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Sleeping in a Spell by Shawn and Shelby

For the past six years, Shawn Brewster and Shelby Sangdahl have been leading a strong path through Cleveland’s music scene in the rock ‘n’ roll folk band Oldboy. With their new EP release “Sleeping in a Spell” Shawn and Shelby create an intimate and rustic invitation to honest and talented songwriting. Stripped away the electronics and percussion of their rock-oriented project, the back-to-basics approach of their hometown folk roots is stronger than any amplifier.

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New Rutabega 7 inch out today

The new Rutabega 7″ Shiny Destination comes out today on Triple Eye Industries. The two-track album is pressed on white standard-weight vinyl at 45 RPM and features a hand-screen-printed cover. Includes digital download card. Only 300 available. The Rutabega is a two-piece indie rock band from South Bend, IN featuring Joshua Hensley and Garth Mason.

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Tecuciztecatl by His Name Is Alive

Photo by Mara Robinson.

The new His Name Is Alive album Tecuciztecatl “is a rock opera depicting an epic struggle between identical twins, reflective in nature, and mirrored in twin science, secret language, and mythology.” That’s what they tell you in the album description.

Fourteen albums in, and you haven’t heard His Name Is Alive quite like this before. HNIA has always been hooky, but this time it’s progged out, psychedelic, and very, very riff-tacular. Wishing Ring (off Ft. Lake) with its fuzz guitar and wah solos is the closest they’ve come to rocking this hard on an official release, while Summer Left Your Heart Behind (AKA Get Your Curse, Detrola) and Can’t Always Be Loved (Ft. Lake) offered up-tempo, poppier anthems.

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