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Life’s a blur these days [single reviews]

Author - "Blur": Author's sound is getting bigger, and I'm here for it. I love the at times crunchy ethereal expression of their deep-in-the-feels tracks (see "Wander" and "Calm and Clear"). however, "Blur" is a new, yet natural, expression for the Minnesota outfit. The sound of "Blur" is darkly psychedelic and seems primed ...

IT’S A GREAT NIGHT FOR A FEW NEW SONGS [SINGLE REVIEWS]

Words: Ray Cobra / Photo: Alex Zarek Art & Design Tiny Kingdoms - Rose Gold: This is a band I have followed for a few years now, and they do not disappoint. From their live show to their recordings, this band is tight. Their latest single, “Rose Gold,” adds to their repertoire. “Rose Gold” at times reminds ...

Premiere: Forstory wants to break up another day [Double Feature]

In advance of competing in the first finals since the return of Indianapolis’ Battle of the Bands next weekend, indie pop quintet Forstory are back with not one, but two hot new tunes. Frontwoman Sydney Frank describes “Let’s Break Up Another Day” and “Another Day” as two parts in the same story, so it makes ...

What does it take to take a break? [single reviews]

Life Size Models – “Bayshore Freeway”: Their bio reads that Life Size Models is “an alternative rock band that blend garage rock attitude with an indie aesthetic,” and honestly, I can’t think of a better way to describe their sound on “Bayshore Freeway.” The riffing feels gentle, while somehow also retaining ...

Diverse tunes for a sleepy Saturday [single reviews]

Tyson Motsenbocker - "I Miss the Old Days Too": A simple piano ballad is often a good prescription for those days when you don't feel like doing much of anything. In those moments, you might find yourself reflective. I wonder if Tyson was in that sort of mood when he wrote this song. You can find the Tooth and Nail Records ...

COBRA’S WEEK IN MUSIC [SINGLE REVIEWS]

Zonezero-“All In Your Head”: If you are a fan of 2000-2005 metal/alt-metal, bands like Static-X, Trust Co, Cold, and Spineshank, then you will love Zonezero. This is a band that I don’t know why hasn’t taken off yet but I expect them to. This song is like a time machine and I love it. I can put this song on and I’m ...

Many ways to be positive [single reviews]

Yoke Lore - "Bravado" and "Body Parts": Yoke Lore has quietly risen to prominence over the past year or so. Few people seem to be talking about him, yet many people inside and outside my music circles have been catching on to his brand of catchy, dreamy indie pop. Yoke Lore recently dropped a pair of singles to continue this ...