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Swimmer – by Tennis

Artist: Tennis Album: Swimmer Genre: Pop, Indie Sub Genre: Alternative, Bedroom Pop Label: Fat Possum Records Non-Arable Tracks: N/A Description: “Swimmer” is the much anticipated fifth studio album by the husband and wife duo entitled Tennis. Being as they are Colorado natives this new record encapsulates the airy like dreamscape that is depicted in the… Continue reading Swimmer – by Tennis

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All the Feels – Fitz and the Tantrums

Album: All the Feels Artist: Fitz and the Tantrums Genre: Pop Let’s start with a quick caveat. As a metalhead and only previously knowing “Handclap,” I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular from this new Fitz and the Tantrums album. That being said, I do feel that I can provide a quality, unbiased take on this new… Continue reading All the Feels – Fitz and the Tantrums

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Starcrawler – Devour You Review

Album: Devour You Artist: Starcrawler Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Punk, Glam Rock Label: Rough Trade Records Non-Airable Tracks: Tank Top Description: Starcrawler is a good time. Scratch that, they are a great time. "Devour You" packs a punch with a sound and energy you just don't hear anymore. Their influence is unapologetically 70s. Elements of glam-rock… Continue reading Starcrawler – Devour You Review

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IDK How But They Found Me -1981 EP

Album: 1981 Extended Play Artist: I Don't Know How But They Found Me Genre: ALT Sub-Genres: Pop-punk, Emo, Indie Label: Fearless Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: I Don’t Know How But They Found Me is out with their 1981 EP (that has actually been out since November of 2018 but hey) and. it. is. great! If you want to relive your… Continue reading IDK How But They Found Me -1981 EP

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Get it Right – Lena Elizabeth Album Review

Album: Get it Right Artist: Lena Elizabeth Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Songwriter, Blues Label: Tinderbox Non-Airable Tracks: Track 3 (“Nobody Wants You”) Release Date: January 22nd, 2018 Description: A singer with a powerful voice and an ensemble with a decent variety describe the sound of Lena Elizabeth’s music. On this album, her music occupies a middling… Continue reading Get it Right – Lena Elizabeth Album Review

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Farenheist – Albatross

Album: Albatross Artist: Farenheist Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Indie Rock, Indie Pop Label: Self-Released Non-Airable Tracks: #1 (Chalk It Up), #5 (Shineback) Description: Albatross, released September 27, 2018, is the latest release from Seattle-based quartet Farenheist. The group formed in 2016 while at Vassar College in New York, and since they have been expanding their reach as… Continue reading Farenheist – Albatross

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Mike Silvestri – Ida Clara EP Review

Album: Ida Clara Artist: Mike Silvestri Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter Label: (self) Non-Airable Tracks: n/a Release Date: June 4th, 2018 Description: Mike Silvestri, Chicago’s mysterious songwriter, released his second EP in just under a year at the age of 26. Ida Clara is named for his grandma and features five folk rock… Continue reading Mike Silvestri – Ida Clara EP Review

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“Popular Music” by LIFE Review

Album: Popular Music Artist: LIFE Genre: Alternative/Indie Sub-genres: Alt-rock, punk rock Label: Afghan Moon Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: "Popular Music" by LIFE is a brilliantly angry, loud, and political punk rock album. I like how the guitarists mix loads of heavily distorted chords with moments of clean, melodic parts that add musical intrigue and keep… Continue reading “Popular Music” by LIFE Review

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Dance Alone by BOYO

Album: Dance Alone Artist: BOYO Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: lo-fi, indie pop, dream pop Label: Danger Collective Non-Airable Tracks: none Description: Dance Alone is singer-songwriter Robert Tilden's third full-length album as BOYO. The songs on this album feature spaced-out slow beats and soft vocals. It has an overall feeling of nostalgia and sadness, with songs like… Continue reading Dance Alone by BOYO

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Them + Us by Fuel On Fire

Album: Them + Us Artist: Fuel On Fire Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Pop-rock Label: Self-Released Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: This is an album filled with covered songs by bands like the Beatles, Led Zepplin and U2. These classic songs have been remastered and redone beautifully showcasing the band's talents. The way they incorporate the original track… Continue reading Them + Us by Fuel On Fire

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Moonlight Baby EP/Afternoon With Caroline EP by The Dig

Album: Moonlight Baby EP/Afternoon With Caroline EP Artist: The Dig Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Techno Label: Planetary Group Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: I like the whole vibe of the Dig. It is an ode to old-school sounds that could be found playing on a jukebox on a rainy night. My favorite song is defiently track 8… Continue reading Moonlight Baby EP/Afternoon With Caroline EP by The Dig

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“Real Tight”-Methyl Ethyl review

Album: Real Tight (Single) Artist: Methyl Ethyl Genre: Alt/Indie Sub-genre: Indie Pop Label: 4AD Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: This is a fun indie-pop song! It is a little generic, the sort of song you would hear on an alternative radio station and bob your head to but perhaps not pay close attention to. The lyrics… Continue reading “Real Tight”-Methyl Ethyl review

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Yung Heazy-Whenever You’re Around I Hate Everything Less CD Review

Album: Whenever You're Around I Hate Everything Less Artist: Yung Heazy Genre(s): Alt, Pop Subgenre(s): Bedroom pop, dream pop Label: Self-release Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: Whenever You're Around I Hate Everything Less is the debut album by Jordan Heaney, better known by his stage name Yung Heazy. A newcomer in the pop scene, Heaney first came… Continue reading Yung Heazy-Whenever You’re Around I Hate Everything Less CD Review

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Tropa Magica – Tropa Magica (CD Review)

Album: Tropa Magica Artist: Tropa Magica Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Psych-Rock, Punk, Cumbia, Folk, Fusion Label: Tropivision  Non-Airable Tracks: None! Description: Tropa Magica recently released their highly anticipated self-titled debut LP, Tropa Magica, on September 28th, 2018 via Tropivision. Formerly known as Thee Commons, the duo comprised of brothers David and Rene Pacheco further hone their… Continue reading Tropa Magica – Tropa Magica (CD Review)

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King of the Hill – Flying Lotus, Thundercat, BadBadNotGood (Track Review)

Album: King of the Hill (Track) Artist: Flying Lotus, Thundercat, BadBadNotGood Genre: Electronic  Sub-Genres: Electronic, Acid Jazz, Funk, R&B Label: Brainfeeder Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: King of the Hill, a collaboration between Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and BadBadNotGood, dropped a few weeks ago on October 30th. The track is one of the singles off the newly… Continue reading King of the Hill – Flying Lotus, Thundercat, BadBadNotGood (Track Review)

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Trespasser- Art d’Ecco

Album: Trespasser Artist: Art d'Ecco Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: indie pop,psych-pop, glam rock Label: Paper Bag Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: Listening to this album felt like walking into an old 80s dance venue but not in a great way. Something about the music on this album is a little off. I didn't feel like the sound lived up to the… Continue reading Trespasser- Art d’Ecco

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Automatic Thought – Thriftys

Album: Automatic Thought Artist: Thriftys Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Britpop, 90's College Rock Label: Self-Released Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: A debut album from Oakland, Chase Eiseman, presents an "oldies but goodies" kind of songs that college students in the 80-90's would jam out to. "Your Room" sounds like something that is heard from an indie film whereas "Fall… Continue reading Automatic Thought – Thriftys