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August 2014
Dead Native
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Dead Native's self-titled sophomore album has an overall cosmic feel starting with the cover but building through out in the sound. The band blends echoing elements of psych rock, shoegaze, mototik, and pop. There is also a blues under current, but it is toned down from their 2013 debut, Keep It Strange". The adventure on the new album builds through out the tracks, but the most effective cosmic track has to be "Traveling". The 9 minute epic space journey seems built to put anyone into orbit. It is followed up by the one of the heavier tracks, "Clean Kill", that trudges through muddy fields of throbbing guitars. The album closes with an anthemic flourish with "Respite" with all instruments soaring to a close. This may or may not be a concept album, but it does truly feel like a complete listen that was meant to be played track by track. Dead Native's new album will be released on Sept. 2nd.


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The Boxing Lesson Releases Full Length Album, Big Hits!, 5/16/13 @ Mohawk

The Boxing Lesson has not released a full length album in almost five years, but I promise you the wait has been more than worth it. The trio’s newest offering, Big Hits!, opens up with a psychedelic nine minute journey into a world of ethereal noises, spacey guitar, dark vocals and a slow, steady drum beat that holds it all together. As much as the epic opening track is reminiscent of Pink Floyd and David Gilmore’s echoing guitar work, don’t be fooled. The Boxing Lesson proves to be a diverse band that knows how to blend punk rock, classic rock n' roll and psychedelia into a fluid and well-calculated album. Check out their opening track, “Endless Possibilities”. -- Written by Jodi Lang

 

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Sour Bridges, Deli Artist Of The Month, Sophomore Album Release Show @ Scoot Inn 5/31/13

Browngrass- you’ve seen it, but have you heard it? It’s the sound of one of our April Monthly Poll winners Sour Bridges. They used the term after having a difficult time describing their music. “We have tried categorizing our music into folk/rock, blue-wop, mountain gossip or aggressive grass but nothing really stuck until Dalton (the drummer) jokingly coined the phrase 'Browngrass'. It’s similar to Bluegrass but a little dirtier."

Cravings of those Austin summer nights with friends in a backyard drinking whiskey until the sun rises are exactly what I yearn for when listening to Sour Bridges and that’s the browngrass way of life. “With bluegrass elements and a rock n’ roll rhythm section, it typifies our values in life and living: humble, backyard, dirt stomping in 4/4 time. We have a way of spilling notes into a bathtub and making some really great music for consumption.”

Their sophomore album, Catfish Charlie, is being released at the end of this month with cover art featuring their friend Charlie riding a catfish. This 15 track record is comprised of love songs, train songs, drinking songs and thinking songs that will make you move. Get your dancing shoes ready for their CD release show on May 31st, 2013 at The Scoot Inn. Doors open at 8. --Written by Courtney Pierce

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The Roosevelts Release Debut EP, Cold Sheets, 5/3/13 @ Stubb's

The Roosevelts are two beautifully bearded men whose songs enrapture listeners in a cloud of feeling and sometimes an uncontrollable need to dance. Although considered a pop/rock band, their often narrative lyrics lead listeners down paths riddled with tragic epiphanies giving them a much more serious kind of philosophical air. To record their debut album, Cold Sheets, The Roosevelts chose a power team with producer Dwight Baker (Bob Schneider), drummer JJ Johnson (John Mayer) and bassist Dave Monsey (Fiona Apple) guaranteeing this album to be sublime lyrically, vocally and instrumentally. Watch the "Cold Sheets" video here. -- Written by Katy Glass

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Leah Nobel, Ride the Butterfly Video Released 3/20/13

Leah Nobel's premiere official music video was released March 20, 2013 featuring the title song, "Ride the Butterfly" off her new Indie Pop album. Translating the hesitation and clutter of the lyrics into rustic scenes of childlike adventures, this video features a structure made entirely of recycled materials. Between the corners of toys and CDs, there is the ever-present use of light to represent Leah’s hopeful outlook. Like the rest of the album, “Ride the Butterfly” showcases Leah's honest, humble lyrics that are sung beautifully through Leah's angelic voice. – Written by Katy Glass

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Lonely Child's New Album, I Can See Forever, Released 2/6/13

Bryan Ray is the heart and soul of Lonely Child as producer, songwriter and musician. Lonely Child surpasses any one genre as it branches out to many composing an R&B, neo-soul, electro, pop orgy for your ears. He seamlessly pieces together these genres in his most recent single "I Can See Forever", opening listeners up to his powerful vocals as he sings his passionate lyrics. Lonely Child is currently working on another new single, "Dead Life", to be released this May. - Written by Katy Glass

I Can See Forever by Lonely Child

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