Album Review: yllwblly – Land Lover

Boston musician yllwblly’s debut album Land Lover, out February 7, is at once grand and sparse, building a rich musical and lyrical landscape of acoustic guitars, smooth vocals and solid drums. Written during early mornings before the 23-year old’s day job, the record details the specific heartbreak of losing a foundational relationship, yet yllwblly’s four-year distance … More Album Review: yllwblly – Land Lover

Album Review: XL427 – Thee Attack

Ohio space-rock group XL427 welcomed in the new year with a haunting sophomore record release: Thee Attack, out January 3, 2020, on Poptek Records, features nine spacey rock tracks packed chock-full of shoegaze and melancholy. Thee Attack arrives over a decade after XL427’s debut; the group’s first album, Yesterdays Forever, was released in 2009, and … More Album Review: XL427 – Thee Attack

Album Review: Lady Lazarus – Impossible Journey of My Soul Tonight

California singer-songwriter, musician and writer Lady Lazarus (also known as Melissa Ann Sweat) released a dreamy, moving folk-pop record, titled Impossible Journey of My Soul Tonight, on Friday, October 18. It’s a beautiful nine-track record, composed and written entirely by Lady Lazarus and featuring instruments ranging from grand piano to electric strings to electric vibraphone. The … More Album Review: Lady Lazarus – Impossible Journey of My Soul Tonight

Album Review: Rosa Bordallo – Reef Walker

Indie folk-pop musician Rosa Bordallo will release her first record under her own name on Friday, October 18 on Time Castle Recordings. Reef Walker was written entirely by Bordallo and explores themes of identity and community while moving through ten grungy, folky tracks that become progressively more eerie and gritty as the album progresses. It’s not difficult … More Album Review: Rosa Bordallo – Reef Walker

Album Review: Young Mister – Sudden Swoon

North Carolina singer-songwriter Steven Fiore – AKA Young Mister – put careful consideration into every detail of his new album, Sudden Swoon, out Friday, September 13, on Refresh Records. The album, an array of eleven folk-pop songs, is honest and authentic, and each song flows into the next because the record as a whole feels greater … More Album Review: Young Mister – Sudden Swoon

Single: Holly Rees – Getting By

UK singer-songwriter Holly Rees expanded her musical soundscape from 2018’s Slow Down EP with the release of “Getting By” (out Friday, September 6), her latest indie-folk masterpiece that deals with depression through a variety of coping skills – namely, poetic choruses, driving percussion and rocking guitar riffs. “Getting By” is surprisingly upbeat; it opens with simple … More Single: Holly Rees – Getting By

Album Review: Valerio Lysander – We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight

In a world that’s ever-so-harsh, sometimes the only way to cope is by appreciating beautiful things, no matter what form that appreciation comes in: art, people, food, music, et cetera. With his latest album, We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight, hereby referred to as Coloured Moths for short, London-based singer-songwriter Valerio Lysander has created exactly … More Album Review: Valerio Lysander – We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight

EP Review: Sincerely Yours – Oh Honey

With upbeat melodies and tantalizing harmonies, sugary-sweet indie pop duo Oh Honey is back at it with their second of four EPs, Sincerely Yours. The four EPs – Be Okay, Sincerely Yours, Wish You Were Here, and Until Next Time (the only one of the four that’s still unreleased) – will make up a full series, called Postcards. The first song on … More EP Review: Sincerely Yours – Oh Honey