Sleepmakeswaves: …And So We Destroyed Everything

…And So We Destroyed Everything is the first full-length by Australian experimental instrumental rock band Sleepmakeswaves. Originally issued within their home country in Aug. 2011, the record was met with so much acclaim and so many award nominations that it was picked up for international release. The rich, powerful, and …

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Jann Klose: Mosaic

Jann Klose is a German-born musician who has traveled to Kenya, South Africa and Hamburg before coming to the States as an exchange student in Cleveland. Mosaic is a collection of nine original songs with a cover of Tim Buckley’s “Song To The Siren.” The record starts off with the …

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Svavar Knútur: Ölduslóð (Way Of Waves)

Influenced by nature and a lifetime of growth and learning, Svavar Knútur has used great emotional depth and personal experiences to shape a style of folk music that is certainly all his own. Nowhere is that more present than in his latest work, Ölduslóð, translating to “Way Of Waves.” …

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Brick + Mortar: Bangs

Visionary duo Brick + Mortar illustrate a fresh creative direction on their new EP, Bangs. Following 7 Years In The Mystic Room, the band kicks their complex electro indie rock sound up a notch through carefully crafting and layering their own music. As a result, Bangs stands out …

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Bridges And Powerlines: Better

The indie genre often produces some of the most creative and inspired work in the modern music scene. With a wide variety of tools at the disposal of the artist which can range from natural minimalism all the way up to heavier reliance on filters, synth and effects, indie bands …

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Sick Puppies: Connect

Hard rock trio Sick Puppies issued their third full-length last month through Capitol. Entwining elements from their past and present, Connect captures the band’s mental state of returning home after five to six years of touring.

The album fires off with “Die To Save You,” a slow and steady track …

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Gaggle Of Cocks: Low Class Trendsetter

Gaggle Of Cocks are a hard rock band from New York City. The group’s last release was their debut, American Trash, nearly 10 years ago. With 12 songs totaling just over 46 minutes, their latest effort, Low Class Trendsetter, displays all of the band’s best qualities.

“Black Helicopters” …

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Psychic Friend: My Rocks Are Dreams

Psychic Friend are an indie pop band from L.A. that features Will Schwartz, who also plays guitar for Imperial Teen.

Musically, the full-length is quite charming. Just about every track features a jangly keyboard hook that is pleasantly layered over your basic indie elements. “Silent Show,” for example, comes in …

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Watain: The Wild Hunt

Produced by Tore Stjerna in Alvik, Sweden, The Wild Hunt marks the fifth full-length for Watain. Honing in on cleaner vocals and production quality, the album introduces with “Night Vision,” a slow and steady track with soft guitar notes that sets a forlorn tone for the rest of the record. …

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Crazy And The Brains: Let Me Go

Awww yeah, another Crazy And The Brains release! A debut full-length! Still with xylophone! If you can’t tell, I’m fucking excited. Todd over at Baldy Longhair handpicks every band to ensure brilliance and maximum tunage, and this record is a real gem.

Starting off with an instrumental intro, Let Me

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