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Sandflower: The Quantum Seed

Sandflower The Quantum Seed (Sandflower) Naughty rapping in the verses with a cool beat going into a big sing-along chorus on “Quicksand,” featuring Unstoppable Death Machines opens Sandflower’s new The Quantum Seed. A Brooklyn-based genre-fluid artist (although I’m not sure what that term means), the lady in question has some decent pipes, More...

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By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, April 19th, 2023
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Doug Henthorn: Three

Doug Henthorn Three (Doug Henthorn) An easy-going conga beat, and a laid-back bending, bird-squeaking electric lead from Travis Feaster floats above Doug Henthorn’s acoustic and strong, expressive vocal on “Set More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, April 17th, 2023
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Combinator: re/combinator

Combinator re/combinator (Combinator) The metallic tapping that flows quickly into the heavy stomping of opener “Guest In Your Own Skin” surely grabs the listener by the throat, pretty much as Combinator More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, April 14th, 2023
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Modern Monsters: Malice

Modern MonstersMalice(Waiting For Peri Records) Brody Bass’s low bass growl thumps under Josh Weaver’s vocal before the rest of Modern Monsters crash in on “March 3rd, ’91,”, the first of five on the More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
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Stevie Cornell

Stevie Cornell Stevie Cornell (Stephen Cornell) A great shimmery 50’s torch song “If Cryin’ is a Crime,” goes into a Beatlesque “I Couldn’t Reach You,” with a deceptive snare and pedal steel, begin More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, April 10th, 2023
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Envy Of None

Envy Of None Envy Of None (KSCOPE) Rush guitarist/songwriter Alex Lifeson has a new band, Envy Of None. Along with Alf Annibalini, Andy Curran, and Maiah Wynne, we definitely get a full band effort here, not just More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, April 7th, 2023
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Black Dog String Quartet: A Thousand Times Brighter

Black Dog String QuartetA Thousand Times Brighter(Black Dog String Quartet) Vancouver’s Black Dog String Quartet—Elyse Jacobson playing violin, Molly MacKinnon on same, John Kastellic on viola (and some lead More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, April 5th, 2023
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Yuval Ron & Uyanga Bold: Scared Spiral

Yuval Ron & Uyanga Bold Scared Spiral (Metta Mindfulness Music) Yuval Ron joins with Uyanga Bold for a trip through vocal flights of space and synth sounds on their Scared Spiral release. The 7-song collection More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, March 31st, 2023
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Sickpay: Pureocracy

Sickpay Pureocracy (Alien Body, Trespasser Sound) A noisy metallic jangle plodding of “Quiet As A Joke” opens Sickpay’s new EP Pureocracy. The Brooklyn-based composer/drummer/guitarist Mike Birnbaum layers More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
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1st Base Runner: Night Stalker

1st Base RunnerNight Stalker(1st Base Runner) The pulsating synth and plucky top single notes of “In The Neighborhood” begin 1st Base Runner’s new 4-song EP, Night Stalker. It’s pretty simple, stark quick More...