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by Adrien Begrand

24 Jun 2015


Photo: Matt Herrebout

Dreadnought is so immersed in the ‘70s progressive rock and folk that when you hear their hushed, acoustic passages you immediately assume they’re from England. Then the black metal kicks in, and you don’t know what to think. It turns out the band is from Denver, and they’ve done a wondrous job combining classic prog and extreme metal on their forthcoming new album Bridging Realms. Led by the sumptuous dual lead vocals of Kelly Schilling and Lauren Vieira (who also play flute and keyboards respectively), Dreadnought showcase all sides of their eclectic sound on the gorgeous 14-minute composition “Odyssey”, which we’re very pleased to premiere here at PopMatters. It’s like a collision between Comus and Agalloch, and is not to be missed.

by Adrien Begrand

23 Jun 2015


A former member of the indie rock band Ravens & Chimes, Rebecca Rossi has since formed Krystalmath, and the singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist feels right at home in the dance pop realm, especially on the gently pulsating new track “Say That You Love Me”, which we’re pleased to premiere today. Instead of morphing into a one-dimensional club banger, the New York musician reins in the track just enough to focus more on the voice and the hook without compromising the song’s propulsive sound.

by Adrien Begrand

23 Jun 2015


Photo: Allyson Lally

After a five-year hiatus Atlanta band Sleep Therapy returned this past January with Dirt City Swans, the first of four new EPs planned for release. Next up is Creatures, which comes out today, and we’re happy to premiere “This is Power”, one of its four new tracks.

by Adrien Begrand

23 Jun 2015


From the opening bars of their new single, you’d think Scavenger Hunt is an obscurity from an old John Hughes soundtrack. So immersed in the ‘80s is this Los Angeles electropop band—think the Human League and Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark—that is comes as a genuine surprise that this music is from 2015. But there it is on Soundcloud, not on an old tape with Molly Ringwald on the cover. It’s remarkable, and something we think is worth hearing.

by Adrien Begrand

23 Jun 2015


Crossley Hunter’s musical influences might skew towards ‘90s alternative rock—the Ontario, Canada band lists Third Eye Blind, Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good among them—but underneath it all is a strong rustic sensibility too, as if Crazy Horse, Magnolia Electric Co., and Wilco have crept into the music as well. Whomever the influence, the six-piece’s new song “Burning Bright” is an affable combination of boisterous, mainstream-friendly rock and subtle Americana, one we’re glad to premiere here.

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