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Dugo – Lingua Franca

“Dugo is my life’s work. I think many of the people who purchased this album are video game music fans, and you can indeed find some affinity between my work...


Sterile Jets – No Gods No Loss

“Sonic Youth fucked the Velvet Underground and had an unruly Black Flag baby”, and the result is apparently the Sterile Jets. Self descriptions are always fun to come across, but are...


Ryan Summers – F51.01

“My interest in ambient music grew after struggling with insomnia for several years.  It helped keep my brain occupied on the nights when I couldn’t sleep.  Only certain ambient music...


The Psyatics – Famous Monsters

This is a sweet album… and almost in the way that some of it sounds a lot like the band Sweet. But make no mistake, The Psyatics really do have a...


Andrew Goldring – Cosmic Dance

Going out on his own last year, after fronting several bands, Andrew Goldring has ventured forth into the void, riding smooth bass lines, surrounded by ambient filler, while performing hauntingly...


Justin Allen and the Well Shots – White Oak & Kerosene

This whisky drinkin’ (sorry, we don’t put an ‘e’ in whisky up here), hard-livin’, country singin’ Justin Allen, and his new band, the Well Shots, just released their debut EP...


Tom Woodward – Beautiful Shadows

Tom Woodward has really got a mouthful of meaningful, and heartfelt lyrics that reflect the beauty and misery of our reality; our brief spark of consciousness that we can’t hold...


GEA – Pink

GEA, a native of Finland, and life-long musician, is releasing a debut EP called ‘Pink‘… and it is beautiful, and haunting. Wishing so much that I could share the EP...


MYFEVER – Golden

“This is burn-worthy music. Theft-worthy music.” This is according to the likely self-written bio of MYFEVER, and while they’d rather not be relegated to a mere comparison to a specific genre,...


Edward & Graham – Menomonee Road

First and foremost, this new single from Edward & Graham is undeniably fantastic. Menomonee Road is a hard-hitting, heart-thumping, technical-Americana-meets-metal sort of tune. That might sound a tad on the ridiculous side,...


Saint Mars – Ocean Blues

Saint Mars is perhaps the greatest up and coming alternative rock band to come out of the U.K. for some time (one might say even out of the whole European...


Guy Grogan – Glitter In The Gears

  Now ten albums into his solo music career, Guy Grogan has dropped, just the at close of 2016, Glitter In The Gears… and interesting melange of musical influence and taste....


Jared KF Jones – Turn Up The World

Wow! This brand new single is by no means in the wheelhouse of music I listen to very often, if at all, but it is exactly what I would expect...


All Is Fused – Of The Musical

Award-winning bassist Jon Torres presents an All Is Fused jazz production called Of The Musical. Why we need to have a billing on the album like the theatre productions of old, I’ve no...


Echo Texture – Inter-Sting

Here we are, yet again, with that most interesting of new genres, so-called “Shoegaze” music. Previously in the form of Astral Cloud Ashes, this Shoegaze music is pumped out today by...


Greg and the Granules – Answer to Influence

Greg Maechling, from the So Cal psych/surf-rock scene has come out with one hell of a change in pace with his new EP Answer to Influence, under the guise of Greg and...


Astral Cloud Ashes – Too Close to the Noise Floor

Well, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of alternative space rock. What confuses this journalist is just what the hell ‘Shoegaze’ music is. I know there are many genres of...


Von Konow – Lieder

What do you get when you take David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, Falco, Ultravox, Tears for Fears, and Devo, throw them into a heap, mash them all together, and...


Marty McKay – New York City Dreams

Coming up this February 24th, out of Zurich, Switzerland, from hip hop DJ to alternative rocker, Marty McKay will be dropping his second studio album: New York City Dreams. This dark,...


Luxury Mane – Lux Runnin Out

If you’ve ‘Got A Need‘ for some experimental space rock from Florida by ‘The Bay‘ area in St. Petersburg, then look no further: Luxury Mane is to the rescue. These...