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From The Heart: SONTALK - "The One Who Breaks Your Heart"

SONTALK “The One Who Breaks Your Heart” Stay Wild I’m not sure what impresses me most: SONTALK’s vocals, lyrics, or that killer guitar sound.  SONTALK (aka Joseph LeMay) has this honesty that can tear your heart out.  On “The One …

Dark Dreams: Lone Deer Laredo - "Golden Harvest"

Lone Deer Laredo “Golden Harvest” Vol. 1/7 The beauty of spring is offered up in this beautiful song (the video is also breathtaking).  Lone Deer Laredo is made up of Paola Suhonen—founder of the Finnish fashion line Ivana Helsinki—and Olli Happonen of New Silver Girl, and together they offer …

Self-effacing Yet Relatable: La Fille - "Letting Go"

La Fille “Letting Go” Alright Already La Fille (pronounced la fee) is an amazing sounding band.  They have accessible sound countered with lyrically twisted and self-effacing lyrics.  The sound is like a cosmic Lightning Seeds, with these strange background synths …

Killer Florida Rock: A Brilliant Lie - "Unwoven"

A Brilliant Lie “Unwoven” Threads:Weaver There is so much energy coming off this song, it is actually palpable.  What a band.  From the great countdown, to the first killer chords, to that impeccable voice rising from the maelstrom, this is …

Climbing The Heights: Awaiting Eli - "Unfiltered"

Awaiting Eli “Unfiltered” From the first chord, you know you are in the presence of masters of their craft.  Comprised of Eric Tomes, Bobby Braz, Justin Essink, and Carlos Garcia, Awaiting Eli has an Alice In Chains sound updated with …

Music That Never Grows Old: Marty Willson-Piper - "Forget The Radio"

Marty Willson-Piper “Forget The Radio” Hanging Out In Heaven Twenty-nine years after its release, Marty Willson-Piper’s album, Hanging Out In Heaven, is finally being released on vinyl by Schoolkids Records.  Member of the Church and All About Eve, Willson-Piper’s music still sounds …

Genius At Work" Fred Abong - "Vanishing Spell"

Fred Abong “Vanishing Spell” Homeless Sometimes called “Elliot Smith with balls”, Fred Abong has led a strange musical career.  After scoring big with Belly in the 90’s, Abong just quit the business for a while, releasing deep DIY EPs that …

Apochrypha: Your 33 Black Angels - "Hott Funn"

Your 33 Black Angels “Hott Funn” eternities I What a great song.  From the synth beginning to the pounding drums and bass line, those wonderful background sounds (almost alien), to those whispered vocals, this songs kicks all around.  As their …

Rock and Roll Saviors: Shotgun Sawyer - "Ain't Trying To Go Down Slow"

Shotgun Sawyer “Ain’t Trying To Go Down Slow” Bury The Hatchet Shotgun Sawyer have just given good old rock and rock a shot in the arm with their new album, Bury The Hatchet.  Take a shot of Foghat, speed it up, add …

SEE: Mac Demarco - "Nobody" + Tour Dates + Tracklisting

Mac Demarco ditches the swamp for a good cigar and some pizza in this new video for his most recent single “Nobody” from his upcoming album Here Comes the Cowboy, out May 10, 2019. Check out the video below: Pre-order Here …

Kick Ass Rock n Roll: Troi Irons - "Strangers"

Troi Irons “Strangers” This is one of the hardest kicking songs I have heard for a long time.  Troi Irons plays some of the heaviest guitar licks I have heard for a while.  This is great rock and roll.  Combine …

Perfect Vocals, Perfect Music: Paper Jackets - "Trigger"

Paper Jackets “Trigger” Don’t Lose Your Head Coming from Silver Lake, CA, comes a band that is going to win your ears and your hearts.  This is great pop/indie/rock music, combining all styles and incorporating them into one, their own.  …

Love Is Worth It: Zach Vinson - "Better Man"

Zach Vinson “Better Man” And Yet What a great song, tremendously deep and really unusual.  While most love songs fall into two categories:  1. falling in love and 2. surviving the break-up; few songs describe that state in between when …

Early Evening Music: Quiet Kids - "On Your Mind"

Quiet Kids “On Your Mind” Quiet Kids A perfect example of dream pop; ethereal, lyrical, drifting vocals over layered keyboards and a beat (the drums and bass work as counterpoints to each other) that keeps going without overpowering, and an …

Fun Pop: Ernest Moon - "Satdeenight Ready"

Ernest Moon “Satdeenight Ready” Ba-Jesus Besides having one of the funniest and politically incorrect video ever, Ernest Moon has one of the most insightful songs about dating in this crazy world.  Ernest Moon are Steven Doran and Brian Murphy, two English no-marks brought together …

Wistfulness: Slowness - "Rose"

Slowness “Rose” Berths Slowness has just signed Schoolkid Records, and in April they are releasing Berths.  The first single, “Rose”, has just dropped and what a great example of shoegaze it is.  Comprised of Geoffrey Scott – vocals, guitar and keys; Julie Lynn …

Punk Pop To The Rescue: Dawgyz - "VCR"

Dawgyz “VCR” No Comply It is so great to know the punk/pop is not dead, and Dawgyz have it down pat.  Ringing guitars, literal yet ironic lyrics (creative also, which really is missing in music nowadays), great vocals, and that …

Mesmerizing: John-Robert - "Adeline"

John-Robert “Adeline” Amazing voice, amazing song writer.  I’m so impressed that John-Robert is so young and so brave to make his music with just his guitar and that voice of his, which is simply mesmerizing.  He reminds me of Angel …

Brave Music: Amanda Palmer - "Voicemail For Jill"

Amanda Palmer “There Will Be No Intermission” Voicemail For Jill I cannot say anything about one of the greatest artist of the 21st century except that “There Will Be No Intermission” might be the best album she has every made.  …

Tribal Communal: Close Talker - "Half Past Nine"

Close Talker “Half Past Nine” Coming from Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Close Talker is a great indie band with wonderful vocals and those ringing guitars I think really identifies the best of the indies, which Close Talker certainly is.  Comprised of Will …

Salvation Of Rock N Roll: Royal Trux - "White Stuff"

Royal Trux “White Stuff” White Stuff I love this band.  Dirty-ass, glitter sprinkled, rock and roll done correct by Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty (also known as Eve & Adam).  This is the savior of rock and roll.  Take Susie Quatro, …

Pop With A Purpose: Jonathan K - "Best Before"

Jonathan K “Best Before” In Memory Of… This is an amazing artist, with a voice like an angel, and lyrics that are deep.  In fact, “Best Before” is the best song dealing with loss of someone through addiction since Neil …

Something Different: Living Hour - "Music"

Living Hour “Water” Softer Faces There is something so beautiful about Living Hour, but at the same time, the way the drums play odd beats is unsettling in a wonderful way.  They totally match the smokey voice of Sam Sarty (vocals, …

Queer Tales To Tell: Your Heart Breaks - "Late Nights In The Lab"

Your Heart Breaks “Late Nights In The Lab” Drone Butch Blues I know we can all identify with song.  It is so hard to grow up queer in any society, but small towns are the rest.  This is also great …

Free Your Body: Åírös - "Where Did You Go?" (Original Mix)

Åírös “Where Did You Go?” (Original Mix) Deeper Systems This is an amazing exploration of the wonderful possibility of deep house music.  From Austin, Åírös has been playing electric guitar and producing since the age of 15. With in those …

SEE: Deerhunter Live at Brooklyn Steel (video, setlist)

Deerhunter are supporting their AWESOME new album Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? and playing to sold out venues everywhere. It’s easy to why these guys have such a draw. Bradford Cox was in a jovial and engaging mood–touching the hands of …

Post Punk In Its Glory: Auld - "Need Her Still"

Auld “Need Her Still” Mainstream Music There is something of The Pixies and Interpol in the music of Auld, but on the whole, this band is paving new ground with a fresh post post punk sound that might hearken back …

Post Punk Dark Beauty: Tiny Fighter - "Tell Me"

Tiny Fighter “Tell Me” Tell Me What a great band.  With vocals that remind one of Shirley Manson or Greta Van Etten, Tiny Fighters share their dark vision of the world with a great poppy musical backdrop.  Therese Karlsson (a truck driver …

Intellectual Post Punk: Bromide - "Magic Coins"

Bromide “Magic Coins” What a great band.  Mining what was thought to be the depleted vein of bands like Husker Du and Teenage Fanclub and coming up with something brand new is in itself a great move only performed by …

Psychedelic Dance: Jonny Kosmo - "Strawberry Vision" (feat. KC Rabbit)

Jonny Kosmo “Strawberry Vision” (feat. KC Rabbit) Jonny Kosmo One of the true psychedelic pop-synth leaders out there, Jonny Kosmo combines the fun dance sound of Deee-Lite with musical theatre to create something unique and so interesting.  As his bio …

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