Released earlier this month on Afternoon Records, Bad Bad Hats’ latest record is a whirlwind indie pop narrative of independence and dependence in relationships. It is only the band’s second release, but already, they sound confident and bold, mixing gritty elements with smooth synth melodies effortlessly. Frontwoman Kerry Alexander’s vocals are soft and sweet and … More Album Review: Bad Bad Hats – Lightning Round
Holly Rees’s recently-released EP, Slow Down, is a quick folk journey through loneliness, love, and heartbreak. Rees is accompanied by only her acoustic guitar and the occasional percussion on these five tracks, and the result is authentic and emotional. The release of the EP also kicks off her Northern Tour with Matt Dunbar, who also happened … More EP Review: Holly Rees – Slow Down
Charley James graduated from high school and self-released an electropop EP in one fell swoop this summer. The EP, titled Baby We’re Optimists, Remember?, dropped on June 29. Its themes are familiar to any high school student, especially those who are slated to move to college in the fall: he sings about youth, first loves, and the … More EP Review: Charley James – Baby We’re Optimists, Remember?
You may have noticed a redesign in the blog lately, namely in terms of its logo: While on a family vacation, I decided to vamp up the site, and that included a few minor design changes. That said, because of a combination of the new logo – which I’ve fallen in love with; I like … More Something Personal: Stickers!
Irish alt-rockers Ghost Accuser aim to provide “something solid” for listeners; on their latest album, Empty Orchestra, they have done just that. Ten punky alternative rock songs come together to make a cohesively dusky record, and the band’s claim that it brings together aspects of music from bands like Queens Of The Stone Age and The … More Album Review: Ghost Accuser – Empty Orchestra
In a world that’s ever-so-harsh, sometimes the only way to cope is by appreciating beautiful things, no matter what form that appreciation comes in: art, people, food, music, et cetera. With his latest album, We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight, hereby referred to as Coloured Moths for short, London-based singer-songwriter Valerio Lysander has created exactly … More Album Review: Valerio Lysander – We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight
Hey, all! It’s officially been three years (…and a few days…) since the inception of Indientry. I started this blog as a side project on July 17, 2015, and three years later, it’s central to who I am as a person. Indientry may not be huge, but it’s important to me for a never-ending list … More Something Personal: Indientry Turns 3!
For the past twelve days, Indientry has been silent; I was with eleven other teenagers on a backpacking and environmental service trip through Outward Bound, hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail and helping out around Philadelphia. It was definitely exhausting, but I had fun with my crew and it was nice to take a … More Album Review: KNOTTS – IS IT ART YET?
It’s been a minute since I’ve posted here. June was crazy – between graduating, going out of town for a week, and nannying pretty much non-stop, I barely had time to breathe. July and August are shaping up to be equally chaotic, but I’m hoping to stay on top of the blog better by planning ahead. … More Something Personal: Looking Forward
Released earlier this month on June 16, Two Meters’ self-titled EP is a smorgasbord of sound. Jumping between dreamy pop and experimental folk, the only common thread is a gauzy sound and darkly haunting lyrics. The EP opens with “Left Behind,” a slow, dreamy shoegaze track about the death of frontman Tyler Costolo’s mother. Faded … More EP Review: Two Meters – Two Meters