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Vaporwave, a past due review, and more [single reviews]

Sløtface - "Telepathic": The music video for this song is essentially a piece of surrealism that doesn't take itself too seriously, which actually describes the song too. If you want depth, it's there. But if you want to enjoy its absurdity at face value, there's that too. This synth-influenced pop punk is definitely a ...

Preview: The Antlers’ Hospice 10 Year Anniversary Show

Words by Samantha Skapin Do you like indie and/or ambient music? Do you get emotional over the song "Kettering" like I do? Boy, do I have a show for you! Indie rock band The Antlers are playing their iconic album Hospice in full this Thursday at The Athenaeum Theatre in Columbus. Celebrating the 10 year anniversary ...

Getting that travel itch… [single reviews]

Sea Cycles - "Quota": I first heard of Sea Cycles a few years ago when they were booked for a tour with Narrow/Arrow and they played Audiofeed Festival. The experimental dreampop group is rather fittingly from Florida. I say fitting because I can hear bits of both Copeland and Polyenso in their music. On "Quota" they ...

From Indie Folk to Neo-Soul: Get to Know Sam Westhoff, the Name Behind the Evolution [Artists to Watch]

Sometimes all you need to realize the true greatness of something is to take a second look. I met Sam Westhoff some five years ago, as we were both freshmen at the university we attended. I’ve always known Westhoff as a musician, and I remember that first EP he released back in 2014, Hello, my name is. Not long after I ...

I think this is working… I think. but these are def cool. [single reviews]

DBMK - "Heartscam": DBMK seem to have found that happy medium between Twenty One Pilots and The 1975, while occupying a space all their own. Their newest single "Heartscan" seems to further make a point of this. I appreciate the band's ability to make effective use of space in this song, often trading bombastic grooves for ...

I wrote this instead of watching the Buckeyes [single reviews]

Drug Church photo credit: Tommy Cantwell Drug Church - "Weed Pin": Driving rock n' roll. About being unhireable, as Drug Church says. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when life deals a crappy hand, write a sick rock song about it. That appears to be advice that Drug Church is following. A touch of shoegaze ...

coffee shop summer jams [single reviews]

Amber Pacific - "Feels So Right": Within seconds of this song starting, I felt a wave of nostalgia overtake me. This song feels like it came out a couple of months late, but thankfully it's still July and there are some summer highlights to be enjoyed so far. The lyrics are typical for the feel good side of pop punk, but ...