Album Review: DieAlps! – Our City

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

Album Review: Joywave – Content

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

EP Review: Something Else – Something Else?

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?

Album Review: You Bred Raptors? – International Genetics

Speaking of bands who play in the New York subway system, experimental post-rock group You Bred Raptors? has toured the boroughs (and North America) since 2015. Their unexpectedly vocal-less sound on “International Genetics” is somewhere between prehistoric and industrial, made only with edgy cello, a drum kit, and an eight-string bass. The album’s first impression … More Album Review: You Bred Raptors? – International Genetics