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Song of the Day: Ride Alone by Of the Valley

Debut single by Of the Valley

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Band of the Day: Treading North

Next on Suburban Hipster's Catch Up Series: Treading North. Last month this little-known 7-member band released their debut EP at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. They describe themselves as "dreamfunk," incorporating guitar lines that remind me of Red Hot Chili Peppers in their prime. They delve into experimental rock, jazz and even some blues, and while… Continue reading Band of the Day: Treading North

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Album of the week: Imagine Dragons’ Smoke + Mirrors

Yesterday Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons released their second album, Smoke + Mirrors. Sophomore records tend to be flops, especially when a band's first album is so good. 2012's Night Visions gave us such hits as "Demons," "Radioactive" and "It's Time." As such, I was doubtful that the group would produce another killer album, let alone one that is perhaps better than the… Continue reading Album of the week: Imagine Dragons’ Smoke + Mirrors

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Band of the Day: Motel Talk

I recently received a great submission from a band called Motel Talk, a young indie pop/folk group out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They've got a fresh and upbeat sound featuring quirky electro-acoustic musical backdrops and tight harmonies. Within the past few months, they've  released their debut EP called Sleeping Through the End of the World and have submitted an… Continue reading Band of the Day: Motel Talk

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Song of the Day: Competition by The Dodos

Today while perusing Pitchfork, I came across a review for The Dodos' new album Individ, which is set to release in less than a week (woot woot). The preview track for the upcoming release is called "Competition," and if you're a fan of the group's early material, chances are you'll love it. Featuring their signature intricate drum tracks, laid… Continue reading Song of the Day: Competition by The Dodos

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Predictions for 2015

With 2014 behind us and the great unknown of 2015 ahead, now is the perfect time to transition from reflections to predictions. This week I browsed through several of my favorite blogs, and each had its own "most anticipated" lists for the coming year, and got to thinking about potential hot/nots myself. So without further ado, here… Continue reading Predictions for 2015

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2014 In(die) Review

With 2014 coming to a close tonight, I figured I should probably get with the end-of-year program. Today I'll reflect on 2014, which was a great year for me. I started my college career at an amazing university, attended the wedding of my mother and stepfather, got a bunch of ear piercings, and of course listened to tons… Continue reading 2014 In(die) Review

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Musician of the Day: D.D. Dumbo

I'm baaaack! And with some good new music to share, of course. Oliver Hugh Perry is the sole member of D.D. Dumbo, hailing from Brunswick, Australia. "Tropical Oceans," his debut EP, was released yesterday by indie label 4AD. You can download it or order a 12" LP here, and check out the music video for the title… Continue reading Musician of the Day: D.D. Dumbo