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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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Algiers – There is No Year Album Review

Album: There is No Year Artist: Algiers Genre: Rock Sub-Genres: Post Punk Label: Matador Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: In the sea of modern post punk bands that draw their sound from the 70s and 80s, Algiers have always stood out. From the large amount of electronics and other instruments the band used to the industrial… Continue reading Algiers – There is No Year Album Review

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hear the Rivers – Greenleaf

Album: Hear the Rivers Artist: Green Leaf Genre: Metal Sub-Genres: alt, soft rock, synth rock Label: Napalm Records Non-Airable Tracks: 3 Description: Napalm Records is normally a decent label and is pretty consistent with what they put out. Green Leaf is definitely a Napalm Records band but the quality or wow factor I normally look for is not there. This… Continue reading Hear the Rivers – Greenleaf

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Basement – Beside Myself

Album: Beside Myself Artist: Basement Genre: Alt Sub-Genres: Rock Label: Fueled by Ramen Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: Listen, I LOVE Basement. Nothing goes harder Spoiled off of their second album, Colourmeinkindness or honestly, the whole record pops OFF. Their newest release, Beside Myself, falls a bit short for me which is sad. I just wish… Continue reading Basement – Beside Myself

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Connan Mockasin – Jassbusters Album Review

Album: Jassbusters Artist: Connan Mockasin Genre: Alternative Sub-Genres: Rock, Indie, Experimental, Jazz Label: Kemado Records Non-Airable Tracks: "Momo's,"  "Last Night," "You Can Do Anything," "B'nD," "Sexy Man," and "Les Be Honest" Description: Connan Mockasin is a New Zealand singer, famous for being quite peculiar in nature, especially through his music. From his album, "Forever Dolphin… Continue reading Connan Mockasin – Jassbusters Album Review