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Galapaghost: I Never Arrived

By Lisa Waugh Casey Chandler is a hell of a lyricist. And he’s funny. That’s the power behind his project as Galapaghost (clever name, that). I Never Arrived is soulful, intense, and quite on point. First off, the record is open and honest. “Somewhere” and “The Secrets Our Body Keeps” are both stirring and soothing. […]

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Mleo: Ridiculous

By R.B. Sloane One listen to this young and fresh band Mleo and you get it pretty quickly. This is a California band, parts San Francisco and Los Angeles. There’s a theatrical vibe on their previous projects with an Incubus undercurrent in the guitar work. There are also times when it feels like someone got […]

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Enjoy the Harvest of Robot Garden

By Stephen Chow Robot Garden’s self-titled album sounds like a lunar western film score and a record that Quentin Tarrantino would listen to on the way to set. Decidedly pop rock, Franz Ferdinandzy, and a bit The Strokesy, Robot Garden seem to be deadly serious about landing square in the middle of space indie rock. […]

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Secondborn Makes the Rules This Time With ‘Symbols’

by Carla Boone Secondborn: Symbols One of the perks of being an experienced musician is knowing what you’re going to do and what you’re not going to do. Secondborn, literally risen from the ashes of previous bands on the verge of happening but not quite cracking the surface, decided that they had met their musical […]

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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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‘Burden’s Landing’ Is An Easy Feat for Winchester Revival

Winchester Revival’s EP Burden’s Landing is a superior effort. This hardworking Oakland band has pooled their influences to create a record that appeals to both indie and commercial music fans. Vividly written, well crafted and produced, Burden’s Landing is what making music is all about. There’s a fine balance between several genres with an astute […]

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