HEADLINES

Best Coast – “The Only Place”

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There’s no denying Bethany Cosentino and her Best Coast multi-instrumentalist cohort Bobb Bruno have indelible knacks for big melodies and melatonin-soaked moods. Cosentino, Bruno and producer extraordinaire Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Punch-Drunk Love soundtrack) can conjure a simple hook on a whim. They support such hooks with sturdy rhythms or semitropical flourishes effortlessly. There truly [...]

Shearwater – Animal Joy

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The possibility exists that you have never really dug into Shearwater, the perpetually under-the-radar Austin-based princes of chamber pop, at any point over the past decade. Perhaps you have, but if that’s the case chances are you know what’s coming. If you haven’t, however, now is as fitting a time as ever for your formal [...]

Efren’s New EP Goes Down Smooth Like A Cold Blue Ribbon

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Always Been A Bleeder, the newest EP from Athens, GA based Efren, does not contain “The Best Summer Song Of 2011”. This album is not the feel good, windows down, flailing out of the sunroof, dancing by the poolside album for your Saturday barbeque. These songs are not flash-in-the-pan, neon colored pop that is blown [...]

Efren's New EP Goes Down Smooth Like A Cold Blue Ribbon

Always Been A Bleeder, the newest EP from Athens, GA based Efren, does not contain

One on One with Dropsonic

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Dropsonic is that spectacular underground band that can’t find their niche in the indie scene, because they’re too rock.  And while the major labels love what the band is doing, the music is just not mainstream enough to be considered.  So, how does a band that gets multiple comparisons to rock-Gods like Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, [...]

We Were Promised Jetpacks Tours Again in January of 2010

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The Scottish indie rock band, We Were Promised Jetpacks, will be warming up Europe with their Glasgow grin as they begin touring on January 16, 2010.  This is new for the four Scotts, because they will have the stage all to themselves unlike during their very successful tour in 2009.  After the first show in [...]