Tag: EP

Anohni – ‘Paradise’ (EP review)

Anohni – ‘Paradise’ (EP review)

Paradise by ANOHNI After more than a decade of fronting Antony and the Johnsons, front woman Anohni released her much-celebrated, debut album, Hopelessness, in May 2016. With the benefit of hindsight, the album was more than just a masterpiece. It was timely and poignant, revealing the instability and chaos that were brimming below the surface but have risen since the events of […]

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Alyeska – ‘Crush’ (EP review)

Alyeska – ‘Crush’ (EP review)

The music and film industry share a lot in common when it comes to releasing new material. Movie trailers often contain the best scenes in order to grab viewers’ attention and get them to flock to theaters. Labels and publicists will release one or two songs in advance of the album launch, and the songs tend to be the cream […]

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Ela Minus – “Adapt.”

Ela Minus – “Adapt.”

“Bright Music for Dark Times”. That’s what Gabriela Jimeno has written on her gear when she performs as Ela Minus. In times like these, it’s tough to understand what is happening in the world. Music has always been therapeutic, healing, and guiding. Ela Minus’ music indeed brings brightness into these tumultuous times. This month, she released her third EP, Adapt. […]

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Jacob Hudson – “It All Repeats” EP

Jacob Hudson – “It All Repeats” EP

Jacob Hudson  is a talented singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, Florida who just released his latest EP, It All Repeats. His last release, The Tomb, was mostly acoustic based and chronicled the ups and downs of relationships. It All Repeats is his newest effort, and it’s a stellar collection of songs about the emotions and feelings felt after a break up. The way […]

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Albert Man – “Nothing Of Nothing Much”

Albert Man – “Nothing Of Nothing Much”

Received with critical acclaim, Albert Man‘s 2016 album, Cheap Suit, placed him at the forefront of London’s gig circuit and generated praise from the BBC Radio’s Head of Music. We also gave it an in-depth review along with an interview with the man himelf, so we’ve been eagerly awaiting his next release. It comes in the shape of an EP, […]

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PALM HONEY – “Tucked into the Electronic Wave”

PALM HONEY – “Tucked into the Electronic Wave”

For the better part of the year, PALM HONEY have been blowing our minds with their anthemic psychedelic rock. Consequently, they were one of our thirty Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 and a popular choice to be the surprise breakout band from the UK, following in the footsteps of Wolf Alice, Black Honey, and fellow Reading mates Sundara Karma. The […]

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Alex Lahey – “B-Grade University” EP

Alex Lahey – “B-Grade University” EP

One of the 2016’s EPs that we regretfully did not cover was Alex Lahey‘s debut EP, B-Grade University. Fortunately, awesome label Dead Oceans announced they had signed the twenty-something, Melbourne resident and were re-releasing the EP for North American audiences. As such, we are given a chance to make amends for our oversight. A favorite of the fantastic Aussie station […]

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Rubblebucket – “If U C My Enemies” EP

Rubblebucket – “If U C My Enemies” EP

In an era where imitation has become the road to success, Rubblebucket have stayed true to their roots in making funkified indie-pop music through unconventional ways. They are part marching band, part pop collective, and part Afro-funk quintet. Through seven outputs (four albums and three EPs), one thing is clear about Rubblebucket’s music – they have an uncompromising purpose to […]

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Jack River – “Highway Songs No.2”

Jack River – “Highway Songs No.2”

The question isn’t if but when Holly Rankin, the singer-songwriter behind Jack River, will become a star. Signed to Melbourne-based, super-indie label I OH YOU, the twenty-something artist had already captured the attention of music lovers along the Central and Gold Coasts of Australia. It is only now, however, that people are starting to pay attention. While Rankin cites Neil […]

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La Sera – “Queens”

La Sera – “Queens”

For the past several weeks, La Sera have been touring in support of their last album, the Ryan Adams-produced Music For Listening To Music To. Somewhere along the line, the husband-and-wife duo of Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker managed to record a new EP, Queens. How the two managed to accomplish this is a question for another time but an […]

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Skin & Bones – “Ghost In This Town” EP

Skin & Bones – “Ghost In This Town” EP

Earlier this month, the California duo Skin & Bones released their album, The Ghost In This Town. Multi-instrumentalist Taylor Borsuk and fiddle player Peter Blackwelder are creating soulful folk music that fans of blues, country or roots could all appreciate. Their musicianship and sense of groove and dynamics is something that any discerning listener can get excited over. Its an […]

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Me and My Drummer – “Love Is A Fridge”

Me and My Drummer – “Love Is A Fridge”

When Me and My Drummer burst on the music scene in 2012, they became one of Central Europe’s biggest buzz bands. Their singles “You’re a Runner” and “Don’t Be So Hot” went viral online with several artists remixing the tracks. Their debut album, The Hawk, the Beak, the Prey, was well received in their home country and elsewhere. Their power-pop […]

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The Modernettes – “Teen City” (Reissue)

The Modernettes – “Teen City” (Reissue)

Sudden Death records is on a tear this year, releasing some pretty great stuff (more reviews to come in the next few days). Today, let’s talk about Modernettes and their 6-track EP Teen City. If you gave this LP/CD a spin right now, without any context, you’d think they were inspired by folks like The Strokes, Jet, and even some oldies […]

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Young Romance – “Wild”

Young Romance – “Wild”

Back in December, I wrote about London’s Young Romance, calling them the UK’s next great noise-pop band. Their music has been applauded by notable outlets like NME, yet they somehow remain unsigned. Comprised of Claire (vocals, drums) and Paolo (guitar), the two have followed up their awesome 7″ split single “Pale” with the equally excellent Wild. Their debut EP is something directly out of […]

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Hidden Gem: Karen Meat & The Players

Hidden Gem: Karen Meat & The Players

During her days at the Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp in Nashville back in 2012, Arin Eaton dreamed about forming a band in the same mold as Those Darlins, who also got their start at the same camp. Two years later, Arin made her dream a reality in founding Karen Meat & The Players. Together with her trusty computer, […]

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Sabals – Debut EP “Premonitions”

Sabals – Debut EP “Premonitions”

Last month when Sabals released their fantastic new single, “Wild Thing”, which was featured on our Weekend Showcase and is an early contender for one of the best songs of the year, it raised expectations and heightened the anticipation of their debut EP. There is always an uneasiness as well when awaiting to hear a more extensive compilation of songs, […]

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Love L.U.V. – “Come See Me”

Love L.U.V. – “Come See Me”

“Come See Me” is a smile-inducing, infectious garage-surf-pop single from Love L.U.V. The song is from their debut EP of the same name, and it is filled with music that will have you shaking your booty. The single is part of our Weekend Showcase for February 20th, a playlist of new music from the not-so-distant past. As for the rest of the […]

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