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Bully – Feels Like

Emerging Nashville punk-rock quartet Bully have released one of 2015’s more interesting records so far. After finding some success with a self-titled EP, the band rerecorded tracks for their debut, entitled Feels Like. Many will find the record to be both abrasive and joyful. Some will find it to go by a little too fast. ...

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Jule Vera – Friendly Enemies

Opelika, Alabama’s Jule Vera has barely been around for two years, and yet already, the alternative quartet is making a name for themselves. Set to play every single date of Vans Warped Tour this summer, the Alabama natives look to keep this momentum going with the release of their debut effort, Friendly Enemies. Between ...

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mewithoutYou – Pale Horses (from a first-time listener)

Seven months ago, I wrote on Copeland’s Ixora as my first review for this site. In the opening paragraph I stated my reasoning behind listening to Copeland in the first place; in short, I said that I embraced old trends before they were popular again. Looking back, I realized there was more to this decision than the ...

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Sea Cycles – Ground & Air

Reading this band's description makes me happy right off the bat. Influenced by Yeasayer and M83? Based in Jacksonville, Florida? How can anything but something good emerge from this? I went into this record expecting another run of the mill dream pop project, even though I suspected I'd enjoy it. Psych dream pop is a ...

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Nate Ruess – Grand Romantic

Ah, the blessing and curse that is the solo record. Driven by a desire to create in a different setting than the band the artist is attached to, it offers freedom to create without the limitations of disapproval from other bandmates. This freedom can be expressed in many ways, but naturally I find that it can really be ...

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Coasts – Coasts EP

(by Ryan Getz) Coasts is a band I first heard of a few months ago through my friends in Graceful Closure. They had been offered a spot opening for these dudes at a small venue. They ended up turning the show down due to the proximity, time-wise, to another Graceful Closure show, but the name stuck in my head. Coasts is ...

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Seoul – I Become a Shade

(by Ryan Getz) Seoul is one of those quietly epic groups that I'm sad I didn't find out about until now. Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, this band mixes dream pop with chill wave in a nice concoction that only should ever be listened to in the dark. I recently saw Tycho tour with Beacon and both acts would be perfectly ...