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Hello Luna - 'Dear Demons (Reimagined)'

HELLO LUNA – DEAR DEMONS (REIMAGINED)

Columbus, Ohio’s Hello Luna specializes in the type of alternative rock one might associate with Paramore or even fellow Ohio artist Jetty Bones—pop-punk adjacent, at times faintly inspired by heavier genres, but firmly rooted in the power of pop hooks. The band’s most recent set of new songs, 2019’s Dear Demons, ...

A bleak Netflix series inspires a listen to Bekah Fly’s “The Earth Experiment”

As one does, I found myself scrolling through Netflix one evening. Though much of my time these days is spent on music discovery and promotion, I have a tendency to pull up something hearkening at my nostalgia. I grew up on TV docuseries like Trauma: Life in the ER, and I have two uncles that are doctors, so medicine has ...

BROADSIDE – INTO THE RAGING SEA

Last week in an Instagram post I mentioned how bands help define parts of my life or where I'm living at that time. Over the past few years, pop-punk band Broadside has been one of those bands. They released their first album Old Bones in the spring of 2015. I didn't really get into it until early fall that year, and since ...

My over-the-top review of The Midnight – Monsters

The Midnight have been spreading their message of goodwill via synth laced nostalgia for a few years now. Their influence really began to accelerate with the output of Stranger Things and S U R V I V E bringing synthwave to the mainstream. It was about this time that I began to catch up with what the duo was up to. Kids made ...

The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers

Turning on this album for the second time made me realize how much energy I had from this week. Earlier this week I had myself all but convinced I was coming down with a case of COVID, and I was doing the "is this allergies? is this all in my head?" game in my mind. Why the second time? The first time I listened to this ...

Crown The Empire Release 10-Year Anniversary Acoustic Album “07102010”

The post-hardcore band Crown The Empire recently released a new acoustic album titled 07102010 via Rise Records. This album commemorates their 10-year anniversary combining songs from their entire catalogue into one beautiful, un-plugged masterpiece, including a mastered version of the 2018 demo released called "Everything ...

Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

Many artists have a watershed moment that transitions them from a good to a great artist. People have an idea of who they are, and then - BAM - something happens creatively that feels totally appropriate, cementing their reputation, yet expanding it at the same time. For Bon Iver, his follow up to For Emma, Forever Ago did ...