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The Transonics Change The ‘Tides’

Utilizing melodic noise to illustrate both emotion and understated virtuosities of the most surreal quality, The Transonics are on a mission to embody lunar tonal lust like no band has for the better part of the last twenty years in their new EP Tides, currently out everywhere indie rock is sold and streamed this summer. Featuring […]

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Brace Yourself For Wave 21

Wave 21 have been doing some amazing things since their initial formation north of the Canadian-American border, but in their new album Brace Yourself, their focus turns toward channeling shades of a Bakersfield sound abandoned by many of their contemporaries. Right off the bat in “My Latest Song for You,” it becomes pretty obvious that this group wasn’t […]

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Singer/Songwriter Billy Jeter Releases ‘Shine Eye Landing’

Billy Jeter captures that timeless American Folk/Blues sound with his new album Shine Eye Landing. This easy listening collection of tunes feels like it could be from the past without sounding dated. It’s no surprise he has such a good grasp on this style of music; he grew up in the Mississippi Delta in Arkansas […]

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Stephen Chopek Gives You ‘Dweller’

Perhaps the greatest irony in being a conceptual songwriter is that eventually you’re bound to experiment so much that you wind up closer to where you started than anywhere else. It’s fitting that Stephen Chopek’s latest record in Dweller would feature such a retrospective feel for a couple of reasons, the most prominent of which being that […]

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Neil Nathan Says “You’re My Lady”

Throwbacks don’t have to be saccharine in nature, and singer/songwriter Neil Nathan is out to prove as much with the release of his new single “You’re My Lady” this summer. Although stylized in a familiar manner that instantly brings to mind the retro sounds of 70’s folk-rock, there’s a straightforwardness to Nathan’s verses and the […]

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“Spotify Your Life” With Pre-Sexual Activities

Like dropping the needle on the other side of the record, we switch gears from a hypnosis-inducing haze to a consistent, guitar-powered groove in the second half of Pre-Sexual Activities’ “Spotify Your Life” that immediately changes the trajectory of its narrative in a surprising and rousing way. In a song like this one, there’s really […]

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Spider Rockets “Rip Your Heart Out”

There isn’t anything in this life quite like heartbreak, and in Spider Rockets’ breakup-lamenting “Rip Your Heart Out,” ruing past lovers isn’t exactly the narrative at hand. This is a track about the most vicious kind of pain transference around, and if its cutting lyrics don’t paint a clear enough picture for you, its anime-style […]

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Omar Veluz Asks “Do You Really Wanna”

Club music doesn’t have to be bright, and in his new single “Do You Really Wanna,” Omar Veluz inarguably drops a dancefloor jam that is as dark as a Saturday night can get in 2021. Written for a horror movie but boasting too much originality to stand as a soundtrack piece exclusively, “Do You Really […]