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Bob Pressner: “American Dream” – a statement of purpose second to none

“American Dream” is a disenchanted look at the current state of affairs in the country today. A champion of the free thinking man, Bob Pressner is acutely aware of the vanishing middle class. The poor are still poor, the ri...


Black Tie Stereo: “The Artist” – endlessly listenable

Hailing from Scranton, Pennsylvania, Black Tie Stereo has already had had the honor of opening for major acts such as Panic! At The Disco, Weezer, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, MIlky Chance, AWOLNATION, K. Flay, and Lewis D...



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DAV!D&CLARA: “The Art of Audio” – a superb and surprising piece of work

A new DAV!D&CLARA release is always a highly anticipated, and unpredictable, musical event. The duo (yes, duo. One may be a human, and the other a computer, but they operate like a duo) generally stay within the lines of me...



Omar Omar: ‘On The Sly’ – a full vision of how they should sound

Omar Omar is a Norwegian pop band who describes their 10 track album, ‘On The Sly’, recorded at Flatcity Records by Jim Berget, as being “white eyed soul to jazzy funk,” while the lyrics are about how “terribly hard i...


Shutterwax: ‘Disappointment’ turns up the artistic liberties

I first encountered the music  of Shutterwax during 2014 with their album ‘Dig Me A Well’, and then had the pleasure of reviewing their EP “Hurricane in 2016. On both occasions I was blown away, especially when consideri...



Sarantos: “Above The Clouds” – the overall production is immaculate

I have been following Sarantos’ evolution for quite a few years now, so I know for sure he has been through a mega amount of stylistic configurations musically. I can’t even remember a genre of music he hasn’t brought to ...


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DasMeter: “I Want You” – their musical grandeur is greater than it was before

During January of 2017, real-life brothers Darren (Keyboard, Drums) and Michael (Guitar, Vocals) an American music duo project that goes by the name of DasMeter, dropped their critically acclaimed 13 track album “Evoluti...


Reverse Mechanic: “Rhodes Scholars” (ft. Soul Khan) – flawless would be an understatement

In honor of graduating seniors and those finishing the school year this May, Reverse Mechanic has teamed up with famed New York battle rapper and songwriter Soul Kahn to give voice to a scholarly rap song titled “Rhodes Schol...



Rey Reel& Bert Elliot Work on Gojko’s first song, “LUXURY”

Gojko grew up in Eastern Europe, in a small war torn town stricken by adverse poverty in south Serbia. As a young child of 7, because he showed an interest, he started dancing and singing in a local group. From an early age, so...


hooyoosay: “Mountain Air” – a penchant for jangle-pop and sunny-day melancholia

Of the many acts quietly hammering away in the shadow of the alternative revolution, hooyoosay wasn’t a strong contender for longest-lived or most famous. An apparent shunning of careerist game-playing and exposure of any k...