Review: Yarah Bravo – Love Is The Movement

Review: Yarah Bravo – Love Is The Movement
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Yarah Bravo = Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes + Del tha Funky Homosapien … read more

Review: Sally Seltmann – Hey Daydreamer

Review: Sally Seltmann – Hey Daydreamer
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Hey Daydreamer is an album full of theatrics. Not only is the instrumentation elaborate, with emphasis on the horns and percussion, but the overall feeling I get from listening to this is uplifting, as she sings about finding strength in independence, throwing out bad influences and living with your mistakes. … read more

Review: Tonight Sky – Self-Titled

Review: Tonight Sky – Self-Titled
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As the name suggests, the influences behind Tonight Sky (created by Jason Holstrom) involve a lot of stargazing and space stuff. With that, Holstrom weaves electronic melodies with danceable beats, layered with ambience invoking the nature of space—empty and vast. … read more

Review: Simian Ghost – Youth
Review: Yasmine Hamdan – Ya Nass

Review: Yasmine Hamdan – Ya Nass
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“Shouei” stuck out most for me, evoking the sounds of staring out the window and watching the rain in your cozy setting of choice. The album sways gracefully between the nostalgic sounds, like in “Aleb,” to darker, tormented melodies, such as “Enta Fen, Again” and “La Mouch.” … read more

Review: Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk

Review: Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk
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Over Land and Sea starts out with a force that immediately captures your attention. … read more

Review: The She’s – Dreamers

Review: The She’s – Dreamers
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Smack on some lip gloss, grab an ice cream cone and head down to the beach with Dreamers as your soundtrack. This three-piece gal band is perfect for summer tunes, with garage pop-punk melodies to get you bouncing as you skip around and smile about how great your life is. … read more

Review: Smoke Fairies – Blood Speaks

Review: Smoke Fairies – Blood Speaks
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Coming into this album, I had my doubts. “Blood Speaks” felt like a period anthem, with the lyrics, “Your blood is speaking, and mine is speaking,” set to a marching beat with a droney, chanting voice fit for a haunted church performance. Yeah, the sheddings of my uterine lining are speaking, too, and I’m still crampy. … read more

Review: Mirah – Changing Light

Review: Mirah – Changing Light
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I am beyond thrilled that this release came my way, seeing as I haven’t really stopped listening to Mirah since C’mon Miracle was released a decade ago. … read more

Reviews: Alex Chilton – Electricity by Candlelight

Reviews: Alex Chilton – Electricity by Candlelight
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On a dark and stormy night on February 13, 1997, the power went out as Alex Chilton and his band were about to play their second set of the night at the Knitting Factory in New York City.  … read more