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Mary Kay LaBrie Proves Persistence Pays Off

The persistence of passion is a curious thing. It sometimes fades between a man and a woman – the halcyon early days when you can’t keep your mitts off one another often give way, all too soon, to days when surviving a five-minute conversation is a chore. Passions must have …

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New York’s Deep Sea Peach Tree Drops New Single

New York’s Deep Sea Peach Tree is an unique project helmed by Kristof Denis with assistance from friends and fellow musicians Zack Pockrose and Andrew Dell Isola. Their self-described “sleepy surf rock” or “aquatic sleep rock” marries an impressive array of stylistic inclinations into an improbably coherent whole. They have …

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SINGLE REVIEW: After All by Shelley Grace

Gold Coast-based singer-songwriter Shelley Grace has released her debut track, After All, a pop-rock genre hybrid that will undoubtedly attract broad radio and media attention. The new track utilises big chorus hooks, an expansive sonic palette, and a self-assured vocal performance, merging hints of country with a rock-pop base to …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Sky Falls Out Of You by Susan Muranty

Award-winning singer-songwriter Susan Muranty has released Sky Falls Out Of You, the break-out track from her much-anticipated forthcoming debut album Turquoise. The new release follows the success of several singles and a spate of awards for the Sydney-based artist, including two nominations for the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Awards …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Sydney Highway by PRIMITIVE

Sydney Highway is the new release for Primitive X Supaadry feat. Olly Stern and Claire Ertansel. In a short period, the fast-rising Australian hip-hop artist Primitive (aka Peter Sandercock) has made a notable impact on the vibrant Sydney rap scene, steadily building a reputation, and attracting a legion of loyal …

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HOT HALF DOZEN 6.15.22

288 submissions this week…a crazy week!                Nature’s World, mixtape by Mother Nature. The Chicago hip-hop duo waxes both poetic  and neosoul, excelling at each and capturing  your ears as well as – sometimes – your heart.  Performers Klevah and TRUTH make this mixtape ethereal and universal. Stream on Spotify . …

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Brenda Carsey’s “Just Trying to Do My Thing”

I’ll call Brenda Carsey an artist without reservation. There’s some people who would say pop singers/songwriters and musicians aren’t worthy of the label, they slam its pretentiousness, and blissfully house the genre in a cultural ghetto for the perceived good of the form. Pop songwriters get themselves in trouble when …

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