Rainbow Beast & The Rock Band Land Rockers: Tales From The Monstrosity Scrolls

With a psychedelic cover and a review from children’s author Lemony Snicket, Tales From The Monstrosity Scrolls seemed like a very interesting album. It was definitely different from what I was expecting, and it became a children’s concept album. Rainbow Beast & The Rock Band Land Rockers are a group …

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Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League: Undefeated

Bobby Bare Jr.’s alternative country outfit, Young Criminal Starvations’ League, is an interesting group that introduces a contemporary twist to the thriving tradition of Americana folk music. This year, the band returns with their first studio release since 2010, Undefeated, an insightful album that provides listeners with the immediate …

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Doug Paisley: Strong Feelings

Alt country singer-songwriter Doug Paisley is from Toronto, but he sounds like he comes from the Midwest. His third full-length album, Strong Feelings, is a well-done, gritty record. It was not as rushed as his previous LPs, 2009’s Doug Paisley and 2010’s Constant Companion, so he had time …

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Epique: Relapse Love

If you were looking for that brand new sound full of familiarity, as well as originality to hit the club and party to, look no further. The new single from Epique, Relapse Love, is every bit as fun and smoothed out as anything he’s put out so far.

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NOFX: Stoke Extinguisher

One of the most successful independent groups of all time, NOFX is an American punk rock band formed in San Francisco in 1983. After 12 studio albums, with the most recent being 2012’s Self Entitled, they are back with a new EP, Stoke Extinguisher. At six songs and …

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Slothrust: Of Course You Do

Summarizing their strange sound as blues-influenced grunge, Brooklyn-based trio Slothrust bring to the table their forthcoming album, Of Course You Do. With a few full-lengths under their belt, the band defines their style by recollecting the intensity of the “Seattle sound” while incorporating refreshing elements of indie punk. Through …

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Matt Boroff: Sweet Hand Of Fate

Sweet Hand Of Fate, the second solo album by noise rocker Matt Boroff, is reminiscent of ’90s bands like Nirvana. This is to be expected, as he toured with them as well as with other established acts like Queens Of The Stone Age and Bad Brains. His sound is …

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Highasakite: Silent Treatment

After a nomination for a Norwegian Grammy for “Best Newcomer,” performances at SXSW, European tours, praise for their debut EP, In And Out Of Weeks (2013), and a huge shout-out from indie folk group Bon Iver, Norwegian indie pop band Highasakite had some great expectations to meet in 2014 with …

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Hard Working Americans: Hard Working Americans

Hard Working Americans are a supergroup fronted by singer-songwriter Todd Snider, along with members of Widespread Panic, The Cardinals and Great American Taxi. Their eponymous debut was recorded at ex-Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir’s TRI studio. Hard Working Americans sounds like a pleasant cross between Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith and Bob …

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Mode Moderne: Occult Delight

As a follow-up to their 2012 full-length, Strange Bruises, the Vancouver new wave quartet Mode Moderne return with their forthcoming release, Occult Delight.

Comparable to iconic post-punk acts like The Psychedelic Furs and Joy Division, Occult Delight is a mesmerizing effort that captures the beauty and innocence of …

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