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Wings Denied

From The Horse’s Mouth: Zach Dresher (Wings Denied) on Mirrors For A Prince

Washington, D.C.’s Wings Denied present an organic approach to progressive metal. They seamlessly blend soaring vocals the musical technicality. This sound is exemplified on the group’s debut full-length, Mirrors For A Prince, which was recorded by Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me, Scale The Summit). Forming in 2012, Wings Denied has released two EPs (2012’s Awake and 2013’s The … More »

Connections

Video Premiere: Connections, “Beat The Sky”

After ripping onto the music scene in 2013 with two full length LP’s (album of the year by Still Single, glowing coverage from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Onion AV Club, etc…), one EP, several singles, and tours with The Breeders and Ex Hex, the band will release Into Sixes this August­­ a muscle flexing study that displays the true anthem-driven nature  of the  band. Connections’ prowess lies in the head-spinning gift for melody, fortified by a backbone of wiry guitars that are as tight and loose as a well-worn sweatsuit from Wal-Mart. Their pedigree includes a legacy of performing with 84 Nash, El Jesus de Magico and Times New Viking, a … More »

The Gunshy

Triumphant Return; An interview with Matt Arbogast of The Gunshy

For his first proper full-length in several years, Chicago’s Matt Arbogast, who performs under the moniker The Gunshy, assembled a robust cast of collaborators and pulled out all the stops for his fifth record, Silent Songs. A bit of a departure from his Waits-leaning, barroom-prophet past, Silent Songs offers swells of strings, horns, gang vocals and tracks with a much … More »

Vow

The Shape Of Rock To Come: Andrew Thomas and Julia Blake (Vow)

Consisting of vocalist Julia Blake, and instrumentalist Andrew Thomas, Vow have been known to dance along the genre lines of synth-pop, dream-pop, dark wave and post punk. Driven by drum machines and rich bass lines, Julia’s soulful, and melodic alto vocals ooze on top of the analog pulsing synths and dreamy pads. LA duo Vow release their upcoming EP, Make … More »

inFested: A preview of Pickathon, August 1 to 3

Festival: Pickathon, August -1-3, 2014 Location: Pendarvis Farm – Happy Valley, OR Tickets: http://www.pickathon.com/ Headliners: X (acoustic), Jonathan Richman, The War On Drugs, Mac Demarco, Parquet Courts, Warpaint, People Under The Stairs, Woods, Mikal Cronin, Destroyer (solo) Why we’re excited to go: Held on an 80 acre family-owned property just outside of Portland, OR, Pickathon provides an environment like no other … More »

Johanna Samuels

From The Horse’s Mouth: Johanna Samuels on Double Bind

Johanna Samuels’ Double Bind was recorded in her Bed-Stuy apartment, and conjures clear and elaborate visions Carole King. Samuels’ (mostly) piano-driven songs are poised, elegant and collected, allowing her to shine in all the best ways as a singer songwriter. Release on July 22, the record isn’t content to stand on the shoulders of ’60s and ’70s greats, it stands … More »

Single Premiere: 7evenThirty – Russian Revolver

Diabolical MC, 7evenThirty has teamed up with beat-smith Gensu Dean and has dropped a gem with the album release aptly titled, The Problem. An album full of all the elements needed to sustain you in these barren wastelands known as current rap music. That being the said we are extremely excited to premier the newest single “Russian Revolver” off of the album. … More »