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Crumb's Psychedelic-Jazz Is Food For The Soul

There’s something to be said about attaching genres to music these days. You can’t really do it anymore. Crumb’s self-titled debut EP is a perfect example of melding musical genres. At first listen it sounds like you’re listening to Zero 7’s …

Dabble's Dreamy Jazz meets Psychedelic 'Touch'

Los Angeles-based psych-jazz rock outfit Dabble have just released their debut LP entitled Touch and already shaking up the indie rock scene with their unique blend of musical genres. In the song “Caramelized” lead singer Danielle Evan’s voice gently floats …

Review: Methyl Ethel's Mysterious and Addictive Alt-Pop

Coming from the remote coastal town of Perth the enigmatic and mysterious alternative rock/pop band Methyl Ethel has recently debuted their sophomore album Everything Is Forgotten. The follow-up to their debut Oh Inhuman Spectacle is a polished, well structured, and magnificent production …

New Pornographers New Album + Tour Dates With Spoon

The New Pornographers’ Whiteout Conditions premiers at NPR’s First Listen with new tour dates with Spoon. New Record is out NOW! Critically acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers are premiering their forthcoming full-length record Whiteout Conditions via NPR’s First Listen, who call …

Shoegaze Melody: Souvenir Driver - "Voices Of A Traveler"

Souvenir Driver “Voices Of A Traveler” Souvenir Driver Tremendous Shoegazer music from a band that knows when to feedback, when to not.  With great vocals and intelligent lyrics, Souvenir Driver has added a much needed punch to the genre.  The …

Classicism Electronic Pop: St. Jude The Obscure - "Wonders of Youth"

St. Jude The Obscure “Wonders Of Youth” St. Jude The Obscure, based in Liverpool, are a new Electronic Art Pop 2-piece consisting of Adele Emmas and Christian Sandford, previously from bands Bird and Feral Love.  These guys are great, in a …

Post Punk With A Twist: CO/NTRY - "Cash Out"

CO/NTRY “Cash Out” Cell Phone 1 CO/NTRY is an adult-contemporary post-punk duo comprised of Newfoundland-born/Montreal-based artists Beaver Sheppard and David Whitten.  They changed their name from Country so that fans could actually google their site without coming up with one million …

Beach Fossils "Saint Ivy" w/ Merrie Cherry & NYC Artists

Beach Fossils, Saint Ivy, Merrie Cherry, chillwave, alternativeBeach Fossils are back with a new single “Saint Ivy” and a video to accompany. “Saint Ivy” pays homage to the sounds of the Beatles and early 70s rock but with a blend of chillwave to add to the dreamy, …

Power Punk Lives: GRMLN - "Red"

GRMLN “Red” Discovery Another super interesting band.  It is true that music is finally getting better (though you wouldn’t know if you listened to radio)  GRMLN has super riffs, wonderful beat breaks, and just that super cool power punk sound. …

Prog Busking: You Bred Raptors? "Hyperbole"

You Bred Raptors? “Hyperbole” International Genetics I love a cello in a prog/jazz setting, and You Bred Raptors? have one of those great cellists that make the instrument sound as if it were played by Eddie Jobson or John Cale or especially …

Beautiful Sadness: Holy Oak - "Second Son"

Holy Oak “Second Son” Second Son There is something extremely beautiful yet creepy in Holy Oak’s new album.  Here is Holy Oak’s self-description:  Singer-songwriter Neil Holyoak has been a student of anthropology, a small-time sheet metal salesman, nihilistic futurist, amateur …

World Music: WOODS - "Love Is Love"

WOODS “Love Is Love” Love Is Love WOODS is a great band.  Once you hear them, you shake your head and say, ‘how can a band be this damned talented?”  Sounding like Santana with a mix of Ethiopian jazz and …

Goldfrapp Becomes King/Queen Of Electronic with 'Silver Eye'

The sonic landscapes created on Goldfrapp’s 7th studio album in 17 years are simply magnificent and make Silver Eye one of the most ambitious electronic records that we’ve ever heard. The album is awash with organic sounds that pulsate, buzz, …

Drunken Soul: Failure Machine - Wake Drake Skate

Failure Machine Wake Drake Skate They’re Back!!!!!  My favorite bunch of garage soul degenerates have a great EP out.  This is the party band of all party bands.  To warn you about what you’re about to deal with, here is …

Fist-Pumping: Omega Swan - "Autonation"

Omega Swan “Autonation” What a band.  I love their fuzz-entrenched sound, making kick-ass rock.  Coming from the streets of Nashville, these head-bangers are comprised of Comprised of Marcus Garceau (guitar, vocals, synthesizers), Will Burgess (bass), and Aaron Westine (drums). There is …

Protest For Today: The Mountain Goats - "Etruscans"

The Mountain Goats “Etruscans” Our First 100 Days There are a lot of artists commenting on President Trump’s 100 days on this compilation, but the outstanding song to me is The Mountain Goats, “Etruscans”.  First of all, this is a …

Melodic Post-Hardcore: Stay Inside - "Radio Silence"

Stay Inside “Radio Silence” As You Were What an interesting band.  Stay Inside has a sound that is not good going to leave you very soon.  You’ll find have yourself singing “Radio Silence” and impressing yourself at that.  The melody …

Blow Your Mind: Dion Lunadon - "Fire"

Dion Lunadon “Fire” Dion Lunadon What do you get when, in a psychedelic haze, The 13th Floor Elevator, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Julian Cope, and The Dandy Warhols work together?  You get Dion Lunadon.  Lunadon is amazing.  He …

Love Is The Answer: Monvelyno - "Love More"

Monvelyno “Love More” Religion of Love Monvelyno has an amazing, clear, beautiful voice, so unbelievably uplifting without sappishness.  When he says love can really change it all, you believe.  Monvelyno is a Haitian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Born and raised …

Spring Break: Kylie Hughes - "Heat"

Kylie Hughes “Heat” The good girl/bad girl personality of Kylie Hughes is such a wonderful conundrum of talent that is welcoming us into a great spring.  You want a some to play while cruising the neighborhood, “Heat” is it.  Imagine …

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