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CD REVIEW: Alligator Shoes by The Railroad Ave. Bullies

The Railroad Ave. Bullies is built around Austin, Texas guitarist Nick Diaz’s outstanding talents but the other four musicians joining him for “Alligator Shoes” and its b-side “She Ready” are more than capable of holding their own. The band’s instrumental prowess is beyond question after giving tracks even a single …

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TLA Release Five Song EP “New Language”

TLA’s five song EP release New Language is the fruit of a collaboration between members of The Pleased and The Shins along with paper cut artist Tahiti Pehrson and guest Miguel Aldana. The title track and opening song on the release recalls a strong British New Wave influence and while it has …

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CD REVIEW: Gold Light by Zephyr

Gold Light’s fourth studio album opens with the track “Cannon Street”, but lyricist Joe Chang’s narrative jaunts are far from the surrealistic romps we might hear from other songwriters of that ilk. Chang has a novelist’s imagination and his eye for significant detail fleshing out his stories and characters alike …

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Streaking in Tongues release new album

On the surface, Streaking in Tongues take a twisted carnival soundtrack and inject it with smart, self-aware lyrical fodder in “Irrational Blues,” but when we look deeper at this song – and all fourteen of its tracklist neighbors in the brand new album Oh My Darlin’ – we discover an emotional ballad …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Deborah by The Gadflys

As Michael Moriarty has said about his band The Gadflys, ‘We’ve always generated an air of rootsy authenticity’, and that authenticity is identifiable on their new track Deborah. Taken from their forthcoming album Love & Despair, the song is an affectionate tribute to punk rock icon Deborah Harry. And who …

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