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First Listen: Jasia – Safety
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First Listen: Jasia – Safety

There’s a sense of foreboding that builds on the bass-heavy “Safety” by Jamaican-born producer Jasia who now resides in Australia. Never fully reaching a crescendo, Jasia pulls away, spreading a comforting wash over the listener before hinting at a return to the song’s opening cycle. A classically trained violinist, guitarist and singer, the 23-year-old Jasia … Continue reading

First Listen: The Yetis – Little Surfer Girl / Warm California
First Listen / New Music

First Listen: The Yetis – Little Surfer Girl / Warm California

Allentown, Pennsylvania quartet The Yetis know all too well how winters can be around these parts. While it’s not quite winter yet, the dread surrounding the season’s pending chill is present. Let The Yetis help you escape the winter blues with the soundtrack to your daydreams featuring the ’60s surf-pop nugget “Little Surfer Girl” and … Continue reading

Download: QUARTERBACKS – Center
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Download: QUARTERBACKS – Center

New Paltz, New York trio QUARTERBACKS will release their self-titled debut LP on 10 February 2015. Covering 19 songs in 22 minutes, the teenage indecisiveness that marks “Center,” the first single from QUARTERBACKS, is a too-true tale told in less time than it takes to spit. From its opening butterflies-in-the-stomach anxiousness to walking away, head … Continue reading

Video: Desperate Journalist – Control
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Video: Desperate Journalist – Control

Had the video for “Control” been released during the height of MTV’s 120 Minutes, London’s Dead Journalist would have been the toast of NME for a hot minute. Muscular, melodic and properly morose, “Control” is the opening track from Desperate Journalist, the band’s self-titled debut LP which follows two singles and an EP since the … Continue reading

First Listen: Peacock Affect – The Heaven Smiles / Wallflower
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First Listen: Peacock Affect – The Heaven Smiles / Wallflower

The Heaven smiles below me, son That’s right, I’m going to Hell For all the things I am And the things I’ve done The songs of Peacock Affect, the recording moniker of Exeter, England’s George Holman, are borne of their author’s emotional and mental struggles. The above lyrics from the lachrymose “The Heaven Smiles” state … Continue reading