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Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 Artist: Explosions In The Sky Track: “Landing Cliffs” Explosions In The Sky isn’t exactly a band that strikes joy into the heart of every post-rock aficionado anymore, and it has nothing to do with the band’s talent level.  After all, nobody questions that these guys can play, and some of the crescendos that they’ve crafted […]

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of Apil 1, 2016. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. #N/A – Nisennenmondai (Beat Records) Alexander Durefelt – In the Grace of the Woods (Daughters and Son Records) Andrew Bird – Are You Serious (Wegawarm Music […]

Monday, March 28, 2016 Artist: O’Brother Track: “Complicated End Times” O’Brother’s latest post-hardcore conquest Endless Light is a sweeping triumph.  It’s a prolific enough record that at some point in 2016, you’ll probably have no choice but to hear about it.  Reminiscent of both Thrice and Manchester Orchestra, the album bestows a level of grit and atmosphere that is […]

      Welcome back!  Below is our compilation of staff picks from March 21-25 of 2016.  Thanks to Jacquibim, whose tastes exceed the outer limits of Spotify, I was forced to break convention and use Youtube  (look at this guy…a few weeks on staff and he’s already sticking it to the man).  Anyway, the layout […]

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of March 25, 2016. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. American Head Charge – Tango Umbrella (Napalm Records) Amon Amarth – Jomsviking (Mwtal Blade Records) Asking Alexandria – The Black (Sumerian Records) Beastmaker – Lusus […]

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Artist: The Strumbellas Track: “Spirits” Remember in 2006 when My Chemical Romance launched the single/video “Welcome To The Black Parade”, and it was so wildly over-the-top that, on some levels anyway, it actually worked?  Or way back to 1967 when The Beatles had done pretty much the same thing with Sgt. Pepper’s […]

      Another week in the books, and another set of 5 songs added to the track-of-the-day vault. This week’s EP highlights the gleeful ‘Born Again Teen’, the mysterious dance vibes of ‘Consumes You’, the hypnotizing ‘Running With The Wolves’, our throwback to Alanis Morissette’s heyday via ‘Mary Jane’, and the quirky, ever so […]

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of March 18, 2016. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Alice on the roof – Higher (Label & Labet) Boris and Merzbow – Gensho (Relapse Records Inc.) Brett – Mode (Cascine) Causa Sui – Return […]

With the first full week of the Sputnikmusic Staff’s “Track of the Day” feature in the books, I thought it would be a cool idea to, as often as possible, put together a small 5-track EP consisting of the staff selections from that week.  It’s kind of a “here’s what you missed” opportunity for those […]

Monday, March 14th, 2016 Artist: Lucius Track: “Born Again Teen” Lucius’ music plays like a never-ending sugar high.  They’re always upbeat, creating catchy and captivating songs that make you want to get up and move.  Their debut Wildewoman showcased their main strengths: the talented vocals of Berklee-educated singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, and the […]

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of March 11, 2016. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. 3 Doors Down – Us and the Night (Republic Records) Accuser – The Forlorn Divide (Metal Blade Records) Anger as Art – Ad Mortem Festinates […]

Everyone has a set of bands or musicians that they hold dearly for some reason or another.  Oftentimes, it’s not even an artist that you listen to anymore.  Time placed a wedge between whatever it was that connected you so directly to their message and the place that you currently reside in life.  It’s like losing […]

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 Artist: Wall of Death Track: “Loveland” “Loveland” caught me completely off-guard.  At a glance, Wall of Death sounds like a modern day meshing of Pink Floyd’s psychedelic prowess with Coldplay’s pedestrian execution.   That synopsis is fairly accurate across the vast majority of the band’s freshly minted LP Loveland – it’s an admirable, but not groundbreaking, […]

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of March 4, 2016. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.  In addition, you may notice more “track of the day” posts on this site, a feature that we hope to maintain with some level of consistency in […]

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 Artist: M83 Track: “Do It, Try It” It’s the year 2016, and everyone knows of M83.  With their breakthrough record having come in 2008 with Saturdays=Youth, it has seemingly been nothing but constant ascension for this bunch, culminating in the massive double record Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.  For the first time since 2011, we’re faced […]

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