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Amanda X – “Quilted”

Amanda X’s Amnesia snuck its way onto the list of my favorite albums of 2014, namely because it’s empowering to hear a band sing about sadness and heartbreak and vulnerability while still sounding like a force to be reckoned with. Amanda X is loud, and their live shows take that album and magnify it to […]

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Amanda X – “Juniper”

Unrequited love sucks, but it’s produced an inordinate number of excellent rock songs. Amanda X’s new single, “Juniper,” initiates like some of the best, with a cinematic close encounter: “Saw you from the balcony, but you never looked down.” The song unravels to reveal new complexities throughout, but that opening moment recalls one of the […]