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

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

Album Review: Toebow – Themes

Despite a healthy dose of weirdness, Brooklyn psych-pop quintet Toebow‘s forthcoming record is surprisingly accessible. Titled Themes, the album is out Friday, May 24 on Imaginator Records and follows Toebow’s 2018 EP, Spirit Mane. Its eight tracks shine with catchy melodies, fun music and vivid lyrics, yet the band is lighthearted and relaxed – and all of … More Album Review: Toebow – Themes

Single: Jon Worthy & The Bends – Takin’ My Time

Nashville indie Americana-rock trio Jon Worthy & The Bends released “Takin’ My Time,” an appealing, vulnerable track full of folky melodies, on Friday, May 17. There is still more to come, however; the song is the second single from the band’s upcoming third full-length record, Something’s Gotta Give, which will be released on June 28. On the … More Single: Jon Worthy & The Bends – Takin’ My Time