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by Carly Schorman – Of The Valley “Italy” Brian DellaValle, the songwriter behind Of The Valley, divides his time between Copenhagen and Toronto, but hopefully he’ll put a stateside tour on his to-do list because I’m so obsessed right now. “Italy” conveys a certain stolen intimacy; like a secretly witnessed exchange ofRead More →

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Jacob Unterreiner – Oliver Ackermann is a Renaissance man. He is the singer and guitarist in shoegaze stalwarts, A Place to Bury Strangers. He is also the founder of Death by Audio, a boutique guitar effects company. Along with manufacturing pedals, Death by Audio was a musical collective. Oliver andRead More →

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S’natra “Paper Straight” The emcee from Harlem known as S’natra is a new wordsmith on the scene worth watching. The NYC artist has released a few tracks this year in prelude to his latest project, Subject to Change, which comes out THIS Friday. S’natra tackles the paper chase, and all thatRead More →

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We’re always looking for new places to find the latest in new music so here are 5 rad music blogs you should definitely check out and perhaps even submit to… Girl Underground Music A group of rad, music-loving lady tigers runs this snappy music blog that regularly offers up newRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – Little Quirks “Run Away” The family band known as Little Quirks takes a moody turn on their latest single, “Run Away”. The alt-folk trio is comprised of sisters Abbey and Mia, along with their cousin Jaymi. As soon as “Run Away” kicks off, you’ll be drawn into theRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Vessels “Deflect the Light” The electronica quintet from Leeds known as Vessels has some big things in the works… like this hot new jam which features The Flaming Lips. Yes, folks, Wayne Coyne provides the lyrics and vocal stylings while Vessels gives shape to the engulfingRead More →

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Upsahl “Can You Hear Me Now” This new single from PHX songwriter [Taylor] Upsahl is like that first cherry limeade of summer: refreshingly bubbly and bright as the noon sun. Once you are afloat on Upsahl’s buoyant pop sound, the weight of the lyrics can begin to take hold, butRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Yelle “Interpassion” If you’re planning a Postmodern rollerskating party this summer, YELLE will provide the playlist. The French Electropop songster creates a lush but breathable sound space for that ultra hip vocal delivery that has marked YELLE’s music thus far: sorta disimpassioned yet superRead More →

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Jeffrey James “Unsaid” Jeffrey James hails from the Country Capital of Nashville, but he leans more toward the city’s gospel roots on “Unsaid”… uh, musicially, if not lyrically. This song is more about love lost, but let’s face it, most love songs are. James has just the right voice for his soulful R&BRead More →

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The SunPunchers “Screwtop Head” The SunPunchers released two singles in prelude to their new EP which comes out THIS WEEKEND. These songs have a sticky summer warmth, like laying on a screened-in porch on a day buzzing with mosquitoes. There is an aesthetic here of sun tea and swimming holesRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Eamon Ford is more than meets the eye. You certainly may have seen him either attending or, even more likely, performing at various venues around the Valley. In T-shirt and cap, the young man has quite an unassuming air. However, as Audile Collective, he is responsibleRead More →