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Processions: Blush Review

By Lindsey Petterson Music Journalist Artist: Processions Album: Blush Release Date: June 18, 2017 Website: https://processsions.bandcamp.com/releases Texas shoegaze is thriving right now. The scene is packed with unique bands like Glare, Glaze, Walking Misery, Grivo and Processions. Seeing these passionate bands perform is a wild experience that will leave you feeling fuzzy and full. If the […]

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The Junction: City Nights Review

By David Orozco Music Journalist Artist: The Junction Album: City Nights Release Date: May 15, 2017 Label: Self Released The Junction is an indie rock band formed in Brampton, Ontario, Canada in the year 2000. Originally signed to Universal Music, the band split from the label in 2006 and have been releasing music through their […]

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Palm: Shadow Expert Review

By Holly Hearn Music Journalist Artist: Palm Album: Shadow Expert Release Date: June 16, 2017 Label: Carpark Records Website: https://palmnewyork.bandcamp.com Cacophony has never sounded sweeter than on the most recent release of Philly’s own art rock-quartet, Palm. Released June 2017, the LP Shadow Expert  follows the band”s previous 2015 album, Trading Basics, where the band embraced art rock […]

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Portugal. The Man: Woodstock Review

By Carlos Chavez Music Journalist Artist: Portugal. The Man Album: Woodstock Release Date: June 16, 2017 Website: http://www.portugaltheman.com Portugal. The Man is back on the music scene with their eighth studio album Woodstock. After putting a halt in releasing any content for almost three years, the band finally emerged from their creative stasis and released […]

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A Giant Dog: Toy Review

by Jacob Carter Music Journalist Artist: A Giant Dog Album: Toy Release Date: August 25, 2017 Something I really appreciate is when a band is able to evoke a certain place or setting through their music. Every band’s hometown has a huge amount of influence in creating their sound, but some groups embrace that influence […]

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Jen Cloher: Jen Cloher LP Review

By Alana Riddle Music Reporter Artist: Jen Cloher Album: Jen Cloher LP Release Date: August 11, 2017 Website: https://lnk.to/JenCloher-AlbumWE Jen Cloher’s fourth album is a self-titled tribute to a period of artistic and personal growth in her life. The Melbourne based singer-songwriter has now consistently put out albums that speak to perosonal experiences with womanhood, […]

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Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs Review

By Jacob Carter Music Journalist If you have never listened to Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs before, the best primer for the band is to watch their video for “Talk 2 Her,” from their new self-titled album, out July 28th. Good music videos often encapsulate the spirit of a band, and this one is […]

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Beach House: B Sides & Rarities Review

By Allison Belcher Assistant Music Director Artist: Beach House Album: B-Sides and Rarities Label: Sub Pop Release Date: June 30, 2017 After releasing reviews for Beach House’s Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars LPs back in 2015, it only felt absolutely necessary that I do the same for their 2017 B-Sides and Rarities album. […]

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2 Chainz: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Review

By John Autry Music Journalist Artist: 2 Chainz Album: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Label: Def Jam Recordings Release Date: June 16, 2017 2 Chainz released his third studio album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, on June 16th. Formerly known as Tity Boi and half of the rap group Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz has emerged as […]

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Kevin Morby: City Music Review

By Jacob Carter Music Journalist Artist: Kevin Morby Album: City Music Release Date: June 16th, 2017 Website: http://www.kevinmorby.com/ City life has gotten a bit of a bad rap in pop culture lately. In movies, there’s arisen a kind of fetishism for seeing the world’s biggest cities and monuments destroyed by a supervillain, natural disaster, or […]

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Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up Review

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Fleet Foxes Album: Crack-Up Label: Nonesuch Release Date: June 16, 2017 In an interview with Rolling Stone, Robin Pecknold cited feeling “one dimensional” as one of the catalysts for his six-year sabbatical from music. Now, awakening from the years-long hibernation, Fleet Foxes have returned with their third album that, […]

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Nick Hakim: Green Twins Review

By Alana Riddle Music Journalist Artist: Nick Hakim Album: Green Twins Release Date: May 19, 2017 Website: https://nickhakim.bandcamp.com Nick Hakim’s debut full-length album is a blend of psychedelic, soul and jazz that explores the complexities of love. Hakim fuses these diverse elements to create a sound that somehow sounds like a modern blend of Marvin […]

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Thanks Light: Psychonauts Review

By Maci Woody Local Music Journalist Artist: Thanks Light Album: Psychonauts Release Date: October 14, 2016 Website: https://thankslight.com/ If you are looking to venture into the enigmatic world of Austin’s psychedelic rock scene, then Thanks Light is one trip you will have to take (pun intended). This four-piece experimental rock band has been busy touring […]

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Triptides: Afterglow Review

By Holly Hearn Music Journalist Artist: Triptides Album: Afterglow Release Date: June 23, 2017 Label: Requiem Pour Un Twister From basements in Bloomington, Indiana, to a full European tour, there is no doubt that the Triptides have evolved since their inception in 2010. Afterglow is the group’s most recent release with sounds reminiscent of early […]

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Ween’s The Mollusk : 20 Years Later

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Ween Album: The Mollusk Label: Elektra Release Date: June 21, 1997 This is probably not the first 20th anniversary article you have read this year, and it certainly will not be the last. If it is not one of the many retrospectives on Radiohead’s OK Computer, you might see […]

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Homeshake: Fresh Air Review

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist Artist: Homeshake Album: Fresh Air Release Date: February 3, 2017 Website: https://homeshake.bandcamp.com/ Former Mac Demarco guitarist, Peter Sager, is an independent artist known as Homeshake. He is under a record label with Sinderlyn Records in Brooklyn, New York. The long wait for another album from this musical genius has come […]

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