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Weatherhead

Helms Alee
HYDRA HEAD

Helms Alee charge freely through the wastelands of rock music, creating noise where it fits and expanding upon its inactive spaces.

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Abominamentvm

Imperial Triumphant
SELF-RELEASED
Many metal groups come across as watered-down versions of their idols, content to play within the boundaries others have set, while the innovative bands are far and few.
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The Unintentional Sea

Rafael Anton Irisarri
ROOM 40

Southeast of Los Angeles in some of America’s most inhospitable, barren desert land lies the Salton Sea, a euphemistically named, hyper-salinated inland lake formed after a massive irrigation

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... It’s Jayle Time

Jaye Jayle
SELF-RELEASED

Jaye Jayle is the boozehound alter ego of Evan Patterson, best known as the frontman of the vicious rock group Young Widows.

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Away With Words

Craig Tweddell
BUGLES MEDIA

Trumpeter Craig Tweddell’s debut blends the classic jazz instrumentation of acoustic bass (Luke McIntosh), drums (Zack Kennedy) and tenor saxophone (Dave Kana) with the sparkling sound of the

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Watching Dead Empires in Decline

The Stranger
MODERN LOVE

English ambient artist Leyland Kirby is generally known for the tender, melancholy work he’s released under his own name and under the moniker The Caretaker, but Watching Dead Empires in D

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Guilty Pleasures

Sabatahj the Freak
SELF-RELEASED

We’ve lost our soul. Louisville is a desert when it comes to quality R&B. There is no scene to speak of. There are countless singers, but no albums.

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Nonfiction

The Range
DONKY PITCH

James “The Range” Hinton comes out swinging with Nonfiction, his debut full-length of idiosyncratic post-dubstep and future bass.

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Heavy Hearts

Cousins
SELF-RELEASED

The quartet offers up a more melodic interpretation of punk stalwarts Fugazi, eschewing savage guitar feedback for sing-along harmonies.

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Book of Souls: Folio A

Secret Chiefs 3
WEB OF MIMICRY

Mr. Bungle’s Trey Spruance has spent years crafting an unorthodox and expansive musical universe in Secret Chiefs 3, one shrouded in mystery and unpredictable cross-genre pollinations.