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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.
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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.
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.

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Bears surprised their hooks liked by many listeners


Graham Lee Brewer July 26th, 2007

As a melodic indie-pop band, Bears is a perfect example of music made without any preconceived notions of attention or recognition. Bears has a refreshing and earnest quality to its musi...

Bears

As a melodic indie-pop band, Bears is a perfect example of music made without any preconceived notions of attention or recognition. Bears has a refreshing and earnest quality to its music that truly shows that an album can be a work of art.

"We really didn't have high expectations," front man Charlie McArthur said. "I had planned to move to Chicago to get a job and be there when my girlfriend graduated from college, so we didn't plan to do this project for more than a few months."

Within a year's time, the music project that was started for fun turned into a self-titled full-length album and an EP, "Shortest Day of the Year"; a sizable fan base; and a generous amount of independent media attention.

"It's been kind of mind-blowing that so many people have enjoyed the record, or I should say, so many more people than I had ever expected," McArthur said. "It's really inspiring to talk to people who consider our record to be part of any sort of 'best of' list for the year, and that makes the whole thing seem actually real. It's like, 'Wow... people actually like this stuff. It's not just us!'" "Graham Lee Brewer

 
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