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Hot Band Alert: The Beverleys Unleash A Snarling Debut EP

From the moment The Beverleys’ explosive self-titled EP begins you are smashed with a wave of supercharged grunge/shred. It was then, as I made the perilous journey to the volume button on my MacBook, that I reevaluated the album’s cover art. Is that Road kill? A possum if I am not mistaken? The Beverlys put […]

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Hot Band Alert: L.A. based Locas are chock-full of balls to the wall garage punk

Photography: Ian Pohl San Fernando Valley duo, Locas may be a young 19 and 21 years old, but they are already getting the ball rolling with the release of their debut six-track EP Demonstration, available on Bandcamp and via cassette on White Raven Records. Formed in 2012 by Andy Locas (guitar/vocals) and Eddie Locas (drums), the band […]

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Hot New Artist: With just one song, L.A. based Odessa is on the rise to stardom

Sometimes it takes just one song to be hooked on a new artist. This applies in the case of Los Angeles-based Odessa, a talented singer/songwriter that should definitely be on your watch list. Her lone track available, “I Will Be There”, has been featured in a couple of commercial and T.V. spots over the past […]

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Hot Band Alert: Ex Hex — Mary Timony’s new power trio is about to let it “Rips”

Feature by Ziv Biton Mary Timony of Ex Hex has no first gear. Or, if she did, she revved up to 4th (and probably 5th) a while ago and has since busted the clutch. Listing off her prolific career arc is daunting; even if you started right now you would be hard pressed to accomplish […]

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Hot Band Alert: Mexican Slang – Fierce punk transcending atmospheric psych

Sometimes an unexpected run-in of like-minded people can create a significant change in our lives. Sometimes it all comes down to fate. While they may not have won the lottery or anything, a little touch of fate is what made Toronto psych-punk, noise-pop trio Mexican Slang what they are today. Vocalist/guitarist Annabelle Lee started Mexican Slang […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Samsaya — playful pop R&B that is quite intoxicating

Samsaya has been playing shows for much of the last decade, dating back to the release of her sole studio record Shedding Skin. She is set to release her forthcoming self-titled EP on July 15. The four-track EP is produced by Roc Nation producer Fred Ball which features the uptempo pop-funk of her hit single “Stereotype” […]

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Hot Band Alert: Priests – D.C. Quartet Packs a Punch with their Fearless Noise Punk

Washington, D.C.’s Priests deliver a packed punch (seven tracks in 17 minutes) of aggressive yet catchy-as-fuck tunes on their debut EP Bodies and Control and Money and Power. The EP dropped on June 3 on Don Giovanni Records/Sister Polygon and was recorded at Inner Ear Studio (Arlington, VA) and Fancy Time Studio (Philly, PA). The […]

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Hot New Band Alert: SOS — experimental pop that takes you on a sultry cinematic journey

By far one of the most innovative and sensual sounding albums of this year, is set to be released by Portland’s hot new band, SOS. Comprised of singer Randa Leigh and producer/multi-instrumentalist Brian Vincent, the duo blend an awesome aura of experimental R&B and pop that is perfect for the airwaves as well as the big […]

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Hot New Band Alert: Candide – modern electro influenced by the sounds of Berlin’s EDM scene

Everyone is always encouraging everyone else to travel, to get out of our little boxes and cultivate ourselves. The experiences that come toward us from then on define us and for the Brooklyn-based band, Candide, that’s exactly what has defined them. After an extended trip to the great city of Berlin, Candice Strongwater and Adam […]

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Hot New Band Alert: Hunterchild — this Indiana duo drips with soul and allure

Sometimes we feel the urge to get away from the daily grind, and escape into the arms of a lover. No lover handy? No worries. You can escape into the loving, musical arms of Hunterchilds‘ self-titled debut. The album dropped May 13 on Temporary Residence LTD and was fine-tuned by co-producer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Wax […]

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