Code Orange Kids – Love is Love// Return to Dust Review Oct23

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There’s certain artists I’m immediately drawn to because they have a distinct sound, take risks, and do things to push the limits of their respected genre. Enter Code Orange Kids. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and fresh out of high school, these young and inspired artists have...

Hostage Calm – Please Remain Calm Review Oct15

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I remember while watching the presidential debate a couple weeks ago between Republican challenger Mitt Romney and incumbent Democrat Barack Obama, feeling a familiar eating apathy that rears its head whenever politicians with slicked back hair and practiced smiles say just about...

Sun Airway – Soft Fall Oct02

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Listening to Sun Airway’s new album “Soft Fall” for the first time was far from expected in nature.  The sounds were seemingly closer in relation to their current tour mates, the band M83 than any previous Sun Airway release. While still layered with synth, each song drifted...

Sleepy Turtles – Summer, Hither (EP) Jun01

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Sleepy Turtles’ new EP Summer, Hither brings forth music which thrives in enhancing the senses of listeners.  While incorporating minor aspects of the 1960’s “British Biscuit” groups, Sleepy Turtles mainly keeps American folk music alive by creating enlightening experiences of guitar...

Job For A Cowboy’s “Demonocracy” Apr30

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With the release of “Demonocracy” last week on Metal Blade Records, Job for a Cowboy has unleashed another maw-gnashing assault against the atrocities of the corporate American government, this time baring far more teeth. Following suit after their 2011 release of the “Gloom” EP, the...

Balance and Composure – Acoustic Review Apr20

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On Balance and Composure’s outstanding 2011 full-length, Separation on No Sleep Records, the band showed glimpses of acoustic sing-a-longs (“Stonehands,” “Echo”) before breaking into signature bang-your-head rhythms and throat-tearing vocals. With their new acoustic 7-inch aptly...