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Lillimure: Lillimure

Lillimure Lillimure (Lillimure) A jaunty “Wallflower” opens Lillimure’s self-titled debut. With its stop and go, floaty harmony vocals, slipping sly horn work, plus Sam Caldwell’s light tickling keys, the listener is brought headfirst into what turns out to be quite a dense jazz-pop release. A picked acoustic, with subtle bass from Jason Robbins, More...

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By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Nao Yoshioka: Undeniable

Nao Yoshioka Undeniable (Sweet Soul Records) The bubbly echo-y lightness of an easy grooving “Got Me,” opens Nao Yoshioka’s new 14-song album, Undeniable. It’s been two years since the Japanese soul, and More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Vampire Weekend: Father of the Bride

Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride (Sony Music) Father of the Bride is Vampire Weekend’s first album in six years, their longest gap between albums and a good stretch of time by any standard. Amazingly, it’s More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Tanya Gallagher: One Hand On My Heart

Tanya Gallagher One Hand On My Heart (Head Above Water) The snappy lead single, “Dark Side,” kicks off Tanya Gallagher’s new EP One Hand On My Heart. There is a fun running fast-to-catch-up to the kinetic lyric More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Tanya Gallagher: One Hand On My Heart

Tanya Gallagher One Hand On My Heart (Head Above Water) The snappy lead single, “Dark Side,” kicks off Tanya Gallagher’s new EP One Hand On My Heart. There is a fun running fast-to-catch-up to the kinetic lyric More...

By Adrian Halo On Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Ghostfeeder: Star Beast

Ghostfeeder Star Beast (Ghostfeeder) Three years after the [synth]poppy World Fameless, Tampa synthrock artist Ghostfeeder has released Star Beast, an 80s video game-inspired collection of cyberpunk jams to share More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Neil Young & The Stray Gators: Tuscaloosa

Neil Young & The Stray Gators Tuscaloosa (Silver Bow Productions, Inc) Dipping back into his history, as he has been wont to do lately (as plenty of classic artists have been doing now with the ease of online More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Jay Clark Band: The Time Is Now

Jay Clark Band The Time is Now (Donald J Clark Jr) The heavy stomp of “Not Giving Up” opens us up into the Jay Clark Band’s new release The Time is Now. From the outset here it’s evident the listener is More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Bus Stop Poets and the Lafayettes: Leave it to the Kids

Bus Stop Poets and The Lafayettes Leave it to the Kids (Juniper Surfer Records) The roiling acoustic and lifting harmonies of “You Won’t Miss Me (Here)” kicks us off to Bus Stop Poets Leave it to the Kids, More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, August 12th, 2019
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Eddy Yang: American Glory

Eddy Yang American Glory (Eddy Yang) You have to give Eddy Yang his due. He managed all the writing, recording, production, mixing, mastering, and even produced the album artwork of his American Glory. The loosely More...