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Execution Day - Lost at Sea (Castaway)

Modern metalcore is one of the most unlikely genres to reach the interest of the pop-loving masses. But, why not? Lost at sea (Castaway) beyond the screamed vocals of the verses, features the big choruses and top-notch production that informs the Top 40. There’s a…
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Baby FuzZ -We're All Gonna Die!!!

Baby FuzZ’s recent single sounds like a compendium of all the news we’ve been hearing over the recent months. It also sounds like a cover version of the Butthole Surfers’ Pepper, sped up and delivered under the influence of helium. There’s plenty…
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Handsome Shirt - Endless Sun

I find songs written about lazing around on a summer’s day to be endlessly sinister. Perhaps, this is just me. But, with a beat and chord-progression that reminded me of Blue Murder, I was expecting this tune to fly sideways any moment. It didn’t.
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Bobcat Rob & The Nightly Howl - Drainpipes

Drainpipes is a song that feature the kind of guitars and singing you hear in your head while being stuck out in the autumn rain. The words are a bit muffled, but Bobcat Rob sounds like a local coffee-shop poet engaged in an argument with the voices in his head. Bonus…
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Expert hard rockers - new releases - August 2020

Manlike Mammoth – The Moth That is Manlike Mammoth. Hailing from Finland with mustache covered in snow. The group makes garage rock music. Here the review of their single “The Moth”. Garage-rock duo Manlike Mammoth trample through blues-propelled…
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Maybe it’s a testament to the universal nature of music, but the first I heard this song, having not seen the artists’ name or origin, my brain convinced me this was the soundtrack of driving through the Jordanian desert. Or, perhaps this was the sound of West…
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Jon the Guilt - Caroline

Jon the Guilt is all about songcraft. “Won’t you let me own one last time/Won’t you let me down, Caroline” sounds like a nursery rhyme that’s been sorely missing from the pop-music canon. The inventory of this song is filled to the brim.
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Vacation Manor - Apt. 4

There’s a style of indie rock dominant in recent years that I call walking blindly through the sunlight-pop. It’s all blissful harmonies, slowed-down tempos, and the kind of melancholy that would give a psychiatrist goose bumps. Vacation Manor operate within…
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Dumb Whales - William review

There’s a pounding, caveman beat to across the entirety of this track that suggests Dumb Whales are going hunting for buffalo. I could understand how not speaking English, might make you confused about this song. The lyrics are about a fight for survival, but not…