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Only Real – Pass the Pain

Honestly there’s no need to write anything when the promo video has a guy in a bathtub full of Froot Loops and goes cruising with a blow up doll. Even if outsider slacker rap isn’t your thing, you gotta pay …

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Bass Drum of Death – For Blood

Motorcycles, leather jackets, speed and death-defying stunts. This is what I think of when I’m listening to For Blood. BDOD always had a knack for bashing out a rip-roaring tune, but this is definitely the best thing they’ve done. This …

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Field Guides – Lisa Loeb Probably Never Pierced her Ears

For you youngsters out there, Lisa Loeb is a singer/songwriter who hit it big time in 1994 with a song called Stay (I Missed You). The song itself is a play it safe folk/pop/rock ditty, which, weirdly enough, was LOVED …

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Oh! Pears – Under the Olive Tree

Imagine a bunch of woodland sprites gathered round a fire. The flames are licking the night sky. There are owls hooting, their eyes luminescent, the place is completely dark, with one exception: a full moon – perfectly circular, and it’s …

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Music Alliance Pact – September 2014

Click the play button icon to listen to individual songs, right-click on the song title to download an mp3, or grab a zip file of the full 21-track compilation through Dropbox here. MALTA: Stagedive Malta Three Stops To China – …

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The Diamond Age – Seas Happen

As my formative music years took place in the 90′s I can’t help focusing on bands whose sound harks back to that era. Ironically I’m not really a huge fan of 90′s alt, but I can’t help it if a …

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Octave Minds – Anthem (Radio Edit)

Back in 2010, ivory tickler Chilly Gonzalez released a concept album called Ivory Tower and it was a fine record indeed. It was produced by Boys Noize (aka Alex Ridha), and I would say that it was a career highlight. …

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The Prettiots – Boys (I Dated in Highschool)

Usually I’m not one to pay 100% attention to lyrics, but every single word in the Prettiots Boys are absolutely brilliant. It’s three minutes of cleverly sarcastic wordplay. Tons of pop culture references and black humour. The music complements the …

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Springtime Carnivore – Sun went Black

Like every normal human being, sometimes a superficial detail does get my attention. In this case I HAD to check out the music made by an artist called Springtime Carnivore. Now I know that ultimately the music comes first, and …

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The Young Sinclairs – You’re Tied

I’m such a jangle pop whore. All I need is a guitar that pays homage to The Byrds and harmonious voices and I’m hooked. If you’ve been following this blog then you’ve realised that jangley guitars make a common appearance. …

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