Midnight Faces: Fornication

Midnight Faces’ debut album, Fornication, is mellow and eccentric. The title-track is smooth and swanky, and while it doesn’t put one in the mood for fornicating, it does set the mood for an album with great potential. Fornication has thought provoking and emotive lyrics backed behind mystical beats and …

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The Front Bottoms: Talon Of The Hawk

The Front Bottoms have fallen a bit flat on their latest release, Talon Of The Hawk. The duo’s follow-up to their self-titled collection lacks some of the charm that made the band stand out in the first place. However, Talon Of The Hawk does have its own grace; it …

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Vasudeva: Life In Cycles

Life In Cycles is an eight-song release that clocks in a little bit over 30 minutes; not too long yet not too short for an instrumental release. Vasudeva opens up their latest project with “Ritual,” an energetic and edgy number that is a flavorful appetizer for what’s to come. The …

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The Trophy Fire: Directions For Daylight

Directions For Daylight, the recent release from San Fran’s The Trophy Fire, is hit-or-miss depending on the listener. The opening track, “Hey Dreamer,” starts out slow and dry but finishes strong. The beachy and relaxing number, complete with lulling and romantic guitars, works with the disc’s album art of …

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Boxed Wine: Cheap, Fun

Boxed Wine are a hidden gem in the liquor cabinet that is the New Jersey music scene. Their debut full-length, Cheap, Fun, is a top-shelf, smooth, refreshing drink that will have you dancing on tabletops by its end. In 10 songs, the quartet captures a carefree vibe; however, there …

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Night Beds: The Beginning Of The End

Night Beds will be kicking off the last remaining shows at Hoboken’s Maxwell’s before the club closes its doors. The start of 2013 was a strong one for the band, as their debut album, Country Sleep, dropped and has been received fairly well. Vocalist Winston Yellen’s dynamic and moving …

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Bronze Radio Return: Finishing First

Bronze Radio Return are doing just that: returning. After their last release dropped in 2011, they’re back with their highly anticipated album, Up, On, & Over. The disc, which was released on June 25, will be celebrated a few days later on June 27 at the Bowery Ballroom with …

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moe.: Can’t Get Enough

Not long after their Stone Pony Summer Stage show will moe. move on to their next gig. On June 26, the jam band will head over to the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club in New York. The show, which starts at 6:45 p.m., will feature moe. playing two sets that …

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Jeanne Jolly: Warm Welcomes

Jeanne Jolly’s debut album, Angels, has a very raw feel to it, and she’s bringing it to Teaneck, NJ’s Mexicali Live. The North Carolina songstress will be performing on June 27 at the venue alongside Joe Ferreri. Jolly’s wide vocal range and overall vast sound is sure …

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Deveykus: Brash And Brassy

To support their latest release, Deveykus are playing a show over at Littlefields in Brooklyn on June 27. Dan Blacksberg’s interesting take on the trombone really helps put the band on the map. Deveykus’ debut album, Pillar Without Mercy, was released June 18 via Tzadik. Alongside the experimental …

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