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The Big Easy Blends Garage Rock, Pop Punk, and Emo and Makes Something Greater

The Big Easy’s energetic and heartfelt debut A Long Year is angst at its finest and most honest. Indie rock can be...

By Brian Fox | December 14, 2020
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Guano is the Explosive Opening Salvo from Spooky Canadian Punks, Shitbats

Shitbats’ debut is an explosive package of irresistible spooky surf punk, filled with attitude and energy. A good ...

By Brian Fox | December 04, 2020
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Estonians Holy Motors’ Second Album is the Perfect Shoegaze Western Soundtrack

Like a shoegaze band lost in a Spaghetti Western, Holy Motors continues refining their dreamy twang on their sophomore a...

By Brian Fox | November 17, 2020
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Mise En Scene’s Hammering Power Chords Whisk You Away to Winnipeg, California

Canadian group Mise En Scene has returned with another poppy, garage rock smash album called Winnipeg, California. The c...

By Brian Fox | October 29, 2020
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Emotionally Cathartic Indie Rock Rules Cartalk’s Debut Album

Cartalk’s debut album Pass Like Pollen is full of emotional honest indie rock with a splash of grunge and American...

By Brian Fox | October 25, 2020
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French Trio Tapeworms’ Debut Album is an Electric Shoegaze Journey

Adding a variety of electronic sounds to their shoegaze sensibilities, Tapeworms debut album Funtastic is a wild, everch...

By Brian Fox | October 15, 2020
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Gladie’s Third Release This Year is Another Fantastic EP

Gladie’s third release of this year is a three track EP that packs an energetic, heartfelt punch in its brief dura...

By Brian Fox | October 14, 2020
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Korine’s New Album is an ’80s Synth Throwback with Emotional Heft

Blistering synth and an endless cajoling to dance to emotional lyrics characterize Korine’s second album. I often ...

By Brian Fox | October 08, 2020
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Or Not Thibault Marks Nicole Thibault’s Musical Return with Harpsichords Aplenty

Nicole Thibault returns to recording with Or Not Thibault by her group Thibault, crafting a complex and often delightful...

By Brian Fox | October 07, 2020
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Corey Flood’s Spooky Debut Hanging Garden is Full of Lush Sounding Menace

Filled with both spooky and chill vibes, Corey Flood’s Hanging Garden is a post-punk, gothy trip. Two years after ...

By Brian Fox | October 01, 2020
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Dream Nails Captures Their Feminist Activism in a Blistering Pop-Punk Debut

Dream Nails’ self-titled debut album is a pop punk party full of lyrics showing their unapologetic activism. Say y...

By Brian Fox | September 12, 2020
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Imploding The Mirage: The Killers on Caution, Control, and Cultivating Your Own Path

On August 21st, Las Vegas trio The Killers returned with all the flair and fireworks the world needed from them at the m...

By Harper Beattie | September 07, 2020