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Trails And Ways: Lost (Frank Ocean Cover)

Trails And Ways

Since their inception a few years back, Trails And Ways have provided us with their own rendition of a few notable songs. The latest artists Trails And Ways has set their eyes on is the infamous Frank Ocean, in particular his song “Lost”. Dreamy and adorned with T&W’s signature bossa-nova sound, the band is flawless in their rendition of the song. Read More »Trails And Ways: Lost (Frank Ocean Cover)

The Mantles

The Mantles: Hello

The Mantles

San Francisco garage pop outfit The Mantles return with their sophomore LP, Long Enough to Leave. The band has given us a sneak peek from the new album with the psychedelic-leaning, garage pop track “Hello”. For fans of their 2009 self-titled debut LP, this track is sure to please. Read More »The Mantles: Hello

Tartufi

Tartufi: These Factory Days

Tartufi

Post-rock, perhaps more than most genres, has an inherent ability to lump together artists so diverse they seemingly should not fit in even close to similar categorical sub-genres, yet alone within the exact same sub-genre. Post-rock, then, features artists as wide-ranging as folk-centric epic-masterpiece purveyors Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, the soft-loud-soft instrumental rock-ists Explosions in the Sky, and this band – Tartufi – who blend lovely melodies with dreamy vocals against intense face-melting rock. Read More »Tartufi: These Factory Days

“Grand Ghosts” by Kacey Johansing out Today

Kacey Johansing

Kacey Johansing is back today with Grand Ghosts, her sophomore LP, blending styles of folk, pop and jazz into a mystical sound on par with My Brightest Diamond or St. Vincent. Moody and laid back, Johansing casts a dreamy haze throughout highlight song “Pinecone”, sliding her vocals up and down to compliment a light, jazzy shuffle in backing instrumentation. Read More »“Grand Ghosts” by Kacey Johansing out Today

Oceanography: Drinking Water (Track Premiere)

Oceanography by Wes Sumner

Brian Kelly calls his music Americana, but there are additives that give it a twist. He throws in the terms “loud” and “gothic” on occasion. It makes sense — Oceanography‘s music is thematically draped in all the proper elements. Roots, tradition, American history. Yet it’s far from traditional Americana music. Songs like “Reggie Jackson” and “American Cars” side on the obvious. But my focus today is our soundcloud premiere of “Drinking Water”, the final track on Oceanography’s sophomore EP Parachutes of Plenty. Read More »Oceanography: Drinking Water (Track Premiere)

Owl Paws: Feature

Owl Paws

There’s a moment within “The Seed” where Owl Paws have a decreasing chromatic pattern vaguely reminiscent of “Paranoid Android” off Radiohead’s monumental release OK Computer. This is not something you’d expect to hear from a self-described orchestral folk-pop band. But there it is; a Radiohead reference. Read More »Owl Paws: Feature

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