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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Dirty Lungs: Dirty Lungs

If albums were people, Dirty Lungs would have dissociative identity disorder. It sounds like a bad thing, but when you think of the lovability factor that makes the relationship between Tyler Durden and the narrator of Fight Club so great, it almost sounds like a badge of honor. It’s an …

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The Casket Girls: True Love Kills The Fairy Tale

Contrast can be an underappreciated element in art. A photo in black and white can highlight aspects that would be lost with color. Fairytales are typically associated with complexity, long stories that are embellished with description and intricate storylines. There is nothing that better contrasts sophistication than simplicity. On The …

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Hedley: Wild Life

Hedley are a Canadian pop rock band formed by Canadian Idol finalist Jacob Hoggard and his friends in 2003. So far, they have put out five albums, starting with 2005’s eponymous debut. Their most recent full-length, Wild Life, was issued in their native Canada last year, and was certified …

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A Fistful Of Sugar: Perspicacity

It has been said that good art has the ability to transport the consumer to another place. This new place could be an imaginary trip to another location, a travel in time to a different era, or even taking the listener to a new state of being. A Fistful Of …

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Melanie: Cross My Heart

Melanie Wagner is a local musician from Manchester, New Jersey, who offers a delightfully simplistic approach to songwriting. Putting her foot in the door with the release of her full-length, Cross My Heart, she charms her listeners with a soulfully-driven voice that complements her charisma.

Imagine that you’ve stumbled …

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The Delines: Colfax

The Delines are a Portland-based band formed in 2012 by former members of The Decemberists, The Damnation TX, Richmond Fontaine and Minus 5. They are named after one of the members had a dream of performing on stage, and The Delines was written across the kick drum. Their style is …

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Hank Green And The Perfect Strangers: Incongruent

Around seven years ago, Hank Green and his brother, John (a reputable novelist), sat down on YouTube to reconnect as brothers distanced by their separate lives. Over the time that’s followed, Hank’s released a great number of songs on an acoustic guitar, but nothing quite to the scale of an …

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