Better Than Ezra: All Together Now

Some bands may be intimidated by the need to consistently put out progressively fresh music that still manages to attract a dedicated fanbase. Better Than Ezra have proven they are not one of those bands with the release of All Together Now. Their eighth album gives their signature alternative …

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Pale Hands: Spirit Lines

A wife-and-husband duo, Pale Hands hail from Massachusetts playing warm and sultry dream pop laid over several walls electronic beats and melodic hooks. Their debut, Spirit Lines, is as frontwoman Jen Johnson puts it, a “place to express my pop side,” a record whose uncomplicated nature belies the multitude …

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Wormburner: Pleasant Living In Planned Communities

Wormburner have no time nor need for a long, drawn-out introduction, and just like a novel without a prologue, Pleasant Living In Planned Communities immediately kicks into high gear, weaving several tales of soldiers, hustlers, and other characters living through desperation. The band effortlessly melds indie, punk, power pop, and …

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Maggie Bjorklund: Shaken

Maggie Bjorklund is a steel guitarist, singer, and composer from Denmark. She has gotten her name out there as a musician by working with many. Her experience includes having toured and recorded with Jack White, performed with Howe Gelb, X’s John Doe, and Exene Cervenka, and released her debut album …

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New Orleans Suspects: Ouroboros

Heavily impacted by the city that brought them together, the New Orleans Suspects have always drawn from their origins for the funky Southern rock style, and the direction of their music. And with the release of their third album, Ouroboros, you can feel the connection to their New Orleans …

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Electric Wizard: Time To Die

English doom metal band Electric Wizard return for their eighth studio album, Time To Die, and what a return it is. It’s been four years since their previous album, and about 12 since their original drummer Mark Greening joined them in the studio. The album was recorded at Toe …

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Brian Lopez: Static Noise

Soulfully detailing a troubled array of introspective experiences, Brian Lopez put out a record that combines the traditional insights of singer-songwriter music with lush and complex melodies spanning across different genres. Static Noise has traces of space rock, indie, folk, Americana, and world music, all pushing Lopez’s emotional struggles and …

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Horse Feathers: So It Is With Us

Following the success of their 2012 Billboard-topping full-length, Cynic’s New Year, the Portland, Oregon-based quartet Horse Feathers delight ecstatic indie folk enthusiasts this year with the release of their fifth studio effort, So It Is With Us. Led by singer-songwriter Justin Ringer, Horse Feathers have captivated fans …

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Casey Jack: Casey Jack

A self-proclaimed punk rocker with a perfectionist approach to production, Casey Jack debuts as an artist with an LP that is as melodic and polished as it is raw and alternative. Rooted in the legacy of punk rock’s aftermath, the main elements found on this record are post-punk, power pop, …

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Ty Segall: Manipulator

In an interview dating back to the 2011 release of his album Goodbye Bread, Ty Segall had stated he had plans for a heavier-sounding record that would throw people off. Although he has temporarily shelved influences like Sabbath and Hawkind he had listed, he has kept his promise with …

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