Q&A: Shouldies frontman Yancey Ballard talks debut record and transphobia

With the release of its debut record, titled :), on March 22, synth-punk trio Shouldies made a strong statement of shiny pop and grungy goth glory. Despite its unusual darkwave sound and meaningful, political lyrics, the music lends itself surprisingly well to dancing. After the album’s release, Yancey Ballard, the frontman of the band, answered a … More Q&A: Shouldies frontman Yancey Ballard talks debut record and transphobia

Interview: itoldyouiwouldeatyou

After releasing a debut album, indie punk group itoldyouiwouldeatyou dropped a dizzying music video for “Almost Zero”, a politically-inspired single off of the record. The single will be released on streaming services Friday. It’s an insightful track with an even cooler music video, and Indientry got the chance to ask front-person Joey Ashworth, who uses they/them … More Interview: itoldyouiwouldeatyou

Album Review: Harmony Woods – Nothing Special

My first introduction to Harmony Woods happened at a grungy basement show lit only by string lights on a warm July evening last summer. I didn’t know anyone else there, but I was drawn to the thoughtful, lo-fi alternative rock and the open energy, and Nothing Special, the band’s latest album, has been on repeat ever … More Album Review: Harmony Woods – Nothing Special

Interview: Old Sol

A neat blend of “happy emo rock” and 2000s power-pop, Old Sol‘s Life’s Scary, Man EP is packed with witty, biting lyrics, upbeat riffs, and poppy melodies. The cheerful pop-punk sound produced by this Illinois four-piece is almost addicting–keep an eye out for a review in the near future–despite only having six tracks. While listening to … More Interview: Old Sol

Album Review: MomTalk – It is your birthday.

Folk-punk, as a genre, tends to confuse the general public. The warbling vocals and folky guitar are appealing to a select few, some of whom are attracted to the realistic sounds and vivid emotions conveyed through that specific combination of sounds. MomTalk, a local folk-punk solo project, just released a debut album, “It is your … More Album Review: MomTalk – It is your birthday.

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

EP Review: Mom Talk – I’m Not Mad, I’m Just Disappointed

Maybe my favorite part of unpolished folk punk is the rough authenticity. As opposed to autotuned vocals, it’s okay to be a little flat here and there because that’s reality – and if that’s authentic, then Mom Talk’s debut EP, “I’m Not Mad, Just Disappointed” certainly is.  … More EP Review: Mom Talk – I’m Not Mad, I’m Just Disappointed

Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

Although Punk Talks, one of my favorite organizations, claims that “you don’t have to be sad to make great music,” good albums often come from an intensely emotional time. For TJ Maher of Ghost Town Remedy, “Caffeine Dreams” was written as a catharsis in the period after he lost his brother to suicide and father … More Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

EP Review: Frank Iero and the Patience – Keep The Coffins Coming

In what’s meant to be the missing link between “Stomachaches” and “Parachutes”, Frank Iero and the Patience is back with another fiery, punked-up EP: “Keep The Coffins Coming”, which comes out Friday, September 22. “Keep The Coffins Coming” is the exact midpoint between the two albums: not quite as ragged as “Parachutes,” but less polished than … More EP Review: Frank Iero and the Patience – Keep The Coffins Coming