The Decemberists – The Wrong Year
Dec20

The Decemberists – The Wrong Year

The Decemberists – The Wrong Year By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi  The Decemberists (link) have been generous recently, previewing another track from upcoming album What a Beautiful World, What a Terrible World, anticipated for  January 20th via Capitol. The third release following ‘Make You Better’ and ‘Lake Song’, ‘The Wrong Year’ follows the matured, folky aesthetic that we can imagine will hit us...

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Branden Daniel & The Chics: Being versatile, playful and expansive offers endless possibilities
Dec19

Branden Daniel & The Chics: Being versatile, playful and expansive offers endless possibilities

Branden Daniel & The Chics By Harriet Kaplan The Seattle, Washington-based band Branden Daniel & The Chics (link) are receiving high praise and attention from the media and Courtney Taylor of The Dandy Warhols for the group’s psych-rock sound fusing disparate elements together like Black Sabbath and The Doors. Adding to their expanding profile, the band seems poised to make a stronger impact and musical foothold with...

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Modest Mouse – Lampshades on Fire
Dec18

Modest Mouse – Lampshades on Fire

Modest Mouse – Lampshades on Fire By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi Tis’ the season for a frenetic, frenzied contribution from Modest Mouse (link). Finally! “Lampshades on Fire” is the first studio recording from upcoming album “Strangers to  Ourselves” (slated for March 3rd via Epic). It’s exactly what I love about Modest Mouse – a frantic rumbling cadence, Isaac Brock punching every line through...

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Centerfield Channels Inner 90s Emo Kid with Vacation EP
Dec17

Centerfield Channels Inner 90s Emo Kid with Vacation EP

Centerfield Channels Inner 90s Emo Kid with Vacation EP By Carly Wedding Centerfield’s (link) most recent release Vacation is like taking a trip down memory lane to a decade the band members were too young to appreciate at the time. The 90s influence resonates through the Baltimore band’s 5-song EP, taking cues from the likes of emo pioneers Sunny Day Real Estate, Texas is the Reason, and at times American Football. As of recent, this...

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An Interview with Brian Smith
Dec16

An Interview with Brian Smith

Brian Smith By Brooke Magalis Brian Smith: Chef, soon-to-be cop, wildly talented indie musician. The mixture is interesting, but if it produces that brilliant music of Brian’s, who are we to question it? Time between bottling wine, brewing beer, cooking gourmet meals, and attending the police academy is dedicated to music and family for Smith. The singer/songwriter is a Pennsylvania native. His battleground consists of wineries,...

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