Posts tagged EP
Preview: Chase Atlantic // Phases

Alt-pop Australian trio Chase Atlantic surfaced in 2014 and have certainly made a name for themselves along the way. Their unique blend of genres highlights their lyricism in a way that some might find hard to categorize. Fueled by dark, gloomy stories paired with upbeat, high energy beats, Chase Atlantic’s music is infectious - you’ll be grooving to the music before you know it!

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Del Schueler // One Thing Right

Combining real life experiences with detailed imagery, singer-songwriter Del Schueler’s EP One Thing Right is a four track journey through love, daydreams, and finding the courage to continue moving forward. A rich songwriting background courtesy of Belmont University helps propel Del forward and allows her to shine.

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Fawkes & Hownd // Balancing Act

American/Canadian folk music serves as the base for Fawkes & Hownd’s debut EP, Balancing Act, that recently came out earlier this month. The duo is based in Nashville, although each member comes from a different home. Phöenix Lazare hails from Salt Springs Island, BC, while Justin Kelley grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts. With both places being small towns, this definitely shows through in each of their songs and in their overall sound.

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Grant Duncan // Early Morning Rise

The latest full length album from Tokyo based artist Grant Duncan is here! Having been released on November 1st, Early Morning Rise has an easy going autumnal air to it. As with his previous releases, Grant delivers simple, groovy rhythms that are reminiscent of classic rock household names.

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Cinders // Looking Forward To Looking Back

The second album from Salt Lake City’s six piece band Cinders, Looking Forward To Looking Back, is the perfect soundtrack for those nights that you find yourself staring up at the stars, reveling in the magic of it all. Looking Forward To Looking Back provides a rush of poppy melodies fueled by the kind of synth that you want to sing along to. Yeah, you know the kind.

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Tea Leaf // Disappear

Tea Leaf is the solo project of Manchester based punk band Hora Douse’s front-man, Tom Lee. With lyrics detailing the internal experience that ensues as depression takes the wheel, Disappear is a far cry from the normally boisterous and aggressive punk rock music that Lee creates with a full band. Instead, Lee takes the scenic route with Disappear, complete with slow melodies and gentle, vulnerable lyrics that fall into soft guitar chords as Lee’s truth spills onto the pages.

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Michael Morris // Slow Loris

Slow Loris, the debut release from Michael Morris, breathes in inspiration from classic gems like The Wall and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In turn, the album exudes a nod to the past while pushing forward and carving out space for a personalized eclectic endeavor.

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The Faim // Summer Is A Curse

Alternative rock pop four piece The Faim come to us from Perth in Western Australia. The band consists of Josh Raven on lead vocals, Michael Bono on lead guitar, bass, and vocals, Stephen Beerkens on bass and keyboard, and Sean Tighe on drums and percussion. Their debut EP, Summer Is A Curse, was released today. 

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Takers Leavers // Break & Bloom

Southern California’s Takers Leavers have returned with their second release, Break & Bloom, which will be out everywhere tomorrow! The EP, which is a follow up to 2016’s Filthy Animals, features six tracks full of soaring choruses, well placed screams (the fastest track on the album "M.O.A.B." stands out here,) and tasteful breakdowns that will remind you more of early Saosin and Thrice than a beatdown band.

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Dani Jack // Grace

We love hearing powerful women in music, and it's clear that pop-country singer songwriter Dani Jack is full of determination when it comes to following her dreams. The Kickstarter that she launched earlier this year payed off (literally) and her debut EP Grace was released on August 31st. With the first listen, it's clear that Dani put her heart and soul into the creative process behind the music.

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The Medicine Dolls // A Good Chance Of Bad Weather

The Medicine Dolls are a post-punk rock band based out of Cape Town, South Africa. Complete with a vintage NYC underground vibe, this three piece is sure to draw you in from the first listen. Made up of vocalist / guitarist Greg Allen, bassist Bex Nicholas, and drummer Daniel Paulse, The Medicine Dolls released their three track EP A Good Chance Of Bad Weather earlier this month. 

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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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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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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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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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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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Low Mass // Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker, the first EP by Nashville-based alternative rock band Low Mass, feels like walking through your old neighborhood on a cloudy afternoon, trying to peer into the windows of boarded up houses through the overgrown yards.

Musically and vocally, Sleepwalker is very reminiscent of early Manchester Orchestra. The instrumentals have a similar...

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