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Eric Frisch: Music Under Sea

By Lisa Waugh I hope Eric Frisch doesn’t mind if I enjoy his music, in part, because his vocals are giving me the Michael Stipe feels. Frisch’s new record Music Under Sea stands on its own, but that added bonus of R.E.M.ness is totally welcomed. Frisch drew upon another era (the ’60s), explaining the gorgeous retro […]

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Fire to the Stars

Fire to the Stars: The Death Ride By Lisa Waugh We live in a world of screens. We want and need to be engaged. So when an artist fully unlocks all of the power of audio and video, you know they’re doing it right. Fire to the Stars didn’t just make a video in support […]

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Bitter’s Kiss: “My God”

We’ve covered this major talent before and Chloe Baker, as Bitter’s Kiss, is a force. She’s back with a powerful video addressing religion, faith, and the resulting conflict across the world. Baker explains, “‘My God’ is my reaction to the irony in religious conflict. Religious beliefs are most often promoted as ways to make us […]

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Sarah Schonert: My Unwinding State

By Rhin Howard Sarah Schonert is not afraid of taking a bold stance in her music, to challenge listeners as so many established artists have. On her fourth record My Unwinding State, Schonert wades into the deep with piano, spoken word, and a melodic discord. The album is direct and unblinking. Schonert layers electronic with synth […]

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Bitter’s Kiss Love Won’t Make You Cry

By Red Parker Chloe Baker aka Bitter’s Kiss is having a well-deserved rocket ride after releasing her EP Love Won’t Make You Cry. Taking in Baker’s music is line mainlining sunshine. And it’s good to be here at the beginning of such a promising career. There’s no doubt that Baker, along with her father Michael […]

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FLAUNT Rave Noir

By Stephen Chow Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito created FLAUNT to experiment with different approaches to music making. On their new project Rave Noir, the band sought to create a new, yet old, storytelling experience. “We wanted to make an album that was reminiscent to some extent of what radio used to sound like… Where […]

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5to4’s Tip It

By Lip Parsons 5to4 is Phil Goss’s labor of love solo project. The three track EP, Tip It, demonstrates Goss’s attention to detail his own interest in indie music. This is the second release for the musician, writer, and psychotherapist and is part of what he plans to be only the beginning. The EP aims […]

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Joseph Sant’s Sea White Salt

By Stephen Chow Joseph Sant is in a mood. A languid dream pop mood. His record Sea White Salt has a spellbinding effect that will lull and lure you into a new state of mind. There’s also an important theme behind the tracks on the EP. Sant, a Seattle transplant to New York, was influenced […]

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Michael Cullen’s True Believer

By Antiem Boyd Michael Cullen has become an indie pop, punk godfather, edgier with time. Afraid of nothing. That’s what makes Cullen a True Believer and his record worth a listen. His music is not fearless so much as full of expectation. You can’t be too afraid when you know what real pain is. He’s […]

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Chloe Baker’s Bitter’s Kiss, a Stunning Debut

Bitter’s Kiss By Lisa Waugh June 30, 2015 Chloe Baker learned her craft at home. In her father’s studio and through his experience as a singer/songwriter, producer and band member, Baker was inspired by his work but discovered a sound that is other worldly and all her own. Bitter’s Kiss is Baker’s stunning debut. Bitter’s […]

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