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by Jedd Beaudoin

24 Apr 2017


Today we are premiering the video for “Parachute”, the new song from Spaceface, led by Jake Ingalls, also known for his guitar and synthesizer work with Spaceface. It should come as little surprise that the track and the project itself are informed by the theatrical, the psychedelic and all manners of heart and mind expansion.

Ingalls, taking a momentary breather from a seemingly constant cycle of writing, touring and recording explains that “Parachute”, taken from the group’s new LP Sun Kids, originated with Spaceface’s live show.

by Jedd Beaudoin

19 Apr 2017


We are pleased to premiere “Wait Until Dawn” from Julian Jasper. Featured on the expanded edition of the singer-songwriter’s EP 2AM, Chinatown/I Don’t Mind, out May 5 on Misra Records. Laden with danceable rhythms and a mellow haze of late night vibes, the song at times recalls Todd Rundgren and Steely Dan while offering listeners something unmistakably of the now. The tune’s economical nature (it clocks in at just over three minutes) speaks volumes about Jasper’s ability to say what needs to be said and not a word more. There’s even a letter-perfect guitar solo that reminds us that that form isn’t entirely a thing of the past.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Apr 2017


Andrew Paschal: Coco Hanes wears all the trappings of adolescent garage pop, but “I Don’t Wanna Go” is more melodically astute than I at first expected. In the same way that “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” couched a deeper yearning for freedom within its bubblegum frame, Hanes seems to be getting at a real conversation about independence even through her veil of carefree irreverence. [7/10]

by PopMatters Staff

14 Apr 2017


Andrew Paschal: The second season of Mr. Robot featured a scene similar to the “Ain’t It Funny” music video, with the characters locked in a twisted black comedy version of an old-school sitcom. Both clips vacillate between funny-creepy and actual creepy, using humor while also inverting and dissecting that humor. Danny Brown is excellent as always about highlighting substance abuse as the mental health problem it is while pointing out the way artists are in some ways encouraged to self-destruct for public entertainment. [8/10]

by Jonathan Frahm

14 Apr 2017


Back in 2015, Adrien Begrand described Moonsville Collective as having “undeniable chemistry to create rustic Americana that’s made to be heard in person, where the beer is flowing & the energy is palpable.” This much is still evident on their latest single, “LA County Line”.

On top of this, though, they’ve made some clear strides towards new sonic paths predating the release of their new EP, Moonsville II, as well. They bring things into a more modern soundscape this time around, focusing on smooth harmonies and consummate instrumentation married by a broader production.

The tune finds a sonic space tucked comfortably between artists like Old Crow Medicine Show while enjoying both the classic sentiment and more recent pop stylings of Avett Brothers balladry. It’s a relaxed, captivating alt-country song about finding your place outside of the bustle of city life and enjoying it.

Moonsville II releases April 21.

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