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Two Faces West – “Brand New Suit”

By Will Oliver, February 14th 2020

Two Faces West are a trio out of Colorado who makes electric rock that is carried home with a groovy blues inspiration. They tap into both in full force on their smoking new single “Brand New Suit.”

Dirty good guitar work that reminds of some older Black Keys kicks off the track which operates on a firey plain of garage rock and blues-inspired licks and vocals that do everything one could want from this genre. It doesn’t totally reinvent the genre but it taps into the best parts of this sort of rock and roll and delivers a rocking result.

You can find “Brand New Suit” available to stream below.
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Jeads – “Left Alone”

By Will Oliver, February 14th 2020

Jeads (full name Jonathan Eads) is an ambient electronic solo artist out of Bellingham who takes sounds from the most unlikely of places, finding their beauty in a unique way. Take his new album Under the Veneer, in which he relied on an old rusty music box as the album’s main instrument.

This is not merely a gimmick, instead, it’s a source of inspiration, one that radiates with warmth, beauty and truth throughout the album.
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J’Moris – “Make It Look Easy”

By Will Oliver, February 14th 2020

J’Moris is a Fort Worth, Texas rapper who recently returned with his new album Blac February, which was released on February 7th.

The 15-track album was set to be autobiographical but also carrying universal weight that anyone could connect with. Such as the standout offering “Make It Look Easy,” which he does exactly just that. His vocals float freely over the 90s-esque beats and sharp production that is smooth and easy-going, allowing his thoughts and ruminations to rise clearly to the surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Zilla With Her Eyes Shut – “Whisper Whisper”

By Will Oliver, February 14th 2020

UK Avant Pop artist Zilla With Her Eyes Shut is preparing for the release of her self-titled new album Zilla With Her Eyes Shut, which is due out on March 13th via Accidental Records.

The track, which was released today, showcases the ability of the classically trained pianist turned “pop surrealist,” who creates an unusual but seductive pop quality that certainly stands tall above the rest of the crowded field. The colorful track is described as follows:
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Amanda Easton – “I Saw The Message”

By Will Oliver, February 14th 2020

Australian singer-songwriter Amanda Easton returned with her mini-album Polaroids & Postcards in December. Described as a theatrical and soulful pop artist, she puts that title to good use on the mini-album, including the standout offering “I Saw The Message.”

The track hits with a 90s aesthetic that has some smooth production behind her soulful vocals. Like all the songs off the mini-LP, the song was built around some old memories, some great, some less than so. As Easton describes:
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[new]: High Waisted – “Boys Can’t Dance”

By Will Oliver, February 12th 2020

Photo by Micahael Todaro

NYC garage-surf rockers High Waisted, the duo of Jessica Louise Dye and Jono Bernstein, have announced their sophomore album Sick of Saying Sorry, which will be released on May 22nd.

Along with the album announcement comes, it’s first single, “Boys Can’t Dance.” The track has some big guitar work and surf rock energy felt in the pummeling drum hits and guitar licks, with Louise Dye’s vocals giving it all a powerful punch.
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Native Sun – “Juarez”

By Will Oliver, February 12th 2020

Native Sun have been gaining a lot of traction of late here in the live music scene in New York, building a reputation for putting on a wild show.

The band have just released their wild and energetic gritty garage rock single “Juarez,” which is their first release on Grand Jury Music.

You can just imagine all the beer and sweat that is flying around venues as the band pumps out this thrashing rocker that hits oh so good.

Find “Juarez” available to stream below.
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[music video]: Sea Girls – “Ready For More”

By Will Oliver, February 12th 2020

British rockers Sea Girls will release their new EP Under Exit Lights on March 6th via Polydor Records.

We shared the EP’s current single “Ready For More” last month and today we are back to share the official video for the song.

The lively video which captures the urgent and youthful energy of both the song and the band was directed by Sophia & Robert and can be found available to watch below.
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Louis Prince – “The Number Thirteen”

By Will Oliver, February 12th 2020

Photo by Phoenix Johnson

Louis Prince is the project of musician Jake McMullen, who will release his debut album Thirteen on March 13th via Last Gang Records.

He’s recently released album single “The Number Thirteen” a track that is adorned with gorgeous electronic atmosphere and funky instrumentation. It’s a super chill sound that channels the likes of The Whitest Boy Alive, Caribou and Toro y Moi. Just when you think the song is one thing, it suddenly expands its reach and shifts into something else entirely.
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ist ist – “You’re Mine”

By Will Oliver, February 12th 2020

Manchester’s post-punk quartet ist ist are gearing up for the release of their debut album Architecture on May 1st.

They’ve recently let go of the album’s second single “You’re Mine,” an atmospheric post-punk rocker that channels some Joy Division vibes pretty hard. There’s enough of a new element here that gives it a fresh energy, one that seemingly never relents.
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