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Every musician says it. At least, every virtuoso musician says it. They’re complimented on their skill, and all they muster is a self-deprecating “thanks, but I have so much more to learn.” There is always...

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Following 2011’s Jealous Hands and last summer’s well-received Reunion is a new EP from The Cowards Choir called Cool Currency. Frontman Andy Zipf is joined by longtime friends and collaborators Ryan Walker, Ben Tufts and...

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Out Today: “Leviathan” by Canine Teeth

August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canine Teeth’s debut EP, Leviathan, was born in the midst of struggle. D.C. producer Micah Vellian, who also worked on the project, mentioned in an email that Canine Teeth’s Erik Anderson was “at his lowest point” during the EP’s creation...

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If you’ve ever read old Oasis interviews, you eventually come across a phrase the incorrigible Gallagher brothers use in almost every interview to talk about their music: “We’re mad for it.” In other words, they’re...

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Alright, so Mr. Mannequin’s new album isn’t all that new (it was released last month) but better late than never. This very young indie rock band-comprised of high school and college-aged students-began making music under the...

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Out Today: Brett’s Debut Album

May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are a handful of D.C. bands who have crossed the threshold from local to national acclaim, and synth-rock outfit Brett is on that list. After several successful releases, the band finally unveiled their debut full-length album today...

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Some English professors will say that in every great story everything you need to know is laid out in the very first paragraph. The themes and stylistic identity of the plot is there if you know where to look....

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Stars. It’s the name of South Rail’s sophomore EP, and it’s also what this release should make them.  Clearly, their latest offering is what they’ve set their sights on. “We wanted to make an album that turned...

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New Music: The Drill by Redline Graffiti

April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

D.C.’s Redline Graffiti generally defines its music as electro-rock, but The Drill proves that the quartet has a vast amount of musical depth and range than one label can accurately describe. On top of that, this release presents a more robust collection of songs than Redline...

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New Music: Exhume by VEDAS

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

After two successful song releases, dream pop band VEDAS finally unveiled its new EP this morning, called Exhume. The five delicate tracks unearthed from Exhume take you on a spiritual odyssey, starting from the glistening...

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New Music: The Infinite Void by Outputmessage

March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Electronic artist and producer Outputmessage-aka Bernard Farley-released his new space-inspired album The Infinite Void this morning. The 10-track release begins with the serene number “Redshift” before steadily slipping down the rabbit hole into its explosive...

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Meet Tessellations-a new indie band based out of D.C. that you’ll soon have a new affinity for. The group was formed by soulful singer Nico Fox, who has been an active musician in the D.C....

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New Music: “Asteroids” by Outputmessage

February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Outputmessage is not wasting a moment of 2014. The D.C.-based electronic producer, singer and DJ-also known as Bernard Farley-has already worked on two official releases and a new music video for his upcoming album, The Infinite...

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New Music: “Moon Sickness” by The Caribbean

February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Caribbean has released its sixth full-length album, Moon Sickness today via Hometapes. This long awaited follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed Discontinued Perfume was composed by the core trio of Michael Kentoff (vocals, guitar), Matthew Byers...

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Review: “Blue Sunshine” by U.S. Royalty

January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Release Date: 1/21/14 Record Label: Self-released Rating: 4/5 U.S. Royalty set a high bar with their debut album Mirrors, and Blue Sunshine looks to not only meet expectations, but surpass them. D.C.’s indie rock darlings...

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New Music: The National Archives by Oust

November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

While Oust has been around for a few years, the D.C.-based folk outfit had yet to release an official record until now. Last month, Oust unveiled its debut The National Archives, which contains six striking...

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