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The Fibs Bring Back Strong Dark-wave Shoegaze

The Fibs self-titled second studio album isn’t a particularly cheerful affair – if you’re searching for life-affirming uplift, look elsewhere. Preston Newberry’s lyrical gifts grapple with life in all its unwieldy internal and external manifestations and definitely possess a curt focus driving to the heart of each song’s subject matter. There’s a frame of reference

Brian Edblad Shares Flypaper For Freaks

Brian Edblad and his new record “Flypaper for Freaks” is a stylistic tour de force. Effortlessly tying together elements of funk, jazz, and synth pop, the colorful arrangements work wonders. The flourishes of sound include inspired saxophone solos, organ vamps, elastic synthesizer grooves, and even a little bit of acoustic guitar. Akin to a vast