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Death Valley Girls

Stream: Death Valley Girls – Darkness Rains

LA-based music group Death Valley Girls recently released their latest album Darkness Rains on Oct. 5. Filled with bluesy, hypnotic guitars, plus powerhouse vocals to match, the album brings classic rock energy straight into 2018. Guitarist Larry Schemel explains their [...]

October 9, 2018 New Music, Reviews
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Stream: EXES – Before You Go

Photo Credit: Sarah Elly Indie-pop duo EXES released their newest project, Before You Go on Oct.5. An 8-track collection, the project consists of songs reflective of the real-life experiences the bicoastal duo have been through over the last few years. [...]

October 8, 2018 New Music, Reviews
Hit Like A Girl

Album Review: Hit Like A Girl – What Makes Love Last

Blending easygoing instrumentals with deeper, more intense lyrics, Hit Like A Girl’s newest album, What Makes Love Last, is an insight into the inner emotional storms that lie within everyone, yet few are vulnerable enough to share. The album’s single, [...]

September 25, 2018 New Music, Reviews
Catbath

Album Review: Catbath – Glitterbox

Catbath is the unholy union of Ramones-esque punk and Pacific Northwest grunge. The pop charm is there, surrounded by gnarly riffs and haunting shrieks. Hailing from Minneapolis, Catbath has been making a name for themselves in DIY circles. With their [...]

August 7, 2018 New Music, Reviews
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Exclusive Premiere: The Hollow Ends Unveils Their New Album Bears In Mind

The Hollow Ends seamlessly perfects a merging of genres with their new full-length album, Bears in Mind. A pulsing folk rhythm drives the album with socially conscious lyrics by St. Louis singer-songwriter Zachary Schwartz, who delivers the words with a [...]

July 26, 2018 New Music, Reviews
COMPS

Album Review: COMPS – Life as a Baller

I’ve never been to Michigan. But, I imagine it’s colder than the Southern states where I grew up. If the soundtrack for Michigan living is anything like COMPs’ new record, the hilariously titled Life As A Baller, I might move [...]

July 24, 2018 New Music, Reviews
The Carousers

EP Review: The Carousers – S/T

Photo Credit: Liam Frank Out of the rollicking waves and the gristly sand appears a band so catchy you’ll fall in love with their songs the minute your ears catch hold of them. The Carousers hail from Long Branch, NJ [...]

November 3, 2017 New Music, Reviews
Grooms

SIMGE Stream: Grooms – Exit Index

Photo Credit: Ebru YildizComprised of singer-guitarist Travis Johnson, drummer Steve Levine, and bassist Jay Heiselmann, NYC-based band Grooms have been pushing the boundaries of tones and textures since their inception. Their latest release, Exit Index, continues that trend as the [...]

October 26, 2017 New Music, Reviews
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SIMGE Stream: Fence – Alien

Hello, and welcome to yet another installment of “Mike finally gets to the bottom of the inbox and promises he really does listen to everything, for real.” Last year, I was introduced to the NJ-based garage-rock band Fence via their [...]

October 20, 2017 New Music, Reviews
Ramonda Hammer

EP Review: Ramonda Hammer – Destroyers

The L.A. quartet Ramonda Hammer just released a gem of a 5 song EP that is full of tight rhythms and guttural vocals. The band’s Destroyers EP melds the past and present with trickles of 90’s indie grunge laid across [...]

September 19, 2017 New Music, Reviews