Eve 6: Pick Six

“Victoria” is the newly released single off of Speak In Code, the most recent record to date for pop-rockers Eve 6. The album just dropped last week on Fearless Records and the band began their tour cycle playing SXSW. The group came together in the ‘90s and has …

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The Real McKenzies: Westwinds

This Vancouver-native group fit into a genre whose members are few-and-far-between. The musical style of The Real McKenzies is a mix of punk, rock, and traditional Scottish elements. The guys of The Real McKenzies adorn kilts on stage and, of course, include bagpipes on the record, Westwinds. The first …

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The Mastersons: Birds Fly South

Indie duo The Mastersons have come a long way from where they are rooted in Austin, TX. With their fresh release, Birds Fly South, which just hit shelves on April 10, the success that they once dreamed of is now a tangible reality. This guy and girl duo is …

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Hot Water Music: Exister

Hot Water Music’s latest work gives you a feeling of nostalgia even if it’s only your first time listening. With this record’s fast pace and its Americana vibe, Exister makes for the perfect summer time driving soundtrack. Raw, mature vocals are just the right complement to the precise guitar riffs …

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Sydbarret: The Swimmer

From New Jersey there is a seemingly endless outpouring of new recording artists each year. Core genres like heavy metal have not been erased over time—they have simply mothered branches that form new categories. Straight from the source, the Jersey-native band Sydbarret, a young metal group looking to make their …

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Perfume Genius: Tree Of Life

Perfume Genius is the brainchild of indie singer and lyricist Mike Hadreas. Put Your Back N 2 It, his latest work, was released on Feb. 21 by Matador Records. It has a deep, ethereal sound and goes in a refreshing direction when compared to his 2010 album, Learning. …

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The Revival Tour: American Eye-Opener

At a glance, the featured artists of The Revival Tour—Dan Andriano, Chuck Ragan, Tommy Gabel, Cory Branan, and Nathaniel Rateliff—are not where you would expect them to be. Originally, most of them are punk veterans from bands like Alkaline Trio, Against Me!, and Hot Water Music. Here they are …

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King Of Prussia: Transmissions From The Grand Strand

The resonance of Transmissions From The Grand Strand is akin to the sound of the eras past where psychedelic and folk-influenced music reigned. Making use of much percussion and four different stringed instruments, King Of Prussia are in complete control of the mood their newest full-length creates. The six-piece are …

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Hellsongs: Long Live Lounge

A cover album cannot be achieved properly without a vision. Although cover material is not original, the cover artists must have a clear idea of the direction in which they want to take someone else’s work. For Hellsongs, the goal was to bring lightness to darker music and if the …

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Hit The Lights: Invicta

It’s not difficult to get hooked on the super catchy guitar parts and simple vocals that comprise the latest album from the pop punk outfit, Hit The Lights. Even for one who is not a savvy music listener, their obviously likable qualities are easily recognizable. On the album, titled Invicta, …

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