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Susanna Rose on KJHK

KJHK 90.7 FM is the student-run radio station at the University of Kansas. Since 1975, the station has been the voice of independent radio in Lawrence.

They recently reviews Susanna Rose’s album Snowbound! Read below!

Susanna Rose’s Snowbound is a solid folk album that properly maintains a calm and meditative tone with the use of arpeggios, harmonic choruses, and appropriate guest instruments that fill out the sound so you have time to think about the lyrics before the next verse comes in. The album stays in a folky comfort zone, not attempting to challenge the norms in order to set the band apart. However, that doesn’t make Rose’s voice any less emotional or the chords any less bittersweet.

Susanna begins the album with a song of longing and tribulation then tells the story of a break up. After that point, Susanna sings to herself (see the song “Song to Myself”) about reassurance and rebuilding her life. The whole album has a simple premise and a humble execution. There’s nothing extraordinary, but that adds to its charm.

Recommended If You Like: Sun Kil Moon, Kings of Convenience, Jose Gonzalez

Recommended Tracks: 1 (Working Girl), 6 (Lullaby), 3(Old Broken Heart)

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Posted by Ellen Wilson on 02.29.16 0 Comments Article Link

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SXSW Showcase

Team Clermont's Official SXSW 2016 Showcase

We’re very excited to announce our Official SXSW 2016 Showcase! Join us at the Tap Room at The Market on Thursday, March 17th from 8PM-2AM to see Guts Club, The Foreign Resort, Coldair, Iska Dhaaf, PUJOL, and A Giant Dog! Visit the Facebook event page for more information, and we’ll see you in Austin!

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Posted by Bill Benson on 02.29.16 0 Comments Article Link

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Alpenglow 3 by Eduardo Santana

Alpenglow's video for "Following the Scene" premiers on Impose!

Last Friday, the Week in Pop section of Impose premiered the “blue-light bathed” video for Alpenglow’s track, “Following the Scene”. Check out the video and an exclusive interview over at Impose!

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Posted by Magnolia on 02.29.16 0 Comments Article Link

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WTSR Reviews Gladiola!

WTSR 91.3 is the trend-setting student radio station at The College of New Jersey. They encourage listeners to embrace cool, new music not usually found on commercial radio with their on-air slogan “Open Your Mind”.

They wrote of Gladiola:
“Boston’s Gladiola has a very unique and interesting story. You hear so often the tale of young 19 and 20 year olds trying to work and make their bands happen. What about 40 year olds? That’s Gladiola, grown-up dudes with jobs and kids making kick-ass indie rock. You can absolutely hear their influences on this album. R.E.M., The Replacements and Mountain Goats all share parts of Gladiola’s sound. This is a throwback to garage rock that you would hear in the 1980s and 1990s — but with a modern twist. The album is punctuated with tight melodies and instrumentation.

Must Hear: ‘We’re Never Going Back’, ‘First Night in The West’, ‘The Uninvited Guest’, and ‘Greatest Hits’”

Gladiola’s new record was also reviewed over at Visions of the Unexcused who called “This Year’s Storm an early favorite for 2016.”

This Year’s Storm was released on January 12, 2016

Helado Negro's 'Island Universe' tracks to be pressed

Island Universe Story by Helado Negro is set to be pressed on special vinyl, read more over at Modern Vinyl!

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Posted by Magnolia on 02.26.16 0 Comments Article Link

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"Wondering" by Tiger + Man is the song of the day on Northern Transmissions

Check out the article on Northern Transmissions!

Indie30 Had Some Great Things To Say About Reaches' 'I Am Alive And Well'

“Hypnotic synth bass lines squelch and noodle in alongside melodies that range from the linear to the circular, swirling around a variety of incessant pulsating beats and Randel’s quixotic croon.”

(READ THE REST OVER AT INDIE30! )

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Posted by Kelly McClure on 02.25.16 0 Comments Article Link

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BLURTONLINE REVIEWS TAKÉNOBU'S REVERSAL

“Reversal’s brand of almost-pop chamber music suggests David Bowie
and the Left Banke as often as it does Ravel or Satie.” High praise, thanks Blurt! Takénobu’s self-released fifth album is out now! (Read the rest of the review over on their site.)

Wanderwild shares new video in advance of March EP release!

Athens’ own Wanderwild will be releasing his debut EP Fleeting on March 25. He’s just shared a live video of “Natural Desire” with our friends at Nooga.

“Martin manages to instill the music with a sense of its own history, linking this gorgeously gossamer alternate take with the rougher track he put on the proper album.”

Watch the video and read more at Nooga.

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Posted by Bill Benson on 02.22.16 0 Comments Article Link

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Nylon is "Obsessing" over Tiger + Man's Debut EP

Tiger + Man’s new track “is an electro-acoustic gem, equal parts sparkling pop and ethereal soul-searching.” Check out the video for “Wondering” and why the duo is perfect for any party playlist at Nylon.

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Posted by Magnolia on 02.19.16 0 Comments Article Link

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