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2019-05-24
Steve Marino: Fluff

Over the last decade Steve Marino has recorded multiple solo albums (as Moor Hound), been in countless bands, and toured the country consistently, but his newest full-length, 'Fluff', is the first collection of songs he's released in his own name. In that sense it's his "debut" album.

One might expect such a transition, from the artifice of a band name to the intimacy of one's given name, to be born of some newfound, inward focus. It makes sense; it's a story of an artist going back to basics, getting real. It's also not what happened.

'Fluff' is an album about home, and one's place in it, love, and intimacy, and it's the result of Steve marrying his direct, honest songwriting with a deeply collaborative process. He developed the record with fellow Bloomington, Indiana resident, and standout producer/engineer Ben Lumsdaine (Kevin Krauter, Major Murphy, Spissy) and together they open up the songs, giving them tangible depth.

The title track, "Fluff", with its precise drums, layered guitars, and visceral, emotive vocals, captures the power of this collaboration. It's a song that is delicate, yet driving, lyrically opaque, yet emotionally direct. It is, like the rest of the album, in perfect balance.

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2018-11-16
Falcon Jane: Feelin' Freaky

Sara May is the creative force behind Canadian indie band Falcon Jane. She's a vegan virgo from rural Ontario and one of those special souls that finds peace and truth through making music. She's one of a kind. Falcon Jane's songs are beautifully balanced: honest yet subtle lyrics, straightforward yet ethereal production, and deeply emotional yet bright, fun songwriting. They're founders of "plez rock", a music genre based on pleasantness and feeling good. It's cute, and maybe a bit cheeky, but it's dead on. Falcon Jane's songs convey depth and lightness in equal measure, and they’re a joy to listen to. In short, it's absolutely pleasant rock.