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St. Vincent is at the height of her powers embracing the sounds of the Golden Era of music.

St. Vincent is at the height of her powers embracing the sounds of the Golden Era of music. By the time Annie Clark struck out on her own, she was already adorned with heaps of indie rock clout from her stints with hip, music rag darlings. From its inception, the St. Vincent moniker has stood...

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Bob Dylan sings about a past American era

  By ELI JACE > Bob Dylan, the man myth legend and hopefully healthy & safely quarantined songwriter has released another epic storysong. “Murder Most Foul” is Dylan’s first release in eight years and appears to be another offering of good tidings from a musician in this strange moment in history. The timing is perfect,...

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IMP Interviews Author Christopher McKittrick

By ELI JACE > The new book, Can’t Give It Away On Seventh Avenue by Christopher McKittrick, examines the interlocking histories of New York City and The Rolling Stones. It’s a fascinating read that charts the path of an English rock band in America’s most cultured city. Independent Music Promotions sat down with the author...

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The 5 Most Significant Self-Released Albums

The goal at I.M.P. is to pull the quality musicians crawling through the muck of self-promotion up to the surface. With the Internet behemoth at full roar, sharing music, singles, experiments, full albums, is as easy as the click clack of a keyboard. An artist can record something into the head of a microphone, compress...

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Paul McCartney And Nirvana Bring 3 Hour Rock Masterpiece To Safeco Field

Why do we gather together as human beings when it’s often more comfortable and convenient to be alone? Is there potential for true communion when we gather? It is possible to rid ourselves of artificial divisions? What is the purpose and potential of music? If it inspires, what can we do with that inspiration to...

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A Skeptic’s Guide To The Beatles; An Ultimate Playlist

My parents were never big music fans. Their music listening was typically limited to top 40 and greatest hits albums. So it’s in this context that I repeatedly heard “Twist & Shout” and “She Loves You” repeatedly on Friday evenings. Sure, it was all quite alright, but of course there was instant resistance in me...

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Dead Can Dance Live Review – Vancouver, The Orpheum, August 9

In case you didn’t know, Dead Can Dance are BACK. And I don’t mean Rage Against The Machine, Refused, Faith no More, or At the Drive In back where they simply plan to play festivals with old material and nothing new to say. Not only do they have something new to say…Their new album “Anastasis”...

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The Jacobs channel George Harrison with “Won’t Bow Out”

Hailing from London, England, The Jacobs bring to mind a strong George Harrison influence on first listen; the Travelling Wilburys in fact. Well, there aren’t many stronger acts to draw influence from. The sound coming from this 4-piece seems to come from a time capsule; soulful 60’s-inspired song-writing, and it suits them just fine. The...

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Exclusive Interview With Alternative Rock Band Engloria

Alternative pop rock band Engloria have been making major strides with their new EP “Drive”. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, Engloria. You guys all played in multiple bands before joining forces. Was it a case of “right place, right time”? All four members of the band grew up together. Over the years we’ve played with...

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Fabio Trentini Takes Us Moonbound With “Peak Of Eternal Light”

Moonbound is the very impressive and very genre-bending solo project of Fabio Trentini, and it has afforded him comparisons to Peter Gabriel and Brendan Perry to name a few. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, Fabio. Your album “Peak of Eternal Light” sounds both classic and futuristic simultaneously. Peter Gabriel has always had this quality, and...

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Singer Songwriter JJ Crowne Discusses “Songs of Innocence and Experience”

JJ Crowne is a soulful adult contemporary singer/songwriter from Miami, Florida with philosophical lyrics and inspired storytelling. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, JJ. Congrats on the release of your new album “Songs of Innocence & Experience”. Now, you played everything on the release. Do you have a home studio where you do all this? It...

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Robert Nix appeals to fans of The Talking Heads, David Bowie and The Beatles

Robert Nix writes, records and produces music on his own terms. His new album “Walk Down the Street” is a strange, intellectual and very mindful journey into awareness and wonder. This is a solo artist coming from left field, and necessary listening for fans of The Talking Heads, David Bowie, or The Beatles.  Robert, I...

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