MUSIC REVIEWS

Illuminaut “Self-Titled” (EP)

Illuminaut’s self-titled EP doesn’t start with a lot of fireworks, but instead an insistent beat soon joined by a brittle but undisputedly pristine vocal that comes in strong contrast to its instrumental backdrop. Blaze Powers is owning the verses with a delicate command in “The Grey,” but her counterpart in …

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Wildfire “Like Home” (feat. Honey County) (SINGLE)

“Like Home” is the new standout single from Houston’s power duo, Wild Fire. Capitalizing on a universal theme, and honing in their fantastic harmonies, this sister team continues to dazzle the country pop scene with their talents. Comprised of Kelli and Kayla Iutzwig, Wild Fire has the hopelessly unfair advantage …

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Chad Bushnell “Outa Style” (SINGLE)

Chad Bushnell got more than he bargained for when he and his lady love took a break. That break turned into a long, larger than Texas time off. “Outa Style” is a fun, upbeat country rocker with loads of melodic changeups, gregarious lyrical style and some perfectly-placed steel pedal. Bushnell …

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Go to Space Die “Red Air Don’t Care” (LP)

Dagan Thogerson’s nearly two-decade run as drummer for indie rock vets Murder By Death isn’t enough for the talented musician. He’s found another outlet for his restless creativity with the instrumental project Go to Space Die and the eight-track debut Red Air Don’t Care. He’s written vigorous progressive rock composition for …

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Little Muddy “Chain Link” (LP)

When it comes to music production, most artists confide such lofty aspirations to someone other than themselves. Certainly, the act of writing the music is half the battle, maybe more, but without a great audio engineer on your side, your words may as well be coming out of a tin …

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Mary Broadcast “Panic” (EP) 

Presented with a springy beat that ironically contrasts with the hesitant lyrics it frames, “Sing It” might be the most radio-ready song in the tracklist of Mary Broadcast’s new EP Panic, but it’s far from the most expressive. In terms of vulnerability, this concept record offers us what could be Broadcast’s …

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