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by Brice Ezell

4 Nov 2014


In his 2010 PopMatters review of Whitey Morgan and the 78’s’ self-titled sophomore outing, Stephen Haag wrote that the group “an album meant to be played -– and loud -– in a shitty dive bar jukebox. And yes, that’s a compliment.” He finished his review by saying the music will make you want to “to crank this record and turn up the bottle.”

Now, four years later, Morgan and his band have readied their followup to Whitey Morgan and the 78’s, the live LP Born, Raised, & LIVE From Flint, which was recorded in Morgan’s Michigan hometown.

by Brice Ezell

3 Nov 2014


Fans of Bon Iver will have their ears perk up with they hear the name of the latest project by Albert Cerny (of Charlie Straight fame), called Lake Malawi. While the band’s name is an allusion to that somber American indie titan, Lake Malawi the band makes music for large arenas, not rustic Wisconsin cabins. The group’s latest single, “Chinese Trees”, begins with a verse backed by staccato keyboard notes, which then give way to an anthemic, melodic chorus.

“Chinese Trees” follows the single “Always June”, both of which are the early offerings of this young enterprise.

by Brice Ezell

3 Nov 2014


Described as a “part avant-garde vocal ensemble and part wildly experimental pop group”, the Red Hook, Brooklyn-based Anawan (formerly TWVE) just recently announced the forthcoming release of its newest, self-titled LP. Combining intricate vocal harmonies with visceral and grabbing pop melodies, Anawan writes chamber music for a pop-centric generation. Below you can get a taste of the vocal experimentation that’s to come on Anawan in the form of “One of Us is Dead”.

by Cole Waterman

3 Nov 2014


In their first ever music video, Detroit’s Sleepless Inn visually balance a neon luminescence with a dark underbelly, a trait inherent to their era- and genre-merging music. “Karol Simon”, from debut The Rainbow Room EP, is a mishmash of modern dream pop built around metallic, clacking beats, scraping sound effects and Laura Finlay’s seductive intonations.

by Brice Ezell

31 Oct 2014


Nat Jay may be in the early years of her songwriting career, but already she has garnered a great deal of attention. Her music has appeared on ABC’s Men In Trees, The CW’s Heartland, MTV’s The Hills, SyFy’s Continuum and CBC’s Arctic Air. “Can’t Getcha Out”, one of the lead tracks off of her new album All I Think When I Wake Up, took the title of “Best of British Columbia” courtesy of the Canadian radio station Shore 104.3FM. Her rising prominence led Popdose to cheekily describe her as “perhaps the loveliest Canadian pop star import since Robin Sparkles.” Below, you can watch the lyric video for the song “Just a Little More”, which also features on All I Think When I Wake Up.

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