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REVIEW: TV On The Radio – ‘Seeds’

Artist: TV On The Radio
Album: Seeds
Label: Harvest
Genre: Indie, Synthpop

I approached TV On The Radio’s Seeds as a newcomer to the stratosphere of sound the band creates. Being my first proper experience with the band that has been so heavily recommended to me, Seeds was a needed escape.

Seeds is a collection of fun, electronic indie-pop that doesn’t quit from beginning to end. Starting off with the surreal introduction of “Quartz,” TV On The Radio bleed fun through soundwaves emitted by their instruments. The opening of “Careful You” caught me immediately, and remained as one of …

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Thomas Giles Premieres New Video For “Siphon The Bad Blood”

Thomas Giles, or maybe better known as Tommy Rogers, lead singer of prog-metal band Between The Buried And Me, has premiered a new video of a track off of his second solo album, Modern Noise.

“Siphon the Bad Blood” is a charismatic track that keeps a sludgy overtone all while throwing in mixed sounds and vibes. From singing, to yelling, to screaming, “Siphon the Bad Blood” is an experience I was not fully expected to receive from the singer of Between The Buried And Me. But, this surprise is surely welcomed.

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Future Of What Stream “Party In Heaven”

Future Of What, a Brooklyn-based indie trio are releasing their debut LP, Pro Dreams, on Jan. 13, 2015. Spanning a recording time of around a year, through seven studios within New York City and one Massachusetts attic, the heart of Pro Dreams should be heightened.

Having already released the track “No War Dance Floor,” the addition of newest track, “Party In Heaven,” only solidifies my anticipation for the record’s release. Featuring a slower experience from “No War Dance Floor,” “Party In Heaven” continues to create the full experience found on “No War Dance Floor.” With vocals …

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Slow Club Release Video For “Everything Is New”

Slow Club have been receiving quiet the buzz since the release of their third album, Complete Surrender. To add to the band’s growing appreciation, they have just released a wonderful video for the track “Everything Is New” off of that July, 2014 release.

Directed by Andrea Sisson and Pete Ohs, the video features the band exploring as many food shacks, eateries, outside seating areas, and restaurants as possible. Warning, do not watch if you are incredibly hungry. Those who know the band’s work will find it oddly pleasing how well the beautiful track fits against constant and consistent chowing. …

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Small Houses Streams “Staggers and Rise”

Small Houses have released a new track titled “Staggers and Rise,” off of their upcoming record, Still Talk; Second City, out Feb. 10, 2015. Small Houses is the musical moniker of Jeremy Quentin, a Flint, MI native currently based in Philadelphia.

“Staggers and Rise” is somewhat nostalgic, all while creating a sense of ease and organic investigation in its path. With vocals that smoothly run through the track while keeping the perfect contrast of rasp, coupled with guitars that pay homage to the great songwriters of music’s past, “Staggers and Rise” is a wonderful introduction to the upcoming album. …

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Andy Shauf Releases “I’m Not Falling Asleep”

Andy Shauf is the kind of artist that makes you upset it took so long for their music to reach your ears. Upon first hearing “I’m Not Falling Asleep,” I knew I had been missing out on something I was meant to enjoy.

With the release of “I’m Not Falling Asleep,” a track off of Shauf’s upcoming album, The Bearer Of Bad News, due out Feb. 2, 2015, the Canadian singer-songwriter’s ability to create lush atmospheres with a very minimalist approach is immediately felt. Piano complements soft vocals, as ambient sounds fill the space the track is experienced in. …

Vitamin Sun

Vitamin Sun Post Two Acoustic Videos, Set To Record Debut LP This Winter

Vitamin Sun, a progressive indie rock band based out of Boston, MA, recently performed two of their new tracks acoustically.

“Equinox” and “The Oldest Living Memory” will be featured on the band’s upcoming, as of yet untitled debut LP, which is set to begin recording this winter. The band also plans to release a short, three-track EP in the months to come, before the release of the album.

Vitamin Sun are a band that can easily gravitate towards fans of A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Coheed and Cambria, The Mars Volta, and more. With a versatile direction, ever-changing …

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Cursive Release Remastered Version Of “Am I Not Yours?”

Cursive will be releasing a remaster of their monumental album, The Ugly Organ, on Nov. 24 via Saddle Creek, and we have just been gifted with a taste of the nostalgic sonic trip of “Am I Not Yours?”

“Am I Not Yours?” was originally featured on the band’s split with Eastern Youth, and 8 Teeth To Eat You in 2002, and is one of the eight additional tracks to be featured on The Ugly Organ‘s reissue.

The band will also be hitting the road near the beginning of next year, so if The Ugly Organ remaster brings you …

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Extended ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer Released

“I’m going to show you something beautiful…”

It has been three weeks since we were gifted with the viewing of the first Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer, and I am still swooning over it. But, it has been a long three weeks, though we may rest at ease for a new version of the trailer has been released that features some exciting new footage.

Still, to this day to finally see Ultron in his full, collected form as he shall appear in the film only solidifies my anticipation for his screen debut, and if James Spader’s voice work shown …

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Possible New Refused Album in the Works?

Within the last few years, even weeks, we’ve seen stirs of life from the genre-defining group Refused. The band got back together and played a few reunion shows and announced that that was it.

Then all of a sudden, about two weeks ago, it was made known via Facebook drama, that guitarist Jon Brännström had been fired from the band because, and I quote, “he did not share our passion for the band.” Cryptic, but somewhat revealing.

And yesterday, the bassist from …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Autry Fulbright II, posted on Instagram …

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Given Official Title

Through many internet rumors and speculation, the next installment in the monumental Star Wars film series has finally been given an official name. The next Star Wars film will be titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

An awakening indeed, as it has been nine years since the mixed enjoyment of the prequel films. Seemingly fitting as a title, it seems that the force will be awoken as the film’s possible plot follows the hunt for missing Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Along with the official title, Disney unveiled that principle photography on the film has been completed, highlighting just how …

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REVIEW: Pianos Become The Teeth – ‘Keep You’

Artist: Pianos Become The Teeth
Album: Keep You
Genre: Indie Rock
Label: Epitaph

The change felt on Keep You, the third full-length from Pianos Become The Teeth, was bound to happen. With the instant popularity of the draining end to The Lack Long After, listeners of the Baltimore area act were shown a new level of sonic illumination, something the band had always glimpsed at, but never fully realized until the end of their momentous work. With Keep You the band embraces the light at the end of the tunnel. Gone are the screams of anger and sorrow, …