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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. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

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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Mooney Suzuki's live act reminds what rock can be


Charles Martin June 21st, 2007

New York's The Mooney Suzuki roars with high-energy, British-Invasion attitude " a hefty dose of The Kinks and The Rolling Stones with light brushes of contrasting acoustic roots. Th...

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New York's The Mooney Suzuki roars with high-energy, British-Invasion attitude " a hefty dose of The Kinks and The Rolling Stones with light brushes of contrasting acoustic roots.

The key to a great show, front man Sammy James Jr. said, is to live in the moment.

"You can't preplan it out," he said. "You might be at soundcheck, you'll look at something and say, 'It'd be cool to climb up that,' then you try it out and it's too wobbly. Then, you're playing the show and you find yourself climbing up it and hanging upside down."

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James pines for the time when artists like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles could release three albums in a year, and the songs they were singing onstage were only a couple months old, rather than a couple years. But James hopes and doubts the system will be in place much longer with bands able to make singles immediately accessible via the Internet.

"No one that I know is making money off record sales unless they're on a major (label)," he said. "A format of 11-12 songs in 45 minutes is completely arbitrary if no one is buying them." "Charles Martin

 
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