MUSIC REVIEWS

Whitebeard “Paris” (single)

At once decadent and conservative in tone, a guitar’s brittle melody paints the opening bars of Whitebeard’s new single “Paris” in melancholic blue, only to counter them with a blustery countrified swing a couple of stanzas later in the chorus. They’re devoid of virtuosity, but the strings full of as …

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Brian Cottrill – Through the Keyhole

YOU TUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0FLNYDGheI Brian Cottrill understands the value of an attention grabbing opener. “Remember My Name” is built around acoustic guitar, vocals, and harmonica, but it bubbles with the energy of a full rock band at work as Cottrill throws himself headlong into the performance with instrumental talents and …

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A Picture Made – Heal (LP)

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/a_picture_made/ The axiom “a long time coming” is oftentimes used but perhaps no more appropriate than in the case of the vision of A Picture Made. Birthed in the early 80s, the foursome boasting friends and musical cohorts from Kansas and Missouri came together and joined their creative powers …

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Kingdom of Birds release Glitz (EP)

2019 has produced a mixed bag of results so far, and following with that trend, Kingdom of Birds’ new EP Glitz mashes together a similarly eclectic collection of studs and duds this spring. In songs like “Your Friends,” we experience Kingdom of Birds at their most reserved, but more importantly, their most …

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Drake Jensen – Talk Me Down

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/50vBpQeIQqm2c3iLor6B3N  Canadian born Drake Jensen has a handful of studio albums to his credit and his latest single “Talk Me Down” shows the signs of continuing growth we hope to hear from talented artists and songwriters. This new single is culled from his latest album, 2019’s Sideshow, and while it …

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Victor Pedro – Call Me I Need Ya

Nigerian Afrobeat/R&B performer and songwriter Victor Pedro draws from a variety of influences for his unique brand of pop music like Chris Brown, UB40, Wizkid, and others. Based out of South Africa, Pedro has experienced considerable success since his 2013 debut, but Pedro has blazed a trail towards global recognition …

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