EP Review: label me lecter – Dreams

Despite Dreams only being their sophomore EP, Columbus-based alternative hip-hop duo label me lecter has made a strong case for attaining an even bigger following during the rest of their career. Their name comes from a play on words, meaning “call me crazy,” and everything the band does aims to be unexpected, from melodies to lyrical narratives … More EP Review: label me lecter – Dreams

EP Review: EXNATIONS – Tiny Sound In The Dark

Perhaps the most remarkable part of EXNATIONS‘ Tiny Sound In The Dark EP, due for release tomorrow, is not its classic synth or its poppy melodies; it is the EP’s impressive cohesion, despite the fact that all three band members were rarely in the same place at the same time. According to the band’s bio, frontman … More EP Review: EXNATIONS – Tiny Sound In The Dark

Album Review: Bad Bad Hats – Lightning Round

Released earlier this month on Afternoon Records, Bad Bad Hats’ latest record is a whirlwind indie pop narrative of independence and dependence in relationships. It is only the band’s second release, but already, they sound confident and bold, mixing gritty elements with smooth synth melodies effortlessly. Frontwoman Kerry Alexander’s vocals are soft and sweet and … More Album Review: Bad Bad Hats – Lightning Round

Album Review: Ghost Accuser – Empty Orchestra

Irish alt-rockers Ghost Accuser aim to provide “something solid” for listeners; on their latest album, Empty Orchestra, they have done just that. Ten punky alternative rock songs come together to make a cohesively dusky record, and the band’s claim that it brings together aspects of music from bands like Queens Of The Stone Age and The … More Album Review: Ghost Accuser – Empty Orchestra

Album Review: Cousin Simple – And We Would Never End

Cousin Simple is “Columbus’s youngest alt-rock band.” After winning the 2017 Instaband competition, sponsored by GrooveU, the band already has one full-length album and two singles under its belt. It is no wonder that the band is already gaining traction in the Columbus music scene. The band’s debut album came out in 2017. Titled And We … More Album Review: Cousin Simple – And We Would Never End

EP Review: Wrath of Wednesday – Musical Bears

After two years of radio silence, Bexley garage-rockers Wrath of Wednesday released its Musical Bears EP in July of 2017. The EP is made up of “some oldies, some newbies, and some you’ve never heard before,” leading to a mismatched composite of rock music that flows surprisingly well. Two of the three involved in Wrath of Wednesday, … More EP Review: Wrath of Wednesday – Musical Bears

EP Review: LAPYEAR – Comfort Underwater

London alternative-indie band LAPYEAR made its debut with its first ever EP, titled Comfort Underwater, on March 9. The four tracks sound vaguely like a blend of Neck Deep and Turnover and alternate between dreamy rock and leaning towards garage-y guitars. Despite alternating between soft, underwater-sounding guitar riffs and garagey vibes on each of the four tracks, … More EP Review: LAPYEAR – Comfort Underwater

Album Review: Riverhorse – Who Gets The Last Laugh On Doomsday?

There’s something haunting about the indie folk music on Riverhorse’s debut album, Who Gets The Last Laugh On Doomsday?. Whether the ghostly quality comes from gorgeously bittersweet melodies or frontman Brian Motyll’s husky vocals, the album makes Motyll’s heartbreak sound as if it has become universal. Who Gets The Last Laugh uses a variety of sounds to complete … More Album Review: Riverhorse – Who Gets The Last Laugh On Doomsday?