EP Review: Misty Mtn – Missed Your Call EP

Brooklyn couple Morissa Trunzo and Lucas Segall, who make music as Misty Mtn, released their debut “dark mountain pop” EP, titled Missed Your Call, on Thursday, May 9. It’s a strong start to the band’s discography, full of catchy melodies and languid synth, and its five tracks are deep, luscious and mesmerizing. The EP opens with what … More EP Review: Misty Mtn – Missed Your Call EP

EP Review: Ames – My Name Is Ames

Songwriter Ames’ debut EP, My Name Is Ames, achieves a strikingly intimate disposition across its six alternative pop tracks. Out Friday, April 5 on Mateo Sound, My Name Is Ames strikes a clean balance of moving lyrics and upbeat synth instrumentals on an EP with overall near-flawless production. The EP opens on a highly emotional note: “Old Hero”, … More EP Review: Ames – My Name Is Ames

EP Review: Sam Craighead – Self-Portrait w/Fries

Columbus alternative-pop artist Sam Craighead expertly balances reality and sardonic wit on his new EP, Self-Portrait w/Fries, released March 22 on Head2Wall Records. His sound may be lighthearted and upbeat, but Craighead utilizes lyrics that are both humorous and reflective to create a jarring contrast, covering content from eating at a fast-food restaurant to masculinity. The musical … More EP Review: Sam Craighead – Self-Portrait w/Fries

EP Review: Liily – I Can Fool Anybody In This Town

Though it is their first, LA indie rock band Liily‘s I Can Fool Anybody In This Town EP marks a strong start for the quartet. It consists of six rollicking, punky tracks with an almost unrivaled intensity and energy as the group rocks its way through the 22 minutes of music. The EP is enthusiastic if nothing … More EP Review: Liily – I Can Fool Anybody In This Town

EP Review: The Spouts – This Part of Town

Columbus post-punk rockers The Spouts are slated to release their debut EP, titled This Part of Town, on Friday, March 15. The four-piece has spent the first few years of its existence playing house and bar shows throughout Ohio, testing the waters of the music scene, and finally decided to record and release a six-track EP. … More EP Review: The Spouts – This Part of Town

EP Review: Twin Atomic – Spare a Thought EP

Akron alternative pop-rockers Twin Atomic show promise in their debut EP, which came out just a few months ago in September 2018. Though the band’s Spare A Thought EP is only five tracks, there is no shortage of music on the record: the shortest song is just over four minutes, whereas the longest clocks in at eight and … More EP Review: Twin Atomic – Spare a Thought EP

EP Review: Here’s To You – Wonder/Wander Phase: I

After spending three years writing, rewriting and recording a sophomore album, New York indie pop-rockers Here’s To You returned February 15 with their first release since 2015 and the first EP in a series of three that will eventually make up the band’s second record. This first installation, titled Wonder/Wander: Phase I, is a four-song foray into the … More EP Review: Here’s To You – Wonder/Wander Phase: I

EP Review: Francie Moon – New Morning Light

With a neat blend of psych- and surf-rock, Francie Moon‘s three latest tracks serve as a teaser for the band’s music, providing only enough to get listeners caught on catchy hooks and driving rhythms. The band’s New Morning Light EP was released February 14 on Keeper Records, though a 7″ record became available the following day … More EP Review: Francie Moon – New Morning Light