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Keith Mead – “She Had”

 
June 24, 2014
 



Keath Mead is a singer/songwriter out of South Carolina who just finished a trip out to Berkeley, California, where he recorded and collaborated with Chaz Bundick (Toro y Moi) in his home studio. Bundick’s Anything In Ret...

 
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False Colors’ ability to create stunning atmospheres reminiscent of outer space, and the contrasting combination of serenity and anxiety it provokes, reminds me of Fennesz’ work (see: “Pallas Athene“). F...

 
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Portland-based group Souvenir Driver label their sound as “bliss-pop”, a self-professed hybrid of shoegaze, post-punk, new wave, psych, and pretty much whatever else they’re digging at the moment. That philoso...

 
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The Chicago-based duo of Joe Cristo and Rob Volpendesta comprise The Coquettes, a jangly pop group whose hooks and delivery are polished enough to make the self-recorded title irrelevant. On excellent track “In Other Word...

 
 
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Isaac is a rising synth-pop artist with a crisp-clean sound. His new single, “The Unknowns Blues”, appears to be his first major release. Already receiving positive feedback on SoundCloud, “The Unknowns Blues&...

 
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16 Knapper’s track “Zero Gravity” is nicely exemplary of the skills presented by the Norwegian instrumental hip-hop/electronic artist and producer, who has dug into music after several years living “the ...

 
 
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I consider this to be one of the highest-quality compilations released on OS, despite it being less stylistically eclectic than usual. For whatever reason this month, rock dominated. The first eight tracks here are very rock-fo...

 
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Covers – “North Star”

 
June 12, 2014
 



Melbourne rockers Covers impressed last year with the track “The Automation“, which touted an infectious mixture of fuzzy synths, punchy guitars, and whirring keys. A proper comparison then was as if Blonde Redhead&...