Every album runs the risk of being too generic for its genre – in indie rock, for example, sounding like a carbon copy of The Talking Heads. It’s a fine line, and many bands succumb to techniques that wind up making them sound like a stereotype of what they’re trying to be. Melville’s new album, … More Album Review: Melville – The New Zero
If rock, pop, and folk were three different overlapping circles (like this), the genre of DieAlps!’s “Our City” would be consistently shifting between them. It’s certainly not a linear progression, but it’s not a continuous blend of genres, either. No matter the sound at any given point, however, it’s obvious that it’s the same band. … More Album Review: DieAlps! – Our City
Similarly to the Joywave album I wrote about on Sunday, Amber Ryann‘s latest EP, “Voice Memos” features a common theme of struggling to find a place in a world full of turmoil. This time around, however, her blend of hip-hop, indie pop, and rock combined with genuine, charged lyrics makes for a unique fifteen-minute experience. … More EP Review: Amber Ryann – Voice Memos
No matter which way you choose to pronounce Joywave’s latest record – “CON-tent” versus “con-TENT” – the alt-pop album came highly anticipated. The jury is still out on whether or not it lived up to the hype, however. It’s definitely different from their typical smooth-and-shiny sound, but lyrics based around being unable to connect simply … More Album Review: Joywave – Content
With a musical history as rich as her sound, Brooklyn electro-pop artist SIRMA has finally settled on an exciting blend of pop and alternative (with a touch of EDM) for her debut EP, “To Love”, out this Friday, July 28. … More EP Review: SIRMA – To Love
After seeing Sleeptalk at a Tuned Up show and meeting a boy who’s borderline obsessed with them – not only does he run the band’s street team, but I once got a Snapchat of him covered in Sleeptalk stickers as a joke – I had high hopes for the band’s self-titled, out this Friday, July … More Album Review: Sleeptalk – Sleeptalk
Despite using the same two words for the band’s name, their album, and this EP, “Something Else?” is far less “traditional punk” than the Columbus band’s previous full-length. It alternates between acoustic and electrified, and although angsty lyrics run throughout the EP, Something Else utilizes catchy melodies and hypnotic hooks to capture your attention. Opening … More EP Review: Something Else – Something Else?
Two years ago today, I wrote my first ever album review for Indientry. Yes, it was a review of Twenty One Pilots, but I’ve since branched out from the “mainstream”. Since July of 2015, I’ve published nearly 200 posts, including interviews with my some of my favorite musicians, reviews of my favorite albums, and me gushing … More Indientry Turns 2!
Despite having a brother who lives on Ohio State’s campus, I had never been to the Donato’s Basement on High Street until last Sunday’s Tuned Up show with Benji, Sleeptalk, DBMK, and Colly. I wasn’t expecting, then, how packed it would easily become throughout the night as excitement built with each new performer. … More Live Music Review: Benji, Sleeptalk, DBMK, & Colly (+ photos!)
By now, you all must know about the series of coincidences that led me to Andy Suzuki & The Method’s subway pop-up show and my album review. After that, I sent his manager an email, and while I was going stir-crazy on a family vacation looking for something to do (I’m definitely not a beach person!), … More Interview: Andy Suzuki (& The Method)