Album Review: Andy Suzuki & The Method – The Glass Hour

Sometimes, you get to discover a band in a seriously cool way. In this case, I quite literally stumbled upon Andy Suzuki & The Method – I was on my way downtown and walked past a pop-up show in a New York City subway station. Immediately, I was hooked, running back to get a glimpse … More Album Review: Andy Suzuki & The Method – The Glass Hour

Live Music Review: MisterWives + Bleachers (+ photos!)

Click here for more photos! “Columbus, when you dream about playing a show, this is what you dream about,” proclaimed Jack Antonoff of Bleachers on Friday, June 16. The show in question had a jam-packed alt-pop lineup: between Bleachers’ headlining spot and MisterWives as an opener, the Express Live venue was buzzing with excitement from … More Live Music Review: MisterWives + Bleachers (+ photos!)

Album Review: Junior Astronomers – Body Language

As a follow-up to the well-received Dead Nostalgia, Junior Astronomers are back again and ready to rock with a second album: Body Language. It’s vaguely reminiscent of The Strokes or a similarly punchy indie rock band, featuring spicy melodies and aggressively bold instrumentals. With catchy hooks and confident riffs, Junior Astronomers is similar to bands like Young The … More Album Review: Junior Astronomers – Body Language

Album Review: Jen Gloeckner – VINE

With Jen Gloeckner’s latest album, VINE, Lana Del Rey meets Twin Peaks meets Stevie Nicks. It’s the best type of ambient indie rock: it’s catchy and floaty with just enough of a grounding voice to keep you from feeling like you’re stuck in the clouds. Gloeckner’s music is, simply put, hypnotizingly beautiful and definitely worth a listen … More Album Review: Jen Gloeckner – VINE

Album Review: The Delta Saints – Monte Vista

After last week’s interview with The Delta Saints, I’ve been excited to write about Monte Vista. Their latest album, Monte Vista was released a little over a week ago and is full of wonderfully fizzy indie rock, complete with catchy hooks and irresistible guitar riffs. According to lead vocalist Ben Ringel, the album is “steeped in chasing a … More Album Review: The Delta Saints – Monte Vista

EP Review: Conversion Delay – Out Of Sight

Whether it’s LCD Soundsystem or Franz Ferdinand, I love a good dance-punk album. When I got an email about Columbus-based Conversion Delay, an indie rock/dance-punk band, I stopped what I was doing – granted, Calculus homework is not the most fascinating thing, but still – to listen. I was definitely not disappointed with their latest … More EP Review: Conversion Delay – Out Of Sight

Album Review: Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This

There’s something incredibly inspiring about a band who owns their sound completely, who does things their own way and isn’t afraid to tell you exactly how they’re feeling. Combine that with a somehow-delicate pop-punk sound, and you’ve pretty much got my dream band – in this case, Diet Cig and their debut album, Swear I’m Good … More Album Review: Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This

EP Review: The Cartographers – Behind Your Eyes

When you see “indie rock” in a band’s description, it’s hard to know exactly what you’re going to get, because it’s such a wide genre. I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to The Cartographers, but with influences like Jukebox The Ghost and Fall Out Boy, I was prepared to love the band’s Behind … More EP Review: The Cartographers – Behind Your Eyes