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Sad Beauty: Julia Jacklin - "Comfort"

Julia Jacklin “Comfort” Crushing Julia Jacklin’s new album drops February 22nd.  The Australian native writes some of the most beautiful if not the saddest songs out there, and “Comfort” is no exception.  Jacklin’s voice cracks in just the right places, …

Chilled Beauty: Host - "Taste Of Your Love"

Host “Taste Of Your Love” Goodbye Host, the chillwave artist from Ireland, is so amazing she can make breakup seem beautiful.  Her voice is so captivating, and she surrounds it these wonderful, chilling sounds.  Yet, the vocals are never overpowered.  …

Beauty In Erotica: Good fuck - "Physics"

Good Fuck “Physics” Good Fuck What an amazing sounding duo.  “Tim Kinsella and Jenny Pulse have consummated their love on disc. The result is Good Fuck, an erotic exploration of experimental literary techniques and adventurous electronic beats.”  This album is …

Writers To Indulge In: Art Schop - "The Writers"

Art Schop “The Writers” Death Wait II – the Writers Art Schop has done it again.  In his last album, he explored some of his favorite painters and sculptors; in this album, he explores his feelings and reactions to his …

Alien On Earth: Alice Phoebe Lou - "Galaxies"

Alice Phoebe Lou “Galaxies” Paper Castles Already on my list of the best albums of 2019, Alice Phoebe Lou has released a new single from Paper Castles, which is beautiful and shimmering, just like stardust reflected in the light of the …

Take Back The Radio: RATS - "Figure It Out"

RATS “Figure It Out” My scruffy pals from Liverpool are back with another great pop punk song.  This song has it all, like everything these guys do.  They have the punk spirit down so well.  Made up of Joe, Mikey, Mason, …

Temporary Journey? Pander Sera - "Gazebo"

Pander Sera “Gazebo” Bothy The beautiful deepness of Pander Sera’s voice is what draws you into the beauty of her music.  Here she deals with the temporary aspects of life, using as metaphors Gazebo, Bothys (shelters in the forest), Reset, …

Synth Music Done Right: Bantamweight - "Breathless"

Bantamweight “Breathless” Fear Let me tell you:  this scrappy duo are certainly no light weights (or bantam at that).  As their bio says: “Drummer Max Kelly and bass player Keith Shacklett perform a balancing act that consists of multiple synthesizers …

Strong Emotions: Dominic Silvani - "Always You"

Dominic Silvani “Always You” The Impatience of a Sinner With a voice mellow as a good aged whisky and lyrics right from heart, Dominic Silvani is going to win you over and have you routing for him to eventually win.  …

Perfect Noise: Thurston Moore/w Tom Surgal - "Klangfarnemelodie...And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv 2"

Thurston Moore w/Tom Surgal “Klangfarnemelodie…And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv 2” Klangfarnemelodie…And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv Thurston Moore has always been the king of noise.  As one who always worshipped Sonic Youth, it’s great to hear him expand with the help …

Funk: John The Martyr - "Cross The Line"

  John The Martyr “Cross The Line” John The Martyr Do you like your blues funky or your funky blueish?  John The Martyr is the band for you.  Comprised of William Hudson, Kyle Ridley, Dustin DiSalvo, Christopher Hines, Martin Seiler, …

Sadness Revealed: Swervedriver - "Future Ruins"

Swervedriver “Future Ruins” Future Ruins Yeah, Swervedriver has a new album out.  I haven’t been depressed for too long (and I love being depressed), but Swervedriver always does it too me.  They are the best.  Comprised of Adam Franklin- Lead …

Supportive Bluegrass: Who? What? When? Why? and Werewolves? - "Rattail"

Who? What? When? Why? and Werewolves? “Rattail” Greatest Hits What a great bluesgrass band, and they come from Philadelphia.  Comprised of Andrew Fullerton: Vocals, Guitar, Piano; Matt Orlando: Vocals, Banjo, Drums; Peter Clark: Violin; and Brian Grabski: Bass, they have such a wonderful sound; pure …

Home For Dreams: Cathedral Bells - "Cemetery Surf"

Cathedral Bells “Cemetery Surf” Cathedral Bells What a great, interesting single by Matt Messore.  According to his bio, it took returning to his hometown of Cassadaga, Florida for Matt to rediscover himself as Cathedral Bells.  According to Indie Shuffle: “I think …

Revenge Is Sweet: The Pressure Kids - "Team"

The Pressure Kids “Team” What a great, fun band.  Imagine if Death Cab For Cutie were more fun, like the nerds have taken over.  The Pressure Kids are a great, emo type/post punk/punk pop from Nashville that are just kick …

Dark Queen: Sharon Van Etten - "Comeback Kid"

Sharon Van Etten “Comeback Kid” Remind Me Tomorrow What a powerful presence Sharon Van Etten has.  As one reviewer stated, “1. the old Sharon can’t come to the phone right now and 2. the new Sharon is a dark queen.”  …

Take Off The Costume: Lauren Duski - "Costume Party"

Lauren Duski “Costume Party” Midwestern Girl Lauren Duski has such a great voice.  I love when an artist bears their soul without overproduction, just barenaked honesty.  Originally from Gaylord, Michigan, Duski was on the Voice, finishing runner-up.  With her voice and …

Beauty From Nashville: Jake Fields - "For The Better, For The Worse"

Jake Fields “For The Better, For The Worse” Someday You’ll Be Mine The greatest country/folk treasure Nashville has to offer is back again with a great EP.  Jake Fields has one of those voices that really gets to you, and, …

Methyl Ethel and the Drums LIVE in NYC!

The Drums – tickets: https://ticketf.ly/2Ma7mhZ On Brutalism, the fifth LP from The Drums, a lot is different. It is quite possibly the best collection of songs in the band’s ten-year career. The album is defined by growth, transformation and questions, …

Duet Of The Year: Better Oblivion Community Center - "Dylan Thomas"

Better Oblivion Community Center “Dylan Thomas” And I thought that boygenius and Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett were great combos (and they certainly were two of the best), and therefore nothing would ever come close, well, along comes Better Oblivion …

Out Of This World: Pas Musique - "A Finnish Bedtime Story"

Pas Musique “A Finnish Bedtime Story” The Phoenix Another futuristic electronica band, but seriously, these guys sound like they’ve come from Andromeda Galaxy.  It is no wonder in their band picture they are all looking up.  They are waiting for …

Future Prog: Brim Liski - "A Different View"

Brim Liski “A Different View” Duels Thank Artemis for forward looking bands such as Brim Liski.  Sounding like they came from some future time and some future place (maybe Sun Ra’s planet), Brim Liski is  a duo comprised of experimental multi-versed …

Close Harmonies: Lily & Madeleine - "Just Do It"

Lily & Madeleine “Just Do It” Canterbury Girls Another great song from that sister team, Lily & Madeleine.  Only sisters could harmonize so closely (think Pointer Sisters or the Andrew Sisters).  Lily & Madeleine, from Indianapolis, is actually Lily Jurkiewicz, Madeleine Jurkiewicz, …

Baroque Pop: Telyscopes - "Damaged DNA"

Telyscopes “Damaged DNA” Close Types YEAH!!!  Telyscopes has a new album out, and criminy, it is so damned good.  Melodies abound, which is no surprise, the guitars jingle jangle, and Jack Hubbell’s voice is amazing.  I could listen to Hubbell …

Melodic Noise: Me & Munich - "Toxic Wings"

Me & Munich “Toxic Wings” Knives Of The Sun Me & Munich are back with another great song.  Toxic Wing comes off their debut EP, and it is a killer track.  Me & Munich are a Danish duo playing melodic noise rock. …

HEAR: Vampire Weekend "Harmony Hall"

Vampire Weekend returns after a 6-year-hiatus with “Harmony Hall” –a sunny, melodic-polished pop song. Check it out below:

Psych-Rockers Tambourines "Sunny Side"

‘ Psychedelic Rockers Tambourines pull together a colorful video for their cheerful new psych jam “Sunny Side.” Instantly catchy and effulgent! SOUNDS: Tame Impala, melody’s echo chamber TASTES: cherry pie FEELS: warm

Electronica Pop: I Am A Rocketship - "Face Off"

I Am A Rocketship “Face Off” Mind Graffiti This Swedish-American duo from Atlanta is comprised of Eric Weissinger and L E Kippner.  This electronic duo combines Swedish pop sensibility with a dash of electronic surprise.  Kippner’s voice reminds me of Shirley …

Texan Swing: Vandoliers - "Troublemakers"

Vandoliers “Troublemakers” Forever What a great Texan band.  Imagine Social Distortion and Willie Nelson combined with Blood, Sweat & Tears horns and Appalachian fiddles, drank tons of Southern Comfort and started jamming together, you have Vandoliers.  Comprised of  Vandoliers are …

Musical Genius: Alice Phoebe Lou - "Skin Crawl"

Alice Phoebe Lou “Skin Crawl” Paper Castles What a voice.  Alice Phoebe Lou, coming from South Africa but truly finding her voice busking in Berlin, has one of the most interesting guitar styles as well as writing and singing extremely …

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