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Beyond the Sambatyon

Lost Tribe
TNT PRODUCTIONS

Lost Tribe carries on the klezmer tradition, their name borrowed from the Hebrew legend of the 10 Lost Tribes, exiled from Israel to beyond the raging Sambatyon River.

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Old

Danny Brown
FOOL'S GOLD

“They want that old Danny Brown,” the madcap Detroit rapper anticipates on the opening track of Old. But he mostly seems to have had his fill of the shock humor that pervad

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Confessions of a Scorpio

Teneia Sanders
SONABLAST!
sonaBLAST! is the label every Louisville band wants to sign to. They’ve got the industry connections that have parlayed several bands to airplay on MTV’s reality shows.
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Woman

Violet Knives
SELF-RELEASED

Violet Knives carry on a tradition that can trace its roots back to Joy Division, which has since been carried on by acts like Interpol or Franz Ferdinand.

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Where’s Vivian?

LastO
SOLRAY

LastO is a “gay rapper.” We’re supposed to know this because that comes before his name in his press releases and social media, branding him as gay before talented, skilled, witty

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Happy Jawbone Family Band

Happy Jawbone Family Band
MEXICAN SUMMER
Like a younger, patchouli-er, campfire version of Guided by Voices, Vermont psych-poppers Happy Jawbone Family Band arrive on our speakers after years of releasing a string of records to mostly deaf e
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Drums and Impressions

Deer Meet
BETTER DAYS

There’s a simplistic grace to Drums and Impressions that informs the entirety of the album.

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Humility the Hard Way

Straight A’s
NOISE POLLUTION

If the Louisville music scene has a unifying theme, it’s regularly producing acts that actively seek new sounds and ideas.

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Keeping a Record of It

Lonnie Holley
DUST-TO-DIGITAL

Just Before Music, the debut full-length record from sculptor, collage artist and singer Lonnie Holley, received a quiet release last year on the boutique label Dust-to-Digital.

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Hope

Angryblue & William Ragland
SELF-RELEASED

The duo of Angryblue (aka artist Justin Kamerer) and William Ragland sees the pair exploring dark, ethereal sonic landscapes in what would seem to be a series of improvised sessions.