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The Hero, The Saint, The Tyrant, & The Terrorist
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Dust
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Don't Haze Me

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The Reign of Kindo : Play with Fire

Rock / Jazz / Vocal

"Play with Fire", is The Reign of Kindo's 3rd full length record and 1st with newest member Danny Pizarro Jr. on piano. Newly relocated to NYC as a base, Kindo has released possibly their best record yet.

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Thrill of the Fall
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Now We've Made Our Ascent
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Symptom of a Stumbling

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The Reign of Kindo : This is What Happens

Rock / Jazz / Vocal

On December 30, 2009, Candyrat put out the first Youtube video of The Reign of Kindo performing the song "Just Wait." It became an immediate hit and was one of the most highly rated and commented videos on YouTube.

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The Moment in Between
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Breathe Again
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I Hear That Music Play

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The Reign of Kindo : Rhythm, Chord and Melody

Rock / Jazz / Vocal / Instrumental

Rare is it to find modern music that pinpoints the middle ground between a respect for past greats and a boldness to pave tomorrow. This is, quite modestly, the definition of The Reign of Kindo.

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Needle & Thread
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Hard to Believe
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Just Wait

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The Reign of Kindo : EP

Rock / Jazz / Vocal / Instrumental

With this six song EP, simply titled The Reign Of Kindo, the band has perfected a new sound. A very jazzy, but cool sound that's pretty complex at times. The Reign Of Kindo EP is fantastic and really gets me excited about the future of the band. It's bands like The Reign Of Kindo that give me hope for the future of music. - Nathan Lint - Absolute Punk

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Last Night I had 100 Dreams
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Phoebe (With Her Whole Heart)
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Beautiful Lies

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Emma Dean : White

Singer/Songwriter

1. Last Night I Had A Hundred Dreams words and music by Emma Dean 2. Phoebe (With Her Whole Heart) words and music by Emma Dean 3. Beautiful Lies words and music by Emma Dean and Indigo Keane 4. Circus words and music by Emma Dean Arrangements by Emma Dean and Fronz Arp. Front Cover Design: By Ben Stewart

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Ascension
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Open Space
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Dinosaur

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Jake Allen : Etherica

Rock/Acoustic/Vocals

“Etherica” blends Jake Allen's acoustic fingerstyle with rock, jazz and progressive elements reinvigorating a classic sound for a new generation.

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Quickly Disappearing
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Shallow Grave
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Swans Song

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Matthew Santos : Quickly Disappearing

Alternative

On Quickly Disappearing, Santos plumbs social consciousness and takes inspiration from the precarious predicament resulting from the melting polar ice caps and the crisis that is global warming.

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Love Sick Fool
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My Remedy
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Uncertainties

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Matthew Santos : Matters of the Bittersweet

Alternative

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Matthew Santos is currently based in Chicago where he is becoming known as one of the Windy City’s most promising musical talents. “Matters of the Bittersweet," is a collection of 12 live solo acoustic recordings and duets with fellow band members, Aviva Jaye and Robert Tucker.

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Wide Eyed Firefly
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Day of Our Day Dreaming
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Born To Do

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Matthew Santos : This Burning Ship of Fools

Aternative

The emotions on This Burning Ship of Fools range from hope to wrath to loneliness as Santos plumbs subjects including community ("The Good Life"), the music industry ("Wide Eyed Firefly"), and romantic desirability ("Drop a Coin"). -Kevin McKeough, Chicago Magazine

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Anyway
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Empty Well
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Ghost

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Alex Trugman : Marionette

Singer/Songwriter

Following a brief stint on Fox’s American Idol in 2009, in which he made the Semi-Final group of 36, Alex returned to college to finish his degree at the University of Miami. Shortly after graduating, he was signed to Candyrat Records.

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Down Under And Out
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Nothing At All
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Goodbye, Winston

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Steven Padin : Out of the Silent Nest

Rock / Alternative / Vocals

On "Out of the Silent Nest", Padin plays most of the instruments and carries all of the song writing duties on a debut that is diverse and accessible at the same time.

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Back in this Place
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Light in the Dark
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Rise

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Ryan Spendlove : In Another World

Singer-Songwriter

In Another World is Ryan's second album which is a clear sequel to his debut album Fable. Less than a year has passed between the two albums yet "In Another world" is a finely crafted evolution of Ryan's skills in which he tells his story through eleven honest songs.

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Fable
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Medicine
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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Ryan Spendlove : Fable

Singer-Songwriter

The 12 songs on this album have been finely honed over the last two years as Ryan has perfected his craft out on the road. When the opening bars of the title track float from the speakers, it becomes apparent that this is a record that defines its creator. - Steve Bradley - Fillmore Music

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Impossible Story

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Brooke Miller : Impossible Story

Singer/Songwriter

It's difficult to keep things really simple sometimes. To leave spaces & breaths between the words & phrases. But when it comes together well, it just fits your hands. A warm leather glove. You take it slow. That's what this song did for me.

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You've Got My Attention
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Say That Dear
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Big Deal

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Brooke Miller : Shake It Off

Singer/Songwriter

Brooke Miller produced & played most of the instruments on "Shake it Off", her third release. “....Miller's vocals serve the melody and the lyrics with a modesty that lets them shine. But don't underestimate her voice & undeniable guitar skills. When Miller sings, it has the same effect as someone looking you straight in the eye. You believe her. “- Jim Farber NYC Daily News

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Hold On To It
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Two Soldiers
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Trouble Where You Seek It

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Brooke Miller : You Can See Everything

Singer/Songwriter

Hailing from Prince Edward Island, on Canada s East Coast, 25 year-old Brooke Miller's brand of songwriting can best be described as timeless. Brooke's soothing voice bathes the listener in warmth and honey-like sweetness, while her lyrics paint vivid pictures of her life and experiences. A compelling guitarist as well, Brooke's style of acoustic playing is clear and strong, a perfect harmonic compliment to her tone.

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I Believe
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The Road
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After the Dark

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Andrew White : Walk in Light

World

Recorded this past September in Chicago, Walk in Light is Andrew's best album to date. Featuring a full band comprised of the city's finest session musicians, it introduces an array of new songs from a broad spectrum of styles. From reggae beats to blues to folk, it displays beautifully Andrew's versatility as a guitarist, songwriter and arranger.

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Holy Island
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Far
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A Hard Road to Travel

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Andrew White : Traces of Silver

World

Traces of Silver was recorded and filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2007 in a old barn at the Silver Glen Resort. The cd is a collection of vocal and instrumental songs with a single duet performed with Gillian Boucher.

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Leave Your Coat
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Cover Me in Moss
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The Wind

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Mark Minelli : Cover Me In Moss

Alternative / Folk

Cover Me In Moss changes it up for Mark Minelli. These recordings are closer to his roots and play out like a live performance. While Mark tips his hat toward many of his influences on this CD, he makes it his own, never falling the rules but at the same time keeping it somehow familiar.

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Some Sort of Fool
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The Big City
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The Way I Move

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Mark Minelli : Gift Horse

Alternative / Folk

Gift Horse, is the debut from Mark Minelli. Gift Horse will tear open your mind and sing choirs of angels into your brain. It's going to make you move and move you.

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By June
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Sundays
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You

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Justin Taylor : Farther

Acoustic / Alt Folk

Justin Taylor's second recording Farther, follows his first with stripped-down productions consisting of his acousitc guitar and vocals with the occasional strings. This treatment lets the songs shine through and reach his audience with his honest lyrics.

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Leave
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Cheesy Little Love Song
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Playing Hard

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Justin Taylor : From Tienie Street

Acoustic / Alt Folk

Justin Taylor's debut album "From Tienie Street" is as raw and honest as they come. Recorded with a single acoustic guitar and a single vocal, the songs were written with the intention that they would be able to stand unassisted by production.

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Straight Lies, Crooked Secrets
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Autumn Dance
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Speechless at Ground Zero

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Ariane Lydon : Still She Moves

World

“There are few albums made today in which every track is exceptional.  There are few albums which the listener immediately wants to replay again and again.  But this is one of those rare albums.” — Sidestream radio program, Brisbane, Australia

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No Space
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Spaghetti
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Maybe If

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Nicholas Barron Band : Live In Transient Sound

Blues / Rock / Folk

Live in Transient Sound combines Nicholas’ love of the blues, passion for lyricism, and subtlety of the ballad with the rich audio atmosphere of the live room at Transient Sound. While his undeniable and original voice is showcased front and center, the strength of the recording is in the notable synergy that occurs between the players in the live studio setting.

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Devil Dog
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This Train
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In Spite of Myself

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Nicholas Barron : AS I AM

Blues / Folk

Nicholas Barron is Chicago music. He sings like those blues cats that used to play on Maxwell Street. He performs and writes a mix of Acoustic Folk, Blues and Soul music ; spiritual, real, and deeply poetic. He plays guitar in a style that is truly his own; at once percussive and highly rhythmic with big beautiful chords and in funky tunings with his original one man band attack.

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Black Flakes of Memory
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Carry Me
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Illuminate Me

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Gregory Hoskins : Alone in the Mayor's House... almost

Folk / Alternative

Almost a solo accoustic recording. That was the idea, but a number of the tracks have gh on electric and Gary Craig joins in on almost half the recording which took place over 3 days in October, 2008. Just a couple of microphones in the room that you see to the left here and that's it– a raw and honest capturing of the songs.

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