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Spoon: Hot Thoughts  Review

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist Artist: Spoon Album: Hot Thoughts Released: March 17, 2017 Label: Matador Website: spoontheband.com If you could boil down the critical consensus of Spoon down to just three words, you’d probably get: “minimal”, “reliable” and “consistent”. Now we can just go ahead and take “minimal” out of there because in 2017, […]

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Of The Sun: Before a Human Path Review

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Artist: Of The Sun Album: Before a Human Path Release Date: April 14, 2017 Website: ofthesunofficial.wordpress.com Before A Human Path, the sophomore album from Austin metal band Of The Sun is set to be released on April 14. The trio released their first album under the name Of The Sun back in […]

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Molly Burch: Please Be Mine Review

By Alisa Pierce Music Journalist Artist: Molly Burch Album: Please Be Mine Release Date: February 17th, 2017 Label: Captured Tracks Website: http://www.mollyburchmusic.com/ Molly Burch, although new to the Austin music scene, delivers a dreamy debut album that gives her a considerable boost in credibility, something that every artist in Austin’s competitive music environment would die […]

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Jidenna: The Chief Review

By Joseph Bonney Hip Hop Journalist It has been 2 years since the release of Jidenna’s first single “Classic Man”, a song that did so well that he manages to get a Kendrick Lamar verse for the official remix. But since then, he’s been relatively quiet. So it was a slight shock when he chose […]

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Vagabon: Infinite Worlds Review

By Lindsey Petterson Music Journalist Artist: Vagabon Album: Infinite Worlds Release Date: February 24, 2017 Website: https://vagabon.bandcamp.com/ Vagabon released their first full length album, Infinite Worlds, on February 24, 2017. The New York band is mostly the work of Laetitia Tamko with the help of friends and other artists. Tamko got her start by listening to music […]

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Thundercat: Drunk Review

By Troy Vita Music Journalist Artist: Thundercat Album: Drunk Label: Brainfeeder Release Date: February 24, 2017 Website:  http://brainfeeder.net/thundercat/ Alongside being an accomplished studio musician, bassist, singer, Flying Lotus collaborator and one of the creative forces behind Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Thundercat creates eclectic music that combines funk, jazz fusion, soul and electronic sounds. […]

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Electric Guest: Plural Review

By Alexandra Sereno Music Journalist  Artist: Electric Guest Album: Plural Release Date: February 17, 2017 Label: Because Music, Downtown Records and Dew Process Website: http://electricguestmusic.com Electric Guest has finally returned after taking a step back for about 5 years since their release of Mondo. The Californian duo transmit a variety of different influences throughout Plural, supplying […]

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The Halfways: In the Interim Review

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist Artist: The Halfways Album: In the Interim Released: February 24th, 2017 Label: Self-Released Website: http://www.thehalfways.com Ask anyone around the Austin-San Marcos-San Antonio area who’s in the know in their scene, and whether they like it or not, they’ll probably tell you psychedelic rock. In the last few years, bands like The […]

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Priests: Nothing Feels Natural Review

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist Artist: Priests Album: Nothing Feels Natural Released: January 27, 2017 Website: http://666priests666.tumblr.com/ It was reported in 2014 that Rivers Cuomo of Weezer found Priests “charming”. For a few people, this endorsement might have seemed confusing. The clean-cut front man of the band that brought us “Beverly Hills” giving a cosign to […]

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Hexist: HEXIST EP Review

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Artist: Hexist Album: HEXIST EP Release Date: March 4, 2017 Website: https://hexist.bandcamp.com/ First formed in 2015, this Austin-based, self described “black rock’n’roll” band hit the ground running when they performed their first show as openers for American thrash trailblazers, Exodus. While their album cover might suggest black metal, or something in […]

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Tom Misch: Beat Tape 2 Review

By Alexandra Sereno Music Journalist Artist: Tom Misch Album: Beat Tape 2 Release Date: August 28, 2015 Label: Beyond the Groove Website: http://www.tommisch.com Where does one even begin when describing Tom Misch’s talent? A composer, guitarist, bassist, violinist and singer are just a few things to list when speaking of the twenty-one-year-old’s artistry. Having started […]

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Shy Girls: Salt Review

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Artist: Shy Girls Album: Salt Release Date: January 16, 2017 Website: http://shygirlsmusic.com/ Dan Vidmar, better known by his stage name Shy Girls, has slowly been building hype for his first full length album Salt over the course of four years, since he released his first single “Under Attack”. The track […]

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Homeshake: Midnight Snack Review

By LeeAnn Cota Music Journalist Artist: Homeshake Album: Midnight Snack Release Date: September 18, 2015 Website: https://homeshake.bandcamp.com/ If you’re into relatively slow tempo-ed jams, take a listen to Homeshake’s second full-length album, Midnight Snack. Released under Sinderlyn Records in September of 2015, Homeshake (aka Peter Sagar) spent most of his time writing for this album […]

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The Internet: Ego Death Review

By LeeAnn Cota Music Journalist Artist: The Internet Album: Ego Death Release Date: June 26, 2015 Website: http://www.internet-band.com/ Ego Death is the third album to come from the LA-based neo soul/R&B band known as The Internet (the music group, not the world wide web). The album was released through Odd Future Records and Columbia in […]

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Elbow: Little Fictions Review

By Alisa Pierce Music Journalist Artist: Elbow Album: Little Fictions Release Date: February 3, 2017 Website: http://elbow.co.uk/ Little Fictions is the seventh studio album from the English rock band Elbow. The band has traditionally focused on progressive rock, a genre they’ve redefined by using tame guitar riffs and orchestral compositions, but have been known to produce albums […]

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Austra: Future Politics Review

By Troy Vita Music Journalist Artist: Austra Album: Future Politics Release Date: January 20, 2017 Website: http://www.austramusic.com/ Austra is the work of Canadian singer/producer Katie Stelmanis. Future Politics features some direct hard-hitting synth-pop in addition to the dream-pop sound she is known for. We’ve heard some dance beats in her previous work, but this new […]

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Brian Eno: Reflection Review

By Will Wilkerson Music Journalist Artist: Brian Eno Album: Reflection Release Date: January 1, 2017 Website: http://www.brian-eno.net/ The new year heralded a new ambient album from the artist who dreamed up the genre: Brian Eno. Eno’s career has spanned across the map, from playing glam rock with Roxy Music in the ’70s, to producing such artists as […]

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Ty Segall: Ty Segall Review

By Lindsey Petterson Music Journalist Artist: Ty Segall Album: Ty Segall Release Date: January 27th, 2017 Website: http://www.ty-segall.com/ Ty Segall recently released his 9th studio album titled Ty Segall on January 27, 2017 (not to be confused with his first self titled album in 2008). In 2016, he released Emotional Mugger, a concept album that was […]

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