of Judith – “Dying Well”

of Judith – “Dying Well”

“Dying Well” is an incredibly dynamic new track from Swedish outfit of Judith, proclaimed to be forerunners of “fringe punk,” a burgeoning genre characterized by an assertive blend of rock, punk and indie elements. The track just barely exceeds 2 minutes, but it...
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standards – “astrology”

standards – “astrology”

On their new track “astrology,” Los Angeles-based duo standards lay down their stake as a new hope for the overlooked genre of math rock pioneered by groups like Slint. The entirely instrumental tune is a textbook example of intricate musicianship. It doubles...
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An Horse – “Get Out Somehow”

An Horse – “Get Out Somehow”

“Get Out Homehow” gallops out of the starting gates like a prize-winning stallion, making the name of the Australian duo responsible that much more fitting. The song chugs along like a charged-up selection from Sleater-Kinney’s eminent back catalog, as it presents a...
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Alfred Hall – “Since I Saw You”

Alfred Hall – “Since I Saw You”

“Since I Saw You” is, with certainty, a danceable treasure from Norwegian pop twosome Alfred Hall. The track gets going right from the start, employing a funky rhythm that hits a perfect middle ground between leisurely and energetic. The chorus, accentuating a reunion...
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The Tins – “Sundried Mind”

The Tins – “Sundried Mind”

“Sundried Mind,” a recently released track from Binghamton-hailing, Buffalo-centered rockers The Tins, commences with some guitar sliding and noodling that sets a majestic tone. This short intro carries over to a catchy and light yet full-sounding melody. Like the...
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Hit Bargain – “Hell Is Real”

Hit Bargain – “Hell Is Real”

Los Angeles punk rockers Hit Bargain’s “Hell Is Real” comes at you with breakneck speed and its power in full bloom. The guitar line running through the track is remarkably catchy, while every other role being played here is fulfilled to unflinching, magnificent...
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okaywill – “pretend”

okaywill – “pretend”

okaywill’s new track “pretend” is certifiably a choice cut. The tune balances its heaviness instrumentally, brought on by popping drums and penetrating bass, with a gentle, angelic vocal presence. Listen to “pretend” below:
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Iain Belcher – “Becomes Us”

Iain Belcher – “Becomes Us”

Iain Belcher creates a wave of relaxation with the down-to-earth alternative rock glory of “Becomes Us.” Shades of Real Estate and Modest Mouse abounding, the song is perfect for a warm-weather hangout. The lyrics fit the mood, acting as abstract visions and phrases...
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Julien Earle – “The Ones”

Julien Earle – “The Ones”

Julien Earle, an up-and-coming house producer from Washington, D.C., has recently let the public in on a new tune entitled “The Ones.” The song sustains an effervescent vibe despite lyrics of heartbreak and hatred. Chopped-up and pitch-altered vocal samples run in...
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Tonight: Beams

Tonight: Beams

Tonight Canadian rockers Beams will pack a punch for their show at Mohawk Place. Fresh off the release of their second full-length album Teach Me to Love, the Toronto group has polished up an energy-laden sound best described as psychedelic rock mixed with indie folk...
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Tonight: The Mountain Goats

Tonight: The Mountain Goats

Tonight Californian indie veterans The Mountain Goats will be performing in Asbury Hall at Babeville, located on 341 Delaware Ave. The Mountain Goats will certainly come fully equipped with their emotionally resonating, catchy-as-all-get-out melodies and brilliant,...
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Mr. Husband – “DREAMDRIVER”

Mr. Husband – “DREAMDRIVER”

“DREAMDRIVER” by Mr. Husband, the project led by Maryland songwriter Kenny Tompkins, is a crisp, melodic and affecting tune marked with subtle bits of wistfulness. The track was recorded during a 5-hour live-in-studio session on the day of Tom Petty’s passing, and...
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Frøkedal – “I Don’t Care”

Frøkedal – “I Don’t Care”

“I Don’t Care,” a new song from Norwegian folk-rock singer-songwriter Anne Lise Frøkedal, is surely as splendid and catchy a little ditty as you’ll come across today, as it expounds a pervading sense of innocence and excitement. It shows shades of She & Him in its...
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