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Attractions

Reviewed: Woodwork by Attractions

September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Clay Conger   Woodwork by the Northern Virginia-based band Attractions is an EP on its own island. Instead of pushing five or more short and catchy tracks, they ignored this by cutting it...

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Reviewed: Day Light Savings by The Young Rapids

September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: George Lee D.C. area quartet The Young Rapids have a surprisingly mature sound on their first LP Day Light Savings. Backed by the funding of generous patrons on Kickstarter, the band has created...

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Released: August 17th, 2012

Enterprising Sidewalks by Lorelei

August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: George Lee   The cover art of D.C. band Lorelei’s latest album, Enterprising Sidewalks, features an image familiar to citizens of the District: The pre-cast concrete windows of a government building constructed in...

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Where is Home by Janel and Anthony

August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Nida Masiulis   You wouldn’t necessarily think that a cello and an electric guitar could engage in such an intimate, melding dialogue as they do on avant-garde duo Janel Leppin and Anthony Pirog’s...

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Released: August 10th, 2012

Shark Week’s Self-Titled EP

August 13, 2012 | 1 Comments

Reviewed By: Nida Masiulis The suspected reaction to D.C. quartet Shark Week releasing their first EP, after playing a number of well-received shows in the area, was a collectively satisfied “Finally!” But now that listeners...

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Orchard Wall

Orchard Wall’s Self-Titled EP

August 6, 2012 | 1 Comments

Reviewed By: Gregory Ayers   “We couldn’t be more excited to share this album with folks,” Orchard Wall‘s frontman Steve Epting noted about his band’s new self-titled EP, and the reason for his enthusiasm is...

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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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