The Midnight Moan: Comes In Phases

When we digest music, we analyze it. To elaborate, consider how we categorize music, try to understand lyrics, decipher musical ideas, and familiarize ourselves with possible influences; we basically try to grasp every aspect of it. Having a critical mind frame of music is vital, but it can be quite …

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Kazyak: See The Forest, See The Trees

If Modest Mouse and Bon Iver had a baby, they would name it Kazyak, and it would be one of those gorgeous celebrity babies seen on magazines. See The Forest, See The Trees, the debut EP for this obscure Minneapolis band, is as good as one can hope an …

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The Verve Pipe: Overboard

It was a cringing embarrassment when Matchbox 20 released their last record North in 2012, proving that most pop rock bands from the 1990s shouldn’t be making music anymore. A similar tragedy occurs with Overboard, The Verve Pipe’s first rock album in 13 years.

That this band had stopped …

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Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun: Quads

The Atlanta-based quartet Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun are a powerfully eccentric outlet that ignite the dance floor with a vibrant and electrifying sound which is often classified in the category “electro-fuzz rock,” along with other various and absurd subgenres that have been obscurely crafted in the indie pop …

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The Midnight Moan: Comes In Phases

In a time when so many complain about a decline in creativity, there are still some who try to warm up old soup and claim it’s still delicious instead of spoiled.

The Midnight Moan play traditional rock ‘n’ roll with nothing to show, if only a knack for imitation. The …

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Sam Densmore & Curtis Irie: Quit Work Make Music

When you name an album Quit Work Make Music, you create a to-do list for yourself. You’ve got to make sure that the lyrics are the right amount of nonchalant, that the tracks flow smoothly, and that you’ve captured a carefree demeanor that screams “cool.” It may seem like …

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Jim Cassady & Pablo: Panathenee

Sounding like a compelling cross of Kraftwerk and Bryan Ferry, a couple of young Frenchmen based in Berlin, Jim Cassady & Pablo, have collaborated to produce an album of mesmerizing electronic music. Recently released on the European label Humble Musique, the ethereal EP contains a quartet of instrumentals augmented by …

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Anna Tivel: Before Machines

You can probably recognize the phrase or a variation of, “Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.” This phrase serves as a reminder to pause in all the craziness to stop and enjoy nature’s simple beauty. If we can apply this to music, we’re sure to discover where the …

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Rebelution: Count Me In

Teaming up with 87 Music and Easy Star Records for the release of their fourth studio full-length, Count Me In, the Santa Barbara, California, quartet Rebelution continue to strive further to provide fans with a vigorous and optimistic reggae sound. For the last decade, Rebelution have been praised for …

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Eden Brent: Jigsaw Heart

Loyalty isn’t the most important key to good musicianship. Artists reinvent themselves all the time! They switch genres, experiment, and typically flexibility in the arts is something to be celebrated; this for the most part is the general consensus. Everyone wants to hear something new, but surprisingly consistency can be …

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