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Bootleg: John Moreland Live at The Heavy Metal Shop (3/18/2014)
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Bootleg: John Moreland Live at The Heavy Metal Shop (3/18/2014)

John Moreland, likely one of your favorite songwriter’s favorite songwriter, is prepping his followup to 2013’s In the Throes and needs your help to release High on Tulsa Heat. To release High on Tulsa Heat, his third solo album, Moreland is starting his own label, hence the crowdsourcing campaign. Having met the goal, you can … Continue reading

Download: Tinkerbelles – When Puppies Cry
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Download: Tinkerbelles – When Puppies Cry

From the ashes of Chicago’s Gypsyblood, former members Adam Mohundro and Christian Dawson have risen to bring you the trash-pop Tinkerbelles. Kneading garage rock and post-punk, Tinkerbelles’ debut single, “When Puppies Cry,” is an abrasive yet melodic blast of sound that could have been recorded in one take were it not for its closing seconds … Continue reading

First Listen: Wilder Maker – Hope Springs
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First Listen: Wilder Maker – Hope Springs

Not to be confused with Trio’s 1982 single “Da Da Da” that was resurrected for a Volkswagen commercial fifteen years later, “Hope Springs,” the new single from Brooklyn-based Wilder Maker has a similar vocal undercurrent residing below its sparkly country shuffle. An ode to love, the repeated “Die, Die, Die” cleaves the song in two, … Continue reading

Video: Spirits and the Melchizedek Children – So Happy, It’s Sad (NSFW)
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Video: Spirits and the Melchizedek Children – So Happy, It’s Sad (NSFW)

Releasing their sophomore album, So Happy, It’s Sad, in March of this year, Atlanta mope-rock outfit Spirits and the Melchizedek Children have now issued a video for the album’s title track. Given the album’s title, one immediately thinks of The Smiths or Morrissey, yet SATMC owe more to earlier Radiohead and the moody detachment of … Continue reading

Video: City and The Sea – Trouble
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Video: City and The Sea – Trouble

Hamilton, Ontario quartet City and The Sea have released “Trouble,” the second single from their double A-side release, the first song, “Venture,” having been released in July. The cheeky pop-punk missive was written following bassist Dave Marini’s adventures in Cuba. The song’s video, shot during last month’s Supercrawl, Hamilton’s annual arts and culture festival, plays … Continue reading

Video: Amy McCarley – Smart Man
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Video: Amy McCarley – Smart Man

Having released her sophomore album, Jet Engines, this past June, Alabama country singer/songwriter Amy McCarley has a new video for “Smart Man,” the last song to make the final cut. Owing more to the longing of Jet Engines’ acoustic opener, “Everybody Wants To,” than the rambling “Head Out of Town” or skittering “Hands Tied,” the downbeat … Continue reading