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    Pellican Child – Turn Me Down

    “Turn Me Down” is the first collaborative release by New Orleans rap/hip-hop/soul artist, Pell, and indie-electronic duo, Louis The Child. The underlying beat for this track is feel-good and playful; a suitable sound for Jared Pellerin’s enlightening chorus in which he sings more than raps: “I’ve been feeling way...
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    Rationale – Prodigal Son

    In Tinashé Fazakerley’s newest single, he is haunted by biology. No one can stop the process of “becoming” one of their parents, no matter how much they fight it. Yes, we are all our own people, but there will be similarities that surprise us as we grow older. “Prodigal...
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    Wages – What Will You Say (Cover)

    LA-based ambient rock band, Wages, has marked December 1st with a brilliant, fresh and heartwarming homage to the late Jeff Buckley. “What Will You Say” was never recorded in the studio and was strictly a live experience for Buckley fans in the late mid-1990s. Known for his incredible voice...
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    Former Faces: Ryan Parmenter’s Sonic Jaunt

    The morning after Thanksgiving I found myself with a throbbing headache; I sat on a train and watched a wall of passing trees disappear beyond the steamed-up windows beside me. With the residual taste of shitty whiskey still lurking in my mouth, I hoped to redirect my attention to...
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    Rubblebucket – If U C My Enemies

    The Dalai Lama not only preaches the power of compassion, but is believed to be the actual reincarnation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Empathy, warmth, love: these are all helpful tools everyone can use to strengthen their perspectives of humanity and develop lasting happiness. It seems that in this...
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    Ty Segall – Orange Color Queen

    January 27th will mark the release of Ty Segall’s newest album, Ty Segall, a self-titled exploration of clarity. Yes, that is right. The word on the street is that unlike Ty’s eight previous studio albums, this one won’t be as overdubbed, but instead more logical and lucid. Recorded with...
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    Former Faces – Back Up A Minute

    In the last few years indie-rock artists have delivered some breathtaking visual components to their music. Whether we are talking about Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” or Bon Iver’s newer lyrical-videos for 22, A Million, artists have been selectively fitting optical stimulants to their luscious sound....
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    REVIEW: The Royal They – Post-Punk Delirium

    Brooklyn-based underground threesome, The Royal They, just released their debut full-length album under King Pizza Records. The self-titled record is a brilliant emotional wreck: a cutting, confrontational, and connected collection with fast-paced mood swings and refreshing hooks. Tapped into what sounds like Nirvana B-sides, The Pixies’ stop-start style, and...
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    GUM – Gemini

    Jay Watson of Pond and Tame Impala has another album for us under the moniker, GUM. By next week GUM’s third studio album, A Flash In The Pan, will be out and about. For now, we can bask in the bipolar-explosion otherwise known as “Gemini,” GUM’s brand new single....