Local Reviews: �Andale!

Local Reviews: �Andale!
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After years of teasing and torturing with a single-track acting as the only officially released material, �Andale! have finally released a full-length album. Although the wait was long, the self-titled album lives up to the precedent set by “Hit the Ground,” the track featured on DBS II.  … read more

Local Reviews: Ask The Dust

Local Reviews: Ask The Dust
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On the surface, Ask The Dust might appear to be another vanilla-bland rock band playing vanilla bland tunes, but you’d be dead wrong, if you stuck with this assumption.  … read more

Local Reviews: 36 Grit Slurry

Local Reviews: 36 Grit Slurry
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This band’s name makes no sense to me, but I give them a big ol’ thumbs up “Welcome to Gotham” style for being creative and whacky.  … read more

Local Reviews: Calico

Local Reviews: Calico
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Oh Calico, how do you infatuate me? Let me recount our days. Just as your opening song begins� silently we grew stronger and my heart beat loud like the ringing of a triangle. Vibrations from your percussion and low keys transcended me into a great high.  … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: The Devil Whale

Local Reviews: The Devil Whale
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The Devil Whale gets my vote for the best serenading band in Utah. I can already see girls and boys getting weak at the knees. This is one of those bands that can appeal to everyone because the music is so personal.  … read more

Local Reviews: Jeremy Spence

Local Reviews: Jeremy Spence
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Anyone touting a press kit that hints they sounds like Coldplay better be packing a lot of heat to back it up. Unfortunately, after listening through this album three times, I couldn’t even hear a hint of Chris Martin, let alone any trace of a Euro-pop influence.  … read more

Local Reviews: My Own Time

Local Reviews: My Own Time
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From the ashes of Oxido Republica come My Own Time, a very different machine than Oxido. The obvious highlight of this five-track demo is Karla “Agony” Olivia’s vocals. There is a great amount of energy behind her lyrics, and it just feels like she is singing from her own pain, when nowadays many female singers scream just because they can.  … read more

Local Reviews: Purr Bats

Local Reviews: Purr Bats
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Anyone who’s ever picked up an album by Purr Bats knows the sort of insanity they’re getting into, but for those unfamiliar, let me try to explain: imagine a much more twisted version of Devo, blending a folk-western style into a techno-rock hybrid. … read more

Local Reviews: Salt Town Greasers

Local Reviews: Salt Town Greasers
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I can’t tell if these folks are trying to create an eclectic sound or if they just can’t make up their minds up on what to play. Country, punk, psycho and rockabilly all find their way into the mix, but with little thought as to how to play these genres well.  … read more

Local Reviews: Team Mom

Local Reviews: Team Mom
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I was not prepared to be so pleasantly surprised. This album is darn good. With a surge in the indie-pop scene as of late, Team Mom is a welcome addition, bringing new-age alternative with a twist of ’60s folky electric guitar and swing-jazz drums. … read more