Mixed Media

June 2016

Garbage - “Empty” (Singles Going Steady)

"Empty" may not be reinventing the wheel, but at least Garbage are making quality alt-rock that stands on its own two feet instead of drowning in its influences.

John Tejada - “Lakewood Drive” (Singles Going Steady)

Like many other electronic/chillwave music out right now, "Lakewood Drive" is too long and one-dimensional for its own good.

JD McPherson - “Firebug” (Live @ Pickathon) (premiere)

Up today from our Pickathon video series, we have a live performance from rock and roller JD McPherson and band.

Cass McCombs - “Opposite House” (Singles Going Steady)

Cass McCombs' new single is an extremely well-written, sophisticated song that's not unlike Bibio's latest music without all the blips and beeps.

Sweet Crude - “Mon Esprit” (audio) (premiere)

Sweet Crude is an extremely exciting new group with haunting and mesmerizing vocals sung in Louisiana French and English.

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley - “Leave My Woman Alone” (audio) (premiere)

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley can seriously burn up the fretboard with some of the most amazing country playing you'll hear anywhere.

Highland Kites - “This War Inside” (audio) (premiere)

Folk rock duo release dancier, darker number from forthcoming EP.

Watching for Foxes - ‘Undone Bird’ (album stream) (premiere)

Among the slew of rising Michigan artists in the music industry, Grand Rapids' Watching for Foxes are the ones with the most to prove.

Charlie Faye and the Fayettes - “Eastside” (audio) (premiere)

Charlie Faye has had a successful career on the Americana scene, but she feels that with the Fayettes, she can finally make the kind of music that she's been dreaming about.

Wild Beasts - “Get My Bang” (Singles Going Steady)

It was only a matter of time until Wild Beasts would fully embrace a more electronic sound.

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//Mixed media

Oz Is Not Down Under As Everyone Thinks It Is

// Re:Print

"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.

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