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Indie Rock

Album Review: Silas Fermoy – Future Self – Sky’s the limit for this talented indie rocker

Posted  April 19, 2015  by  Hannah

Reviewed by Hannah of Rock My Commute Now this is the kind of album I have been waiting for! Clouds That Dropped You is something that sounds new enough to be exciting, but familiar enough to be instantly appreciated. His picture may look a bit like Justin Timberlake, but according to his bio just five […]

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Folk

Shore Thing – A well-crafted love letter to nature

Posted  April 18, 2015  by  Matt Simon

Coming from Ontario, Canada, Shore Thing are a unique and refreshing blend of folk, soul, and indie rock. With a rush of creative bands coming from the great north, Shore Thing stands out as a relevant mix of earnest but carefree talent. Their latest effort, the five song EP Outside Voices, shows a deep connection […]

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Roots

Album Review: Coal Town Rounders – How It Used To Be – Traditional string music done right

Posted  April 15, 2015  by  Greg

It’s hard to explain to folks why some bands have “it” and some don’t, especially in the traditional music space. After all, every traditional band has a guitar, a banjo, and maybe a mandolin and/or fiddle. But the difference is all in the execution. The Coal Town Rounders are the kind of band that can […]

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Artist Interview

Artist Interview–Benjamin’s Brother

Posted  April 14, 2015  by  Kate Bee

In January I reviewed an eclectic Brit-pop album from Israeli artist, Benjamin’s Brother.  I thoroughly enjoyed the updated, timeless sound and the poignant, honest lyrics.  When the opportunity to have a conversation with the creator of this album appeared in my inbox, I was excited and terrified.  Talking with people is not this introvert’s strong […]

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Rock

Album Review: Millions – Max Relax – Experimental, intelligent rock music

Posted  April 13, 2015  by  Greg

From the title of this new LP, it’s clear the band knows who they are. Millions are the kind of band that wants to chill their listeners, inspire us a little, and help us get to a better headspace in life. It’s about relaxation, but it’s also about enjoying life. The vibe is like a […]

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Album Review: Silas Fermoy – Future Self – Sky’s the limit for this talented indie rocker

Reviewed by Hannah of Rock My Commute Now this is the kind of album I have been waiting for! Clouds That Dropped You is something that sounds new enough to be exciting, but familiar enough to be instantly appreciated. His pictu...
by Hannah
 

 
 
Band in Alleyway (Oct 2014)

Shore Thing – A well-crafted love letter to nature

Coming from Ontario, Canada, Shore Thing are a unique and refreshing blend of folk, soul, and indie rock. With a rush of creative bands coming from the great north, Shore Thing stands out as a relevant mix of earnest but carefr...
by Matt Simon
 

 
 
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Album Review: Coal Town Rounders – How It Used To Be – Traditional string music done right

It’s hard to explain to folks why some bands have “it” and some don’t, especially in the traditional music space. After all, every traditional band has a guitar, a banjo, and maybe a mandolin and/or fiddle. But ...
by Greg
 

 

 
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Artist Interview–Benjamin’s Brother

In January I reviewed an eclectic Brit-pop album from Israeli artist, Benjamin’s Brother.  I thoroughly enjoyed the updated, timeless sound and the poignant, honest lyrics.  When the opportunity to have a conversation with ...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Album Review: Millions – Max Relax – Experimental, intelligent rock music

From the title of this new LP, it’s clear the band knows who they are. Millions are the kind of band that wants to chill their listeners, inspire us a little, and help us get to a better headspace in life. It’s abou...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Album Review: Acoustic EP / Vol. 1 By Villafan

Review by Hannah for RockMyCommute JC Villafan’s music is a challenge to categorize into one particular genre, but you’ll find he is impossible to dismiss as an artist. Villafan can’t really be considered alt-country, neo...
by Hannah
 

 

 
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Fool’s Gold – Top Album of ’15 Candidate

If you are anything like me, you spend the first few weeks of the New Year anticipating the first great album of the year. With ’14 in the books and ’15 picking up speed, it only becomes a matter of time before it pours out...
by Matt Simon
 

 
 
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Artist Interview: Stu Larsen

Photo credit: Jarrad Seng Having heard Stu Larsen on fancy streaming services, I was excited to get information from his PR company. After a few emails back and forth, we decided that an interview would be groovy. Here are Stu&...
by Greg
 

 

 
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Album Review: Shai Agmon – The Cobweb – Sophisticated instrumental acoustic guitar album

This is an exceptional album that uses acoustic instrumental guitar to sooth the soul. Shai Agmon reached out to us and it was a stunning realization of his talent. The combination of guitar music and backing strings makes for ...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Album Review: Carter Sampson – Thirty Three – No non-sense beauty in each country track

(Review written by Hannah of rockmycommute.com) When you check out Carter Sampson’s Bandcamp page, you’ll notice that Thirty Three is the “fourth independent studio release” for Carter, and her first solo acoustic EP. R...
by Hannah
 

 
 
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Artist Interview – Autumn in June

If you were to make a list of the musical genres that Ear to the Ground covers, indie electro would have a difficult time cracking the top fifty. The closest we may come is the upcoming banjo free Mumford and Sons album. Howeve...
by Matt Simon
 

 

 
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Album Review: Pacific Gold – Sing My Welcome Home – A soulful, harmonious journey

A few years ago when I ran across Wayfarer’s album The River on bandcamp I was totally blown away by their conceptual style – a revisioning and repurposing of hymns with a sort of vintage 1960s rock flavor. It was so ri...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Ted Z and the Wranglers–Cowboy Rock and Roll

On your average day, I do not think of Southern California as a hotbed for quality country music.  Here I am being wrong again.  Maybe it’s not a hotbed and maybe this isn’t the most country of country music.  Te...
by Kate Bee