Album Review: XL427 – Thee Attack

Ohio space-rock group XL427 welcomed in the new year with a haunting sophomore record release: Thee Attack, out January 3, 2020, on Poptek Records, features nine spacey rock tracks packed chock-full of shoegaze and melancholy. Thee Attack arrives over a decade after XL427’s debut; the group’s first album, Yesterdays Forever, was released in 2009, and … More Album Review: XL427 – Thee Attack

End of the Year: Indientry’s Top 15 Albums of 2019

This post is part of Indientry’s End of the Year feature series. Check out Battle of the Bloggers 2019 and Indientry’s Favorite Tracks of 2019. 2019 was a long year full of excellent music. It is always difficult to remember what music was released in which year, but in 2019, there was something exciting being … More End of the Year: Indientry’s Top 15 Albums of 2019

End of the Year: Indientry’s Favorite Tracks of 2019

This post is part of Indientry’s End of the Year feature series. Check out Battle of the Bloggers 2019, and stay tuned for Indientry’s Top 15 Albums of the Year on Friday, December 20. 2019 was a long year, but it featured no shortage of excellent music; though it is, at times, difficult to remember … More End of the Year: Indientry’s Favorite Tracks of 2019

End of the Year: Battle of the Bloggers 2019

This year, alongside all of the traditional end-of-year lists, Indientry brings back one of its favorite features: Battle of the Bloggers. It’s a group feature with five musically-inclined folks who decided to defend their number one album of the year against everyone else’s – check out 2018’s feature. Make sure to check out their work as … More End of the Year: Battle of the Bloggers 2019

Single: Katrina Cain – Promised Land

Recent LA transplant Katrina Cain is no stranger to the music industry, having been a contestant on NBC’s The Voice earlier in her career, and the singer-songwriter’s latest single is no exception. “Promised Land,” released on Friday, December 13, oozes with glistening synthesizer, warm vocals and encouraging optimism. As far as pop songs go, “Promised … More Single: Katrina Cain – Promised Land

Album Review: hidden places – the circle is not round

Columbus post-punk band hidden places’ latest album, the circle is not round, is heavier and punkier than the trio’s previous work. Released on December 6, the album features eight percussive tracks and is just over 25 minutes long, showcasing dry vocals, driving percussion and low bass lines. hidden places’ the circle is not round features all of the … More Album Review: hidden places – the circle is not round

EP Review: Trying – I Just Can’t Feel the Rhythm

Columbus indie band Trying released a surprisingly intense, wonderfully catchy set of tracks with its second EP of 2019, titled I Just Can’t Feel the Rhythm, on Friday, December 6. Though the release clocks in at just over 10 minutes, it is remarkable, featuring haunting verses, beautiful clarinet melodies and much more noise than usual. … More EP Review: Trying – I Just Can’t Feel the Rhythm

Single: DYLLAN – devotion

Los Angeles singer-songwriter DYLLAN (Dylan Nichols) released an ode to self-love and a middle-finger to objectification on Friday, December 6 with her latest track, “devotion.” It’s a percussive, synth-filled indie-pop track that is brimming with empowerment as Nichols croons. “devotion” features warm, blurry synthesizer melodies at first, creating a pleasant contrast with Nichols’ smoky vocals. … More Single: DYLLAN – devotion

EP Review: Nature TV – Emotion Sickness EP

Brighton indie dream-pop quartet Nature TV‘s latest EP, released on November 29 on Heist or Hit, is simultaneously vulnerable and upbeat. Emotion Sickness covers themes from love to heartbreak as the EP moves between languidly mellow tracks and bubbly, bright ones. Yet the entire record is cohesive, tied together with frontman Guy Bangham’s smooth, rich … More EP Review: Nature TV – Emotion Sickness EP

Tapes by Indientry: November – Songs To Be Thankful For

November feels like a never-ending Thursday with gloomy skies and a weird blend of rain and snow, but the month wraps up with a weekend of warmth and gratitude. Though Thanksgiving has a troubling history fraught with colonialism (here are some great resources for education on Thanksgiving and Native American History Month), it’s also a … More Tapes by Indientry: November – Songs To Be Thankful For