PREMIERE: Listen to “Coffee Cup” by Strangely Alright

“Coffee Cup” is the new single from Strangely Alright. It’s a quirky synth driven mixture of pounding toms, distorted vocals, pretty piano and some horns and tremolo guitar for good measure and is available at iTunes and Amazon along with SA’s previous music.

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Review: Guantanamo Baywatch – ‘Desert Center’

A sure winner to throw a party with, Guantanamo Baywatch continues to work in a favorably, spacious rock ’n’ roll medium that showcases their musical curiosities as well as their expertise. Desert Center is a meticulously recorded nine-song batch (plus two strangely comical interludes) that carries enough brouhaha to link their early homespun aesthetic and where they really excel: on stage.

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Review: Bob Fossil’s Safety Meeting – If the Dick’s Deluxe burger were a CD

Safety Meeting is a comprehensive, solid offering with notable song-writing growth. If you’re looking for an album that generates a lot of imagery, from walking your girlfriend through the park to drinking beer with your single-buddies to driving home from work on a sunny Friday afternoon, this is it.

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Review: Filthy Friends extend you an “Invitation”

Filthy Friends is a mash-up between R.E.M. (Peter Buck) and Sleater-Kinney (Corin Tucker), along with part of R.E.M.’s touring lineup (Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin), and some Fastbacks (Kurt Bloch) on the side, plus a dash of Nirvana (Krist Novoselic). The result is an eclectic release that has the band exploring a number of musical styles with ease; this is a group that likes to mix it up.

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