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June 26, 2017, 8:09 a.m.

KALO – Wild Change

KALO describes their music as “pure, heartfelt rock ‘n’ roll with just a tease of blues and roots.” I would agree with all of that, and I would add their music is in fact very good as well. Their new song “Wild Change” lives up to their previous releases like Dear John. “Wild Change” is […]
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June 24, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

Zerugy – Set to Release New EP in October 2017

Zerugy is a German rapper who is set to release a brand new EP in October 2017. He describes his music as doubletime rap with hard trapbeats, and his primary influences are old school hip hop artists. Visually, his distinguishing feature is that he rocks an illuminati bandana with runes on. The subject matter in […]
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June 24, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

Morty Shallman – Pop Fiction

Morty Shallman’s “Pop Fiction” is sort of a blend of spoke word storytelling, light rap and pop music. What differentiate it from other similarly esoteric and indie avante garde projects is that it’s incredibly well produced. Typically this kind of jam would be lo-fi, recorded by some guy with a turtleneck and a tape recorder, […]
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June 24, 2017, 6:53 a.m.

Aprilann – Crown & the Girls

Manhattan based singer/songwriter Aprilann’s latest release is “Crown and the Girls.” It’s striking how well-produced it is (credit Artie Skye of Skyelabs in NY.) The chorus is catchy and repetitive in that “department store pop music” kind of way that gets the song stuck in your head for days. I could easily see this becoming […]
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June 22, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

First Blush – Gold

The video for “Gold,” an intriguing, dream-like track by “First Blush,” looks almost like it could be short David Lynch or Cronenberg film. Just seeing the First Blush logo/color scheme, I assumed this would probably be a straightforward vaporwave song. It isn’t though. It’s more of an arthouse, blended synthpop style jam with influences ranging […]
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June 20, 2017, 8:32 a.m.

Planets – Reflections

Indie-pop outfit “Planets” has a single out called “Reflections” which will also appear on their upcoming EP, Colors Alive. It’s somewhat rare for an indie pop band to pull out all the stops as far as production, but I have to say that the video for “Reflections” is incredibly well done, both in terms of […]
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June 20, 2017, 6:38 a.m.

Reid Lee – Arrowheads

Singer-songwriter Reid Lee describes his latest track “Arrowheads” as “soulful and sweet Americana with a country heart.” It definitely comes across as a blended style derived from a variety of influences. The song really showcases his vocal ability and I found his pleasant and voice contributes to the calming, reassuring ambiance of the music. “Arrowheads” […]
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June 20, 2017, 6:05 a.m.

The Judex – Cult of Judex​ – Witchface

The Judex, a rock n’ roll band out of Philadelphia, has just released a double A-Side single. It’s their only release so far, but it’s apparent after listening to it that these guys are focused on quality. My first thought while listening to the track “Witchface,” was that this music reminds me a lot of […]
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June 19, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

King Saylee – Saucin

Atlanta based artist King Saylee has a new EP out, titled “Elevation.” The second track “Saucin” is the prominent single of the album. Saylee’s style is very vocal oriented, with the backing music and aesthetics lending itself to an almost psychedelic style of hip hop. Vocals are cleverly and smoothly layered to create a “hearing […]
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June 16, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Nate Utley – What Up

Florida based solo artist Nate Utley has a new single out titled “What Up,” off his new EP, “Infinite Potential.” Utley describes his music as “a combination of Rock, Reggae, RnB and Pop.” He also sports a rather impressive full beard, which is worth noting in itself. Though his music is acoustic guitar oriented, after […]
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June 16, 2017, midnight

Amilia K Spicer – Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter is a new album from Amilia K Spicer, a well established songstress with quite a few accomplishments so far in her career. If I had to describe her style it would be something like avant-garde country. Her music is very organic even while being flawlessly performed. The first track, “Fill Me Up” […]
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June 4, 2017, 6:36 a.m.

Jerome Bell – Helpless

Former American Idol contestant Jerome Bell is still pushing forward. He has a new single out called “Helpless.” The singing is as good as you would expect from someone who was able to pass through the rigorous and brutal audition process of a network talent show. Wisely, Bell limits the musical backing to some minimalist […]
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June 4, 2017, 6 a.m.

Jordan York – Put Down the Phone

Jordan York from Pittsburgh wants you to put down your phone. That’s literally the message of his new hip hop song “Put Down the Phone,” where he laments the de-personalization of social interaction with the advent of modern technological gadgetry. Personally I like the way tech allows me to avoid interacting with people I have […]
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June 4, 2017, 5:35 a.m.

Daku Lights – Illlumiiinate

Some impressive synths on this new track from “Daku Lights,” a London based band in the UK. It’s interesting that the band members are wearing shirts that say Miami in their photos, because my first thought when listening to this was that the music gave off kind of a 1980s Miami vibe, combined with a […]
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June 3, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Magazine Gap – Ran For Cover

London rock trio “Magazine Gap” has a video out for their new single, “Ran For Cover.” Their style draws from an eclectic variety of influences. This particular track has an overall jazzy feel to it, with some elements of alternative pop and adult contemporary. Basically this is like what pop music made by intelligent people […]
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June 2, 2017, 7:01 a.m.

Russ Still and the Moonshiners – Promised Land

The Country music world produces some of the best performers in the world. Some of them fly under the radar and don’t always get the recognition they deserve. “Promised Land,” a new release by Russ Still and The Moonshiners (off their album “Still Cookin”) is a prime example of the excellence contemporary country music has […]
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May 14, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

Leah Capelle – Joshua

It’s obvious from listening to singer-songwriter Leah Capelle’s new track “Joshua” that she’s extremely talented. Her voice comes through with crystal clarity on the recording. Despite being extremely well produced, the song doesn’t utilize any needless overprocessing or “autotune.” Capelle is a pro singer with awards and high profile showcases under her belt, and I’d […]
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May 12, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

Cranford Hollow – And You, Brutus

“And you, Brutus” is an impressive new song from the band Cranford Hollow’s album “Color/Sound/Renew/Revive.” Within the first few seconds of listening, you can immediately tell these guys are professionals. One can sense a lot of working class, mid 70′s classic southern rock influences, but the sound itself maintains a contemporary appeal rather than coming […]
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May 7, 2017, 7:40 a.m.

Quantum Split – America

“America” is a new track out from a talented 4 piece band from New York known as Quantum Split. The video has a somewhat late 80′s VHS-like glitch aesthetic which is clearly intentional and a good artistic fit for the music, which is a quality blend of classic rock, glam and soul. The guitar solos […]
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May 4, 2017, 2:14 a.m.