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O’Brother – You and I

O'Brother are one of those groups that have shaped me as a music reviewer and listener, dating back to 2012 when I saw them open for Thrice (I hope I'm remembering the year correctly). They are the band that became synonymous with the term "wall of sound" for me. You and I is their latest output, one ...

Konradsen – Rodeo No. 5

There's a familiarity to the vocals of Konradsen that have me thinking as soon as the first of these 5 chill tracks stars playing. It hits me that the vocal style is roundabouts that familiar "indie girl" sound that emerged in pop in the early 2010s. Now, before you get on my case for throwing shade, ...

Tigerwine – Nothing is for You

Tigerwine released a record that really has been suiting my mood these past few days. Like everyone else, I have cabin fever, and I've been sitting around thinking "I'm so tired of this f***ing virus!" You laugh at the asterisks, but I'm a goody two shoes, what can I say! The sonic journey of this ...

Diet Cig – Do You Wonder About Me?

Diet Cig are a duo that have taken indie rock by storm since their inception in 2014. And their heartfelt lyricism and burgeoning riffs intertwine to create a musical experience that hooks the listener into a sweet submission. You’d expect these well designed, catchy, driven songs to be produced by ...

synthwave, new wave, don’t wave at me now [single reviews]

Modeling - "Lodestone": I first heard about Modeling via a late submission for Steadfast 2020. Their sound immediately captivated me. Fans of Tycho, Polyenso, and even M83 will love this band. The glorious, otherworldly synth is something I will play at top volume once I complete my 80's ...

MORE SINGLES FOR YA!!!!! [SINGLE REVIEWS]

Zach Frost-"Death Wish": Zach Frost is one of those musicians that does not put out bad music. Everything he has released thus far has been fantastic. Why? Well, he is a storyteller and very relatable. The songs that he writes are about life and the struggles that we all go through. And with “Death ...

Grab bag o’ tunes [single reviews]

The Ghost Inside - "Aftermath": The metalcore legends defied all odds and have reemerged from what could have been a career ending crash. "Aftermath" is an honest, anthemic, breakdown loaded banger celebrating a comeback while acknowledging the past. The song has a similar feel to The Color Morale's ...