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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 6-20-15 ft The Weeknd, Penguin Prison, Dawes, Tuxedo & more

The weather is finally heating up (for real this time) and so are the quality summer releases. Electronic acts like Disclosure, Whilk & Misky and Flume have been teasing more than satiable singles, while Jamie xx unveiled an early contender for album of the year with In Colour. Surprises were also welcome as Beck came […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 5-07-15 ft Dawes, Shakey Graves, Future Islands, VERITE & more

Winter finals are complete, so I can finally get back to the music. There were plenty of new tunes to be excited about as big names like the consistently great Lord Huron, the banjo-less Mumford & Sons and forever Californians Best Coast all released top notch albums. Other familiar names like Mikal Cronin, Florence + […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 4-01-15 ft Lord Huron, Toro y Moi, CRUISR, Cashmere Cat & more

Its mixtape time. No foolin’. This month’s edition of JayeL Audio has an adequate balance of a multitude of genres, that should please most of you. Indie pop shined with percussive cuts like Robyn Sherwell’s hypnotizing “Islander” and Broken Back’s tropical pop influenced gem “Hacyon Birds”. Hazy rock made a triumphant return with Tame Impala’s […]

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Freedom Fry – Yeah You

“It don’t matter, we can work it out” LA’s Freedom Fry already had me with the wistful vocal melody at the start of “Yeah You”. Then they went ahead and added a foot-stomp-ready kickdrum, cascading guitar riffs and the excellent call and response between Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll. Oh, I’m also a sucker for […]

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JayeL Audio 2-16-15 ft St. Vincent, Hozier, Lord Huron, Osca & more

2014 was a solid year for music, most of us could probably agree. Although I don’t know if there were as many big names returning with new work so early in the year as there are in 2015. Just last week alone, Hot Chip, Florence & the Machine, Alabama Shakes and Great Lake Swimmers all […]

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Ivan & Alyosha – All This Wandering Around

I made my adoration for Seattle-based quintet Ivan & Alyosha‘s debut album All The Times We Had pretty apparent in 2013 (album review, live review). The band’s infectious melodies were rampant throughout I&A’s first effort and that skill clearly translated to the making of their pending album, It’s All Just Pretend. Lead single “All This […]

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Lord Huron – Fool For Love

No surprise, but I’m loving how the new Lord Huron album is shaping up. First single “The Night We Met” was an excellent, subtle re-introduction for the LA by way of MI band, but new track “Fool For Love” picks up the pace. The second offering from Strange Trails is just as road-trip ready as […]