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life, death, space, and tunes with a lager [single reviews]

I hope you listen to each of these 7 songs and find something you like. Photo credit above to Tiera D. Photo. The Cordial Sins - "Cruel": This week, Columbus dreamgaze outfit The Cordial Sins released the wonderfully poignant and alluring music video for "Cruel," the band's lead single from their label debut with ...

M83 – DSVII

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming will always be my favorite M83 record. I love his brand of electronic pop that gives me a sense of wonder. That said, in recent months my love of analog synth has progressively grown. I wasn't on the M83 train yet when he rolled out his DSVI compositions. But I'm here to go down the synth rabbit ...

The Faim wants to get you in the right state of mind with their debut LP

I caught wind of The Faim roughly a year ago: although their debut EP Summer is a Curse is what first put them on my radar, what really cemented that status for me was witnessing the Aussies charm a crowd halfway across the world when I saw them open up for Hands Like Houses last November. Ever since then, I’ve been ...

PINE drops their long awaited self-titled record

If you're into shoegaze and emo music, perhaps the most obvious thing for me to say about this record is that you'll be reminded innately of Turnover if you give it an intentional listen. That almost feels unfair, though—as each artist has their own unique points of view that inform their songwriting. What I can say, ...

Angela Perley – 4:30

It's possible that Angela Perley's 4:30 came out at the perfect time. My first experience with Angela Perley was back in 2013 (I think?) at the Columbus Alive Bands to Watch Showcase. She showcased alongside acts like surf-rockers Bummers and indie alt-pop act Post Coma Network. At the time, she was still performing under ...

Sleep On It| Pride and Disaster| An Album Review

Sleep On It has been a band I have wanted to see more of for a while. They are just one of those groups that I have never heard a negative rumor, story, or post about. Videos from their concerts always seemed legendary, and stories about the band members themselves were always super positive. I just never seem to be at home ...

Empty Isles – For When You Need Me

There's something poetic about the name of this musical project. "Isle" instead of "island" feels more exotic, and can also indicate solitude. Solitude can be healthy or not. Isles can be in warm, tropical places... or not. And a place being empty takes on a profoundly different meaning based on the circumstances of that ...