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Keep Your Eyes Peeled for: UMMAGMA

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August 15, 2013

How much more fitting could it be for a love affair to blossom at an outdoor acoustic guitar concert between two musicians? Comprised of Alexander Kretov and Shauna McLarnon, Ummagma is a dynamic Canadian-Ukrainian duo, founded in Moscow in 2003, where Kretov and McLarnon met coincidentally at an acoustic concert. The relationship between the two… Read More ›

Music-Loving Bastards: Interview with Grauzeit

Dearest readers, if you’ve been following, you’ll remember the spotlight we published not too long ago on the German ambient metal group Grauzeit, containing my review of their then to-be-released EP Tyrannei der Tristesse. If you haven’t already, I strongly urge you to check the article out. If you’re low on time, I’ll give you the fly-by. Formed… Read More ›

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for: Sam Pinkerton

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Sam Pinkerton has released three songs, all of which are available to download from her website. Her formula is simple: guitar, voice, feeling. It is amazing how much the pick of guitar can make you feel, especially when it is paired with a perplexingly calming voice – a voice with such a peculiar… Read More ›

Consider the Balance Broken: An Interview with Chloe Charles

Bartenders are lighting candles around the venue, and band members are mixing tracks on their computers at the bar. Her publicist, manager, and agent are all in deep prep, moving around the room as a family would, smiling at her between placing cards and nutty snacks on the tables, and sending an encouraging look her… Read More ›

Rock.Dance.Repeat. | An interview with Latenite Automatic!

February is an exciting month for Latenite Automatic. With the February 1st premier of their video for “Ghost Love” and the anticipated release of their debut album “You Are Electric?” on the 27th, the band’s hypnotic rhythms will now begin to raid your senses like a wildfire. Vancouver’s Jay Brown is the mastermind behind electronic, alternative,… Read More ›

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for: Rad Habits

Talking with Rad Habits about power pop, the understatement of Big Star, and getting Dad to like your songs. It’s a foggy, rainy, and shitty day as I sit down with vocalist Dylan Bowden and guitarist Mark Fosco of Rad Habits. Days like this beg for a band with a brighter disposition than the never-ending… Read More ›

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for: Matthew de Zoete

I don’t know about you, but ever so often, I crave to be totally immersed in a good story. So, when I stumbled upon Matthew de Zoete’s latest album, Colour Film, I prepared myself for a good storytelling as he suggested I should: I dimmed the lights, put on a good pair of headphones, and sat… Read More ›

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for: Cai.ro

It begins with the hush of an acoustic guitar, and it carries you over with solemn vocals. You are enticed to surrender to the swells of its melody and without warning, you are thrushed upon the shore. Undefined by a single genre, Cai.ro’s debut EP, “Young Love” carries you through unpredictable surges, with minimal sounds to… Read More ›

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for: Sunsplitter

You can call it the antithesis to some of today’s boneless music. Folk is witnessing a revival in the indie scene, and those who are nostalgic for rooted music are excited, including myself. Perhaps it’s the honesty of homegrown music that listeners crave nowadays or that people simply want to hear a good story. Regardless,… Read More ›

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for: Air Marshal Landing

Today marks the anticipated online release of Air Marshal Landing’s sophomore EP, Vitamins. It’s been three years since the release of their first EP, The Industry, and the boys are now ready to showcase their evolving sound. Like Pink Floyd’s Meddle, The Beatles’s Revolver, and  Bob Dylan’s Another Side of Bob Dylan, Vitamins is Air Marshal Landing’s transitional collection that offers… Read More ›

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