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Introducing: Jess Williamson — gorgeous indie folk drenched in stirring tales of self-discovery

Austin native, Jess Williamson is a folk-rock singer/songwriter that is more folk than rock, not usually following the standard “verse-chorus-verse” structure. Upon hearing the first words from the lead track and opening single “Blood Song” from her newly released debut full-length Native State, I immediately thought of Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Meiko in terms of Williamson’s […]

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Recommended New Album: Doug Tuttle (Self-Titled)

Among the ’60s revival bands emerging within the past few years, there have been Mystic Braves, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, The Entrance Band, and Ty Segall to name a few. Joining this group this year is ex-member/guitarist from the New Hampshire band MMOSS, Doug Tuttle. Tuttle came together to create a brilliant masterpiece […]

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Recommended New Album: The Pack A.D. — Do Not Engage

Vancouver rock duo, The Pack AD, is comprised of singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller, two ladies who know how to rock hard. Their new album, Do Not Engage just hit the streets yesterday via Nettwerk Records. Hmm … that’s a curious title, considering that it’s nearly impossible not to engage in these eleven, stirring, alt-indie-grunge […]

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Recommended New Album: Jesus Sons (Self-Titled)

Jesus Sons at El Cid — Photo by Bryan Olinger There are many who think that the seminal point in what is now called indie rock is the moment Lou Reed talked avant garde around town for John Cale to take his classical and drone training and bring them to the Velvet Underground; and there are […]

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Recommended New Album Streams: Listen to the best new indie music

Try it before you buy it! Here’s our Friday round-up of recommended new albums you can stream before their release dates. While you gear up for the weekend, bookmark this page so you can listen to the following albums while you hang around your house, clean, or go for a ride. 1. The Pack A.D — […]

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Recommended New Album: Cherry Glazerr — Haxel Princess

While most kids in high school are listening to whatever catchy tunes the Clear Channel stations (KISSFM, KROQ, etc.) are pumping out on the airwaves — there’s always that unique bunch of teens that go against the grain in regards to music listening habits and discovery. Yesterday, L.A.’s Cherry Glazerr released their debut album, Haxel Princess (Burger […]

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Album Review — Diane Coffee — My Friend Fish

Who’s Diane Coffee? When I first got my ears on this debut album, I was vacationing in Mexico and pretty much relaxing on the beach or in a hot spring just about everyday. And like most vacations, there’s always a song or two that becomes the anthem of your vacation. Whenever you hear that certain […]

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Recommended New Music: Son Lux “Lanterns” – Stream the Album!

Son Lux’s third full-length album, Lanterns, hits the streets Oct. 29 via Joyful Noise Recordings. But lucky for you, his incredible new album is available for you to stream in all its entirety. Filled to the brim with quality; the nine-track album is a masterful collection of music that features captivating vocals, dope hip hop […]

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6 International Acts You Must See at Culture Collide 2013

The Deer Tracks at One Eyed Gypsy – Photo: Will Tee Yang So, Filter Magazine’s annual Culture Collide festival kicked of yesterday with performances by Iceage, Fuck Buttons and more (stay tuned for our photo gallery), but this weekend is where the hurricane of bands hits East Hollywood. From TAIX to Lot 1, the Echo/Echoplex […]

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Recommended Album Review: SISU “Blood Tears”

What began as a drumming career for Sandy Vu from Dum Dum Girls actually turned out to be quite the opposite. Upon the breakup of her former band, Midnight Movies, Sandy began the Los Angeles based synth-pop band, SISU meaning “the strength of will” in Finnish. Although she was unable to launch her creation immediately […]

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