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Artist: 
Divided Minds
Label: 
Divided Minds

This album transported me back to middle school (which honestly isn't a bad thing). Very late-2000s rock style. It was great.

Sounds Like: 
All-American Rejects
Sounds Like: 
Boys Like Girls
Name: 
Taylor Brestel
Date Reviewed: 
02/06/2017
Artist: 
Priests
Label: 
Sister Polygon Records

        I was really hoping to love Nothing Feels Natural, I really was, but it's just not for me. Opening song "Appropriate" is indicative of the album, in that it starts out with lots of energy and anger, and it just turns into a void of moody mush, saxophone and all. The first two singles "Jj" and "Pink White House" are some of the best songs of the year, and while the follow up single "Nothing Feels Natural" is more tuneful and still pretty good, they shouldn't have used it as a template.

Sounds Like: 
Savages
Sounds Like: 
X-Ray Spex
Sounds Like: 
Downtown Boys
Sounds Like: 
Perfect Pussy
Name: 
Andrew Boring
Date Reviewed: 
02/03/2017
Artist: 
Sleater-Kinney
Label: 
Sub Pop

Sleater-Kinney is one of my all time favorite bands. I was overjoyed when they returned from their hiatus in 2015 with the album No Cities to Love, which did not disappoint. This new live album was recorded in Paris during the tour for that record. This live record really captures the energy of the bands live performances. There is no let down on these live tracks compared to the studio versions. The performance consists of songs spanning the entire bands carrer.

Sounds Like: 
Bikini Kill
Sounds Like: 
Heavens To Betsy
Name: 
Daniel Clark
Date Reviewed: 
02/02/2017
Artist: 
Dolly Spartans
Label: 
Noble Media

The alternative garage band Dolly Spartans, comes from the cool New York City, making music with memorable and catchy sounds. They are not like other New York bands that want to pretend they are cool, Dolly Spartans are COOL. First of all, the cover of their latest drop Time Sides With No One EP is like a Monet inspired aqua dream and the only think cooler is their name, Dolly Spartans. Could it be Dolly Parton name if she was in the Roman Era? Besides the aesthetics of the band, their music is INCREDIBLE. They have a 90's old school sound.

Sounds Like: 
Non British, faster Arctic Monkeys
Sounds Like: 
Something Fresh
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
02/01/2017
Artist: 
Pink Martini
Label: 
Audiogram

"What I liked was their music cannot be pigeonholed under one liable. It's an interesting amalgamation so many genres, pop, rock, reggae, world music, jazz, etc. Each song is different and like that famous Forrest Gump box of chocolates you never know what you're going get. I like the songs that have the influence of Middle eastern Music. I really don't remember the names of the songs because it's been such a long time and I only had or owned one CD by them a long time ago.

Sounds Like: 
Jazzamor
Sounds Like: 
The Puppini Sisters
Sounds Like: 
Oi Va Voi
Name: 
Jacob Sky Bruse
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2017
Artist: 
Homeshake
Label: 
Sinderlyn

Call Me Up is a recent single from Montreal based R&B band Homeshake from their upcoming album

Sounds Like: 
Mild High Club
Sounds Like: 
Mac Demarco
Name: 
Jack Maloney
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2017
Artist: 
Animotion
Label: 
Invisible Hands Music

I did not know what to expect out of this new Animotion album, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The vocals have a kind of "static" sound as if they are from a long time ago, but the sounds are all very modern. The rock and pop is mixed with a lot of electronic elements making all the songs very unique. It kind of makes me think of a futuristic version of an 80's band (I'm imagining the band members wearing bell-bottoms, slicked hair and laser visors...).

Sounds Like: 
The Killers
Sounds Like: 
A Flock of Seagulls
Name: 
Hibah Ilyas
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2017
Artist: 
Cloud Nothings
Label: 
Carpark Records

The Cloud Nothings have done it again! Their newest album Life Without Sound is hard to call anything but amazing.

Life Without Sound is personally my favorite Cloud Nothings album to date, although I still strongly believe that “Stay Useless” and “Not Part of Me” are still their best tracks. But Life Without Sound but the album as a whole album has more “bangers” for lack of better words than any of their past records.

Sounds Like: 
Japandroids
Name: 
Kyle Morris
Date Reviewed: 
01/30/2017
Artist: 
Spoon
Label: 
Matador Records

Spoon is back with the title track off their upcoming album Hot Thoughts and they are back on the legendary indie label Matador Records.  This single really has some dance grooves on it. It seems like whenever Spoon goes for a new sound they don't dissapoint. The beat and hook to this track are very catchy and it really makes me excited to hear the full length record, which will be out March 17th. 

Sounds Like: 
If a Maroon 5 song was actually good
Sounds Like: 
TV on the Radio
Name: 
Daniel Clark
Date Reviewed: 
01/28/2017
Artist: 
Real Estate