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“… garage pop with a cathartic energy that seems to combine the best elements of local favorites White Denim and the Strange Boys into one roguish blitz of infectious melody and scruffy guitars…”
Read more on Austin Sound

Download: Harlem – South of France (Track) – MP3

Download: Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks (Live) (Track) – MP3

“Going Back To My Roots … became a very popular dance tune on the emerging House Music scene some eight years, after it’s initial release.”
Read more on Soul Walking

Download: Richie Havens – Going Back To My Roots (Track) – MP3
Buy: The Rapture – Tapes (Album)



“That’s Us/Wild Combination”, is equally as memorable, introducing a melody in the first seconds and then abandoning it, only having it reappear later in the piece triumphantly merging with the song. Light and airy, the song typifies Russell at his best, weaving in between the sound of his own voice and the disease that was slowly killing him.”
Read more on Stylus

Download: Arthur Russell – That’s Us/Wild Combination (Track) – MP3
Buy: Arthur Russell – Calling Out of Context (Album)

“… like Sloan at their ballady best, Modern Skirts have crafted a mostly slow, mellow, and laid back album on All Of Us In Our Night that reeks of Beatles psychedelic ballads and colorful kaleidoscopic eyes.”
Read more on First Coast News

Download: Modern Skirts – Soft Pedals (Track) – MP3
Buy: Modern Skirts – All Of Us In Our Night (Album)

“The maturity and agility of these compositions are perhaps most comparable to the presently-AWOL Sufjan Stevens, as orchestral flourishes, swish choral harmonies and aptly-positioned beats (provided by Ross Turner of Jape/Cathy Davey) elegantly wrap themselves around skeletal piano to together reach a concordant climax.”
Read more on State Magazine

Download: One Day International – Miss Your Mouth (Track) – MP3
Buy: One Day International – Blackbird (Album)

“Well-crafted guitar pop and late night atmosphere; immediately launching into churning overdrives, spaced out melodies and lyrics that explore both the highs and lows of love, life and faith (and often a lack of the latter).”
Read more on CDBABY

Download: Dead Heart Bloom – Is This The Way The Good World Will End? (Track) – MP3
Buy: Dead Heart Bloom – Fall In (Album)

” …lead track ‘Desire Be Desire Go’ or sister in arms ‘Half Full Glass Of Wine’ sound like a modern day Byrds after a Black Rebel Valentine Massacre makeover.”

Download: Tame Impala – Desire Be Desire Go (Track) – MP3
Buy: Tame Impala – Tame Impala (Album)