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Now It's On
Madison Heights, Michigan
Full-time music addict, part-time music blogger
Interests: Music, Prince, Pet Shop Boys, Grandaddy, concerts, movies, travel, shopping, sporting events, Detroit Pistons basketball, bike riding
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One of the musical highlights for me in 2020 was the return of the legendary Faithless. Ten years after their last, and supposed final release, Rollo and Sister Bliss released All Blessed, the seventh Faithless album. Things were a little... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at Now It's On
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Aaron Marsh is best known as the front man for the band Copeland, whose Blushing was one of my favorite albums of 2019. I just gave that album a headphone listen this past week as a matter of fact and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Now It's On
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Findlay Brown has been quite the eclectic artist since his folk tinged 2007 debut album Separated By The Sea. He followed his critically acclaimed first release with a completely different sound on 2010's Love Will Find You, a favorite of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2021 at Now It's On
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After reuniting in 2010, Gabriel & Dresden finally released their long awaited second album, The Only Road, in 2017 on Above & Beyond's Anjunabeats label. The Only Road was easily one of my favorite electronic releases of 2017, leaving fans... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Now It's On
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Things are certainly never dull with The Flaming Lips and the band's long storied career has seen a lot of changes both within the lineup and in their sound. Of course there are always the fans who prefer their early... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Now It's On
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Yppah, yes it's happy spelled backwards, is Joe Corrales Jr. Born in Texas, but now based out of Long Beach, California, Corrales started his musical career playing in rock bands in high school before branching out into electronic music. Signed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Now It's On
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Sea Wolf's 2012 album Old World Romance was one of my favorite releases of that year, but other than the independently released 2014 project Song Spells, No 1: Cedarsmoke, things appear to have been quiet for the band. But behind... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Now It's On
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As horrible as 2020 was, it at least gave me this. An album I've wanted to hear for a decade finally saw release. An album I thought would never see the light of day. An album I've talked about since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at Now It's On
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Reunions is the only folk/Americana release to make my favorite albums of 2020 and that's simply because it's the best release of its kind from the year. Alabama's own Jason Isbell started as a member of Drive-By Truckers, before splitting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Now It's On
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A look around my blog, and at my favorites from this year in fact, will tell you I'm a big electronic music fan and there were plenty of fine releases in the genre in 2020. Way Out West has been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Now It's On
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The 14th studio album from Pet Shop Boys, Hotspot, was released in January 2020, before COVID-19 wreaked havoc across the world. Given what a dumpster fire the year became, it was easy to forget this came out in the last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Now It's On
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A collaboration between Matt Hales, better known as Aqualung, and Davide Rossi, best known for his work with Goldfrapp and Coldplay, Søren Lorensen definitely ranks as one of 2020's most overlooked albums. You won't find a ton of coverage about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Now It's On
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When My Morning Jacket released The Waterfall in 2015, they had enough material left over from the recording sessions to put together a second full-length record but no real timetable for when, or if, that might happen. Cut to 2020,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Now It's On
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About the artist: Born Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson in the small village of Laugarbakki, Iceland, Ásgeir only uses his first name to record music under since widening his audience to an international scale. His first album, originally released in his homeland... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2020 at Now It's On
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About the artist: Yppah, yes it's happy spelled backwards, is Joe Corrales Jr. Born in Texas, but now based out of Long Beach, California, Corrales started his musical career playing in rock bands in high school before branching out into... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Now It's On
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About the artist: Thomas Charlie Pedersen is the lead singer and guitarist of the Danish alternative rock band Vinyl Floor. Formed in Copenhagen in 2007, Vinyl Floor have released four albums to date with the last being 2018's Apogee. Thomas'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at Now It's On
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About the artist: It's the Pet Shop Boys! Neil Tennant! Chris Lowe! Dance and pop music legends. The most successful duo in the history of UK music. Since forming in 1981, PSB have scored 22 Top 10 hits in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Now It's On
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One of my favorites here at Now It's On, Kevin Garrett is back with a new single that, even better, serves as a preview of a new EP. After a string of singles and two EP's, Garrett finally released his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Now It's On
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About the artist: Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden officially started Gabriel & Dresden in 2001, a year that saw the San Francisco based duo produce remixes for such electronic music legends as New Order and Way Out West. Their first... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2020 at Now It's On
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There isn't much information online just yet about Leaving Laurel, a new project on the Anjunadeep label. There's a short introductory video on YouTube that doesn't really tell you much about who is involved with Leaving Laurel, but dig deep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at Now It's On
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After releasing his debut album as SYML last year, Brian Fennell continued putting new music out into the world with three new singles before the end of 2019. He wastes no time with more new music as 2020 is barely... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at Now It's On
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2019 was quite the year for the Armstrong family. Dido returned to the scene with her first album in six years, with a world tour that followed shortly after. Still On My Mind, a collaboration with brother Rollo who helped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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Since I first saw him as an opening act in 2015, Kevin Garrett has been an artist whose every new song has been eagerly anticipated. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Garrett has accomplished a lot since that first time I was introduced... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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I hesitate to call SYML a new artist as Brian Fennell, who records as SYML, has been making music for awhile. After releasing Safety Songs, an album under his own name in 2005, Fennell formed a band around his touring... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On
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After starting as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. in 2009, a side project for the Detroit based duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott, things escalated quickly. Their 2010 debut EP Horsepower caught on quickly with influential radio stations and music... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Now It's On