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Empires – Orphan

September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is much discussion in rock music of the old adage of killing your idols in order to find your true self, which is referenced in “Please Don’t Tell My Lover”, the opening single from Orphan,...

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Top 10 Songs You May Have Missed This Summer

September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

‘Twas the summer of Iggy Azalea.  She won’t show up on this list, but that’s because you probably heard “Fancy” approximately 85,000 times this summer, and if you weren’t hearing “Fancy”, you were probably hearing...

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MC Frontalot – Question Bedtime

September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MC Frontalot, nerdcore rapper extraordinaire, is back with his sixth studio album Question Bedtime.  This album simultaneously maintains a long-standing tradition of quality rapping by Frontalot while charting into all new territory.  That’s right, Frontalot has...

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In the Valley Below – The Belt

August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I first heard “Peaches”, the opening single off of In the Valley Below’s debut album, last winter.  I particularly loved the simple, but fuzzy, guitar line and the perfect harmonies in the chorus.  When we...

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Tommy Alto – Atlas // Patterson

August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s really easy to mess up a genre like math-pop. There are just so many opportunities where it can go wrong, and just the same, so many areas where it can go right. Tommy Alto...

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Sean Watkins – All I Do Is Lie

June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

To say Sean Watkins is having a busy year would be an understatement.  He is currently gearing up for the Summer portion of the Nickel Creek reunion tour in support of their new album A Dotted...

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Amatorski – from clay to figures

June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amatorski is releasing their second album from clay to figures in the US on June 10th, 2014.  It is their second album and comes on the heels of the international release of their first album, tbc, and...

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Silverbird – Surface Life

June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a really beautiful moment during “Hollow Heart”, the opening track off of Silverbird’s upcoming EP Surface Life, where the subdued, piano-centric, stripped-down opening gives way to a crescendo of drum rolls and soaring guitars.  It’s...

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1,2,3 – Big Weather

May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

1,2,3 is back with their sophomore effort Big Weather.  That statement, as simple as it seems on the surface, is fraught with an undercurrent of struggle and hardship.  The double-album is set for release on May...

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DTC Listens! – Week of 5/19

May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Another two weeks, another playlist crafted by the fabulous writers here at DTC. Check it out after the jump!...

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