by Taylor Murnane

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Cecil Frena | Pit Boss

September 16, 2019

Cecil Frena, formerly known as Born Gold, has never really stuck to one genre, but has always been known for his tender, poignant lyrics and experimental, pop-leaning sounds. It was only since abandoning that previous moniker in favor of using his god-given name that his sound has taken a turn for the heavy. While his first album from this new project, last year’s superb The Gridlock, played with a fuzzier, more rock-leaning style, it’s clear from a first glance at…

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#KickingtheCanon by Taylor Murnane Music

Cocteau Twins | Treasure

From their first release (1982’s Garlands), Cocteau Twins enjoyed critical acclaim. But it was only after the departure of founding member and bassist Will Heggie — and the induction of his replacement, Simon Raymonde — in 1983, that the band would settle into the sound, and the line-up, that would define…

March 25, 2019
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