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Ruby Haunt - Tiebreaker

Ruby Haunt – Tiebreaker

It's hard to tell where one Ruby Haunt release ends and the next one begins; the duo of Wyatt Ininns and Victor Pakpour have been releasing music at a steady pace for the past three years in a way that few bands have. Something must be working here, as they've amassed over 100,000 monthly listeners on ...

I Fell in Love With the Sound Waves – a review of Brave Days’ “Work In Progress” EP

Pop-punk can be tough ground to cover musically. You must have the perfect blend of catchy hooks, visual lyricism with plenty of pop sensibility. Brave Days achieves that in leaps and bounds with their newest release, Work in Progress. Clocking in just under a total of twenty-two minutes, it is a fast-paced ride that ...

Richard Edwards - The Soft Ache and the Moon

Richard Edwards and the Velvet Ocean – The Soft Ache and the Moon

Richard Edwards, of Margot and the Nuclear So and So's fame, is back with his third proper solo LP. Resigned to an ordinary life due to persistent chronic illness, Edwards has been releasing studio projects at a strong pace. Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset was befitting of its title, with lush arrangements. Verdugo was a bit more ...

KNOCKOUT KID-HERO INSOMNIAC

In 2016 Knockout Kid released Manic, which completely knocked me on my ass. That year for me was one of the hardest I've ever encountered in my life, but that album gave me hope and new life. And I couldn't stop talking about it. Manic ended up as my album of the year. Well here we are, 2020 and again life is crazy as we ...

Silicone Boone – The Reaches

Silicone Boone is a bit of an enigma. Sure, you can glean the essentials from his Spotify bio concerning his Amish upbringing and his assimilation into the modern world via proxy of Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot, but he's still fundamentally shrouded in mystery. The Reaches, an album fifteen years in the making, quite ...

It’s Not Only About Time But The Perfect Time For A Stripped Down, Lowercase-Song-Title Album From Ms. Swift | folklore review

I remember when the superstar released 1989—a ground-breaking album that replaced the comfortable image we collectively held of the beach-waved country singer with a sleek-bobbed pop star that took the genre to its most crafted fringes.  This perfect pop album earned Swift 10 Grammy noms, the Album of the Year ...

BdotJeff – YK2

Sometimes, an artist contacts you, and you just know you're in for a ride. BdotJeff is a Columbus, OH based hip-hop artist who explores many angles and challenges what the genre should be. While some in the local scene specialize in being slick and polished (Sarob, Joey Aich), others push boundaries in other ways and aren't ...