Bad Moves announce Untenable for 6/29 release

May 5, 2020

Bad Moves are a punk outfit out of DC. I had a damn good time taking in a set during SXSW 2019. Now they’re set to follow up 2018’s excellent Tell No One with an album that couldn’t have a better title during these times. Untenable will see the light of day via the fine […]

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Nap Eyes – Snapshot of a Beginner (album review)

April 30, 2020

Photo Credit: Alex Blouin & Jodi Heartz This album has been a go-to since I have been in lockdown. Nigel Chapman’s observational vocals are a welcome diversion as I seemingly live the same day over and over. As Nap Eyes has progressed from their debut Whine of the Mystic to their fourth album, Snapshot of […]

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Virginia Trance announces Vincent’s Playlist for 5/8 release

April 29, 2020

photo credit: Teddie Davis Virginia Trance is the project of Scott Ryan Davis. Based on my extensive research, it would appear that he is a fan of Lou Reed. Vincent’s Playlist will be out on 5/8 via the fine folks at BYM Records. Here’s some more info from the PR team. Vincent’s Playlist began when […]

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2nd Grade announce debut LP Hit to Hit for 5/29 release

April 29, 2020

Photo credit to Julia Leiby God damn I needed this breath of fresh air masquerading as a brilliant power-pop song this morning. 2nd Grade are a Philly based band that is set to release their debut LP, Hit To Hit via the fine folks at Double Double Whammy! on 5/29. Here’s some more info from […]

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Other Lives – For Their Love

April 27, 2020

Other Lives is one of my favorite bands. We did a couple of live sessions during tours for their first two albums. Each member of the band would be performing a dizzying array of tasks during each tune while sounding like they were just coming up with on the fly. It was this perfect balance […]

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Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard announce debut EP Non-Stop for 7/10 release

April 15, 2020

Photo Credit – Elijah Thomas Cardiff rockers, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have announced their debut EP. Check out their other single, John Lennon is my Jesus Christ. Here is some info on the band. Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard began as a bedroom studio project for Cardiff-based Rees, before eventually spreading his wings alongside bassist brother Eddie Rees, […]

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Hazel English announces debut Wake UP! coming April 24th

April 15, 2020

(Photo credit: Janell Shirtcliff) Truth is, she announced this weeks ago but this track below is kinda new. Been so busy with work, haven’t been able to check the ol’ inbox. Hazel is pretty spectacular and this promises to be a top-notch album of hazy indie pop. Here’s some info from the PR team. “Five […]

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Camille Delean announces Cold House Burning for 6/5 release

April 14, 2020

photo credit: Colin Medley Montreal’s Camille Delean has announced her sophomore album. I hadn’t heard of her before last week but this track is excellent and really seems to fit with a cold Chicago day during a pandemic. Anyway, here’s some info from the PR team. The album is a significant step forward for Delean, […]

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Retirement Party announce Runaway Dog for 5/15 release

April 14, 2020

photo by Adam Parshall Chicago’s Retirement Party are following up 2018’s excellent Somewhat Literate with Runaway Dog; set for a 5/15 release via the fine folks at Counter Intuitive records. This first tune rips. Here’s some info from the PR team. Retirement Party’s beginning steps were more like a sprint.Though rewarding, the pace chipped away […]

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Liam Kazar – Shoes Too Tight

April 14, 2020

Photo Credit: Alexa Viscius Liam Kazar first came on my radar with Kids These Days and then really won me over with Marrow, his album with Ohmme’s Macie Stewart. Since then I’ve seen him play with Tweedy and I’ve been patiently waiting for his solo album. Looks like we’re getting close. Some info from the […]

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