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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Miami Dolphins: Perlite

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Perlite is the new EP from Minneapolis band The Miami Dolphins. The five tracks are spritely punk pieces that feature lo-fi production and a mix that make this more of a novelty record, than something recognizable as punk. While there are many good features to this EP the mix and production also make it somewhat unaccessable. While we can see the bent to craft an original sound, the result is more a cacophony of disjointed sounds that leave little to hold on to. Stream and buy Perlite at the link below.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Emanuel and the Fear: Primitive Smile

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Primitive Smile is the new album from Brooklyn indie rock band Emanuel and the Fear. The ten tracks are polished and engaging rock songs that deliver without pretense. Solid arrangements, a bit of Beatles influence and a nice hard edge about; all the while keeping in a radio ready pocket. Mood changes and varied dynamics, show depth and keep the interest throughout the album. A very strong work. Stream and buy Primitive Smile at the link below.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Brooklyn Doran: These Paper Wings

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Canadian singer/songwriter and FZB favorite Brooklyn Doran is back with her stunning debut full length, These Paper Wings. Doran is a master of the contemporary folk scene and delivers seven intimate tracks featuring wonderfully delicate vocals, songs that touch the soul and flawless musicianship. The album, with crisp harmonies and tasteful arrangements, is the kind of record that just gets better with each play. Doran is teaming with fellow artist Rory Taillon for a month long Canadian tour starting next week, so if you're up north, watch for them to come to your area. Stream and buy These Paper Wings at the link below.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Slothrust: Of Course You Do

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NYC band Slothrust have released a new two track EP, Of Course You Do. The songs are vibrant garage rock, with lo-fi production and recall bands like Nirvana. Edgy, sexy and raw, the band make no holds bared rock that will appeal to a wide range of listeners. Stream Of Course You Do at the link below.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Llarks: Radio Starslide Forever.

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Radio Starslide Forever is the new double album from Alabama based Llarks, aka artist/producer Christopher Llarks. The sixteen tracks are explorations in texture and subtlety, weaving together ambient soundscapes, with noise shadings, with all being held together with beautifully flowing melodies.The album brings an intimate and engaging listening experience, which showcases an artist of depth and vision. Steam and buy Radio Starslide Forever at the link below.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Art d'Ecco: Day Fevers

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Day Fevers is the debut album from Canadian artist Art d"Ecco. The nine tracks are a genre bending array of styles and emotions, with elements from many rock styles, R&B and electronic music. Stirring production, androgynous vocals and instrumental depth, highlight a strong album, that is one of the best debuts this year. Watch the video for album track I'll Never Give You Up, then stream and buy Day Fevers at the link below.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Calido Home: Tones and Shapes

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Tones and Shapes is the sophomore album from Barcelona based folk duo Calido Home. Released on indie label BCore Disc, the album was recorded live in the studio and expertly captures the delicate interplay between voice and guitar. With intricate melodic lines and a slight lo-fi production quality, the album spins its way through pastoral songs that are engaging on every level. This album is a must have. Stream and buy Tones and Shapes at the link below.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Dyr Faser: Trio

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Trio is the new album from Boston Band Dyr Faser. The six tracks defy simple genres by taking elements from blues, synthpop, psychedelic and rock to deliver an album of surprising versatility and depth. With a bit of a Chris Isaak feel and a darkish sheen, Dyr Faser unleash a multitude of creativity in an album as compelling as they come. A definite must have. Watch the video for album track Den of Sables, then stream and buy Trio at the link below.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Places Erupt: Breathe A Storm

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Breathe A Storm is the debut album from Toronto band Places Erupt. The eight tracks are an original and inspired blend of rock, folk and classical influences into an album of depth and beauty. Strong melodic counterpoint, lush instrumental lines and deep, intimate vocals abound in this thoroughly enjoyable album. One of the strongest debuts this year. Stream and buy Breathe A Storm at the link below.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

50FOOTWAVE: Bath White

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Bath White is the sixth release from L.A. supergroup 50FOOTWAVE. The band, which features Kristin Hersh and Bernard Georges of Throwing Muses, with Rob Ahlers, delivers six track of tight, compelling post-punk music as edgy as a razor blade. With inspired songwriting, Hersh's haunting vocals, dense, heavy guitars and pristine production, this is one of the best EPs of the year. A definite must have for every music collection worth its weight. Stream and buy Bath White at the link below.