Tag: Baltimore

First Impressions: Future Islands – ‘The Far Field’ (album review)

First Impressions: Future Islands – ‘The Far Field’ (album review)

Future Islands are the reigning royalty of indie synth-pop. Over the last 11 years, they have cemented a reputation for both showmanship and craftsmanship. Their live shows are marked by high-energy performances from frontman Samuel T. Herring, while their music always gets the crowd on their feet. Now with the release of their fifth album, The Far Field, we ask the […]

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Snail Mail – “Habit”

Snail Mail – “Habit”

Habit, the debut EP from Baltimore’s Snail Mail, is a perfect, late-summer record. Lindsey Jordan, who is 17-years-old, wrote Habit in her suburban Maryland bedroom between shows and school. She teamed up with her friend and drummer Shawn Durham and bassist Ryan Viera to record the six-track EP in DC this past spring. The result is six really amazing indie-pop […]

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Great American Canyon Band – “Only You Remain”

Great American Canyon Band – “Only You Remain”

The Civil Wars for years epitomized the potential of the dual-harmony approach of indie folk and Americana. When they announced they were breaking up in 2014, the music world has been searching long and hard for another group who would replicate their beauty. While there are no shortage of female-male harmonic bands, these acts feel clichéd, often using the dual […]

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Sunbathers EP Review + Q&A

Sunbathers EP Review + Q&A

Today we have a review of Sunbathers’ self titled debut EP. We shared their track Intimacy at the end of November and became immediate fans. The Baltimore/DC Based band is comprised of Sean Lynott (Vocals/Synth) Peter Mindnich (Guitar/Vocals) Tim Boate (Guitar) Sean Oliver (Bass), and Shohsei Oda (Drums). Their five track EP is a solid showing of their talent for […]

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Twitter Tuesday – Face Value

Twitter Tuesday – Face Value

Today’s Twitter Tuesday band is Face Value, a Baltimore based pop punk band who is proving that pop punk is not dead (We are referencing an article that claimed this here). They have just recently released an LP titled Growing Up Young. The album is reminiscent of many of the pop punk 90s bands that I ended up spinning during […]

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Dope Body’s raucous “Old Grey”

Dope Body’s raucous “Old Grey”

  Since 2008, Dope Body has been blasting the ears of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. residents with their furious and awesome noise rock. It’s chaotic, intense, abrasive, and just a riot. And just barely a year since they released the cathartic Lifer, the quartet are returning with another album, Kunk. The lead single from the album is the madly brilliant […]

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Misun – “After Me”

Misun – “After Me”

One of our favorite bands has returned. Misun, the Baltimore-based trio, have the ability to craft stunning and infectious music that you know will last lifetimes. Their new single, “After Me”, further evidences their unique ability. This song is sultry with its funk textures mixed in with indie rock. “After Me” is the lead single from their forthcoming EP, Feel […]

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Expert Alterations – “A Bell”

Expert Alterations – “A Bell”

“A Bell” is from Expert Alterations. We don’t know much about them expect they’re from Baltimore; the three band members’ names are Paul, Alan, and Patrick (thanks to Facebook); and their debut EP will be released in June (exactly when TBD) on Slumberland Records (preorder here). But whatever, this quick, pop-rock track will be blazing out of our speakers for […]

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Lower Dens – “Escape From Evil”

Lower Dens – “Escape From Evil”

March 2015 has been an absolutely incredible month for new music, and its final day has its fair share of amazing records set for release. One of those albums is Escape From Evil, the third album from Baltimore’s Lower Dens. This is Jana Hunter and crew’s first album since 2012’s Nootropics. Escape From Evil was produced by Chris Coady, Ariel […]

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Lower Dens – “Ondine”

Lower Dens – “Ondine”

“Ondine” is the new single from Baltimore indie band, Lower Dens. Since the release of their debut album, Twin-Hand Movement, many of us became fans. Their awesome sophomore album, Nootropics, only solidified our fandom. Now with a third album on the horizon, Escape from Evil due out in less than three week (March 31) on Ribbon Music, we’re getting excited. “Ondine” is […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Mt. Royal

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Mt. Royal

For Those Who Like: Celebration, Beach House, Porcelain Raft, Heavenly Beat In two weeks, Baltimore’s Celebration will be releasing their long awaited new album. To prepare for that launch, I’m reflecting back on a terrific EP that was released earlier this year by another Baltimore band and that has links to Celebration. Mt. Royal is a five-piece indie indie band […]

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Mundo Musique: Baltimore’s New God share “Summer Girl”

Mundo Musique: Baltimore’s New God share “Summer Girl”

Baltimore art-pop duo New God will release their second record, Firework on July 29.  The band, consisting of brothers Kenny and Kurt Thompkins released a video for “Summer Girl”, which will be on Firework.  It’s a really cool song,  with a catchy hook and harmonies. You’ll dig it if you like bands like Panda Bear or Painted Palms. http://www.new-god.com/ https://www.facebook.com/newgodband

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Mundo Musique: Debut EP by Rapper King Snxxp and Producer Real Ayler, OutKasted

Mundo Musique: Debut EP by Rapper King Snxxp and Producer Real Ayler, OutKasted

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview Chris Ayler, the young, Westland, Michigan teenager and emerging producer with a tremendous talent for sound, soundscapes, and melodies. It is an innate ability that few possess. After dabbling on his own and producing several songs together, including the trippy, mesmerizing “Praise”, the 17-year old Ayler – now referred to as […]

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