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Not our fault if you avoid these singles…

Jonathan Hape - "Is Mine Fault?": Does Jonathan Hape ever slow down? The answer is no. I may be way off base here, but the band that comes to mind when I hear this song is Depeche Mode - specifically the song "Dream On," which I recall seeing on VH1 as a kid while on vacation in Florida (a very odd ...

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Doomtree – All Hands

By Sarah Howard The Minneapolis hip hop collective, Doomtree does it again. After a long wait since their last record No Kings that released in 2011, the crew went back to the cabin and came out with another phenomenal album, All Hands. If you’re unfamiliar with Doomtree, the crew is made up of: ...

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Mystery Skulls – Forever

Mystery Skulls is a band ready to swim with the big fish, yet is still flying under the radar for some reason. I have a theory (which I'll address later) but for now I'm here to make an introduction and tell you a bit about their album Forever. The band, founded in 2011, likes to keep things ...

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New loud and proud Ohio rock

Glassbodies - When you see that a band is influenced by Circa Survive, Thrice, and As Cities Burn you take notice. We introduce to you Glassbodies from Columbus, OH. Their singer's vocals sound very similar to Micah from So Long Forgotten (if you don't know them, look them up). The song just has an ...

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NPR Tiny Desk submissions – Tuned Up favorites (first entry)

NPR is having a contest in which the winner will be flown out to their studios to film one of their famous Tiny Desk concerts. These sessions are known for forcing known and unknown bands alike to strip down their sound into its rawest form. Bands and artists all over the US are flooding the internet ...

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Until the Ribbon Breaks – A Lesson Unlearnt

Until the Ribbon Breaks was recommended to me by my good friend Jeremiah (of the band OceanSpeak) during a late night geek out session over various jams. Until the Ribbon Breaks has a whole bunch of stuff going on and all of it is very, very cool. I read a concert review of their show with Run the ...

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Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love

It’s been almost 9 years since Sleater-Kinney went on hiatus. The trio had spent over a decade as the ever-evolving face of the riot grrrl scene; remaining faithful to their punk roots while simultaneously dabbling in indie rock. Their fan base had grown exponentially, and their latest record, The ...