Zella Day: Kicker

Who’s going to be the next Lana Del Rey? It’s an essentialist, probably unfair question to ask, but one that’s been answered regardless with the appearance of Zella Day. At 20 years old, she’s already being called the “happier” version of the Born To Die artist, which could for her …

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The Antics: Emily Jones

Unpredictability is arguably the best part of being a music junkie. We acquire the inevitable undertaking of expecting the unexpected, especially in terms of analyzing various genres of music. However, this rising Princeton, NJ-based post-punk band, The Antics, perfectly epitomizes that common phrase, and in the best possible way. With …

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Holychild: The Shape Of Brat Pop To Come

It would be really easy to write off Holychild as just another indie pop duo. As their latest album, The State Of Brat Pop To Come, proves, their sound is pretty status-quo L.A. synthpop. Frontwoman Liz Nistico lends a voice that could, at times, easily be mistaken for an …

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Girlpool: Before The World Was Big

Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad’s edgy, cool-chick rocker duo Girlpool are two things deemed among the scariest in American lexicon today: young and feminist. Their songs, hits such as “American Beauty” and “Blah Blah Blah,” ooze sexual agency and an awareness of the male gaze; others, like “Slutmouth,” address issues …

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The Milk Carton Kids: Monterey

Not every musical group that comes out of California has the flailing guitars of Black Flag or the warm pop vibes of The Beach Boys. The Milk Carton Kids, an acoustic folk duo made up of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, shatter these expectations with their fourth studio LP, Monterey

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Wire: Wire

Since their historical debut in 1977 with Pink Flag and the emergence of punk rock on their shoulders, London’s Wire have since been on and off the scene but always reemerge with a bang. They were also there during Britain’s music revolution of the new wave punk scene, right before …

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Michelle Malone: Stronger Than You Think

Part Sheryl Crow, part Melissa Etheridge, Michelle Malone has been bringing her Atlanta sound to the country scene for well over two decades. If you’ve ever heard her up North, it’s probably been with one of her many, many collaborators: ZZ Top, Indigo Girls, Jackson Browne, Joan Osborne, Gregg Allman, …

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IAMX: Metanoia

Nothing is quite as effective—not love, not drugs—as emotional or mental breakdown to inspire artistic expression. It is particularly fortuitous when that kind of affliction befalls a really talented artist like Chris Corner, the composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and video artist fronting the synthpop group IAMX. His sixth album, titled …

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Broken Water: Wrought

Going on their seventh year together, Broken Water, a band from Olympia, Washington, have pulled together a new album. This trio knows how to take turns; they all take on the role of vocalist at one point or another. The members are guitarist Jon, drummer Kanako, and bassist Abigail. Jon …

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Full Devil Jacket: Valley Of Bones

After a 12-year hiatus, Full Devil Jacket are back with their latest album, Valley Of Bones. The alternative rock band first formed in 1997 after meeting at a tattoo shop in Jackson, Tennessee. The group went by the name Voodoo Hippies before signing to Island/Def Jam Records. They then …

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