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Tagged With: alternative rock

The Soul of Rock: David Bowie

There are some musicians who keep you from feeling alone in the universe. David Bowie is one of these. Bowie’s voice and majestic stage presence earned him the name the Thin White Duke. He’s songwriting royalty. So many of his songs have brilliant hooks and poetic rhythm. Just listen to the lyrics to “Rock ‘N’ … Continue reading »

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Best New Band: Temples: UK Psychedelic Rock

Stepping into the colored psychedelic light, UK band Temples are tuned in. You can hear the influence of 60s psychedelic rock innovators the Byrds and the Beatles in the band’s first full-length Sun Structures. There’s a different texture in Temples’ music that you’d never find in landmark vintage bands. A closeness in sound never technologically possible … Continue reading »

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Franz Ferdinand: Sexy Scottish Rockers Drop Swaggering 2013 Release

Scottish band Franz Ferdinand’s songs have strong hooks, upbeat rhythms and swaggering rock attitude. Taking their name from an Austrian-Hungarian Archduke, whose death sparked the first world war, Franz Ferdinand the band started out in the U.K. indie scene in the early 2000s. All of Franz Ferdinand’s albums have hit the U.K. and U.S. charts. … Continue reading »

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Grouplove's Latest Hedonistic Dance Single – "Ways to Go"

File under “guilty pleasure.” Grouplove’s dance pop is anything but complicated. Frontman Christian Zucconi’s vocal style ranges from angsty folk to pop feelgood to sedated punk rocker. Robotic and feminine backups kick in, then rock and electronic instruments. The dance beat is easy and undeniable. Grouplove’s record Spreading Rumours comes out September 17th. The video for the … Continue reading »

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