Album Review: Adir L.C. – Basket Star

Multi-instrumentalist Adir L.C. returns on Friday, May 17 with his newest indie folk-rock record, Basket Star, released on Birdwatcher Records. It’s a complex and enticing album, yet despite the incredibly intricate layers of sound, Adir maintains a faithful honesty to himself and his craft throughout. Basket Star‘s defining feature is its complexity; each track’s intricate layers of … More Album Review: Adir L.C. – Basket Star

EP Review: Misty Mtn – Missed Your Call EP

Brooklyn couple Morissa Trunzo and Lucas Segall, who make music as Misty Mtn, released their debut “dark mountain pop” EP, titled Missed Your Call, on Thursday, May 9. It’s a strong start to the band’s discography, full of catchy melodies and languid synth, and its five tracks are deep, luscious and mesmerizing. The EP opens with what … More EP Review: Misty Mtn – Missed Your Call EP

Album Review: Pheeyownah – SILVER

Swedish and Ugandan singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and dancer Pheeyownah‘s debut album, SILVER, was released on Friday, May 3 and marked a strong start to the musician’s discography. Packed full of R&B instrumentals and driving percussion, SILVER is nothing short of mesmerizing. The influence of Pheeyownah’s history as a dancer is clear on nearly every track. Her music is … More Album Review: Pheeyownah – SILVER

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: 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

Album Review: Graham Hunt – Leaving Silver City

In his first-ever full album of solo songs, Graham Hunt (of Midnight Reruns) has set out to make a strong record that is representational of his distinct sound. Out Friday, February 22 on Forged Artifacts, Leaving Silver City showcases a diverse range of sounds with 10 of Hunt’s tracks that move from power-pop riffs into punkier, … More Album Review: Graham Hunt – Leaving Silver City

EP Review: Something Else – Something Else

Columbus alt-rockers Something Else have produced yet another self-titled work, released on January 4, 2019, though this one seems to be a reworking of some of their older music. A few songs are familiar, and this time around, they are also more mature. The sound of Something Else‘s seven tracks is an unapologetic, emotional one, and the polished … More EP Review: Something Else – Something Else

Feature: Battle of the Bloggers 2018

This year, alongside all of the traditional end-of-year lists, I decided to host something a little different: a Battle of the Bloggers. It’s a group feature with ten musically-inclined folks (not technically all bloggers; some are musicians or record labels) who decided to defend their number one album of the year against everyone else’s, and … More Feature: Battle of the Bloggers 2018

Album Review: The Regrettes – Feel Your Feelings Fool!

Since The Regrettes are coming to town on Saturday for CD102.5 Day Side B, and they’re a killer feminist pop-punk band, I decided that this album is an excellent way to close out Women’s History Month. They’re cool, they’re powerful, and they’re just the right amount of in-your-face, meet The Regrettes with Feel Your Feelings Fool!. … More Album Review: The Regrettes – Feel Your Feelings Fool!