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Nicole Atkins “Mondo Amore”– Album Review

With a death march beginning and a startling chorus the track “Vultures” off Nicole Atkins new album Mondo Amore, is hauntingly beautiful. It definitely makes a mark and grabs your attention. The East Coast songstress sings this tune with a storyteller’s tone, and tends to sound a lot like Stevie Nicks. The song makes you […]

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Darwin Deez “Wonky Beats Mixtape” — Album Review

“My dear friends, you’re now about to enter the nerve center to the entire Wonka Factory. Inside this room all of my dreams become realities and some of my realities become dreams…” – Willy Wonka from the OG Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) The corky, hip-hop-indie-pop geek, Darwin Deez is at again, this […]

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Young Prisms “Friends For Now” – Album Review

Although I’m a sucker for the swirling, textured psychedelic sounds of yesteryear, sometimes these hipster bands can really drench themselves in a genre that has been used more often than a Mexi hooker from Adelitas. San Francisco outfit, Young Prisms, have released their debut long-player, Friends For Now, and it’s full of all things psychedelic: […]

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“Deerhoof vs. Evil” by Deerhoof – Album Review

It’s hard to tell if the “Evil” pitted against Deerhoof on its latest record is becoming complacent in the ability to challenge its listeners with songs that are equal parts avant-garde and pop. One thing for sure is that their latest album, Deerhoof vs. Evil, has more in common with the excellence, perhaps more listener […]

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Corinne Bailey Rae “The Love E.P” – Album Review

Let me start this off by saying ALL these songs are fantastic to begin with so a cover version is probably going to be good as well. This applies to Grammy award winning artist, Corinne Bailey Rae’s new release, The Love E.P. She has this unique voice that could be described as disco, soul, doo-wop […]

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Peter Wolf Crier at the Echo – Photos (January 21, 2011)

All the way from Minnesota, up-and-comers, Peter Wolf Crier, played a charming show this past Friday, January 21 at the Echo. The endearing duo filled the Echo with heart felt gazes as drummer, Brian Moen’s pulsating drum rolls added a lovely fervor to the sweet and soulful vocals of Peter Pisano. Although Peter Wolf Crier’s […]

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Hot Band Alert: Braids “Native Speaker” – Album Review

For all the music bloggers that like to make those popular lists of bands to watch in 2011, here’s one to add to your roster: Braids. We’ve been extremely hyped on Braids ever since we received their tracks, “Lemonade” and “Plath Heart” in 2010. And when we found out they were playing a show here […]

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“Beauregard” by Pepper Rabbit – Album Review

For their debut full-length album Beauregard, Pepper Rabbit’s tunes could be called things such as “familiar,” “popular” and most definitely “indie.” And while these terms are accurate, there is more simmering beneath the surface than just another Silver Lake hipster gem. They have the multi-instrument folk-with-echoes style down pat. They’ve earned comparisons to label mates […]

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“The Heart of the Nightlife” by Kisses – Album Review

This week I have felt like this album. Happy and sad, enthusiastic about life and experiences, and yet loathing life’s little practical jokes all at the same time. It’s all here in the music I’m listening to right now. It’s a debut album title and artist name that reads like a valentine, Heart of the […]

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“The Fool” by Warpaint – Album Review

It’s interesting how life experience and age can determine how a phrase is interpreted. The term “girl group” for our parents conjures images of Motown legends like The Supremes. Those of a music absorbing age in the 80s and 90s probably think of TLC, Spice Girls or Destiny’s Child. For a number of years after […]

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