The Daily Album

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Hot Coals Cold Souls by Smoke Season

Though Smoke Season (Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen) formed officially just over a year and a half ago, they have a poise and scope that reflects the maturity of a seasoned group. Perhaps it is for this reason that the pair have garnered acclaim from fans and critics alike following the release of their debut EP Signals last year.

To say that Smoke Season is a mash-up of sorts is a bit of an…

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Ugly Heroes EP by Ugly Heroes

Ugly Heroes EP by @uglyheroes. A solid collab from three Midwestern artists. #hiphop

Another nice drop from the talented artists over at Mello Music Group. Ugly Heroes are Red Pill and Verbal Kent on the vocals and Apollo Brown on the production. Brown, a Michigan native, has built a sizable discography for himself over at Mello. Brown’s Thirty Eight that dropped earlier this year was just one more example of the seemingly limitless production skills this guy has.

Detroit native…

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hibernation by Sleep Cycles

hibernation by Sleep Cycles

[quote]my artist name is sleep cycles and it is me and a guitar and a microphone held between my legs because i lost my stand and some electronics[/quote]

This is how I was introduced to this album. When you get as many e-mail submissions as we do, it takes a special something to make an e-mail stick out. Something like this.

At times, it’s easy to believe that this album is really just a guy…

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Inbetween by Hold Fast For Now

Inbetween by Hold Fast For Now - ambient, glitch, hip hop. Free. #getit #newmusic

Inbetween is a nice little follow-up EP for Adelaide-based duo Hold Fast For Now. We first heard from producers Darryl Bennett and David Rogers back in November of ’13 with their eponymous debut. There was a definite worldly energy streaming from the album, and with this five-tracker, Bennett and Rogers are back with more good, ambient vibes.

Things kick off with “Limbo”, which is punctuated…

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French Exit by TV Girl

French Exit by TV Girl - Just in time for summer. #newmusic #socal

With summer rapidly approaching, the onslaught of “Summer Songs” is imminent. And although the spirit of the “Summer Song” is innocent enough, radio has made the listener’s hatred of these songs an inevitability. Gone are the days of tuning in and hoping to hear your favorite new song. Either your song is in the 90% Rotation (the 20 or so songs that make up 90% of the rotation) and you end up…

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Not Kings by Candy Says

Not Kings by Candy Says - 60s, 90s, Pop, Folk, Electro. It works. #newmusic

Pinning down Candy Says isn’t easy. So, in taking the lazy-man’s route, I’m going to borrow the definition that they have secured for themselves in an effort to classify their style — ‘Lo-fi chic pop collective’.

Candy Says is a garage band project from Oxfordites Ben Walker & Juju Sophie. And even though Not Kingsonly saw the Bandcamp light-of-day a few days ago, the pair is already garnering…

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Luminance by Govinda

Luminance by Govinda - Gypsy Trip Hop. Yep, that’s right. #newmusic #triphop

In browsing through the liner notes for Govinda’s latest release, Luminance, a majority of the language and themes revolve around the idea of travel. But, while this album does incorporate the more traditional sense of travel in its use of geographically-distinct instruments and ideas, there is a more transcendental traveling experience that is brought about within the confines of these eight…

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Tides by Second Hand Heart

Tides by Second Hand Heart - An Emotional Journey in Indie Folk Pop @Shhband #newmusic #newalbum

This is an awesome album. And when I use that word — awesome — I don’t mean it in the oft-overused way, although in that sense, this album is extremely good, or awesome. No, I mean this album is awesome: extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear.

It’s hard to pin down exactly what makes Tides so wonderful, but a few things immediately come to mind.


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Lighght by Kishi Bashi

Lighght by Kishi Bashi #newmusic #violin #worthalisten @Kishi_bashi

Even before listening to his work as a solo performer, one cannot help but say that Kaoru Ishibashi has had an illustrious and successful career. Playing with artists like Regina Spektor and Sondre Lerche and as a founding member of the synth rock band Jupiter One, Ishibashi established himself as a sought-after artist and violinist.

After garnering some love from NPR and a slew of licensing…

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Forward Escape by Tipper

Forward Escape by @tippermusic. A psychedelic downtempo experience. #newmusic #musicreview

David Tipper, aka Tipper, has been at the forefront of one electronic music movement after the next. Although, like many other artists over the past few decades, to say that Tipper has been limited by the label-based industry would be an understatement. Thus, it was not until 2005 that Tipper established his own structure for releasing his music, appropriately christened Tippermusic.

At a time…

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