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AUDIO: Fundamentals – “End Times”

Experimental music collective Fundamentals have a new album out. Long space rock soundscapes, group vocals and jazzy meditations create a mesmerizing astronautical odyssey. There’s a keen sense of mystery and determination with each track that fuels us to push through uncertainty and dread. Fundamentals contrast impending doom with the urge to venture the void with “End Times.”

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Mid Coast Vol. 19; ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Flykiddxoxo, Clare McCullough, Ke1, Dahlia

Midcoast Collective hosted their 19th edition at Cactus Club on Friday night featuring artists Flykiddxoxo, Clare McCullough, Ke1 and Dahlia. They raised money for Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee, a grassroots organizations with ten demands: the repeal of Wisconsin State Statute 940.04, the complete separation of church and state, that law enforcement not enforce abortion bans, that Wisconsin law enforcement read

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AUDIO: Bunk Bed – “Top Bunk, Bottom Bunk”

Indie rockers Bunk Bed – who formed from the ashes of Weird Storm – are out with their debut EP. It’s two songs that lean further into noise rock than the fellas did previously while still retaining their math rock roots. “Crowd and Judgement” and “Bum” both get nihilistic with a healthy dose of tongue-in-cheek humor, featuring shoutable choruses and

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AUDIO: As Oak – “Lake House Sessions”

As Oak are a group whose sound encompasses elements of folk rock, slowcore, experimental and ambient. Their new EP is out today and it’s full of dense soundscapes that give plenty of room for emotive movement. You can tell that the members really listen to one another with patience and intention, bringing an overall somber demeanor that is both sensitive

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AUDIO: Lorna Dune – “Transmutation”

Electronic artist Lorna Dune released a two-song EP this week. She seeks social consciousness shift with this music; the title track gives the urgent feeling of mass awakening while “Life After Us” takes a more minimal approach to evoke a sense of growth and rebirth. Together the two give an overall sense of hopefulness, compassion and prosperity. Lorna Dune creates

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VIDEO: Mike Mangione – “You Didn’t Come Here Alone”

Singer-songwriter Mike Mangione shared a new video accompanying his latest record “Blood & Water.” He’s found out in the woods walking us through the song with the lyrics displayed in different fonts while backup dancers follow. At one point he stops a couple from arguing and makes them hug it out; Mike Mangione puts an upbeat tune to telling us

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VIDEO: Christopher Dallman – “For the Lovers”

Pop artist Christopher Dallman’s got a video out accompanying his latest EP “Nightpop.” Shot in black and white, the video finds Dallman in the booth singing his heart out while holding a lamp to represent his burning, sensual passion for his lover. He maneuvers the lamp to make his shadows dance, getting more and more vivacious before the song explosively

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AUDIO: Regal Machines – “Come On Up Little Sweeties”

Noisy experimental rockers Regal Machines are out with their debut album. Beginning with the title track that spans over ten minutes and brings droning dissonance, these songs contain garage-tinged chugging riffs, imaginatively raw storytelling and punkish attitude. “Appreciate” seeks to make the little moments last, “Get Yourself” breaks us out of the darkness, and “This More” is a total earworm.

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