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New (Holiday) Music: “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Charlotte Sometimes

  At this point, it seems like a requirement for artists to cover “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” during the holidays. Indie singer, Charlotte Sometimes wisely decides to deliver her own vocal stylings of the song, rather than try and … Continue reading

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New Music: “Festival” – The Backyard Committee

The Backyard Committee is known for their improvisation and country-tinged brand of rock and roll.  But “Festival” is a song that shouldn’t be ignored. It’s laid-back without drifting into a sleepy territory.  With tasteful guitars and a chorus that sneaks … Continue reading

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New Music: “Bear” – Slim Wray

  In an era when killer riffs aren’t exactly commonplace, Slim Wray have offered up plenty on their debut Sack Lunch. The group excels in dirty blues-rock: the kind that makes you feel their sweat.  ”Bear” is the perfect example … Continue reading

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New Music: “Tip Top Shape” (EP) – Seasick Mama

  According to Seasick Mama, rules are meant to be broken. That attitude is all over her latest EP, Tip Top Shape. There’s even a song titled “Rules Don’t Apply”.  But Seasick Mama isn’t just another rebellious woman spouting off. … Continue reading

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Song of the Week: “Possum Kingdom” – Toadies

  There are certain songs that are forever attached to specific memories. Whenever I hear Toadies’ “Possum Kingdom”, I’m always transported back to middle school. Whenever I hear the song’s signature guitar line, I can almost smell the stale seats … Continue reading

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New Music: “A Stolen Heart in a Stolen Car” (Video) – Metropolis America

  Dance-rock/synth pop has become the trend for indie-rock. But remember when The Killers released Hot Fuss it sounded totally out of left-field?  Metropolis America has captured the feeling of The Killers circa 2004 with “A Stolen Heart in a … Continue reading

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New Music: “The Attitude” – NTNT

With a wordless harmony in the background over bouncy electronics, drum machines and synths NTNT’s “The Attitude” quickly evokes memories of 80s classics like “Take On Me”.   The song is a total mix of 80′s excess and contemporary beats. … Continue reading

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New Music Preview: “Caveat Emptor” – Empty Chairs

Empty Chairs’ Caveat Emptor is an album meant for late at night. The one you put on when you come back from a late night out and just want to chill. With its dreamy synths and haunting vocals, Caveat Emptor … Continue reading

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New Music: “Dreamers” – Graveyard Lovers

  There’s a lot of grit on the latest release from Graveyard Lovers. The Brooklyn trio isn’t afraid to turn up the volume or shred their vocal chords. The band’s dynamics only add to the tension as well. The soft … Continue reading

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New Music Preview: “Bohemia” – Von Shakes

  Over the past decade, it seems there has been a great divide over popular music in the UK vs. America. Alternative music in the US has gone down the rabbit hole of dance music and 80s inspired beats while … Continue reading

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