The Feeling: Boy Cried Wolf

The Feeling are a London-based rock band formed in 1995. They have released four full-lengths, starting with their 2006 debut, Twelve Stops And Home. Their most recent record, Boy Cried Wolf, was released in their native Britain in 2013, but crossed our shores only recently. The group has played …

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Drake Bell: Ready Steady Go

After years of being remembered as that kid on a nickelodeon TV show, Drake Bell has finally broken the mold with Ready Steady Go, a sort-of compilation album with tons of throwback to traditional rock ‘n’ roll. Everything about it screams nostalgia, from the modernized classic rock covers, to …

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Ships Have Sailed: Someday

Beginning as a solo project by the Los Angeles-based musician Will Carpenter, Ships Have Sailed serves as the artist’s creative outlet, an alternative to his main gig as the lead guitarist for rock-infused hip-hop band 7Lions. Someday is Ships Have Sailed’s first release, and serves as a prelude to a …

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Joseph Lemay: Seventeen Acres

My father spent his first 18 years of his life in North Carolina. Forever loyal to his home, he spent my early years using mixtapes to introduce me to country music inside his pickup truck. I’m no expert on country music, but I have heard a whole lot of it. …

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Rotary Downs: Traces

Rotary Downs are a New Orleans-based indie rock band that formed in 2002. They have recently released their fifth album, Traces, which is their first since 2010’s Cracked Maps And Blue Reports. The group has played worldwide, from festivals like Bonnaroo, to the Marché International Du Disque Et …

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Jolie Holland: Wine Dark Sea

Singer-songwriter Jolie Holland is an enchanting artist who is not afraid to break the mold by delivering a soulful musical approach that embodies a dark yet trembling sound. Incorporating elements of old-fashioned jazz and blues with a gritty rock ‘n’ roll persona, Holland’s latest effort, Wine Dark Sea, is …

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Pizza Time: U Wanna Pizza Me?

David Pizza, aka David Castillo, aka the heart and soul behind Denver’s Pizza Time, is a true garage-punk maverick simply because he disobeys every rule that tries to stranglehold the genre. Singing in Spanish and English, Castillo utilizes anything he wants—including drum machines and synthesizers—to create classic pop songs carefully …

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Frantix: My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic

This year, the spirit of Colorado-based punk rock icons Frantix is reborn once again through the release of My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic. All compiled into one full-length, this reissue contains highlights from the band’s legendary work including their two studio efforts, Face Reality and My Dad’s A Fuckin’

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The Falling Birds: Native America EP

The Falling Birds are an up-and-coming rock band from Brooklyn, with roots in rural upstate New York. There, frontman Stephen Artemis witnessed the demise of the post-industrial Northeastern United States, or now what is colloquially called the “Rust Belt.” His childhood was influenced by the decline of industrialized America, and …

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Stagnant Pools: Geist

Following up from their debut full-length Temporary Room, the Indianapolis-based noise rock duo Stagnant Pools deliver another captivating and mesmerizing release with their sophomore effort, Geist. With a dreamy style to complement the group’s reverb approach, the Enas brothers Bryan and Douglas provide listeners with a heavily distorted …

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