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Eric Kehoe - Indications

There’s no way any bright, fresh mind of rock n’ roll songwriting can do to avoid starring at the past and quoting from it. Just look at the house the great musicians of old have managed to build! And, just look at how it seems the world is starting to drive by that…
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Noak Hellsing - YESTERYEAR

What’s a pop star, really? The most simple answer has us thinking about a global fanbase that accompanies a pop star in whatever they do. Still, for the most part, pop stars aren’t, as we might think, singers who merely play up to the gallery. Audiences want to hear…
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Songs of Wanderlust by The Ram

It’s all fine and good to imagine that the world will consider you a rockstar if you get a guitar and learn how to play it. It’s a whole other thing to start believing that the world won’t ever make sense, and that you won’t ever get to fully engage with it unless…
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Old Man Canyon - So Long Babylon

Troubled times have a way of scratching at an artist’s very soul. This, together with the fact that it is impossible for people who’ve trained themselves to seek depth, means that an identity crisis can always be looming just around the corner. Fortunately for Old Many…
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Advent Horizon - A Cell To Call Home

Spotify killed the Album Oriented Rock star or, at the very least, took their best stab at it. The fact remains that not long ago, millions of people used to huddle around their record player like frostbite-plagued travellers around a campfire. The records had a beginning, a…
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Jared Gentile - Green

If you’re reading this, chances are that you live in a large city, own a fancy computer and mobile phone, and drive yourself to work through the busy traffic. You’ve probably also been told that this is the only way to live. But you don’t really believe that. Jared…
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Output 1:1:1 - Rolling Corpse Pathetique

Being scared can be as active as feeling safe. Just ask the millions of goths flooding darkened dancefloor halls across the world. For those that want morbid rock attached to mysterious, unanswearable questions, Output 1:1:1 may just be the gloomy artists that they’ve been…
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Alex Izraev - Laboratory

Some musical artists work best within the confines of a concept. This estimation is particularly true of instrumental music that tends to offer mere hints of action and consequences. Alex Izraev’s “Laboratory” aims to be the soundtrack piece of a painting but ends up…
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Ned Farr & The Good Red Road - The Master Plan

There used to be a time when letters, then long-distance telephone calls, were the only way in which people separated by geographic distance got to speak to each other. They made the best of it and even learned to enjoy it. Recently, Ned Farr & The Good Red Road were…