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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #40-31

the xx, Fillmore, Detroit, June 2013 Onward and upward with more of my favorite tracks of 2013. #40 Phantogram-Black Out Days Phantogram’s brand of darker indie pop with a touch of hip-hop excelled with Sarah Barthel’s soaring vocals and the swirling abyss of bass and synth. The echo that kicks off “Black Out Days” and reverberates […]

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Show Preview: Dawes w/Shovels & Rope at Royal Oak Music Theatre – Sat. 6/15

They have only been around for 4 years, but Cali quartet Dawes have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the best acts in today’s edition of folk rock. Often compared to the laid back rockers like Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Jackson Browne and Steely Dan, with tight instrumentation and superb storytelling. The […]

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Indie Indie Pop JayeL Audio Mixtape

NEW MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 2-14-13

It’s not a Valentine’s Day mix specifically, but consider this collection of 24 tracks a gift from me. Considering the mind boggling number of new 2013 big albums being announced everyday, as soon as I send this another huge single will be released from someone…but here we go anyways. Local Natives have many harmonious tracks […]

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Alt Country Folk

Dawes: From A Window Seat & new album

…and the list of great new albums to look forward keeps getting better. LA quartet Dawes is set to release Stories Don’t End, their 3rd album on April 9th. Nothing is Wrong was filled with CSR-influenced country rock and was a highlight of 2011. “From A Window Seat” includes all of the elements that have […]