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Archive for January 19th, 2018
 
 
 
Indie Rock
 

Loud Forest – “Drag Me/Don’t Drag”

Los Angeles indie-rock duo Loud Forest play to each other’s strengths, and this should come as no surprise; the band’s members, Rachel and Bernard Chadwick, have been composing music together for a decade. Despite t...
 
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Half/Brother- “Waiting for the Rain”

On first listen, “Waiting for the Rain” from New York-based singer-songwriter Half/Brother (aka Adam Kryzan) has a sense of innocence. But the past five years have been particularly unstable for Kryzan, who has move...

 
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The Verigolds – “Gloom”

Sometimes two voices are better than one, as is the case with San Diego alt-rockers The Verigolds, a quartet that blends elements of several rock genres (psych, pop, folk) on “Gloom”, from their debut album that was...
 
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Modesta – “Magnet”

On “Magnet”, Boston trio Modesta mesh silky R&B with guitar-rock that never gets too loud. This is a good thing, as there’s nothing¬†overpowering the soulful vocals and falsetto that recall Adam Levine from...

 
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Paper Giants – “Mind”

“Mind” from the mysterious act Paper Giants ambles like a surfer fresh off a long, successful day of riding the waves. The hazy lead riff punctuates through the drums and bass bringing light to a song that sounds li...
 
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Castorp – “Fool”

Recently, modern pop has found its way back to an ’80s sound and Castorp’s “Fool” hums along like a time capsule from that neon-tinged decade. The song’s tone is darker than most of its poppy count...

 
Hip-Hop
 

The West Ghost – “Don’t Look At Me” (w/ 2nervous2be)

West Coast rapper The West Ghost has a lofty goal in mind: “In rap there’s an obvious trade-off between lyrical integrity and catchiness, and obviously trends move toward catchiness,” he explains. “There...