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Eight Bands Helping to Make San José, Costa Rica an Indie Music Paradise

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Los Waldners Los Waldners

Costa Rica is known for its biodiversity and eco-tourism, making the Central American nation a great place to visit no matter what your interests. But if you get the chance to hang out in San José, you might want to consider taking the time to check out a concert. The city’s indie scene has become home to an outsized amount of musical diversity.

Thriving in the shadow of both green hills and an active volcano, Costa Rica’s busy capital of San José is cosmopolitan but, with a population of less than 350,000 in the city proper, relatively small. The city has fostered the kind of close-knit but musically heterogeneous scene that can flourish in a just-big-enough town. Indie music within its confines and surrounding principalities doesn’t have one single sound; bands range from enigmatic bedroom electropop to loud-as-hell post-rock. Still, there’s a cohesive scene, one with plenty of variety…

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Fazerdaze’s Sparkling Guitar Pop Finds the Balance Between Darkness and Light

I finally joined bandcamp and found some really good artist to check out

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The music of Amelia Murray, who records as Fazerdaze, is on its surface bright and summery. Pick any track at random from Morningside, her excellent full-length debut for Flying Nun, and you’ll be greeted by foamy waves of guitar and Murray’s warm, sighing voice. But zero in on the lyrics, and the sun begins to fade. A portrait of romantic uncertainty, Morningside rests Murray’s emotionally-candid lyrics in silvery latticeworks of guitar, and the resulting tension is one of the things that makes the record so alluring. (It was one of our Essential Releases the week it came out.) A step up from her excellent, self-recorded, self-titled 2014 EP, Morningside is the sound of a person who—as Murray herself puts it in her song “Little Uneasy”—is feeling their way through the world, in every sense of the word.

We caught up with Murray during her shift at the New…

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How I saw an amazing music festival without paying festival prices 

Story time! So this past weekend my friends and I went to a concert at the Susquehanna  bank center in Camden NJ. The concert was hosted by a radio station called Radio104.5. It’s and alternative music station that’s popular within the Philadelphia and South jersey area. We go to their shows every year. Last Saturday […]

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Music to Help Improve your Productivity

So it's officially May! One more month till summer! I'm currently finishing up my semester with finals ugh. Surprisingly this semester wasn't that bad. I only had one real final to take( lucky me). But for those of you have more than one final stay strong and positive. Now I know how hard it is to stay motivated… Continue reading Music to Help Improve your Productivity