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AOTW: HAND HABITS’ WILDLY IDLE, A POIGNANT WORK OF TRUE HUMILITY
AOTW: HAND HABITS’ WILDLY IDLE, A POIGNANT WORK OF TRUE HUMILITY

Hand Habits, the project of L.A based multi-instrumentalist Meg Duffy (Mega Bog, Kevin Morby Band) released her long awaited debut album last week. A work that in some ways oozes confidence but cautions that with its fragility, it’s lo-fi...

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“WORLD’S BEST AMERICAN BAND” WHITE REAPER!
“WORLD’S BEST AMERICAN BAND” WHITE REAPER!

Louisville quartet White Reaper are set to release their third album this April cheekily titled The World’s Best American Band. The first single, ‘Judy French’ is a big, in fact fucking big, dose of glam rock delivered in style...

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A REVERSION FROM CURVED LIGHT
A REVERSION FROM CURVED LIGHT

Curved Light is the audio-visual project of Austin based artists Peter Tran and Deidre Smith. Today sees the release of it’s first EP, a six track road document that traces musical architect Tran’s experiences moving from Baltimore to the...

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HOLLOW SIDEWALKS RELEASE ALBUM TWO ON VINYL
HOLLOW SIDEWALKS RELEASE ALBUM TWO ON VINYL

During 2016 Portland band Hollow Sidewalks digitally released their second album Year Of The Field Mouse and last month saw the long player get a vinyl release. While staying true to its rock roots, its ten tracks traverse genre...

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HALF WAIF TO RELEASE TRANSPORTIVE NEW EP
HALF WAIF TO RELEASE TRANSPORTIVE NEW EP

There is little doubt that the work of Half Waif, the project of Nandi Rose Plunkett, with its restless sound and yearning approach lyrically reflects the diverse background of its protagonist. Her latest EP, form/a, continues that trajectory with...

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REAL ESTATE IN SEAMLESS TRANSITION
REAL ESTATE IN SEAMLESS TRANSITION

Real Estate are set to drop a new record and if anybody was concerned that the loss of Matt Mondanile would change things they needn’t have been. ‘Darling’ has all the hallmarks of their classic sound and new guitarist...

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JULIE BYRNE UNVEILS NATURAL BLUE, NEW ALBUM 2017
JULIE BYRNE UNVEILS NATURAL BLUE, NEW ALBUM 2017

New York based singer songwriter Julie Byrne has released the first cut from her forthcoming full length record, Not Even Happiness. ‘Natural Blue’ is a exquisite ride with Byrne’s naturally golden vocals and expressively visual lyrics of reflective recollection...

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A DEAD WEIGHT IN A FLOATING ROOM
A DEAD WEIGHT IN A FLOATING ROOM

Photo: Mikey Duran One of the attractions of living outside mainstream culture is the richness, diversity and dexterity of independently made music. The understanding that life along with its artistic representations can mean one thing and another simultaneously, be...

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SHY GIRLS ANNOUNCES SALT, SHARES NEW SINGLE
SHY GIRLS ANNOUNCES SALT, SHARES NEW SINGLE

Shy Girls, the project of Portland vocalist/producer Dan Vidmar is set to release his long awaited debut album, Salt, in the new year. We’ve been hanging for the complete package since first laying ears on the astoundingly good ‘Under...

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SPORTING LIFE AND EVY JANE COME TOGETHER
SPORTING LIFE AND EVY JANE COME TOGETHER

For some reason, we’ve been sitting on this superb collaboration from Harlem producer Sporting Life featuring the alluring vocals of Vancouver’s Evelyn Mason, one half of Evy Jane, for far too long. Listen to the exceptional ‘Court Vision’ via...

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