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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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Folk Indie

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 […]

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Folk Indie

Lord Huron – The Night We Met

Father John Misty. Kendrick Lamar. Kanye West. My Morning Jacket. I guess I am looking forward to a lot of new albums in 2015, eh? However, Lord Huron‘s sophomore opus qualifies as the album I’m most ready for. I was obsessed with the near perfect EPs (Mighty, Into The Sun, Time To Run) and exquisite […]

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Detroit Festivalist Indie Indie Pop Live Review

LIVE REVIEW: MO POP Festival Highlights – Sterling Heights, MI – 7/12/14

The second edition of Mo Pop Festival went off without a hitch last Saturday and brought together a laundry list of indie pop/folk bands on an ideal sunny day. Fans could legitimately see 14 bands across two stages in one day, not to mention gorge on craft beer, Detroit’s finest food trucks, vaudeville performances and […]

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SHOW PREVIEW: MO POP Fest – Freedom Hill – 7/12/14

The second iteration of Freedom Hill’s MO POP Festival returns this weekend with a line-up that reads like your favorite blogger’s wish list. If you want established folk and rock acts, MO POP has City and Colour, Cold War Kids and Young the Giant. Are you into rising indie artists like The Neighbourhood, Bad Suns […]

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2012 albums Links

2012 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2012 #5-#1

Honorable Mention #20-#15 #14-11 #10-6 The grand finale is here. Leave your top albums list in the comments. 5. Kendrick Lamar-good kid m.A.A.d city While not every artist Dr. Dre has backed has panned out (see Truth Hurts, RBX, Hittman), the good Dr.’s latest protege Kendrick Lamar has the makings of a special artist. good […]

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2012 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2012 #20-11

20. Lord Huron-Time To Run They might not know it, but Lord Huron’s specialty seems to be wistful folk rock, ready-made for your next road trip. Insert nearly any cut from their excellent latest album, Lonesome Dreams in this spot. 19. Gary Clark Jr.-When My Train Pulls In While much of Blak and Blu was […]