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Archive for September 21st, 2017
 
 
 
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Fire to the Stars – “Wholesale Slaughter”

Aussie group Fire to the Stars have an impressive debut called Made of Fire, recorded with producer Casey Rice (Liz Phair, Tortoise, the Dirty Three) and aiming for “glorious, cinematic melancholia, designed to simultaneo...
 
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Hallam London – “To the Sky”

Very enjoyably, “To the Sky” reminds of both David Bowie and Wild Beasts, the former reflective in the space suit-driven chorus – which aptly reminds of Suede’s glam-tinged rock quite a bit as well ̵...

 
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Shuffle the Buffalo – “Change Your Heart (I Need to Change)”

“Change Your Heart (I Need to Change)” is a wonderfully melodic slice of bedroom-pop that has hints of Brian Wilson’s Smile in its charismatic psych-laden approach. Though the template is bare, the call-and-re...
 
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Kid Coyote – “Full Moon Rising”

Kid Coyote’s “Full Moon Rising” is a great piece of developing songwriting with strong atmospheric control. The intro’s distant bloop-y synths and creaking acoustics lend the haunting vocals an aptly spa...

 
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Echelän – “Perspective” (feat. Logan Swirsky)

Echelän describe their sound well enough, highlighting “sexy synths, tranquil-funk guitar, and deep downtempo drums” as core components of their arsenal. Such is the case on the sweeping “Perspective”, w...
 
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Arthr – “Context Unavailable”

A spacey synth arpeggio and gently building bass line provides the entryway for “Context Unavailable”, the atmospherically gripping new track from Arthr, “an audio visual act based on the live performance of e...

 
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Katmaz – “Nautical Things”

Buffalo, NY native Matthew Kaz was previously featured with the impressive track “For Now“, and “Nautical Things” takes his sound a step further, showcasing a more reserved approach with sporadic keys, d...
 
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Opus Orange – “Not Ready”

“Not Ready” is a fuzz-friendly gem that infectiously finds common ground between indie-rock and power-pop. The bouncy bass line, synth droppings, and contagious vocals combine with a conventionally fun structure and...