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The Lovegoods


artist: The Lovegoods album: The Lovegoods EP genre: folk/indie pop label: 825 Records The Lovegoods :: North TideThe Lovegoods :: Snowing In My Veins Let me first tell you a little something about this outfit called 825 Records. I don’t know a ton, so if anything is wrong please correct me. 825 Records is owned and led by the talented…

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Pop-Punk :: Oxymoron or Out Like Pluto?


artist: Out Like Pluto | album: Take Cover | genre: pop-punk, alt-rock | label: The James Polk Shuffle Music The very first line from the bio on their own web sites goes, “Out Like Pluto is not here to revolutionize music, but they do want to make you dance.” And to that I say, “Thank you!” We all know fun…

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…follow the beat…follow the drum…follow the sound


artist: Circlealbum: The Middlegenre: alternative label: Monday Records Fashion Me A Drum (Clip)Half Race Girls (Clip)Brothers (Clip)   I usually like to compare a band to other, often better known, bands. Doing so for Circle doesn’t seem fair though. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of something like Death Cab For Cutie in a track or two, then others are…

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Sick Of It All? Try Going To Venus


“Sick Of It All”, the title track from Leaving Venus’s most recent EP made me smile right from the get go. You know the moment in the movies when a fledgling band in the late 1950’s excitedly listens to their song on the radio for the first time… and then it quickly cuts mid-stream to them playing it live? Well…

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Meet The Wheel Workers


I have a penchant for socially conscious bands. Somehow the music and lyrics let us all experience just a bit more of the human condition. From the plight of 20th Century Ireland voiced by U2’s War album and Black 47’s “James Connolly”. To The Housemartins’ “Caravan of Love” becoming an anthem for the striking coal miners of northern England and…

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The Train Keeps Rolling


“It’s Americana-ish!” is how Andy Hawk describes his latest studio effort with the Train Wreck Endings and if you’ve heard any of their previous work you’d find it hard to put them into one specific category or genre too. ┬áThis, my friends, is a talented group of musicians that effortlessly blends folk, blues and rock into their own special brand…

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