Here’s a story for you. An acoustic indie musician realizes one day that what he really wants to be making is loud music. Rock music. Music that demands attention. That...
Westing – “Skipping Beats”Kaitlin Ruether, 03.24.17 @ 3:17pm EDT
Singles I Haven't Been Feeling Myself, Matt Mascarenas, Skipping Beats, Westing
Electric Ray and the Shockers – California Torpedo [Album]Kaitlin Ruether, 03.13.17 @ 4:57pm EDT
Albums Electric Ray and the Shockers
Every now and then you find a band with a name so great you have a sense for their sound immediately. This is the case with Austrian band Electric Ray...
What’s better than a grunge trio from Dublin with a reputation for killer live shows and an authority over their sound wielded like a powerful weapon? I don’t know, maybe...
Chick Quest – Model View Controller (Album)Kaitlin Ruether, 02.13.17 @ 11:47am EDT
Albums Chick Quest, Model View Controller
The key to effective post-punk in the age of the internet is to give it a memorable flair, something that sets it apart from all the acts trying to recreate...
SPiN – “Dig Your Own Grave” (Video)Kaitlin Ruether, 01.31.17 @ 3:39pm EDT
Music Videos _Meant To Rise_, Dig Your Own Grave, SPiN
It’s a careful thing, a difficult thing, to be able to create a heavy rock sound but keep the energy on the playful side. That’s the magic of SPiN‘s “Dig Your...
Vocals. Guitar. Noise. These are the roles of Dave Hollier in the rock project King Ropes. Dirt is the band’s first album, and despite the seeming simplicity of the title,...
The Captain’s Son – “Walking Around Purposely”Kaitlin Ruether, 01.21.17 @ 1:28pm EDT
Singles The Captain's Son, Walking Around Purposely
The Captain’s Son have found a musical home in Southern California. Hailing from Springfield, Missouri, the band have established a distinctly surf-rock sound with a hint of garage haze, and...
Digital Order – “Our Hearts Will Collide”Kaitlin Ruether, 01.16.17 @ 12:17pm EDT
News Digital Order, Our Hearts Will Collide
Digital Order kick off their 2017 with yet another success: this time in the form of their brand new single “Our Hearts Will Collide”. The track has all the high-energy...
Marty McKay – New York City Dreams (Album)Kaitlin Ruether, 01.13.17 @ 12:47pm EDT
Albums Empire Town, Marty McKay, New York City Dreams
If you listen carefully, you can find narrative in Marty McKay‘s album New York City Dreams. As the title suggests, the album finds a setting in the city of New York, with...
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,...
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