Aug 29
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Delta SpiritLive On

From the new album Into The Wide (September 9th), Live On is a snare-driven builder pushed along by Matt Vasquez's gritty vocals. This, along with From Now On portend another great Delta Spirit album.

Pick it up here or here.

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Aug 20
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The Rural Alberta AdvantageOn The Rocks

I’ve really come around to RAA over their past few albums, and it looks like the trend’ll continue. On The Rocks comes off their latest, Mended With Gold, out at the end of September. What else to say? It’s meaningful, loud, and a darn good song.

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Aug 19
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Cyril HahnOpen (feat. Ryan Ashley)

Don’t know how this is the first time I’m hearing of a guy with over 300,000 followers on soundcloud, but here we are. I first got hooked on Slow, but am currently awash in the vibes of Open and am really just counting myself lucky to be here right now.

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Aug 15
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Field ReportHome (Leave The Lights On)

Off Marigolden, to be released early October. Home is simple, smart, calming, and acoustic-driven goodness. For the drive back after a long weekend.

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Aug 07
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The Wooden SkySaturday Night

Off the upcoming album Let’s Be Ready (September 2nd), Toronto’s The Wooden Sky invoke here a Slide vibe (vintage Goo Goo Dolls) that really makes me happy. August is off to a great start.

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Own JohnStupid Boy

The solo project from Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison hadn’t stuck with me until I heard Stupid Boy, sounding a lot like it could’ve been a cut from Pedestrian Verse. The early previews of the project certainly exhibit a different overall flavor than FR (understandably), but I’m glad to hear a hint of the familiar in this track.

Album out now, vinyl hits August 19th.

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Aug 05
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Eyes Lips EyesHollywood

Trawlin’ through my soundcloud feed, this came up via Roll Call Records and caught my attention. The band’s latest EP, What You Want (If You Want) is out now, and if the rest of it is as fun and energetic as Hollywood, I’ll be a happy man.

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Army Navy The Mistakes

The band’s newest release The Wilderness Inside is entirely up for listening over at their soundcloud, and The Mistakes is an easy stand-out for me so far. The Los Angeles rockers have some thoughtful, positive jams across this and their previous work, which I’ll now be spending some time with.

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Aug 01
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Adult JazzSpringful

In contention for my year-ending favorites list is the first album from UK’s Adult JazzGist Is is full of Anathallo-esque riffing and build-ups, and really stands out as unique across the landscape of 2014 releases. Springful is a great example of how versatile and moving this album can be.

Give the album a go at NPR, and pick it up over at bandcamp on August 4th!

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Jul 31
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TracklistJuly 2014

Here’s a handful o’tracks I enjoyed this month. Note that Adult Jazz is probably topping my list of favorite go-to music this month, and Spoon is close behind. Now that I’ve finished studying for/taking the bar I can listen to musack again, so the list oughtta be bigger next month. Enjoy.

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Jul 13
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InterpolAll the Rage Back Home

First time I’m hearing this and wow. Very, very good.

(post via themarqguardianmusic)

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