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ALBUM REVIEW: Blackout Balter “Twist and Bend”

What do you think happens when you give your favorite band a demo of your band’s CD? Well if you’re Massachusetts’ Blackout Balter, The Killers will end up loving the demo enough to fly you to their studio to produce your next EP. And that’s exactly what happened. The indie-rock band’s resulting EP, Twist and Bend, is full of brilliantly crafted music that twists and bends in all the right places. Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Not A Planet “Tell The Truth”

Indie rock band, Not A Planet released a lyric video for their latest single “Tell The Truth.” The single features 60’s inspired pop sounds and melodic rock’n’roll guitars, coupled with bluesy vocals. A little out of their time, maybe. But bad, definitely not. “There is a place deep inside each person where we go to discover someone unstoppable, superhuman,” said vocalist and guitarist Nathan Corsi. “‘Tell the Truth’ is about going to that place,” he continued. The song is off the quartet’s upcoming EP, Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes, which is scheduled…

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WATCH: Beach Weather “Swoon” Music Video

Indie rock outfit, Beach Weather, released a music video for their song “Swoon.” The black-and-white video is mysterious, sultry, and just mesmerizing. If you’ve never heard of Beach Weather, you might find them familiar. The band consists of former A Rocket To The Moon frontman, Nick Santino, on vocals and guitar, Reeve Powers on bass, and Austin Scates on drums. Beach Weather went on their first tour last fall with The Maine just after dropping their debut EP, What A Drag through 8123. The band also toured in the United Kingdom and Europe with…

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STREAM: Darla And The Blonde “In Admiration of the Female Spy”

Darla And The Blonde are gearing up to release their debut EP Eugenia on Friday, May 20. In anticipation of the EP, the band released two tracks, “In Admiration of the Female Spy” and “Hexenhammer.” “In Admiration of the Female Spy” is a melodic track that plays on the intricacies of female empowerment while “Hexenhammer” takes on a more gothic approach to songwriting as the protagonist in the story dabbles in the dark arts. The five-piece band have their own distinct brand of indie-rock, that is a mixture of alternative goth, pop…

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Mokita Signs To South By Sea, Releases New Song

Mokita is the newest addition to the South By Sea Family. In anticipation of the signing, Mokita released a song titled “Dreamer.” The indie pop song features labelmate KAPTAN and tells a story of pushing through when things get rough. Stream the song, below, and let us know what you think of it, in the comments section. To hear more from the South By Sea musicians, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Step Rockets “Future Nature EP”

Step Rockets have been working diligently to create their own version of indie rock, and it is showing. From their ringing synths to their melodic punk influences, the Minneapolis, Minnesota quartet are making a name for themselves within these seemingly over-saturated genres. The band’s six-track EP, Future Nature was released April 15 through Harbour / Caroline Records, and it includes remastered versions of older songs such as “Kisser,” “Phantom Flower,” and “Turning Tides,” as well as newer tracks like “West Coast,” “Love Is Just A Chemical,” and “Chances.” Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Twin Peaks “Butterfly”

Chicago’s Twin Peaks released a lyric video for their newest song, “Butterfly.” The track is off the group’s upcoming album, Down In Heaven, which is scheduled to release on May 13 through Grand Jury. A handwritten lyric video for the single was created by the band’s very own, Clay Frankel. Check out the buzzing track, below, which according to Pitchfork could be summed up into the phrase, “Let’s have sex because we are going to die.” To hear more from Twin Peaks, you can purchase a CD here. The band will be on…

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STREAM: Foxygen “24 Hour Lover Man”

Indie rock band, Foxygen, have shared a new song entitled “24 Hour Lover Man.” The song is a somewhat sloppy, low-fi track reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix‘s “Manic Depression.” The song’s bizarre lyrics that a few listens to sink in and no matter how hard you try, there’s no way to prepare for what you’re about to lsiten to. The band originated in Westlake Village, Californiain 2005 by high school classmates Jonathan Rado and Sam France.The band is notorious for their  unhinged live shows and the maniacal behavior of lead singer…

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Photos: Cheerleader, Washington D.C.

Up can coming Cheerleader opened up the 9:30 club last night for The Wombats. If you havn’t heard them yet, go check them out. Cheerleaders debute album is coming out May, 19th.You can pick up the new album or tickets to their live show here. Photos By: Owen Paterline   Please follow and like us:

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LIVE REVIEW: Kodaline w/ Gavin James, New York, NY

There’s nothing to clear up the sinuses quite like a room packed with 3,000 swooning girls and 150 minutes of guitar-driven torch ballads. Just four years old, Kodaline is already at the peak of its game– putting on a tightly-wound, 16-song set list for all the feisty ladies of Manhattan.  The indie-rock Irish quartet has been on the road for the better part of three years now to support their critically acclaimed debut, In A Perfect World, and follow-up album, Coming Up for Air, where they blended emotionally charged and radio-friendly anthems with Euro electronic synths (a…

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