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The Last Bison – VA

September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

On September 30th The Last Bison will return to their roots as an independent band with the release of the third full-length album VA.  Named for their home state, the album was recorded while the band...

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Lee Corey Oswald – Regards

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I can’t lie; the first thing I thought that crossed my mind when “Always Never” –the first track on Regards– came through my speakers was, “this sounds just like Weezer.” That’s not meant as a slight against either...

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Even though I had bought the tickets back in May, and had just spent 9 hours in a car driving from Grand Rapids, MI, I didn’t actually have the “Holy shit, I’m going to see...

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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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