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Country

Three bands from 2014 we should have covered (but didn’t)

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  admin

Look – no one likes excuses. I have none. Sometimes there were “circumstances” that resulted in bands getting bumped down in coverage, but to these three bands I’d like to say SORRY. To make up for it… umm… we covered you! Yay?! Opal Puckett – Self titled This album came out an entire YEAR ago. […]

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Indie Rock

Forbear – Haunting and Beautiful

Posted  January 25, 2015  by  Matt Simon

Every now and again I hear the forceful assertion that there is no good music made anymore. While at times I can definitely sympathize with this broad generalization, I feel that it negates the responsibility of the listener to sift through the blah in order to find the truly great. What these people typically mean, […]

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Yesper – Senses Sensei – Esoteric, smart singer songwriter

Posted  January 21, 2015  by  admin

From the moment I first found Yesper I knew he was a special talent. It’s that kind of quirky different that made everyone raise their eyebrows at Yellow Submarine after I Wanna Hold Your Hand. It’s not bad or weird different, just different different. Every song on this Yesper salvo is that kind of peculiar, […]

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Indie Rock

Morgan Mecaskey–driving, divergent, and transparent indie-pop.

Posted  January 20, 2015  by  Kate Bee

Morgan Mecaskey is one of the most talented and engaging musicians who I have ever met.  She’s a genuine person with great song-writing ability, and a unique and beautiful voice.  She plays a variety of instruments and experiments with an incredible variety of styles.  Her music seems effortless yet it is packed full of deep […]

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Indie Rock

The Young Braves – Young UK Pop Rockers On the Rise

Posted  January 18, 2015  by  Matt Simon

The UK has always been home of young and talented rockers. The recent ascension of acts like Royal Blood and Arctic Monkeys have brought a renewal of this rich musical tradition. Influenced by bands like these as well as American acts like Kings of Leon, the UK band The Young Braves blend the rock and […]

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howlin brothers album art

Three bands from 2014 we should have covered (but didn’t)

Look – no one likes excuses. I have none. Sometimes there were “circumstances” that resulted in bands getting bumped down in coverage, but to these three bands I’d like to say SORRY. To make up for it… umm… we c...
by admin
 

 
 
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Forbear – Haunting and Beautiful

Every now and again I hear the forceful assertion that there is no good music made anymore. While at times I can definitely sympathize with this broad generalization, I feel that it negates the responsibility of the listener to...
by Matt Simon
 

 
 
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Free Music Friday: Bearheart

Happy Free Music Friday friends! This week, again thanks to our friends at Noisetrade, we’re happy to bring some awesome new Americana music courtesy of Bearheart, a six piece band out of Nashville. These guys run the gam...
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The Haunted Windchimes – Hallelujah

As you know, a good band name is all that it takes to grab my attention. I’m a little surprised I haven’t come across The Haunted Windchimes (aren’t all windchimes haunted? I think so.) before. These guys are ...
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Yesper – Senses Sensei – Esoteric, smart singer songwriter

From the moment I first found Yesper I knew he was a special talent. It’s that kind of quirky different that made everyone raise their eyebrows at Yellow Submarine after I Wanna Hold Your Hand. It’s not bad or weird differe...
by admin
 

 
 
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Morgan Mecaskey–driving, divergent, and transparent indie-pop.

Morgan Mecaskey is one of the most talented and engaging musicians who I have ever met.  She’s a genuine person with great song-writing ability, and a unique and beautiful voice.  She plays a variety of instruments and expe...
by Kate Bee
 

 

 
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Water Liars – “Let it breathe”

We’ve covered Water Liars here before. They’re one of the best country duos making music right now. I love that they’re totally flying under the radar while being absolutely world class talents. This particula...
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The Young Braves – Young UK Pop Rockers On the Rise

The UK has always been home of young and talented rockers. The recent ascension of acts like Royal Blood and Arctic Monkeys have brought a renewal of this rich musical tradition. Influenced by bands like these as well as Americ...
by Matt Simon
 

 

 
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Free Music Friday: Hey Rosetta!

Happy Free Music Friday friends! This week, with the help of Noisetrade, Hey Rosetta! is giving us a package of songs to get us ready for their upcoming album. What better way to start the weekend than with some wonderful, Cana...
by Casey
 

 
 
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Tyler Lyle Video Interview

Hey all, as you know, we’re big fans of Tyler Lyle here at EarToTheGround. He’s a supremely talented singer songwriter and he’s currently in the process of raising money to create his new album, The Native Ge...
by Casey
 

 
 
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We are the West – Regards – Engaging experimental folk duo

Regards is a short three song EP that highlights a unique brand of experimental folk music. I thought about pairing it with a few other folk albums, but honestly it stands on its own. We are the West are a wonderfully comfortab...
by Greg
 

 

 
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Tyler Burns–suburban gothic

When I first visited this guy’s website I had to do a double take, “That’s my couch.” I thought, staring blankly at the background of the front page.  It’s not exact, but it’s pretty close.  For those of you who h...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Five ways you can help the music industry (instead of making it worse)

You hear it all the time – heck, you might even be one of the people SAYING it all of the time.  “Music just ain’t what it used to be…”  Or people will critique music, “have you heard that ...
by Greg