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A. Sinclair – Sunshine Ghost

Sunshine Ghost might seem like an oxymoron. Ghosts are traditionally nocturnal manifestations after all, or at the very least they keep to dark and abandoned places. But A. Sinclair's latest album seems to perfectly capture the dichotomy of loss and pain with bright, summery instrumentation. Sinclair's ...

Holding Absence – The Greatest Mistake Of My Life

By channeling their emotions, by extracting power from their own souls, Holding Absence propels on their sophomore record, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life. The band tries to silence the vultures and demons that choose to inhabit their minds, that prod and pull and pulverise every sinew of optimism. ...

Sarah Cleary has us singing along to her new single – Loved by Somebody

Sarah Cleary just put out a new music video for her latest single, "Loved by Somebody." And Wow. Just. Wow. This adorably catchy song has a strong, honest message that hits home. I sat down with the Smule sensation to meet the woman behind the music. You might have seen her before. She's the ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: March 2021 Edition

Forstory – “Save Me”: After wiping all of their previous music from digital platforms and subsequently teaming with Absorb. Music, the same management firm that brought us fellow local favorites Dream Chief, JAC, and Bayem, Indianapolis’ best indie pop quintet Forstory is back with a sultry new ...

Kurt Cobain And Nirvana – A Misunderstood Genius And A Band That Conquered.

When describing Nirvana, the term meteoric comes to mind, a term that is not attached to many bands, especially bands that create bleak, unorthodox music. Back in the 90s this Aberdeen, Washington band elevated to prominence, pummelling the status quo as they went, gnashing their teeth at the ...

Premiere: Blossom Hall – “Peace To Everything That I Have Hurt And That Has Hurt Me”

Cincinnati-based dynamic pop duo Blossom Hall are set to release their debut LP, Pyre, soon. But this news is bittersweet as it precedes the band's forthcoming hiatus. Naturally, it's a challenging time for artists of all sorts and life changes quickly. Priorities shuffle. Such is life. ...

Reviewing Hotel of the Laughing Tree’s New World Sundown 6 Years Later Because My College Newspaper Wouldn’t Let Me

The best thing about writing for an independent music site? I can write whatever I want (within reason). And that includes the absurdity of covering an album that is over six years old, for no reasons other than 1) it is sorely underrated and 2) my college newspaper said it wasn't "relevant enough." ...