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10 to Spin | Crash Kings

Boston-born, LA-based trio the Crash Kings rock hard without guitars, basing their keyed up sound on the clavinet. Brothers Mike and Tony Beliveau craft crushers like “Mountain Man,” a #1 hit on alternative radio, as well as beautiful ballads like “My Love” that should appeal to listeners across the wide musical spectrum. It wasn’t until I … Read more

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10 to Spin | Donora

Pittsburgh trio Donora knows how to have a good time. How do I know? Well, for starters, their 10 to Spin below has a roller skating theme. And the video they released for their sophomore album, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, features hot tubs, pinatas, balloons, barbeques, karaoke, making out after fighting, and lotsa confetti. Have a look/listen. … Read more

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Album Review | The Strokes – Angles

Speakers Rating: 79/100 Back when The Strokes released “Under Cover of Darkness,” the lead single from their new LP Angles, we wrote about how excited we were about a return to form, a deportation from the overworked anthems and somewhat indulgent compositions of First Impressions of Earth, and about a reunion with the sonic buzz … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Rabbit! – Magic

“Who’s got the magic?“ Well, today, I have the magic. Just for you! Let’s celebrate the new Rabbit! album, Connect the Dots, which was released yesterday with, you guessed it, “Magic.” Ok, I am overdoing it. I’m usually the guy who obsesses over lyrics and songs that make you cry on this here blog. Not … Read more