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by Carly Schorman – The Wanda Junes “All Roads End” The Wanda Junes released a brand new album, Today, on cassette last week, but they teased fans with this closing number beforehand. “All Roads End” has a solemnity that feels hard won through hard living. And the sentiments contained within the lyrics areRead More →

by Carly Schorman – Justin Moody “Cowgirl” This single comes to us from Justin Moody’s forthcoming album, Bruiser, due out in a few short days. The Phoenix songwriter has made a name for himself for his slow and somber style. Moody’s songs approach the listener as if in a dream: hazyRead More →

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Stela Cole “You F O” This sassy summer pop single has a hook so catchy, it might eventually be the jumping off point for a new Urban Dictionary definition for U.F.O. But, it’s Stela Cole’s sultry vocals that really sends the track outta the stratosphere. “You F O” is the secondRead More →

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Callum Pitt “Least He’s Happy” This promising new artist from Newcastle Upon Tyne uses a breathtaking falsetto and vivifying instrumental energy to bring life to his latest single, “Least He’s Happy”. Drawing from influences like Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, Callum Pitt is definitely set to shape out his own nicheRead More →

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The Upper Strata set to release new album with versatile, profound new sound by Matt Marn Contributing Writer Performing duo (and recent Arizona residents) The Upper Strata has undergone many style and identity changes over the past several years, both as performers and in their offstage lives. But while their toneRead More →

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Daniel Trakell “Paradise” Hey Melbourne, I think someone needs to hug Daniel Trakell. Or maybe several someones. “Paradise” is the most beautifully depressing, elusively suicidal thing I’ve heard since Elliott Smith’s posthumously released New Moon – I can’t stop listening and it breaks my heart every single time I hear it. There is a sublime peaceRead More →

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Foresteater “Big Deceiver” So, Foresteater is one of those band’s that snuck up on me. I heard about them, but I hadn’t heard them until it came around time to work on the 2016 awards. Only then did I learn about Nightlife of the Exploding Heads. For shame, I know. Thankfully, Foresteater is on myRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Miss Moody You Owe Me What happens when you take the somber yet stellar songwriting of Justin Moody and throw in an ensemble sound? The answer is Miss Moody. Pensive lyricism floats over a fuller sound without sacrificing the minimalism that first enamored us to Moody’sRead More →

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The Blurst “Dogdog” The Blurst is the undertaking of Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist Liam O’Shea. His latest single, “Dogdog”, comes to us from The Blurst’s November, 3-track release of the same title. O’Shea fuses lithesome vocals reminiscent of Elliott Smith with a gritty, back alley, noise pop. Check out “Dogdog” by TheRead More →

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 Kyle Morton “Survivalist Fantasy” Perhaps you’ve encountered the music of Kyle Morton before through the work of the Portland post-pop act, Typhoon? If not, don’t worry. This single from Morton’s debut solo album will secure your future fandom as Morton emerges as a singer-songwriter in his own right. A dark andRead More →

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by Joe Golfen Staff Writer History Machine History Machine “Dime” gets things started with a fake out, a jangling take on an old-school rock-n-roll ballad with a gentle melody, the sweetness undercut by the dark minor chords of a chorus that asks “When did we forget how to talk?” TheRead More →