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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

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Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
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Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
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Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Flickerstick's live act proves VH1 victory was well-deserved


Graham Lee Brewer April 26th, 2007

Texas rock act Flickerstick won VH1's reality show "Bands on the Run," getting a deal with Epic Records. But with newfound stardom came a stigma: being scoffed at for getting signed with...

Flickerstick

Texas rock act Flickerstick won VH1's reality show "Bands on the Run," getting a deal with Epic Records. But with newfound stardom came a stigma: being scoffed at for getting signed without putting in the hard work most musicians have to in order to get discovered.

The truth is, the members made a name for themselves all on their own.

"We were playing shows on the weekends and working day jobs for four years before VH1 came along," lead vocalist and guitarist Brandin Lea said. "It wasn't uncommon to have a few hundred people show up to a Texas show."

But television rewards over-the-top drama " which can be frustrating when a band just wants to share its music.

"We knew it was going to be that way, but we didn't expect how right we were," Lea said. "But we always figured out a way to keep our eye on the prize, play good shows and sell records."

NEW LIVE ALBUM
Now, six years, four lineup changes and three albums later, Flickerstick recently invited a couple hundred fans to join them in Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta for a live recording session.

The resulting two-day set turned into its latest album, "Live from Atlanta: Two Nights at the Tree Sound Studios."

"We just like how we sound in a live setting," Lea said. "We had the option to play two nights and record them while we were in between albums, so we took it. We ended up really enjoying it." "Graham Lee Brewer

 
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