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Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
The ethereal, sensual groove of "A Ghost to Find", the latest by the Minneapolis band Sun Gods for Gamma Rays, is a promising sign of what's to come from this up-and-coming band.

The Minneapolis band Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, comprised of Brianna Kocka (lead vocals), Paul Flynn (guitar), Brian Gollnick (bass), Peter Bregman (keyboards), and Mitch Miller (drums), are set to release their new album, A Ghost to Find, in the next month. (Although the band’s name may indicate otherwise, they are not a fanciful prog band.)


Below you can watch the video for the album’s title track. The song’s sensual groove is a perfect marriage to Kocka’s vocals. Together they form an ethereal yet substantive track that’s indicative of more to come.


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Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
The spacey synth notes of T0W3RS' "Cups" soon give way to an ebullient chorus that's sure to get toes tapping.

No, T0W3RS is not an acceptable spelling for the game of Scrabble. And no, “Cups”, the latest song by the Raleigh, North Carolina project T0W3RS, is not a cover of the Anna Kendrick song of the same name. Instead, it’s a fun little tune that moves from spacey, echoey synths in the beginning to a joyous latter section, accented by some plinking percussion. Despite the name of the album that it’s on, TL;DR (internet lingo for “too long; didn’t read”), “Cups” is a song that wastes no time at all getting its point across.


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Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
On the boisterous Slap Back, the first full-length under her own name, Sallie Ford hopscotches between folk, blues, psychedelia, and punk intuitively and convincingly.

On her new album Slap Back, Sallie Ford strikes out on her own after making two full-lengths that were co-credited to the Sound Outside. Well, she’s only sort of going it alone: Despite releasing Slap Back under her own name, Ford is living out her dream of starting an “all-girl rock ‘n’ roll band” after enlisting Portland cohorts Anita Lee Elliot (bass), Amanda Spring (drums), and Christina Cano (keyboards) to help make the new album. PopMatters touched base with Ford to find out more about Slap Back, a boisterous rock album that hopscotches between folk, blues, psychedelia, and punk intuitively and convincingly.


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Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
The stunningly talented Americana group the Lone Bellow has just dropped a new single, along with an announcement of a new LP.

The Brooklyn-based Americana group the Lone Bellow has just announced it will release its newest, yet-to-be-tiled sophomore album in early 2015. While you wait for details on the forthcoming record by this exciting young band, you can stream the first tune from the record, “Then Came the Morning”.


Stream “Then Came the Morning” via SoundCloud at this link.


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Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
"Laughing Girl" finds the Florida psych-rockers Sunbears! trading off between loud guitar riffs and lo-fi vocal passages.

The Jacksonville, Florida based group that calls itself Sunbears! (yep, exclamation point included) is set to release its new LP, Future Sounds in the coming month. Having already premiered the tune “Now You’re Gone”, these psychedelic rockers are offering up another track off the record, “Laughing Girl”, which you can stream below. Featuring a striking contrast between huge, driving guitar riffs and lo-fi vocal production in the verses, the song operates on a key contrast that plays upon the highs and lows of its lyrical matter.


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