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Manchester Orchestra – Hope

Alt rock band Manchester Orchestra, formed in 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia recently released their fifth studio album Hope, not to be confused with their fourth album Cope, from April of this year. The album is an acoustic reinvention session of Cope, featuring all the same songs and lyrics, but instead …

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Streets of Laredo – Volume I & II

Brooklyn based, folk-rock artist Streets of Laredo released their debut album today, titled Volume I & II. I love the idea of bands formed by family members, which is exactly the case for Streets of Laredo, which was founded by Daniel, Dave and Sarahjane Gibson of New Zealand. The album …

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Reesa Renee’s “Reelease”

In an industry where current music is lacking positive female influence and substance on a mainstream level, Reesa Renee is a breath of fresh air. Reesa Renee is an independent artist, songwriter and lyrical poet from the DC Metropolitan Area. In 2012, Reesa released her indie album “Reelease” a play …

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Cold War Kids – Hold My Home

Summarized in a word: Thundering. Needless to say, the Cold War Kids Album Hold My Home, released October 21, is another impeccable display of Cold War Kids talent. It stays true to the bands past performances with the powerful percussion shown in “First” and throbbing bass demonstrated in “Hold my …

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