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: 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: Riverhorse – Who Gets The Last Laugh On Doomsday?

There’s something haunting about the indie folk music on Riverhorse’s debut album, Who Gets The Last Laugh On Doomsday?. Whether the ghostly quality comes from gorgeously bittersweet melodies or frontman Brian Motyll’s husky vocals, the album makes Motyll’s heartbreak sound as if it has become universal. Who Gets The Last Laugh uses a variety of sounds to complete … More Album Review: Riverhorse – Who Gets The Last Laugh On Doomsday?

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

Album Review: Little Coyote – The Trouble With Teeth

The dichotomy between breathy vocals and heavy-handed alternative pop-rock instrumentals in Little Coyote’s “The Trouble With Teeth” is both catchy and cathartic; it’s often difficult to tell whether the consistently mournful feeling is from foggy vocals, hard instrumentals, or less-than-sunny lyrics. It’s an inviting sadness, however – rather than alienating, Little Coyote welcomes you with … More Album Review: Little Coyote – The Trouble With Teeth