South For Winter // How The Mountain

South For Winter's down home blend of folk and acoustic indie shows the band in a new light on their latest EP, How The Mountain. Following their self titled EP that was released in the beginning of the year, How The Mountain digs deeper, reaches further, and proves that South For Winter are here for the long haul. 


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Cosmic Halitosis // Where Is She?

Welcome to our first installment of Throwback Thursday album reviews! This week, we're coming at you with a release from January of this year from Cosmic Halitosis.

Cosmic Halitosis is a three piece punk rock group from Frederick, MD. According to their “about us” page on Facebook, the band strives to “shave the unnecessary fat of the rock 'n' roll turkey.”

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O'Holy Ghost // TRVTH

O’Holy Ghost, a punk rock indie band hailing from London, are fairly new to the scene and are releasing their debut EP, TRVTH on July 13th. We had the opportunity to listen to their EP in its entirety prior to its release, and I can almost sum up the EP in one sentence: perfect late night noise with heartfelt and truthful lyrics that are sure to resonate with any listener.

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Mayday Parade // Sunnyland

Alternative pop punk band Mayday Parade are back with their newest album, Sunnyland, which was released on June 15th and includes thirteen unique and diverse songs. While a good portion of Sunnyland is the loud and fast paced Mayday Parade we all know and love, quite a few of the songs are slower acoustic ballads. Mayday Parade uses Sunnyland to talk about how not everyone is alone and to also help those with broken hearts mend, while themes of lost or unrequited love is also threaded through the lyrics.

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Mike Legere // Ourselves in Public

Ourselves in Public is the debut solo album from Toronto by way of Nova Scotia based solo artist Mike Legere. When not working on his solo music, Legere performs with the alternative indie group Century Thief, as well as the orchestral folk rock ensemble Places Erupt.

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Marona + Hotel Colors Split

Pensacola based artists Marona and Hotel Colors released a six track split together earlier this month. Marona takes their name from vocalist Nathan's last name, and the bands drummer, Eric Moeller, doubles as solo artist Hotel Colors. This split is well suited for rainy day listening when you're feeling introspective and reserved.  

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A Werewolf Aware Wolf // On Better Days

If you've ever wanted an emo surf rock crossover, you're in luck. If you're just now entertaining that thought and thinking "Why the heck would I want that?" well, my friend, hear me out. A Werewolf Aware Wolf, a four piece based out of Tallahassee, FL, recently released their debut EP, On Better Days. This four track EP removes the rose colored glasses that are so often donned and instead takes a realistic approach to channeling those emotions that you sometimes don't want to entertain, all while mixing elements of indie, alt rock, emo, and, you guessed it, surf rock. 

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Pumpkinseed // Big Believin' Sky

Tennessee based five piece Pumpkinseed have been crafting soul infused rock and roll for the past few years, with their first release having been in 2016. Their latest album, Big Believin' Sky, will be released on June 15 and will be followed by a record release show at The 5 Spot in Nashville on June 20.

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Lottie // Road To Reckoning

Soulful singer-songwriter Lottie is set to release her new album, Road To Reckoning, on May 18, 2018. With clear influences stemming from notable artists like Carole King and Bonnie Raitt, Lottie has developed her own artistic style while paying homage to her Alabama roots.

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Peter Wise // Unattached

Brooklyn based pop artist Peter Wise released a ten track album, Unattached, this past Friday through Villainy Records. Unattached is full of beachy bops with summer time vibes intertwined with classic and modern styles that blend seamlessly. There's an East Coast undertone to Wise's music-- a confident quality of sorts that has no barriers.

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I Feel Fine // Long Distance Celebration

I Feel Fine, an indie punk quartet based out of Brighton, UK, are gearing up to release their debut EP, Long Distance Celebration, on May 4, 2018. This indie punk quartet worked with Lewis Johns (Gnarwolves) and Ryan Schwabe (Modern Baseball) and will be releasing their EP through Failure By Design Records.

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WHALE BONES // ISLAND FIRE

Island Fire, the follow up album to 2015's The Seaside EP, is clean cut and crisp, like an early winter morning. With a polished quality that's consistent throughout, and an instrumental sound that crescendos like an ocean wave, it's surprising to learn that Whale Bones consists of only two full time members, vocalist / guitarist Nathan Kane and drummer Paul Lierman. 

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BRANDI CARLILE // BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU

By The Way, I Forgive You, folk rock singer Brandi Carlile's sixth studio album, is an effortless offering from a master of her craft.

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AMY PETERS // CINEMATIC: SCENE TWO

Cinematic: Scene Two, a 4-track EP by Nashville-based indie pop singer-songwriter Amy Peters, is a perfect sampler box of pop music for the new listener. 

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AWOLNATION // HERE COME THE RUNTS

Here Come the Runts, the latest studio album by alt rock band AWOLNATION, is 3 AM at an underground club with flashing strobe lights and melting eyeliner fading into a morning of baggy sweatshirts, greasy breakfast, and golden sunlight

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Dear Apollo // Volume One

Volume One, the debut EP by duo Dear Apollo -- comprised of Cotee Embry and Mariel Diaz-Carrion (previously of Look Right Penny) -- is a cinematic, musically mature offering that also has a throwback quality to powerful female-fronted bands from the mid 2000's and will make you want to reach for your fingerless gloves and fishnet tights.

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Lemuria // Recreational Hate

Recreational Hate, the fourth full-length album from Buffalo, NY-based pop rock band Lemuria, feels like the soundtrack of an indie movie montage while the two star-crossed lovers travel in opposite directions, all the while being pulled back to each other by some unignorable connection. 

The greatest strength of Recreational Hate is the layering and harmony of the duel vocals, as well as the unique vocal melodies and rhythms that create unfamiliar but catchy riffs throughout the album. The addition of brass on certain songs...

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