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May 2019

Five Tracks On The Verve’s “Urban Hymns” That Are Better Than “Bittersweet Symphony”

We at Niche Appeal headquarters are just as chuffed as the next bloke that Sir Mick and Keef, in a heartening display of twilight years empathy, have finally allowed the “Bittersweet Symphony” rights to slip from their jaundiced grip and… Continue Reading →

“It’s Art, No Rules”: The Buenos Diaz Interview

Buenos Diaz is genre fluid. Cue up any song in his growing discography, listen, then cue up another, and it’s bound to be noticeably different in genre and tone. He possesses a perfect “Fabrizio-circa-Room On Fire” afro, which he tends… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Rock N Roll Vanity Project: Five Burning Questions About The Hollywood Vampires

It’s only fair that I preface this article by admitting that I’ve never listened to The Hollywood Vampires. But it’s perfectly fine because one doesn’t need to listen to The Hollywood Vampires in order to know exactly what The Hollywood… Continue Reading →

Track Of The Day: “If Your Mama Only Knew” by Sass

The level of talent coming out of Philthy Philly is astonishing. What could possibly be in the water? Listening to my beloved independent radio station shaking the airwaves out of University City, WXPN (88.5/91.9 wpn.org), DJ great Dan Reed spun… Continue Reading →

The Deceptively Smooth Soul/Psych Grooves of Feng Suave

This Dutch psych/surf/synth pop five piece lays down airy, floating grooves tied to traditional song structures and is by far our favorite new find this week. The curly-haired lead singer possesses one of those real-deal soul voices that, if used… Continue Reading →

Track Of The Day: The Tisburys “Gin In My Coffee”

The Tisburys’ “Gin In My Coffee” sweeps in with the type of loose, honey-hooked bop that makes for the perfect spring/summer musical vessel. Lead man Tyler Asay brings his elegant pipes to the mix, waxing bittersweet about those fleeting easy… Continue Reading →

Vampire Weekend’s Failed Quest For The Millennial White Album

Vampire Weekend has all the necessary components firmly in place to be a truly horrible band. Cloying name? Check. North Jerz rich kids rocking thrift store Hilfiger? Check. Hyper-literate “jam all the words you can into each verse” lyrics? Double… Continue Reading →

The Eli Raybon Interview: “Posting on social media goes against every atom in my body.”

Eli Raybon seems to exist in a parallel realm where the Discman still reigns supreme, only each portable CD player is bumping nothing but Thomas Dolby, Echo & The Bunnymen and pop-era Cure into everyone’s earholes 24/7. All of which… Continue Reading →

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