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Shirock

Shirock

While the great expanse of the Internet allows for unprecedented freedom and creativity, it seems almost unreasonable or unbelievable that musical acts aren’t taking greater advantage of the opportunities afforded them. It seems 95 percent of artists still release music in LP form – relying on the generations-old standard of throwing 10 to 12 songs […]

Dave Barnes

Dave Barnes

The old Dave has a new EP. With You, The Night & Candlelight, Nashville singer/songwriter Dave Barnes hearkens back to some older material and themes – namely, the lovelorn balladeer – for a Valentine’s package worth opening. But it’s also a surprise for those who have watched Dave move on from those single years of […]

White Lies

White Lies

Their debut album hit #1 in its first week out. NME and BBC Radio sang their praises before they even released a thing. And that usually makes for the next greatest thing in music or yet another overly hyped act given to us by an equally overly hyped media machine. In the case of White […]

Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club

On the back of a small, 16-minute EP, Tokyo Police Club found nearly two years of touring success and a label deal with Omaha’s beloved Saddle Creek Records. The quartet’s brand of concise, driving rock is immediately memorable and infectious – one listen to “Tesselate” takes two minutes to confirm such scientific facts – and […]

Eleni Mandell

Eleni Mandell

Eleni Mandell wonders where Rolling Stone was at before now, and it’s a question that aptly describes the appreciated-yet-not career trajectory of the stunning songwriter. For the last decade, Mandell’s jazz/country/folk/pop structures effortlessly draw in those willing to listen. It’s just that finding that audience is difficult when classification is so hard to come by. […]

Eulogies

Eulogies

Too often we take our loves for granted and don’t say what we mean until it’s too late. Wouldn’t the world be a brighter place if we pushed ourselves to speak up now? That’s the philosophy behind Los Angeles rock band Eulogies. Eulogies is a charming four-piece with a humble sound, sticking to the classic […]

Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

Initially, some thought it was a Sufjan Stevens side project or even a fake name. And part of that is understandable, as Welcome to the Welcome Wagon certainly features some very Sufjanesque elements. But the personalities behind Welcome Wagon are, indeed, real and very much their own persons who struggle through knowing what to do […]

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

There’s a reason Tony Dekker was one of the first interviews we ever requested and printed here at Stereo Subversion. The organic soundscapes of Great Lake Swimmers are simply beautiful and haunting, not just content with describing the natural world but instead placing the listener inside complex analogies of life and loss within such confines. […]

Alexander

Alexander

Ryan Alexander believes he reached too far. I don’t buy it. Then again, his opinion matters a lot more than my own. Alexander’s last album, White Flags and Silver Spoons Have to Sleep in Separate Rooms, found some critical appeal, but failed to attract fans in a way they perhaps expected, turned away by diving […]

Metric

Metric

no⋅mad –noun 1.     a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply. 2.     any wanderer; itinerant. The Oxford American Dictionary definition of the […]