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Avalanche Of Sound: TRITA - "Intend"

TRITA “Intend” The Good Night What a great heavy metal trio TRITA is.  They’ve got it all:  great vocals (which all three share), great riffs, this tremendous movement that just won’t frickin slow down, and when it does at the …

Post Punk Romanticism: Polyplastic - "Next Slide"

Polyplastic “Next Slide” Not No Post punk meets Bryan Ferry, with a hint of Julian Cope, and produces beautiful music.  This is the best way to describe this lovely yet hard-hitting duet.  This is music by the bad boy romantic …

Prog Fun: Hero Across The Sky - "Opening Song"

Hero Across The Sky “Opening Song” In Da Clouds What a tremendous example of how prog rock can be fun yet complex at the same time.  Hero Across The Sky (AKA as HATS) has fun with their music, making songs …

Funk from the Heaven's: Radiant Children - "Life's A Bitch"

Radiant Children today share their debut single “Life’s A Bitch,” the first track to be taken from their debut EP, due for release later this year. The official video for “Life’s A Bitch” (which premiered via The FADER) is available …

Swede Pop-stress Grant - "Catcher In The Rye"

With the release of her debut album In Bloom, which The Line Of Best Fit hailed as a “cohesive pop record on which every track feels like a tiny revelation,” Swedish artist GRANT has also unveiled a stunningly cinematic behind-the-scenes …

Chicago Noise: Blacker Face - "Back To Black"

Blacker Face “Back To Black” Think Piece This is some of the best No Wave music I’ve heard since DNA, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and MARS.  I love this band.  They can go from pure noise to crooning beautifully …

Ambient Noise Rock: First Came The Shadow - "Premonition"

First Came The Shadow “Premonition” Premonition This is beautiful music; it swells up at you like a wave on the ocean.  Coming from Nice, France, this ambient/post-punk band brings music that is exciting yet calming, just the perfect mix of …

Beautiful Depression: Car Seat Headrest - "Beach Life-In-Death"

; Car Seat Headrest “Beach Life-In-Death” Twin Fantasy (Face-To-Face) The good news is Car Seat Headrest has a new album out.  The better news, the band is now a real band.  Will Toledo, who before worked solo under the name, …

Darkness and Light: Neko Case - "Curse of the I-5 Corridor" 

Neko Case “Curse of the I-5 Corridor”  Hell-On After five years, Neko Case has released what might be the best album of her career.  This is magnificent, the way Case has these beautiful, light, singable melodies, all the while singing …

Literary Magic: Shaman Elect - "Hugo Of Bath"

Shaman Elect “Hugo Of Bath” Mind The Ether What a great song.  Shaman Elect come on like Renaissance wrapped in modern mystic clothing, making beautiful and expressive music in this day where a good riff is all you need, and …

Compromise? Exit Daze - "Both Sides" Ft. Lissie

Exit Daze “Both Sides” Ft. Lissie “Both Sides” is one of best on how duets should be employed, basically as a form in which both sides of a story can be told at the same time in a way, like …

Something New: Vermillion Road - "Gasoline"

Vermillion Road “Gasoline” Escape EP I have this EP on continually play, it is that great.  They have these great riffs, great chops, and the vocals are amazing.  I’m trying to figure out who they remind me of, but my …

Dance This Mess Around: Yuksek & JD Samson - "Don't Even Try"

Yuksek & JD Samson “Don’t Even Try” Yuksek and JD Samson have teamed together to make a single that is one of the best dance tracks I’ve heard for a long, long time (and I’ve been around).  It is an …

Something New: Glass Famine - "Grumbling Bellies"

Glass Famine “Grumbling Bellies” This is a tremendously catchy and interesting tune: I really love it.  Also, they truly have the most interesting bio ever.  Music style: Heuristic and definitional paradigms.  Hometown: Detroitia.  About:  Churchill’s 3rd fear, also a band. …

Synth Pop: 88 Palms - "Hollywood Son"

88 Palms “Hollywood Son” Love Safari Imagine, if you will, a more adventurous Lana or poppier Mazzy Star.  If you can do so, welcome to 88 Palms, were such sounds actually exist.  Coming from NYC, 88 Palms is the synth pop …

Dichotomy: L.A. Girlfriend - "Possession"

L.A. Girlfriend “Possession” REGINA This is an amazing piece of musical beauty.  Starting with the electronic bagpipes, to L.A. Girlfriend (Sydney Banta)’s captivating vocals, this work has something for everyone.  As her bio states: REGINA is the second EP to a …

The Dream Is Released: Crooked Ghost - "Skeleton House"

Crooked Ghost “Catch Fire” Skeleton House Finally!!!! Crooked Ghost has released their album, Skeleton House, and the whole piece is as great as the teasing the great single, “Sleepwalker/Only Nightmares”, gave us.  This is a great vision of dream punk at its …

Expand Your Mind: Golden Dawn Arkestra - "Lovely Day"

Golden Dawn Arkestra “Lovely Day” Children Of The Sun Talk about a group that defies all attempts at classification, meet Golden Dawn Arkestra.  Their music sounds like Afrobrazilian funk, ancient Mayan music, Mongolian throat music, the folk music of Azerbaijan …

True Love: Le Voyageur - "Stomach"

Le Voyageur “Stomach” Finally Finally is the perfect name for the new album from Le Voyageur.  For example, on “Stomach”, someone has actually described the condition called love.  It makes you sick to your stomach, burn your breakfast, even move …

Pop Perfection: Payson Lewis - "Bad Influence"

Payson Lewis “Bad Influence” Wow, what a voice.  This is the voice of the future.  Payson Lewis is the perfect pop star:  voice, looks, style, talent.  Payson’s remarkable vocals shine on this rollercoaster of a track.  With an infectious hook and chorus, …

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