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Lima, PeruChico Unicornio Redefines Pop Music
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Chico Unicornio Redefines Pop Music

September 2, 2014
Chico Unicornio has always been an enigmatic character of sorts. He’s been known to say that most of his ideas come from dreams including his artistic moniker, which should not be confused with an obsession for the mythical creatures (or Scottish EDM...
Tokyo, JapanOomori Seiko: Bubbly J-pop with a Sinister Side
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Oomori Seiko: Bubbly J-pop with a Sinister Side

August 29, 2014
There are two sides to Oomori Seiko, and the one that’s easier to find online doesn’t paint a complete picture of her. Watching one of her official music videos reveals a woman wearing colorful clothes...
Los Angeles, United StatesLa Santa Cecilia: For the Love of Music
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La Santa Cecilia: For the Love of Music

There’s no denying that 2014 is so far a fruitful and progressive year for La Santa Cecilia. The Los Angeles-based quartet has become a force to be reckoned with: the band recently went major and signed to Universal Music, released a critically...
Kingston, JamaicaJesse Royal Heads for the Reggae Throne
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Jesse Royal Heads for the Reggae Throne

At just 24-years old, Jamaican singer Jesse Royal has been performing music for almost his entire life. As a youth, Royal would sing in a church choir while his grandma played the organ. By his teenage years, Royal was regularly covering Ziggy Marley...
Washington D.C., United StatesMary Timony’s Ex Hex Rips into Power Pop
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Mary Timony’s Ex Hex Rips into Power Pop

Oh, Mary Timony. She’s unfailing in every one of her rock ‘n’ roll efforts, from the Mary Timony Band to Wild Flag to Autoclave and Helium back in the '90s. Be it nuances of math rock or jangle-pop or punk, Timony’s stellar touch is steadfast. Maybe the...
Hamilton, New ZealandReviewed: Kimbra’s Golden Echo
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Reviewed: Kimbra’s Golden Echo

Though her blend of R&B, pop, neo-soul, and jazz was, for the most part, difficult to categorize on her debut album Vows, Kimbra also wore her influences on her sleeve such that they were always easy to pick out of even her most adventurous fusions. Not...
Albany, United StatesSelf Defense Family: Post-Punk for Ex-Punks
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Self Defense Family: Post-Punk for Ex-Punks

The Self Defense Family is quite a big one. Formerly known as End of a Year, the family’s grown to encompass about 16 members scattered across the United States, United Kingdom and Iceland, swapping out...