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Exclusive Interview with Singer Songwriter Putnam Murdock

Today’s exclusive interview is with up-and-coming folk/Americana singer/songwriter Putnam Murdock, whose album “Brand New Widow” has some stunningly good material.  Putnam, I enjoyed “Brand New Widow” especially for its patience and honest delivery. It sounds traditional but fresh. How did your songwriting develop to this point and how long did you work on crafting these...

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Common Swift Will Appeal To Radiohead Fans With “Passing Spirit” EP

Common Swift are a 3-piece indie rock band hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. Inspired by artists such as Radiohead and Deerhoof, the band sets out into ambitious, emotionally charged territory with their “Passing Spirit” EP. The fact that I heard different influences pop up every 30 seconds or so is a testament to the maturity and...

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For fans of Jeff Buckley – Josh Romig’s “Rivermouth”

I’m not sure exactly why my ratio of truly inspired submissions seems to be much higher than ratios that many other music blogs whine about. I can be quite the judgemental music listener in the sense that, I expect passion, and in the mainstream it can be hard to come by, like mining for gold....

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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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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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