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Plum’s Light Years, Dark Years

By Rhin Howard If you want to travel back in time, but remain rooted in the present then Plum’s Light Years, Dark Years will do you right. Eerily nailing the sound of Cream, CCR, a touch of Beatles during the drug years, but adding their own imprint, Plum have managed to create something deeply entertaining […]

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moduS ponY’s Dandelion Isle is here to entertaiN yoU

by R.B. Sloane   moduS ponY’s latest retro atmospheric spoken word of wonder is Dandelion Isle. There’s no easy description of moduS ponY’s music besides those words or maybe it’s more fitting to say that they sound like if Salvador Dali had a band. There’s molten flower power, a lava of words, subterranean guilt and […]

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Chords of Truth Dreams

By Antiem Boyd Jason Garriotte’s Chords of Truth is forever turning out ambitious projects. His latest single is no different. Garriotte partnered with producer Jef Joslin and engineer Graham Walks to craft the brooding and wise “Dreams.” The track stays with you long after the listen. Garriotte has that knack. His Gordon Lightfoot approach to […]

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Felinez So Real

By Lisa Waugh Felinez likes to build tracks from the ground up. He creates from a dark and surrealistic place with hypnotic results. Driving melodies, thunderous drums, excellent track titles, cutting his own path, his own way. You’re compelled to follow, not knowing if danger or pleasure lies ahead. With So Real, we’re inside Felinez’s […]

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Chickenpox Party

By R.B. Sloane Come, children. Get the blues and the chickenpox from this freakishly talented band out of Mississippi. Besides having their name entered into our best band name of the year office pool, Chickenpox Party wins for respectfully representing the blues… Delta and otherwise. They accomplish this mostly with stellar lyrics ninja skills and supreme […]

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Keez Water Creatures

By Lisa Waugh Brad Jones as Keez is here to bring the funk and the joyful noise to a screen near you. There’s so much packed into Water Creatures from a superb ‘70s film score Moogy pop to an ‘80s Reggae tide by way of The Police and Peter Gabriel. The production of the record […]

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Opium Denn’s Demarkation

By Lisa Waugh Rarely do you find a record with a warning label for operating heavy machinery or driving a car, but here you go. Opium Denn’s goal on Demarkation is to relax the mind, and possibly knock something profound loose in there, possibly unfold that layers of us. Using HEV, Health-Science Enhanced Vibrations, Opium […]

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Billy Crain’s Family Matters

By Lisa Waugh When artists such as Billy Crain take some time out from playing with and opening for other acts to do their own projects, it’s always a treat. Crain’s Family Matters is a wildly entertaining inner journal and road bible. Crain writes and performs from the heart. He cuts right to the core […]

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Joel Ansett’s The Nature of Us

By Lisa Waugh He’ll have to pardon the comparison to Jason Mraz (most notably on the track “In the Eye”) because Joel Ansett is worthy of it. The shocker is that The Nature of Us is Ansett’s first full-length record. A gorgeously rendered collection of folk, pop and R&B. Ansett’s example of a self-financed (through Kickstarter) […]

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May Devun’s Penumbra Lounger

By R.B. Sloane Step into the world of May Devun. Her new record, Penumbra Lounge, is all atmosphere and smoke, full of big vocals and epic ballads. Devun’s power is in her ability to craft songs that elicit strong emotions from the listeners. The record at times is full on jazz club intimate, slightly off-kilter […]

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