Album Review: Adir L.C. – Basket Star

Multi-instrumentalist Adir L.C. returns on Friday, May 17 with his newest indie folk-rock record, Basket Star, released on Birdwatcher Records. It’s a complex and enticing album, yet despite the incredibly intricate layers of sound, Adir maintains a faithful honesty to himself and his craft throughout. Basket Star‘s defining feature is its complexity; each track’s intricate layers of … More Album Review: Adir L.C. – Basket Star

Album Review: Field Medic – fade into the dawn

Each of the ten tracks on bedroom-folk artist Field Medic‘s upcoming release, fade into the dawn, is a bite-sized study in vulnerability. The record, out on Run For Cover Records, is due for release on April 19, though it has been available for purchase through Bandcamp since April 15, and the album details musician Kevin Patrick’s … More Album Review: Field Medic – fade into the dawn

Album Review: Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog

Blending jangly girl-group harmonies with grinding punk guitars on nearly every track, Philadelphia indie-rock band Hop Along is back with another genre-bending record. The band’s fourth full-length, Bark Your Head Off, Dog, is out tomorrow, April 6, on Saddle Creek, and features forty minutes of intricate music that defies any categorization. There’s a smooth contrast between the rocking guitars, … More Album Review: Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog

EP Review: You’re Among Friends – One Day You’ll Look Back

Despite a ragged, DIY-esque production style, “One Day You’ll Look Back”, the latest EP from Cleveland-based band You’re Among Friends, is driving and full of unexpected twists. It’s chock-full of power-pop disguised as bluesy rock, and the warbling vocals and guitar take on a new life in each track. “One Day You’ll Look Back” is … More EP Review: You’re Among Friends – One Day You’ll Look Back

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

Live Music Review: Bear’s Den + PHOTOS

Click through here for more photos! In what might have been the most exciting “chill” concert I’ve ever been to, Bear’s Den and Gill Landry performed a spectacular show at the Newport Music Hall last night. Landry, a country-sounding singer-songwriter from Louisiana, had a simple set – with a sole spotlight and only his acoustic … More Live Music Review: Bear’s Den + PHOTOS

2016 In Review

2016 was quite a year. I’ve heard it described as a “terrible movie with a great soundtrack”, and I don’t entirely disagree. This year, we lost David Bowie, George Martin, Prince, Leonard Cohen, and so many more – and that was just in the music world! However, this year was full of excellent albums, and … More 2016 In Review

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

Album Review: Not To Disappear – Daughter

Daughter, an English indie folk band, combines airy, ethereal vocals with dreamy-yet-heavy instrumentation that’s well-timed to highlight the talented lead singer in their latest album, Not To Disappear. The album, released on January 15th, features tracks that inspire beautiful imagery and intense feelings. The album kicks off with New Ways, a light and airy track that has a … More Album Review: Not To Disappear – Daughter