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Priory

Priory

Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears were right to trust their instincts. The duo known as Priory went all-in to make their infectious pop, quitting jobs and placing pressure on their families to chase the dream of making music full-time. With a complete DIY approach, the pair took the leap of faith hoping their gut was leading […]

Scars on 45

Scars on 45

When an artist or band is touring on multiple continents, making TV appearances and earning high profile placements, belief isn’t often a topic of conversation. The assumption is that the path has been easy, success has been found, and the momentum is carrying them along just fine. Danny Bemrose, founding member of Scars on 45, […]

Pujol

Pujol

Having already put out a sophomore album, KLUDGE, earlier this year that exponentially broadened his band’s vision, such is the preternatural energy level of Daniel Pujol that he decided to go back and revamp PUJOL’s debut as well. Thus, United States of Being has now become Reunited States of Being, recently released digitally and on […]

Benjamin Cartel

Benjamin Cartel

What’s most striking about Benjamin Cartel is his thoughtfulness. Not in any sort of courteous way, although the songwriter was certainly friendly enough. Rather, it’s found in his approach to his life and music, a level of important consideration that marks each decision along the way. Money and Love is the not-so-new EP, a release […]

Horse Feathers

Horse Feathers

There’s the break-up, then the commitment. So goes many long-term relationships that seemingly must enter a period of questioning before finally deciding on the ultimate step. The same goes for Justin Ringle and his art. Horse Feathers was a given for years, as Ringle continued to make music because that’s simply what he loved to […]

Ex Cops

Ex Cops

This is pop music. Ex Cops aren’t afraid to say so. Brian Harding is finding a lot more than his voice these days. After moving away from a Brooklyn scene he says that he and bandmate Amalie Bruun never really fit in with, he’s now moved upstate to have a yard and some space. In […]

The Choir

The Choir

These are great days for fans of The Choir. The veteran group is creating lots of new music in recent months, good music that shows Steve Hindalong and company are still tapping into the well of creativity that’s kept them active for the last few decades. A Christmas project, Peace, Love & Light, released just […]

Pete Yorn

Pete Yorn

If  you see Pete Yorn out on tour this fall, you’re likely going to be a part of the decision-making process, whether you realize it or not. The veteran rocker doesn’t yet have a timeline on a new recording, but the production is there and he’s using his fall acoustic dates throughout the Midwest and […]

Madi Diaz

Madi Diaz

Honesty isn’t just the best policy for Madi Diaz. It’s the only policy. The singer-songwriter keep things vulnerable (yet upbeat) on her brand new album, Phantom, an album stitched together from relational insights and experiences, of finding and losing love. But Madi says documenting such experiences and placing them on display is the only way […]

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage Restlessness comes to The Rural Alberta Advantage. It’s there in the rapid drumming that twitched and sprinted across their debut, Hometowns. It’s there in the empty spaces and haunted places that filled that record and its follow-up, Departing. It was there when, as he recently recalled on the band’s website, singer/guitarist […]