Modern Nature – How To Live (album review)

September 7, 2019

Photo by James Sharp Enjoying How To Live makes me think that I am good at listening to music. The new project of Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting, Mazes) and Will Young(BEAK>, Moon Gangs) is a weird mix of genres that isn’t something I would label as immediately gripping. I mean; the album opens up with […]

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Beautiful Dudes announce sophomore LP, Radio for 11/8 release

September 4, 2019

Credit: Kaylja Rainn Beautiful Dudes are a quartet of fellas from Nevada City, CA. They’ve just release a pretty darn catchy track of the rock ‘n’ roll variety. Radio will be out on 11/8 via the fine folks at Mama Bird. I’ll leave it up to as to whether they are beautiful or nor. Here’s […]

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Good Morning announce Basketball Breakups for 10/4 release

August 29, 2019

Photo Credit: Xi Cao Good Morning is the Melbourne-based recording project of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons. Their second album, Basketball Breakups will see the light of day on 10/4 and then they’ll be hitting the States later this year. Basketball Breakups was recorded over four humid, summer days in a studio in Japan, and […]

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Durand Jones & The Indications – Cruisin’ to the Park

August 28, 2019

photo credit: Rosie Cohe Durand Jones & The Indications have followed up on their excellent LP, American Love Call, with a great new single and video. Here is the info behind the inspiration. “We put together our first record in our basement, messing around with different styles of soul music. But it was our sweet-soul […]

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Queen of Jeans – If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid (album review)

August 28, 2019

Back in 2018, Queen of Jeans won me over with their album of “crockpot pop.” Fronted by the wonderful vocal stylings of Miri Devora, their indie pop adds a little grit and grime, only to be balanced out by some lovely harmonies. As Queen of Jeans set out to record this album, Devora lost her […]

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Behavior announces Spirits & Embellishments, Out October 18th

August 27, 2019

Photo Credit: Nicole-Antonia Spagnola Los Angeles-based band Behavior – comprised since 2012 of Bedros Yeretzian, Evan Burrows, and Justin Tenney – will be releasing their new album Spirits & Embellishments via the fine folks at Post Present Medium. The lead track, The Thirsty Garden, sounds like something that was coming out of Lower Manhattan in […]

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Esther Rose – You Made It This Far (album review)

August 26, 2019

photo by Rush Jagoe This album has been one of my most pleasant revelations of 2019. For one, I had lost track of Esther since she had stopped appearing on Luke Winslow-King’s albums. For two, this a wonderful collection of twang and folk; reminding me of the early Hurray for the Riff Raff albums. Another […]

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Deadbeat Beat – How Far (album review)

August 24, 2019

Photo by Lauren Montgomery Deadbeat Beat is the Detroit trio of drummer/vocalist Maria Nuccilli,guitarist/vocalist Alex Glendening and bassist Zak Frieling. Nuccilli and Glendening were pals in high school, bonding over a shared love of music. It was Glendening’s inclusion in fellow Detroiter Stef Chura’s band that initially had me clicking through to hear the first […]

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Jason Hawk Harris – Love and the Dark (album review)

August 22, 2019

Photo Credit – Daley Hake I had the pleasure of seeing Jason Hawk Harris during SXSW at the legendary Continental Club. He had that awkward 8PM slot where you are day-drunk and trying to find the energy to forge ahead with the night’s activities. In the hours before his set, I had crashed my motorized […]

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Lillie Mae – Other Girls (album review)

August 17, 2019

Photo by Misael Arriaga Lille Mae hooks up with Dave Cobb and puts together a statement of an album. Simply put, this is a major step forward for the Nashville resident. Like her debut, Forever and Then Some, Mae effortlessly moves between the sub-genres of Americana. But for this album, the tone just feels a […]

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