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

EP Review: Organised Scum – One Less Bastard

Though One Less Bastard, the new EP out November 8 from London alternative pop-rock band Organised Scum, features sophisticated, political lyrical content, its lyrics are (both “intentionally and unintentionally,” according to the band) largely unintelligible behind a mask of distorted vocals, grungy guitars and heady drum rhythms. One Less Bastard tackles the social and political … More EP Review: Organised Scum – One Less Bastard

EP Review: Girl Wilde – Probably Crying

Los Angeles indie-pop musician Girl Wilde debuted a chaotic, bubbly Probably Crying EP on Friday, October 11. Probably Crying comprises three previously released singles, two new tracks and a whole lot of grungy pop music; the end result is mesmerizing. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Probably Crying is its contrast between bubblegum and grunge, between catchy pop … More EP Review: Girl Wilde – Probably Crying

Q&A: ANIIML explains matchmaking video and poppy new single

LA songwriter, producer and activist ANIIML debuted her latest single, “HANDLE ME,” on Friday, September 6; the single is accompanied by an innovative and interactive video in which a host of single people invite viewers to reach out to them in the hopes that they will find their “person” as singer Lila Rose croons, “Truth is/I … More Q&A: ANIIML explains matchmaking video and poppy new single

Album Review: Redd Kross – Beyond The Door

Raucous California rockers Redd Kross have their roots in ’80s punk rock, so it is no surprise that nearly 30 years later, their latest record, Beyond The Door, is chock-full of the same attitude. Out Friday, August 23, on Merge Records, Beyond The Door comprises eleven boisterous rock tracks, each filled with its own energy as guitar, bass, drums … More Album Review: Redd Kross – Beyond The Door

Album Review: Infinity Crush – Virtual Heaven

Songwriter Caroline White – also known as Infinity Crush – tackles joy, loneliness and love through the dreamy bedroom-pop soundscape that is her second album, Virtual Heaven. Out August 9, 2019, on Joy Void, the record comes two years after White’s initial debut and though it clocks in under half an hour, its 13 gauzy pop … More Album Review: Infinity Crush – Virtual Heaven

Single: Margot Polo – Let’s Get Out

California alt-pop outfit Margot Polo’s latest track maintains the musician’s synth-pop roots while incorporating organic rock threads and darker lyrics; “Let’s Get Out” is out August 9 and is Margot Polo’s first release of 2019. Its magnetic hooks and strong melodies make the song a near-perfect summer anthem, and musician David Provenzano blends in just … More Single: Margot Polo – Let’s Get Out

Single: wojtek the bear – a long wait for bad news

Glasgow alternative quintet wojtek the bear captured both the music and the mood of the moment with its new single, “a long wait for bad news,” released July 19 on all music platforms via Scottish Fiction. While upbeat, poppy and effortlessly catchy, “a long wait for bad news” also conveys the anxieties about technology and social media … More Single: wojtek the bear – a long wait for bad news