Review: Daniel Markham – Pretty Bitchin’
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Review: Daniel Markham – Pretty Bitchin’

A reluctant soul, Daniel Markham spends the bulk of time recusing himself from society and relationships on his latest opus, Pretty Bitchin’. Forever juggling his penchant for doom rock with the more polished sound of mid-’90s alternative pop, Markham channeled his heroes in REM on 2013’s Ruined My Life; this time around, Markham opts for … Continue reading

Video: Ali Holder – Moon
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Video: Ali Holder – Moon

With a Patsy Cline croon, Austin’s Ali Holder has released a video for the astrological love song, “Moon,” the closing track from her 2013 release, In Preparation for Saturn’s Return. The second video from the album, “Moon” follows the video for the album’s opening track, “Falling Up.” With a coven of witches at her side, Holder … Continue reading

Download: Grand Vapids – Pale Hooves
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Download: Grand Vapids – Pale Hooves

What will you do when Death comes for you? Such a question is posed by upstart Atlanta, Georgia-based Grand Vapids. Formed just this year, the quartet of McKendrick Bearden, Austin Harris, Paul Stevens and Chris Goggans will release Guarantees, their debut album, on 20 January 2015. “Pale Hooves,” the thudding first single, posits the eternal … Continue reading

Download:  The Sandman’s Orchestra – The Rememberer
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Download: The Sandman’s Orchestra – The Rememberer

Stark instrumentation backs glimmering vocals on “The Rememberer,” the first single from French act The Sandman’s Orchestra‘s forthcoming album, Crying For The Moon. Having established a dark folk sound on their 2011 debut Silver Linings, the duo of Pierre Laplace and Léonie Gabriel expanded on this sound with last year’s Nocturne. Pairing collaborator Nicolas Fahy’s … Continue reading

Video: Firestations – Forgetful Man
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Video: Firestations – Forgetful Man

Citing contemporary influences such as Low and Sparklehorse, London-based Firestations may unwittingly draw from the progressive soft rock of fellow Londoner Alan Parsons and his namesake Project’s 1984 album, Ammonia Avenue. With two two EPs released in 2012, Firestations will issue their debut LP, Never Closer, on 24 November via Waltz Time Records. The album’s … Continue reading

Download: Electrician – Billowing Clouds
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Download: Electrician – Billowing Clouds

Tin foil hat alert! Bordering on Mel Gibson-level paranoia, Bay Area anarchist folk act Electrician‘s latest single, “Billowing Clouds,” is filled with synthesized horns to drown out the din of hovering helicopters. Surprisingly recorded in the open under the Austin, Texas sun by duo Neil Campau and Ellen Avis, “Billowing Clouds” is a six-minute distress … Continue reading

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