Album Review: Wasuremono – Are You OK?

The word “Wasuremono,” in Japenese kanji, roughly translates to “lost things,” though alternative musician Wasuremono‘s latest album, Are You OK?, does away entirely with the idea of being lost or left behind. Out June 14, the alt-pop record is surprisingly unifying and hopeful in its enveloping synth and fun drum beats, even with the contrast of … More Album Review: Wasuremono – Are You OK?

Album Review: Grover Anderson – The Frontman

Singer-songwriter and Americana musician Grover Anderson has lived in a variety of California atmospheres, each of which has influenced his music; this has never been more evident than on The Frontman, Anderson’s fourth record that will be released on June 13.  It’s an introspective, folky record that tells tales of love, life and loss, and Anderson has … More Album Review: Grover Anderson – The Frontman

EP Review: Spooled Up – Strange World

In a blaze of fuzzy guitars and cool, faraway vocals, Spooled Up‘s debut EP, Strange World, comprises five tracks of a perfect indie-rock blend. Out Saturday, June 8 on both digital and cassette formats via Crafted Sounds, the EP sets a strong stage – marked by a thrilling enthusiasm and energetic hooks – for the Baltimore band. … More EP Review: Spooled Up – Strange World

Q&A: Shortly’s Alex Maniak details summer plans and two new singles

Shortly, the solo alternative music project of Detroit native Alex Maniak, has a busy summer planned: after releasing two singles, titled “Haven” and “Mapping,” Maniak recently co-headlined a tour with South Carolina group Small Talks and has an array of other opportunities lined up, including an appearance at the Detroit date of the Sad Summer … More Q&A: Shortly’s Alex Maniak details summer plans and two new singles

Q&A: Royal Teeth talks tour and forthcoming album (plus live photos)

Before releasing its comeback record, Hard Luck, later this summer, indie alt-pop band Royal Teeth currently on tour with Smallpools and Keelan Donovan. Hard Luck is Royal Teeth’s second album, following their Amateurs EP in 2016 and debut full-length, GLOW, in 2013, and comes after a series of label and lineup shifts. The band refused to give up amid the changes, … More Q&A: Royal Teeth talks tour and forthcoming album (plus live photos)

Album Review: ionnalee – REMEMBER THE FUTURE

The 11 disco-meets-electropop tracks on multimedia artist ionnalee‘s newest album, REMEMBER THE FUTURE, pulse as if each is its own living being. Out Friday, May 31 on To whom it may concern., the record is the Swedish musician’s second under this moniker and features seemingly endless electronic music. REMEMBER THE FUTURE is a lush disco album, … More Album Review: ionnalee – REMEMBER THE FUTURE

Album Review: Flower Crown – Sundries

With a stunning follow-up to their first record, GLOW, Pittsburgh dream-pop band Flower Crown returned with the release of Sundries on Friday, May 24. It is a melodic, synth-filled album with beautiful production and desolate lyrics, and it strikes a unique balance between lazy and moving, languid and expressive. The echo and reverb on this record contribute to … More Album Review: Flower Crown – Sundries

Tapes by Indientry: May – Kickstart Your Summer

The air at the end of May is always filled with a certain electricity; kids are finishing school, college students are returning home for the summer and everyone is enjoying the sunshine. It’s an exciting time of year, both because of the potential for change and the familiar anticipation of sticky heat and, if we’re … More Tapes by Indientry: May – Kickstart Your Summer