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No dust on these new tunes (more single reviews)

Last of the Wildmen - "In the Dust": These guys are keeping the Americana vibe alive and well, yet more and more ditching the folk influence for straightforward rock n' roll. This is a emotional tune with a feel good melody. The thing with Last of the Wildmen is I run out of adjectives to describe their sound - because they ...

Songs that will make you glow – more single reviews

Starling Glow - "We Are Infinite": Undoubtedly this is a very strong, club ready pop song. I prefer this to whatever the latest Katy Perry song is. My only qualm is that the vocals in the chorus are so layered that I can't tell what voice is hers and what belongs to the backing vocals. If top 40 ready, cheery pop with muscle ...

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Our Thoughts on Five Fresh New Tracks in Metal and Alternative

From These Ruins – "Losing Control": From These Ruins is an up and coming metal group from Indiana, and upon hearing their new single, something tells me that they likely won’t be “up and coming” for long. It all starts with an eerie whispering intro, before the quintet dives into the meat of the song. The insanely ...

8 thoughts on 8 tunes. Because we’re hardcore like that.

OneRepublic - "Love Runs Out": This is undoubtedly one of the summer anthems of 2014. A catchy piano sample will get blood pumping for sure. I’ll refrain from making an apologetic pun here (wait...oops). OneRepublic is one band that I will willingly venture into top 40 territory for, and I’m glad I took the risk. The ...

“Don’t get lost in the Westfjords” – more single reviews

Good Knives - “Heart Is Cracked” This UK/American band has the vocals to match the message of this song. “Will someone fix this heart of mine?” the singer pleads. The singing is desperate and somewhat ironically his voice comes close to cracking at several points during the track. This band doesnt quite fit on ...

“Electric singles like knives to make you wiser”

Model Aeroplanes - “Electricity” One commenter on Soundcloud called this band a more mature sounding Two Door Cinema Club. This is ironic considering how young they look! But some ethereal guitars matched with the vocals do draw a rather vague comparison. I’m not in love with the sound, but the band shows promise. If ...

Sorta-kinda randomly selected good tunes, reviewed.

Random Order - “Black Lipstick Kiss” Dont be decieved by the slow buildup of the sensual Black Lipstick Kiss. The jazzy rocker prefers to wait til the latter half to really show off. I felt guilty about wanting to press the “back” icon from the soundcloud page 10 seconds in. The gender of the vocals is ambiguous. I ...