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5 New Bands To See At Coachella

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:25
Los Angeles – It’s time for Coachella. It seems that every year it gets harder and harder to figure out where you want to be and who you want to see. We’ve come up with some recommendations to help you find some new bands to include in the mix. We’ve seen most of these bands already and we think you might like them. Obviously, there are a lot of great new bands at the festival that deserve mention, more than…

Album Preview: Craft Spells - Nausea

Written by Monday, 31 March 2014 19:40
Brooklyn – Last Monday marked the announcement of Craft Spells’ sophomore LP, Nausea, due out June 10th via Captured Tracks. Along with news of the release came the first single from this Californian beach-wave wonder. Justin Vallesteros’ songwriting hovers somewhere between dream pop and indietronic, wistful enough to roam to yet bolstered by a concrete structure. The latest track, “Breaking the Angle Against the Tide,” builds on the matchless sound Craft Spells has manufactured since their debut, but betrays evident…

Album Preview: Wye Oak - Shriek

Written by Sunday, 23 March 2014 06:55
New York - With a new record on the horizon, Wye Oak is branching out from the heavy guitar work that characterized their sound over the course of three studio albums. The forthcoming LP is due out on April 29th and the duo has already made public two cuts from Shriek. The first single was “The Tower,” which came to us back in January. Now, a second glimpse of the album emerges. True to its name, “Glory” merits praise. With roots…

Boots – Dust

Written by Thursday, 06 March 2014 03:24
New York - When Beyoncé’s self-titled, sneak-released, record exploded onto the collective conscious of fans worldwide last December, much was eclipsed in the wake of obsessing over Queen Bey’s latest. Beyoncé is a master of seduction, and the world was clearly too busy concentrating on her to get much done. Bey is a boss and a diva, but even she could not have delivered such a knockout album single handedly.  One producer who had a heavy hand in the making…

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