American High create an album of different moods using the same tools. These tools — the acoustic guitar lines, the Jayhawks-esque folky vocals, the upbeat rock melodies often paired with...
American High – Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the BasementKaitlin Ruether, 06.09.17 @ 6:57pm EDT
Album Review , Albums American High, Bones in the Attic Flowers in the Basement
Sam Levin – Frame of Mind [Album]Kaitlin Ruether, 05.18.17 @ 5:43pm EDT
Album Review , Albums frame of mind, indie, new york, Sam Levin
There was a time when the word “indie” seemed on the verge of becoming synonymous with “acoustic” or “lo-fi”. Perhaps these genre spaces were on the verge of a stylistic...
Girlpool – “Powerplant”Shane Longoria, 05.12.17 @ 2:28pm EDT
Album Review , Albums Girlpool, Powerplant
Following up the stripped back, intimate affair that was 2015’s Before the World Was Big, Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad — known collectively as Girlpool — bring a fullness to their...
Killa Kyleon – Lorraine Motel (EP)Corey G, 04.09.17 @ 10:43am EDT
Album Review , Albums , EP & Mixtapes Killa Kyleon, Lorraine Motel
On April 4, Houston rapper Killa Kyleon released his latest project, Lorraine Motel. The significance of this date is that it marked the 49th year of the assassination of Martin Luther...
Paper Lights – Great Escapes (Album)Kaitlin Ruether, 12.28.16 @ 6:49pm EDT
Album Review , Albums Great Escapes, Paper Lights
Paper Lights are a project out of Atlanta, Georgia, who embrace sound experimentation while staying true to their own classification of “Adventure Music”. Everything from complexly produced soundscapes to the...
Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations (Album Review)Kaitlin Ruether, 12.08.16 @ 11:50am EDT
Album Review Hamburg Demonstrations, Peter Doherty
Peter Doherty has a reputation that precedes him. Integral to the mid-’00s garage rock revival with his band The Libertines, Doherty experienced critical praise for his first album, Up the Bracket,...
One Track Minds – A Price to be Paid (Album)Kaitlin Ruether, 11.01.16 @ 1:07am EDT
Album Review , Albums A Price to be Paid, One Track Minds
Norwegian shoegazers One Track Minds have a stunning offering in the form of their new album, a collection of melodic soundscapes that range from sweet and soft to bitter with a sharp...
Countless Thousands – You’re Goddamn Right (Album)Kaitlin Ruether, 10.29.16 @ 11:37am EDT
Album Review , Singles Countless Thousands, Webster's Dictionary Defines Marriage As, You're Goddamn Right
Los Angeles band Countless Thousands have created for themselves a new genre of alternative rock: Enthusiastic Rock. Hailed as Southern California’s Kings of Enthusiasm, the band are well on their...
Hannah Telle – Hollow GlowKaitlin Ruether, 09.10.16 @ 2:30pm EDT
Album Review , Music Videos Hannah Telle, Hollow Glow
If you’ve ever wanted a dash more dreaminess in your Americana, Hannah Telle is your artist. She writes dreamy fuzzy guitar patterns and encircles them with her folk-rooted and luscious...
Flight Feathers – Days Like TheseKaitlin Ruether, 09.05.16 @ 4:00pm EDT
Album Review Days Like These, Flight Feathers
Flight Feathers create bright, fun Americana that hasn’t felt this fresh since the early instrumental experimentation days of Wilco. With saxophone and pedal steel to flesh out the sound, the...
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