Freakwater: Scheherazade

The biggest critical struggle for alt-country vets Freakwater, it seems, is convincing critics that they haven’t been making the same album over and over again since their 1989 self-titled debut. For most critics, as well as fans, Freakwater peaked in 1995 with their fourth and best received album, Old Paint

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SKOLD: The Undoing

Tim Sköld, Swedish multi-instrumentalist, collaborator with KMFDM and Marilyn Manson and producer of his own early, youthful projects, has released an album under his name, SKOLD. Titled The Undoing, it could also have been set in all bold capitals on the jacket, to keep with its bold, aggressive nature. …

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Hemming: Hemming

New acoustic singer/songwriter, Hemming, has broken through the barrier between basement band and sensational songstress. Formerly known as Candice Martello, the Philadelphia native has faced her fair share of struggles in the music world, but her single “Vitamins” catapulted the Drexel graduate into a record deal and overnight success. The …

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Baked Goods: One Of Those Things

What do you get when you throw jazzy riffs and some good rock ‘n’ roll into one song? Baked Goods: a spicy, yet refreshing twist of funk and light jazz. All from the same New York area, the quintet joined forces in high school—and their idea to become a band …

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Symphony X: Underworld

Every now and then, you get that one band that makes you question every recent addition you’ve made to your music library. In a world that stresses so much on mainstream pop, it’s easy to overlook the musicians who aren’t airing on MTV’s top hits every two minutes or so. …

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Senses Fail: Pull The Thorns From Your Heart

Most of us can attest to the sporadic sensation of feeling isolated, especially in a world that’s meant for everyone to magically harmonize in. Sure, seclusion is an unshakably pesky feeling, but when you think about it, there are a million other people out there who have felt the same …

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I Am The Albatross: Lonesome Son

Conjured in Austin, Texas, I Am The Albatross are expanding their horizons and have recently completed their second album, Lonesome Son. The trio has remained in their home state, but after a year of creating and playing, they were able to produce new material for their growing fan base. …

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High On Fire: Luminiferous

The spirited band, High On Fire, certainly live up to their name. The seasoned group have recently released their whopping seventh album, Luminiferous. These guys play a mish-mosh of different metal styles: from stoner to sludge to heavy, they entice their fans to accept and appreciate the varied forms. …

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What’s Eating Gilbert: That New Sound You’re Looking For

This may sound presumptuous, but for many people, there is no greater healer than the power of music. Although those melancholic, crooning pop bands are tempting during stressful times, my best suggestion would be to listen to stuff that’ll turn your whole day around for the better. What’s Eating Gilbert …

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Crystal Bright And The Silver Hands: The Absolute Elsewhere

Stepping from the world of anthropology and education to a stage permeating a twist of gypsy/jazz and pop, Crystal Bright And The Silver Hands have recently released their second hauntingly captivating album, The Absolute Elsewhere. The North Carolina singer/songwriter, Crystal Bright, showcases her immense knowledge in various genres of …

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