Single: Bedroom – Gulf

Singer-songwriter Noah Kittinger began to make and release music under the moniker Bedroom in 2012, but after a hiatus began in 2015, Bedroom was silent for four years. Kittinger released his first single in four years in May 2019, and now, in January 2020, he has released another dreamy bedroom-pop track, titled “Gulf” and accompanied … More Single: Bedroom – Gulf

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

Album Premiere: Don’t Do It, Neil – B/X

Philadelphia DIY-pop artist and Grimalkin Records collective member Don’t Do It, Neil, also known as musician Mabel Harper, explores love and loneliness on her latest pulsing and constantly morphing bedroom pop record, which is titled B/X and was released on September 20 on Grimalkin Records. B/X, out Friday, September 20 on Grimalkin Records, is highly rhythmic and … More Album Premiere: Don’t Do It, Neil – B/X

EP Review: Trying – I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm

Columbus indie-pop passion project Trying appears softer than its previous work on I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm, its latest EP and the first installment of its second album, which will comprise this release, another EP and some additional tracks. I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm, out July 26, is an altogether-too-short, leave-fans-craving-more collection of four charming, … More EP Review: Trying – I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm

EP Review: no stars – Ripping off the Tags

Despite its gentle indie music, Athens musician no stars‘ debut EP, Ripping off the Tags, is strong, both sonically and lyrically. Out July 5, the six tracks range in tempo from subdued to bouncy, but several musical constants – gorgeous harmonies, lo-fi guitar strumming and consistent drum beats – maintain a sense of beauty throughout. Ripping … More EP Review: no stars – Ripping off the Tags

EP Review: Bedrooms – Tangerine

There’s something about Brooklyn-based Bedrooms’ latest EP, Tangerine, that is reminiscent of springtime. The five indie pop tracks are nothing if not shimmery, and there’s an effortless accessibility to the muted golden tones that accompany lyrics centered around love and heartbreak. “Change Your Mind” serves as a gentle intro to the rest of the album, showcasing … More EP Review: Bedrooms – Tangerine

EP Review: Trying – Marathon of Fright

Halloween is objectively the best holiday of the year, but for some (unfortunate) reason, its music choices are limited. Whatever the reason, Trying is aiming to change the lack of spooky tracks with its “double-single” (AKA two singles in one), “Marathon of Fright.” The first, “Marathon of Fright,” clocks in at an unfortunately short 55 … More EP Review: Trying – Marathon of Fright

Album Review: Benji – White Hot Pathetic Rage

Columbus, Ohio’s very own Benji released a bedroom pop album as quirky as the band itself in September 2017, called “White Hot Pathetic Rage.” While many indie pop bands struggle to keep from sounding predictable, Benji’s 8-song record is anything but.  On the surface, “White Hot Pathetic Rage” is a textbook example of folky, lo-fi … More Album Review: Benji – White Hot Pathetic Rage