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Ryan Gardner 05/05/12 11:17 PM

May 6, 2012 (Week Prior)
 
Emblems - Our Bare Bones (release date: June 2011)
http://www.facebook.com/emblemsmusic
Indie from Illinois (RIYL: Murder By Death, Death Cab for Cutie, matt pond PA)

Rec Center - Tin Year (release date: May 22)
http://teamclermont.com/roster/12728/rec-center
Indie/ Mellow from Tampa, FL

The Rubbish Zoo - The Rubbish Zoo (release date- 4/18/12)
www.facebook.com/therubbishzoo
Indie Rock from Wyoming/CA (RIYL: Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, The Format, Paul Simon)

My Preserver - King Jesus (release date - May 28th 2012)
www.mypreserver.com
Rock from London, United Kingdom

Little Legend - Little Legend (Release Date: 4/24/2012)
www.littlelegend.us
Indie Rock from Wisconsin (RIYL: Kings of Leon, Delta Spirit, Deer Tick)

Oceans Ate Alaska - Into The Deep (release date: May 7th 2012
http://www.facebook.com/oceansatealaska
Progressive / Metal-Core from United Kingdom (RIYL: Asking Alexandria, Bring me the Horizon, A Day to Remember)

Dan Mariska - It's All Okay (release date: Jan 5)
www.danmariska.bandcamp.com
Pop / Rock / Songwritter from Minneapolis, MN (RIYL: Death Cab For Cutie, Pedro The Lion, Pavement, Motion City Soundtrack)

No Omega - Metropolis (release date: 2012-03-01)
http://www.facebook.com/noomega
Hardcore from Sweden (RIYL: Rise And Fall, Dead Swans, Killing The Dream, Touche Amore)

Honor Code - Honor Code (Release date: 8/5/11)
www.HonorCode.bandcamp.com
Hardcore / Punk from Virginia

Special Providence - Soul Alert (release date: 12/1/2012)
www.facebook.com/SpecialProvidence
Progressive / Rock / Metal / Fusion from Hungary (RIYL: Liquid Tension Experiment, Animals as leaders, Karnivool, Porcupine tree, Tribal Tech)

Sharks Never Sleep - Jawsome (Release date: April 28th, 2012)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sharks...34254356598123
Pop-Punk from Michigan

Anchoress - Crime & Compass (Release date: May 4, 2012)
http://www.facebook.com/Anchoressband
Hardcore Punk / Post-Hardcore from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Kelsey Conroy - The Land
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH7NSZLkGfU&feature=plcp
Acoustic from Devon, UK (RIYL: Laura Marling, Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, Bon Iver, Mumford and sons, Fiona Apple, Ed Sheeran, Lady Antebellum, Colbie Caillat)

Matt Sitro - Matt Sitro Demo (release date: April 18th 2012)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matt-S...20221414670981
Solo Artists / Rock / Pop-Punk from Goshen, NY (RIYL: Blink 182, Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Colour The Sky - Alive (release date: May 12th, 2012)
http://www.colourthesky.com
Alternative Rock from Perth, Australia (RIYL: Futures, You Me At Six & Taking Back Sunday)

Ancients - Star Showers On The Euphrates (release date: July 16th, 2012)
https://www.facebook.com/ancientsmusicuk
Heavy from London and California (RIYL: Rinoa, *shels, Mahumodo, Envy, Sigor Ros, Mogwai)

Latitudes - Individuation (release date: July 2)
https://www.facebook.com/ancientsmusicuk
Metal from Hitchin, UK (RIYL: Sabbath, Mastadon, Neurosis, SLayer, Enslaved, King Crimson, Converge, High on Fire)

Men Who Listen - Men Who Listen 2 (release date - December 1, 2011)
www.menwholisten.com
Rock from Illinois

Versus The World - Drink. Sing. Live. Love. (release date: July 17)
https://www.facebook.com/vstheworldmusic
Rock from CA (RIYL: Rise Against, Pennywise, Ataris, Lagwagon)

Atom Smash - Beautiful Alien (release date: March 20)
www.atomsmashmusic.com
Alternative Rock from Florida

Write This Down - Lost Weekend (release date: June 5)
https://www.facebook.com/writethisdownband
Rock from Minnesota (RIYL: Blindside, Project 86, Disciple and The Letter Black)

Skouts Honor - Transitions (release date: April 1, 2012)
http://www.facebook.com/skoutshonor209
Pop Punk from California (RIYL: Relient K, Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World)

Money in the Banana Stand - Giant Steps II (release date: April 03)
http://www.pigeonrow.com/money-in-th...iant-steps-ii/
Punk-Rock from Canada (RIYL: Joe Strummer/The Libertines)

Brian Matthew Hadsell - Thank You For Finding Me (release date: 04/24/2012)
www.brianmatthewhadsell.bandcamp.co m
Acoustic / Christian / Singer-Songwriter / Indie Rock from Connecticut (RIYL: Bon Iver, Anberlin, The Promise Ring)

The Lovely Few - The Orionids (release date: April 19th, 2012
http://thelovelyfew.bandcamp.com/album/the-orionids
Electronic / Indie / Pop from Columbia, SC (RIYL: The Postal Service, Sufjan Stevens, Toro y Moi)

Alco - Alco (release date: 04/27/2012)
http://alco.bandcamp.com/releases
Ambient Rock from Michigan

The Secret Love Parade - Mary Looking Ready / The Victorians Are Here (release date: 14-02 / 20-04)
www.thesecretloveparade.com
Indie Pop from The Netherlands (RIYL: Au revoir Simone, Beach House)

Elizabeth Grimes - Silk in the Sky (release date: April 10, 2012)
www.elizabethgrimesmusic.com
Jazz from New Jersey/New York (RIYL: Diana Krall, Tori Amos, Nora Jones)

Man the Change - Faded (Release Date: May 1, 2012
www.mtcfree.com
Punk / Pop Punk from NY (RIYL: Jawbreaker, Small Brown Bike, Latterman, Saves the Day)

Dismember the Fallen - Moving in Dreamscapes (Release Date: May 29th, 2012)
http://www.facebook.com/dismemberthefallen
Metalcore from Detroit, Michigan

Spirit Family Reunion - No Separation (release date - June 15, 2012)
http://www.spiritfamilyreunion.com
Americana from NYC (RIYL: The Low Anthem, The Anthology of American Music, The Band)

All My Friends - The Teepee (release date: July 2011)
https://www.facebook.com/allmyfriends
Experimental / Blues / Rock from Arizona (RIYL: Brand New, Thrice, The Black Keys)

Eternal Summers - Correct Behavior (release date: July 24th, 2012)
https://www.facebook.com/eternalsummers
Psych Rock from Virginia

Fallon Cush - April (release date: June 12, 2012
http://www.myspace.com/falloncush
Americana from Australia (RIYL: Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jay Farrar)

The Kettle Drivers - Digital Demons and Black Luck (release date: June 2012)
http://www.thekettledrivers.bandcamp.com
Rock / Fuzzsoul from California (RIYL: Link Wray, The Mar-Keys, The Wrecking Crew, Tarantino Movies)

Mbilly - Malheur (Release date: June 5, 2012)
http://www.mbilly.com
Folk-Pop from Oregon

Justin Jude - 5 Kinds of Rain (release date: June 5, 2012)
http://www.justinjude.com
Indie / Folk / Pop from Oregon

Skyline Pigeons - House of Mysteries (release date: June 5, 2012)
http://www.skylinepigeons.com
Shoegaze-Rock / Psych-Pop from California

24 Broken Amps - Sworm (release date 14/06/12)
www.facebook.com/24brokenamps
Grunge from Ireland

Somerset Meadows - Time and Relative Dimensions in Sound (Release Date: 2/15/2012)
www.somersetmeadows.bandcamp.com
Indie Rock from Oregon

New Vegas - Overseer (release date: June 2nd, 2012)
www.facebook.com/newvegasband
Post-Rock / Post-Hardcore from Pennsylvania

The Michael J Epstein Memorial Library - Faith In Free (release date: June 5, 2012)
http://michaeljepstein.com/
Baroque Indie Pop from Massachusetts (RIYL: Belle & Sebastian, Magnetic Fields, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Last Great Hope - Like a Revolution (release date: 3/15/12
www.lastgreathoperocks.com
Punk Rock from Florida/California (RIYL: Social Distortion, newer Bad Religion, Green Dayish (but not too shiny or slick)

The Chapman Family - Cruel Britannia (release date: 18th June 2012)
http://www.facebook.com/TheChapmanFamily
Noisy Northern English Angst Rock from UK (RIYL: Angry driven choppy rock music)

Panic Years - The Month's Mind (release date: June 12, 2012)
www.panicyearsband.com
Indie Rock from Philadelphia, PA

Holy State - Electric Picture Palace (release date - 30th Apil 2012)
http://www.holy-state.co.uk
Rock from UK (RIYL: Hot Snakes, Desert Sessions)

Coco - Is This Life? (release date: June 2nd, 2012)
www.facebook.com/companycompany
Rock from Central, NJ

Dirty Deadbeats - Vol: 1 (release date: January 2012)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dirty-...16776271736227
Hardcore / Punk from Sweden

Hurricane Lullaby - Idle Philosophy
http://www.sdxrecords.com/Downloads/idle.php
Acoustic Alternative / Punk Rock from London (RIYL: Frank Turner, John Mayer, Blink-182, Owl City, Jack's Mannequin, Lifehouse, Jimmy Eat World, Ed Sheeran)

P.O.D. - Murdered Love (June 19, 2012)
http://payableondeath.com/
Christian Metal

Harrington Saints - Pride & Tradition (May 1, 2012)
http://www.harringtonsaints.com/
Punk / Oi ! from CA

Crywank - Narcissist On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (release date: March 2012)
http://www.last.fm/music/Crywank
Anti-Folk / Folk Punk from Manchester, England (RIYL: Paul Baribeau, S, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Roy Harper, Jordaan Mason)

Amanda Jo Williams - The Bear Eats Me (release date: June 19, 2012)
http://teamclermont.com/roster/12717/amanda-jo-williams
Freak-Folk from Los Angeles, CA via Hogansville, GA (RIYL: Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Emmylou Harris)

Reptar - Body Faucet (release date: 5/1/2012
http://www.reptarmusic.com
Indie Rock from Georgia (RIYL: Vampire Weekend)

Social Suicide - A Genetic Hoax (Release Date: May 23)
http://soundcloud.com/brilliance/set...enetic/s-pqKqA
Hardcore / Punk from Norway

Violens - True (release date: May 17, 2012
http://violens.net/
Indie / Alternative from Brooklyn, NY (RIYL: Sonic Youth, Radio Dept., Cocteau Twins, Primal Scream)

Kyle Williams - She Is (Release date: April 1st, 2012)
www.ilovekylewilliams.com
Pop / Acoustic / Singer-Songwriter from CA

A Bloke Called Dave - Abstinence & Absinthe
http://www.trackclash.co.uk/
Rock from England (RIYL: Joey Cape, Tony Sly and Frank Turner)

My Favourite Runner Up - Thoughts, Feelings, Actions (release date - 6th August)
www.facebook.com/myfavouriterunnerup
Pop-Punk from UK (RIYL: Jimmy Eat World, Lostprophets, Mayday Parade)

Ruin/Renewal - Chess Club (release date: 5/1/12)
www.ruinrenewal.com
Alternative Rock from Boston, MA (RIYL: Iron and Wine, Jim Morrison)

With Lions - Equipo (Release date: June 12, 2012)
www.withlions.com
Chambre Rock / Orchestral from NY (RIYL: Spiritualized)

The Johnny Five - Mustachetrophe (Release Date: May 15, 2012)
https://www.facebook.com/thejohnnyfivemusic
Pop-Punk from TX

The Dead Wretched - Anchors Down (release date: June 8th)
www.facebook.com/thedeadwretched
Hardcore / Heavy Metal from Wales, UK

Nine Days Gone - As It's Always Been (release date: May 4th)
www.reverbnation.com/ninedaysgone
Alternative / Punk from Virginia

DuhJuanYay - PopRoxx (release date: 2.14.12)
http://duhjuanyay.bandcamp.com/album/poproxx
Independent Hip-Hop from Grand Rapids, MI

Manafest - Fighter (release date: April 10th, 2012)
www.manafest.net
Rock from Canada (RIYL: Linkin Park, Thousand Foot Krutch)

Cazadero - Dusk for Dawn (Release Date: May 22, 2012)
http://cazadero.bandcamp.com/
70s / Electric Folk / Rock / Western from San Francisco, CA (RIYL: Silver Jews, Bill Callahan, Luna, AA Bondy, The Band, Doug Paisley, Vetiver)

Avastera - The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long (Release Date: 30th March 2012)
www.facebook.com/avasteramusic
Pop-Punk / Post-Hardcore / Commercial Pop-Rock / Melodic Metal from Perth, Australia

Vajra - Pleroma (release date: 6.21.12)
http://www.thevajratemple.com
Alternative Rock / Prog Rock from NY (RIYL: Tool, A Perfect Circle, Dead Can Dance, The Cure, Fever Ray, Lacuna Coil)

Us, Ghosts - Us, Ghosts (release date: 5/1/2012)
www.facebook.com/usghosts
Post-Hardcore from Florida (RIYL: Woe is me, Memphis May Fire, Dream On Dreamer)

Grandma's Boyfriend - Grandma's Boyfriend
www.theloglady.com
Powerpop from San Francisco

Fuzzy Dice - The Truth Is Hard To Come By (release date: 6/12/2012)
www.purevolume.com/fuzzydice
Pop / Alternative from New York

The Human Machine - Contrashiva (release date: April 28, 2012)
http://thehumanmachine.bandcamp.com/
Math Rock / Alternative from San Francisco, CA (RIYL: Map and Atlases, White Denim, Circa Survive, and Hawkboy)

Beg For Life - Mare Miseria (release date: 5/29/12)
www.westcoastworldwiderecords.com
Hardcore / Metal from Yuma, Arizona (RIYL: Shattered Realm, Sepultura, Entombed, Hatebreed, Slayer, Hoods)

Steel Threads - Timing is Everything (release date: 4th June 2012)
http://www.steelthreadsmusic.co.uk/
Power Folk from Oldham / Manchester / Coventry (RIYL: Waterboys, The Levellers, Led Zeppelin, Hayseed Dixie, Neil Young, New Model Army, Elbow, Crowded House)

Furious Frank - The Map & The Territory (release date: March 27, 2012)
http://furiousfrank.net/wordpress/
Americana from Illinois (RIYL: The Pogues, Camper Van Beethoven, Calexico, Wilco)

The Glory Game - Get Up & Go (release date: March 23rd)
www.Facebook.com/theglorygame
Pop / Rock from Ohio (RIYL: All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, Blink-182)

Ryan Gardner 05/05/12 11:18 PM

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