Liz Phair – Soberish

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Alternative/indie/pop-rock trailblazer Liz Phair has returned with her first album of new material since 2010. And it was worth the wait, as these songs shine and deliver fans a “dose” of classic Phair: specific and sincere songwriting on a variety … Continued

Beach Bomb – Cannibals

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June is here. Compared to last summer, there seems to be child like wonder attached to this one. The excitement of reconnecting with friends, going to see live music, or just socializing in general after a year of isolation has … Continued

Serengeti – have a summer

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Sunny, funky, good-time rock just in time for the summer. Enjoyable flow both in the sung and spoken verses, with lyrics detailing the varieties of ways to turn up, all with a healthy dose of self-empowerment. The tracks move along … Continued

Lantern – Lantern

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There’s a warmth, there’s a relaxing vibe. The vocals and backing vocals are well constructed, creating a welcoming ambience. Stylistic cues come from the best of Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, but the sound feels more at home in a … Continued

Ashlee Alpha Shrimp – Aqua

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“Life is about expanding and contracting. Every experience has a lesson, and every breath is a gift.” Ashlee Alpha Shrimp mediates in a whimsical and philosophical way. Is this daydreaming, is this a therapy session, or is this an improv … Continued

Rosie Tucker – Sucker Supreme

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Sometimes I find it difficult to write about music I really like. This is one such case. The songs here shine lyrically, speaking to a myriad of experiences relating to coming of age and everything that entails. Style-wise there is … Continued

Able Baker – Spiral Bound Songs

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This is a dang good downer. The newish release from Able Baker features 5 pleasantly sad songs that mix together aspects of slow-core, emo, and aughts indie rock. Characteristics of Superchunk show up, as well as a similarity to VoirVoir … Continued