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Ho Hey, The Resplendent Music of Denver’s Lumineers

By now, comparisons between this Denver Americana trio and UK folk-rockers Mumford & Sons are well documented. Both groups belong to the roots revivalist movement flooding the indie consciousness, but there’s something perhaps more essentially “American” about the Lumineers, difference which while appreciative of one and other clearly sets the two apart. […]

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Phillip Phillips’s Winsome Single “Home” Charms Us

How can it be…? Did American Idol actually manage to produce good music? Sure, the insipid reality television series has managed to find a few legitimate stars (Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood for example) along the way but historically the music they’ve given their big winners to perform each season as their first single, or as they like to call it “Coronation Song” have been well…crap. Que 2011’s winner Phillip Phillips, who seems to have had the luck of the Irish and found a hit right out of the gate. […]

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Alex Clare’s Lateness of the Hour

Alex Clare is a name that you probably aren’t familiar with, but odds are you’ve heard his song “Too Close” in Internet Explorer’s most recent commercial. When I heard the British singer’s soulful/folky voice mixed with booming bass wobbles, I was intrigued. After listening to his full album, I’m impressed. […]

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Bassnectar’s Divergent Spectrum

Divergent Spectrum, released on August 2nd, 2011 through Ashton’s label Amorphous Music, provides us with something more than just your typical dubstep album. Bassnectar’s most recent album explores all facets of electronic music mixed with hard-hitting dubstep beats. […]

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AWOLNATION Sails Into Heavy Radio Airplay

AWOLNATION’s first single off their new “Megalithic Symphony” album, “Sail”, debuted at #30 on the U.S. Billboard. The song was written with a nod to the Styx song “Come Sail Away” as is evident in the video and lyrics as he talks of extraterrestrial beings coming for him. […]