Posts byEmily Fischer

Reverse Family Release Their Eighth Sampler

A huge undertaking started in October 2017 by UK artists Reverse Family. The group is releasing three hundred and sixty-five songs, one per day for a year. Their music is the epitome of low-def DIY punk/noise/electro/post-punk/everything. They just released Reverse Family Sampler 08, the eighth out of twelve. The album is full of influences and
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Ezza Rose Call For Change With ‘No Means No’

Feminist dream-pop rockers Ezza Rose released a first look at their upcoming album No Means No. The Portland band has created new powerfully political music that is aimed to inspire people to speak up and get tough. Their musical landscape is treacherous, a mirroring of social interactions and structures. Ezza Rose is the lead vocalist
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BENoit VinCent Releases ‘A Few Frames’

Musician and composer BENoît VinCenT has generously released an album entitled A Few Frames Away, a rock creation that eludes to film scores and his own influences as a guitarist.   BENoît VinCent has been involved in many audiovisual projects which is what drew him to create these songs. He is a master of DIY, as
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Vacation Take A Trip Down ‘Action Road’

The gritty basement punk band Vacation have just announced the release of their new LP Mouth Sounds #2699 along with the first single, “Action Road.” The band has roots in punk and rock n’ roll with a more primitive style of sound exploration accompanying energetic, catchy melodies.   There is something attractive about Vacation’s ability
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Cosmo Sheldrake Proves He is the Coolest with Debut Album

English multi-instrumentalist and composer Cosmo Sheldrake is channeling his childlike whimsy with his new creation The Much Much How How and I. Sheldrake is known for his unusual style, combining orchestration and indie musings. This is his first full length album and he clearly establishes his aesthetic with playful, intricate compositions. Sheldrake’s previous contributions to
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Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Really Swing

“Bringing swing to the new generation” is the mission of Colorado band Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles. Their new album Gin & Moonlight is a high energy, sexy, and super vintage swing party. Joe Smith is the premier trumpeter of Denver who started this music venture with a big band of musicians and vocalists. The
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ANMLPLNET Release New Album ‘Fall Asleep’

ANMLPLNET is releasing their debut LP Fall Asleep on April 20. The duo is composed of none other than Sothrust’s Leah Wellbaum and drummer Mickey Vershbow. Supposedly they created this album across the country from each other!   The album is a six-track psychedelic rock dreamscape with clever lyrics and beautiful melodies that are contrasted
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Love Machine Show the Future with ‘Times to Come’

German Americana rock is the sound of Love Machine’s album Times to Come.   Love Machine takes folk rock elements and mixes them with psychedelic technological effects, making a somewhat European take on classically American aesthetic. The band takes a cue from the Krautrock trend of ’70s Germany. There is a theme of hypnotism that
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New Track ‘Afterhours’ Released by CAPYAC and MOONZz

The long-awaited sequel to the CAPYAC’s collaborative efforts has come with the release of “Afterhours” featuring MOONZz. CAPYAC is an electronic duo that has released two previous albums and has roots based in shared musical synergies. “Afterhours” is their first release of 2018, giving a little taste of what the rest of the year has in
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Whiskey Moon Face Releases ‘Formless Forms’

Formless Forms was just released by the London folk-jazz band, Whiskey Moon Face. The album is beyond nostalgic in the kind of way that makes listeners reminisce about a time when they did not even exist.   Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, and Dakota Jim create simple, folky tunes with traditional instruments, like the accordion, clarinet, double
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Eclectic ‘Willow’ LP Released by Sloppy Jane

L.A natives turned Brooklyn band, Sloppy Jane, just put out a new LP called Willow. It’s completely unapologetic in its earnestness and feels like a strictly personal venture for the creative force and artist, Haley Dahl. She composed all the songs, along with small collaborative influences as well. The sound is rough and tumble, but
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Avalon’s Two New Singles are a Pop Dream

L.A based artist Avalon recently put out two new tracks, “Downhill Together” and “Deadbeat Boy.” She is an artist that takes creative control over every aspect of her work and it is evident that her aesthetic is very strong and considered. These two songs feature elements of hip-hop, electro-pop, and ’90s-inspired lyrical songwriting. The final product
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Lapa Releases Electronic Album ‘Spirit Vessel’

Spirit Vessel is the newly released, full length album by Portland’s Lapa. This album is something truly special, transcendental even. It mostly consists of dreamy digital compositions mixed with wooden instruments, which adds to the natural aesthetic. Lapa is creating a sensory experience rather than a traditional album.   One of the most interesting components
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Palm Forges New Frontiers with ‘Rock Island’

Palm, the experimental rock/pop band from Philadelphia, has a newly released LP called Rock Island. The band takes pride in the complexity and variance in their sound; which is evident, with melodies overlapping and other digital techniques that leave the viewer disoriented.   As arresting as that may be, the album is incredibly original. You
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