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Monday, Sep 8, 2014
As you enjoy the last days of summer while you can, give the dreamy and warm "Somersault" from the California rock band Dot Hacker.

Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, it wasn’t uncommon for a band or artist to release anywhere from one to three albums in a year. (See the voluminous discography of Frank Zappa for a case in point.) While Prince may have recently garnered a lot of attention with his announcement that he plans to release two albums on the same day at the end of September, the California rock band Dot Hacker already beat him to the punch.


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Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Take a quick jump back in time to ten years ago, when The Ocean Blue first released its Waterworks EP, with a first look at the video for the previously unreleased track "Can't Let Go".

Ten years ago, the Pennsylvania-based veteran indie outfit the Ocean Blue released the now rare EP Waterworks. Well, rather, it was until recently rare, as the group announced that it would be re-releasing the EP in addition to several unreleased tracks, recorded around the same time as the EP. Now, Waterworks has the feel of a full-length release.


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Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Fans of rock 'n' roll at its most vintage should give Paul Collins' retro Feel the Noise several listens.

Paul Collins sounds like a guy who not only loves rock ‘n’ roll; he sounds like he’s spent his whole life living it. Feel the Noise, his latest studio effort, captures the spirit of a musician who has grown comfortably into his style. After years of playing in power pop groups like the Nerves and the Beat, Collins has continued to smartly integrate the distorted side of his rock ‘n’ roll with a keen ear for affable hooks.


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Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
The latest tune from former BoDeans member Sam Llanas, "Deja Vu", is a vibrant cut of blues-tinged rock and roll.

Sam Llanas (formerly of the BoDeans) is set to drop his new solo record, The Whole Night Thru, this November.


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Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
Pacific Northwest singer/songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman pays tribute to the fleeting summer months with her latest video, "Summer Song".

Just over a month ago, PopMatters premiered the video to Sara Jackson-Holman‘s “River Queen”, the title track off of her new EP. Now, the echoey-voiced Jackson-Holman has released another video, this time for the longing and lovely piano ballad “Summer Song”, her newest single.


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