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  • Zander is a Floridian singer and songwriter who plays guitar with passion and purpose, discovering tropical pop through an easy rhythm and surf guitar. Inspired by surfing the Florida coast and enjoying fiery sunsets, Zander’s music brings intense beats and rad sounds that shares his love for “retro music...

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  • Grammy nominated singer / songwriter Antonique Smith released her epic new single “Higher” on iTunes & Apple Music Friday, August 28th. The soaring pop-r&b track will be featured on her highly anticipated debut EP Love Is Everything, arriving this Fall on independent label 9:23 Music Group. “Higher,” produced by...

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  • After more than 1 year of continuous search for approrpiate members the line-up of the band has been fixed at the very end of 2010. Members came from other well-known bands: Zoltan Schonberger (drums) ex-Sear Bliss, Krisztian Varga (guitar) ex-Monastery / Hayseed, Gyorgy Varga (bass / vocal) ex-Dalriada, and...

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  • After listening to “Aw Hell”, the new single from Swerve’s upcoming yet-to-be-titled EP coming out this fall, you may be forgiven for not thinking this band hails from Los Angeles or even the United States for that matter. Steeped in Brit Rock like Oasis, The Libertines, and Stone Roses,...

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  • Los Angeles dark pop duo Phantoms have announced their signing to Casablanca / Republic Records and have revealed their debut EP on the label, Broken Halo, out September 25th. The EP features 4 original songs including “Broken Halo” and “Voyeur” with vocals from Nicholas Braun, and new singles “All...

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ZANDER SINGLE “JUST RIGHT”

September 2, 2015
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Zander is a Floridian singer and songwriter who plays guitar with passion and purpose, discovering tropical pop through an easy rhythm and surf guitar. Inspired by surfing the Florida coast and enjoying fiery sunsets, Zander’s music brings intense beats and rad sounds that shares his love for “retro music and the ocean”. His latest...
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ANTONIQUE SMITH RELEASES SOARING NEW SINGLE “HIGHER”

September 2, 2015
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Grammy nominated singer / songwriter Antonique Smith released her epic new single “Higher” on iTunes & Apple Music Friday, August 28th. The soaring pop-r&b track will be featured on her highly anticipated debut EP Love Is Everything, arriving this Fall on independent label 9:23 Music Group. “Higher,” produced by the platinum selling duo The...
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VERILUN NEW VIDEO

September 2, 2015
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After more than 1 year of continuous search for approrpiate members the line-up of the band has been fixed at the very end of 2010. Members came from other well-known bands: Zoltan Schonberger (drums) ex-Sear Bliss, Krisztian Varga (guitar) ex-Monastery / Hayseed, Gyorgy Varga (bass / vocal) ex-Dalriada, and last but not least Gabor...
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SWERVE SINGLE “AW HELL”

September 2, 2015
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After listening to “Aw Hell”, the new single from Swerve’s upcoming yet-to-be-titled EP coming out this fall, you may be forgiven for not thinking this band hails from Los Angeles or even the United States for that matter. Steeped in Brit Rock like Oasis, The Libertines, and Stone Roses, “Aw Hell” pulls you in...
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PHANTOMS SIGN TO CASABLANCA RECORDS + “ALL IN”

September 1, 2015
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Los Angeles dark pop duo Phantoms have announced their signing to Casablanca / Republic Records and have revealed their debut EP on the label, Broken Halo, out September 25th. The EP features 4 original songs including “Broken Halo” and “Voyeur” with vocals from Nicholas Braun, and new singles “All In” featuring Little Know and...
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DEAD PROFESSIONAL SHARES NEW TRACK “YOU HEARD WHAT YOU WANTED”

September 1, 2015
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Washington, DC-based rockers Dead Professional are proud to announce their new EP Young Hardware, which will see a release on September 24. To ring in the announcement, the newly-expanded group has released the new track “You Heard What You Wanted” from the EP, which is available to stream. Young Hardware follows on the heels...
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FREE DOWNLOAD KASKADE FEAT. ILSEY “DISARM YOU” (ILLENIUM REMIX)

September 1, 2015
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Rising force in electronic music Illenium has put his midas touch on Kaskade’s “Disarm You” featuring Ilsey. An official entry in Kaskade’s remix contest for the track, Illenium mixes melodic dub with future bass for a chilled out version that will have you voting for the Colorado-based producer before the first minute is up....
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YASSOU REVEALS UNCONVENTIONAL VISUAL RELEASE SERIES W/ RITUALISTIC “FALL AGAIN” VIDEO

August 31, 2015
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It’s been argued that we see music more than we hear music; a phenomenon that began with “Girls On Film” and grows with every viral, visual interpretation that corresponds to an artist’s output. Fully submersing themselves in this ideology, Yassou have taken the opportunity to do what bands and solo artists should have started...
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TRIVIUM DEBUT “UNTIL THE WORLD GOES COLD” OFFICIAL VIDEO

August 31, 2015
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Roadrunner recording group Trivium have debuted the official video for their new single “Until The World Goes Cold,” the third track to be released off their eagerly awaited new album “SILENCE IN THE SNOW” which arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on October 2nd. Earlier this month Trivium released the official video...
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MOONSVILLE COLLECTIVE TO RELEASE ‘HEAVY HOWL’ IN OCTOBER + NEW SINGLE

August 31, 2015
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Greater Los Angeles area band Moonsville Collective will be releasing their new album on October 30, 2015 via Rock Ridge Music. The new album, entitled Heavy Howl, is a raw, rootsy storm of Americana with a mix of mandolin, banjo, slide guitar, drums, harmonica and fiddle. The group, which has seven members (including two...
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MADAME MAYHEM “MONSTER”

August 27, 2015
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Madame Mayhem is certainly a commanding and unforgettable figure – all you have to do is check out the new video for the song “Monster” for the proof. But dig a bit deeper, and you will discover that some of rock and metal’s most renowned and respected names played a part in her forthcoming...
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DORJ NEW SINGLE “MOVE ON”

August 27, 2015
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Real name Dor Turgeman, Dorj grew up in Emek Hefer, a small town on the Israeli coastline, surrounded by nature, this was the setting in which he first starting playing musical instruments. Teaching himself to play the guitar and piano from the age of 9, Dorj was taught to sing by his grandfather –...
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NESTAL “BETTER NOW” VIDEO

August 26, 2015
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A talented lyricist, Nesta! communicates her feelings and emotions in an infectious manner that leaves her audience not only hearing the music, but feeling it’s message. An exuberant performer, her live show has been called “a little bit Cirque de Soleil, Burning Man, Rock n Roll, and a whole lotta fun.” Professionally Nesta! has...
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SUN CLUB “TROPICOLLER LEASE”

August 26, 2015
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Sun Club’s debut LP titled The Dongo Durango joyously deconstructs the traditional pop song and rebuilds it with off-kilter time signatures, gleefully unhinged vocals, and sunny hooks that sink deep into your already fevered brain. The record will be out October 30 via ATO Records and is available for pre-order HERE. For the first...
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RICHEY “MAGIC”

August 26, 2015
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The 20-year-old Montreal native producer/DJ RICHEY’s back with a new single, “Magic”, out today. Perfect for the sultry August mood with beats that sparkle in the sunshine. It’s not often that people debut in dance music at the age of 15, and even more rare is to do so on John Digweed’s Transitions Radio...
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TEMPLE OF BAAL NEW SONG “DIVINE SCYTHE” STREAMING ONLINE

August 26, 2015
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French black/death metal veteran, Temple of Ball, has announced its next album, Mysterium, to be released on October 2 via Agonia Records. The first single, “Divine Scythe,” featuring guest vocals by Georges Balafas (Drowning, Eibon, Decline of The I), is streaming on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/gi2yqmKvUtw. As the album’s title suggests, Mysterium dwells on the...
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JULIETA VENEGAS PRESENTS TODAY HER SECOND SINGLE “BUENAS NOCHES, DESOLACION”

August 26, 2015
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After the great success achieved with the release of her first single “Ese camino” that currently occupies first places in radio and digital platforms in the U.S.A., Mexico and Latin America, Julieta Venegas has now surprised her fans with the release of her second promotional single, “Buenas noches, desolación,” which is included in her...
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THIRD EYE BLIND NSFW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “GET ME OUT OF HERE”

August 25, 2015
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Third Eye Blind, one of the most cited and emulated to this new generation of indie bands, are pleased to present the brand new NSFW music video for “Get Me Out Of Here.” Directed by frontman Stephan Jenkins and recently filmed on the band’s sold-out summer amphitheater tour, “Get Me Out Of Here” stars...
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LITTLE FOX TEAMS UP WITH AERIAL ARTIST TO CREATE FILM CLIP FOR ‘EDITS’

August 25, 2015
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Inspired by the simple desire to include a dance element in the clip Little Fox and director Samuel Bright set off to discover the jewel in their visual crown. That jewel came in the form of aerial artist Lauren Watson. Plagued by a spinal cord injury that left her categorized as partially paraplegic Watson...
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THE ROYAL CONCEPT VIDEO “FASHION”

August 25, 2015
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The EP’s first single “Fashion” struts from a funky guitar into a disco-style chant replete with sizzling falsetto and an unshakable bounce. “I just felt a tension within the word ‘Fashion’,” explains the group’s songwriter, Filip. “It’s loaded with a lot of things. You can hate it or love it. The song tells a...
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DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON “LET GO”

August 24, 2015
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The Swedish electro-pop act Death In The Afternoon are about to treat us with the next single from their forth-coming album called Let Go. As all their other tracks, this one is also produced remotely by the duo themselves. Christian and Linda’s hard work, talent and artistic individuality seem to be paying off by...
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NSAN!TY DEBUT EP STREAM

August 24, 2015
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Netherlands masked House duo NSAN!TY have made their Treehouse Tribe Records debut with their high energy 3 track EP When It Drops! Kristian re-defines energy on the dance floor. His passion for uplifting and energizing EDM shows in both his production and his live performances borrow from his past experiences in the US national...
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CHARLOTTE DEVANEY TEAMS WITH SNOOP DOGG FOR NEW SINGLE

August 24, 2015
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Charlotte Devaney, renowned DJ and singer, recruited music legend Snoop Dogg for her new single “Flip It.” The song is accompanied by a lyric video bombarded with aesthetics that are both mesmerizing and just out right naughty. Ten seconds of watching the video and you’re instantly captured by the explosion of colors, sexual innuendo,...
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BØRNS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM + “ELECTRIC LOVE”

August 21, 2015
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BØRNS will release his much anticipated debut album Dopamine October 16th on Interscope Records. Dopamine is available for pre-order now on iTunes: iTunes.com/borns, where fans can receive an instant download of three songs – “10,000 Emerald Pools,” current single “Electric Love” and brand new song “The Emotion.” “The Emotion” made its global premiere as...
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CARLEY AUSTIN “THROUGH HER EYES”

August 21, 2015
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Local Sydney artist, Carley AustIn, will be releasing her debut single ‘Through Her Eyes’ with the The A&R Department, on September 4th 2015. The 21 year old has been performing since a very young age, and has gathered a lot of experience in the performing arts Industry. After being in a band for 5...
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MADDY RUFF “DON’T FALL”

August 20, 2015
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You’ll be anything but “over it” with the release of Maddy Ruff’s sophomore CD. From the singer-songwriter who brought you, Don’t Fall, one of The Daily Freeman’s best regional albums of 2013 comes Over It, to be released on September 15, 2015. The release will be followed by a public concert at DROM NYC...
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PAUL KALKBRENNER “FEED YOUR HEAD”

August 20, 2015
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Paul Kalkbrenner’s seventh studio album, 7, has reached lofty heights all over Europe, garnering the #1 spot in 3 countries, and charting Top 15 in many others. CHART SUCCESSES #1 in Germany #1 in Switzerland #1 in Austria #4 in Belgium #5 in the Netherlands #13 in France 7 is the seventh album from...
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FRANKY RIZARDO FT. FERAL IS KINKY “RAGGA NATION”

August 20, 2015
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Franky Rizardo reveals his track ‘Ragga Nation’, due for release through Chase & Status’ label MTA Records. The track will be available on Beatport form August 25. This is one of a slew of releases, with more to come through the likes of Spinnin’ Deep, MistaJams’ Speakerbox, and Azuli. This Saturday, Franky will broadcast...
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ZAKIYA HOOKER VIDEO “IN THE MOOD”

August 20, 2015
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Blues legend John Lee Hooker is best remembered for his iconic hits, “Boom, Boom” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.” But perhaps his greatest legacy is found in the seductively supple vocal stylings of his daughter, the jazz-inflected, bluesy recording artist, Zakiya Hooker. Zakiya last showcased her brand of the remarkable Hooker inheritance...
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WILL CLARKE FEAT. RHEA ‘SPANDEX

August 19, 2015
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Bristolian DJ and producer Will Clarke has been causing a stir with his upfront house productions influenced by the bass forward sound of his hometown. With previous releases on the likes of Dirtybird and Turbo, here he debuts on Defected with ‘Spandex’ which features the vocals of Rhea. ‘Spandex’ doesn’t take itself too seriously,...
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TEDDYBEARS “BROKEN HEARTBEAT”

August 19, 2015
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What does one focus on when introducing an act who’s not only won a number of Grammy Awards, been a part of countless amounts of ads including the latest Peugeot and Nike TV commercials, FIFA 2015 soundtrack, as well as climbing the charts with Giorgio Moroder and Charli XCX Diamonds, co-written by yours truly?...
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IN TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE “THE GRIM MUSE”

August 18, 2015
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Less than a month before the release date of ‘The Grim Muse’, Polish melodic death metal mavericks In Twilight’s Embrace reveal the title track off their new opus. If you are curious about how the eponymous song manifests itself, you definitely should check it out. The additional quality mark of that one is the...
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MORGAN OVENS “BACK AROUND”

August 18, 2015
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American Idol Season 14 contestant Morgan Ovens releases first single off forthcoming EP, “Back Around”. Singer/songwriter Morgan Ovens blends pop, rock and country sounds together, drawing inspiration from her world travels as she toured Sweden, Canada, the United States, and China. It’s safe to say that this Season 14 American Idol contestant has come...
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BAEGOD “BOOTS ON THE GROUND” SINGLE

August 17, 2015
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Baegod a.k.a. Maryann releases this new track “Boots On The Ground” from her upcoming project “Bedroomtrap’n Vol.1: Vampin” set to release August 23rd. The Project is a follow-up to her debut Ep “This Is What The Moon Sounds Like”, and if you were a fan of her Reggae inspired “The Long Way” on that...
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GHOST STREAMING ‘MELIORA’ IN FULL

August 17, 2015
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Ghost released their second album INFESTISSUMAM on April 16th, 2013 via Loma Vista Recordings. The 10-song offering was produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. SPIN called the album, “one...
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PILLARS “YOU GOT THIS”

August 17, 2015
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Fresh off the back of her second single’s whirlwind success, London-based newcomer PILLARS has now unveiled a new, brooding number in the form of ‘You Got This’. The track perfectly slots into her growing collection of ambient electronica and adds another piece to the puzzle as we gradually reveal more about the singer’s musical...
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CHRIS CORNELL “NEARLY FORGOT MY BROKEN HEART”

August 13, 2015
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Multiple Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe Nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell will release his fifth studio album Higher Truth on Friday, September 18, 2015 via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). Starting today fans can pre-order the deluxe version of the highly anticipated album HERE, which contains four bonus tracks. Produced by Brendan O’Brien...
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JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW NEW SINGLE

August 13, 2015
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James Vincent McMorrow shared the track “How to Waste a Moment” via Soundcloud. The new song hints at a continued evolution for James adding more beats to his layered, production and soulful vocals. McMorrow has been hard at work on the follow up to 2014’s Post Tropical and the track is a pivot from...
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MK “BRING ME TO LIFE”

August 12, 2015
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Over the last two years MK has become one of the elite in the Shazam charts with a plethora of remixes including Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, Rudimental, Kant, and Pharrell to name but a few. With his Area10 brand hosting stages at We Are FSTVL, Parklife, Creamfields and Tomorrowland as well as his...
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MAJICAL CLOUDZ LISTEN TO NEW SONG “SILVER CAR CRASH”

August 12, 2015
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In 2013, the Canadian musical-performance art project Majical Cloudz released Impersonator via touchstone indie label Matador, garnering praise from tastemaker and mainstream media as one of the year’s best and most notable albums. Since then, principle writer and vocalist Devon Welsh has been fastidiously crafting the band’s second studio album, while simultaneously touring the...
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MIEKE “SLEEPING ALONE”

August 10, 2015
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“I’ve been in problematic situations with producers and major labels over the last few years; either people tried to take the project in direction that felt artificial, or I had to sign on for a career without creative involvement. I needed to make something honest and raw. Something strange and vulnerable. Something thoughtful and...
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MARYLEIGH ROOHAN “MY FRIENDS”

August 10, 2015
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MaryLeigh Roohan has traveled far and wide to perfect her songwriting abilities. After getting her start at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs NY, Roohan moved to Scotland for a year and consistently refined her craft and performed in pubs. Since moving back to the states, she has played everywhere from intimate cafes to wild...
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AC SLATER RELEASES TAKE THE NIGHT EP ON OWSLA

August 10, 2015
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LA underground hero and founder of the acclaimed Night Bass parties, AC Slater, has released his latest EP Take The Night, out today via OWSLA. LA Weekly has lauded Night Bass as “The Most Exciting New Dance Party in the City,” a vibe that AC captures flawlessly on this 4-song EP. Take The Night...
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STOLI LOVES HOW BJ SMITH OFFERS ‘REAL LIFE ISSUES’ THROUGH MUSIC

August 18, 2015
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Hello there from heat stricken New England, but I am not complaining as winter is around the corner. So...
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STOLI FINDS WHELAN’S AMERICANA BLUES & ROOTS SOUND REFRESHING TO THE EARS

July 28, 2015
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Hello there music loving people of earth. Did anyone else read this about Joshua Greenberg passing away at 28,...
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STOLI WILL HAVE GIRAFFE’S EP ‘TRAJECTORY’ PLAYING THIS JULY 4TH WEEKEND

July 1, 2015
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Hello there good people on the days before we here in the USA break for July 4th. We have...
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STOLI HEADS TO STOCKHOLM TO GET TO KNOW VILDIRHEART

June 26, 2015
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Hello to all fellow music loving people on this fine Friday morning. I am going on 4 hours of...
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STOLI HAS FALLEN FOR THE VOCALISTS OF SONNET COTTAGE

June 18, 2015
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Good morning to all, I must be honest though I write this column with a heavy heart, I am...
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LICENSING YOUR MUSIC IN TV AND FILMS: 180 OR 90 DAY CHALLENGE

June 4, 2015
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Are you making money licensing your music in TV and films? If not you’re missing out on a potentially...
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NOT EVEN CANCER CAN STOP THE UNRAVELLING AS THEY OFFER “REVOLT” FOR ALL

June 3, 2015
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Happy hump day to all loyal Skoped Out readers all over the world, it is so awsesome to be...
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EASE INTO YOUR DAY WITH THE SAX OF RUSTY CRUTCHER ‘ROMANCES LATINOS’

May 28, 2015
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Good morning to all music loving people of the world, I am so glad to be hear today. There...
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STOLI HAS FOUND MUSICAL EUPHORIA WITH DAVID ARKENSTONE & CHARLEE BROOKS ‘INAMORATA’

May 19, 2015
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Hello there music loving people all overthe world. The weather here in New England has been so amazing I...
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UK DUO THE TENFIVESIXTY COMING TO THE WEST COAST

May 8, 2015
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Formed by Jen Bailey and Rick Hornby a few years back, the group say it was a shared love...
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STOLI CANNOT LIE THAT NO ANGEL’S MUSIC GETS HIM AROUSED

May 5, 2015
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Hello there good people of the world, it is so nice to be here again with you today. We...
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STOLI FEELS THAT DAVID BARNETT THOMAS’ MUSIC MAKES HIM FEEL “BETTER”

April 14, 2015
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Hello there good people, we are back at it here today bright & early. We have got another awesome...
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STOLI KNOWS 500K+ TWITTER FANS @BILLZUCKER CANNOT BE WRONG

April 7, 2015
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So hello to all out there who live & die by music, it is so nice to see you...
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IAN AND THE DREAM TURN THEIR MUSIC TO REALITY

March 31, 2015
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Hello to all, nice to be back at it on a Tuesday morning, the last day of March 2015!...
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THE 99% HAVE SPOKEN & ALVIN HARRISON IS TAKING OVER THE CHARTS

March 19, 2015
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Skope: Where are we talking from today and are you excited spring is here on Friday? I am speaking...
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STOLI GETS THE LOW DOWN FROM DAVID CODR ON MUSICPAGE.COM

March 18, 2015
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Hello out there to all music lovers worldwide. Took a week or two off but we are back at...
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IT IS BETTER LATE THAN NEVER FOR STOLI & DEBORAH HENRIKSSON

February 25, 2015
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Hello there to all my music addicted people out there, it is awesome to see you today! Some good...
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STOLI JOINS FRED D ON A LONG HAUL TO THE MUSIC BIZ

February 18, 2015
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Hello there good music loving people of the world. Before we begin I must speak on AmazonMP3 $5 album...
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GRAB THE BOURBON & COLD BEER AND TURN THE GASOLINE BROS ON ALL NIGHT

February 12, 2015
GRAB THE BOURBON & COLD BEER AND TURN THE GASOLINE BROS ON ALL NIGHT

Hello there good people of this music loving world. I am coming at you live from snow-bound Boston, MA...
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ARTIST SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITIES: YOU GET 6 MINUTES ON STAGE TO PERFORM 2 TRACKS & SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT

February 6, 2015
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Some of today’s top stars began their careers showcasing at Urban Network events of the past–including Rick Ross, Mike...
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STOLI GETS DOWN WITH PRIZM EDM WITH 3 CHAPS FROM LONDON

February 4, 2015
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Hello there to all, today is a great day! I would like to congratulate the New England Patriots on...
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IF YOU WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING NEW GIVE THE GODDAMNS A LISTEN

January 21, 2015
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So here we are again, it feel so good too. I must admit I am very excited for the...
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STOLI SAYS GOODBYE TO 2014 & HELLO TO 2015 WITH BIRDS MAY BREATHE

December 31, 2014
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Hello there good people of the music loving earth, it is so awesome to be hear on December 31,...
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EL MAHON HAS HIS OWN MULTI-GENRE TAKE ON THE HOLIDAY CLASSICS

December 23, 2014
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Hello there my music loving friends all over the world, it is so exciting to see you all. We...
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YEARS OF DUST HOLIDAY SINGLE “BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS”

December 18, 2014
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During the Holiday Season, Christmas songs fill the airwaves and remind people what a special time of year it...
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NOTHING CAN STOP COREVALAY FROM ‘THIS BEAUTIFUL RIDE’

December 16, 2014
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Hello there good people. Before we begin I just want to send prayers to Peshawar, Pakistan where uniformed militants...
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STOLI’S GOT A TURKEY, STUFFING, BOURBON, & JESSY TOMSKO’S ‘BIG HEARTS EP’

November 26, 2014
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Hello there good people of the music loving earth. We are now officially in the holiday season. One thing...
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APOLLO-M DELIVERS UNLIMITED MUSIC LESSONS TO MUSICIANS FOR $4.95 PER MONTH

November 25, 2014
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LearnToPlayMusic.com’s Netflix-style on-demand content and social media platform, Apollo-M, helps musicians and music educators by giving them all the...
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PREMIERE: LIZ KENNEDY “HOW WAS YOUR LIFE” VIDEO

November 24, 2014
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It’s been said that most people go to their graves with their best music still inside of them. Liz...
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SARANTOS LATEST SINGLE/VIDEO “LET’S CALL IT LOVE” OUT NOW

November 17, 2014
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Sarantos last single “Let’s call It Love” was just released and the jazzy music video has gotten some rave...
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AS THE POLAR VORTEX HEADS EAST STOLI HEADS TO EL WEST

November 14, 2014
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Hello there good people on this TGIF. Does it get any better?! So before we begin I have a...
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PREMIERE: ALLISON GEDDIE NEW VIDEO “WAIT”

November 10, 2014
PREMIERE: ALLISON GEDDIE NEW VIDEO “WAIT”

At twelve years old Allison Geddie was already sowing the seeds of what has grown into a love of...
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THERE IS NOTHING STOLI DOES NOT LOVE ABOUT ATONOMIC’S GROOVE

November 5, 2014
THERE IS NOTHING STOLI DOES NOT LOVE ABOUT ATONOMIC’S GROOVE

Hello to all out there music lovers all over the globe. We are back at it today and feeling...
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STOLI ADMIRES JASON WELLS FOR TAKING LIFE BY THE HORNS

October 30, 2014
STOLI ADMIRES JASON WELLS FOR TAKING LIFE BY THE HORNS

Hello to all and Happy Halloween. What are you planning on being tomorrow night, I am the infamous green...
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STOLI LOVES THE FLETCHERS MUSIC CUZ IT’S SO JERSEY

October 21, 2014
STOLI LOVES THE FLETCHERS MUSIC CUZ IT’S SO JERSEY

Hello there to all. I hope all are well today and things are going your way. Great article in...
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STOLI THINKS OLYA & HER MUSIC ARE RUSSIA’S FINEST EXPORT

October 14, 2014
STOLI THINKS OLYA & HER MUSIC ARE RUSSIA’S FINEST EXPORT

Hello there good music loving people of earth. So what is going on in music these days? Mike Smith,...
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STOLI WOULD NOT MIND ‘GETTING AWAY’ WITH SARAH SCHULTE

October 1, 2014
STOLI WOULD NOT MIND ‘GETTING AWAY’ WITH SARAH SCHULTE

Good morning to all, I hope you are all doing well today. Before we begin I want to give...
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PREMIERE: KWANZA JONES “TURN IT UP” VIDEO

September 25, 2014
PREMIERE: KWANZA JONES “TURN IT UP” VIDEO

“Turn It Up” is a standout cut from Supercharged, a set of gleaming, high-energy club music by the effortlessly...
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STOLI LEARNS SOME GREAT MARRIAGE ADVICE FROM GIGGLING WHILE WALKING

September 24, 2014
STOLI LEARNS SOME GREAT MARRIAGE ADVICE FROM GIGGLING WHILE WALKING

Hello to all Skope lovers out there, so nice to see you again. There is so much exciting things...
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STOLI DECLARES RICK SHAFFER’S ALBUM ‘MISADVENTURE’ A CLASSIC

September 16, 2014
STOLI DECLARES RICK SHAFFER’S ALBUM ‘MISADVENTURE’ A CLASSIC

Hello there world, I am bouncing off the walls off Vitamin Water & Monster Energy drinks and I am...
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PREMIERE: FLAUNT VIDEO FOR “CODON (DIPPED IN ECSTASY)”

September 10, 2014
PREMIERE: FLAUNT VIDEO FOR “CODON (DIPPED IN ECSTASY)”

Flaunt is an act that can be hard to pin down. Taking its inspiration from all different waves of...
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STOLI IS PROUD TO PRESENT A MESSAGE FROM ALVIN HARRISON

September 9, 2014
STOLI IS PROUD TO PRESENT A MESSAGE FROM ALVIN HARRISON

Many of you Skope subscribers/readers are from nations all over the globe. I am sure at first glance, you...
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STOLI LOVES TO ZONE OUT AND LISTEN TO SEBASTIEN PARENTIN

September 3, 2014
STOLI LOVES TO ZONE OUT AND LISTEN TO SEBASTIEN PARENTIN

Hello there to all music fanatics all over the world, it is so good to see you all. Before...
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STOLI IS ‘BLOWN AWAY’ BY THE DAVE GODDESS GROUP

August 26, 2014
STOLI IS ‘BLOWN AWAY’ BY THE DAVE GODDESS GROUP

Hello there good people of the world. We are still all here and that is a good sign. So...
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STOLI HEADS OUT ON SUMMER VACATION WITH JUDE GWYNAIRE’S ‘SINGING ROCK LAKE’ ALBUM

August 19, 2014
STOLI HEADS OUT ON SUMMER VACATION WITH JUDE GWYNAIRE’S ‘SINGING ROCK LAKE’ ALBUM

Hello there good people of this music loving earth, pleasure to see you all again. Did you all know...
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DEVYN ROSE HAS STOLI FALLING FOR HER WITH “FALLING 4 U” SINGLE

August 12, 2014
DEVYN ROSE HAS STOLI FALLING FOR HER WITH “FALLING 4 U” SINGLE

Hello there loyal music enthusiasts of Skope. As we all know by now we lost Robin Williams yesterday. It...
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REVIEWS

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Peter Kater – ‘Love’

On “Love” Peter Kater displays his impressive talent proving why he is one of the best pianists around today. With a multitude of accolades already to his name, “Love” proves that they are well-deserved. Elegant and stylish Peter Kater has a voice that is uniquely his own. The piano here is mined for an...

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THE ROBERT CRAY BAND – ‘4 NIGHTS OF 40 YEARS LIVE’

RC has always had his place with the other esteemed guitar whizzes in the blues/rock genre. Whether I’ve seen him solo or playing with others, he’s always given an emotional performance. This compilation will be released in various versions, 2 LP’s with a digital download card, 2 CD’s with a DVD, 2 CD’s and...

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Gumshen – ‘Digibites’

Gumshen’s DigiBites is downright infectious. With slinky electro grooves and effortlessly cool vocals, Gumshen shows that electro is far from over. Full of optimism the well-executed works are full of color. Pieces recall many of the staples of DFA’s roster, most particularly Holy Ghost! By letting their sound evolve gradually they are able to...

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Samie Bisaso – “Completely”

Lovely and full of joy is “Completely”. Samie Bisaso’s soothing voice is tuned just right to the song’s sunlight. Opting for a graceful tasteful touch the production is incredibly smooth. Pop sensibilities permeate the entirety of the piece from the bubbly synthesizers to the gentle rhythm. Everything feels remarkably fragile in the song which...

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Space Apaches – ‘Smokin’ Voyages’

With “Smokin’ Voyages” Space Apaches return to the mystical psychedelic 60s armed with a keen ear and sense of joy. The songs pass by in a comforting haze. Space Apaches have a cosmic sound to them as their songs appear to float every upwards. Optimism flows out of these songs. Vocals help to further...

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Intimate Dream – ‘Wonderful Thing’

Intimate Dream is a musical collective of sorts centered on singer/songwriter Hugh Faulds. The lineup is augmented with an assorted cast of sidemen aiding Faulds in realizing a familiar musical vision. While certainly no one will accuse Faulds or Intimate Dream of attempting to reinvent the wheel, such aspirations never matter when the songwriting...

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Tamara Bubble – “Towel Boy” – Single Review

There is something oddly charming about this wild sexual escapade described in Tamara Bubble’s latest single “Towel Boy.” I’m not even quite sure I know what it is…there’s an incredible amount of smooth, sexy flow delivered with a ton of style. Not even remotely kidding here; Tamara is by far one of the most...

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Fiona Joy – ‘Signature – Solo’

Fiona Joy taps into an infinite calm on the reassuring “Signature – Solo”. With crystal clear tones Fiona Joy’s work feels akin to watching a gently flowing river. Pieces work together to create an overall compelling portrait. The delicate pieces reveal great depth without having to say a single word. Pacing is perfect as...

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Astral Darkness – ‘Surreal Dreams’

With “Surreal Dreams” Astral Darkness creates a tasteful, restrained, and oftentimes haunting album. The songs work together, playing off of each other revealing a wide yet carefully chosen palette of color. “Surreal Dreams” opts for a light industrial sound warmer instrumental and deeply compelling. For without saying a word the songs explore vast terrain....

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Bongo Boy Records Compilations Volume Six

Bongo Boy Records celebrates the current solid state of indie rock with its Volume Six Compilation. For this particular collection it carefully selects a plethora of bands giving it a wide selection from full-on physical sound of Jon Mullane to the gentle work of Hizreturn. Carefully paced Volume Six shows that Bongo Boy Records...

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Ordinary People – ‘Hero of the Doom’

Mixing the primal with the electronic, Ordinary People’s “Hero of the Doom” is an intense ritualistic recording. At times the pieces feel incredibly raw with simplistic hypnotic rhythms anchoring the otherwise menacing chaotic aural landscapes. Length serves an important purpose throughout the album: by letting the songs unfurl ever so gradually their cyclical nature...

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Jupiter in Velvet – ‘The World Didn’t Start With U’

American expatriate, songwriter, musician. These are three identities that Jupiter in Velvet wears, but none define him. There are parts of a greater whole finding its expression in a musical career that began at age ten and has carried him to his fourth album, The World Didn’t Start With U. The twelve song collection...

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Charity – ‘Yellow’ – EP Review

Awww – how can you NOT support a beautifully-expressive artist like this? Charity is taking sweetness to an all-new level on her latest release, the Yellow EP, with jazzed-up infusions of R&B, funk & soul all written with a modern-day nod to the old-school song-writers who have helped pave the way for her generation....

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Shane Sheib – ‘Fast Friends’ (EP)

Let’s be honest for just a second shall we. I get a lot of albums sent my way for review and I mean a lot. Most of them don’t do anything for me. They don’t always get happily placed in the CD player, but the ones that do usually get a three song stay...

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Tunsi – “Walk With Me” – Single Review

When you picture the greatest-of-the-greats in your mind – what do you see in your mind? For me…not only do I see the incredible skills and talent of whatever people are involved, but a great many things that led them to their time in the spotlight. Combinations of atmospheres, attitudes and intense learning and...

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Elessar Thiessen – ‘A Rainy Week In Paradise’

Elessar Thiessen’s “A Rainy Week In Paradise” is a collection of casual cool summer songs in the style of his fellow countrymen like Mac DeMarco and Alex Calder. Using a polished pop style Elessar Thiessen recalls Lambchop’s emphasis on group play. Vocals are smooth lyrics are articulate focusing on affection. Indeed the album is...

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Oogee Wawa – More Sand than Money

Long Island’s Oogee Wawa serves up an interesting brand of surf n’ turf on More Sand than Money; 311 feels to be the prime influence with shades of Sublime and Everlast lingering just below the horizon. Heavier riffs play out across clean reggae melodies as the musical cornucopia serves up rap, ska, hard rock,...

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Alex Lopez – Is It a Lie

How shall I sum up the sound of Alex Lopez for you? How about kind of ground breaking? While actually sounding like he’s not so over produced like some of the more modern sounding artists out there like John Maher, Lopez sizzles on guitar and manages to capture a sound that is old yet...

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Ron Louis Smith II – “Spank”

Ron Louis Smith II might be the son and, as the title of his first album The Prince of Sunshine alludes, heir apparent to KC and the Sunshine Band’s memorable blend of disco and light funk, but that doesn’t mean he lacks his own voice. Instead of immersing himself in the past, the younger...

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Alex Lopez – Is It a Lie

How shall I sum up the sound of Alex Lopez for you? How about kind of ground breaking? While actually sounding like he’s not so over produced like some of the more modern sounding artists out there like John Maher, Lopez sizzles on guitar and manages to capture a sound that is old yet...

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Aradia – ‘Citizen of Earth’

Aradia’s “Citizen of Earth” points towards a gleaming future of pop. Embodying the best of a dreamy yet gritty urban vision Aradia’s work is a unique creature with clever reflective lyrics. At times Aradia sounds akin to The Sneaker Pimps, Portishead and other pioneers of Trip-Hop. With elements of ambient that enter the fray...

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Agent13 – ‘Cloak and Dagger’

Agent 13’s demands to be played loud, very loud. Blasting forth with great energy they work in the tradition of great, fast, classic and punk rock. With this unstoppable force they simply burn through their track lengths on “Cloak and Dagger”. Yet these are exactly the kinds of things that get stuck in the...

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Crimson Chrysalis – Enraptured

In their short time together as a band, South Africa’s Crimson Chrysalis has earned a reputation as some of the best new purveyors of art rock working today. Their sophomore album Enraptured features eleven songs primarily in the art rock vein, but Chrysalis show inclinations for branching out unexpectedly. The five musicians and vocalist...

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Bri Ingram – I Am EP

Bri Ingram’s “I Am” EP is masterful pop confection weaving together elements of country, rock, and the blues. With such a wide range Bri Ingram is able to convey quite a variety of emotions from the triumphant to the downtrodden. Even in the darkest corners of the EP Bri Ingram’s voice provides the light...

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Bongo Boy Rock n’ Roll TV Show No.1057

Starting the show off strong is Shayna Leign’s infinitely catchy “Last Criminal”. A perfectly composed piece of pop it hits all the right emotional notes as it dwells on the challenges of relationships. With a melodic progression that grows in intensity it is a beautiful work of art. Lunden Reign’s “Love In Free Fall”...

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Sydney Alese – ‘Time’

Mesa, Arizona born singer/songwriter Sydney Alese’s release Time might initially appear to be yet another entry in the Blonde Female Pop Singer Sweepstakes, but even the briefest listen to the album will dispel such notions. Her young age is no deterrent to writing songs reverberating with the experience and observations of an unusually perceptive...

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Tumbler – ‘You Said’

With careful attention to detail Tumbler’s “You Said” is an articulate lush take on chamber pop. At times reminiscent of Grizzly Bear’s restraint and good take, the album works best when taken in as a whole. Distinctive vocals and creative arrangements the songs have a dreamy, surreal quality to them. Separate little stories rise...

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David Sinclair Four – ‘4’

David Sinclair Four’s “4” does the blues justice. This is the heart and soul of rock and roll. While plenty of bands have moved away or watered down the blues, David Sinclair lives it. Lyrically the pieces emphasize this exhaustion. Behind him is a band particularly adept at highlighting this sort of malaise with...

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Impending Lies – ‘Believe’ – EP Review

Can’t help but almost be slightly amused by the music-industry and its fickle nature when listening to this new EP from Impending Lies; back in my Jurassic-day, a band like this would have been snapped-up instantly by major labels all bearing the vicious fruit of the post-grunge era. Oddly enough…many of those suits’n’ties are...

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Gabe Close – ‘Leave That Light On’ – EP Review

With some of the most warm & inviting sounds you’ll hear this year, Gabe Close opens his new EP with comforting tones of home, with lyrics and sentiment that’s relatable and easy to take in on “Weary Mind.” With a slight twinge of Tom Petty-ish style, this opening melody is fantastically realized and starts...

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