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Dive head first into Harrowgrove’s haunted world with new album CAPS LOCK

Harrowgrove | via the artist's Bandcamp page
Harrowgrove | via the artist’s Bandcamp page

C.J. Davis’ Harrowgrove project has been steadily dropping music for a few years now, drawing from industrial, alternative R&B, trip hop, and more. It’s taken on many forms since its inception, but with Davis’ guiding hand, each release has maintained the nocturnal, occasionally creepy quality that makes Harrowgrove what it is. His newest full length, CAPS LOCK, is no exception. Continue reading →

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Download the audio for Pink Floyd’s flawless performance at The Spectrum in 1973

The Dark Side of the Moon is  Pink Floyd’s greatest commercial success. This is the LP with the famous cover art of light refracting through a triangular prism, an image so iconic it is almost universally recognizable due to the massive reach of the album. The record focused on correlating themes of mental health, greed, death and conflict, among others. These were topics that had been previously explored by the psych-rockers, but were never incorporated in such a direct manner as was used in this 1973 release. Continue reading →

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Desoto Jones’ posthumous Orb Weaver ends the band’s livelihood with a bang and a tear

Desoto Jones | photo courtesy of the artist

Desoto Jones fans rejoice! The alternative rock band now known as KISKA released a collection of unreleased tracks from the recording days of Shapeshifter to form the 5-track Orb Weaver EP. While the band still has no plans of returning, it’s fitting to put the final musical cap on the legacy of another fantastic local group.

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Jay Som’s Everybody Works is as intimate as it is expansive

Jay Som | photo by Cara Robbins | courtesy of the artist
Jay Som | photo by Cara Robbins | courtesy of the artist

By this point, we’re more than a few years deep into the advent of the digital auteur, and in 2017, it’s showing no signs of slowing down. As much as this trend has empowered talent to operate outside the system, it’s also enabled a vast ocean of self-produced mediocrity. Melina Duterte’s Jay Som project is most certainly of the former, though, and on her new album Everybody Works, she glides clear over that ocean in a glistening, DIY sailboat. It’s out next Friday, March 10th, but you can stream it now via NPR First Listen. Continue reading →

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Penrose comes back swinging in their expansive new EP Eat + Drink + Sleep

Penrose | photo via Alycia Kravitz | via facebook.com/PenroseMusic

East coast blues rockers Penrose released their first new material in almost two years in the form of the 3-track EP Eat + Drink + Sleep. Filled with enough jam for a peanut butter sandwich, the family three-pieces fills each track with emotional power and a wonderfully rotating rock sound that hits you when you least expect it.

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Hear Grandaddy’s first record in ten years via NPR First Listen, see them at Free At Noon this Friday

Grandaddy | photo by Dan Cronin | via NPR
Grandaddy | photo by Dan Cronin | via NPR

Indie rock veterans Grandaddy are back, and it sounds like they never left. It’s been more than ten years since Just Like the Fambly Cat, but on new record Last Place, the fuzz guitar and analog synthesizer remains gloriously intact over a forty four minute, twelve track set. It’s out this Friday, March 3rd, but you can stream it now via NPR First Listen. Continue reading →