Made Violent: Made Violent EP

It only takes 30 seconds of opening track “Two-Tone Hair” to remind me why I spent most of my teenage years listening to pop punk bands. The crisp, slashing guitar, plodding bass and vamping vocals manage to plunge into my chest somewhere near teenage memories of skateboarding, rule-breaking and trying …

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Jessi Mechanic: Wandering In Roam

Emerging as a refreshing act based out of the New York City indie rock scene, singer-songwriter Jessi Mechanic definitely made an immediate impression with a favorable sound that passionately embraces every single aspect of the city life through the colorful representation of her work. With an eccentric list of influences …

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iVerdensphere: Fables

This tribal/industrial Canadian group has been around since 2009. Having, regrettably, no prior exposure to their oeuvre, I was stunned by the varied richness and the grim appeal of this 14-track masterwork that respects no boundaries or genres as it free-forms each song and crosses through every electronic musical category.…

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Au.Ra: Jane’s Lament

When most people think of Australia, they think of surfers, kangaroos, “shrimp on the barbie,” and a smorgasbord of deadly animals living in the outback. Rarely will you hear about the Australian music scene, or the artists living there. One of these up-and-coming talents is atmospheric pop duo, Au.Ra. Jane’s

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Made Violent: Made Violent EP

Recently, rock band Made Violent experienced rising fame. The Buffalo, New York, natives found themselves on the stage for the CMJ Music Marathon in October and South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, in March. The band propelled into the spotlight after the release of its song “Wasted Days,” and the …

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2Cellos: Celloverse

You’ve probably seen or heard of 2Cellos by now. They appeared on Glee, released a couple of albums, toured with Elton John, and have garnered millions of hits on their YouTube videos. In their newest album, Celloverse, members Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic run the musical gamut, covering …

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Lieutenant: If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week

Bassist Nate Mendel has played with Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate, two major powerhouses in the alternative rock scene. He has since branched out and created a side project, known simply as Lieutenant. If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week sees him …

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Dinosaur Eyelids: Bypass To Nowhere

There’s an old saying that goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” and this is especially true for Bypass To Nowhere, Dinosaur Eyelids’ new album. The front cover shows a black-and-white burning dystopia, highlighted by a man in makeshift riot gear. His shield sports the album’s title in …

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Moonspell: Distinct

Portuguese metal band Moonspell have produced their latest studio album, Extinct. Formed in 1992, the quintet once known as Morbid God have embraced various metal styles throughout their musical career. Currently classified as dark metal, Extinct captures the gothic/extreme genres and meshes them to create an impressive album. In …

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Ohio Sky: The Big Distraction

Cleveland-based band Ohio Sky has a new record titled The Big Distraction. The quartet’s sophomore album promises to be a new direction for the group. Their history includes a debut album release, plenty of live performances and a few EPs, including This House Is Old And Full Of Ghosts

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