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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 5-12-16

Just when I thought I was about to catch up on all the great new music of 2016, the tidal wave of surprise new releases happened: Beyonce. Drake. James Blake. Radiohead. Those big name acts are all huge releases that deserve their own listening sessions, but for now, let’s focus on other tracks you should […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 3-30-16

Back in action with a very, very delayed mixtape that rounds out a few late finds from 2015 and new joints from the past three months. Indie pop/folk tunes from The Lumineers, Moon Taxi and Modern Space kick off the set right before an upbeat section of electronic-inspired selections from the likes of Gryffin, AlunaGeorge […]

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2013 Alt Country Dance Electronic Indie Indie Pop Lists

2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #30-21

Lollapalooza, Chicago, August 2013 We’ve cracked the twenties folks. More great 2013 tracks are below. #30 Alabama Shakes-Always Alright (Amazon) 2013 was essentially a victory lap year for Brittany Howard and Alabama Shakes. Technically, “Always Alright” was released in 2012 off the Silver Linings Playbook soundtrack, but didn’t really blow up until Oscar season 2013. […]

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Detroit Festivalist Live Review

LIVE REVIEW: St. Jerome’s Laneway Fest – Meadowbrook – 9/14/13

Metro Detroit and the state of Michigan have benefited from a growth in music festival options in 2013. From newcomers like Metallica’s Orion Music + More and Mo Pop Festival to mainstays like Movement and Electric Forest, Michigan music fans have had many weekends and line-ups to chose from. Perhaps the most intriguing name attached […]

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Covers Indie Indie Pop JayeL Audio Mixtape

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-02-13

JayeL Audio 9-02-13 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. The list of great new albums in 2013 just continues to grow with surprise releases from RAC, The Avett Brothers and Cults all announced in the past month. All 3 acts crafted excellent reasons to look forward to Fall, along with Volcano Choir and Mayer Hawthorne’s repeat […]

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Frightened Rabbit: Radio Silence & new EP

Of all the bands I researched pre-Lollapalooza, Frightened Rabbit was the act kept coming back to. The Scottish rockers emotive rock cuts balance poetic “heart on your sleeve” tales with anthemic hooks that are worth multiple listens. As if their excellent recent album Pedestrian Verse (Amazon) wasn’t enough, the band is releasing a new EP, […]