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#albumoftheday LITTLE RACER: MODERN ACCENT

Little Racer is a band from Brooklyn, NY consisting of vocalist/guitarist Elliot Michaud, guitarist Wade Michael, bassist Ish Nazmi and drummer Dave Tedeschi. They formed and released their eponymous single, “Little Racer” in 2010 and somehow the single managed to cross the ocean to the BBC and London imprint Young and Lost Club,...
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REVIEW: FOXY SHAZAM: GONZO

The first couple of times I listened to this new Foxy Shazam album, I thought it was terrible. No, I can be more accurate: I thought it was piss poor. My biggest complaint was that the vocals sounded as though they were recorded on a cheap, old blank cassette that sold for 99...
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#albumoftheday LISSIE: CRYIN’ TO YOU

Lissie’s new covers EP was self-produced by Lissie and her band in their home of Ojai, CA. “We were approached to cover “Mother” by Danzig which led to a fun week in the studio that inspired us to lay down some other covers we had either been playing live already or had been...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: EISLEY: CURRENTS

Eisley is an indie pop rock band from Tyler, Texas. The so-called family band consists of four siblings — Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy, and Weston — and their cousin Garron. Here’s who does what: Stacy DuPree King – vocals, keyboard Sherri DuPree-Bemis – vocals, rhythm guitar Chauntelle DuPree D’Agostino – lead guitar, occasional vocals...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: DUM DUM GIRLS: TOO TRUE

Dum Dum Girls’ first release, a cassette called Blissed Out, was as lo-fi as you can possibly get. Or pretty close to it. To my ears, it sounded less like lo-fi and more like shit. (It was a bedroom recording, in their defense.) But my opinion of the group has gotten progressively better...
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#albumoftheday LACUNA COIL: BROKEN CROWN HALO

During January of 2012, Lacuna Coil released their sixth studio album, Dark Adrenaline. The album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and proved to be quite successful as the band toured as a headliner and also joined forces some of the greats, including Motörhead, Megadeth, Sevendust and Paradise...
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#albumoftheday THE WYTCHES: GRAVEDWELLER

Gravedweller is a three song EP that The Wytches are currently giving away for free. The group is based out of Brighton, UK and were formed in November 2011 after they left Peterborough for Brighton. They have toured extensively, opening for the likes of Death Grips, The Black Angels, Band Of Skulls, Chelsea...
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#albumoftheday GUS G.: I AM THE FIRE

If you listen to hard rock or metal in any of its various forms, chances are you’ve heard the fancy fretwork of guitarist Gus G. during recent years. He’s probably most known for his work with his own fantastic band Firewind, which I would probably categorize as power metal if I had to...
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15 MOST UNDER-RATED MOTLEY CRUE SONGS

list compiled by Michael McCarthy, Jay Cavalon, Amy Akbar and G. Monkey Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years then chances are you know who Mötley Crüe are. And chances are that you either love them or hate them. Unfortunately, many of their fans aren’t very familiar with...
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BUTCH WALKER TO RELEASE RECORD STORE DAY 10″

The great Butch Walker has announced that he’s releasing a Record Store Day 10″.  Here’s the word from his e-mail: “Hey hey hey! Record Store Day is upon us, and as a vinyl lover, I couldn’t be more excited about putting out A 10″ with two favorites from the last tour shows that...
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