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STREAM : Troye Sivan “The Good Side”

The second single from the Australian singer Troye Sivan’s upcoming album has surfaced. Entitled “The Good Side”, Sivan pulls a complete 180 from the intensity of first single “My My My”, using much softer vocals and light instrumentals to accompany. “The Good Side” highlights the struggle of a relationship, as the lyrics suggest an apologetic tone; “But I sympathize and I recognize/And baby I apologize/ That I got the good side/ The good side of things,” he sings on the chorus. The track was written by Troye, Leland and Allie X with writing and production by Ariel Rechshaid, Bram…

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STREAM: Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties “Green Like The G Train”

In anticipation of Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties‘ upcoming EP, the singer-songwriter released a song titled “Green Like The G Train.” In the song, West  documents his realization that the things he’s given a value to, are ultimately valueless. Check out a stream of the song, below, and let us know what you think of it. Bittersweet is scheduled to release on May 20, 2016 through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the EP are available now. You can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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What I Would Change About The Music Industry: The Indie Vocal Sound Is Annoying

The indie vocal sound is annoying for both listeners and sound engineers, especially in live settings. I’ve heard it a million times. Everyone’s doing it. Please stop it. What is the “indie vocal sound”? It’s a heavily layered lead vocal effect. It includes digital distortion, digital delay and digital reverb. Here’s a male and female vocal example: Please follow and like us:

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KOJI Announces ‘Fury’ EP

Singer/songwriter Koji has announced that he will be releasing a four-track EP, Fury, on June 16 via No Sleep Records. Check out the album artwork and tracklist below the jump and let us know what you think of the release. Earlier this month, Koji released his first single off the EP, titled “Fury”. The track is  different from the group’s traditional music as it includes a full band performance. KOJI is currently touring the Eastern U.S. with Such Gold, Brigades and Tommy Boys. To hear more, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: KOJI New Single “Fury”

After signing to No Sleep Records earlier this year, singer/Songwriter KOJI has released a new single “Fury”. The song is different from the musicians’s traditional music as it includes a full band performance. Stream the song below and let us know what you think of it in the comments section. This April, KOJI will touring the Eastern U.S. with Such Gold, Brigades and Tommy Boys. Check out the upcoming tour dates below the jump and let us know which show you’re excited for. To hear more, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like…

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Mary Lambert’s “Jesse’s Girl” Is An Ode To Lesbian Love

Mary Lambert made her musical breakthrough in 2012 after co-writing and singing “Same Love” with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The song went on to become a top ten single in six countries. According to an interview with The Huffington Post, Lambert’s contributions to “Same Love” drew upon her experiences being “a queer woman growing up in a tumultuous, Christian upbringing”. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lambert talks about how her rendition of Rick Springfield‘s “Jesse’s Girl” was transformed it into a lesbian ballad. Check out an excerpt from…

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No Sleep Records Signs KOJI

Singer/Songwriter KOJI has been signed to No Sleep Records alongside Balance and Composure, Allison Weiss and Moose Blood to name a few. KOJI will be heading over to the UK in mid-February to tour alongside Bob Nanna. Check out the upcoming tour dates below the jump, as well as a quote from him about being signed to No Sleep Records and an original song. To hear more, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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MY FIRST TIME: Kelsey Bramson

Being a singer/songwriter, you are given lots of freedom in regards how your music will ultimately sound. Nowadays, we have so much technology at our disposal that you can easily use a computer to make it sound like you recorded with something as complex as a full orchestra or as simple as an acoustic guitar. Up and coming pop/rock artist, Kelsey Bramson, recently started using one of this oh-so fancy pieces of equipment on a new song she’s recording. Check out Bramson’s story about using a looper for the very first…

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WATCH: City And Colour “Nowhere, Texas” Lyric Video

City And Colour have released a lyric video for their most recent single, “Nowhere, Texas”. Check out the video below and let us know what you think. For more City And Colour, you can buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Conor Oberst ‘Upside Down Mountain’

I’ll just come right out and say it: I have never listened to Bright Eyes before. *Gasp!* I know, what kind of music fan am I, right?! Before this year, I had no idea what kind of music Bright Eyes played or who Conor Oberst was, but to redeem myself, I had heard of both. With the release of the Bright Eyes frontman’s new solo album, I took the opportunity to finally grace my ears with the magnificent voice of Conor Oberst. And as I expected, I was not disappointed…

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