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Black Thoughts Were Paused: MASTOIDS claws through the crude engravings on Circadian Low

Sharing a bond after playing in a band together more that half their lives, MASTOIDS tame the ominous rustles in the bushes with a Circadian Low style performance to be inspired by.

MASTOIDS is a potent outfit who is perhaps best described as a super loud but-never-overpowering Sacramento band who might dent your car’s speaker if you get too close.

Initially formed as a haphazard talent show act, the power trio has grown immensely, gaining a reputation in the local Sacramento scene for their loud, energetic shows.” ~ MASTOIDS

Dropped off the latest Long Walk// Short Pier 10-track album, MASTOIDS are their heavy best. Paced to perfection from a top 1% of his class and pulsating just right, there is so much to get excited about. Racing quickly into your mind like a Lewis Hamilton swerve, punchy-cool-to-the-max is the class on display here as we take another listen.

These four years of maturation come through prominently on the new album, which abandons the ceaseless angst of the debut in favor of a more measured, contemplative emotional framework.” ~ MASTOIDS

Circadian Low from the explosive Sacramento-based indie alternative band MASTOIDS is a powerful performance from a savvy group who has gotten the attention of many with their honest style wrapped in mystery. Their music shall grip you closely and take you by the veins, while you imagine being in this predicament.

Swirling with a wonderfully electric aura, this is a sure-fire adrenalin winner to play all night.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Gotta Ball: Chicago underground rapper Dino feels invincible on intent-filled new single ‘No Hook Menace’

With his debut EP on the way soon, Dino dusts off the gloves and gets into the ring with his latest single called ‘No Hook Menace‘.

Brandon Coleman aka Dino, is a self-assured Chicago-based underground hip-hop artist with a ferocious delivery. He makes that raw rap music that swats away the competition easily, with his smartly penned lyrics and confident attitude.

He pulls up with a serious style and makes it known that he is for real. With a potent energy that has you captivated and nodding your head to his sterling effort, that rampages in like a hungry bull who knows where the prey is. He is tired of weak cats talking too much and is only focusing on being better from here on.

No Hook Menace‘ from the emerging Chicago-based artist Dino, is a swashbuckling freestyle-type track that leaves no doubt with his intentions. He is on a mission and doesn’t have time for anyone getting in the way of what he wants with girls, or his music career. This determined attitude has him on form here and with a bouncy beat – as this is a quick-fire track that is filled with smokey hard bars – and an artist who knows exactly what he wants.

You gotta ball after all to win in this life.

Stream this new track on Soundcloud and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen