Memoryy: Electric City

Inspired by a time where big hair, bright colors and questionable fashion choices made their way into photographs that would be deeply hidden today, the music group Memoryy debuted Electric City. On the cover, they notify listeners, “An album set in 1983 but written for 2013.” Through their use …

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Tylan: One True Thing

Though One True Thing is her solo debut, Tylan is no newcomer, already being a seasoned member of folk pop group Girlyman. By virtue of experience, this solo album is well focused, polished by her velvety voice and the Southern poesy of her lyrics. However, this well-developed focus is quite …

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Swingin’ Utters: Poorly Formed

Poorly Formed is a fast-moving punk rock record with a subtle hit of twang. With each song roughly one to two minutes each, high energy is squeezed into every note. Some Southern country influence can be clearly heard in “A Little Bit Country,” which echo’s, “I’m a little bit country/And …

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Within The Ruins: Elite

Within The Ruins are a metal outfit from Westfield, MA. After going through several lineup changes in the 10 years since their formation, the quartet have released their follow-up to 2010’s Invade. Elite was released back in February and adds to the reputation of the group. “Terminal” starts off …

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers: Dark & Dirty Mile

Dark & Dirty Mile is a honky-tonk country record that delivers a smooth Southern sound. The 11-track album revolves around getting through hard times while keeping an optimistic mind. In “Electric Bill,” the song talks about making the best of a situation: “And if they take away everything it won’t …

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Rockabye Baby!: Lullaby Renditions Of The White Stripes

Rockabye Baby is a company that recreates rock bands and their music to lullaby form. Lullaby Renditions Of The White Stripes takes 12 hit songs from the rock duo consisting of Meg and Jack White, and transforms it into a baby-friendly version. The opening track, “Fell In Love With A …

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Pop Evil: Onyx

Originally hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, hard rock group Pop Evil have been a presence musically for over a decade. Their most up-to-date work, Onyx, is the band’s attempt to move forward with their sound and an opportunity to stand out amongst the ranks. The 12-track album begins with …

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Hero & Leander: Tumble

Three years after forming in 2010, UK’s Hero & Leander are ready to release their debut album, Tumble. This six-piece band consists of three singers and musicians who can play the piano and violin in addition to guitar, bass, and drums. The album starts off with the funky “Soul …

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Ashleigh Flynn: A Million Stars

A childish drawing of a smiling cowgirl graces the cover of A Million Stars, lasso in hand. In its endearing simplicity, it is a perfect reflection of Ashleigh Flynn’s capacity for borderline-cartoonish eccentricity, a dash of beguiling humor in your typical slice of Americana. This puts her on strong …

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JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound: Howl

With a smooth R&B soul, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound released their third record, Howl. Drawing on themes of love and sex, this full-length embodies a very personal tone. In “Married For A Week,” for instance, JC Brooks cries out, “Now I fool around with/Every stranger you know.” Fans …

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