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Album Review: No Capes-Open Mind

Thursday, March 17th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Released: January 15, 2016

Rate: 9/10

Annapolis bred band, “No Capes” just released their debut album, Open Mind this past January. The 10 song album gives off vibes of rock, blues, funk, indie and even a subtle hint of jazz. If you like: Bad Suns, Two Door Cinema club, Phoenix, or even Bombay Bicycle Club, you will definitely enjoy No Capes. (more…)



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Cullen Omori- New Misery

Friday, March 11th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

cover170x170-2Cullen Omori– New Misery

Released: March 18, 2016

Rate: 6/10

Cullen Omori is coming out with a new album March 18. New Misery is heavily synth driven, and generally a very chill album. Omori sounds like a slightly darker version of the band “Swmrs” mixed with a blast from the past. The production of the album is very well done, the guitar tone is amazing, and every instrument fits in perfectly. Though this may be a plus, I wish the album had more depth to it, the album just seems to be dragging along, I would love to hear more drums, or even a tonal difference in Omori’s voice, some more character or ”attitude”. The laid back attitude can sometimes get very mundane. Other than that, I think the album is a very good, one, you can tell that Omori has developed his sound and the type of music he enjoys playing. He is just starting out and I think he has a lot of room for growth and a bright future ahead.



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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real- Something Real

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

cover170x170-1Lukas Nelson & Promise of the real- Something Real

Released: March 11, 2016

Rate: 7/10

Lukas Nelson & Promise of real is a four piece rock band from California. The band is releasing a new album, titled: Something Real. The 9 track album is an infusion of country, southern influenced rock, and some blues; the lead vocalist Lukas Nelson as a twang and sound similar to Neil Young and Caleb Followill of the band, “Kings of Leon”. It is no surprise that every piece of the band is extremely talented, the songs are dynamic and very different from one another. (more…)



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Sugar Free Allstars – Sugar Free Allstars

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Released:  April 2, 2016

Rate: 6/10

Sugar Free Allstars self-titled album comes out April 2nd. The children’s artist takes a more new wave approach to children’s music. While some children’s music can be acoustic and pretty low-key, Sugar Free Allstars has elements of disco, jazz, blues, and funk that collectively make up their songs. This makes them very upbeat, akin to the personality and activity of young children. Their music is also something that adults can get into to, so if you have you’re on a long car ride and pop this album in, you can groove along as well. Sugar Free Allstars, is definitely unique in the world of Children’s music in that again it does appeal to many different age groups, their sound is to get you up to move and groove. The production is very good on the album and lyrically, it is very children friendly and easy to understand. Looking for a break from traditional children’s music? I would definitely get this album!



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Frances England – Explorer of the world

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Release Date: April 1, 2016

Rate: 8/10

Frances England, a children’s artist releases her new album Explorer of the World is absolutely fun and whimsical. England’s voice is absolutely perfect for children’s music, the primarily acoustic album is not only good for children but is also something adults can get into as well. Her voice is light airy and absolutely infectious, her songs are simply cute and you can’t help but to smile. The production on the album is fairly good, but the songs and the vibe of the songs makes up tremendously for the decent production. If you have kids, or just want music to chill too, I would definitely check this album out!



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Stereo Reform-The future started yesterday

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

cover170x170Stereo Reform- The future started yesterday

Released: May 13, 2013

Rate: 10/10

Stereo Reform is just bound to blow up. With its sound being similar to Capital Cities, Walk the Moon and Fickle Friends, and vocals that are strikingly similar to Nicholas Petricca of Walk the moon, Stereo Reform is the “Next Big Thing”. (more…)



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Josh Taerk-Here’s to change

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Release: June 1, 2015

Rate: 5/10

At only 25, Josh Taerk’s album Here’s to change has an old time feel; the album sounds very mature and polished from someone so young. In some instances it sounds like a live album than a studio recording. Lyrics that give off hues of personal experience, triumph and growth radiate through out the entire album. I would say Josh Taerk is a more acoustic, one man version of the band “Train”. (more…)



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Betty Moon-Pantomania

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Release: July 28, 2015

Rate: 8/10

Betty Moon, a Toronto born singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker’s album Pantomania is an album that exhibits her deep sultry vocal tone. Her music as well as the album has vibes from Madonna and musicality similar to bands like WarPaint, Phantogram and Massive Attack. The sound is very spacey/futuristic pop with an underlying rock base executed by the distorted guitars. The sound is very mesmerizing and groovy; one of the songs on the album “Thunder” sounds a lot like “R U Mine?” by the Arctic Monkeys. (more…)



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The Benedict Dollyrockers-The Benedict Dollyrockers

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Released: November 3, 2015

Rate: 4/10

The Benedict DollyRockers are a country/rock/jam band originally from Coldwater, Michigan, but currently reside in Kalamazoo. Though they call themselves a “jam band” they do not seem very “jam-band”like. It seems like they are perpetually sad, and honestly I wish they were a little more upbeat or enthusiastic. Lyrically they can come off whiny and uninspired, their vocalist has a whiny twang as well that can be very unappealing. Many of the songs on the album can sound pretty repetitive, and honestly can sound the same. Despite this, I do here vibes from the Red Hit Chilli Peppers; as well as that, it is evident from their guitar solos that they are talented instrumentally but they do not utilize their talent very well and its kind of a disappoint.



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Rabbit Wilde-The Heartland

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Release: February 19, 2016

Rate: 6/10

Rabbit Wilde formerly known as Wild Rabbit is a multi-instrument playing quarter from Bellingham, WA. The band consists of brothers: Zach and Nathan Hamer, Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker; the band is set to release their LP The Heartland, February 19 and it is to be a follow up from their EP Southern Hands released the Fall of 2015. Rabbit Wilde has a sound similar to The LumineersOf Monsters and Men, and The Civil Wars. (more…)



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