a new release available for listening called Cinematics. This record begins with “The Shadow King” which, like its title, has an element of gloom about it. With a somber guitar riff and addictive lyrics, one is soon to be humming along with …

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Interview with Tanner Merritt from O’Brother: Room With A View

Atlanta-based experimental outfit O’Brother released their first full-length album late last year, Garden Window, and spent the last few months touring in support of it. Performing alongside the likes of Circa Survive, O’Brother are certainly taking steps in the right direction. Garden Window was produced by friends of the …

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Eastern Anchors: Drunken Arts And Pure Sciences

Jersey natives Eastern Anchors have a new contemporary release titled Drunken Arts And Pure Sciences. The local group incorporates new-age alternative influences into their signature ‘90s-esque sound. Opening the album is “Crown Vic,” a simple rock song that seems to have branched from the same tree as The Smashing …

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The Agony Family: Earth!

Colonia-based electro pop ensemble The Agony Family has released a record as a follow-up to the group’s previous work, Yourself United. Pressing forward with their more structured 2012 self-produced piece, Earth! is a super poppy, synth-oriented ride of beats and vocals that stick. The track “Autumnatic” is a roller …

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An Interview with The Hush Sound: Returning With A Bang

Since their 2008 release, Goodbye Blues, the members of the indie pop group The Hush Sound had taken an extended break that was dotted with only the occasional show here and there. In the meantime, they pursued other ventures, musically and otherwise, but at the end of the day, …

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Sevendust @ Architekt Music

BUTLER, NJ—The foundation of being good at what you do begins with humility. This can be especially difficult if you are in a renowned metal band, where the fans do not only worship the music, but the members themselves. Clearly, the guys in question here have their feet on the …

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