Album Premiere: Indie Rockers Blonde Otter Mix Fun With Sadness on Self-Titled Debut

Published April 22, 2021 In Atwood Magazine

Blonde Otter deserves to be released on cassette. The pop rock collection belongs lovingly stashed beneath the passenger seat amid old copies of Pet SoundsSgt. Pepper, Weezer’s Blue Album, The Gay Parade, and all the other musical love letters to Brian Wilson that have reached their own acclaim in the past half century.

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Published in Atwood Magazine, March 22, 2021

Coming from The Dead Deads, the phrase “deal with me” sounds like mission statement. The Nashville rockers have always followed a code of amorphousness in their quest to make music as it’s never been heard and, simultaneously, as it’s always been heard. Now on the eve of the release of their third album, the band presents a single that struts through the cracks between grunge, hip-hop, glam, metal, and jazz. Released March 5, “Deal with Me” keeps right in step with their two previous singles, “Hey Girlfriend” and “In for Blood”, showing that the band remains flush with the kind of ideas that show us that rock music is alive and ripe for innovation.

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Premiere: Town Meeting Crack American Duality With Empathy on “The Imitator”

Published in Atwood Magazine, March 9, 2021

Despite the tumult, Town Meeting have fought to give their fans a good year. Since June 2020, after the release of their album Make Things Better, they have released the first of two B-sides EPs, booked as many shows as could be played safely, co-hosted a Neil Young themed podcast with Boston mainstream radio personality Mike Hsu, and between the members’ various side projects, recorded and released at least two dozen songs. Although people could use a good new song at just about any time, Town Meeting’s new single, “The Imitator,” arrives in time for some new anniversaries that will have us reflecting on the past year. True to the band’s custom, “The Imitator” is a fun track that might guide you in through those necessary, tough reflections.

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