Owls Of The Swamp: Atlas

For less than a decade, Australian-based singer-songwriter Pete Uhlenbruch has delighted fans with his solo outlet, Owls Of The Swamp. With several full-lengths under his belt, including Go With River and Smoky Bay, Owls Of The Swamp cherishes mesmerizing qualities of indie folk aesthetics that have been comparable to …

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Mahayla: Electricspaceagesweetheart

After an extensive hiatus, New Orleans-based Mahayla have returned with a new record. Formed by frontman Dave Fera and drummer Mark Davis in 1999, the band was put on the back burner so Fera could focus on other projects throughout the 2000s. When those began to fall to the wayside, …

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The Pack A.D.: Do Not Engage

Vancouver-based rock duo The Pack A.D. bring to the table their latest release, Do Not Engage, a follow-up to their 2011 full-length, Unpersons. With a complementary dynamic between guitarist and vocalist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller, the two belt out another record that embellishes the energetic spirit …

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Ringworm: Hammer Of The Witch

With a new label and their first record of original material in three years, Ringworm have returned. While the group issued a four-song EP on Relapse last September, Hammer Of The Witch marks the five-piece’s first full-length album with the company, which they signed to last year after releasing the …

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God Module: False Face

False Face was just released by this Washington-based horror-industrial band, their sixth full-length album. Originating in 1999 from Florida, God Module is a project of Jasyn Bangert, whose hissing, gasping, sinister-sounding vocals are the signature sound of the band—that, and relentless, furious electronic beats.

The first track opens with a …

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Davidge: Slo Light

Neil Davidge is a Bristolian producer, songwriter, composer, and occasional vocalist. He is best known for his production and writing work for British group Massive Attack, as well as his soundtracking for films such as 2010’s Clash Of The Titans and the videogame Halo 4. Slo Light is his …

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Amy Lynn And The Gunshow: Don’t Trip On The Glitter

Don’t Trip On The Glitter is the debut from the seven-piece Memphis soul rock band, Amy Lynn And The Gunshow. They have a distinctive bluesy style, and all the songs are sung in a powerhouse voice similar to that of Amy Winehouse. The band intended to showcase their unique sound …

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IKILLYA: Vae Victis

New York City’s own IKILLYA are back with their first record in three years, which also marks their inaugural disc with Megaforce Records. Though the band formed in 2005, they have just begun to release albums in recent years, starting with their 2011 debut, Recon, and now their sophomore …

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Aloud: It’s Got To Be Now

It’s Got To Be Now is the kind of album that proves just how annoying the word “indie” is as a description of genre. While the necessity to differentiate the independent bands/labels from the habits of their “major” counterparts is appreciable, the word itself describes music about as well as …

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RPWL: Wanted

RPWL are a progressive rock band hailing from Germany. The band is set to unload their double LP, Wanted, on April 1. What caught my eye about this album is that it will also be released as a limited edition in additional 5.1 surround sound. Giving the record a …

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