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“Bang Bang Boom Boom” by Beth Hart

“Bang Bang Boom Boom” by Beth Hart

Inspired by a myriad of genres such as blues, classical, and gospel, Beth Hart is a powerhouse who brings a strong female voice to the genre of soul. Her latest album Bang Bang Boom Boom is the 10th album since her debut in 1993. Throughout her career, Hart has collaborated with rock stars such as […]

“Mala” by Devendra Banhart

“Mala” by Devendra Banhart

It’s the feeling you get when you find yourself somewhere that dances on the line between familiar and new. A sort of déjà-vu where you can’t tell if you’ve been here before in a dream or in reality. Sort of exciting but still strangely comfortable. This is Devendra Banhart’s newest LP release, Mala (2013). A […]

“Bigfoot” by Cayucas

“Bigfoot” by Cayucas

It is that time of the year when music fans start putting together their playlists for summer, and Cayucas’ latest album Bigfoot should without a doubt be on the top of that list. The April third release brings the band’s second album in the past two years, and guarantees the perfect soundtrack for a summer […]

“Comedown Machine” by The Strokes

“Comedown Machine” by The Strokes

Most journalists like to start off their reviews of whatever the latest Strokes album is by mentioning their debut album, Is This It, and the seismic impact it had on the past ten or so years of rock and indie music. Let’s just skip over all of that: you can read tons of articles about […]

“Carnival” by Nora Jane Struthers

“Carnival” by Nora Jane Struthers

With a name like hers, Virginia-born singer/songwriter Nora Jane Struthers was destined for a career in bluegrass music. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign and recorded in Nashville, Struthers’ sophomore effort, Carnival is a fun and colorful album that takes you for a ride. Showing off her southern roots, the album opens up with “The Baker’s […]

“From Nowhere” EP by Dan Croll

“From Nowhere” EP by Dan Croll

With the release of his first EP, From Nowhere, Dan Croll has earned himself a spot on the list of artists you should keep an eye out for this year. From Nowhere is a 5 song EP that features Croll’s eclectic mix of electronic and folk while showcasing his talent as a solo artist. During […]

“The Invisible Way” by Low

“The Invisible Way” by Low

Fans of slow, sad music should rejoice because Low’s latest album is some of the best you can find. Don’t be fooled – this is isn’t background music or music to fall asleep to. It’s far too engaging for that. Simple instrumentation plays the role of backdrop to Alan Sparhawk (what a cool name!) and […]

“Nanobots” by They Might Be Giants

“Nanobots” by They Might Be Giants

Every modern, indie-oriented college student goes through a special transformation during their four years at the university. These students often assume that the musical tastes they have accrued throughout the first 18 years of their lives are more refined and more cultivated than any of their peers. Their families, and even some of their friends […]

“What the Brothers Sang” Dawn McCarthy

“What the Brothers Sang” Dawn McCarthy

It can be concerning when younger bands attempt to pay tribute to an influential artist and then completely fail to do them any justice. A cover album is a deceptively difficult project to tackle because it gives the artist the unique task of representing not just their own musical vision but also the musical vision […]

“Muchacho” by Phosphorescent

“Muchacho” by Phosphorescent

Phosphorescent, the pseudonym for the recording project of Alabama raised, Brooklyn based musician Matthew Houck, has been recording music under this name since 2001. Stylistically, his music is habitually hard to pin down, and his latest release, Muchacho, is no exception. Houck explores elements of folk, country, synth-pop, and experimental music all held together with […]

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