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Singles Review: Lilac Queen - 'Things Are Different Now'

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Singles Review: Lilac Queen - 'Things Are Different Now'

New England's shoe-gaze group, Lilac Queen, have been on the rise in the scene for the past year or so & even more since signing to No Sleep Records. Earlier this month, the 5-piece band released 2 singles, "fences" & "piles" under the EP titled "things are different now." With only one previous EP released last year, they've already shown great growth & refinement in their sound. Their first single, "fences," is a gripping preliminary track for anyone being introduced to them for the first time. The layers of the three flanged guitars and distortions all contribute to the signature ambient shoe-gaze sound while creating...

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Single Review: Wolf Rd - "As Good As It Gets"

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Single Review: Wolf Rd - "As Good As It Gets"

Known for creating hard-hitting anthems that transcends genres, Wolf Rd are back with their latest single “As Good As It Gets.” The Chicagoland quartet, Chris Hoffman (vocals), Nick Hoffmann (drums / vocals), Geoffrey Duckmann (guitar / vocals), and Devin Stone (bass) – have always strived to create music that’s relatable and cathartic and their newest work is no different.  While most are familiar with the infused pop-punk and metal blend that embodies their previous work, like their debut EP Nowhere Around You, but “As Good As It Gets” showcases a more delicate side. The track features acoustic guitars, as well as...

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Single Review: King No-One - "Bad Porno"

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Single Review: King No-One - "Bad Porno"

Full of glamour and drenched in neon lights, the indie/alt outlet King No-One dropped their latest single “Bad Porno” on 3/12 and it’s as grand as they are. The Yorkshire three-piece, Zach Lount, James Basile, and Joe Martin have crafted a unique sound that’s infused with experimental vibes, synths and hammering riffs to forge a style that stands out.  “Bad Porno” is a nod to noughties pop, the tracks that ruled the radio waves, filled with infectious beats with lyrics that were guaranteed to get stuck in your head. Combine that with a heavy metal punch and you have this track....

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Single Review: iDKHOW - "Debra" (Beck Cover)

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Single Review: iDKHOW - "Debra" (Beck Cover)

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (or iDKHOW) have been having a fantastic past few weeks. Just last week they performed “Leave Me Alone” from their most recent release “Razzmatazz” on Ellen, making this their second live television performance, (succeeding their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) The aforementioned track also hit #1 at Alternative Radio last month.  Additionally, last week iDKHOW released a new track, a cover of Beck’s 90s hit “Debra”. The duo tweeted “In 1999, Dallon fell in love with Beck’s song “Debra” from ‘Midnight Vultures.’ After covering it on tour for a while, we decided...

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Single Review: Pulses. - "No Good Can Come From This, But It Can't Get Any Worse"

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Single Review: Pulses. - "No Good Can Come From This, But It Can't Get Any Worse"

From Northern Virginia, dawns the post-hardcore/emo group, Pulses., who are bringing a fresh & addicting sound into the scene this new year. This four-piece band first teased their upcoming EP with the single, "Brand New Taste," which is a wonderfully fast-paced-in-your-face introduction to this new era. On February 19th, they dropped their second single, "No Good Can Come From This, But It Can't Get Any Worse." Although the long Fall Out Boy-esque titles can be daunting, we assure you it's a track you won't want to miss. "No Good Can Come From This..." has bursts of angst & pent up rage that help orchestrate the overall erratic...

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