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Julian Lamadrid – “Krule Love”

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Naw this isn’t a King Krule premiere, but Krule definitely inspired this new track from whiz kid Julian Lamadrid. Born in Mexico, raised in UAE, and currently stationed in Dubai, JL blends smooth R&B and ambient synthpop on his tongue and cheek tracks. Lamadrid shamelessly delivers one-liners like “you got me harder than a Flintstone.”…

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Know Your Opener: Savoir Adore

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Savoir Adore is every bit as dreamy sounding as their name suggests. The Brooklyn duo’s last full length release, Our Nature, is a delicate mix of quite a few genres — picture a whimsical take on dream pop with a disco feel, the occasional fuzzy backing guitar line, and laden with almost theatrical vocal parts. Sounds…

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Database – “Nights Off ft. Tidal Caves”

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Database’s latest collaboration with Tidal Caves is the sound of 11:34pm on a Saturday night. The track, “Nights Off” is an electro-pop gem, heavy with swaggerin’ psuedo-obnoxious talk-rap a la UFFY or a good Millionaires, with Kesha’s “whatever mentality” and 90’s house on the chorus. “Nights Off” can be found on of the forthcoming Database album Vivid Exposition….

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Wylie Something – untitled, unfinished, yet mastered?

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The latest offering from Wylie Something is a compilation called untitled, unfinished, yet mastered?, presumably a take on Kendrick Lamar’s untitled/unmastered. Wylie Something is the moniker for Buffalo-native turned Philadelphia-based college student, Jacob Smolinski. If you have been exposed to Smolinski’s other works (The Cascos, or most recently Local Onlys), then you know the musician…

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United Fruit – “Where The Sun Beats Down”

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Glasgow quartet United Fruit are a tangible burst of energy. Their music is a wall of cacophonous and melodic guitar noise with propulsive rhythms. “Where The Sun Beats Down” is a constant flow with no ebbs. The track is layered thick with guitar noise that never seems to lose its strong sense of melody. It’s hard to nail…

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Flora Cash – “And Ever”

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Flora Cash is a Swedish/American duo from Stockholm/Minneapolis respectively. Electronic songstress Shpresa Lleshaj was so impressed with songwriter Cole Randall’s songwriting talents that she reached out via Soundcloud. One little comment led to a penpal relationship until the two finally decided to get married. Their fairytale union culminated in Flora Cash, which should appeal to…

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Tonight: EL VY

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Rapids Theatre plays host tonight to one of the hottest indie acts on the tour circuit one of the EL VY (pronounced EL-PIE with a v). The band’s promo picture might yield some familiar faces, as EL VY is the side project for Matt Berninger (of The National) and Brent Knopf (of Menomena). Sound wise do not expect The…

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Brooke Bentham – “Oliver”

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Brooke Bentham is a 19-year-old songstress with a big voice. We’ve been jamming “Oliver,” a track Bentham penned when she was merely sixteen, a time when naïvety and love are almost synonymous. Most importantly, “Oliver” features Bentham’s breathtaking vocals (falling somewhere between Adele and Bon Iver) overtop a sparse, orchestrated arrangement. There are some singer-songwriters whose…

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She Makes War – “Cold Shoulder”

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She Makes War specializes in no holds barred, female-fronted alt rock. “Cold Shoulder” is a one-two punch to the face, peppered with a squirmy synth line, background ooohs, and of course singer Laura Kidd’s Londonesque delivery. She Makes War is gloom pop at its best – equally glittery and grungy. Think Echo & The Bunnymen…

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Tonight: The Fox Sisters

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Rochester’s retro rock scene will be invading Mohawk Place for a night that will undoubtedly entertain fans of R&B, Blues, and retro rock and roll.  The Fox Sisters’ band name basically describes their vibe, which is that of an energetic rhythm blues band with the power of Little Richard, the brash vibes of King Khan and the horns of…

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