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by Jacob Unterreiner – All of the musicians in Bent Knee are technical wizards. What’s more impressive than their wizardry however is the fact that they use their skills responsibly. Sure, they’re are virtuosic elements to many songs on the band’s third album, Land Animal, but they always serve the music.Read More →

by Carly Schorman – Dan Michaelson “Careless” Get ready to get your heartbroken. Dan Michaelson doesn’t hold back the hurt on his new track, “Careless”. Michaelson (formerly of The Coastguards) released his debut solo album, First Light, in December and “Careless” comes to us from that effort. I don’t know if it’sRead More →

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Baby FuzZ “Cig” I know that a lot of us threatened to move to Canada after the 2016 election, but Sterling Fox, the musician behind Baby FuzZ, actually went ahead and did just that. Fox moved to Montreal, Canada shortly before launching Baby FuzZ “in cultural protest of the misogynistic, racist,Read More →

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Phoenix’s favorite hide-and-seek artist, James B. Hunt aka NXOEED, is packing up his latest collection and shipping it East. Westfield State University in Massachusetts will be hosting his latest exhibition, Tetradiagon, so unless all you local NXOEED fans are planning on cross-country travel, you’ll only have one brief opportunity to catch aRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Old Nobodaddy “Bury the Hatchet” I like my folk music tall, brooding, and murderous which, thankfully, is waaay different from how I like my men. Well, all except the tall part, I guess.  Old Nobodaddy sounds like his roots run deep, down into the sludgyRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Lucky Dice “Memoirs” Boston’s Lucky Dice just dropped his debut LP, M.O.S.A. (Memoirs of a Starving Artist), last week and this chill number comes to us from that release. “Memoirs” sets a vintage soul vibe with its kickback beat (compliments of Berdz) as Lucky Dice laysRead More →

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CAT “You Belong to Me” L.A.’s Cat Pierce, formerly of The Pierces, has ditched the surname and embarked upon a solo, and single-syllable, project. CAT penned the track while, and I quote, “micro-dosing with mushrooms,” but don’t expect some tripped out, SoCal stoner jam sess. The artist’s journey is ultimately aRead More →

Playboy Manbaby “You Can Be A Fascist Too” To mark this heinous election season, hometown heros Playboy Manbaby unleashed this new single, “You Can Be A Fascist Too”, in November. Listeners will find the same feisty, unmanageable energy that first secured the staggering fanbase of angsty youngsters (and not-quite-that-young-sters), but there seemsRead More →

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Lost Kings “Phone Down” Lost Kings hit upon a touchy spot in my relationship with their new single, “Phone Down”. Now I don’t mean to be a cell phone addict, but if I’m being totally honest, I am. And with the release of “Phone Down” my boyfriend now has a newRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Anna Ash “Player” This single from Anna Ash comes to us from the album, Floodlights, which came out in September. A 1970s smooth guitar kicks things off before Ash’s voice slinks in to steal the show. There’s a throwback style here that reminds me of ThreeRead More →

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Spencer Ludwig “Diggy” Los Angeles singer/songwriter/trumpeter Spencer Ludwig lays out a sweet jam in his single, “Diggy”. Channeling a touch of Off The Wall era Michael Jackson with sick contemporary stylings, Ludwig crafts a funky ditty that will have you shuffling and shimmying from the get-go. Check out “Diggy” by Spencer LudwigRead More →