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Master producer Daniel Lanois cedes the spotlight to the sunny gospel of Johnny Shepherd.

Master producer Daniel Lanois cedes the spotlight to the sunny gospel of Johnny Shepherd. There’s a triangle of the Western Hemisphere that holds the key to the sound that master producer Daniel Lanois brings to the records he writes. It begins in Eastern Canada where Lanois grew up, a bilingual environment that bred the archetypal...

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‘Fat Bloody Fingers are Sucking Your Soul Away’ – 1st Base Runner Masterfully Covers “Rabbit In Your Headlights”

‘Fat Bloody Fingers are Sucking Your Soul Away’ – 1st Base Runner Masterfully Covers “Rabbit In Your Headlights” Indie Electronic musician 1st Base Runner has been keeping busy lately, having recently released two singles/music videos from upcoming album ‘Seven Years of Silence’. He’s also a music lover himself, made evident by his superb cover song choices. After covering “A...

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Deloused in the Comatorium: A Psychonaut’s Odyssey.

An in-depth look at The Mars Volta’s masterwork, “Deloused in the Comatorium”. This morning we received a cryptic teaser from modern prog legends The Mars Volta. The masters of maniacal musical moods and mystical bilingual lyrical manifestations have been defunct since 2013 when group leaders guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala announced they had...

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Austin TX-based Indie Electronic Artist 1st Base Runner Finds Melancholic, Gothic Beauty on ‘Pirouette’ Single

Austin TX-based Indie Electronic Artist 1st Base Runner Finds Melancholic, Gothic Beauty on ‘Pirouette’ Single Austin TX-based indie electronic solo artist 1st Base Runner‘s new single “Pirouette“, released Feb 15, is the second taste of new music from upcoming full-length album “Seven Years of Silence”, due for release April 8. 1st Base Runner‘s outsider artistic vision is...

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Nonviolenze’s ‘Ghosts of War’ Album is a Conscious Musical Meditation for Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull Fans

Nonviolenze’s ‘Ghosts of War’ Album is a Conscious Musical Meditation for Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull Fans Nonviolenze is the solo musical moniker of Houston, TX singer songwriter Shri Baratan, whose purposeful signature sound takes influence from Pink Floyd, John McLaughlin, Jethro Tull, Yes, Al Jarreau, Joni Mitchell, and eastern classical music. Today his new music...

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NYC Alternative Metal Group Vajra Masterfully Blend Mystical Concepts, Prog-Heavy Riffage on ‘Irkalla’ EP

NYC Alternative Metal Group Vajra Masterfully Blend Mystical Concepts, Prog-Heavy Riffage on ‘Irkalla’ EP NYC-based Alternative Metal group Vajra masterfully blend mystical concepts, prog-heavy riffage and an exciting atmosphere of unbridled darkness on new EP Irkalla. Irkalla is the first EP in Vajra‘s Trilogy Series exploring consciousness set to be released on January 15, 2021 an auspicious day that is...

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Daft Punk Explode into the Sunset

Daft Punk Explode into the Sunset After 28 years of bringing house music to the masses, Daft Punk announced their dissolution with a dramatic video post. Featuring excerpts from their 2006 film Electroma, the video entitled ‘Epilogue’ shows the helmeted French duo walking off into the desert. Bot 1 activates a self-destruct sequence on Bot...

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‘The Lost Chord’ and The Last Dance – Gorillaz End ‘Song Machine Season One’ With all the Feels

  We must have known this day was coming but fans still weren’t prepared for the last video entry from Gorillaz’s groundbreaking first season of the Song Machine format would come so soon. Gorillaz announced on YouTube and their Instagram page that “The Lost Chord” featuring Leee John would be the “season finale,” so to...

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We Watched All Three Gorillaz ‘Song Machine’ Livestream Concerts; Here’s What Happened

How could we not? The UK livestream site LIVENow streamed the three-performance “Live from Kong Studios” special on December 12-13 (corresponding with different timezones around the world) and it offered an “around the world” experience where fans got to see all three performances and, for over-observant critics like the one typing these words, compare them....

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Gorillaz ‘Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez’ Full Album Is out, and We Had to Take a Minute to Gather Our Thoughts

So much has happened with Gorillaz and their magical song machine since the release of the video for “Strange Times” and our wordy review of the Robert Smith collab. The beloved virtual band announced that Song Machine would be made into an album or rather a “season,” called Strange Timez. Before it released on October 23, the...

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Calm TF Down Internet: Ice Cube Isn’t Endorsing Trump – Read ‘A Contract With Black America’

It’s unfortunate that we’re publishing this in such a context, as the original story about Ice Cube and his Contract With Black America was supposed to be just that: a look at the proposal the activist and rapper-turned movie star-turned activist again has been pushing and why it’s important. Unfortunately, the internet got Ice Cube...

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Patrick Ames Releases Equality-Themed Anthem For All the “Essential Workers”

Trickster Singer Songwriter Patrick Ames continues to evolve his lyrically potent junkyard blues signature cocktail on hooky new single “Essential Workers”, out today on all platforms. For someone like Patrick, who very much observes and writes about the world around him, current events are inevitably going to find their way into his songs – especially when the California...

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