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JW Ridley “Everything (Deathless)” This debut track from Londoner JW Ridley is quite the promising start for the art student turned bedroom popster. “Everything (Deathless)” wafts toward this listen with a pensive air as pleasantly placid vocals lead you through the Ridley’s ruminating lyrics. The single will be released through SpeedyRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Gorky The Gork​.​.​.​And How To Get It! This four-piece out of Northern Arizona has been playing together a whopping 15 years and to celebrate their years of blissful band union, Gorky released, The Gork… And How To Get It!, in January. This monster collection of tracksRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Max Knouse Dinasaur from Jensen If this is an audiobook, it’s the most beautiful audiobook ever. On Dinasaur from Jensen [sic], Max Knouse seems to follow a bit of the Jeff Mangum/Aeroplane Over the Sea approach to record-making by creating an elaborate and elusive narrative that plays out overRead More →

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Carly Schorman Senior Editor Fingers and Cream “Back in Anger” Fair Warning: the emotional power of this track can sneak up and overwhelm you. “Back in Anger” by Fingers and Cream comes to us from the band’s forthcoming EP, John Lingers, which will be released through Kromatick Records out of Paris. The bandRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Ivory Tusk “Ripples” The folk songwriter known as Ivory Tusk enchants listeners on his new single, “Ripples”. This single provides an engaging opening for Ivory Tusk’s recent release, Rising Lights, which came out on Jan. 8th. Ivory Tusk originates from Buenos Aires where he also recordedRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – We first featured Nightair last October with their single “Supernova” from the band’s 2015 EP and then again a couple months later for their music video, “Clouds”. This year, the O.C. act is gearing up for a brand-spanking-new EP this summer. And, in prelude to thatRead More →

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German Error Message “2017” German Error Message actually comes to us from Nashville, no matter what the name implies. Their haunting single “2017” instantly won me over with its experimental layers of sound, but it was the tempered yet deeply moving vocals of Paul Kintzing that absolutely broke my heart andRead More →

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Art Pop “Hey Hey!!” This duo out of Austin fuses grungy rock and retro synths for a feisty garage pop sound I can really get behind. “Hey Hey!!” might have you questioning my powers of evaluation during those first 45 seconds, but I promise you good things if you hold strong.Read More →

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Gutxi Bibang “System of a Gun” Modern Diet “Red Eye” Keels “Surrender” Crystal Cities “Good Life” Finn Kleffmann “Every Teardrop” Golden Halos “Flicker” Crow’s Feet “Hesitator”Read More →

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When Nanami Ozone released Desire, their debut full length album, in May, they pretty much set the soundtrack to our summer. And, by the time autumn rolled around, we were still jamming out to the indie rock collection. We sent out links to this album and played singles from this releaseRead More →

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It sure feels like we’ve been following Diners for quite some time. Back in 2012, we gave them the award for Best New Band and, since then, we’ve watched as the band continued to grow their sound (and fanbase) without losing the heartwarming innocence that stands at the core ofRead More →

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The feisty Phoenix four-piece known as Bear Ghost creates a veritable smorgasbord of sound on their 2016 release, Blasterpiece.  Delivering a high-energy funk, Bear Ghost offers fluidly fuses elements of various genres for a totally unique and unified sound. If you spend some time with Blasterpiece, and really delve into the musical permutationsRead More →