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Queen o fthe Static OPera - Warm Leatherette review

I’ll be truthful. I would never get sick of hearing covers of Warm leatherette, the classic song by the Normal. Tense and echoing a cold, dangerous future, it’s a song that soundtracks our era perfectly. Queen o fthe Static OPera does a good job of covering…
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Robb Westlund - Cloud of Thunder review

Robb Westlund is proof that kids with odd voices should be encouraged to sing. Mr. Westlund possesses such a character-rich voice. I could listen to it all day. So, from this day forward, whenever possible, when you’re listening to a singer going on about how angry…
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Jillian - Dream Nails review

A cheeky number about realizing your in love with the fitness instructor in the video, Jillian is a track that has hooks for days. It’s the 2020 Tony Basil reinterpretation we didn’t even know we needed. This is a song that begs for an 80s-styled video to go…
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The Mobbers - Big White Wolf review

There’s a devastating fuzz guitar tone to the Mobbers’ sound that can’t quite be ignored. Big white wolf, the outfit’s newest single, is the jukejoint meeting place between garage rock grandeur and their native Turkish influences. It’s never…
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Frances and The Majesties - Three dogs review

The sound of the Velvet Undergound invaded by street musciains, Frances and The Majesties are a music collective with members from Italy, the UK and Morocco. It takes a certain amount of self-confidence to pull off a VU-impression and this band has it. Psychedelia via…
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Fistfight music - New hard-rock releases- July 2020

Major Moment – The Flood There’s hard-rock and metal music about soaring high over your adversaries. There’s metal about dragons and wizards. Then, there’s rap-metal, like Major Moment, that sounds like the soundtrack to a high-school fistfight.
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Don't Call Me Shirley - Fly Away review

The single’s artwork won’t give this away, and neither will their press release, but Don’t call me Shirley (the project of Brett Evans) has transplanted the heart of a goth-rocker. There’s a melody that sounds as if it was misplaced by Davey…
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Folk of the land - New music releases - July 2020

Henry Nozuka – Into the Wild Briefly, during the mid-2000s, the success of groups like the Fleet Foxes single-handedly created a new generation of North-Americans folkies. Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills and Nash records were dug up, and choir lessons were put to…