Q&A: Hate Club explains new EP and dealing with house fire

Indie-punks Hate Club delayed the release of their EP A Clear Mistake in early March after lead singer Noah Bondy’s apartment burned down–shortly before the band was slated to put out the EP and leave for a SXSW-centered run of shows. In fact, the EP’s cover is now a photo of Bondy’s apartment on fire. The quartet … More Q&A: Hate Club explains new EP and dealing with house fire

Album Review: Field Medic – fade into the dawn

Each of the ten tracks on bedroom-folk artist Field Medic‘s upcoming release, fade into the dawn, is a bite-sized study in vulnerability. The record, out on Run For Cover Records, is due for release on April 19, though it has been available for purchase through Bandcamp since April 15, and the album details musician Kevin Patrick’s … More Album Review: Field Medic – fade into the dawn

Album Review: Earthquake Lights – Distress Signals

New York rock quintet Earthquake Lights‘ jazz background is apparent in every second of its latest album, Distress Signals, which was self-released on April 12. The record’s ten tracks are barely defined as alternative rock, featuring a neat blend of indie rock, R&B, jazz and even touches of classical music, but everything about it is rich … More Album Review: Earthquake Lights – Distress Signals

The Nextwave Sessions: Episode Four – Brett Trottier

The Nextwave Sessions is Indientry’s podcast designed to help you get to know a band we love and hope you’ll love next. This month, host Abby Jeffers meets with Athens local Brett Trottier only a few months before graduation to chat about Billy Joel, Star Wars and Brett’s start in music. To see more of … More The Nextwave Sessions: Episode Four – Brett Trottier

Album Review: Mike Mains & The Branches – When We Were in Love

Mike Mains & The Branches returned April 5 with the band’s most intimate record to date, titled When We Were in Love. It’s a personal account of marriage and the rough patches that come with it, and it is made all the more volatile by the fact that Shannon and Mike Mains, two members of the … More Album Review: Mike Mains & The Branches – When We Were in Love

EP Review: Ames – My Name Is Ames

Songwriter Ames’ debut EP, My Name Is Ames, achieves a strikingly intimate disposition across its six alternative pop tracks. Out Friday, April 5 on Mateo Sound, My Name Is Ames strikes a clean balance of moving lyrics and upbeat synth instrumentals on an EP with overall near-flawless production. The EP opens on a highly emotional note: “Old Hero”, … More EP Review: Ames – My Name Is Ames

EP Review: Sam Craighead – Self-Portrait w/Fries

Columbus alternative-pop artist Sam Craighead expertly balances reality and sardonic wit on his new EP, Self-Portrait w/Fries, released March 22 on Head2Wall Records. His sound may be lighthearted and upbeat, but Craighead utilizes lyrics that are both humorous and reflective to create a jarring contrast, covering content from eating at a fast-food restaurant to masculinity. The musical … More EP Review: Sam Craighead – Self-Portrait w/Fries

Gigs, Guitars and Gender: Episode Six – The Finale

Welcome back to Gigs, Guitars and Gender, a podcast series about gender and the local music scenes in five cities. This is the final episode, and I’ve used it to summarize the entire project as well as the three biggest themes that popped up throughout. I’ve also collected a few of the solutions and productive … More Gigs, Guitars and Gender: Episode Six – The Finale

Tapes by Indientry: March – Gigs, Guitars and Gender // Women’s History Month

Well, friends, we’ve made it to the last Saturday in March. This month flew by, which is unusual for me – typically I’m dealing with seasonal depression around this time, so March crawls past and drags me with it. But this year, I was in the midst of completing Gigs, Guitars and Gender, a six-episode podcast … More Tapes by Indientry: March – Gigs, Guitars and Gender // Women’s History Month

Q&A: DOMI details band’s history and debut single

International alt-pop band DOMI released its debut single and music video earlier this year and is quickly making a name for itself; “Let Me Follow” is catchy and full of energy, and its shimmering hooks are borderline irresistible. It’s low, modern and poppy all at the same time as the band draws inspiration from their … More Q&A: DOMI details band’s history and debut single