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SINGLE REVIEW: Like In The Movies by Asha Vivian

The debut single by Australian singer-songwriter Asha Vivian has just been released and it’s sure to get a lot of attention across all platforms. Like In the Movies is a song that straddles the line between pop, RnB and indie with maturity and refinement despite the vaguely teen angst confessional …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Flooded Field by Caracol

There are a number of attributes about Caracol’s “Flooded Field” capturing my attention. The fluid integration of disparate styles like electronic pop and reggae, her spot on vocals, evocative yet minimalist lyrics, and Detroit hip hop performer Illa J’s guest appearance are among them. Caracol draws upon a vast wealth …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Something Wrong With Me by Jacques Gaines

Jacques Gaines’ “Something Wrong with Me” is an overall outstanding single from his first solo release in many years titled Volume Won. Gaines interrupted his journey through the music world a number of years ago after the early flush of a musical career faded into disappointment and disillusionment and broadened his …

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Fenix & SM1LO release LP

The biggest problems existing within mainstream pop music today have little to do with a lack of talent and almost everything to do with a lack of creativity. There hasn’t been a revolutionary change within popular music in a long time now, and some could even make the argument that …

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Satellītes Release “Love & Disaster.”

2019 has been an amazing year for independent artists around the globe, and among the sharper songwriters that I’ve happened to discover lately is Jasmine Bleile, whose new act, simply called Satellītes, has just made one of the harder-to-categorize new singles of the year in “Love & Disaster.” The rhythm …

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Shane Smith & the Saints release LP

Four years after they rocked audiences internationally with the sumptuous Geronimo LP, Shane Smith & the Saints are back and better than ever before in Hail Mary. Hail Mary takes all of the experimental edge in Geronimo to the next level, amplifying subtle intricacies with grandeur and adding in marvelous …

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CD REVIEW: Kind Heaven by Perry Farrell

A few weeks ago, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell released his latest experimental album, and it’s a doozy! Kind Heaven continues the trend of Farrell’s albums which generally center on the theme of global unification. Those albums include: Song Yet to Be Sung (2001) and Ultra Payloaded (2007) — the …

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