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Release Date: July 17th, 2012

The Sea by Misun

July 16, 2012 | 1 Comments

Reviewed By: Gregory Ayers   Summer always brings with it endless debate about “the song of the summer.” Regardless of which song tops the list, D.C. trio Misun makes the case for the season’s best...

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Released: March 2012

Dreams and Riots by stereosleep

July 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Elliott Wallace     Listening to the first track off stereosleep‘s debut EP Dreams and Riots might give you the impression that you’re listening to an English post-punk band- Libertines and Bloc Party comes to...

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Reviewed By: Clay Conger   There’s nothing like having a release completely surpass your expectations. Now, this can go both ways. For instance, I was surprised at just how little I enjoyed The Soft Bulletin by...

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Scheduled Release Date: July 5th

Numb To The Numbers by Synthetic Division

June 26, 2012 | 1 Comments

Reviewed By: Gregory Ayers       Electronic dance music currently swings between two poles: the cookie-cutter clubland tracks dominating Top 40 radio, and the wilder experimentations of artists like Skrillex and Deadmaus. Synthetic Division...

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Released: June 2012

Folie à Deux by Astra Via

June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Nida Masiulis       Olivia Mancini and Jarrett Nicolay are the two halves of the recently formed D.C.-duo Astra Via. This pairing is not the first go-around for either artist; both have...

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Underneath Eyelids by Frau Eva

June 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

Reviewed By: Nida Masiulis With a moniker like Frau Eva (borrowed from Hermann Hesse’s novel Demian), along with a lineup that includes flute, glockenspiel and flugelhorn, you’re prepared for something different with this band. Even so, Frau...

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Released: April 2012

Glamour Fades by Westmain

June 1, 2012 | 1 Comments

Reviewed By: Gregory Ayers   Purchase Glamour Fades via iTunes       If you’re drinking away your sorrows, Westmain is the band you would want playing at your pub. Even if you’re just drinking,...

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Released: May 2012

Fire and the Wheel’s Self-Titled LP

May 30, 2012 | 1 Comments

Reviewed By: Dylan Galvin     When you pick up Fire and the Wheel’s self-titled debut LP, you may find the album artwork to be strikingly similar to Kings of Leon’s Only by the Night. ...

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Reviewed By: Clay Conger     There is a specific point in Black Clouds’ new album Everything Is Not Going To Be Ok when I discovered just how accurate the title was in terms of...

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Threads by Natalie York

May 23, 2012 | 1 Comments

Reviewed By: Janet Yaceczko     Catch Natalie York’s Next Show On: Friday, June 1st @ Hill Country BBQ D.C. Show starts at 7:15p.   A songwriter since scarcely a teenager, Natalie York embodies grace...

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Lost to Memory by Last Tide

May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Clay Conger Album cover art actually serves a purpose. Many artists do not take advantage of this, and usually put some vague graphic with the album title slapped on top. It is often...

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Midas by Mary Alouette

May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Gregory Ayers       Mary Alouette’s new EP, Midas, will enchant you. The collection, named after the fabled King Midas whose touch turned everything to gold, consists of five captivating gypsy-jazz nuggets....

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Released: April 17th, 2012

Eyes of Seven by Amanda Badzé

May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

 Reviewed By: Dylan Galvin   Only a few seconds into Amanda Badzé’s EP Eyes of Seven will reveal that the Zimbabwe born artist has a talent for singing as well as writing.  “How Does Love Feel”...

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Dig Down Deep by Vandaveer

May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Janet Yaceczko   Vandaveer: a family name engraved on a watch passed down through generations. Mark Charles Heidinger plans to send his music on down through generations, along with the golden pocket watch. He’s...

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Mean Tom by Teen Mom

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Dylan Galvin       One of the first things you may notice about this D.C.-based, alternative rock band is a cohesive and characteristic sound; which is not usually typical of bands as...

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Mirrors by U.S. Royalty

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Clay Conger                         Released: January 25th, 2011   A good album is like a movie: Hit them right out of the starting...

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