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New Music: “Wrong Guy” – Kin Cayo

  A while back, I featured Kin Cayo’s fantastic “Our Ship”.  Equally as impressive is the band’s latest single, “Wrong Guy”.  Like “Our Ship”, the song combines an indie-rock sensibility with Caribbean-influenced guitars and rhythms.  The band’s intricate harmonies on … Continue reading

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New Music: “The Elusive Yes” – Ryan Hobler

  Ryan Hobler must have spent his formative years listening to Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Elton John and Beach Boys records.  His latest album, The Elusive Yes is a direct link to these songwriters with its bouncy pianos, catchy melodies … Continue reading

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New Music: “When I Come Home” – Sarah McGowan

  Sarah McGowan’s “When I Come Home” is the perfect song to listen with the warm weather of Spring right around the corner. Based around a sparse rhythm of acoustic guitars and soft drums, “When I Come Home” perfectly captures … Continue reading

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Feature: “In A Starry State” – The Great Depression

  After eight years apart, The Great Depression have returned and released their latest album, In A Starry State. The result is an ambitious piece of work that is both atmospheric and anthemic. There are shades of Coldplay-esque melodies over … Continue reading

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New Video: “Take Off the Edge” – Black Taxi

New York rockers Black Taxi have recently released the video for their latest single, “Take Off the Edge”.  The which directed by Carlos López Estrada contains some quirky animation over live action footage. Musically, the song is a blast of upbeat dance-punk … Continue reading

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Feature: “Say Somethin'” (EP) – Nik West

  Funk/rock bassist Nik West has rightfully received numerous accolades from high-profile artists such as Steven Tyler, Prince and former Eurythmics mastermind, Dave Stewart.  One listen to her latest EP, the ridiculously funky Say Somethin’and it’s easy to understand why … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #17: “The Sunnyside of the Street” – The Pogues

  ChieftainsIn a sea of hundreds of people dancing and jamming to The Pogues onstage, I watched as my older brother disappeared into the crowd when the band kicked into “Sunnyside of the Street”.  One moment he had been beside … Continue reading

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Album Feature: “Not So Black And White” – Rachel Potter

  The path to Potter’s turn as a country singer includes being a finalist on the X Factor and several stints on Broadway.  No longer content with being in the background, her latest album Not So Black and White finds Potter coming into her … Continue reading

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Feature: “Industrial Love Scene” – Great Highway

  Industrial Love Scene is the fourth album by synth-pop band Great Highway due out on March 16th. Synth-pop may be enjoying a moment in the sun as dozens of indie bands have taken their turn at the genre, but … Continue reading

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Review: “My Depression is Always Trying to Kill Me” – Vince Grant

  “The pain makes it true,” Grant sings on “How Many Times You” off his latest release, My Depression is Always Killing Me. For Grant, his music is a life-line for personal salvation. Having dealt with depression and substance abuse … Continue reading

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