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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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Punk rock from Seattle: Dead Bars release new tracks

Raspy punk rock has a very important place in every punk rocker's heart.  Dead Bars seem to occupy that space.  Formed in 2013 and hailing from New Jersey,  Dead Bars are not only raw, grungy, bloodied and ragged, but they seem to also have a surprisingly talent for melody.  They could easily be confused with most bands on the Fat Wreck Chords punk label.  The band just released two new tracks via No Idea Records, one called 'Los Marineros,' which will appear on their self-titled EP and one called 'Just Fine' that will appear on a split with Sunshine State.   You can listen to the latter below. - Michael Haskoor (@Tweetskoor)

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