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Album Review: Shadow Brother – Delta of Time

In Memphis, Tennessee’s alternative scene, Jeff Schmidtke and brothers Toby and Jake Vest worked to magnify their artistic stature for well over a decade. This all comes into perspective, starting with the burgeoning success of their first band, Augustine, as far back as 2003. Progressing through a multitude of projects, …

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Album Review: Steven J. Vertun – Ghost, Shadow and Sun

The musical journey of singer-songwriter Steven J. Vertun is a fine one to behold. As a 5-year-old, Vertun’s behavioral difficulties had his parents strapped for solutions. Eventually, an accordion proved to be—among all descriptors—instrumental. While it did little in providing Vertun tranquility, it ultimately fostered a musical proclivity that transitioned …

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Interview: Chris Mclelland of Nominee on ‘Drag Me Out,’ coping with bipolar disorder

At the forefront of modern post-hardcore, Nominee stands undeterred. The Texas-based band incorporates bare-bones alternative grit with dark thematic sensibilities, both elements utilized in a surprisingly uplifting pace. Their most recent release is Drag Me Out, a conceptual EP centering around front man Chris Mclelland’s temerity amidst a crippling bipolar …

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Denny White Returns With New Single, “Traces.”

California’s Denny White maintains a healthy output with his new single release, “Traces”. The song had earned the Los Angeles singer/songwriter a place on Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist, and follows previous singles “Psycho” and “Sweetness,” both of which received widespread listenership on the platform. Regarding the song’s content, White …

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Interview: VISTA on upcoming single, “Henchmen”

Amidst a successful promotional campaign following their debut EP, Versus, New York/New Jersey-based VISTA shine on strong. The trio’s blend of crunchy pop hooks and uplifting choruses has already resonated with such outlets as RockSound, Myspace and Buzznet. Much had been learned during this phase, the loss of a single …

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Titanic Film Star Edward Fletcher Debuts New Music Video, “Sounds Like You”

Today marks the premier of the “Sounds Like You” video from musician-actor Edward Fletcher‘s band, StuntPlane. This video releases in conjunction with their full-length debut, Dyslexic Tango, a complementary mashup of experimental sonics with pertinent lyrics. Indeed, such a presentation is well-executed. Fletcher states that the perspective of the video …

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Music Video: Conscious – Intentions Pt. 1

Under the stage name Conscious, New York rapper-singer Brett Prusinski has earned quite a viral following online. Backed by Heady’s instrumentals, Prusinski’s melodic delivery and thematic understanding prove a sensible complement. With his recently debuted music video, “Intentions Pt. 1”, a further extent of his creativity has surely come to …

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Interview with Seth Dunshee of Foreign Figures

Yesterday, Orem, Utah’s Foreign Figures began their Force of Nature Tour in support of their debut album, Paradigm. The tour resumes October 21, continuing along southern and Midwestern soil before wrapping with a hometown show. I had the pleasure of corresponding with the band’s bassist, Seth Dunshee, who provided ample …

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Album Review: Foreign Figures – Paradigm

Since forming in 2014, Utah’s Foreign Figures has comprised of vocalist Eric Michels, guitarist Jonny Tanner, bassist Seth Dunshee, and drummer Steve Michels. The band continues to spread a poignant, reverberating message of faith upon their listeners. In fact, the efficacy of faith has worked wonders for them. Their debut …

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