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Artist: 
Auri
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

Have you ever decided you wanted to listen to that really empowering song in the middle of one of those midevil fantasy movies after the movie ended? Have you ever wanted To listen to that ominous song that plays in those movies when the villain is introduced? Well, Auri does a great job capturing both of those Feelings in two different songs, truly they are the midevil fantasy band.

Sounds Like: 
Myrkyr
Sounds Like: 
Lorde
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
03/20/2018
Artist: 
Hot Snakes
Label: 
Sub Pop Records

Although this band has been off the scene since the early 2000's, the Hot Snakes have reemerged onto the alternative waves with their new album Jericho Sirens. This album can be described as post-hardcore with influences from their late-90s days in the music industry. They capture new elements of music today while staying close to their roots similar to the band Greta Van Fleet. This band incorporates many aspects of hard guitar riffs and intense breaks in their music to give a dramatic rich tone their songs.

Sounds Like: 
Six Finger Satellite
Sounds Like: 
Cynics
Sounds Like: 
Local Rabits
Name: 
Jaclyn Kelly
Date Reviewed: 
03/20/2018
Artist: 
Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Label: 
Carpark Records

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat is out with its album Riddles. This 2010 Baltimore originated band is mainly consisting of two members, Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice. There are ten tracks and most of them sound the same. The gem of this album is Tom…and that’s pretty much it. Most of the rest of the tracks follow the same slow start up and somewhat more interesting middle section with an increase of pace and a higher pitch in vocals. The vocals did not impress me. Most of the time they were slightly monotonous and creepy sounding and did not really add to the songs.

Sounds Like: 
LIARS
Sounds Like: 
Dan Deacon
Name: 
Natty
Date Reviewed: 
03/16/2018
Artist: 
U.S. Girls
Label: 
4AD Ltd.

U.S.

Sounds Like: 
St. Vincent
Sounds Like: 
Ariel Pink
Name: 
Taylor Griffith
Date Reviewed: 
03/14/2018
Artist: 
Muse
Label: 
Warner Music UK Limited

It seem as if a lot of rock bands are coming back this year to release new albums. In January, Fall Out Boy released their seventh studio album, M A N I A; and in February, MGMT released their long-awaited fourth studio album, Little Dark Age. Following in both of their footsteps, Muse is gearing up to release their newest album later this year. Although the LP's exact release date has not been confirmed, Muse released a new single, "Thought Contagion", to build up anticipation.

Sounds Like: 
Franz Ferdinand
Sounds Like: 
Radiohead
Name: 
Nick Ramos
Date Reviewed: 
03/14/2018
Artist: 
Caroline Rose
Label: 
New West Records LLC

A witty star from New York Shines her darnedest in this brutally honest, creative and blood pulsing album. Unlike the softer more folk sounding songs of her past productions, this album is delightfully fresh.

Sounds Like: 
I'm With Her
Sounds Like: 
Phoebe Bridgers
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
03/14/2018
Artist: 
The Aces
Label: 
Red Bull Records

If you know me, you know I love Indie Pop. You also know that I love supporting talented women in music.

Sounds Like: 
The 1975
Sounds Like: 
Walk the Moon
Sounds Like: 
MUNA
Name: 
Amanda Chesin
Date Reviewed: 
03/14/2018
Artist: 
Bekon
Label: 
Self-released
 
Daniel Tannenbaum aka Bekon and formerly known as Danny Keyz has produced tracks on Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” and SZA’s “Ctrl.” “Get with The Times” is Bekon’s first solo album, co-produced with Paper Diamond. Bekon has come out of the shadows, giving listeners a taste of his sound.  You can find the dreary, looming, yet mellow instrumentals and vocal stacks that resemble choirs in the intros on “DAMN.”
 
Sounds Like: 
Jonti
Sounds Like: 
Soft Glas
Name: 
Brieana Sealy
Date Reviewed: 
03/09/2018
Artist: 
George St. Clair
Label: 
George St. Clair Music

If you are in the market for a folk album this may not be the CD for you. I truly felt like this album had more country influenced than anything. My favorite part however was definitely the spanish influence you can find on tracks 1, 9, and 11.

Sounds Like: 
Doobie Brothers
Sounds Like: 
Fleetwood Mac
Sounds Like: 
Johnny Cash
Name: 
Aubrie Buechting
Date Reviewed: 
03/03/2018
Artist: 
Lane 8
Label: 
Anjunabeats

Lane 8 is an American DJ who just released his second album “Little by Little”. If you are looking for that Lo-Fi study vibe music this is definitely the album for you.

Sounds Like: 
Porter Robinson
Name: 
Aubrie Buechting
Date Reviewed: 
03/01/2018
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