The Epilogues: Cinematics

So—just how important is subtlety, anyway? Were we to consult Denver four-piece The Epilogues, with November debut LP, Cinematics, cooling off on the counter, we might get an absolute, resounding “eh,” and ...

Said The Whale: Little Mountain

All that super-introverted college music many of us grew up on has generated a small dilemma since ascending the commercial ladder: How do we knowingly-cozy North Americans continue to reconcile earnest mus...
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In The Valley Below: L.A. Ghost Pop

In The Valley Below are a recent Los Angeles start-up comprised of duo Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob, whose three-song demo presents us with dueling reverb-soaked vocals draped over a post-MGMT backdrop of jaun...
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Matisyahu: Spirit Junkie

Matisyahu will visit the Tri-State Area for his annual Festival Of Light tour, a celebration of Hanukkah as well as this summer's new album, Spark Seeker. His first collection in three years, the new songs assu...
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HAIM: California Girls

HAIM are three sisters from Los Angeles who might oddly remind a passerby of an inverted Hanson, and from the sound of things, they could reasonably climb to similar heights—they're about as likely to get stuck...
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Talia Billig: Travelogue Bar Tunes

Manhattan-based songwriter Talia Billig just dropped her Kickstarter-funded debut, The Ripple Effect, a piano-driven travel diary parked on a gracefully understated backing band. Talia's alto, right about where...
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Matthew Ryan: Whisper-Soft

Matthew Ryan has been doing the underground singer-songwriter thing since his 1997 album, May Day, writing and releasing music prolifically (much of it self-produced) while darting around the alt-rock spectrum ...