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Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County by Jay Armstrong I am in love with Haze County. These first songs are a selfish organic release of compounded layered expression yet speak to the ALL our individual spirits gravitate towards. Haze County breathes through frantic frenzied technique blurred beneath a rare sensitivity towards the bigger cohesive whole....
Lou Rebecca's "Tonight"

Lou Rebecca’s “Tonight”

  Simultaneously an emblem of the past and a curtain drawn open towards the future, Lou Rebecca’s uncanny pop sensibilities are a powerhouse to be reckoned with. With her delicate, silky voice enticing you in both English and her native French, Lou’s inherent knack for captivating performances and choreography have immediately won over audiences in...
Standing in the Gap: The Disquiet Vol. 1 Compilation

Standing in the Gap: The Disquiet Vol. 1 Compilation

“In violent times, you shouldn’t have to sell your soul” ~ Tears for Fears (Ian Stanley/Ronald Orzabal) “ Shout”, Songs from the Big Chair 1985   This quote from 1985 is rather poignant in today’s political climate. As the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, people of color, scholars, the dispossessed, and those who resist...
Music Video Review: Sun Abduction's "Acid Pyramid"

Music Video Review: Sun Abduction’s “Acid Pyramid”

Facebook || Twitter || Instagram   A gracious addition to the psychedelic rock scene, Brooklyn-based quartet Sun Abduction are bound for a west coast tour in anticipation of their recently released singles, “Acid Pyramid / Pale Rider”, as well as prepping for their upcoming debut LP. Directed by Robert Hickerman, their music video for “Acid...
Show Review: Angel Olsen at The Mohawk

Show Review: Angel Olsen at The Mohawk

Photography by Ismael Quintanilla III   This past Tuesday we managed to pull some strings in order to see the (second) sold out Angel Olsen show at the Mohawk in Austin, Texas. Everybody’s been gushing about her latest album, My Woman, as well as her live performances, so naturally we had to see what all of the buzz...
A Daydream From Another Planet: River Jones' Official Music Video For "Pure"

A Daydream From Another Planet: River Jones’ Official Music Video For “Pure”

  Collaborative chance encounters are always thriving in the city of Austin, Texas. Back in June, River Jones partnered with local indie pop band Tele Novella for a music video shoot they had scheduled and just so happened to meet Lorelei Linklater, director Richard Linklater’s daughter. Both Jones and Linklater spent the day decked out...
Scatter Factory LP Blends Motorik Electronica With Ambient Bliss

Scatter Factory LP Blends Motorik Electronica With Ambient Bliss

  When I first heard the name Scatter Factory, the thought that immediately popped into my head is something or someone churning out produce in an uncoordinated not well-thought- out manner. However, the debut album from Scatter Factory (real name Will Foster) is anything but that – it’s calculated, intentional, sincere, and meticulously constructed (like...
Maija Sofia's "Stains" is a Beautiful Reflection on Transitory States

Maija Sofia’s “Stains” is a Beautiful Reflection on Transitory States

  Maija Sofia isn’t one to let go of her artistic reins — her single “Stains” off her debut EP The Sugar Sea was self-written, recorded and produced and Sofia also took command in directing her music video. The Dublin-based indie folk songstress captured the track’s solemn mood on a foggy and dreary day by...
I Do Music for Ghost Stories: John Carpenter at ACL Live's Moody Theater

I Do Music for Ghost Stories: John Carpenter at ACL Live’s Moody Theater

Words: Trish Connelly ( Instagram ) Photography: Raphael Umscheid ( Instagram)   Despite wishing I had the opportunity to squeeze in a John Carpenter movie marathon before Thursday evening at ACL Live’s Moody Theater, it didn’t prevent me from sitting upright in my seat, absolutely spellbound at Carpenter’s genius to create ominous and memorable compositions...
Pookie and the Poodlez - Young Adult

Pookie and the Poodlez – Young Adult

Living in Oakland there might seem to be far more bands than necessary swinging from the same complacent rock ‘n’ roll vine, for the rest of us around the world though, our thirst cannot be quenched for the talent and sound that area consistently offers up to us. Pookie and the Poodlez has remained strictly...
Technicolor Hearts' "Would You Come Back to Me?"

Technicolor Hearts’ “Would You Come Back to Me?”

  Austin presents a warm home to creative electric dream-pop darlings Technicolor Hearts. Comprised of songwriter and vocalist Naomi Cherie and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Salazar, Technicolor Hearts knows how to weave soaring soundscapes and dazzling imagery into their music videos, as shown in their most recent “Would You Come Back to Me?”. Their video has a...
When the Beach Boys Say Forever, They Mean FOREVER: Still America's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band 50 Years Later

When the Beach Boys Say Forever, They Mean FOREVER: Still America’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band 50 Years Later

Words by: Merri Palmer Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III   I thought I knew what rock ‘n’ roll was until I saw The Beach Boys. My generation grew up on Beach Boys’ surf rock, a sound so familiar and quintessential to American life that it may as well have been baseball, or apple pie, or stars...

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