Nina Persson: Animal Heart

Nina Persson, lead singer of the Swedish pop group The Cardigans, has just released her first solo album, Animal Heart. In addition to the work by The Cardigans, she has also been featured on The Manic Street Preachers song, “Your Love Alone Is Not Enough,” and on a tribute …

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Clan Of Xymox: Matters Of Mind, Body And Soul

What this, the 15th album by Dutch masters of darkwave, Clan Of Xymox, reveals is that they have evolved in several directions, through several turnovers of members since their 1985 debut and during the creation of some 14 studio albums plus countless singles and EPs. Here, they have come up …

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Erica Blinn: Lovers In The Dust

Alt country rocker Erica Blinn has been performing since the age of 14, when she began playing the harmonica in Columbus bars. However, after keeping in touch with the band Watershed, she was introduced to Mike Landolt, who produced groups like O.A.R. and Maroon 5. She has released one eponymous …

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Vensaire: Perdix

Vensaire are an interesting group that embodies captivating qualities of musicianship that often stray from the traditional characteristics of modern indie pop and folk artists. Incorporating varieties of eccentric instrumental elements into their avant-garde style, the band’s forthcoming debut, Perdix, has been acclaimed as a highly-anticipated release. Throughout the …

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The Valery Trails: Buffalo Speedway

After riding the success of their 2012 debut, Ghosts And Gravity, indie rock band The Valery Trails recorded Buffalo Speedway. With ties to Houston, Brooklyn and Brisbane, the band has a unique sound. Their sophomore album was mastered by the minds behind Pavement, Animal Collective and Deerhunter, which …

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Bayside: Cult

Releasing their first album in three years, Cult is the next in the moderately long line of LPs from Queens-based alternative band Bayside. Paying homage to their dedicated fanbase, the group named the record after a term diehard fans have identified with since the four-piece’s formation in 2000.

Cult sticks …

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Elise Testone: In This Life

Though she gained fame from her stint on American Idol last year, Elise Testone is not new to the world of music. The New Jersey native grew up in a musical family and began vocal lessons at a young age, eventually earning a degree in music from Coastal Carolina University. …

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Hayley Reardon: Wayfindings

Hayley Reardon, a teenage girl from a Boston suburb, has just released her most recent EP, Wayfindings. She has been named a 2012 Bostonian Of The Year and a peer spokesperson for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Her song “She’s Falling,” from her debut release, Where The Artists Go

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The High Kings: Friends For Life

The High Kings are an Irish folk rock band consisting of four friends who play a total of 13 instruments between them. They have reached considerable fame worldwide after the release of their 2008 self-titled debut, even playing at the official St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the White House in …

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Lost In The Trees: Past Life

Following up from their 2012 effort, A Church That Fits Our Needs, Chapel Hill’s captivating and innovative alternative band Lost In The Trees bring to the table their latest release, Past Life. Incorporating diverse indie rock and pop influences into this album, Past Life also blends together relaxing …

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