EP Review: Spooled Up – Strange World

In a blaze of fuzzy guitars and cool, faraway vocals, Spooled Up‘s debut EP, Strange World, comprises five tracks of a perfect indie-rock blend. Out Saturday, June 8 on both digital and cassette formats via Crafted Sounds, the EP sets a strong stage – marked by a thrilling enthusiasm and energetic hooks – for the Baltimore band. … More EP Review: Spooled Up – Strange World

Album Review: The Blonde Tongues – Anxiety Dream

For those searching for a solidly classic rock and roll album, Florida-based band The Blonde Tongues has come to the rescue with its latest release, Anxiety Dream. It’s grungy and garage-y, and everything about the album is rough around the edges in the best kind of way. Anxiety Dream opens with its title track; “Anxiety Dream” … More Album Review: The Blonde Tongues – Anxiety Dream

Album Review: Sick Sad World – Fear and Lies

In case you somehow don’t know yet, I’m a big fan of the fuzzy stuff. Take First Responder as an example – although that’s much lighter than Sick Sad World. Fear and Lies kills, though. It’s fuzzy, but it’s heavy and grounded enough that it doesn’t get pulled away into the clouds like some fuzz pop. … More Album Review: Sick Sad World – Fear and Lies

EP Review: In My Dreams, My Windows Faced West – First Responder

Starting out as a solo project by now-lead vocalist Sierra Mollenkopf, Columbus-based First Responder is as dynamic as they are enchanting. They’re four self-proclaimed “goons makin’ tunes”, and that whimsical attitude shows through their latest EP, In My Dreams, My Windows Faced West, out this Friday. The EP has two distinct sounds: the first two tracks feel … More EP Review: In My Dreams, My Windows Faced West – First Responder