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Justin Allen and the Well Shots: White Oak & Kerosene

Justin Allen and the Well Shots: White Oak & Kerosene

Justin Allen and the Well Shots present their view of Americana, roots rock on their new EP White Oak & Kerosene.

Sami Wolf: See You On the Moon

Sami Wolf: See You On the Moon

Chicago-based Sami Wolf proudly declares her status: “I don’t think there’s been another Jewish-addict-lesbian rapper so I’m trying to be the first to arrive at that party.” And arriving she does here with See You On The Moon

Metallica: Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

Metallica: Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

Metallica Hardwire…To Self-Destruct (Blackened Recordings) Just as most people can’t think “reggae” without thinking Bob Marley, heavy metal and Metallica have basically […]

Marty McKay: New York City Dreams

Marty McKay: New York City Dreams

Switzerland’s alternative rock stylist, Marty McKay presents his 9-song New York City Dreams CD revealing the raucous fervor of the Big Apple.

Sampha: Process

Sampha: Process

Sampha Process (Young Turks Recordings) British singer-songwriter-producer Sampha Sisay’s first full-length album feels as if it were delivered by a polished veteran, […]

Asia: Symfonia – Live in Bulgaria 2013

Asia: Symfonia – Live in Bulgaria 2013

Symfonia-Live in Bulgaria 2013 is a good listen of a great band at the later part of their life.

no:carrier: Broken Rainbow

no:carrier: Broken Rainbow

San Francisco’s “electro noire” pop duo no:carrier unleashes their latest Broken Rainbow: Ballads for an Apocalyptic World…and it is quite the blipping, synth farting, dripping-sound unleashing.

BONOMO: Phases

BONOMO: Phases

Adam Bonomo, (the architect of the band here) playing piano/organ and singing, and Andrew Renfroe on guitar, make up the nucleus of alternative-folk duo and Brooklyn-based BONOMO. Their new 7-song CD Phases presents a very well-reasoned bunch of songs, showcasing exactly what this group is about…solid songwriting, good production and smart playing.

Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 3

Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 3

Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels, Inc.) The current hip-hop chart-topping duo was inspired to name itself after […]

Eric Frisch: Music Under the Sea

Eric Frisch: Music Under the Sea

A mournful piano plays into a chunky beat and synth melody line on “Slow Drawn/Feeling In My Heart,” the opener to Eric Frisch’s new Music Under The Sea. From a doubled vocal to some sweet guitar noodling to even a spoken middle part of this love song, one is quickly taken along on the personal and singular vision of this CD.

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