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Talkie – Fundamental Things

How long has Talkie been on our list of "west coast bands that need to hit the Midwest"? A while. Since we first heard of their existence to be exact. Our pals in Fever Fever did a few shows with them on the west coast, back when they were labelmates on Slospeak Records. Fundamental Things, in retrospect, I believe, will ...

Indy-Based Rapper O.D.D.I.T.Y Impresses on Debut, ME.

The more time I spend going to shows and otherwise being involved with the Indianapolis music scene, the more I realize how grateful I am to be as immersed in it as I am. It seems almost weekly that I’m finding stellar local artists, though more often than not those artists tend to be of the hip-hop variety. One such artist ...

Vesperteen’s “The Hype is Dead” slaps, pals

I'm sitting here, having just headbanged and air drummed to a number of Vesperteen songs, wondering what I could possibly say on this blog that I haven't already said about this band. Now, when you think about it, this can be a good problem to have. Repeat coverage of an artist only comes from us being all about their sound ...

Hidden Hospitals – Liars

When reflecting on my music taste, I’ve noticed changes in genre, yes—but more so in elements that stand out in the music. I supposed one thing that has remained consistent is my love of big hooks and an overall “epic” sound. Over time my listening patterns have reflected the industry at large—becoming less guitar ...

Song by Song: The music of Dystopian Future Compilation #1

Obliferous - "Why Us 3": This minimalist song kicks things off with some noise and drone-type effects. This might be stating the obvious, but the foreboding track seems appropriate to set the stage for a compilation highlighting musicians whose identities' very existence can be dangerous. Get 'Em Tiger - "Next To the ...

Halfnoise – Flowerss EP

With Zac Farro back in the game with Paramore it wouldn't seem terribly far fetched to conclude that his project Halfnoise would go on hiatus, or at least be relegated to "side project" status. Not so with Halfnoise. It's fairly apparent to me that Zac had a heavy influence in the new "indie" direction of Paramore, if the ...

Many Rooms – There Is A Presence Here

If you know Bri Hunt at all, nothing about her debut full length under the Many Rooms moniker should surprise you. This includes the fact that the masses are beginning to respond to her music in a big way. Let me tell you why. Actually before I go any further, a quick sidebar: I'm listening to the album once more as I ...