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Power Pyramid - The God Drums

Power Pyramid doesn’t have much patience for nonsense. That appears to be the takeaway from the Oklahoma City quintet’s last 10 months, which brought The God Drums in September, the Insomnia EP in January and its latest, self-titled effort in July.

07/29/2014 | Comments 0

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
 

Magnificent seven


More free tunes for you to love

By Stephen Carradini March 24th, 2011
wewerethestates

 It’s been a while since I dropped any MP3s on here, so I’ve got a larger-than-usual amount stacked up. Enjoy.

1.    “Tokyo” — California Wives. Four dudes, for whatever reason, play crisp pop with just enough dreaminess.
2.    “Cannons” — Little Scream. Epic-leaning, female-fronted indie rock.
3.    “Bitter Suite (Fear)” — Anti-Social Music. A chamber quartet, a guitarist, a female vocalist and a whole lot of confidence to pull it off.
4.    “Easy Peasy” — Ponytail. More happy prog rock!
5.    “Random Words” — Some Community. Charming Brazilian indie pop with attitude.
6.    “Hot Waves” — We Were the States. Raise your fist and/or your beer, and sing along to this. It’s like The National, only amped up. (pictured)
7.    “Begs Me Not to Beg” — Brass Bed. The Beatles plus more distorted guitars.

 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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