Sunbears!: Future Sounds

Marking their five-year anniversary, Sunbears! are having a wonderful year. To name a few things of what the band has been up to: They were a part of one of the country’s biggest music festivals, they issued a vinyl of their 2009 EP, Dream Happy Dreams, and they’re finally …

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Wannabe Jalva: Collecture

Brazilian rock outfit Wannabe Jalva may be based out of the city of Porto Alegre, but their sound, carrying little local influence, is one that draws inspiration from distant corners of the planet and beyond. Their newest EP, Collecture, is a versatile and fluctuating work of mellow but passionate …

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ODESZA: In Return

Production duo ODESZA have made a stir in the electronic music scene. The duo consists of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, who go by CatacombKid and BeachesBeaches, respectively. They’re no strangers to the music festival circuit, even ending their spring tour this year by playing Coachella.

If I were to …

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Buddy: Last Call For The Quiet Life

Describing their music as “wimpycore,” Los Angeles indie rock outfit Buddy recently released their second album, Last Call For The Quiet Life. A record with a multitude of elements but grounded in a very set style, the album is the evolution of a musical project that started …

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Martin Carr: The Breaks

Martin Carr is commonly known for his time as the principle songwriter and guitarist for the UK band The Boo Radleys, but for over a decade Carr has been releasing music on his own. The singer-songwriter has created a new album that has pop, rock, and even indie influences. His …

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We Were Promised Jetpacks: Unravelling

Highly renowned by their peers for their innovative and mesmerizing delivery, Scotland’s We Were Promised Jetpacks have truly defined themselves amongst the modern alternative rock community over the years. With an enticing name to resonate with their explosive sound, the Edinburgh-based quartet brings to life their most confidentially articulate release …

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The Asteroid #4: The Asteroid No. 4

The Asteroid #4 hail from Northern California as a proudly underground quintet, making some of the spaciest and evocative music in the neo-psychedelic scene. With this eponymous album, their eighth release since first forming in the late ‘90s, they continue to deliver quality soundtracks for the reality-adverse and stargazers alike.…

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Reigning Sound: Shattered

Reigning Sound released Shattered, their follow-up to 2009’s Love And Curses, back in July. However, Shattered feels more like a late August/early September record, like something I’d rock out to on the first day of school. It’s still got the carefree, mellow nature of summer in its sound, …

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In The Valley Below: The Belt

For L.A. duo In The Valley Below, getting emotional is not contradictory to a stylish and glamorous sound. In fact, the band combines the two vividly to formulate a record that is equal parts sentimental and danceable, and where neither obstructs the other, but rather flow together in the same …

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Zak Smith: Signs Of Life

Zak Smith has had no problem making a name in the New Jersey music scene, and the singer-songwriter has continued to release music since 2007. The Montclair native has provided his live performance to audiences for years and has become a veteran to stages of the Northeast. Smith’s extensive experience …

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