Shivery Shakes: Three Waves & A Shake

Austin-based trio the Shivery Shakes have their new release ready to share. Despite their roots in Texas, the musicians have an overextending ambiance on the record that will make you feel like you’re on a beach in California in the ‘50s. Complete with album artwork of a milkshake and waves …

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Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad: Steady

Throughout the years, we’ve seen reggae paired up with countless genres including rock, ska, pop, dub, and even EDM. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad have carved a new path, though, by combining reggae with Americana, bluegrass, and country. Steady, the band’s fourth album, sees a mastering of the reggae …

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Ben Ottewell: Rattlebag

What’s the recipe for an astounding album? Well, first you take two parts country, equal parts rock ‘n’ roll, then a dash of heart and soul, and finally, find an artist who can exemplify all of this successfully. Said artist is Ben Ottewell, and said album is Rattlebag, his …

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Virginia Wing: Measures Of Joy

With bands constantly emerging from the woodwork, it’s important to make a memorable entrance into the music scene. And with their inimitable debut album, Measures Of Joy, the trio that is Virginia Wing is redefining the music industry’s preconceived genres altogether. This South London threesome cites influences such as …

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Faust: j US t

Krautrock; it’s a word not too many people can honestly say they know. It’s experimental, psychedelic, progressive, jazzy, and electronic. It’s a niche genre, and not too many newer bands are willing to dive into it. If you were to Google Search “krautrock,” almost all of the bands mentioned were …

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Robin Bacior: Water Dreams

Some people find drowning to be one of the most horrific deaths imaginable. Some can interpret it as an artistic interpretation. One might be a bit morbid compared to the other, but both are profound analyses. Robin Bacior has a new album, Water Dreams, which depicts just how beautifully …

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The Successful Failures: Captains Of Industry, Captains Of War

In recent years, more and more bands have adopted Americana imagery, be it merch with Boy Scout-styled patches on it, album covers with pictures of Appalachian forests, or wearing collegiate apparel, like Bluto from Animal House. The Successful Failures, however, manage to exemplify this image with their blue-collar indie …

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Mike Hudson & The Pagans: Hollywood High

Even a more than two-decade hiatus can’t diminish pure talent and passion. Mike Hudson & The Pagans are proving just that with the release of their first new album in 24 years, Hollywood High. The background of the album is immediately apparent from the album cover itself, where The …

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Loveskills: Pure

Already a known DJ and producer-songwriter out of Brooklyn, Richard Spitzer, the one-man talent behind Loveskills, continues to forge his path with his latest EP, Pure, released Nov. 4. His latest release since his last EP, Reskilled, dropped during the summer of 2013, Pure is a six-track EP …

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Black Crown Initiate: The Wreckage Of Stars

Pennsylvania-based metal band Black Crown Initiate have recently put out their label debut, The Wreckage Of Stars. This album features a wide array of music, with tracks ranging from spacey ambience to downright death metal.

One of the more prominent songs on the album, “The Malignant” opens up with …

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