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New Album: “Hope” by The Strumbellas

Be prepared to forget the existence of every single song because “Spirits” is guaranteed to be stuck in your head on repeat. Six-piece Canadian Acoustic folk band, The Strumbellas,  have released their third album, Hope, today April 22, 2016. Their single release “Spirits” has been getting fans and radio stations hyped for the Canadian Invasion. […]

Devinyl Splits No. 6 – Kevin Devine | Jesse Lacey

Devinyl Splits No. 6 – Kevin Devine, Jesse Lacey The Devinyl Splits, put out by Bad Timing Records, is a series of 7” vinyl split singles featuring Kevin Devine and assorted musician friends. The records consist of a single on each side, one song from each artist. So far, Devine has paired up with artists […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Pinegrove – Cardinal

Pinegrove – Cardinal (2016) The first time I saw Pinegrove was in 2014, and I recall feeling instantly floored by their melodic, emotionally affecting brand of DIY indie-folk. I spent a lot of time voraciously diving into their Bandcamp releases, watching their YouTube sessions, and hoping that the Montclair, NJ-based band would soon return to Boston. […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Porches – Pool

Porches – Pool (2016) The first time I heard Porches was in July 2013. I was laying on a hallway floor inside a stranger’s house after a basement show, and someone had turned all the lights off and put the band’s record Slow Dance in the Cosmos on the speaker system. I realize that this sounds weird […]

Album Review: Caracal by Disclosure

Caracal by Disclosure For Dance acts like disclosure, the sophomore album is a unique hurdle. After Settle, an album whose runaway success saw the UK-based duo crossing over into mainstream circulation, Disclosure has the unenviable position of making another dent in the pop charts, and proving to skeptical dance music fans that their back-ward looking […]

Album Review: The Reach by Boogie

    From Compton to Long Beach, he is affectionately known as Boogie. The Reach, is his second mixtape which capped off a two year rise in which he established a prominent name in West Coast rap scene and his recognizably high voice matching the likes of Chance the Rapper or Alex Wiley. He wastes […]

Album Review: GO:OD AM by Mac Miller

  “I need to wake up, before one morning I don’t wake up”. Mac Miller was indeed in a dark place the past few years, battling addiction and depression. His past couple projects have all had worrying underlying tones that touched on those subjects. His 2013 album “Watching Movies With the Sound Off” was what […]

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