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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States Avenue // Happycry

Happycry, the new EP by Tallahassee-based alternative indie band States Avenue, is exactly what the album name suggests: an album overflowing with feelings, and emotions that cannot be confined to one insufficient label. 

Musically, States Avenue has a similar sound to Explosions in the Sky, with moody, guitar-heavy instrumentals that provoke an emotional response in the listener without...

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Fever Blush // Remember, Forget

Remember, Forget, the two-track EP from Nashville-based four piece, Fever Blush, feels like an indie movie soundtrack, both cinematic and understated. 

The two songs cleverly follow the tone suggested by the title, with "Remember" being a bit brighter and jauntier, and "Forget" more somber. In several moments, particularly in...

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Early Humans // S/T

The self-titled debut album from Nashville-based indie pop rock band Early Humans feels like blazing sun, dusty shoes, and sweaty bodies pressed together in front of a festival stage.

Some of the songs, like "Waste My Mind" have a slightly 70's vibe and other songs, like "Look At What A Mess We’ve Made of Love", are reminiscent of...

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Father Mountain // Apartment Living

Nashville-based alternative indie rock band Father Mountain’s new full length album, Apartment Living, feels like driving to a Friendsgiving dinner under grey skies with a casserole dish balanced on the seat next to you, wondering how you got old enough to be celebrating your own holidays but also grateful for and content with where you're at. 

Father Mountain’s sound fluctuates from classically pop punk to alternative/indie, with serious...

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