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In Music We Trust Records Presents:
Michael Dean Damron & Thee Loyal Bastards
Bad Days Ahead

Think Steve Earle, Alejandro Escovedo, Townes Van Zant and Waylon Jennings... here is an avalanche of brash truths and dark stories set to an Americana landscape.
FREE MP3: Andy Gibb
Casey Neill
Brooklyn Bridge

"Brooklyn Bridge" features friends from The Decemberists, as well as Erin McKeown, John Wesley Harding, and Eric 'Roscoe' Ambel (from Steve Earle and The Dukes).
FREE MP3: We Are The City
Gerald Collier
How Can There Be Another Day?

Entertainment Weekly said... "filters his love-lorn tales through downcast, gritty songs that recall Neil Young at his most bummed out..." while Magnet Magazine stated, "Collier's world-weary voice, akin to Townes Van Sandt's, is perfectly suited to the heart-wrenching jukebox confessionals contained herein".
FREE MP3: Hell Has Frozen Over (On Who I Used To Be)
Burning Through The Motions

The Ramones meets Motorhead meets Cheap Trick. Pabst-soaked rock 'n' roll with a melodic punch, sure to please both your aggressive and pop sides.
FREE MP3: Same Old Story
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In Music We Trust Magazine
Beth Waters - This Little Piggy: poetic lyrics, memorable melodies, gently addictive hooks, sturdy structures and a voice that's equal parts worn and wonder Everclear - Welcome to the Drama Club: Calling this an Everclear album is just a joke considering Alexakis is the only member of the band that hasn't quit in frustration over his anger issues and choking control.
Pink Nasty - Mold the Gold: With the singing style of a classic jazz singer that's woken up to the world of pop-rock... Libby Johnson - Annabella: "Annabella" is a seamless series of small stories, most of which are sad yet sweet, and many of them sound like old friends within a couple of listens.
Hello Stranger - Hello Stranger: The debut from this Los Angeles-based electro-pop trio is simply one of the most engaging and entertaining records I've heard all year. Loreena McKennitt - An Ancient Muse: Like a great film or book, music should be transportive...
Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton Knives Donít Have Your Back: Listening to Emily Haines, two words keep coming mind: Lisa Germano.Music Law: Copyright and the Recording Studio - The assistance of an experienced engineer or producer in the recording studio can be invaluable
Music Law: Words Matter - A single word or two can have a huge impact on the meaning of a contract.INTERVIEW: Jon Garcia - Austin singer-songwriter moves to Portland, releases new record, finds creativity.
PODCAST: MastanMusic Episode 9 featuring Umka and an In Music We Trust showcase with guest DJ Alex SteiningerPODCAST: MastanMusic Episode 10: Mark Twain Indians, Kind Of Like Spitting, Jon Garcia, Swim Swam Swum, The Hold Steady, Paper Cameras, and 44 Long.
Advice from a Lawyer: Why You Need a Band Agreement It's important to deal with these issues...Advice from a Lawyer: Legal and Biz Issues for Indie Artists Is Your Music on MySpace Still Yours?
SHOW REVIEW: Sufjan Stevens w/ My Brightest Diamond Live at the Crystal Ballroom -- October 13, 2006SHOW REVIEW: Vashti Bunyan Vashti Bunyan's first U.S. appearance!
SHOW REVIEW: The Killers Live @ Roseland -- Portland, OregonSHOW REVIEW: Hannah Montana Live at the Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon -- September 17, 2006
SHOW REVIEW: The Ditty Bops Clark County Ampitheater - Ridgefield, WA Moving in Stereo Volume 20
Moving In Stereo Volume 19 Moving in Stereo Volume 18
Moving In Stereo Volume 17 Moving In Stereo Volume 16
The Fall of Troy - Doppelganger: Truly pushing the boundaries of heavy progressive rock. Facing New York - Facing New York: Their jazzy discordance takes a while to grasp at first, but...
Evolotto - Smile: Aggressive, angst-ridden rock End of Level Boss - Prologue: Blending the particles of space rock, stoner metal, and grunge before the blow up.
The Heuristic - Parapraxes: As much indie rock flare as math-rock muscle Ichabod - Reaching Empyrean: Savory mid-tempo stoner rock
Half Light - Wait for Someday: You'd swear that Mazzy Star has found her way out of a rehab clinic... Fast Eddie - Teen Sensation: Working off of the template put forth by bands like Mr. Bungle and Ween...
Man in Gray - No Day / No Night: A super charged indie rock affair Just Surrender - If These Streets Could Talk: Another suburban whining rock band comes barreling through...
Kids Against Combs Sean Hannity (631) 673-8003: Kids Against Combs are on a crusade of sorts to expand the vapid minds of sleeping Americans. Clutch - Robot Hive/Exodus: Contains all of the left of center nuances that made this band an underground hit.
Go Betty Go - Nothing Is More: A female-fronted quartet that delivers pop-punk with a hearty dose of punk The Bangkok Five - 10 The Hard Way: A non-stop, unrelenting 5-track album filled with loud, pull-no-punches rock
Erik Larson - Faith, Hope, Love: Alabama Thunderpussy axeman Erik Larson's latest solo sojourn Man on Earth - Disposable Sounds for the Fickle Mind: NYC's Man on Earth plays the kind of melancholic music you'd expect from a British outfit
Trephine - Trephine: Instrumental metal gold? Twilight - Twilight: The best the American black metal scene has to offer
UIver - Blood Inside: No longer death metal, but still very intense! Unshine - Earth Magick: Female fronted Finnish Goth rockers.
V:28 - Soul Saviour: Unleashing depraved forms of metal. Widow - On Fire: Widow's haunting old school metal...
Witchcraft - Firewood: Holy retro rock! Swedish purveyors of the ghosts of rock 'n' roll's past... Wrecking Crew - 1987-1991: Seminal hardcore troupe Wrecking Crew's most influential years
YOB - The Unreal Never Lived: The ethereal sounds of the doom rock trio... You Will Die - You Will Die: wheels out the instrumental metal magic

Featured Articles

Show Reviews and Interviews
INTERVIEW: Anthrax : An interview with Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna

The Method and Result : The Things You Miss
Mest : Photographs
Novadriver : Deeper High
The New Electric : The New Electric
Presto Ballet : Peace Among The Ruins
Michael Meanwhile : Coming Quietly
Age of Silence : Complications: Trilogy of Intricacy
Beautiful Creatures : Deuce
Bedlight for Blue Eyes : The Dawn
The Black Spoons : My Dear Radium

Playing Enemy : I Was Your City
Project X : Straight Edge Revenge
Ringword : Justice Replaced By Revenge
Saviours : Warship
Scars of Tomorrow : The Horror of Realization
The Runs : Wet Sounds
Singapore Sling : Life Is Killing My Rock 'n' Roll
Sick Bees : The Marina Album
Rufio : The Comfort of Home
Schleprock : Learning To Fall

Metal/Hard Rock
Zatokrev : Zatokrev
Sheavy : Republic?
Age of Silence : Complications: Trilogy of Intricacy
Beautiful Creatures : Deuce
Lacrimas Profundere : Napalm
Infliction : The Silencer
Wolverine: The Window Purpose :
With Passion: In the Midst of Bloodied Soil :
Winter Solstice: The Fall of Rome :
Vicious Art: Fire Falls and the Waiting Waters :

Eddie Spaghetti : Old No. 2
John Hiatt : Master of Disaster
John Prine : Fair & Square
Nickle Creek : Why Should the Fire Die?
Stephen Bruton From The Five : From The Five

Psychophile : Vodka Milk
LSDJ : Reflections
Electronic Barnacle Island : Deeply Faulted Area Resembling An Upright Deck of Cards

The Crest : Skeptik
Ginny Owens : Long Way Home


DVD Reviews
DVD: South Park : The Complete Sixth Season
DVD: Fraiser : The Complete Sixth Season
DVD: Cheers : The Complete Sixth Season
DVD: The Brady Bunch : The Complete Fourth Season
DVD: The Bellrays : At the Barfly
DVD: Beavis & Butt-Head : The Mike Judge Collection Volume 1
DVD: 21 Jump Street : The Complete Fourth Season

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