Sleepyhead: Wild Sometimes

Wild Sometimes is the fifth album by American rock band Sleepyhead since their formation in 1989. It is also their first in 15 years, with the previous record, The Brighter Shore, in 1999. The group was created in the basement of an NYU dorm, but eventually toured internationally with …

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John Gold: Arthur Unknown

There’s few things that can be said about John Gold while still doing him justice, but plenty to say about his latest album, Arthur Unknown. A true to his word folk singer, Gold waited to put out the best music he possibly could; traveling, writing, getting inspired and finally …

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Johanna Samuels: Double Bind

A Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, Johanna Samuels will release her debut, Double Bind, this July. Its poppy style was influenced by Samuels’ love of artists such as Elton John, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, as well as contemporary melodic pop artists like Elliott Smith and Aimee …

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Redleg Husky: Carolina

Americana/folk rock band from North Carolina, Redleg Husky, was formed in 2012. Their debut, Carolina, is a nod to their home state. The group was influenced by the musical grooves of such diverse artists as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Muddy Waters. Everyone in the …

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1,2,3: Big Weather

When discussing what it is that inspires an album, most expect to hear of topics such as hardship, relationships, experiences, emotions and other big concepts. Weather isn’t typically something that people would guess would lead to a great rock album. It is surprising just how much 1,2,3 have let extreme …

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Mimicking Birds: Eons

Mimicking Birds are a band that will immediately sit well with the indie crowd, especially those familiar and well-founded in the Modest Mouse fandom. Their latest work of art, Eons, is a semi-psychedelic head-trip of an indie rock album that will please both the senses and soothe the insatiable …

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Magicicada: Wrack With Ruin

As with any sort of noise project, trying to define Magicicada and explain what’s going on in Wrack With Ruin is quite difficult. At times the album is glitchy, at others it’s melodic, and at others it’s just plain confusing. There are harrowing vocal samples and sounds that couldn’t possibly …

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New God: Firework

Crafting together a follow-up to their debut full-length, Motorcar, the Baltimore, Maryland-based group New God introduce a blissful sophomore effort entitled Firework. Finding their inspiration while harmonizing ideas with one another at an abandoned racquetball court, brothers Kenny and Curt Tompkins immediately welded together their innovative psychedelic pop …

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Banner Pilot: Souvenir

Formed in Minnesota in 2005, Banner Pilot came together out of the ashes of an array of disbanded musical projects, most notably Rivethead, which founding members guitarist/vocalist Nick Johnson and bassist Nate Gangelhoff were previously a part of. Their latest release, Souvenir, marks the band’s fourth album, and third …

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Setting Sun: Be Here When You Get There

Currently based in Brooklyn, Setting Sun have released five albums since their formation in 2001. They are fronted by Gary Levitt, who also produces the indie rock band’s music. Their debut, 2002’s Holed Up, set the group’s mellow style, and started an excessive tour throughout the U.S. and Europe. …

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