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Slows Down Shares EP 3

Slows Down is the musical pseudonym of British Berlin-based DIY solo artist and multi-instrumentalist Alexander Hawthorne. Recorded in isolation in his Berlin studio, the self-released EP 3 presents a condensation of Slows Down’s disparate styles and atmospheres, from choral chamber music, to blissed-out surf, to soupy psychedelic rock, to frazzled noise pop. Besides a few...
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Chick Quest - "Down In A Crypt"

Chick Quest channels dance-y post-punk and 60’s western soundtracks, creating playful and grungy tracks like “Down In A Crypt,” the second single off their upcoming sophomore album, Model View Controller. With its creeping synth melody, punching guitar riffs, and lead singer Ryan White’s sharp and undulating vocals, the track is dance-inducing to say the least,...
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Dead Pretties - "Social Experiment”

“Social Experiment” says what you can’t say when you’re stoned at a party wondering if all the girls there watched the same make-up tutorial or if all the guys chugging beers are secretly virgins. “All the girls and all the boys went to parties in disguise,” says the chorus on Dead Pretties’ debut single, which...
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Grain Death - “Springfield”

“Springfield” is one of those songs that make you nostalgic for no particular reason. There has to be a specific recipe for this (which I don’t exactly know because this question is for music theory experts), but it must have something to do with a slow-head-bobbing guitar melody, a waltz-style time signature, a layering of...
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Lucky Beaches - “B.O.D”

A few listens into “B.O.D” and the lyrics emerge from a haze, revealing a dark state of mind intelligently obscured by a dragging drum beat, a wailing guitar, and echoed vocals fit for an 80’s cop movie soundtrack — hence the opening siren? “B.O.D” stands for ‘better off dead,’ by the way, and repeated exposure...
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Psychic Love - “Red Sun”

This is not the first time that we got seduced by Psychic Love’s dream rock melodies. We featured “Ultralight” and “Dye Pack” last year and now is the turn of “Red Sun” off her debut album The Hive Mind.  Psychic Love is a three-piece, self-proclaimed “dream grunge” band led by multi-media artist Laura Peters. Much like...
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Cog Nomen - "Fear Of Missing Out"

Miami’s own Cog Nomen did a double great job with this track and video for “Fear Of Missing Out”. Lots of effects on the vocals, a loopy melody and groovy drums, make for an upbeat, ambiental, trippy and overall good feeling track. This does not mean that the track is a happy go lucky number, especially...
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The WELL TEMPERED - "Turn"

The Well Tempered has a knack for producing dark synth-pop tracks with romantic tendencies. With lots of shuffled synths, erratic percussion, and provocative verses “Turn” makes it cleanly into the same loving beats category as Depeche More or The Soft Moon. THE WELL TEMPERED is the artists name of Brooklyn’s Robert Bock. The project is a stripped back evolution of the...
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Femme Vanille - "Bona Fide"

Femme Vanille brings us “Bona Fide”, a dramatic and fun track, full of ups and downs, surprises and promises.  Bona Fide is a track that fits equally well as a track to be enjoyed with headphones or as a soundtrack for a movie. Femme Vanille is the Dutch cinematic indie pop band formed by singer...
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Birocratic - "Dead Cat in the Parking Lot"

Birocratic’s “Dead Cat in the Parking Lot” is a pretty good example of how to properly blend chillout, trip-hop and a touch of funk. Nostalgic and dreamy, it is the soundtrack to a real life, modern day Alice in Wonderland trip. The sound of the track is reminiscent to classics in oddity such as I...
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NIN released Not The Actual Events EP

A day before scheduled, Nine Inch Nails surprised us with the release of their new EP titled Not The Actual Events. The record can be purchased on NIN web as a vinyl or “digital with a physical component.” When buying it fans can get an instant download of the five new songs. Last week Trent...
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Birthday Ponies - "Sway"

In their own description, the Birthday Ponies try to make music that is both heavy and light, like chocolate mousse. And that they have done with the track “Sway.” Starting off jazzy and indie, the guitars slowly gain power and distortion, and the energy of the track keeps going up. The Birthday Ponies is a 3 piece...
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