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Yes Lawd! Anderson .Paak Makes a Soulful Commercial Introduction with Malibu

By: Asa Belue It’s tough to put into a few words just what Anderson .Paak is. He’s a drummer. A rapper. A singer. A songwriter. A producer. But the best word to encapsulate what he really is in a world of music that becomes less and less distinctive everyday?   Unique.   Anderson .Paak is a West Coast based musician and his 2016 album, Malibu, shows Paak’s inimitability, as he is able to blend genres like Funk, Soul, R&B, and rap into a cohesive, confident project that exhibits his most personal songwriting to date through his distinctive yet conversational...

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The Brook & the Bluff’s Debut Record

By: Seth Stevens What do Sundays sound like, anyway? Those clean, bright Sundays with a tinge of gold in them. The ones filled with late breakfasts and church bells in the distance (if you’re into that sort of thing). The Brook & the Bluff’s debut record distills this sound and puts it in a mason jar. Bass lines saunter through the mix like I might roll around in bed. Horns peek in and out of songs like sun rays through the blinds. Guitars shimmer all over this thing. This album encourages you to take your time and smell the...

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The Massachusetts trio PVRIS is back with the release of their second album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell

By: Grant White The Massachusetts trio PVRIS is back with the release of their second album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell on August 25. This sophomore effort responds to their debut White Noise, which came out in 2014 and incorporated elements of both rock and electronic sounds; it is again produced by Blake Harnage. The band lineup remains the same with Brian MacDonald on bass, Alex Babinski on lead guitar, and Lynn Gunn on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. If you have never heard of this alternative band, I suggest you give both of...

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