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by Brice Ezell

7 May 2015


Photo: Patrick Bertolino

With their new record Citizens, the Houston pop/rock outfit the Wheel Workers pull off the trick of marrying “sociopolitical consciousness with a memorable hook.” Vocalist and lyricist Steven Higginbotham was nominated for the Best Songwriter Award at the Houston Press Music Awards in 2014, no small achievement considering that if one tuned out the lyrics, the Wheel Workers could just appear to be another catchy pop group.

To get a glimpse into Citizens, as well as the political insight that Higginbotham and his bandmates display in their music, stream the album cut “Burglar” below.

by Brice Ezell

7 May 2015


The Cornwall, United Kingdom trio Auction for the Promise Club have already garnered support from major outlets in their own country, such as BBC, 6Music, and NME Radio. Following their 2012 One EP, the band have now readied a followup single, “This May Hurt’, which you can stream exclusively below. With the energy of Paramore and the new prog guitar riffs of bands like Muse, Auction for the Promise Club show off their pop smarts but also bring a healthy dose of edge to the equation.

by Brice Ezell

6 May 2015


With psych and krautrock influences aplenty, Mondo Drag’s self-titled full-length, their first for the Los Angeles label RidingEasy Records, is one hazy good time. The band’s psychedelic bonafides, more than apparent in the music of Mondo Drag, has already been established through the music of the retro rock/metal outfit Blues Pills, which features many of the same band members. Swirling, mind-numbing textures meld with the swagger of classic rock—the Rolling Stones in particular—in this potent sonic brew.

by Brice Ezell

6 May 2015


Photo: Thodoris Markou

A true transcontinental affair, Spun, the latest LP by the Greek folk musician Moa Bones (aka Dimitris Aronis), reeks of dust, tumbleweeds, and the cawing of desert crows. From the sound of his music, Moa Bones sounds like he was born and raised in a John Ford film, but his actual home is Greece, where he crafts his distinct take on American music. Spun is being billed as containing “extracts of a five-year mini autobiography”; for one such extract, check out the dusky noir of “Take It All Away”, which you can stream exclusively below.

by Brice Ezell

6 May 2015


The zig-zag of the guitar riffs on “Daylights Gone”, the newest tune by the rising Seattle outfit Motopony, show that this young sextet has a musical trick or two up their sleeves. The fact that intricate guitar work is the focal point of the track is somewhat unsurprising, given that the band has a healthy arsenal of three guitarists to its name—an atypical feature for a rock band in the present day. “Daylights Gone” features on Motopony’s forthcoming sophomore outing, Welcome You, which was produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Heartless Bastards, Trail of Dead) and mixed by Guy Massey (Spirtualized, Manic Street Preachers, Ed Sheeran).

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Seeing through the Perspective of '_Prism'

// Moving Pixels

"The best puzzle games teach us that there's always more to learn, and _Prism succeeds in this regard through its final lesson. There’s more than one way to interpret a pattern.

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