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Discover: Hell or High Larry by Blankus Larry

February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Who, or what, is Blankus Larry? The psychedelic garage-rockers are, they say, “unanimously anonymous,” hiding behind “Larry-fied” stage names: Durdy Larry, Bloody Larry, Cuzin Larry, Larry Carey, and Blutarticus Larry. Even the band’s name implies...

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PREMIERE: Frau Eva’s New EP How Can You Sleep

January 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Just when you thought their 2012 album Underneath Eyelids would be the last of the exotic, avant-garde folk offerings of Frau Eva per their indefinite hiatus. The quartet strikes again with another release, an EP aptly titled How Can You...

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Discover: Navigable Darkness by The Echo Wall

January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that listening to Navigable Darkness was the first time I’ve heard The Echo Wall’s music, but as they say-better late than never. Their lush folk offerings on their forthcoming release (due...

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Discover: Battles by Kingsley Flood

January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Release Date: February 5th, 2013 Let’s begin by clearing the floor of any preconceptions. Yes, Boston six-piece Kingsley Flood, like Mumford and Sons, has been corralled into that loosely defined musical category of Americana. But we are...

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Out Today: DC USA by Ugly Purple Sweater

January 8, 2013 | 1 Comments

New release Tuesday wouldn’t be complete without Ugly Purple Sweater’s new EP, DC USA. The bands brings back their signature folk aesthetic back to life with this four-track release, and if you were a fan of their...

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Discover: I Wanna Live by Paint Branch

January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I last discussed about Paint Branch, I was raving about their powerful hit “Brighton Beach” off their (at the time) forthcoming album. Today, the band has just released their full-length, dubbed I Wanna Live, which...

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Discover: Ceramics by Kitchen Noise

January 7, 2013 | 1 Comments

As the clock struck one in the morning, I was getting restless and aggravated over my Bandcamp search of finding a decent, undiscovered album-until Ceramics popped on my screen. Praying to the music gods that this album...

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Redline Addiction

Reviewed: A to B by The Redline Addiction

December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Released Date: December 2012   Written By: Gregory Ayers A to B, the new double-album from Redline Addiction, isn’t a record – it’s a menu to one of the most diverse musical meals you’ll ever consume....

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Mean Tom

Reviewed: Mean Tom by Teen Mom

December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Nida Masiulis With a cleverly simple swap of letters, Teen Mom (the DC fuzz-pop trio) becomes Mean Tom, the name of their six-track debut EP released on the local label Analog Edition Records. In...

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Reviewed By: Eric Zurita The debut album of folk-rock stalwarts The North Country, titled You Can Never Go Home Again, embellishes a vivacious semblance that shows a wide-spectrum of what the band is musically capable of. Initially...

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Reviewed: In Basements by The Sea Life

November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed by: Andrew Koenig The Sea Life’s newest effort, In Basements, is the band’s third release in just 16 months. But, despite the rapid turnaround, the band shows no intention of slowing down. The group spent...

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Puzzles for the Traveler by Dance for the Dying

October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Nida Masiulis Pop-rock quartet Dance for the Dying’s  2011 self-titled debut EP was sleek, expertly crafted, and eminently danceable. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call it a hit (when the Rock Band...

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Know Not by Is and of The

October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Written By: Andrew Koenig The musical brainchild of Philadelphia native Drew Bandos, Is and of The’s first full-length album, Know Not, marks the beginning of its relationship with Mush Records and is poised to provide...

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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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