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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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ZKPR will be releasing a new EP this December. The band recently released the first single from the EP "Sierra Nevada".

October 24, 2014
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Shalloboi (aka Tyler Ritter) has released the title track of his forthcoming album. According to his facebook is not sure what album will be become or when it will be released but we are sure glad he shared this beautiful new track.

October 24, 2014
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Out For Hours have released a music video for their new track "Bound To Break" from their forthcoming EP Sweet Talk.

You can help the band celebrate the release of Sweet Talk at Metro on November 8th.

October 23, 2014
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Sarah Marie Young released her latest album Little Candy Heart this month. The album can be purchased from itunes or stream through her own app.

You can catch Sarah Marie Young at Schubas on November 3rd with Brite Lite and Sima Cunningham.

October 22, 2014
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The Friendly Lens released their latest single, "Spendthrift Lynn" back in August. The band is lead by the vocals of Zachary Coarson. The single is the follow-up to their June EP Inland Towns.

You can catch The Friendly Lens at Elbo Room on November 7th with Sin Anestesia, Ron Winn, and King Cloud.  

 

October 22, 2014
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Forgotten Species are releasing their debut EP Hades Fades on November 18th. The band formed five years ago in a local bar where Drummer Matt Zemburski and bassist Lizz Kannenberg were bartending. Lead singer and guitarist Blake Smith (Fig Dish, Caviar, and Eiffel Tower) would frequent the bar and the rest is history.

You can catch Forgotten Species on November 22nd at Schubas with Daniel Wade & Ancient Friends.

October 21, 2014
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