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“One More Time, All Together Now” by Empty Orchestra

When Empty Orchestra’s bio stated that they were oft compared to The Hold Steady, they weren’t kidding. Listening to “Broken Record”, the opening track on the Michigan septet’s newest LP, and “You Should See the Other Guy,” there were more than [...]

July 16, 2012 New Music, Reviews
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“Play. Rock. Music” by Toadies

First things first. In 1994, Toadies released Possum Kingdom and sunk into the shadows after their follow-up record was shelved. With that out of the way, we can tackle their newest release Play.Rock.Music. The years have been kind to the [...]

July 16, 2012 New Music, Reviews
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“You Belong To The Minutes” by The Ugly Club

The Northern New Jersey quintet’s follow-up to last summer’s Visions of Tall Girl EP is a far departure from the assorted, jittery songs of their earlier material. More like Wild Beasts and Miniature Tigers with a bit of The Rapture [...]

July 16, 2012 New Music, Reviews
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New Release Tuesday: Dirty Projectors vs Twin Shadow

It’s the best day of the week music lovers! Maybe you’re one of those weird people that looks forward to Friday or its newly adopted bastard cousin Thursday, but any discerning LP crate digger will tell you that the first [...]

July 10, 2012 New Music, Reviews
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“The Church Of The Good Thief” by Right Away Great Captain!

What is it about the sea that inspires such tales of tragedy and betrayal? The various oceans and rivers of the world have served as inspiration for countless songs and seem to be arenas for all different examples of human [...]

June 22, 2012 New Music
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Inner Animal by Breathing Blue

SIMGEssential We all know the feeling well. The time when the anger becomes uncontrollable. The time when your emotions take over, and someone who you didn’t even know existed rears his or her ugly head. We all know what it [...]

June 6, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
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Baseball EP by Bad Case Of Big Mouth

Bad Case Of Big Mouth, an Experimental-Punk outfit from South Plainfield, isn’t timid when it comes to operating unconventionally, in fact, areas of eccentricity is this seven-piece collective’s comfort zone…and they thrive in it. While effortlessly transitioning between aggressive chunking [...]

June 5, 2012 New Music
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Let It Sail by Lost In Society

SIMGEssential Lost In Society’s half of a split EP with the New York-based Ska-Punk collective American Pinup in February produced five setlist staples and a riotous single, “Not Afraid,” that continues to have Punks flipping the bird in the pit [...]

June 5, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
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Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger by River City Extension

SIMGEssential Sitting on chair that had seen more  famous asses than my own in the steamy surroundings of the Bonnaroo  press compound nearly one year ago, River City Extension’s Joe Michelini assured this inquisitor the new record he and the [...]

June 5, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials
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The Gay Blades 2012 Self-Titled EP

SIMGEssential This afternoon the Garden State’s own Clark Westfield (James Wells) and Puppy Mills (Quinn English), better known as The Gay Blades, dropped a brand new slef-titled EP four songs in length. The collection includes the hollowed out, distortion-laden single [...]

May 25, 2012 New Music, SIMGEssentials