Amy Lynn Tompkins


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Amy Lynn Tompkins

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"Pressure," The Parlour Suite's Steamy Single

The Parlour Suite's new single, "Pressure," (released Oct. 29) is an interesting mix of quick, modern dance beats and sultry '80s pop ballad. In some ways, this track is a departure from the group's surf-pop roots, and it may suggest they are ready to explore new sounds. As always, Inga Roberts' voice is sweet and distinct, although at times it stands in juxtaposition to the weight of the instrumentals on this track.
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Take Over The World From Your Keyboard

I’m no criminal mastermind. I can barely figure out how to pay my bills, but I think I know how you can take over the world using video games. Now, this plan might be half-baked, and if you’re reading this, you may be fully baked (personally I think that’s an awesome combination), but it could work.
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Bleeding Edge: March of the Real Fly

March of the Real Fly is a group of four individuals who originally hail from the Blue Mountains in Australia. The band's sound is the kind of interesting folk/pop/punk mix that eludes simple classification, and they are currently under contract with Less Talk Records, who released their EP What Comes First.
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Bleeding Edge: Mt. Ossa

California-based quintet, MT. OSSA, released their debut album for purchase on Bandcamp on Oct. 21 and have been gaining notice recently for their quality sounds and colorful performances. Homework Machine has been available for streaming on SoundCloud most of this year, but was taken down for the month of August.
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Peggy Sue Choir of Echoes Tour Dates Announced

Independent British folk-pop group, Peggy Sue, announced their Winter 2014 tour dates earlier this week. The group's new album, Choir of Echoes, is scheduled for release on Jan. 28, and they intend to begin their tour the next day. “Choir of Echoes is an album about singing," the band says of their first full-length record in two years.
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Odesza Releases My Friends Never Die, Remix EP

Odesza released a new EP on Nov. 12. The duo also announced on Nov. 5 that they will be touring the U.S. with Emancipator starting Jan. 22. My Friends Never Die Remixes features six tracks remixed by artists insluding Vindata, Tor, and Little People. The full EP is available for free download on SoundCloud and Odesza's Web site.
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Madegg Releases Two Free Songs

Japanese producer, Madegg released two new songs on Dec. 7, for free. Back in August 2012, the then nineteen-year-old producer's "twinkling" album, Tempera, was named album of the month by Mixmag. Inyourspeakers gave the album a respectable 65/100. His two latest tracks, "Alessa" and "Low Points," can both be downloaded and streamed, at SoundCloud.
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From the Soundtrack of Walter Mitty, "Stay Alive" Video Released

Jose Gonzalez, currently of the German rock group Junip, contributed several tracks to the soundtrack for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller. The soundtrack is scheduled for release on Dec. 17. Today, the video for Gonzalez's recording of "Stay Alive" was released amid some serious buzz.
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Elaquent's New Album is Available for Preorder

Elaquent released "Aurora," the third track on his new album, Green Apples and Oranges, on Dec. 3. Green Apples and Oranges is not scheduled for release until Jan. 7, but it is currently available for pre-order on Bandcamp. The eight-track LP will be available for digital download or on 12" vinyl.
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Flux Pavilion Releases Freeway

Joshua Steele, better known as Flux Pavilion, released a new EP on Nov. 11. Freeway is a five-track album, containing four collaborative tracks. The release comes in the middle of the artist's Freeway Tour. Flux Pavilion finished his U.S. tour on Nov. 17, after two solid months of performances, with a show at Hullabalooza Music Festival.
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Odesza Releases No Sleep, First Mix Tape in Series

Odesza released a new mixtape in collaboration with Jiberish earlier this week. NO.SLEEP Mix.01 is the first installment in an ongoing exclusive mix tape series crafted by Odesza's Harrison Mills (a.k.a. Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (a.k.a. BeachesBeaches). This release closely follows the release of their remixed EP, My Friends Never Die.
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Drexler Remixes "Dance With Me"

Drexler, better known as Les Priest of WRLDS, released a remix of "Dance With Me" on Nov. 15. This track is the debut release of the artist's solo remix project. The duo, WRLDS, released their debut track, "Communicate," in April, at which time we said we expected great things from them. This remix is consistent in both quality and style with WRLDS' releases during the past several months.
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Amy Lynn Tompkins

Amy is a freelance writer and photographer living in the Hudson Valley. She currently pens Principal's Hotline (an advice column for administrators) at School Leaders Now and has been published by The Billfold, Living City Magazine, and In The Mesh. She was employed as a staff reporter by in 2013.

She has a bachelor of arts in liberal studies with concentrations in English, business, and psychology from Marist College, as well as an associate of applied sciences in paralegal studies from SUNY Dutchess. She studied Music Education at SUNY Fredonia School of Music.

She is continuing her education, studying journalism at SUNY New Paltz.

Her interests are indie music, education, social responsibility, great stories about strong women and her over-sized cat.



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