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Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind

Sometimes, the best thing to do is simplify everything. While gimmicks can be beneficial, there’s something to be said about ditching them and getting back to the basics. Such is the case with London-based indie rock megastars Mumford & Sons. After two full-lengths and several years of embracing the “folk” label ...

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Other Lives – Rituals

Ever hear a record so gorgeous it takes your breath away? Pardon the cliche. I'm not sure if my breath has ever literally been taken away by something beautiful. But I know when something is worthy of actually having a cliche attached to it, as opposed to how most people flippantly toss these phrases here and ...

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Come and Rest – Blacklist

Ever since the release of their 2013 debut Royal Blood, Atlanta natives Come and Rest have been on the rise, and now the metalcore quartet is back and better than ever with their sophomore EP. Blacklist opens with the fierce “Millenials,” a crushing track that sounds like a hybrid of Gideon and Beartooth. The sung ...

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Playing to Vapors – A Glitch in a Void

The EP is deceptively mellow at first, but later explodes in your face. Then you realize it was exploding all along. You just weren't paying attention at first. Or rather, you were so overwhelmed by the unexpected vibes that you overlooked what's right under your nose. This is my story in relation to this EP. Having ...

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Writing Classically in the Now – A review of Chambers by Chilly Gonzale

For many, Chilly Gonzales came into their consciousness with the release of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories or perhaps a little earlier with a 2010 Apple commercial. The fact is, this Canadian piano powerhouse has been around for a long time, collaborating with artists ranging from Feist to the Berlin based, puppet ...

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Beans On Toast – The Grand Scheme Of Things

Beans on Toast is the folk project of Jay MacCallister a British folk singer from Essex. This latest release, “The Grand Scheme of Things” is his sixth full length since 2009. So if you stop and think about it, this man has released an album every year for 6 years. That is just one of many things about this musician that ...

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December In Red – The Way Out

Hailing from a rich music scene known for its ties to grunge and the 1990s alt.-rock explosion, up and coming hard rockers December In Red are looking to prove that they can succeed just like those that went before them. However, they play a form of music distinctly different from their stylistic Seattle counterparts. The ...