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SONIC SCENES

enter sonic scenes: a music blog and playlist curation where reverb reigns and soundscapes swirl.
for lovers of dreamy, romantic noir, all things analog, reverb-laden obscure indie, and a touch of garage grit.

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GAL MUSETTE mesmirizes with "Pendulum"

“Gal Musette is the artist name used by Grace Freeman, who began writing piano and guitar based lyrical compositions and performing at open mics in her home city of San Clemente, CA at the age of 10,” a press release shared. “Her graceful approach to melody-driven indie-folk has captured audiences all over Southern California.” Musette’s melodic voice effortlessly swings in a song entitled “Plateau,” a song that takes its listener for a drive in the middle of the night. Beginning with chords reminiscent of a song from long ago, Musette immediately transports us to a different time with her music. With a theme of wistfulness, her sweet tone complements the synth perfectly in all of her music on her latest album Pendulum..."

STEPHIE JAMES releases romantic new single, "Company"

"Nashville via Detroit songwriter Stephie James’ debut full-length album, As Night Fades (out Mar. 1) exudes sparkly, starlit evening motifs, shot through the lens of dreamy doo-wop and romantic Americana rock n roll. James overturns Nashville’s hat and boot culture with her own Iggy Pop-meets-Judy Garland panache. She borrows the storytelling tradition of writers like Townes Van Zandt & Guy Clark but fuses it with 60’s girl group sounds, echoing The Shirelles and The Marvelettes’ “Please Mr. Postman.” James presents us with a record that’s subtly subversive—at one turn familiar and nostalgic, while simultaneously evoking the dawn of something new..."

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