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Joe Cardamone mirrors pandemic life with Quarentina

By ELI JACE > We all thought, at most, a couple of weeks. The lockdowns felt so temporary, a long weekend, some time off from normalcy. Nearly two years later and the pandemic created a vortex by which we all slipped into. Quarentina by Joe Cardamone is a guerilla-style project attempting to capture life in...

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Liars Return With 10th Album, “The Apple Drop”

By ELI JACE > Liars’ leader Angus Andrew, has finessed his junkyard studio for their tenth album, The Apple Drop. He stands stilt-high at the foot of the stage, the lone founding member of the slapdashing oozerock band. Released in May by Mute Records, The Apple Drop is Liars’ third album since original members, drummer...

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Bandcamp Holds Second Juneteenth Fundraiser Next Friday

By ELI JACE > Next Friday, June 18th, Bandcamp is set to lend a helping hand, as they often do. For their second annual Juneteenth fundraiser, when you purchase any music through the site, every cent will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which helps to promote racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and...

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New Video From Deniz Cuylan Moves with Static Ease

By ELI JACE > Allow the new video for “Object of Desire” by Deniz Cuylan to freeze you in place. Time stands still. The only wind is the force putting the hair on your body at attention. Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Cuylan put out the video last week as the second single for his beautiful new...

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Vermont band, Clever Girls, craft endearing “Constellations”

By ELI JACE > Clever Girls find their lane and stomp the gas pedal on their second album, Constellations.  This fourpiece, out of Burlington, VT, have crafted an endearing set of songs. Led by lead vocalist and songwriter, Diane Jean, Clever Girls explore life’s misgivings through expert songcraft. Winfield Holt on guitar, Tobias Sullivan on bass,...

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Top 10 Albums of the Last 4 Years

By ELI JACE > Best of the Last Four Years (2017-2020) As America completes another step in the transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next, another chunk of history concludes. The last four years have been tumultuous beyond true comprehension, but musicians, as always, grind through, finding creativity where it lands. At...

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Gatecreeper drop “Unexpected” album

By ELI JACE > Billowing from the world’s number one COVID hotspot, Arizona’s Gatecreeper have surprise-released a new album. Surprise! At midnight last night, An Unexpected Reality, appeared available for purchase and download. Only hours before, singer Chase “Hellahammer” Mason started the tease.   I can’t wait to punish everyone for at least a full week...

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Beauty Pill Drop Election Day video, “Instant Night”

By ELI JACE > The Washington, D.C. group Beauty Pill has surprised-released a new single and video titled, “Instant Night.” The song arrives for the lead up to Election Day with a clip featuring D.C. punk illustrator, Ryan Nelson as he sketches three harrowing political figures. In offbeat timelaspe we watch Nelson as he creates...

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The Last Great Festival (before COVID): Desert Daze 2019

By ELI JACE > Photography By Erika Reinsel > Let’s trip back one year ago this weekend. To a time when musicians held outdoor concerts for massive groups of comingling, dirty, despondent, drugged out groups of people camping in close proximity with little running water. It was the tail-end of festival season–October 10-13, 2019.  ...

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Monday Night Football Returns with help from Little Richard and Butcher Brown

By ELI JACE > Tonight Monday Night Football returns to ESPN with a doubleheader for its 50th season. Many things will be different this year, but when the NFL’s pre-kickoff festivities get underway a new jam will charge up the night. Little Richard’s “Rip It Up (Feat. Butcher Brown)” will be the new starting bell...

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Hear a Haunted Nashville on Anne Malin’s Waiting Song

By ELI JACE > For musicians, this pandemic shit has been especially disruptive to the album cycle. Recording, touring and marketing have all been affected across the board. At the start of the year Anne Malin had planned to build upon their discography of southern ghost-folk and record a follow-up to their 2018 album, Fog...

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Godcaster bring combustible joy on debut album

By ELI JACE > Some new music from a new band that casts light into this batshit quarantine anxiety rippling through the land. Fuzzed out, erratic and sloppily sweet, Godcaster are a wily collective out of Philadelphia/NYC. They’ve released their first video for the song “All The Feral Girls In The Universe” off their upcoming...

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