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Breaking News: LANY frontman can now afford sleeves

About a year and a half ago I posted LANY's first mega hit single "ILYSB" (I Love You So Bad) and info on how they started this band as an incognito Soundcloud account, and actually thought they were getting catfished when some rando UK labels came a'knockin...

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Justly Jonesing for Jones

JONES is a singer whose name, btw, is in all caps, similar to receiving a text from your grandma, or an email from your aged boss - "If it's not in ALL CAPS, then how will you know I'm yelling?!" The producer of this lovely...

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amidst an episode, episode hopes for a new episode

"Boy band" no longer, this NYC foursome, Episode, have set out on the humbling quest of a full-fledged makeover, a reinvention of themselves. The desire to shake off their former selves in to something a tad more "palatable" was strong enough that it appears they...

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PUP puns are pawful

So PUP is a pretty cool band from Toronto. The four childhood friends originally named their band Topanga - yes, like THAT Topanga. They named their band after Boy Meets World...

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Jet Black Alley Cat: a sign of witchery

Did you know where "jet black" comes from? I sure didn't. "Jet" is a dense black coal that takes a high polish and is used for jewelry. The more you know, huh? Also, black cats weren't always associated with bad luck and/or witchery until the...

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Throwing SHAED

SHAED is a DC based electronic trio comprised of lead singer Chelsea Lee and twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst. Formerly known as The Walking Sticks, SHAED has amped up the synths this time around, which serve as the perfect backdrop to showcase Lee's strong...

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The Negative Nancies of Nothing

Typified in the early 90s by the blurring of component musical parts, typically guitar distortion, feedback and obscured vocals, the term "shoegaze" was coined by the British music press to ridicule the stage presence of artists who stood still during live performances, detached, introspective, and...

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