The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — April 18, 2016

I love the beginning of April because it’s around this time that a lot of great music starts dropping for the summer. A number of the artists on The Hit List this week have either released new stuff recently, or have stuff scheduled to come out and I’m just gearing up for it! Genre-wise, the list is a little all over the place this time around, but sometimes that’s how a week feels at the start. Take some time to hit these people up, they’ll make your Monday better. As always, albums are in no particular order, enjoy!

1. Softspoken Woman – Single – Utena – 2016

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2. Forget About ItIt’s Butter – 2016

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3. Black – Suan – 2016

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4. Half Measures – Cross – 2015

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5. WandererRed Handed Denial – 2016

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6. Where It Ends – The Joy Arson – 2015

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7. Burst – Venus In Aries – 2015

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8. Born to DancePürple – 2016

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9. Battled – West Winds – 2015

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10. Welcome to Vanillaville – Redbloom – 2015

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11. Dirty Lyxx – Dirty Lyxx – 2016

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12. Of the NightBouquet of Dead Crows – 2015

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13. Cavalero EPCavalero – 2016

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14. Errata Naturae – Phonocaptors – 2016

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15. E.P. – Neverhood – 2015

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16. We AreFuture Kings – 2016

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17. Soft GrudgeMulligrub – 2016

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18. EPBlack Maps & Motel Rooms – 2016

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19. PrefaceDistances – 2016

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20. Hell Is Not Other People, It’s YouThe Republic of Trees – 2016

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The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — April 11, 2016

This week is super exciting, as a lot of the albums here have wormed their way into my personal favorites collection of the past few months. Some of these albums just keep popping up again and again, and there’s a reason for that; they’re pretty awesome. But there’s some more exciting news: the first entry below—Forget About It from It’s Butter—is out a week early, exclusively on Glipple.com! I’ve listened to this new EP numerous times by now, and I am pretty obsessed with it. Check these artists out now, this is how you start you week on a good note. As always, albums are in no particular order. Happy Monday listening!

1. Forget About ItIt’s Butter – 2016

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2. Good DaysSkyline – 2016

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3. Us Kids – SingleChelsea Shag – 2016

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4. The Parts We Save – Heel – 2016

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5. Hoopdriver – Hoopdriver – 2016

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6. Muster PointJeeps – 2016

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7. Fall In Love And Fall ApartThe Drive Home – 2015

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8. Pow WowRed Apple – 2016

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9. The Flood (EP)The Great Lucian – 2016

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10. Psychosoul EPShadow Culture – 2016

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11. Alterhood – Alterhood – 2016

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12. Hit the AirBasic Land – 2016

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13. Born To DancePürple – 2016

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14. RE:saudade – .gif – 2015

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15. Destroyed EPANA ANA – 2014

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16. Wild StallionsBlue Lizard – 2016

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17. Traces EPTraces – 2016

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18. Castle of LionsCastle of Lions – 2014

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19. Dark NarrowsLights That Change – 2016

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20. SweetMeat – The BlackLava – 2016

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The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — April 4, 2016

This week, the Hit List expands into an interesting range of subgenres, from electronic and folk to psychedelic-blues and jazz-inspired rock. Some of these artists have consistently made appearances here, and I’m always pleased when they release new material to accompany the albums and EP’s that initially captured and enthralled me. There’s little else to say about the list this week except that it really holds up a focused mirror to the staggering amount of talent that exists out in the world. Creativity doesn’t exist within a box, and I love that these artists (among others!) push the boundaries of what their music is and can be. As always, albums are in no particular order. Enjoy! \m/

1. I Talk to StrangersI Talk to Strangers – 2016

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2. Eugenia EPDarla and the Blonde – 2016

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3. Hoopdriver – Hoopdriver – 2016

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4. Copper CrownCopper Crown – 2016

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5. DEVILTRAINDEVILTRAIN – 2016

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6. ConsequencesDream State – 2015

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7. Currents EPCovet – 2015

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8. Cut ‘Em LooseThe Kickstand Band – 2016

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9. The Flood (EP)The Great Lucian – 2016

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10. Top of the World – Puppetz – 2015

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11. Stage OneRingo Scarr – 2016

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12. MABON SONGSCrypt Trip – 2016

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13. The Eternal SeaThe Eternal Sea – 2016

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14. Daylight – SingleThe Swear – 2016

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15. Pow WowRed Apple – 2016

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16. End Of TimeRed Forest – 2016

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17. The Battle – Aperco – 2016

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18. The Waves EPThe Waves – 2016

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19. Multiverse – EP – Mayur Jumani – 2016

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20. Primal SongsHELIUMS – 2016

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The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — March 28, 2016

Some of the artists on the list this week are Hit List veterans with some sick new music, just released in the last week or so. I’m equally excited about the new people here because they represent a broad range of subgenre styles, from ska to math-rock and others. Some weeks are slow with new music, but this certainly wasn’t one of them. As always, albums are in no particular order. Happy Monday! ;D

1. Imminent for Your InterestsPeople Like Us. – 2015

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2. <selftitled> the unending thread </selftitled>The Unending Thread – 2015

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3. The Monday SpecialsThe Monday Specials – 2016

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4. Screech BatsScreech Bats – 2016

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5. Depths – Fogscape – 2015

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6. Daylight – SingleThe Swear – 2016

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7. Everyday Music – Kaslo – 2016

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8. Break Down The WallsBreak Down The Walls – 2016

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9. Currents EPCovet – 2015

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10. Luxury EPPatio – 2016

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11. Good HangsLauren Patti – 2016

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12. Copper CrownCopper Crown – 2016

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13. VersusEureka California – 2016

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14. Stuff EP – My Cruel Goro – 2016

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15. African QueenAfrican Queen – 2015

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16. MirrorsA Light Divided – 2015

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17. Bipolar – Kreepy Krush – 2016

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18. Worlds ApartOktopus – 2015

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19. Buried in the SoundLost Frontiers – 2016

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20. Celebrate – Zombitches – 2016

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The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — March 21, 2016

The list this week is heavily representing Hit List veterans, and I couldn’t be happier to feature these artists again. Some of these albums and EP’s have been on almost permanent repeat for the last few months for me, and I’m only becoming more and more obsessed with them. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some great new stuff to check out; there are still some new artists on the list today, many of whom released albums just in the last couple of weeks. This is a list for a sunny spring day, so if you’re looking for some energy-inducing music, have at it. As always, albums are in no particular order, so show all these incredible people some love!

1. Break Down The WallsBreak Down The Walls – 2016

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2. White Lotus – SingleIt’s Butter – 2015

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3. The Parts We SaveHeel – 2016

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4. Eugenia EPDarla and the Blonde – 2016

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5. Hardly Loaded EPPhantomHead – 2016

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6. Welcome to the Whist Coast (EP)Whist – 2015

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7. AlchemyAlchemy – 2013

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8. Free RecoveryFree Recovery – 2015

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9. Screech BatsScreech Bats – 2016

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10. Good HangsLauren Patti – 2016

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11. Muster PointJeeps – 2016

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12. OmensThe Furies – 2015

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13. RelentlessThe Nixon Rodeo – 2015

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14. The Eternal SeaThe Eternal Sea – 2016

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15. Five KitesFive Kites – 2016

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16. Gaining PerspectiveGlory Days – 2016

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17. I Talk to StrangersI Talk to Strangers – 2016

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18. The Dowsers SocietyThe Dowsers Society – 2016

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19. Mystic WomanPins & Needles – 2015

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20. Red Bricks FactoryRed Bricks Factory – 2016

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The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — March 14, 2016

A lot of new releases on the Hit List this week! Many of these albums dropped just in the last week, and showcase just how hard these artists have been working. The list this week is a healthy mix of newcomers and veterans alike, and with strong representations from Canada, the U.S., U.K., and Australia among others, the community of artists and material just continues to grow exponentially. The collective artwork on this week’s list is also some of the coolest stuff I’ve seen lately, so props to the great graphic artists whose work is represented here. As always, albums are in no particular order, enjoy!

1. The Parts We SaveHeel – 2016

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2. Blue Room Revival – MooseKick – 2014

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3. Alterhood – Alterhood – 2016

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4. Us Kids – SingleChelsea Shag – 2016

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5. Muster PointJeeps – 2016

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6. Softspoken Woman – SingleUtena – 2016

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7. BlackSuan – 2016

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8. Departure from VenusROMP – 2016

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9. Mystic WomanPins & Needles – 2015

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10. RE:saudade – .gif – 2015

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11. EDGESJocelyn & Chris Arndt – 2016

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12. Live SessionIcarus Dive – 2016

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13. Fall In Love And Fall ApartThe Drive Home – 2015

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14. Day OneFrom Ashes to New – 2016

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15. Europe – Single – Mulligrub – 2016

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16. Gaining PerspectiveGlory Days – 2016

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17. Psychosoul EPShadow Culture – 2016

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18. Nothing RemainsStill Phantoms – 2016

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20. The Lippies EP – The Lippies – 2016

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The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — March 7, 2016

I love the new list today because it crosses a variety of genres. There’s a ton of synthe and electronic material on here today, and I’m loving all of it. Some of these tracks have a lofty, ethereal feel while other songs have that down and dirty alternative-punk sneer I dig so much. Spanning a plethora of geographies, the Hit List this week especially underscores the fact that area and Facebook-like count don’t matter; the only thing that matters is a sick riff and a great beat. ;D As always, albums are in no particular order, so hit these people up for a great set of music to start your week off!

1. Hit the AirBasic Land – 2016

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2. In Requiem EPIn Requiem – 2016

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3. Good DaysSkyline – 2016

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4. Five KitesFive Kites – 2016

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5. VectorsYeah Sure Whatever – 2016

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6. Muster PointJeeps – 2016

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7. Black – Suan – 2016

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8. Press ReleaseThe King’s Aces – 2016

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9. StonesCherry Water – 2016

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10. Alterhood – Alterhood – 2016

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11. Hound the World – SingleMobley – 2016

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12. DeVoll EP – DeVoll – 2015

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13. Mild Blood EPMild Blood – 2016

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14. SweetMeat – The BlackLava – 2016

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15. Abandoned HomesThe Aesthetic – 2016

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16. RE:saudade – .gif – 2015

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17. StargazeHiki – 2016

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18. The World Never Dropped (EP)Ocean Jet – 2016

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19. It’s Too Bright InsideLush Vibes – 2016

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20. Jakarta EPNovember Kings – 2016

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The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — February 29, 2016

It’s a leap year, so here’s a great Hit List today to rock out to! There are a bunch of awesome tunes this week to celebrate this super sunny day in Atlanta (for those of you still dealing with snow, you have my sympathies lol), so take a listen through the whole Hit List. We’ve got artists here from a ton of countries, including the U.S., Canada, U.K., Mexico, Japan, and the Philippines. I’m really digging a lot on the crunchy guitar riffs that the list is heavy with this week, so if you’re looking for something with a little edge, some of these artists might have exactly what you’re craving. As always, albums are in no particular order, so hit ’em all up!

1. Good DaysSkyline – 2016

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2. AlchemyAlchemy – 2013

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3. Hit the AirBasic Land – 2016

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4. Breaking FreeA Truth Divides – 2016

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5. Five KitesFive Kites – 2016

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6. The Monday SpecialsThe Monday Specials – 2016

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7. InburnInburn – 2016

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8. Ropes EndRopes End – 2016

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9. FRIENDZAn Oddity – 2016

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10. Debut Album – Revote – 2016

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11. The Whisper GameThe Whisper Game – 2016

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12. I Talk to StrangersI Talk to Strangers – 2016

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13. Talk with TransparencyThe Radiographers – 2016

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14. VectorsYeah Sure Whatever – 2016

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15. StonesCherry Water – 2016

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16. Breathe – Iridesce – 2016

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17. AngelHeroes – 2016

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18. The Last Year EPThe Last Year – 2013

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19. Motion – EPToyosea – 2016

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20. The UndergroundCity Limits – 2016

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The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — February 22, 2016

I’m really kind of amazed at the number of Canadian artists on the list this week. There’s been a large influx of Canadian material coming out recently, and I’m super excited to see that it ranges in influence and sound. This week’s list if heavy on grunge and alternative-rock to reflect the rainy weather we’ve been getting here in Atlanta, but I I’m not complaining at all. ;D As always, albums are in no particular order, so hit every one of these people up!

1. Hardly Loaded EPPhantomHead – 2016

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2. Calling for the CrazyThe Ballistics – 2016

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3. ShadowboxVivienne the Witch – 2016

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4. BlanksRock Eupora – 2016

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5. ConsequencesDream State – 2015

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6. FRIENDZAn Oddity – 2016

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7. I Talk to StrangersI Talk to Strangers – 2016

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8. Green – SingleFrown – 2016

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9. AntsAnts – 2016

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10. Ropes EndRopes End – 2016

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11. Get FünkeDr. Beardface and the Spaceman – 2015

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12. Bareknuckle Love – Freya Wilcox & The Howl – 2015

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13. CairosCairos – 2014

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14. Trapped Inside EPFaith in Casinos – 2016

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15. Red CallingRed Calling – 2015

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16. Crawl EPThe Science of Letting On – 2016

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17. The Whisper GameThe Whisper Game – 2016

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18. Inburn – Inburn – 2016

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19. Sand in the SunThe Soles – 2016

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20. FlourishHanover – 2016

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The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — February 15, 2016

I’ll call the list this week a revisiting, because I’m just killin it to a bunch of artists who have made an appearance here before. I love listening to new music, and sometimes these albums stay fresh for a while, and you can just find yourself listening to them over the course of a month. Featuring artists from around the U.S., Europe, Asia, and more, I’m excited that the geography of the Hit List keeps expanding. Some of these artists I’ve seen play shows over the last few weeks and they rocked it ;D. As always, albums are in no particular order, so give them all a listen, and hit these great creators up for some more!

1. Yellow & Bliss – SingleHeel – 2016

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2. Blue Room RevivalMooseKick – 2014

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3. BlanksRock Eupora – 2016

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4. Double A-SideThe Mis-Made – 2016

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5. MillipedesThe Head – 2015

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6. March in the Dark: Chapter TwoAnyone’s Guess – 2015

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7. Do You Feel Electric? EPMiss – 2015

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8. The Black Album (EP)AggronumpH – 2015

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9. ColourblindVideoman – 2015

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10. Half MeasuresCross – 2015

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11. StagesKopacetic – 2016

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12. OMermaidens – 2014

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13. Bear Essentials EPOne Trick Grizzly – 2015

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14. Welcome to VanillavilleRedbloom – 2015

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15. E.P.Neverhood – 2015

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16. Cosmophonie EPCosmophone – 2016

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17. MUTTMUTT – 2015

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18. Art CapitalArt Capital – 2015

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19. Torn UpSuch Great Heights – 2015

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20. Forgotten BattlesA Thousand Shades of Cold – 2015

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