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Quaronavirus nights [single reviews]

I'm under quarantine. Sitting in my parents' living room in Dublin, OH. All is quiet. By the way, the word "Quaronavirus" comes from a genius tweet from Andrea of Brightly Wild. You're welcome. So, let's write about some loud songs, eh? Sounds good. Let's start with a double feature: The Lonely Ones - "Eternal ...

Premiere: Let B. Harms give you a glimpse into Baghdad

Less than a year removed from his latest project Chords, Indianapolis-based R&B singer B. Harms is back with a brand new single. The smooth, head-bobbing new tune “Baghdad” is available everywhere now, and we’ve got it premiering right here on the blog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz2T26dtLsg While ...

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 ...