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SONG OF THE DAY Alex Izenberg – Lady

I never get disheartened when I hear a song that instantly grabs my attention and then someone comes along and says “this ain’t all that is it?”  I just shrug my shoulders and marvel at how we all hear so … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Naked Lights – Mostly Bag

“Surrender yourself into Naked Lights’ dark and intense orbit!” The Naked Lights formed in 2010 in Oakland, California.  With a (current) line-up consisting of Camaron Stephens, Chris Hash, Christopher Sprague, Josh Lindenfelzer and H.L. Nelly, the band fearlessly fuses shades … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Richard Swift – Broken finger blues

Richard Swift was a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who worked with the Black Keys, the Shins and many others.  Earlier this year his untimely death took him from this world at the age of just 41 and it is believed that his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Allah-Las – Autumn Dawn (Alternative Take)

Released today comes this alternate version of the Allah-Las Autumn Dawn, which originally came out in September last year.  This punchier version emerged as the demo recording from Kyle Mullarky’s home studio in Topanga Canyon and is accompanied by an unreleased … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alex Izenberg – Hot Is The Fire

Not long to wait if you like this one! Twenty five-year old LA singer-songwriter Alex Izenberg is to release his debut album, ‘Harlequin’ tomorrow and I for one am looking very forward to this. Dipping his toes, ankles and indeed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Growlers – Barnacle Beat

This song really kicks tush! I love it! I was driving home late last night with this on the stereo and I was lost in a psychedelic haze of sonic guitars, hypnotic vocals and the ever-so-Doors’y sounding keyboard breaks.  Dynamic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sugar Candy Mountain – Tired

Earlier this month Californian astro-rockers Sugar Candy Mountain released their new album titled ‘666’ and, packed with a hazy summer-of-love feel, these songs really float into the ears like a breath of fresh air. Their Bandcamp page suggests that their songs are, “Mystic Hits … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Pleasure Routine – Two Artists

Oakland-based sextet, The Pleasure Routine have released their debut album ‘Sugar Mountain’ today and after a couple of listens I am delighted to report that it is well worth the wait!  Paving the way with their golden sounds, singles ‘Wires’ and ‘Walk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Radar Cult – Fog

The haunting sounds of Radar Cult originate from the LA based duo, Luke Waites and K.C Maloney.  Together they have mastered the art of giving music a ghostly form, for their sound dwells in the shadows.  Their creations give shape … Continue reading

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