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Cigarettes After Sex – Cry

Editor's note: This album is very raw and honest depicting various forms of physical intimacy - for that reason, it may not be for everyone. Below is our contributor Taylor Odishaw-Dyck's exploration of the record: This album starts with a warm and bitter foreground. The band’s minimalist approach, which has underlined ...

Mouth Movements – No Place Colder

It's a Friday. The last day of an all too short vacation in south Florida. It's raining outside - a weird prelude to the return to the blahs in Ohio to come later today. Yet, I feel pretty hopeful and optimistic. That seems like a fitting allegory for this debut EP from emo/alt outfit Mouth Movements, methinks. There ...

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Hayley Williams [featured photo credit - Lindsey Byrnes] - "Simmer": I know that dark pop is really in vogue right now, but you'll have to make room for one more artist on your playlist - none other than Paramore's Hayley Williams. "Simmer" is a bit of a different take on the genre, showing her coming into her own. "Simmer" ...

Lev Snowe – someday soon

It is about a quarter after nine in the morning, on a Monday. I'm sitting in the concourse of Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport, waiting to board a connecting flight to Fort Lauderdale, FL. The impending getaway and sun rays coming through the windows and glistening off the plans have my mind craving something warm ...

Redfield – Pictures

Today, I'm feeling inspired to sharpen my critical thinking on electronic music as I sit here sipping my blood orange tea in Roosevelt Coffeehouse. My beats of choice this afternoon come from Redfield, a UK producer on Diplo's imprint Higher Ground. Redfield is everything you know and love about house music in one three ...

Last Youth – The First of the Last

Over the past year or so, Last Youth have built themselves up to be one of the most streamed unsigned bands based in Ohio. But no one is talking about this band. Right out of the gate, I expected that to happen - their sound is accessible, and they're working with one of the best in the business; a certain Ross Theisen who ...

46 Nashville Artists to Watch – 2020

These list articles are so fun for us to put together. If you know me at all, you know that Nashville has become my music second home whilst traveling for business, and later on friendship hangs. Along the way I've gotten plugged into their fascinating scene in more ways than I expected. Here are 46 of the artists I've come ...