New to Me Music: Last Letters

New music time! This one also hit me via email, but it’s a much different vibe from my last featured artist. New England pop-punk vet Charles Iwuc released his first solo EP under the moniker Last Letters on Friday, Nov. 11. Nothing to Write Home About is a seven-track, self-produced record that sounds like the softer side…

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New to Me Music: Fossil Youth

New music! I haven’t done of these in a while. Damn. You can thank my email for this one! Oklahoma-based pop punk band Fossil Youth has a new album, A Glimpse of Self Joy, coming out on November 4. I heard about it in an email blast from Take This to Heart Records and I won’t lie…

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New to me music: Real Friends

Okay. I’m a sucker for pretty much any personality quiz that pops up on any of my social media feeds. It’s actually kind of embarrassing how many times I’ve been about to go to sleep and then gotten sucked into an endless stream of Buzzfeed quizzes because I couldn’t resist a question like “Which Pixar…

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New to me music: PVRIS

One of the coolest things about attending festivals like Warped Tour is that it gives you the opportunity to discover new music you’ve never heard before. Whether it’s local bands that have won Battle of the Bands to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage or bigger bands that you’ve just never taken the time to…

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New to Me Music: Trophy Wives

In December, AR took their younger brother to his first concert. The headliner was Transit and the venue was The Met in Pawtucket, RI. I received a series of texts about the intimacy of the venue (including several about how excited AR is to see The Front Bottoms there in February — after seeing the…

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New to me Music: The Front Bottoms

Being friends with AR has introduced me to a lot of new music, particularly of the indie, folk, and punk variety. Between AR’s influence and 8tracks, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of falling in love with a ton of bands over the last several months. I’ve already seen some of them live and this summer,…

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New to me music: Cher Lloyd

Okay, so Cher Lloyd isn’t exactly “new”, to me or otherwise. But the category seemed appropriate, given that I just realized how great she is. The 19 year-old English singer-songwriter and model is a former “X-Factor” contestant and she’s been on the charts since her first single, “Swagger Jagger”, was released in 2011. But although she’s…

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