Emblems band portrait

Chicago Folkers: Emblems

written by: E.N. May on March 24, 2011

Here’s a toast to the independent musician. The individuals and bands with a natural ability to make something quality, and noteworthy, all for he love of music. For Matthew Stevens, and the band mates that make up Illinois’ Emblems, the universe seems to have lined up in its favor ever since the first tracks received […]

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Perfume Genius Delivers Brutal Honesty

written by: E.N. May on March 8, 2011

Isolation breeds brutal honesty. That’s what Mike Hadreas (Perfume Genius) learned the year he moved from his digs in New York to his mothers home in Everett, Washington to escape the ensuing self-destruction he was headed for. Being so far away from what Hadreas had known, he felt the full breadth of isolation and loneliness. […]

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The Low Anthem – Smart Flesh

written by: E.N. May on March 1, 2011

The Low Anthem make albums that play like the soundtrack to those quirky coming-of-age indie flicks that captures its moments perfectly.

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Thomas Giles – Pulse

written by: E.N. May on February 15, 2011

Tommy Rogers has a long way to go when not with his band Between the Buried and Me.

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Five O’Clock Heroes – Different Times

written by: E.N. May on February 8, 2011

Five O’Clock Heroes have had a tough time over the decade working on this balance. Now on its third record, Different Times updates the sound for this band following closely to the era of music they’ve emulated all along.

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Röyksopp – Senior

written by: E.N. May on September 13, 2010

Röyksopp’s latest venture plays like the soundtrack to a mind fuck.

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