Blue Derkin

Blue Derkin is a California refugee currently based somewhere in the Midwest. When he's not writing about music, Blue does the digital and social media thing for a variety of clients and tries not to crash his new motorcycle.

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Johnny Aries – “The Grave Is My Bed Tonight”

This may be only one man’s opinion, but you can never be too heavily influenced by The Smiths. More, I say! More jangling guitars, more bouncing basslines and more maudlin lyrics, preferably referring to graves! That’s why the new Johnny Aries track, ” The Grave Is My Bed Tonight” is so appealing. Go ahead, try […]

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Bishop Allen – “Start Again”

You’d be forgiven for thinking you stumbled into the heady days of the ‘Aughts after hearing the new track from Bishop Allen, “Start Again.” The keyboard drone, the tight snare, the Fountains of Wayne-esque bounce – hell, even the old guys (who look suspiciously like the dot-com founders they are) singing and playing might tempt […]

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Terry Malts – “Let You In”

“Let You In,” the latest offering from LA/SF fuzzsters Terry Malts, is arguably the most rollicking two minutes you’ll experience this summer that doesn’t require a partner. A little Smoking Popes, a lot of Ramones and all snarl-smiling power-pop goodness, “Let You In” is the first track from the outfit’s new “Insides” EP, which drops […]

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