Album Review: Angel Metro – Dark Days Bright Lights

Angel Metro‘s first record as a solo artist, Dark Days Bright Lights, is a dark pop study in heartbreak and hope. It was born out of her struggle between “trying to outrun [her] darkest days and finding inspiration in them,” and, in true witch rock fashion (think Damn The Witch Siren), it is everything to the … More Album Review: Angel Metro – Dark Days Bright Lights

EP Review: Charley James – Baby We’re Optimists, Remember?

Charley James graduated from high school and self-released an electropop EP in one fell swoop this summer. The EP, titled Baby We’re Optimists, Remember?, dropped on June 29. Its themes are familiar to any high school student, especially those who are slated to move to college in the fall: he sings about youth, first loves, and the … More EP Review: Charley James – Baby We’re Optimists, Remember?

Album Review: Little Coyote – The Trouble With Teeth

The dichotomy between breathy vocals and heavy-handed alternative pop-rock instrumentals in Little Coyote’s “The Trouble With Teeth” is both catchy and cathartic; it’s often difficult to tell whether the consistently mournful feeling is from foggy vocals, hard instrumentals, or less-than-sunny lyrics. It’s an inviting sadness, however – rather than alienating, Little Coyote welcomes you with … More Album Review: Little Coyote – The Trouble With Teeth

EP Review: Stray Weather – Ever Endeavour

You may remember Stray Weather from our previous review of their first spoken-word EP, but the band has come a long way from its original hip-hop sound with its “Ever Endeavour” EP, out on September 15. Just like before, Mikey Brown’s attention-grabbing lyrics capture intrigue and refuse to let it go. His thick accent doesn’t … More EP Review: Stray Weather – Ever Endeavour

Album Review: High Times For Low Lives – The Griswolds

Taking a step back from the upbeat fun of their first album, The Griswolds’s High Times For Low Lives blends R&B with waves of synth and funky percussion – to varying degrees of success. It’s a far cry from the bouncy indie pop of Be Impressive, which called listeners to action with its cheerleader-like title track and fun melodies. … More Album Review: High Times For Low Lives – The Griswolds