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Farmertan presents the electric "Muse of Fire, Act 1"

Welcome to Muse of Fire, Act 1, the first installment of Connecticut group Farmertan’s latest album. This first entry is charged-up and bursting at its seams with gritty tunes, dirty, so easy to enjoy. “Automation” contrasts crisp-clean electric guitar riffs ascending against a sonic canvas of energizing distortion. “Mud Season” showcases vocals that have more than a tinge of spice, a type of been-there-done-that attitude that fits with the fortitude of the music. The drums on the track erupt, lead, and accompany the song’s guitar solo to its summit. “Sleepwalker” keeps the intensity going and leans a bit indie with its reverb-heavy chorus lines and rich bass subtleties. This is a modern rock ‘n’ roll record at its purest, introduced by a group of gents always prepared for the long haul. Stream “Mud Season” below and stay tuned for the next act from these CT artists. - Rene Cobar

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Strange Majik recall classic rock with perfect hindsight on "20/20"

David Pattillo is something of a blues rock cult hero in New York City, but you could likely tell that from looking at him. Replete with hair well-below the shoulders and a flare for late 60s / early 70s fashion, his music under the moniker Strange Majik conjures up classic influences, which when channeled through a contemporary filter, become something else entirely that's wholly (and delightfully) weird. His latest offering 20/20 excels in this mishmash of past and present sounds, a psych-y, funky odyssey that reads like an alternate history Summer of Love wherein the public found out every batshit conspiracy theory of the time turned out to be true (as opposed to being declassified years later). And while Pattillo’s craft is in a five decade long tradition, his songwriting is very much of-the-times, which makes for an engaging cognitive dissonance — hearing Strange Majik groove under lyrics describing the breakbeat pace of modern living (“World On Fire”) and the surveillance state (“Whistleblower”) feels inherently anachronistic, a prediction of things yet to come hidden in dusty forgotten vinyl. Moreover, this combination of a modern worldview, a carefully curated mix of genera, and Pattillo's strange bent succeeds in making a rock and roll record that feels truly contemporary, a task that's no small feat these days. Play it loud, below. —Connor Beckett McInerney, photo by Ky DiGregorio 

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bluefront @ Cubby Bear (4/29)

bluefront is the Alt Rock group fronted by Alan Zreczny. Their songs are formed around the narrative poems of Zreczny and most recently came to our attention with the release of Aftershock nearly a year ago.

This is the work of Alan Zreczny (guitars, vocals), Jason Steele (guitars), Nick Kabat (drums), and Mark Burns (bass). Below is great acoustic perform of the album's title track captured by Chicago Acoustic Underground.

Currently, bluefront is set to perform as Cubby Bear on April 29th.

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Weathers drops new single "Feel Good" for these trying times

Coronavirus keeping you in the house? Show cancellations rocking your music lover heart to the core? Fear not, for not even the crushing despair of self quarantine can keep you from jamming out to Weathers' new single "Feel Good". The alt-rock group just finished their tour with Echosmith -- good timing -- and "Feel Good" captures all of the energy of the band's live show into one synth-filled good vibe torch song. Frontman Cameron Boyer wrote the song as a testament to his search for an escape route from loneliness and despair while on tour in the beginning of last year, and you can feel that drive come through in his voice. If you're looking for a song to get you through this potentially lonely and isolating time, give "Feel Good" a shot; listen to it below. - Will Sisskind

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I, the Mountain - "Little Wild" Release Party at Junction City 04.03

I, the Mountain are a 5 piece indie folk band based in Kitchener. Their new album “Little Wild” is due out March 31st and they have released a music video for the title track.  Not gonna lie…the up close image of a vertical suplex had me clicking the link instantly. The video features the band inside the squared circle perhaps being a “little wild”. The track itself was written as an ode to the day-to-day things we all do that may or may not be considered a little wild. They will be hosting the “Little Wild” Release Party at Junction City Music Hall on April 3rd. – Kris Gies

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