MUSIC REVIEWS

The Danbees release The Veggie Tapes (EP)

by Mark Druery INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thedanbees This hasn’t been the best or most intriguing year for rock bands on the indie or established level, but New York’s The Danbees have never been one to follow a trend. In their new EP The Veggie Tapes, the Empire State four piece comes undone beneath …

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Paul Jacks releases Defractor

Paul Jacks wasn’t content to simply recycle the cosmetics and engineering of the underground sensation Smile Ease, with whom he has served as the frontman for the last eleven years, in his new solo album Defractor. Inside of eight boldly appointed songs that tie into each other both sonically and lyrically, …

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Madelyn Victoria’s new single “Right Here With You”

URL: https://madelyn-victoria.com/ They say that everything’s bigger in Texas, and in The Lone Star State’s native daughter (and ascending country star) Madelyn Victoria’s new single “Right Here With You,” as much could be said about her enormous melodies, which come to us in rousing full color stereo sound. Victoria has …

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Stephen Winston releases Unresolved LP

Stephen Winston’s Unresolved features nine songs that, unfortunately for Winston, required a great deal of personal trial to produce. The story behind Unresolved is well worth looking into if you love the album as much as I do, but the songs are what we are here for. The fifth album …

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Steve Bonham and The Long Road release new Single

With a bluesy twang, “The Girl With the Rattlesnake Heart” slithers into existence, supply appointed with a folkie vibrato but teeming with rock n’ roll grit just beneath the surface. The latest single from Steve Bonham and the Long Road isn’t your typical pop fodder – in fact, quite the …

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Xuan is Having Some Fun

A pulsating bassline ushers us into Xuan’s new album Have Some Fun shortly after we enter “Not the Man,” a groove-laden, bittersweet pop tune with a suffocating polish that makes its melody effervescent. Xuan wanders through the lyrics with supreme attentiveness; the words chase after the harmonies in the bassline while the …

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Bill Abernathy Crosses Willow Creek

A hollow groove is filled with colorful harmonious guitar play as we sink into the plush melodies of Crossing Willow Creek’s opening track “Can’t Go Back.” Bill Abernathy’s latest record doesn’t waste any time laying out a gentle jam before our ears and captivating us with its complex beat, which struts …

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Skyfactor’s A Thousand Sounds

URL: http://www.skyfactormusic.com/ Music doesn’t have to be overdriven with indulgent distortion to rock hard, and rarely has that statement been more applicable to an album than it is in Skyfactor’s A Thousand Sounds. Acoustic guitars take on hard rock rhythms in the eleven song masterpiece, which boasts a sharply refined mix …

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