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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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Hope For Us by Adrian Krygowski

April 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

Reviewed By: Gregory Ayers Released: April 2012   Adrian Krygowski’s latest offering, Hope for Us, is the perfect record for this moment in history. Currently, America’s economy continues to make twists and turns, the country...

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508 By The Grey Area

April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Dylan Galvin                     Released: February, 14th, 2012     Hide your daughters. This pair of D.C. area hard-rocking deviants is on the loose, and...

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The Falling In and Out by Sweet Interference

April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviewed By: Dylan Galvin                       Released: February 21, 2012   It is said that the difference between genius and insanity is almost unrecognizably minute. After...

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How We Connect by Imperial China

April 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Reviewed by: Clay Conger                 Release Date: January 28th, 2012 Record Label: Sockets Records   Let’s be honest; a lot of Indie music sounds the same. There are...

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