Know the rules, love the rules, follow the rules. We’ll get along fine.

  • * Not everything sent to Hypnagogue will get reviewed or played on the podcast.
  • Do not use ANY form of social media to tell me about your music or send me links. Use the email below.
  • CDs or mp3 downloads only, please. No singles, no WAVs, no FLACs, no AIFFs, no cassettes, no vinyl.
  • I will not STREAM your music for review. Send a download.
  • Downloads must be free. It is my policy that I do not review music I have paid for, as that affects my subjectivity.
  • Don’t use download links or codes that expire. I won’t get to them in time.
  • Labels: Don’t bombard me with multiple submissions all at once.
  • PLEASE get to know the site before sending anything. This may not be the right venue for your music. Read the reviews. Listen to the show. Make sure it’s a good fit for your art.

Please understand: This is not my job. This is the thing I do in my spare time. If you have an issue with any of the rules, see the “Links” tab at the top of the page. You’ll find a list of other reviewers there.

Here’s how to reach me:

By mail:
John Shanahan / Hypnagogue
318 Franklin St.
Whitman, MA 02382

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