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The Holy Knives is the sonic vision of brothers Kyle and Kody Valentine, a band that infuses the sultry sounds of rock’n’roll with a tinge of desert psychedelia. The Holy Knives is the sonic vision of brothers Kyle and Kody Valentine, a band that infuses the sultry sounds of rock & roll with a tinge of desert psychedelia. Their debut EP was recorded at Sonic Ranch with Latin grammy-nominated producer Manuel Calderon (The Chamanas, Nina Diaz).
The 4-song EP is a curated tour of The Holy Knives’ sonic possibilities. Drawing inspiration from acts like Portishead, The Doors, and The Afghan Whigs, the band hones a collection of hypnotic, introspective anthems over dark, groovy dreamscapes, allowing the music to feel simultaneously familiar and fresh.
Their recorded music is bolstered by their live quintet performance, a refined ritual that is relentless in its pace and religious in its fervor. 


Band Members
Kody Valentine | Vocals, Guitar
Kyle Valentine | Guitar
Skyler Ellis | Drums
Jaime Ramirez | Keyboards
Ian Miller | Bass



SUMMER SALT – ” Summer Salt “

Posted: December 28, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Summer Salt is a rock’n’roll three-o of best pals. With influences of bossa nova and oldies, we create the perfect soundtrack for chillaxin’ by the pool. Matt has the voice of an angel, Eugene has that in-the-pocket drummin’, and Phil’s bass is funny.


Summer Salt are a trio from Austin, Texas, who describe their music as, “that much needed breeze for maximum relaxation”. Returning with their first material since 2015’s Going Native, the band are next week set to put out their brand new EP, So Polite, via ATH Records. Thankfully you won’t have to wait for that, as ahead of that release .


Band Members
Matt Terry, Eugene Chung, Phil Baier

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The sibling due of Maggie and Tyler Heath (and a bunch of their friends), known as The Oh Hellos, are back with another album of gang vocals and hand clapping. The other day they announced a robust North America tour in support of the album. It is worth noting, though, that this album is even more ambitious than their previous folk salvos; it shows off a band who has seen success and can bring more “tricks” to the dynamic folk-pop sound that has made their name. Notos feels like a natural evolution of a sound that can be at times “down home” and other times feel quite modern and progressive.

“On the Mountain Tall” feels like an old time gospel set of lyrics put to a modern mix of music. Some of the electronic and rock elements are considerable divergence from the sound original Oh Hellos fans have come to expect. But as this is normal for a sound to change over time, this does feel like a logical next step. The vocal on the following tracks “Torches” really takes off for the chorus. The lyrics are so complicated, you almost have to stop and read them to understand them. In a world of simplified music.