MUSIC REVIEWS

LowRay – Friends and the Fakers

YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GPSP5N2XRk The muscular riff that introduces us to the eponymous first track of Friends and the Fakers doesn’t waste a second before nudging all who press play on indie rockers LowRay’s debut album into the searing heat of the pair’s decadent sound. Mechanically stretching our palates out right alongside its …

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Labán’s “Dueños de Aquí”

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/elbuenlaban Labán’s “Dueños de Aquí” is just the first single from his forthcoming album Todos Somos Dueños de Aquí, but it could be the Mexican R&B artist’s best choice to establish a name for himself in the explosive North American urban pop scene. “Dueños de Aquí” fuses together a diverse …

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Sarah Parker releases Strawberry Moon

URL: https://sarahparkermusic.com/ Sarah Parker’s album Strawberry Moon rates as a family affair of the best sort. Produced by husband and respected singer/songwriter/musician Robert Parker, Sarah Parker proves her mettle as a singer and songwriter alike with this release but goes a step further with her wholehearted embrace of traditional country sounds. The …

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Kazyak – Reflection

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kazyaking/ Describing their music as essentially folk songs with modern influences seeping into work, Kazyak is led by singer/songwriter Peter Frey and their first full length studio release Reflection solidifies their standing as one of the most promising acts in recent memory. They are based in Minnesota’s Twin Cities area and …

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Emma DeCorsey releases The Dream (EP)

Emma DeCorsey releases The Dream (EP) BANDCAMP: https://iamthepolisharmy.bandcamp.com/album/the-dream A colorful, echoing guitar lick segues into a throttling, bottom-heavy march in “Gold,” the introductory track in Emma DeCorsey’s solo EP The Dream. Studded with a fiery groove that is tempered under DeCorsey’s melodic growl, “Gold” pendulously struts through a mess of distortion …

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The Blackmail Seduction release follow-up LP

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackmailSeduction/ This is confident, strutting music not afraid to pursue its own ends and blissfully dismissive of any modern tradition. The Blackmail Seduction’s new release The Blackmail Seduction II doesn’t treat rock music like a butterfly pinned under glass however; instead, the songs discussed here are among the most stunning re-inventions …

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Jim Clements – A Failure

URL: https://www.jimclementsmusic.com/ Life is an unpredictable rollercoaster ride, but amidst all of the discord that it renders one consistent element that’s always there for us is music. When we’ve had a hard day, there’s a song to make us feel better. When we’re faced with an important decision that we …

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Don Babylon release Foul!

URL: http://donbabylon.com/ The ten songs on Don Babylon’s new album Foul! are unapologetically autobiographical, but it doesn’t prove to be any sort of impediment towards listeners finding their way into this release. Aubrey Neeley’s songwriting finds a way to make even the experience of playing in a rock band universal to his …

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Patiently Awaiting the Meteorite release LP

URL: http://patientlyawaitingthemeteorite.band/ For those of us who live for progressive music that dexterously pushes us to reexamine the structure of sound and artistry itself, Canadian rockers Patiently Awaiting the Meteorite have gifted us an album for the ages in Canyon Diablo, their spellbinding debut LP out everywhere this year. PATM invoke …

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Deep in the Water LP by Gary Douglas Band

URL: http://www.garydouglasband.com/ The single “River Road” is what got me hooked on the Gary Douglas Band, and the album from which it was spawned, Deep in the Water. Deep in the Water might as well be a greatest hits disc encapsulating every great country song that should have been released between 2008 and …

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