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Kiss My Super Bowl Ring

Artist: The Garden Album: Kiss My Super Bowl Ring Genre: Alternative Sub Genre: Vada Vada Label: Epitaph Records Non-Airable Tracks:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Description: Balance, innovation, oscillation, lyricism, power, and guts. Why waste time hanging out in a muddy middle ground when you could skate between dignified lyricism and… Continue reading Kiss My Super Bowl Ring

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Good Bad Times – Hinds

Album: The Prettiest Curse Artist: Hinds Genre: Spanish Indie Rock Sub-Genres: Indie rock, lo fi, garage rock Label: Mom+Pop Description: The latest tune from the Madrid-based all female quartet Hinds does not disappoint. This song is the start of a new era for the group. It brings together their classic indie/punk sound with some modern tech… Continue reading Good Bad Times – Hinds

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U.S. Girls- 4 American Dollars

Album: (Single)- 4 American Dollars Artist: U.S. Girls Genre: Alternative, World Sub-Genres: Indie Pop, Experimental Pop Label: 4AD Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: This song really annoyed me, the first half reminded me of the soundtrack that would be used in a low-budget, bad rom-com. The production doesn't make sense, I don't really understand the vibe… Continue reading U.S. Girls- 4 American Dollars

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The Slow Rush REVIEW

Album: The Slow Rush Artist: Tame Impala Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Psych Rock, Psych Pop Label: Modular Recordings Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: The Slow Rush is Tame Impala's Fourth studio album, whose release was originally anticipated for summer of 2019, but was pushed to today: Valentine’s Day, 2020. Since the beginning of 2019, Parker has released five singles ahead of the… Continue reading The Slow Rush REVIEW

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Tacocat Rocks 191 Toole, 1/24/2020

As a Seattle-area native, a feminist, and an a pop-punk fan, its no surprise that Tacocat is one of my favorite bands. Formed in Seattle in 2007 of singer Emily Nokes, guitarist Eric Randall, drummer Lelah Maupin, and bassist Bree McKenna, Tacocat is an indie pop-punk quartet known for their vibrant aesthetic and bubbly, humorous,… Continue reading Tacocat Rocks 191 Toole, 1/24/2020

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Spoon- Inside Out (Demo)

Album: (Single)- Inside Out (Demo) Artist: Spoon Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Experimental Rock Label: Matador Records Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: Spoon has released a demo version of their most popular song, "Inside Out" which was off the album They Want My Soul from 2014. The original version of the song is 5 minutes however… Continue reading Spoon- Inside Out (Demo)

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Hometown Hero- Landon Elliott

Single: Hometown Hero Artist: Landon Elliott Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Acoustic, Singer/Songwriter, Pop Rock Label: American Paradox Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: I would recommend listening to these singles. Hometown Hero is very peaceful, an acoustic driven track that will be sure to bring a calm feeling to anyone who listens. By Now is more rock… Continue reading Hometown Hero- Landon Elliott

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Two Door Cinema Club-False Alarm Review

Album: False Alarm Artist: Two Door Cinema Club Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Indie Pop, pop-rock Label: Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: False Alarm is one of those wonderful albums that is just undeniably fun to listen to the whole way through. It's poppy and dance-able, but with interesting lyrics and musical twists and turns that make it unique, standing out… Continue reading Two Door Cinema Club-False Alarm Review

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Close It Quietly- Frankie Cosmos

Album: Close It Quietly Artist: Frankie Cosmos Genre: Indie/Alternative Sub-Genres: Indie Pop/ Bedroom Pop Label: Sub Pop Non-Airable Tracks: None Description:  Another classic album by Frankie Cosmos. An artist who does not let down her fans, as her songs are not too far of a departure from her iconic, pop-y, poetic sound. A whopping 21… Continue reading Close It Quietly- Frankie Cosmos

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Emo Nite LA Review

It was a dark and stormy night typical of monsoon season Arizona, lightning illuminating the Hotel Congress sign and rain spattering down on the small queue forming outside the Rialto Theater in downtown Tucson. The year was 2019, but the crowd of My Chemical Romance shirts, smudged eyeliner, plaid skirts, and vans gathered outside the… Continue reading Emo Nite LA Review

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Love Wins by Hello Yello Review

Album: Love Wins Artist: Hello Yello Genre: Alt/indie Sub-Genres: Grunge, garage-rock, punk, emo, hip-hop Label: Self-Released Non-Airable Tracks: I Don't Care, Maybe Description: Love Wins is the debut EP from Oakland based trio Hello Yello. The musicians express distaste toward the idea of defining themselves by one genre, an attitude evident in their unique sound. This EP is… Continue reading Love Wins by Hello Yello Review

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Real Life by Cayucas

Album: Real Life Artist: Cayucas Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Surf Rock Label: Park The Van Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: The album was a bit underwhelming to me. When I listen to surf rock I am expecting a bright and happy sound, however the vocals all felt a little too bland and dull. The overall production sound… Continue reading Real Life by Cayucas

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Wand-Laughing Matter

Album: Laughing Matter Artist: Wand Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock Label: Drag City Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: This album pleasantly surprised me. The vocals were reminiscent of Paul McCartney, and the overall sound had a chill 1960s Beatles vibe. I preferred songs with an emphasis on the vocals like "Rio Grande" and "Walkie Talkie."… Continue reading Wand-Laughing Matter

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Michelle Blades-Visitor

Album: Visitor Artist: Michelle Blades Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Synth Pop Label: Midnight Special Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: I prefer the sound of her vocals on tracks such as "Literally" and "Ring", rather than the opening track "Politic!". She has a very soft voice with nice vocal range. This is a good album to put… Continue reading Michelle Blades-Visitor

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Take This to Heart by Ivey Review

Album: Take This to Heart Artist: Ivey Genre: Alt/Indie Sub-Genres: Pop-punk Label: Conta Coda Media Non-Airable Tracks:  Description: Take This to Heart is the debut full-length album from Nashville-based alt rockers Ivey. When I started listening to it I was instantly reminded of really old Fall Out Boy, the Fall Out Boy that had just released Take This to Your Grave and… Continue reading Take This to Heart by Ivey Review

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Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? by Deerhunter Review

Album: Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? Artist: Deerhunter Genre: Alternative/Indie Sub-Genres: Indie Rock, psych pop, experimental rock Label: 4AD Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" is an experimental, creative rock album that aptly balances variance in sounds between songs with coherence as a unified record. The songs combine a variety of instruments from… Continue reading Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? by Deerhunter Review

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William Tyler:”Going West” (2019) CD Review

Album: Going West Artist: William Tyler Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Indie Label: Merge Records Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: William Tyler, an impeccable guitarist whose latest album surveys western style music; hence the title: "Goes West". These are songs you would listen to on a camping trip out in the states. I found that William does a great job capturing the Western style with his chosen arrangement. Listening through… Continue reading William Tyler:”Going West” (2019) CD Review

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Buoys- Panda Bear

Album: Buoys Artist: Panda Bear Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Psychedelic Pop Label: Domino Recording Company Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: I really enjoy the singer's voice on this album. The effects on his voice are used tastefully, especially on the track Master. I was immediately curious about this album due to the digital feel and video game sounds… Continue reading Buoys- Panda Bear