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‘Sightlines’ from Steve Benjamins… Damn

by Stephen Chow Steve Benjamins: Sightlines Let’s just get this out of the way. Steve Benjamins is one of those artists who does most of the work himself. He plays most of the instruments on Sightlines. He writes all of the tracks. And Sightlines is Benjamins’s third EP in two years. Damn, I feel lazy. […]

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The Secret to Indie Artists Matthew Santos’ Success

by Lisa Waugh Matthew Santos: Into The Further Two time Grammy nominee Matthew Santos is just at the surface and ready to break. That’s certainly the feeling I get when listening to his latest record Into The Further. Santos has tapped into that universal appeal of a singer/songwriter that spans from orchestral brilliance to modern […]

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Rock Masters Band Drops a Double Dose of Helsinki

by Stephen Chow Rock Masters Band: “Hit the City” and “Diamonds” I’m here to tell you, Finland has it going on when it comes to music. If you’re not tapping into that source to beef up your record bin with bands like Rock Master Band, you are just aren’t down with what’s hot and Finnish. […]

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Delilah’s Tribute Does a Legend Proud

by R.B. Sloane Delilah: Delilah Sings Sarah + 1 If you’re a Sarah Vaughan or jazz fan, you might want to check out Delilah’s homage to the legendary singer with her new EP Delilah Sings Sarah + 1. It’s no small feat, trying to fill those shoes, but Delilah, the latest sensation from Budapest, brings […]

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The Force Behind Gretchen’s Wheel

by Lisa Waugh Gretchen’s Wheel: Fragile State Gretchen’s Wheel’s Fragile State is a strong record for Lindsay Murray. Sure, the songs are full of longing and scar tissue but there’s something beautiful about the way Murray portrays hurt and healing. Murray’s ‘80s/‘90s musical vibe combined with Murray’s own brand of storytelling alongside Ken Stringfellow’s production […]

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Solo Artist Breaks the Sound Barrier with ‘In Silence’

by R.B. Sloane Burak Ozmucur’s In Silence Burak Ozmucur’s music can be hard, high energy and vocally hard core but his new EP In Silence lets him explore his melodic side, a slight departure from his usual heavy metal sound. In Silence is an ethereal and winding, down tempo record full of contemplation. Ozmucur’s music can […]

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How a Tuna Sandwich Inspired a Song for The New Investors

by R.B. Sloane The New Investors “Atún” from digital The New Investors are a fresh blast from Denmark, bringing new fans their special brand of psychedelic surf and cocktail soundtrack, full of big sky, big water and an ocean of talent. The single “Atún” gives a hint at what The New Investor’s record digital is […]

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Anaconda Limousine’s Debut Record Will Pick You Up

by Lisa Waugh Anaconda Limousine Besides having one of the best band names we’ve seen in a long time, Anaconda Limousine is a refreshing surprise. All at once sounding like Hendrix, The Beatles, and some upstart punk band, Anaconda Limousine’s self-titled record is a huge ear treat. The SoCal band is made up of Steve […]

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Broken Guru: ‘Bent Up Halo’ Is Finely Tuned Gritty Love

Broken Guru are native New Yorkers, of course, because that’s one of the places where gritty, honest, soulful music is made. Bent Up Halo is a refreshing blast of finely chopped songs you need in your life. Booming, humorous and oh so garagey, the record vibratest with true punk pioneer spirit with a twinge of […]

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The Inner Journey of The Unravelling’s ‘Revolt’

The Unravelling don’t do anything half way. From writing, performing or crafting their new single “Revolt,” all of their work is done a balls out fashion. There’s a strange controlled recklessness to their approach. The band made a big splash with their debut record 13 Arcane Hymns and everything was going swimmingly until lead singer […]

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