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Honduras’ “That Old Feeling” Brings Surf Punk to the East Coast

Four or five days out of the week, I’m driving home from work constantly changing radio stations. There never seems to be one station that I can be set on for the whole ride, as I’m constantly rolling my eyes at the songs that I’m hearing. It seems almost like everything blends together and sounds […]

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Jennifer O’Connor Continues to Define Folk-Pop with “Surface Noise”

The fastest growing, fastest evolving genre in the musical world today is folk-pop. Take a look back into the past five years, even ten years, and you’d be hard pressed to find a prominent musician in this genre. But that’s changing. With the strengthening of the genre, there come certain musicians who have proved crucial to […]

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7fields Takes on The Strokes with Ambitious Cover

By Nate Billy of Indie Band Guru It’s been a long time since I was that lonely, impressionable High School Freshmen settled in front of my family’s tube TV baring witness for the first time to The Strokes, a band which would ultimately change my life for the better — excluding influencing a nasty smoking […]

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Looking for Some Good Vibrations? Check out Coastgaard

Straight from the concrete jungle, Coastgaard brings you their sophomore album, Devil on the Balcony, which officially drops on February 26th. I’ll admit it, before hearing about Coastgaard, I had never heard of the genre “neo-surf rock”. I’m definitely open to all types of music, but this one didn’t sound familiar to me. Then I Googled it […]

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Nothing Wrong With Being Emotional, Baby!

Emotional is a brand new band from San Francisco, California. A new project from Brian Wakefield of Melted Toys, Emotional brings us an indie feel that’s reminiscent of the 1980s, but with vocals similar to The Smashing Pumpkins and some electronic elements to give it a modern twist. The very first impression you’ll get from […]

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Idiot Glee — Gleeful Music by Not-an-Idiot

By Emma Cohen of Indie Band Guru With his first album, Idiot Glee has delivered ten tracks all of which shine in their own way. Overall, the self-titled album is a perfect combination of pleasant auditory sensations. The first track, “Deep Warm Something,” is the musical equivalent of a kaleidoscope. Woodwind instruments and guitar blend in a […]

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Cellspace: Near-Perfect Debut from Panic Is Perfect

By Ibn-Umar Abbasparker of Indie Band Guru If you mix catchy vocals, infectious guitar hooks and rhythmic dance beats, what do you get? You get Cellspace, the newly released debut album from San Francisco-based Panic Is Perfect. This album incorporates a wide range of musical influences that makes it greater than the sum of its […]

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Supersmall Make Super Impact with Debut LP

By Emma Cohen of Indie Band Guru To say the New York-based band Supersmall — singer-songwriter Colin Dempsey (an Irish native) and drummer Daniela Schiller (who daylights as a neuroscientist) — shines on their first full-length album Silent Moon would be an understatement. Each track on Silent Moon is better than the last, one breath […]