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Category: indie

The Future is Now

Welcome to CognizantMachine.com the brand new domain for all eager ears and hungry hearts.  For those that followed me before, you’ll notice I am no longer a .wordpress.com free user.  Yes, I have upgraded this blog, and I plan on updating it more frequently with new professional themes […]

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Out of the darkness

So of course 2017 was a year full of club bangerz that everybody loved and praised all over the internet already, but I thought Cognizant Machine would highlight one of my top five albums of 2017 which may have slipped under your personal radar.  The band is called […]

The North remembers

Lately I have been pumping New England natives Transit on heavy rotation.  They have a charming local garage band style that has folksy charm.  By that I mean the pop rock with emo vocals band doesn’t have post folk influences but they do have a certain song structure […]

Incredibly loud two piece

It is easy to say that the Japandroids, Canada’s breakout monster ballad two piece are one of the best touring rock acts out there right now.  Following their monster breakout album “Celebration Rock”, which had some of the catchiest singles of the past few years and a kick […]

Obsessed over the Obsessives.

It feels like more than just dumb luck, it feels like fate.  I found myself by chance attracted to see The Obsessives play live in my new homebase of Jacksonville Florida at 1904 music hall opening for Sorority Noise.  Originally hailing from around my hometown of Washington DC […]

Describing a dream in music

Recently Virginia Beach’s Turnover has been making my life better.  With a fresh sound and some engaging lyrics, Turnover has opened up the world of Run for cover records and introduced me to some of the best new pop punk/alternative rock in recent years.  With easy going ear […]

A way with words

New York natives MisterWives are relatively new.  They debuted a surprise hit ep called Reflections that won over a lot of fans and introduced the world to Mandy Lee’s amazing voice.  The band is comprised of incredible pop rock musicians that understand their instruments completely.  In their debut […]

Some good tunes

So following up on my last post I thought I would post some cuts from Raine Maida’s solo album Hunter’s Lullaby.  The lead singer of Our Lady Peace made a solo record in 2007.  The standout track in this album is linked below.  Sex Love and Honey is […]

Retro Rock – a series part one

So around the early 2000s a trend started to emerge where bands monikered with the definite article “the”, plus some retro groovy name, would break into the mainstream and sound similar but charm irregardless of the fact that, it has all been done before.  I was completely on […]

the DC sound

Today I want to talk about the Dismemberment Plan’s seminal 1999 album the “Emergency and I”.  A musical breakthrough, this Washington DC native band repped colors with this flagship album catapulting them into the indie hall of fame and pleasing listeners around the world.  Heavily syncopated beats matched […]