First Listen: J. Marinelli – Acceptable Faces
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First Listen: J. Marinelli – Acceptable Faces

To the attention of: Julian Casablancas Exceptional fates for acceptable faces Age is a number, cool is a binary Acceptable rates for exceptional races Wealth is a ghetto, no less than poverty Sorry, the same rules apply It’s all cut-and-dry No matter who your father knows Bother what your mother owns You better pay up … Continue reading

First Listen: Faith Healer – Universe
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First Listen: Faith Healer – Universe

Mixing electronic elements with Velvet Underground guitar rhythms and a deadpan vocal delivery, Jessica Jalbert’s Faith Healer creates a steady Krautrock buzz whitewashed by the California sun on “Universe.” Faith Healer’s “Universe” is the second single from the forthcoming debut LP, Cosmic Troubles, due out on 31 March. The latest guise of Edmonton, Alberta artist … Continue reading

First Listen: Little Lapin – Remember the Highs
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First Listen: Little Lapin – Remember the Highs

Bemoaning romantic time invested, UK singer/songwriter Little Lapin delivers a backhanded well-wish to a former lover on her latest single, “Remember the Highs.” With a voice reminiscent of a young Lucinda Williams, you’ll want to swoop in and claim Little Lapin as your own after hearing “Remember the Highs.” Stream/purchase “Remember the Highs” below. Continue reading

Video: The Menzingers – Where Your Heartache Exists
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Video: The Menzingers – Where Your Heartache Exists

Yet another Philadelphia area band receiving critical acclaim in 2014 was The Menzingers. Still supporting their latest release, the band has issued a video for “Where Your Heartache Exists,” the song occupying the cleanup spot on their latest release, Rented World. The Menzingers kick off a tour with Taking Back Sunday starting 18 February. Dates … Continue reading

First Listen: Dogheart – Jawbone
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First Listen: Dogheart – Jawbone

Garage rock almost polite enough for your mom to like courtesy of Portland, Oregon’s Dogheart. At first playing nice on “Jawbone,” the trio’s debut single quickly devolves into a metaphorical sparring match between the likes of James Mercer and Dean Wareham. Keep Portland weird indeed. Joining forces in early 2014, native Oregonians Matt Jenkins (guitar, … Continue reading