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Deadman Walking Through Moody Territory

Coming to us from Madrid, Spain, moody alternative rock trio Deadman bring to mind early-era Radiohead, The Cure, Placebo, Joy Division, The Smiths and The Pixies. This is not at all a bad thing, as few bands do it well. Deadman take both brit pop and goth rock to heart, and marry the two. The...

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Score A Point For Intelligent Hip Hop – Good Biz Drop “Sound Investment”

It’s always inspiring to hear intelligent hip hop artists who are more socially conscious than socially destructive in their expression. The album “Sound Investment” is hot off the press and comes to us from independent hip hop super duo Good Biz. Sitting within the “conscious hip hop” genre, MC’s KP and Bobbie Fine bring a...

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Could Dale Turner’s “Mannerism’s Magnified” Cause Neurogenesis?

Without a doubt you will hear about Dale Turner at some point if you haven’t already, but if you are new to this brilliant artist, then I feel privileged to introduce him to you. “Mannerisms Magnified” comfortably borders on masterpiece territory, with a perfect blend of tension and comfort, dissonance and melody. Highly recommended listening...

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New Guitar God Avishay Mizrav Releases The Stunning “Casualties Of War”

With opening guitars reminiscent of prime-era Master of Puppets Metallica hung overtop background gunshots, virtuoso Avishay Mizrav‘s composition (I’d go as far as to call it that) “Casualties of War” comes across as an honest instrumental expression. Tasteful synths and heavy grooving drum samples back up the explosive Marty Friedman-esque axe work that leads the...

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Kronstudios releases Drake-inspired hip hop anthem “Dream”

Hip hop/r & b trio Kronstudios, from Kingston, Washington, is truly a family affair. Made up of two brothers who go by the aliases Kron Ron and Brotherman, and their sister Gela, the project has been going strong since 1997. That takes a lot of dedication, smarts, or possibly insanity, and that’s exactly what I like...

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Derisory, I Am – The Next Death Cab For Cutie?

Derisory, I Am is a somewhat mysterious independent solo artist from Dallas, Texas who shows an enormous amount of raw talent in the acoustic genre. I say that because there don’t appear to be pictures or bio info posted on the artist, but, contrary to many who think that you need to tweet every hour...

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“Mama Told Me Not To Come” Reimagined By Funky Indie Act Five Townz

Independent rock/soul band Five Townz recently released a high quality version of the classic “Mama Told Me Not To Come” by classic rockers Three Dog Night. The vocals are raspy and loose from the get go on the verses, as if Kid Rock and Pitbull wrote a track together. The chorus is really where the...

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Baltimore Quartet Diefenbaker’s Pop Rocks

Baltimore-based garage rock/pop quartet Diefenbaker are currently promoting their new single “Got The Enzyme”. Right away the guitars are messy and thick – exactly the way they should be for a good indie rock act. The synth work is not only tasteful but it elevates the music by widening the soundscape. There is some subtle...

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Countless Thousands Are Happy To Be Here – Rock Revival pt 2

Countless Thousands are happy to be here, and it’s easy to imagine the world being equally happy to have them, starved as it is for genuine music and honesty without pretension. It`s rare to find lyrical prowess at all, let alone in a young band, but Danger Van Gorder of  Countless Thousands is truly a...

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Look Out Florence And The Machine! The Nameless Girl Is Here

I’d like to draw your attention to The Nameless Girl, who will probably be a household name within the year provided she gets the right kind of push. Jemma Crook, the lead singer of this emotionally driven “bi-polar pop rock monster”, has a stunningly unique voice. Eclectic, to be sure, yet extremely catchy and something...

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Rock Revival Series Featuring Death Valley High

                        Death Valley High are a gritty hard rock/death pop 4-piece band hailing from San Francisco. Their new single “Multiply” features creepy melodic vocals and squealing guitars – a perfect combination. It’s nice to hear grit seamlessly blended with groove and a strong dose...

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