Mind Equals Blown

Mind Equals Blown

Staff Picks – July 2015


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  • Foreign Tongues: Fragile, As Said Before.


    Mistakes are common on first albums as artists struggle to find their sound and message. However, No Sleep Records’ Foreign Tongues are breaking the mold and setting new standards with their debut, Fragile, As Said Before., in which they get sentimental and heart-wrenchingly honest with impressive conviction. Eliciting comparisons to other slow modern and indie-rock…

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  • Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith: “Omen”


    There are some collaborations that make total sense no matter the circumstances. Peanut butter and jelly. Superman and Clark Kent. Disclosure and Sam Smith. Honestly, the mega-hit “Latch” set the bar extremely high for their upcoming meeting on Disclosure’s sophomore album, Caracal, and it’s often impossible to reach expectations. “Latch” introduced both artists in a…

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  • Interview: Post Paradise

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    MEB staff writer Heather Allen got to chat with Colorado-based indie-alternative quartet Post Paradise to discuss their DIY approach to music, the incorporation of the cello in their work, earning their stripes on the ‘DistasTOUR,’ and their amazing local RPA designed just for them. I guess we’ll start off with what initially inspired you to become…

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  • Trapdoor Social Released “Fine On My Own” Video


    The Scoop: LA-based pop/alternative band, Trapdoor Social has released a new video for the song, “Fine On My Own”. The band is currently in the studio in Los Angeles with Curt Schneider and Youngblood Hawke’s Simon Katz working on their debut full length album, set for release in 2016 The Spin: Watch the new video…

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  • The Valleys Announce The After The Slaughter Tour


    The Scoop: North Carolina metalcore band, The Valleys have announced The After The Slaughter tour in support of the bands upcoming debut full length, Experiment One: Asylum, which is due out early next year. The Spin: Check out the dates for the small tour below. Also, check out their video for “Mountains Meet Oceans” below.…

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  • Interview: Sheppard


    Australian six-piece indie pop band Sheppard has recently been making their mark on American soil. Their 2014 single “Geronimo” was certified 5x Platinum over on the Australian charts and their debut album, 2014’s Bombs Away, has been garnishing good reviews as well. The band is currently headlining in the US and had a chance to…

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  • 3 of the Week (7/29/2015)

    House Remixes of early 200s songs

    Early 2000’s. My middle school days (however that may age me). Before David Guetta had breached the gap between hip hop and dance music and every Top 40 hit was either commanding you to put your thing down or flip it or possibly even reverse it. I didn’t have a car yet, nor did I…

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  • Matty Mullins/Memphis May Fire: Good Guys Don’t Finish Last

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    Good guys do not always wear white hats or come riding in on a white horse. Sometimes, the good guy is the one right beside you. In the case of Matty Mullins, frontman for Memphis May Fire, the good guy is the man on stage who puts his heart and soul into every performance. Joined…

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