MUSIC REVIEWS

Bloom’s Taxonomy – Foley Age (LP) 

Simmering beneath the surface in a fuzzy hue, we discover the outlandish melodic tones that will serve as the centerpiece for “Tumbleweed Tornado,” one of the ten tracks to be heard on Bloom’s Taxonomy’s Foley Age this late winter season. Though the structure of the song quickly lends itself over to synthesized …

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Hazel McQuade – It Ain’t Me (SINGLE)

Your mama is your mama, but your daddy ain’t me, croons rising country star Hazel McQuade with experienced fervor. His voice wavers with an appropriate intensity but never reaches a crescendo that insults the other musical elements of the track. Like many artists stepping into the limelight during the post …

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Jenson David Releases Two New Singles

Jenson David is amongst a rising number of entertainers in the independent music sector officially having a moment. Ironically thanks to the pandemic, everything has turned digital – a playing field that has yet to equal the unevenness of the typical entertainment circulatory hierarchies. Aside from those achieving fame and …

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“From Me to You” (SINGLE) by Mark Newman

In his new single, a cover of Janis Ian’s “From Me to You,” Mark Newman dives surprisingly deep into previously unexplored layers of his own artistry through the lens of a classic songstress. The results of this experiment? Some of the more relevant and pointedly self-aware melodic statements I’ve heard …

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“Stay (Robot Mix)” – Snuttock

If you keep up with the American underground, you’re probably already aware that synthpop’s big comeback has been well under way for the last few years, and the success of duos like Snuttock is perhaps exemplary of this fact. In their latest single “Stay (Robot Mix),” Snuttock continue to expand …

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War Panties Drops Two New Singles

Lost in a flurry of colors in “Creaky Crooked Woman” or wandering through bucolic fields in “Delaware Cornfields,” War Panties don’t look like musicians uncomfortable with being themselves in every situation. There’s an honesty to their loose style of symbolism in the lyrics of these two singles and the music …

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Shadow Puppet Theatre – “SETIA” (Single/Video)

No matter the language you speak, the poetic value of the new single “SETIA” by Shadow Puppet Theatre is indisputable from most every angle – and the manner of its delivery is the biggest reason why. “SETIA” sees Shadow Puppet Theatre touching on the concept of less is more without …

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DICI Releases EP

It’s a refreshing occurrence, when the music industry shows the ability to still surprise you. Occasionally, an artist arrives who is so stupendously idiosyncratic and animated, that it restores your faith in originality. Now, it’s too premature to say that young Italian rapper, Dici is leading the charge to a …

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Greye – “I Don’t Mind” (SINGLE)

The rock gods of 2021 immediately grace us with the release of Greye’s “I Don’t Mind.” Written back in April early on in the midst of quarantine, front-woman Hannah Summer wisely avoids any direct reference to the ongoing pandemic, in favor of crafting something that can obviously be applied to …

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