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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Daddy Issues- Pip Blom

Album: *Single* Daddy Issues Artist: Pip Blom Genre: Alt Rock Sub-Genres: Indie, Indie Pop, Post Punk Label: Heavenly Recordings Non-Airable Tracks: None  Description: I really enjoyed the overall beat of the song, and the fun guitar melody. It is definitely an upbeat jam, although the lyrics were nothing too special. This song would fit in… Continue reading Daddy Issues- Pip Blom

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“Dead and Gone”-DRAMA Review

Album: "Dead and Gone" (Single) Artist: DRAMA Genre: RPM Sub-Genres: Synth-pop, alt-pop, R&B Label: Drama Music Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: This song is the kind of track that needs to be played as you drive into the sunset with your windows down. The humming bass progression that provides the foundation of the song gives it a… Continue reading “Dead and Gone”-DRAMA Review

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Beside Myself by Basement Review

Album: Beside Myself Artist: Basement Genre: Alternative/Indie Sub-Genres: Pop-punk, alt-rock, post-hardcore, emo Label: Fueled by Ramen Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: When I started listening to this album and heard the opening song, I was expected a generic and slightly over-produced pop-punk album. And while generic pop-punk is one of my personal favorite genres of music, it… Continue reading Beside Myself by Basement Review

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Morgxn, Flora Cash and Lany at The Van Buren

Acts: Morgxn, Flora Cash and Lany Concert Date: Tuesday, 012/11/2018 Age Restriction: No Location: The Van Buren Alt AZ held their annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party show at the Van Buren featuring Morgxn, Floral Cash and Lany. Morgxn opened up with his sweet vocals and poppy beats. Everyone in the crowd was jumping around, singing… Continue reading Morgxn, Flora Cash and Lany at The Van Buren

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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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Cat Power – Wanderer (CD Review)

Album: Wanderer Artist: Cat Power Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Indie Rock, Indie Folk Label: Domino Recording Company Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: Cat Power released Wanderer, her 10th studio album, on October 5th, 2018. This marks her first release since 1996 not put out under Matador Records - the two parted ways in between the release of… Continue reading Cat Power – Wanderer (CD Review)

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Lala Lala – The Lamb (CD Review)

Album: The Lamb Artist: Lala Lala Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Indie, Indie Pop, Lo-fi Label: Hardly Art Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: Lala Lala released their second album, The Lamb, on September 28 via Hardly Art records. I've really been enjoying this release for the past month or so since it came out, and it's probably one… Continue reading Lala Lala – The Lamb (CD Review)

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Free Cake for Every Creature – The Bluest Star (CD Review)

Album: The Bluest Star Artist: Free Cake for Every Creature Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Indie, Indie Pop, Lo-fi Label: Double Double Whammy Non-Airable Tracks: Riding into the Sunset in a Busted Car Description: 'The Bluest Star,' the third album from Philadelphia musician Katie Beckett's project Free Cake for Every Creature, came out on August 3rd via… Continue reading Free Cake for Every Creature – The Bluest Star (CD Review)

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Charlotte’s Thong – Connan Mockasin

Album: Charlotte's Thong (Single) Artist: Connan Mockasin Genre: Alt, Indie Sub-Genres: Psych-rock, Psych-pop, Dream pop Label: Mexican Summer Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: 'Charlotte's Thong', released September 19th, 2018, is the second single from Connan Mockasin's upcoming third album (under this name), Jassbender, which comes out on October 12th, 2018. This single was preceded by the… Continue reading Charlotte’s Thong – Connan Mockasin