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Review: “Dirt Rust Chaos” – Deaf Rhino

  Even on the slower moments, Deaf Rhino’s Dirt Rust Chaos hits hard. At times, it plays like a grunge record from the early ’90s: mid-tempo songs played with aggression supplied with plenty of volume. And like grunge’s influences there … Continue reading

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Review: “Swirled World” – Church of Betty

  Church of Betty’s latest album, Swirled World is equal parts Power-Pop, World Music and Radiohead detours in adventurous musical endeavors. Those descriptions might seem a little ridiculous until you actually listen to the record, which is filled with shimmering … Continue reading

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New Music: “Electric Parlor” – Electric Parlor

“Don’t you know I’m a whiskey mama,” Electric Parlour lead singer Monique Alvarez wails in the first few seconds of the band’s eponymous new album.  From the sound of the crunching guitars, boogie rhythms and 70’s rock vibe, it’s not hard … Continue reading

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New Music: “Moondance” (Van Morrison Cover) – Deaf Rhino

New Jersey rock band Deaf Rhino have taken on a monumental task: covering Van Morrison’s classic “Moondance”. Where Morrison’s original is Jazzy and soulful, Deaf Rhino takes an entirely different approach: loud and gritty. Deaf Rhino replace the pianos and … Continue reading

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New Music: “Dancing with the Devil” – Sarah Petrella

  “Spin me around and around,” Sarah Petrella commands during the bridge of her bluesy new single, “Dancing with the Devil”. It’s not only a command, but a sort of dare.  The tension builds as she repeats the line, and … Continue reading

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Review: “Love, Lust and Genocide” – Samuel Claiborne

“Soldiers and police, I can’t tell them apart,” Samuel Claiborne laments at the beginning of “Say Goodbye to America” the first track off his latest album Love, Lust and Genocide. Over a bluesy-psychedelic vibe, Claiborne lays out how he thinks … Continue reading

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Review: “City Blog” – Gideon King & City Blog

  City Blog from Gideon King & City Blog is a mixture of Adult Contemporary Rock, Jazz and a little bit of funk. It’s mostly an easy-going record, filled with piano fills, soft drums and smooth saxophone solos that make … Continue reading

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Review: “This Book Belongs To” – The Liquorsmiths

“We’ll build it right,” Vocalist Drew Thams sings at one point in the middle of the slow-burning ballad, “Iris Song”. When Tham’ sings “we’ll build it right”, he’s referring to a relationship, but you can’t help but get the feeling … Continue reading

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Review: “The Mantra” – Nature Gangabaigal

On the surface, Nature Ganganbaigal’s The Mantra isn’t that much different than his To Where Tengger Leads Me. Gangabaigal’s music is still rooted in Asian Folk music and its epic sweep. On Mantra, the electronic elements that hang underneath as … Continue reading

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Video: “Melancholia” – Vince Grant (RIYL Elliot Smith)

Vince Grant has been featured on Leading Us Absurd a couple times before, because his latest album My Depression is Always Trying to Kill Me is highly recommended.  Single “Melancholia” is the sound of a singer-songwriter baring his soul out … Continue reading

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