Cold Summer – Fight to Survive

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It’s not always easy to dive into certain musical genres, especially if the type is loud, erratic, spacy or just plain odd. Some folks need a gateway artist for this sort of thing. For those looking to venture into the realm of Post Hardcore, Cold Summer is an ample act to start. Read more »

Big Sean – I Decided

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Big Sean, striking while his iron is hot, dropped his new album “I Decided” on the heels of 2015’s “Dark Sky Paradise.” Sean, while never the biggest name in hip-hop, looks to cement his legacy after last year’s “I Don’t Fuck with You” from “Paradise.” Read more »

Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe

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What. A. Gem. Sigrid’s single Don’t Kill My Vibe is a killer pop anthem, especially for a debut single. It will definitely be an ear worm that is going to get overplayed on your local pop radio station, though, so enjoy it while you can. Read more »

Greyhaven – Brother

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It’s all too typical for a person to immediately think of the dark and macabre when he or she hears about “heavy music.” This is an understandable reaction. From the earliest days the heavy genres have appealed to our fears just like any good horror movie. Even so, there are so many subgenres of metal these days that it would be ridiculous for someone to label the lot of them as “evil” or “devil music.” Read more »

Robert Hunter – Afterglow

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I was only introduced to Robert Hunter’s unique country/alt-rock sound a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve already developed a connection to his music. The American singer-songwriter has released two EPs so far – Outta My Mind and Afterglow. As much as the first of the two was filled with tight sounds and romantic lyrics, Afterglow is the real winner for me. Read more »

Bling Era Playlist

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Rappers have arguably the biggest egos of anyone in the music industry, at least between the late 90s to mid 2000s when “Bling Rap” was at its peak. Entire songs centered around how big your car’s rims were, how much your pinky ring was valued and even about how much money you could invest in your mouth. While rappers today still rhyme about their ego and everything they have, the genre has evolved into a more emotional aspect and ditching catchy hooks in favor of storytelling and subject manner.  But when it comes to the Bling Era artists, they couldn’t be out done; the bigger the ego, the bigger the chain. Read more »

JW Sargent – Videos & The Future

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JW Sargent is a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia who just released his EP “In Retrograde” last November. Creative Control caught up with him to talk about music video inspirations, how he came up with his hybrid of alternative and ambient sounds and what the future has in store for him.
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Deaf Havana – All Those Countless Nights

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After a series of personal and professional woes, Deaf Havana has returned with new management, a new label, and a new album titled All Those Countless Nights. The combination of all this turmoil nearly caused the union to implode. Despite this, Deaf Havana has persevered to deliver its fourth LP and the first since 2013’s Old Souls. Read more »

Robert Hunter – Outta My Mind

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Robert Hunter is a Nashville based singer-songwriter and poet. The singer is due to release a new album, Afterglow, on February 24th. If you don’t know a whole lot about Hunter, I’d suggest giving his current stuff a listen to prep yourself for the upcoming release. His EP Outta My Mind does a great job of introducing listeners to the artist. Read more »

Renegade Twelve – Heroes of Mine

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A quick Google search of the word “hero” results in a description of “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” The word has several different definitions and it doesn’t always mean the same thing for everyone. I’ve met people who’ve said they don’t have heroes. And while not all of us look up to others, I feel it’s fair to say that we all have inspirations. Read more »