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Tuned Up Special: exclusive premiere of Kid Runner’s “Thinking Out Loud”

[photo credit - Kara Smarsh Photography] Since I saw Kid Runner play alongside tropical shoegaze band Ex Cops a year and a half ago, they've been a band to watch for me. After releasing an EP and having a single get picked up by ESPN, the indie pop band is ready to show the world they mean business ...

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Vök – Tension

I don't know what Vök means, but I know that they're a cool band and that I'd really like to visit their home country of Iceland soon. To call Vök a dream pop or chill wave band alone would be doing them a vast disservice. Although they certainly do fit the description. A distinct downtempo vibe ...

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When your blog gets a request from Nickelback’s PR…

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYnuSsM7tRw[/youtube] You know this blog has made it. Why? We're publishing this article in response to a request from Nickelback's publicity. Really. We got a press release from their label to announce the release of "Edge of a Revolution." To commemorate, we ...

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Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love

By Jack Lynch Even from the first track, you wouldn’t know Iceage’s newest album is an Iceage album.  In fact, you wouldn’t know from any track on the band’s third LP that it’s an Iceage record, and yet, Plowing Into The Field of Love is an artistic, crushing, intelligent album that ...

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Spirit And The Bride – With Eyes & Ears To See & Hear

Spirit-filled Hardcore is one of those terms that I feel gets tossed around a lot. I first heard the term maybe back in 2008 when I started listening to bands like For Today and Sleeping Giant. Now it is nothing like that, like a lot of genres it has lost its relevance I feel. There are a few bands that ...

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Bummers – self-titled

There are great live bands, and there are bands that gives you a new appreciation for their sound when the album finally releases. Bummers does both. I've always been on board with Bummers' live experience. Musically they have been somewhat of a grower for me. After all, reverb laden surf rock is ...

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For All I Am – No Home

Melodic metalcore outfit For All I Am have been hard at work since their inception in 2011, the year when they also released an EP entitled Lonewolf on their own attracting the attention of Equal Vision Records.  The Albany, NY record label released the band's first Full Length Album Skinwalker in ...