The Paper Jets: We Are All Strange Friends

Formally known as The Invisible Solid, three-piece power pop group The Paper Jets formed in 2005 out of a senior thesis project undertaken by guitarist/vocalist Brian E. and drummer/vocalist Frank Lettieri at Rider University. The original goal was to record a full album using only “consumer” equipment, and after a …

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Jenny & The Felines: Don’t Look Back

New Jersey-based Jenny & The Felines are a female-fronted rock band formed by Jenny Cat, a graduate of Berklee College Of Music. The cat-obsessed group has recently released their 2013 debut album, Don’t Look Back, a rock and roll mix of ’60s and ’70s music with a nod to …

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My Education: 5 Popes

In response to the oversight of not having an original vinyl release, Austin-based instrumental band My Education are putting out a remaster of their 2002 debut, 5 Popes, in analog form, complete with two new mixes and a bonus track. After a very fruitful 2013, the group took a …

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Paradox: Tales Of The Weird

German thrash metallers Paradox return for a sixth album filled with aggressive speed metal. There are five songs here over five minutes, and the first, “Tales Of The Weird,” is over nine. A lot of the extended instrumental sections throughout add a mystical touch to an outing that has thrash, …

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Marissa Nadler: July

Introduced with the release of single “Dead City Emily,” July is the sixth studio album by Bostonian singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler. Already well known in the indie music world for her voice, one that is appropriate both for that mysterious girl at open mic night and a well-loved church soloist, it …

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Behemoth: The Satanist

The past five years have been trying for Behemoth. The Polish four-piece have faced a slew of medical issues between its members, forcing them to take a step away from the music industry to focus on personal matters. The Satanist, the group’s 10th studio album and first release since …

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Steve Weinstein: Last Free Man

Following in the footsteps of Dr. Brian May, the guitarist of Queen, Steve Weinstein proves again that physics and music go very well together. As a tenured professor and an affiliate of the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, he does not fit the mold of a musician. However, he decided …

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Broadcaster: A Million Hours

Putting out a new record every year since 2011, Broadcaster may be fairly new to the party, but they’ve come in guns locked and loaded, here to please. A Million Hours has been described as almost “canonical” by those familiar with the band’s brief history, and rightfully so. The group …

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Pocket Vinyl: Death Anxiety

Self-described “piano slam rock” act Pocket Vinyl released their third full-length, Death Anxiety, earlier this year. The record was funded completely by a Kickstarter campaign, surpassing their initial goal by over $1,000. Vocalist/pianist Eric Stevenson frequently tours alone, using Pocket Vinyl as an alias for him and his wife, …

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CFCF: Outside

Canadian electronic producer Michael Silver is known by his stage name CFCF after the news channel based in his hometown of Montreal. He has recently released his second full-length, an electronic album inspired by his traversing from New York to Montreal and back. CFCF was influenced by Peter Gabriel, causing …

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