Experiment 34: No Longer Strangers

It’s always refreshing to hear about new bands from New Jersey and Experiment 34 is one of them. Although they were previously known as The Strangers., their new name is allowing for a new beginning, but with the same punch they had before and more. Their psychedelic type of alternative …

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TW Walsh: Fruitful Music

Pedro The Lion was a classic indie rock band that split up 10 years ago, but multi-instrumentalist TW Walsh has kept himself plenty busy since then. He has released music as The Soft Drugs and has done production work for Sufjan Stevens, The Cold War Kids, and Starflyer 59. His …

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Junior Boys: Big Hits

Canadian electro-pop duo Junior Boys have been crafting synth–heavy pop tunes since 1999. Since releasing their debut album, Last Exit, in 2004, the duo, which consists of Jeremy Greenspan and Johnny Dark, have taken their time releasing music working on side projects in the interim. They just released Big

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Nap Eyes: Slacker Champs

Halifax’s Nap Eyes’ second album, Thought Rock Fish Scale, comes only a few months after the stateside release of their debut, Whine Of The Mystic. The band proudly wears its slack-rock influences on its sleeves—both early (The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed) and, well, less early (Pavement, Destroyer). …

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Bag Raiders: Two Shooting Stars

Emerging from Sydney, Australia, a duo came together to create the unique sounds that make up Bag Raider. The electronic, synthpop band formed just about 10 years ago, when Jack Glass and Chris Stracey originally assembled to mix 1970s rock music with hip-hop. From there, they began releasing EPs …

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Mike Edel: India Seattle To NYC

Perhaps you haven’t heard of singer-songwriter Mike Edel, but that is likely soon to change, as Edel is currently a rising star in the indie folk world. Fans of David Gray and Wilco will fall in love with Edel’s unique brand of folk pop, as well as his crisp …

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Tal Wilkenfeld: Taking Her Place

Until recently, bassist Tal Wilkenfeld was most likely best known as a background performer, having played with a wide array of famous musicians including Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ryan Adams, Prince, and Pharell. Her performance with Jeff Beck at Crossroads Festival in 2013 went viral and has …

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SWMRS & The Frights: Punk Rock Princes

Oakland, California’s SWMRS’ third album, Drive North, is their first album not under their previous name, Emily’s Army, and it’s also their first album not produced by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, father of drummer Joey Armstrong. Drive North is a classic punk rock album lyrically in the …

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Daddy Tapes Benefit: Tribute To A Legend

The story behind the Daddy Tapes Benefit is one of punk rock folklore. His son’s band Bill Popp and the Tapes played regularly at CBGB’s and, during the time where punk rock attracted a predominantly young crowd, Daddy Tapes not only supported his son by showing up at gigs, but …

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Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams: One True Pairing

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams are a country couple who have finally come out with an 11-song self-titled debut album in June. They met in the ‘80s and have been playing together since. Their marriage took place shortly after they met and their true love has influenced the most meaningful …

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