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Relevant Rock: Sleater-Kinney - "The Dog/The Body"

Sleater-Kinney “The Dog/The Body” The Center Won’t Hold Sleater-Kinney, one of the main cogs in the Riot Grrl movement, have come back strong with a great new album that never compromises on their principles yet is still very forward thinking …

Atmospheric: yeule - "Pretty Bones"

yeule “Pretty Bones” Serotonin II yeule has this very breathless voice flying over these interestingly, complex synth sounds and beats, sounding just like that beautiful heavenly music one hears in dreams.  The synths stutter at times, making you think the …

The Doctor Is In: Doctor Steevo - "Another Day"

Doctor Steevo “Another Day” This Mutoid Doctor Steevo is back with his bizarre, creative, amazing dense music.  Think Depeche Mode recorded through a blender, with the darkness super accented.  Put it this way:  it’s 3AM, you awaken for no reason, …

Darkness Revealed: Crooked Ghost - "Sinew In Red"

Crooked Ghost “Sinew In Red” My favorite post punk/dream pop band is back, and they are darker than ever.  “Sinew In Red” sounds as if Joy Division recorded in the dank alley in the backstreets of Hell’s Kitchen incorporated all …

True Tales Of The City: Women Of The Night - "I Am Well And Missing You"

Women Of The Night “I Am Well And Missing You” Pastel Colors I love this band.  Women of the Night sounds like the Velvet Underground if John Cale had had his way and recorded their third album underwater.  This band …

Plaintive: Bear Call - "Harsh"

Bear Call “Harsh” Fancy Acid Bear Call have released a very restrained, reflective album that is perfect for late evening listening.  Although the album is a switch from the surf sound of their earlier release, “Harsh” still has that twangy …

Noir Pop: In.Drip - "CVS"

In.Drip “CVS” Coming from LA, In.Drip is a DJ that’s awashed in mystery.  He sings of common activities like:  Driving in the rain. Cigarettes under flickering street lamps. Smoke-filled parties on cold winter nights. Snapshots of his life on display …

Indie Punk With A Kick: Seth Witcher - "A Game Of Love"

Seth Witcher “A Game Of Love” Seth Witcher has the beautiful voice, and “A Game Of Love” is a most surprising song.  I love the beginning, the fake beginning, when all of a sudden, the song kids in with this …

The People's Music On Acid: Bananagun - "Do Yeah"

Bananagun “Do Yeah” Do Yeah 7″ You want something completely different?  Check out the craziness that is Bananagun.  This band is so different than anyone out there, sounding like Os Mutantes on acid, which is a real feat to out-psychedelic …

Kickass Metal: As I Lay Dying - "Shaped By Fire"

As I Lay Dying “Shaped By Fire” Shaped By Fire One of THE classic metal bands out there, As I Lay Dying is set to release their seventh album into an unsuspecting world to burn your ears and melt your …

Hip Hop Hero: Binoy - "Hunger"

Binoy “Hunger” Binoy is going to be the new, huge hip hop/pop star.  And he knows it.  Name dropping Kanye and saying that he’s like Kanye when he had the hunger.  Binoy has that hunger, the voice, the look, and …

Electro-Disconnect: ieuan - "Virtual Reality"

ieuan “Virtual Reality” Childstar This is a great electro-pop.  The stuttering way the song begins just totally pulled me, and ieuan’s breathless vocals make you sympathize with him, no matter what happens.  As the artist states: The song is about …

Fear and Sex: Lana Del Rey - "Season of the Witch"

Lana Del Rey “Season Of The Witch” From The Motion Picture “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” This is an amazing version of the old Donovan song.  del Rey manages to add sexuality to a scary song, something she …

Dark Sadness: Angel Olsen - "All Mirrors"

Angel Olsen “All Mirrors” All Mirrors The new single from Angel Olsen’s highly anticipated album has dropped, and it is probably the best song of a year of really good music.  The woman I considered single handedly started the “Sad …

Lonely In A Crowd: Lina Tullgren - "Bad At Parties"

Lina Tullgren “Bad At Parties” Free Cell This song really gets to me; I am just like this at parties: even when surrounded by a crowd, I feel as if I’m the only one.  Tullgren sings songs full of pain …

Rock and Roll Hero: Rachel Ana Dobken

Rachel Ana Dobken “Always” Listening to Rachel Ana Dobken play guitar is just like hearing a miracle.  Her playing is so good and precise.  Don’t belief, check out the rift that ends her song, “Always”.  It frickin’ rocks and blows …

New Emo: UV Rays - "Faster Now"

UV Rays “Faster Now” The Right Stuff UV Rays have resurrected and transformed the great sound of 90’s emo with updated life and sound quality that is so good.  Coming from Brooklyn, of course, what started out as a bedroom …

Saying What You're Thinking: HUNGER - "My Shirt Your Dress"

HUNGER “My Shirt, Your Dress” Sounding like a European version of Imagine Dragons (no, I’m not sure what that means, except the continental bands tend to push the envelope more), this Austrian band has tremendous songs, and the lead singer …

Straight From The Heart: Troi Irons - "Hold On To Your Heart"

Troi Irons “Hold On To Your Heart” What a powerful, breathless voice Troi Irons has.  She just pours this emotion out, and the vocals sound like they are coming from a broken heart, but a heart that is not going …

Lo-Fi/Pop Princess Clairo - "Sofia"

Clairo (aka Claire Cottrill) has just released her debut album Immunity and we are already LOVING it here at AudioFuzz. “Sofia” has hints of Sleigh Bells in its production, with heavily processed guitars provided by Danielle Haim. The song’s synthesized …

Beauty and Power: AM:PM - "Nature Awakes/When Titans Fell"

AM:PM “Nature Awakes/When Titans Fell” A Mountain Peaks’ Myth This is pure epic melodic death metal/deathcore from Switzerland.  AM:PM know when to be beautiful and when to be ass-kicking killer shit, which most bands have never figured out to do …

Punk Truth: Tetchy - "Fascist"

Tetchy “Fascist” What a great killer punk band that pulls no punches and really nails the coffin shut on all those fakes out there, those privileged assholes who think they know what’s going on, yet are really fascists.  When I …

New Face Of Rock N Roll: Angelica Garcia - "It Don't Hinder Me"

Angelica Garcia “It Don’t Hinder Me” Angelica Garcia comes from San Gabriel Valley, CA, of Salvadorian and Mexican ancestry, now living in Richmond, VA, but never far from her roots.  She makes ass-kicking, take-no-prisoners rock n roll, singing from her …

Texan Punk: Autumn Walker - "Daydream"

Autumn Walker “Daydreamer” Daydreamer What a great rock song, by a great rock band with a great video (just to let you know: NO CHICKENS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO).  Autumn Walker is an alternative post-punk band …

Nerd Rock: Mount Sharp - "Apostate"

Mount Sharp “Apostate” What a tremendous, eclectic, almost nerdy song.  I love this band.  Their sound is so crystal clear, their vision a lot less clear, which is the way it should be.  Here is their bio (oh, it explains …

Return Of The Best: TC&I - Wonderland

TC&I “Wonderland” Naked Flames: Live at Swindon Arts Centre  If, like myself, you were totally blown away when XTC came out in the late 70’s with their intelligent, ironic, beautifully complex music, well, two of the members have formed a …

Submit!!: Crowhurst - "Ghost Tropic"

Crowhurst “Ghost Tropic” III Crowhurst is such a great metal band.  Seriously, they are always going to surprise you, disturb you, give you nightmares, yet have you crawling back for more.  They go through so many subtle rhythmic changes in …

The Crooner Is Back: Asher Knight - "Step Back"

Asher Knight “Step Back” Step Back What a great voice Asher Knight has.  Coming from Bradford, UK, Knight just has this impressive ability to deliver a song, something that a lot of people don’t understand.  What I’m saying is, the …

Psycho Cabaret: Anton Barbeau - "Berliner Grotesk"

Anton Barbeau “Berliner Grotesk” The most unusual and last true genius left is how Anton Barbeau has been described.  I consider him as if Robyn Hitchcock and Nina Hagen had a child raised on Jacques Brel and Kurt Weill and …

Accessible Oddness: Fig's Vision - "Boy Pressure"

Fig’s Vision “Boy Pressure” Choo Choo Fig’s Vision is an odd band, with a sound that is so unusual, and the video for the song may even be odder.  With a sound that seems to be a hybrid electronica and …

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