Author: Wendy Redden

Hidden Gem: Meadowlark – “Fly”

Hidden Gem: Meadowlark – “Fly”

Recently, there have been some really great duos in the indie pop-electronic space moving to the forefront. These duos include lovely and airy female vocals backed by a nice bed of electronic beats, keys and dreamy melodies. A couple of recent duos that pop into mind that are similar include Coves and Sylvan Esso. Add to the list Bristol, UK duo Meadowlark, who is […]

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Hidden Gem: Lion’s Mouth – “Lion’s Mouth”

Hidden Gem: Lion’s Mouth – “Lion’s Mouth”

Today we present Lion’s Mouth – a duo that has recently moved to Los Angeles from Wisconsin. After listening to their self-titled debut, it really begs the question as to why they are not more well-known. The fact that this is a female duo that rivals the percussion of The Dodos and vocals reminiscent of Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee) and early Lisa Loeb, the question […]

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A Quick Conversation with…Mike Dignam

A Quick Conversation with…Mike Dignam

A few weeks ago, we posted one of the newer tracks from up-and-coming UK artist Mike Dignam. In terms of talent and potential, he has all the elements needed to achieve the magical occurrence in music when an overseas band or artist can break through in the USA and Canada and gain worldwide success. Sam Smith and Royal Blood are […]

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hd hausmann – “i am here and i am cold in the water”

hd hausmann – “i am here and i am cold in the water”

We have another track on our hands from UK mystery artist hd hausmann. We shared an island without a few months ago, and a new single has popped up on SoundCloud. The new track, “i am here and i am cold in the water” has a brooding Pink Floyd-esque feel if you were to strip down Pink Floyd on a […]

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Public Service Broadcasting – “The Race For Space”

Public Service Broadcasting – “The Race For Space”

We posted the ambitious video a while back for Public Service Broadcasting‘s “Gagarin”, which was the lead single from the new space-themed album, The Race For Space. After having a listen to the album streaming over at NPR, one thing is certain – Mr. J. Willgoose, Esq. and Mr. Wrigglesworth can definitely create emotional scores set to historical events from our past. […]

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Grown Up Avenger Stuff – “Pins”

Grown Up Avenger Stuff – “Pins”

Grown Up Avenger Stuff is a rock band from Charlotte, NC. Their sound is a blend of 90s angst and straight up rock with a strong lead female singer which brings to mind some of the great female rockers like Sleater-Kinney or even going back a bit further back, Joan Jett. Grown Up Avenger Stuff is made up of Tyler Thomsen […]

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Sir Cadian Rhythm – “Sir Cadian Rhythm”

Sir Cadian Rhythm – “Sir Cadian Rhythm”

Sir Cadian Rhythm is yet another band that does not stay in any one type of genre. The fairly newly formed band (March of 2014) are from Long Island, NY and just recently released their debut EP. The group consists of musical theater performers, Juilliard graduates, music teachers, award-winning jazz band performers, and prolific poets. Their band name is a […]

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Velcro Mary – “Fourth Quarter Funeral”

Velcro Mary – “Fourth Quarter Funeral”

We shared “Whatever Helps You Sleep at Night”  from Velcro Mary last fall and the newest track is “Fourth Quarter Funeral”, which has a pretty amusing video to go along with it – with appearances by none other than an Elvis puppet and a couple of cute furry stuffed animals playing guitar. This track is heavy on guitar which makes it DIY awesome, and I also […]

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Mike Dignam – “Hurt”

Mike Dignam – “Hurt”

If you didn’t know who Sam Smith was before the Grammy awards,  I’m sure you know who he is now. I really dislike comparing certain artists to others because I respect every artist’s individuality, but most people I know want a point of reference or ask me “Well who do they/he/she sound like?”. As much as I hate to compare, Mike Dignam […]

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Black Night Revival –  ‘Don’t Forget My Name’

Black Night Revival – ‘Don’t Forget My Name’

Black Night Revival is a Brooklyn based rock band that has currently flown under the radar. The band consists of Petar Krsikapa on vocals, Juan Cardenas on guitars, Rik Cava on bass and Frank Juan on drums. They recently released their debut EP Don’t Forget My Name, which is a solid debut full of heart pumping rock ‘n roll. As a […]

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Max and the Moon – “Modern Love”

Max and the Moon – “Modern Love”

Max and the Moon are from California and were actually one of the bands I saw live last year at SXSW. They impressed me with their live set, and I have been following them since. They seem to create that perfect blend of synth-driven indie pop/rock goodness. With super catchy tracks like “Out of My Head” and “Crazy” that were released […]

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Lola de Hanna – The Other Side

Lola de Hanna – The Other Side

Lola de Hanna moved to NYC from Greece in pursuit of a career as a psychologist and instead became involved with the city’s vibrant music scene. After listening to her solo debut EP, she made a wise choice sharing her musical talents with the world.  Her style continues on my multi-blend of genres kick I have been on lately. On […]

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Plastic Handgun, “Involuntary Memories”

Plastic Handgun, “Involuntary Memories”

I have been impressed recently by a few solo artists out there creating really new and different sounds. I have added Plastic Handgun to that list. Plastic Handgun is the project of Mark Di Giovanni, who is based in Toronto. With his release of Involuntary Memories last month, he is experimenting with rock, electronic music, a tinge of shoegazey reverb all while layering […]

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Involved, “Radiation Leak”

Involved, “Radiation Leak”

Today I’m sharing a new video for a really cool electronic driven instrumental track from the international duo Involved. I don’t share a lot of videos unless it’s the only way to share a song, but sometimes the artistic element of a video plus the mood of the song comes together and creates something really cool. The new video for Involved’s “Radiation […]

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The Lost Poets, “Mouth”

The Lost Poets, “Mouth”

The Lost Poets are considered a mix of grunge, sludge, rock and swamp blues, but I just checked the box of “really good” and “share-worthy”. They are definitely on the harder side, but there is so much more going on with the duo from Stockholm, Sweden. The duo together is producing what could be considered dark, grungy rock, which is really great. The […]

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Breakfast in Fur, “Flyaway Garden”

Breakfast in Fur, “Flyaway Garden”

Breakfast in Fur hail from New Paltz, NY and are becoming a band that I keep going back to. This is another one that does not fit in any one box or genre, and a characteristic I really love. Flyaway Garden was recorded in various studios, living rooms and attics throughout the Hudson Valley and is a wonderful compilation of what seems to […]

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Nate Paladino – “Good Boy”

Nate Paladino – “Good Boy”

One of my favorite parts of being a contributor of The Revue is posting whatever strikes my fancy. We have no genre boxes we have to check off (or restrictions for that matter), and it is whatever I hear that I make a connection with that I end up sharing.  My hope in sharing what I like, is that it might make a connection […]

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A Quick Conversation with….Maybelleen

A Quick Conversation with….Maybelleen

I love finding out about great new bands, being able to do a Q&A and reviewing their recently released EP all at once.  That great new band for me today is Maybelleen who are from Montréal and are comprised of Peter and Charles Camiré, a young brother duo. The boys have been raised surrounded by the music of their dad, a […]

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Tomas Doncker Band – “Big Apple Blues”

Tomas Doncker Band – “Big Apple Blues”

I have huge respect for the blues and especially for how much it has influenced some of the great rock and roll pioneers and even current bands we love today. I grew up in a household where thankfully rock n’ roll was shared heavily along with blues influences such as BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Muddy Waters (Thanks Dad!). I enjoy a […]

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A Quick Conversation with…Made Violent

A Quick Conversation with…Made Violent

I have been following Made Violent for a while now and each single they end up releasing stays in rotation on my popular playlists.  The trio are from Buffalo, NY and started officially playing as Made Violent toward the end of 2013 and are definitely ones to watch. Their short description on Facebook reads “WORLD FAMOUS AMERICAN ROCK BAND” and I […]

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