MUSIC REVIEWS

Banjo Player’s Blues (LP) by High Fidelity

On the back of a blushing fiddle’s leading melody, listeners are prone to getting lost in the strut of “The Picture on the Wall” right out of the gate when examining the new album from High Fidelity, Banjo Player’s Blues. Though not the firecracker of an instrumental that “Turkey in the …

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Tim Brandt’s Long Walk Home (LP)

New York City never ceases to possess some of the most interesting and exciting musical artists. For a city thriving with all sounds and all genres, one singer/songwriter just on the outskirts of NYC is slowing things down and keeping things trim. Tim Brandt’s Long Walk Home, is an Americana, …

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Facial Recognition Technology (SINGLE) by Lily Vakili Band

In her latest single, “Facial Recognition Technology,” Lily Vakili and her eponymous band deliver what could be their most angst-ridden, lyric-driven tracks to date. At a little over three and a half minutes in total length, “Facial Recognition Technology” doesn’t appear on the surface to be the most ambitious indie …

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Ilyah releases new Single/Video

Though they’re not the typical flash point of warmth in a pop song, the synths that find their way into the mix of “Habibi,” the new single from acclaimed pop singer Ilyah, are undeniably one of the most sizzling components in the whole of the track. Whether encountered in the …

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Webster’s Wheel release debut LP

In Rest My Weary I’s, the new album from Alabaman folk duo Webster’s Wheel, folkies and fans of simplistic melodicism everywhere are almost certain to find solace amidst our stormy modern times this spring. 2020 has admittedly been a bit of a hit or miss year among independent artists, especially in …

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Pollywog (LP) by Singer/Songwriter Phil Norby

Americana typically experiences waves of respect from independent artists around the world, and more often than not, from some pretty surprising places in the pop music lexicon indeed. Take Phil Norby for instance; Norby is everything than an alternative pop/rock singer and songwriter should be in 2020. He has the …

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Tom Tikka and the Missing Hubcaps’ Working Class Voodoo (EP)

Tom Tikka and the Missing Hubcaps’ EP Working Class Voodoo is an unexpected development in the career trajectory of Finnish singer/songwriter/musician Tom Tikka. The three song collection provides listeners with an unique take on the singular songwriting talent that helped make the now defunct Carmen Gray and his other project The Impersonators …

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Whitebeard “Dream of Me” (SINGLE)

Swinging as hard as some kind of heavenly pendulum, Whitebeard wastes no time in hypnotizing us with a lush rhythm as his new single “Dream of Me” begins to fill the air around us. There’s a sense of ease that comes pouring out of the speakers in the moments that …

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Heartour Releases 5th Album “R U In”

“Brain” opens Heartour’s fifth album R U In and, based on its vigorous nature, it comes off as a statement of purpose for the project’s new release. Heartour’s musical identity leans heavily on a varied electronic sound; some may decry the limits of electronic music, but Jason Young’s songwriting shows that such …

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