Béisbol - Lo-Fi Cocaine

Béisbol – Lo-Fi Cocaine

Released: June 25, 2013 Label: Badcopbadcop Joining this summer’s throwback soundtrack is Portland’s Béisbol, making their glittering full-length debut with their album Lo-Fi Cocaine. Former SoCal brother’s Jeff and Ryan Burian have procured a variety of pop-soaked, summer-ready sounds that imitate the title of their latest release by being retro and addictive. Reverb-filled sounds similar…

Owen – L’Ami du Peuple

Owen – L’Ami du Peuple

Released: July 2nd, 2013 Label: Polyvinyl Website: http://owenmusic.com/ Mike Kinsella is one of the finest instrumental craftsmen of our time, and he has nearly twenty years of recordings to prove it. He got his start in the early 90’s as the drummer for the influential emo band Cap’n Jazz, nimbly guiding the band through their…

The Weeks - Dear Bo Jackson

The Weeks – Dear Bo Jackson

Released: April 30, 2013 Label: Serpents And Snakes Records This album calls for a lot of shoulder dancing. Listening to it, I feel like I’m in the middle of Jackson, Mississippi. The boys have added a lot more of a Southern twang to this album, while still sticking to their alternative rock roots. I can…

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Other Side Drive in Reverse: SXSW Edition pt.2

“On the Hills Like Elephants sophomore effort, Feral Flocks, San Diego indie soul stalwarts grow from a solo project of keyboard… crooner Sean Davenport into a full five-piece band.” Hills Like Elephants by: Halie Davis “You will dance all night, make out, and get a parking ticket the next morning, ‘cause it was street sweeping day.…

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Music Review: The Trouble With Templeton – Six Months In A Cast EP

Released: Febuary 2013 Label: Unsigned/Independant Website: thetroublewithtempleton.com Thomas Calder’s moniker The Trouble With Templeton has grown from a solo act, a duo, a trio, to now a five-piece that has just released a five track EP Six Months In A Cast. The Australian folk band is still spearheaded by Thomas’ melodic acoustic guitar playing, and…

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Music Review: The Mazloom Empire – The Mazloom Empire

When I first heard this album, I thought it was decent. It was catchy and the vocalist had a great voice. It made for a good Indie-Pop album. The more I listened to it during my workouts, my walks to campus and my long drives home, I couldn’t stop playing The Mazloom Empire. The vocals are so good, blending perfectly with the melody and singing the truth of every girl into the mic. Being a woman, I relate to the lyrics and I feel the emotions of the words, as any woman who has ever been in a relationship can. “Crystal Chandelier” is my favorite, adequately describing how neglected and lonely a girl can feel when with the wrong guy.

City Society

Music Review: City Society – City Society

Releases: May 15, 2013 Website:www.citysocietymusic.com City Society is a mixture of electronic, alternative, and pop from songwriter  based out of New York. He records in his own studio and in many others around New York City; he uses retro keyboards and guitars along with his smooth voice. The hit single “Riot Bloom “was released on…