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Midnight Noise-Pop: Thumper - "In My Room"

Thumper “In My Room” Thumper ain’t no scared little bunny anymore.  More likely, Thumper is the deadly rabbit in Monty Python’s In Search of The Holy Grail which can only be destroyed by the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.  This …

In Your Backyard: Jamil Apostol and The Good Wills - "Open Ticket Ride"

Jamil Apostol and The Good Wills “Open Ticket Ride” Off The Beaten Jamil Apostol is amazingly fun.  In our world of overproduction and isolation, it is amazing to hear someone so connected to the true feeling of Americana.  Apostol and …

Banger Pop: Billie Eilish - "Bad Guy"

Billie Eilish is pop’s new, dare I say, sweetheart. However, her music contrasts the sweet and gives us a very dark, melodic, and tantalizing twist. As you can see from the video for her song “Bad Guy” she’s not someone …

Madonna Shares Madame X Album Teaser

Madonna announced her forthcoming album, Madame X, today in a cinematic teaser video. Her vocals play over a piano melody as she dons a variety of elaborate costumes: “The thing that hurt the most was that I wasn’t lost.” The …

Beautiful Sorrow: John Floreani - "Echoes"

John Floreani “Echoes” sin John Floreani, lead singer of Trophy Eyes, has released a beautiful if sad solo album that deals with heartache, addiction, and self-loathing, described as Johnny Cash dipped in Neon.  It’s a scary picture but so truthful …

Australian Punk Metal: The Brave - "Burn"

The Brave “Burn” Aura Coming from Brisbane, The Brave continue to make great music.  I swear, it must be in the Australian soil.  The Brave continue the tradition of great bands that have taken various influences like Rage Against The …

Scottish Pop Punk: Woes - "Suburbs"

Woes “Suburbs” Self Help Woes come from Edinburgh, Scotland, and their punk pop sound is so refreshingly original while drawing on the past and throwing the sound into the future.  The combination of punk, pop, and R&B make the band …

Honesty: GemelaDual - "Dancing Days/Mastering The Art Of Failure/Summertime Manifesto"

GemelaDual “Dancing Days/Mastering The Art Of Failure/Summertime Manifesto” I rarely ever let an artist write their own review, but GemelaDual has so much to say about his life and his music, I wanted him to speak for himself.  He is …

Dreampop Supreme: Fanclub - "Uppercut"

Fanclub “Uppercut” Fanclub is Mike Lee, Leslie Crunkilton, and Daniel Schmidt from Austin, TX.  What a great sound they have.  If you love tween, dreampop, or indie with a twist, Fanclub is for you as they are for me.  The …

On The Sleeve: Christian Lee Hutson - "Northsiders"

Christian Lee Hutson “Northsiders” If Phoebe Bridgers has a male counterpart, it is Christian Lee Hutson.  The man is not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve.  His music is always beautiful, the acoustic guitar playing is just enough …

They're Back!!!!! Modest Mouse - "Poison The Well"

Modest Mouse “Poison The Well” Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, and the crew are back with a tremendous single that has everything all you Modest Mouse fans have come to expect:  ironic lyrics, interesting ground-breaking instrumentation, extremely erratic percussion, and basically …

Alone In Darkness: While We Sleep - "The Desert"

Where We Sleep “The Desert” Experiments In The Dark Amazingly dark and mystifying, Where We Sleep create beautiful music combining synths and guitars, vocals and drum machines, bringing the listener into a different world completely.  Where We Sleep is the …

Backbreaking Punk: Fontaines D.C. - "Boys In The Better Land (Darklands Version)"

Fontaines D.C. “Boys In The Better Land (Darklands Version)” Dogrel What a great kick ass band.  Coming for Dublin, this band gobs out riffs and lyrics like the best of the old school punk bands.  Comprised of Grian Chatten, Conor …

Politics Of Dancing: Sleaford Mods - "Kebab Mods"

Sleaford Mods “Kebab Spider” Eton Alive God I love this band of ruffians.  Featuring Andrew Fearn and Jason Williamson, Sleaford Mods is a great synth punk band known for their abrasive, minimalist musical style and embittered explorations of modern British …

Post Python Goth: Fat White Family - "Tastes Good With The Money"

Fat White Family “Tastes Good With The Money” Serfs Up! Coming from London (Bedlam I assume), come one of the strangest bands (and absolutely great) I have ever heard.  Comprised of Lias Kaci Saoudi – lead vocals; Saul Adamczewski – …

Post Brit Pop: Far Caspian - "Blue"

Far Caspian “Blue” Between Days Another great England band, these guys come from Leeds, and our a perfect example of the Post Brit Pop that has been coming out.  Far Caspian is comprised of Joel Johnston-Vocals, Rhythm guitar, Jof Cabedo-Drums, …

Post Synth Rock: Superet - "Come As Relief"

Superet “Come As Relief” YDS2M What a great band.  Somehow I hear a heavier Heaven 17 along with what Kajagoogoo could have become.  Maybe it’s the popping bass line, the all around energy, this 80’s meets the 10’s sound, without …

Incomparable: Courtney Barnett - "Everybody Here Hates You"

Courtney Barnett “Everybody Here Hates You” Courtney Barnett has a new single out, and it is so unbelievably good.  Barnett claims she did not include this song on her last album, and didn’t even finish it because: to be honest …

Power Pop Heroes: The Stolen - "Millennial"

The Stolen “Millennial” I’m So Dead What a great power pop tune.  The Stolen is so good, they put all other power pop bands out there to shame; in fact, they rival Cheap Trick with great vocals, great lyrics, great …

K-Pop Supreme: Verivery - "Ring Ring Ring"

Verivery “Ring Ring Ring” The newest song by Verivery is the best K-Pop song I’ve heard.  It has all the danceability of the best of US Boy Bands, but these guys never take themselves to serious.  It is just super …

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