The Trews: Rising In The States

Canadian hard rockers, The Trews, may not be a familiar name to many on this side of the border, but in their homeland they’ve experienced great success with their five studio albums and 16 Top 10 singles. Additionally, their latest self-titled record came out in April of last year …

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Cass McCombs: A Real Folk Vet

            Cass McCombs is one of those artists that perpetually sounds so fresh, it’s easy forget how long they’ve been making music. Since 2002, McCombs has been crafting quality psychedelic power-pop in the vein of everyone from The Eagles to Devendra Banhart. In addition to releasing eight full-length albums in that …

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Cauldron: Returning But Not In Ruin

Toronto’s Cauldron sounds as if they never got the memo that the golden age of heavy metal ended over 20 years ago. “No Return/In Ruin,” the lead single and first track off their upcoming album, In Ruin, shares the same DNA as all those classic Iron Maiden, Metallica, and …

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Thank You Scientist: Scientific Sounds

Hailing from Montclair, NJ, Thank You Scientist boasts a unique sound that combines the punk-prog-metal vibe of bands like Coheed And Cambria with elegant string and horn arrangements that, at times, sound like everyone from Streetlight Manifesto to Morphine to Bitches Brew-era Miles Davis. The songs on their debut …

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Everything Ever: Reaching Solid Ground

New York punks, Everything Ever, in many ways, truly embody the whole 21st century pop-punk ethos. They’ve got their lyrics about apathy, boredom, and attempts at self-improvement. Musically, their songs alternate between fast-paced power chords and lead into big choruses that are practically designed to be sung along with. …

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A Sunny Day In Glasgow: A Sunny Dream

            A Sunny Day In Glasgow took a radically different approach to recording their latest double EP, Planning Weed Like It’s Acid/Life Is Loss. While their previous release, Sea When Absent, was the culmination of a lengthy four-year writing and recording process, according to the band, this album was recorded …

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Good Old War: Warm Melodies

Despite the fact that their most recent music video for their song “Tell Me What You Want From Me” features, of all things, exploding clowns, Philadelphia’s Good Old War have a pleasant relaxed sound. They sound a bit like a tighter, less long-winded, and more pop radio-friendly version of Kurt …

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Deaf Rhino: Sex, Drugs, Rock, And Rhino

To say Glen Rock, NJ’s Deaf Rhino have had a good year is almost an understatement. In addition to releasing their well-received debut album, Dirt Rust Chaos, in May, the four-piece has headlined two sold-out shows at the famous Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken, and they’ll be playing a third …

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Heather Woods Broderick: Gliding Toward Perfection

Heather Woods Broderick’s second full-length, Glider, at times, sounds like a long-overdue 21st century update to the quietly spaced-out folk-country first imagined by Cowboy Junkies on Trinity Session, but it also contains elements of dream-pop, reminiscent of Elizabeth Frazer’s work with Cocteau Twins. Her voice is atmospheric …

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Foals: What’s Going Down

It’s hard to believe that England’s Foals have been making music for 10 years. It seems only yesterday that math-dance-punk outfit blew up with “Cassius” off their debut album, Antidotes. Since then, they’ve released three more albums and their high-energy performances have become a popular staple on the indie rock …

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