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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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Pink Avalanche have released a video for their track "In Empty Spaces". The track comes from the band's new album, The Luminous Heart of Nowhere, which will be released on November 18th via Past/Futures Records. You can preorder the album now through Saki.

You can catch Pink Avalanche on November 14th at Subterranean with Survival Knife and Hungry Ghost.

October 24, 2014

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

October 24, 2014

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

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

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

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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