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Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere

Words: David Appelt I will admit that I was late to the game on Thrice. They’ve had a number of albums through the years that many people have routinely called trendsetters. I would even venture to say that most young indie bands have been inspired by either Thrice or As Cities Burn, and you can tell. And finally – ...

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Pale Grey Lore – Pale Grey Lore

Words: Ryan Getz Doom psych is not a genre I could believably claim I have any expertise in. That said, Pale Grey Lore's self titled is an enjoyable record. I stored this band in the back of my brain in the "locals with potential" category when I saw these guys perform at Worst Kept Secret Fest at Skate Naked. Their not ...

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Flint Eastwood – Small Victories

Flint Eastwood's EP Small Victories can be summed up in one word: fierce. Jax Anderson, who introduces herself as "Flint Eastwood" onstage rather than just the member of the entity, is indeed fierce and full of attitude. The song "Oblivious" from the EP is the most immediately catchy one, and after seeing Flint live I ...

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Silent Planet – Everything Was Sound

Words: Ryan Getz Silent Planet is special. It would be easy to label these guys a Solid State metalcore band and consider it done. Yet, to do so would be doing this band a vast disservice. Each song's lyrics are annotated and could take up five hundred words or more of digging just to explore the layers behind one ...

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Zealyn – Limbic System

Words: Ryan Getz A few days ago I shared a vine on the Tuned Up page poking fun at the style of indie singers like Halsey, Joanna Newsom, and the like. Zealyn could very well be on this list too, but doesn't constrain herself to the stereotype. You might be able to thank Aaron Marsh's involvement with the Limbic System ...

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Band of Horses – Why Are You OK

Words: Ryan Getz With a name like "Band of Horses," is it any surprise that this band is putting out steady alternative rock with faint Americana influences? Why Are You OK oddly reflects my mood as I write about the record on this warm Sunday afternoon. The outside temperature is warm and pleasant - sunny but not ...

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Electro Cult Circus – I Wanna Know (I Don’t Wanna Know)

Alright folks, time to be real. If you are perturbed by my initial thoughts, keep reading please! When I first experienced Electro Cult Circus, they weren't exactly my cup of tea. This conservative white guy with a suburban background doesn't really gravitate toward burlesque enhanced things by default, and my experience ...