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Glowing House are Down and Out

March 23, 2013
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Glowing House are Down and Out

I tell you, every time I hear this band I love ‘em a little bit more. Just nine months ago, Denver neo-folk act Glowing House released their second full-length record Days Run Out (which I profiled here), and the songs played in my head for days after I heard them. This week, they have...

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The Swayback: Keepin’ “Double Four Time”

December 2, 2012
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The Swayback: Keepin’ “Double Four Time”

Just when you think you have your finger on the pulse of a music scene–something broadsides you and makes you feel like you don’t know nothin’. So I finally take some time to catch up on my “listening stack”–the records I’m supposed to listen to but haven’t got around to yet–and I come across...

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Sleeper Agent’s Surprise “Celebrasion”

October 11, 2011
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Sleeper Agent’s Surprise “Celebrasion”

Okay, I’m gonna be honest: I wasn’t too big on reviewing Sleeper Agent‘s debut record Celebrasion. I first heard this indie-rock act when they came through town on tour last spring with Cage the Elephant. Their set was energetic, but really sloppy, like they had just came out of the garage. I remembered wondering...

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The Psych-Rock of The Sister Ruby Band

August 15, 2011
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The Psych-Rock of The Sister Ruby Band

I know it’s probably stupid, but sometimes I feel a bit of apprehension in reviewing a solo artist posing as a band. I dunno, maybe I feel like it’s cheating if one guy played all the instruments on the record–because how the heck is he gonna play all of them LIVE? And why can’t...

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How Days of Rae Makes Me Want to Hear More

July 28, 2011
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How Days of Rae Makes Me Want to Hear More

Picking music to write about is not an exact science for any music blogger. Music is just too subjective for that. For me, out of the many music submissions I get, I choose not just to write about those artists who have all their ducks in a row, but also artists with potential. Also,...

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Palmer’s Gritty Folk Rock

July 3, 2011
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Palmer’s Gritty Folk Rock

Let’s begin at the beginning: Andy Palmer can’t sing. I’m serious. Think Bob Dylan. Think Tom Waits. Think Johnny Cash near the end of his life. That’s singer/songwriter Andy Palmer. All through his record Sometime Around (released under the moniker “Palmer”), he growls, squeaks and strains through the lyrics with a voice that sounds at...

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My Body Sings Electric (and Changes Color)

June 2, 2011
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My Body Sings Electric (and Changes Color)

After a bit of waiting, I finally got my hands on Changing Color, the debut full-length from Denver alt-rockers My Body Sings Electric. This is a band that has been playing a lot around town and gaining a lot of momentum and attention with their high-energy, indie-punk sound. I had the chance to talk...

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Lindsay Aline: The Familiar and the New

February 25, 2011
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Lindsay Aline: The Familiar and the New

When I was contacted by someone from Lindsay Aline‘s team to review her 2009 self-titled record, I have to admit I was a little skeptical. Taking a look at the website and reading the self-written bio, I couldn’t help but think, Oh, great–another young girl who thinks she’s got it. Yeah, I know it...

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Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors: “Someday” Is Now

February 16, 2011
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Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors: “Someday” Is Now

Okay, so I’m a sucker for a great hook.  I admit it.  Don’t judge. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an up-and-coming indie-rock band, and hailing from Nashville, you can definitely hear the country sensibilities in their sound. But that’s not what won me over.  The opening track on their brand-new record Chasing Someday...

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Take to the Oars: New Name, Same Band–Only More So

February 13, 2011
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Take to the Oars: New Name, Same Band–Only More So

Indie music fans might actually find something familiar in the sound of modern rock band Take to the Oars and their recent January 2011 release American Volume. Especially fans of Vonnegut. Because it is Vonnegut. In June of last year, Vonnegut officially changed its name to Take to the Oars, essentially saying that their...

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