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Jules Leyhe - Den Of The Beast

Jules Leyhe’s work sounds like an old guitar-slinger falling in love with modern production and recording techniques. It reminded me of Jeff Beck’s more recent experiments with EDM. Sure, it’s wacky. Sounds fall on top of each other, replacing one scene…
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Luke Hansen - Who I Am

It’s hard getting a hit in any era, what with the constant changes in taste. Luke Hansen, craving a hit, wisely chose to go with a sound that never tends to rust or wither. I like to call this “secret agent man music“. It’s a smooth, beach party…
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Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs - Tokyo review

Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs sounds like a moniker designed for greatness, or at the very least infamy. They promise to play loud, fast, and spare no punches. Well, the speed could be aided by a few shots of espresso. The loudness would certainly depend on the level of…
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A Great Leap Forward - Oppressor

A Great Leap Forward sounds like a drunken argument in the bar after someone’s just smashed a bottle and is left dangling the neck madly. Musically, it checks all the boxes for well-produced modern metal. The harsh vocals are clean and crisp. The breakdowns are…
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Sean Benjamin - Find Your Own Way Out

Music changes, but it should always boogie when it can! Sean Benjamin’s single boogie-shakes by way of garage-rock luminaries the Arctic Monkeys and the Black Keys. What Mr. Benjamin has learned and does best of all is color the boogie with atmospheric keys and…
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The Erkonauts - War Flamingoes

The Erkonauts are simply a great idea! Yes, they’re a band, but they’re a great idea first. Let me explain briefly. During the 90s, the radio-funky singles of the Red Hot Chili Peppers gave way to things of a more psychotic nature. There was the delirious…
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Indie pop stars - new releases - August 2020

The Gooms – God’s Target The Gooms are a Los Angeles-based indie rock quartet that seems heavily inspired by 90s alternative rock. Here’s a review of their single God’s Target. Secretly, one of the reasons I’ve always loved alternative…
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Hotknives - I Want Your Bones

The hazy, opening fuzz-guitar lines to I want your bones are the mist on the horizon for the circle-pit activating sounds that follow. The post-hardcore aggression of the verses gives way to a modern-metal sound on the chorus that proclaims Hotknives’ antipathy…
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Huddyglo - Be My Sequencer review

Most things about Huddyglo are wrong. It’s not just restricted to his inordinate level of affection he holds for his sequencer. Yes, the song in question is quite enjoyable and sounds like a French electro-excursion of the 1970s. But, the real selling point here is…